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I'm 29, living in Denver. I am an Affective Needs Special Education teacher, and love spending time with my friends as often as I can.

I have struggled with my weight since I was very young (around 4 or 5) and have never been able to really get a handle on it. I was 200 lbs by the time I was in 4th grade (10 years old). I was constantly teased and made fun of as a kid and have really had to work hard at removing all of those negative thoughts from my everyday thinking. I was ...
I'm 29, living in Denver. I am an Affective Needs Special Education teacher, and love spending time with my friends as often as I can.

I have struggled with my weight since I was very young (around 4 or 5) and have never been able to really get a handle on it. I was 200 lbs by the time I was in 4th grade (10 years old). I was constantly teased and made fun of as a kid and have really had to work hard at removing all of those negative thoughts from my everyday thinking. I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was 17 (which at least explains why I have to work harder than some to lose weight) and was (finally) diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder in 2008 after seeing counselors/psychologists/psychiatrists, and being misdiagnosed, for about 8 years. I also have hypothyroidism. I will not, however, let these things get in my way. I know that I can overcome anything that comes my way and I'll just be even stronger for being able to overcome them!

I am really doing this for myself, and no one else. If its not about me, I have nothing consistent to hold myself to and really need to lose this weight for all of the right reasons- not superficial ones.

I don't want to be small, or tiny or even "skinny". I like my curves - I just want them to be more...defined rather than being kind of molded together! I can always use motivation and someone(s) to help hold me accountable in my goals!
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I want to be healthy. I want to be at a stable, healthy weight and be able to appreciate myself more in terms of being happy with how I look.

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I am going to be tracking my food intake to be sure I'm not only eating within a specific calorie range, but also making healthier choices and lowering my intake of carbs and fats, and increasing my fiber/protein intake. I will also be working out 3-5 days per week for at least 20-30/time. I'm going to be doing a modified version of interval training until I am in better shape and then go from there!

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1DERLAND14
4/20/2014 1:17:13 PM

Happy Easter Spark Friend!!!!!!!!!! emoticon I hope you enjoy your day with your love :)



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1/27/2014 6:15:10 PM

Thanks for the comment, love!!! :) Made my day! Have a fab week also!! We are supposed to have bad weather here and they are predicting school being cancelled possibly tues/wed.... but we shall see. Our school usually cancels the morning of...like an hour before school starts. lol ...even when every district in the state can canceled. lol



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1/5/2014 9:32:21 PM

I hope you have a great day back to work tomorrow! I know I could use another week, but that would be a little selfish! ha ha

Time for me to get back into the routine... :)



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INNERJETTIC
11/4/2013 6:28:32 PM

Oh my goodness! Can I just make an observation that you are absolutely beautiful?!!! Just sayin'.



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TREV1964
10/16/2013 5:38:45 PM

Hi ya,

It has been a time since I have seen you around in here - I was just hoping that everything was OK and you are doing well.

I for one have missed reading your blogs and look forward to readsing your next one.

Look after yourself.

Cheers

Trev



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