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Well, here I am again. I originally joined Spark People in 2008 when I moved to the Philadelphia area and had started to gain back some of the 47 pounds I had lost before I moved here. Since then I've been really struggling with my weight and as the scale goes up, my self-confidence drops. I've now regained EVERYTHING I had lost, and I'm feeling pretty down on myself. In addition, I've been smoking, and I would like to stop that as part of my healthy living resolution.

I got a Wii Fit for Christmas, and with that coupled with inspiration from my daughter, my sister, and my boyfriend, and getting back on Spark People, I hope to lose 58 lbs by the 4th of July.

Member Since: 4/20/2008

Fitness Minutes: 10,766

My Goals:
I am in love with an incredible man who loves me for who I am, but I want to be the best I can be for him and for my children and grandchildren. I feel like I've been given a second chance at life, and I want to be healthy enough to enjoy it!

My Program:
I am going to use SparkPeople differently this time around. I no longer have an excuse if I can't make it to the gym, because I can do the home exercises supplied on my fitness page, and I now have a Wii Fit to make working out fun! I love water, so drinking it isn't a problem, I just have to track it to make sure I'm drinking enough.

Personal Information:
I moved from Kalamazoo, MI to the Philly suburbs in June 2008. This is the first time I've ever lived anywhere but Michigan. I have two grown children. I have a wonderful, man in my life who loves me for who I am, but supports who I want to be.

I teach high school literature and writing at Collegium Charter School in Exton, PA.

Other Information:
I want to send a shout out to Diana for showing me this site and helping me get back on track when I was feeling very frustrated with my backsliding ways. Thanks Di!

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    That site is http://myvirtualmodel.com/ :)
    2631 days ago
  • v no profile image PKSMOM1
    Hi ! Looks like you had a good week too! Snow day here - slept in, rode my bike, and now I've got to get to the quizzes that I ignored last night! Hope you have a great week!
    2634 days ago
  • v no profile image BECCAD925
    Hi! Thank you for adding me as a friend. I'm happy to join the Montco team! I work in Pottstown and live in Douglassville (Berks County) right at the Montgomery County line.
    2635 days ago
    Thanks for your note on my page. I live in NE Philly near Holy Family University. We probably live too far apart to be exercise buddies. Good luck in finding your soul buddy. Mine is my neighbor. I couldn't do it without her.
    2635 days ago
    HI! I was trying to post a comment on your blog but alas, my computer is being uncooperative. It actually posted the comment 3 times and then I tried to edit it and now it looks like it the multiples are gone so the only comment on there is apologizing for multiples that aren't there - LOL. GRRRRR. So here is what I wanted to tell you - WELCOME BACK! I am fairly new to the site also - I joined back in May 2012 but didn't really start using it regularly until December. I am reading everything I can and getting very good advice, tips and support. Also, I came across a blog you might be interested in about Maintenance while you lose weight - so you can plan what your future will look like before you get there. It is well written and here is the link ;
    I plan on reading it several times during this journey. Keep us updated on your everyday progress so we can take this journey with you:)
    2636 days ago
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