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Easter 2015 in Madagascar on the M/V Africa Mercy



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I am a 52 year old Mom to 18 and 15 year old Liberian princesses and the former Music teacher on the M/V Africa Mercy where my family served as missionaries to West Africa and Madagascar from 2010-15. We are currently back in upstate NY where I am now an elementary school teacher (after returning back to college for my Masters).

I was not overweight as a child and it wasn't until I graduated from college 30 years ago and then after my Dad died several years later that I started to stress eat and became obese. A failed adoption attempt in 2000 while my husband and I sat in a hotel in West Africa sent me spiraling into depression but made me manic about my food intake. I lost 70 pounds but was unable to keep it off for more than 6 months. Two difficult but successful adoptions and then my Mom's illness and passing away 13 years ago gave me permission to eat without thinking. And then a rough emotional time for me a few years ago put me at my highest weight ever.

I am done eating to make myself feel better. It's time to stop making excuses for why I can't lose weight. I need to be healthy for my two daughters and my husband and I need to turn this bus around!


Member Since: 4/2/2006

Fitness Minutes: 22,893

My Goals:
I would like to be overweight! Even obesity would be better than the label of morbid obesity!!!




My Program:
I am just eating smaller portions and not snacking at night. I want to walk 10,000 steps almost every day.



Personal Information:
I am a 52 year old Mom to 18 and 15 year old Liberian princesses and teach 3rd and 4th grade in a small Christian school in upstate NY.


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  • v KELLY_SS
    You did it. You're under 200.
    Way to go girl!!


    Kelly
    5351 days ago
  • v KELLY_SS
    Hi there. Thanks for visiting my page a few days ago. I came over to cheer you on .... ''Bust that plateau girl, you can do it''. Getting under 200 is just around the corner, I know you're going to make it. Let me know when it happens!!!

    Enjoy the upcoming 4th of July holiday.

    Kelly
    5364 days ago
  • v MAMAMOST
    Here's to you Mam............Your little girls are just beautiful!!!!!! I have 5 granddaughters and another due in Oct. They are a reason to be arn't they?
    Bless you ......Shirley ( Mamamost)
    5369 days ago
  • v SMURFETTE2423
    Yes, it's me again! Just have to say that how-your-kids-see-you is a beautiful, loving picture. Yes, we need to get healthy to live longer for our kids, but right NOW I am certain that they adore you as you are NOW. Laurie
    5369 days ago
  • v SMURFETTE2423
    Hi, again! YES, you have GOT to try chainsawwing! I bought the smallest model they had and I'm able to chop up dead trees and brush in NO TIME. The only thing is, you have to wear goggles and there can't be little kids around, so you may have to wait until you're in your fifties like I did to become CHAINSAW-WOMAN! It is extremely empowering! Laurie
    5369 days ago
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