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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!?!

Personal Information:
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 KRYS210
    Welcome to the Teachers Learning to Lose (TLL) team! Nice to see you here. Spark research has shown that people who use the threads and posts tend to lose more weight on average than those who do not. So what are you waiting for? Start posting and get your weight loss going!

    Krys + team leaders
    2505 days ago
  • v CANICE
    I would like to invite you to join the Spring Biggest Loser Challenge!
    If you're interested, go to this page: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_

    It is to the BLC All Team page. The Spring sign up thread is the second thread in the General Discussion Forum. Just add your name to the list

    I'm on the Turquoise Titans Team!
    If you want to be on Turquoise, you need to add that beside your names
    Patty picks those who indicate a specific team to place first.

    I hope to see you there!

    2605 days ago
  • v LOPEYP

    Hope to see you on SP in 2014!!

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    2660 days ago
    emoticon I am "mingling" with my Leslie Walkers this week at my virtual celebration party. With so many folks on the team I don't get by as often as I like. Each team member is unique and special. I want to let you know I appreciate you being part of the team.

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    PS. I encourage you to do some "mingling" too. It's fun!
    2790 days ago
    I was just scrolling through the recent recipients of The Spark Solution thread and your name caught my eye~I'm a "one L" Michele, too! Will you be doing the 2 week challenge that starts Monday? I am reading through the book now and getting ready for it.
    2851 days ago
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