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I'm almost right back where I started 3 years ago....

We've all probably been there. I've been there more times than I care to admit! In June 2014, I joined Weight Watchers and lost about 20 pounds in the first year. Over the next year, I stayed steady, not losing, but not really gaining. This past year has been tough. My daughter moved to Washington DC for grad school. Things at my job got tougher. And then my dad died in September. We bought a new house in January and have been moving and getting the old house ready to sell. It spiraled downward from there.

I started skipping WW meetings. I started eating junk. I stopped exercising, including meeting my Fitbit goals. I rationalized that I needed a break. I needed to focus on other things. And 10 pounds crept back on.

I am officially on summer break from teaching and I'm going to return to exercising and attending Weight Watchers meetings!


Member Since: 12/27/2005

Fitness Minutes: 105,055

My Goals:
First Goal: "Onederland"

Ultimate Goal: 150 pounds

My Program:
I'm aiming for 10000+ pedometer steps a day and at least 20 minutes of formal fitness each day

I'm working on portion control and eliminating pop (I did it before and I can do it again!).

I will also work on reading the health books I've purchased. Maybe I can actually LEARN something that will help me lose weight!?!

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Michele L

Eastern Iowa

Married, mother of 2

High School Spanish teacher

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As you might be able to tell, I love Eeyore!

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  • v no profile image OREGONHOPE
    Hi Michele ~~ I just wanted to say that I think you're doing such a GREAT job with your exercising! I'm on three different boards, where you also post, and you're such a hard worker and very determined! Your positive attitude always gives me a big boost when I see your posts! Way to go and keep on goin!
    5449 days ago
  • v BEPPY76
    Michele - thank you for the comment! You are right about the working out, and I think I am much better now. It was a "funk" that I fell in, but I am doing much better! I am so glad that I was able to participate in this challenge, I have "met" so many wonderful people here! You keep up the good work too, we will both succeed!!!
    5453 days ago
  • v BARBI1223
    Hey Michele,
    Just thought I'd pop in and let you know just how well you are doing. You're doing great...keep up the good work. I wish I could walk 4 miles WOW.
    Keep on keepin on.
    5453 days ago
    I spotted your profile image and I really like it. I decided to check out you page and it looks nice.
    5470 days ago
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