My wonderful kids Dec 2012
Me at my heaviest
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Rebuilding my life!
I am going through some struggles right now. My husband and I have been separated since May. We tried to work on things but there has been too much that has happened and I have decided to pursue a divorce. A not too easy task. Not in the best shape financially and trying to come up with the money is tough. Also struggling to finish Graduate school due to money issues. But, I am still hopeful that things will workout. All I know is that even with the struggles I am dealing ...
I am going through some struggles right now. My husband and I have been separated since May. We tried to work on things but there has been too much that has happened and I have decided to pursue a divorce. A not too easy task. Not in the best shape financially and trying to come up with the money is tough. Also struggling to finish Graduate school due to money issues. But, I am still hopeful that things will workout. All I know is that even with the struggles I am dealing with, I know in my heart that I am doing the right thing!
I'm a 40 yr old mother of 2. I recently received my Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood/Special Education in May 2011. A major that is near and dear to me! I'm now working towards my Masters in Special Education. All I have left to do is my Master's project and I'm FINISHED. I work at a school that specializes in working with children with Autism. I am a 1:1 aide. I am certified to teach special and general education, but work where I can...teaching jobs are hard to find.
My daughter is 8 and is in 3rd grade, and she has mild ADHD. She is a creative and beautiful girl who I swear will make a wonderful actress one day! My son is 12 and is in 7th grade. He is a child with Asperger's syndrome(high functioning Autism) and bipolar. He is in a day school for children with special needs and behavior issues. He is a bright and wonderful boy who can do anything he puts his mind to with the right support. He is the reason I went back to school to become a special education teacher.
I had gastric bypass surgery in Nov 2001. My highest weight was about 340. It was terrible. I got down to 170-180 at my lowest after surgery. After having my daughter in 2004 I found it a bit easier to put on some pounds.
I want to get down under 200 again and then if I can, get to at least 190. Its been a real struggle lately. I have a bad knee, softening of the cartilage and problems with my knee cap so I have to start re-evaluating my exercise habits. I like dancing workouts like Hip Hop Abs and Rockin' Body and Zumba! I also just started Focus T-25.
Eating is what trips me up a lot so I could use alot of tips! I can work out like crazy but I struggle with making the right eating choices.
| Pounds lost: 13.6
Member Since: 1/3/2006
Fitness Minutes: 69,839
to get under 200lbs(even if it 199)
Due to an injury to my knee(softening of the cartilage) I have to start finding new ways to workout that are easy on my knee.
My new exercise love is Zumba!!!! I have also started Focus T-25
I use the My Fitness Pal app on my phone to track my food!
My name is Vicky and I'm a mother of 2 ages 12 and 8. My 12 yr old is a special needs child. He has Asperger's syndrome and Bipolar. I work at a school for special needs children as a 1:1 aide and I'm working towards my Masters in Early Childhood/Special Education.
I am a former gastric bypass patient so Ive been on this weight loss journey for sometime. I was originally 350lbs and got down to 170. But I stopped eating the right things and after having a 2nd child in 2004. I got off track. Finding my way again!