I am 38 years old.  I am the wife to my best friend.  We grew up together.  We’ve dated since I was 15 and he was 16 (23 years) and have been married since we were 21 (17 years).  We are the parents to two very active children.  Our son is 13 and our daughter is 11.  I am also a middle school teacher of 13 years.  I am very active in our school, both with the staff and extracurricular activities with the students.

I have been overweight my entire life.  I do not remember a time where I would consider myself “small.”  Ten years ago, I lost 33 pounds using Weight Watchers without exercising.  As soon as I stopped going to the meetings, the old ways slipped back and the weight crept back on.

My goal is to lose 80 pounds in 1.5 years.