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  • Farmington Hills, MI
  • United States
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Welcome to my blog! My name is Tammy. I live in Michigan. I’m a 49 year old, mother of 3 daughter’s (ages 21, 19 & 14). My hubby and I will have been married for 25 years in October of 2008. We were “high school sweethearts” and even went to prom together. Currently, I wokr part time in retail. I also do a lot of volunteer work for both my church and my daughter’s high school. I have a ton of hobbies and really never lack for something to do! I just need to learn how to function without sleep!

My oldest daughter is in her 4th year of college. (In a 5 year program) My second daughter is in her 2nd year of college and the youngest is a freshman in high school. I’ve always been a stay at home mom. So, that seems to be where my identity stemmed from. Somebody’s Mom. Which I thoroughly love being! Now that 2 of them are off to college, I’ve actually found myself struggling with what I want to do with my life. The past 2 years have been an emotional struggle for me as I try to re-invent myself. Who am I and what am I going to do with myself. Add to that the pre-mental-pausal crap going on and I feel a mess.

So, I think losing weight and gaining a healthy outlook is the place to begin my re-invention. There is no denying how GOOD I feel when the pounds are disappearing and I get moving! So, I will begin my transformation here. I have never been, nor do I expect to be thin. I’m past that. I just want to be healthy, fit and comfortable with ME! I’m 48 and that’s not as old as I feel! Only how I look! So many things are not within our hands to change, but, we CAN control how we look. So, I begin now!

I’ve been a WW member too many times to count. I probably joined the first time in 2000 when I turned 40. I could start my own meetings with all the materials I have. I’ve probably lost and found hundreds of pounds over the years. LOL I wish I had taken some consideration of myself when I was in my late 20’s when I started to gain weight. You know how it goes, a few pounds every year and suddenly you wake up in your 40’s and your getting old and fat too! On the positive side, I’ve maintained my weight for over 3 years now. Over weight, but, I haven’t gained!

I KNOW all the tricks I need to lose weight…I just really hate dieting so much. I do not like to feel restricted and in fact do the exact opposite when I feel cornered. So, what makes me think I can do it this time? I honestly don’t know. I have hopes that this blog will help me to step back and take a look at myself. It’s also nice to join in on other member’s blogs and know that even when I am at home…I’m not alone.

I joined WW February 6, 2008 and weighed in at 215.8. (WW chart says 132 - 164 is the ideal weight range for my age and height)I think I’ll shoot for 160. But, as I like to think in terms of smaller numbers and shorter time, my first goal will be onderland. 199 lbs.
Plan of Choice:
Low Fat, High Fiber, Weight Watchers
Workout Philosophy:
I'm new to exercise

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Just Tuesday...

Posted on September 29, 2009 at 8:53am 0 Comments

Oooo, but I've spent too much time on the 'puter already this morning. LOL Rare morning off from work and really taking the time to relish it in spite of huge todo list. Oh well! Sometimes ya just gotta feed that need!

I have been doing well with my prioritizing and planning.(Sunday, I recommitted myself to get things in order and get ta gettin'. I had been so off kilter with my life!) I got everything done yesterday that I wanted. INCLUDING a stop at the gym and healthy eating! I… Continue

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At 6:43am on May 5, 2008, Tammy said…
Well here I am! so far things look good around here. Since I never learned all the "tricks" of the old blog, I'll save my learning for here! No time to play just now...must get the kid off to school. I'll be back later and maybe even find a photo of myself to add! Yeah right! LOL No seriously, I'll give it a whirl! Everyone have a great day...see ya later!
At 9:30pm on May 14, 2008, Tammy said…
Okay, "feeling" my way around here....reading, absorbing, just trying to get to know some of the bloggers here. I was just getting used to the old blog, but this one seems very easy to navigate in comparison. Of course, I'm not sure how to do much to change the look of my page or to add any of those cute cartoons that some bloggers here have...heck...I don't even know where to find those cute cartoons. LOL But, I like it here and I will make myself at home if you don't mind.

I just finished my "subscription" to WW. To renew or not? I think I am ready to continue on my own. As I said in my profile/bio, I've done this SO MANY times before. I really know the's a simple plan, but not necessarily easy! It has come to this... with 2 kids in college and 1 still in high school, and while the hubby has a good job, there has not been a pay raise since 2001 and yet everything else has gone up. So, it has come to a choice between an exercise club or WW. I chose exercise. It cost less per month and I go 4 to 5 times a week. So priced out per "meeting" $10 for WW or $2.12 -$1.70 for the gym? Also, I have a very good "sounding board" at the gym as well. So, that's the scoop on me today!
At 7:06am on May 15, 2008, Tina Bosquez said…
Hi Tammy. Yes, I am from MI too. I live in Monroe. Theresa is my sister, and Diana is my good, and they both live in MI too. I haven't seen too many people from MI either, so if you start a group, definately invite me!
At 3:30pm on June 23, 2008, maret turner said…
Hi Tammy,
I'm so excited about starting the water aerobics tomorrow, sounds like i will like it. I know my Doc suggested it for my for me. You are so right, WW definitely works and i know it is doable for us:)
At 5:27am on June 24, 2008, maret turner said…
Good Morning Tammy,
Thank you for the info, i do have a pair of water shoes and will take them with me:) Having my morning coffee and then will get my DD who is special needs up to get ready for the Beckett Center. Then is my turn to head for UMM and pool. From there i go and get weighed in, will let you know how things go:)
At 10:31pm on October 19, 2008, Michele said…
Hello Tammy,
Thanks for the ideas, every little idea helps! My mom got me the hungry girl book and I too like it. Although I find myself just searching online most days looking for a new and random thing to make. Thanks again for the idea!!!

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