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I have been struggling with weight most of my life. It started around the time I was in middle school. In HS I lost all of my weight, but not in a healthy way. I remember barely eating anything except one sugary snack every day.

When I went to college I enjoyed the freedom of eating what ever I wanted in the cafeteria. I know I ate the worst foods possible. I think I gained about 30lbs my freshman year. The pounds just kept adding on throughout college.

I've been married for almost 14 years and my weight has fluctuated but has steadily been going up. My lowest weight, ironically enough, was after both of my pregnancies. I also was a member of Jenny Craig and I lost about 30 lbs a few years ago.

I am doing this to make a lifestyle change. I don't want to diet anymore. I don't want to spend anymore money on weight loss. I want to feel and look healthy!

Update 4/17/11
Well I didn't do so hot through the winter months, but I am back. I've gained back everything I lost, so it is going to be a lot of hard work to get back into those jeans! I know I can do it and I am going to need to if I am going to fit into last summers shorts.

It has not been the best year. I've gained some weight and my body is in terrible shape. I was diagnosed with Intracranial Hypertension in March and have been dealing with it and the new medication the past couple of months. Now that my pressure is low and my side effects seem to be over, I need to get my strength back. I am slowly working on adding exercise back into my daily routine, but I am trying to it over do it. I know I can do this, t is just going to be a much slower process than it was for me before.

Member Since: 12/27/2009

Fitness Minutes: 5,690

My Goals:
I lose 18lbs by Christmas.

To add more protein to my diet.

To exercise on work days.

My Program:
I am restarting again July 2012!

I am trying to watch what I am eating.

I am exercising for the first time in a while.

Personal Information:
I am originally from NE PA, but have lived in Upstate NY for the past 16 years with my husband. We have two children and four dogs..

Other Information:
I enjoy reading and taking pictures. I spend way too much time on Facebook.

I really enjoy my job as a music teacher.

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