I'm Suzette. I live in Southern NH. I work full time for a major telecommunications company and I am fortunate (though, at times its not so fortunate) to be able to work from home, except when I travel (about every two months on average). I am married and mother of 3 sons, ages almost 15, 13 1/2 and 10. My sons are currently Freshman in high school, a 7th grader and a 4th grader. I enjoy downhill skiing in the winter. In the summer, I enjoy swimming. I also enjoy walking and working out at the gym on the elliptical trainer. I am an amatuer creative writer, particularly enjoy writing dark, epic science fiction, though, I also like historical tales as well.
I was a normal weight kid until I was about 7 or 8 then I ballooned. I lost weight when I hit puberty but then gradually, though late high school and college, I gained, finding myself 50 pounds overweight. After college and after getting married, I went to a place called Diet Center in the late 80s where I lost the weight, got to goal and kept it off for nearly 4 years.
Then...I started having kids and in matters of weight, it went up from there. Through having kids and a few job changes as well as moves a few times all over the country, as well as two years of injuries and female health issues leading to surgeries (knee surgery one year, follow by a hysterectomy the next) which kept me immobile (no exercise) and depressed (COMFORT FOOD OVERINDULGENCE!), I was pushing 40 and found myself over 150 pounds overweight. I asked myself the question we've all asked ourselves at a "turning points"''...."how did it ever come to this?"
I turned to WW and lost about 40 pounds online but then...nothing. I found myself battling the same 10 pound for 8 months when someone from the WW message board, through her own efforts and success, convinced me to go to LAWL.
So, here I am!
In two weeks, I've lost 8 1/2 pounds. My goal is to be down to my "goal" by my 20th wedding anniversay by May of next year. I know it is very doable. I like the program because it is VERY similar to Diet Center, the program which was most successful for me. I also love the bars.
This group is awesome and very supportive. Suzette