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Fourteen years ago I gave birth to my son. It took me about 5 years to lose 30 pounds and reach a goal of 130 pounds. I spent 2-to-3 of those years on Weight Watchers, slowly watching portion sizes, gradually weaning myself from mindless snacking throughout the day (which had been attributed mainly to "boredom" at that time) and just feeling better overall in regards to my eating habits. From 2008 to 2009 I fell off the wagon and regained 20 pounds so I'm now trying to lose those pounds again and to maintain that weight once I reach the goal. I am 5'6" and my ideal goal weight is either 130 or 125 pounds, depending on how I look and feel at the higher of the two.

2015 update: fell off the wagon again in 2013. Looking toward 2016 with intentions to get back on the wagon and maintain health and fitness goals.

In addition to the weight loss, I'd like to become more physically fit.

I love quotes because to me they are little reminders to keep myself on track, or they are little pick-me-ups when I am down, or they just represent something that has meaning to me. Here are a few of my favorites:

"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." -- Groucho Marx

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent" -- Eleanor Roosevelt

"When I wake up in the morning, I feel just like any other insecure 24-year-old girl. Then I say, 'Bitch, you're Lady Gaga, you get up and walk the walk today.'" -- Lady Gaga

"Look not mournfully into the past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the present. It is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future, without fear." -- Longfellow

�To try and fail is at least to learn. To fail to try is
to suffer the inestimable loss of what might have been.�

Member Since: 3/25/2007

Fitness Minutes: 2,362

My Goals:
Physical fitness, healthier eating habits, maintaining once I lose weight.

My Program:
Consume fruits and/or veggies each day, get outdoors a few times a week and do something relatively active, watch my snack intake, drink lots of water.

Personal Information:
My name is Teresa and I live in Texas. I have a 14-year-old son. Things I enjoy doing alone or with friends/family are: reading, baking, collecting recipes and cookbooks, listening to music, playing board games or card games, surfing the internet, taking long walks, going to parks, taking road trips, watching TV or movies.

Other Information:
Favorite songs for lifting my spirits, motivation, girl power:

"Here Comes The Sun", by The Beatles.

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