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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 JOMAMA
    Thank you for commenting on my blog! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3254 days ago
    Yes you can!!! You are so sweet! Thank you very much!!!
    3374 days ago
    Hi Michele!

    Thank you for being my "friend!" :)

    I see you use the Walk It Out game as well. I love this game and the challenges in the group really keep it interesting. I was wondering what the heck was going to happen when I completed the island!

    I know EXACTLY what you mean about starting again - but...the good thing is, you've started!!!

    I "started again" on October 23 using the Isagenix program and have lost 29 pounds and 29 inches in two months! I have so much energy that I find myself going for an hour and a half at a time on the WIO game!

    You can do this and I'm here for you whenever you need some encouragement!

    3388 days ago
  • v KSABBY
    Thanks for the comment on my blog! I really appreciate the encouragement!
    3519 days ago
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    I hope life is treating you well and you are making progress on your journey!

    * 1 HAPPY SPIRIT ¸¸.✫*¨* emoticon emoticon
    3539 days ago
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