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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 AHORNE
    The only change in my schedule has been that I get a reprieve from morning duty until October. The actual class schedule is the same.... and I am adjusting to that. I can actually handle it okay as long as I've got time in the morning to make sure everything is in order for the day.

    Ya know, you just do what you gotta do!!

    Sounds like you are off to a wonderful start to the year. Hope it is a sign of what the school year holds in store for you!!!!!
    5091 days ago
  • v AHORNE
    So how did the first week round out for you??
    Enjoy the weekend, you awesome teacher, you!
    5091 days ago
  • v AHORNE
    Happy belated birthday!
    I am sure it was wonderful!
    5095 days ago
  • v LADYBUGK03
    Proud of you. You are working hard. Its a pleasure being part of such a wonderful team with you. I enjoy reading your posts. They are honest and uplifting too. Keep up the hard work.
    5148 days ago
  • v no profile image OREGONHOPE
    Hi Michele ~~~ I see you posting your exercising and you are doing EXCELLENT!!! You really are determined to meet your monthly goal, and push yourself to always succeed. I think you're a really true inspiration to many of us here, and seeing you post every day, has made me want to start exercising again, even if it's just the 1 mile WATP to start out. I wish my daughter and I were coming back to Iowa again this summer, like we did last year, because I would love to meet you! Hope you have a great day!!!
    5167 days ago
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