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I am 41 years old and been married for 12 years. I have struggled with being overweight my whole life. I have Poly cystic Ovary Syndrome, which makes the weight loss harder because of the insulin resistance it causes.

Back in 2006 I was able to lose 30 pounds here on sparkpeople which allowed me to finally get pregnant with my son.

My son was born in 2007 and ever since then I have had a hard time getting the weight off. I have realized that I do a lot of negative thinking and that my thinking may actually be my biggest obstacle to my weight loss. I know I really need to get back on track and focus on getting healthy and not let the stresses of life, or those negative thoughts that tell me I can't do this win. It is time to win this battle.

In 2014 and 2015 I lost a bunch a weight and got down to around 197. It felt so good to be in onderland, but then I had some financial challenges, anxiety and depression issues, and then I made the decision to go back to school making life very busy for me. I completely got off track. I haven't been exercising, drinking enough water, getting enough sleep or eating right and now I am struggling with my weight and struggles that come from being overweight. It is now time to change.

I am making a commitment to myself to change. I'm really hoping that 2017 is going to be my year!


Member Since: 5/2/2006

Fitness Minutes: 24,028

My Goals:
My goal is to get to a healthy weight.


My Program:
I will start out slowly and work my way up to 5 or 6 days a week for exercise. I will eat more vegetables and fruits and drink more water. I will go to bed on time. I also got a fitbit, so I hope to get in more steps and balance out my calories in/calories out.



Personal Information:
I''m from Southern Utah. I am 41 and have been married 12 years. My little boy is 9 years old.


Other Information:
I love music! I play the flute and piano. I love to read. I currently work as a Para to the Speech and Language Pathologist at the school part time, teach piano lessons and do some accounting work with my Brother who is a CPA. I am also going back to school to get a degree in Communication Disorders.




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  • v CHERYL002
    Laressa hang in there. I know how stress can get to you. We're all here for you anytime you need us. Hang in there for those lovely children you have and for yourself too!
    4326 days ago
  • v HEISS914
    Just a little encouragement to not let the stress get you down. I always like to tell myself, "This too shall pass." Have a good week. :-)
    4327 days ago
  • v OILPAINTER
    Welcome to our GOLDEN GLADIATORS Team!

    GEARING UP FOR OUR 12-WEEK CHALLENGE...

    THIS IS WHAT I AM REMINDING MYSELF THIS WEEK:
    Achieving my goals never seems to come easy. There is no accomplishment without work, and no "win" without something to beat. It's easy for me to get discouraged when roadblocks appear-- but I remind myself that it's natural that roadblocks do indeed appear. And, I must continue to remind myself... "PATIENCE!"

    I've invested time and emotion into creating my perfect plan, and then something has to come along and muck it all up (like weekend temptations). But I tell myself that all I have to do to beat that barrier is to get back up and move forward again.

    I read recently that obstacles are like the Wizard of Oz--they're a lot less intimidating once I see them up close. Next time I take a step back I won't let guilt pile it on top of my previous "stumbles"... I'll just move forward and realize that I'm still further along than I was before! It doesn't matter how many walls I face... I only have to get the better of that last one.

    WE CAN DO THIS!!! WE ARE STRONG!!!

    =0) Camille
    4335 days ago
  • v SHOLLAND47
    Hi, Lareesa, and welcome to the Golden Gladiators Team!

    What a great picture of you and your cute little baby! I have two girls myself.

    Let's have a great time with BLC6, and looking forward to chatting with you,

    Sarah
    Golden Gladiator captain
    4338 days ago
  • v JASMINES97
    Calen is getting so big! What a sweetheart. Hope you are doing well!!!
    4356 days ago
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