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02 September 2010 @ 07:40 pm
Ok, I have something to talk about, and a request. I'm not sure if the request is even allowed on here, but I thought I'd try. First, I was on Weight Watchers a couple years ago, and was really successful. I was down about 40lbs, almost under 200. I stopped going to meetings, and since then have been up and down in my weight. I am now at my biggest (about 250lbs), and am miserable. I look in the mirror and hate myself, yet I can't find the motivation to get myself back in gear. For a couple weeks I had been using my Wii Fit everyday, but then I had to have a minor surgery on my toe, and that stopped completely. I feel discouraged, ugly, and disgusted with myself. Any suggestions about how to get my motivation back?

My request is this...I'm not successful in my weight loss, but I feel pretty successful in my job. I'm a teacher, and my students don't have much. They come from tough homes, and I try to support them as best they can. However, I'm not made of money! There is a website, www.donorschoose.org where teachers can post projects, and people from around the world can choose to donate money to buy the materials requested by teachers. Right now the fast food restaurant Sonic is funding projects that get a lot of votes. If you wouldn't mind, I'd love some help! I'm looking to fund a project for books that talk about cultural differences, bullying, being confident, and just being different than other people. Here is what you have to do:

1. Go to http://www.limeadesforlearning.com

2. On the left side, click on "find a project"

3. In the middle of the page it will say, "Add a filter". Choose "location"

4. Then choose "Minnesota"

5. My project is called, "Celebrate our Differences". A picture of kids laying down in a circle will be there, too. Once you find it, vote for it.

6. An email will be sent to your email address that you need to confirm.

Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks so much!
She came from Planet Clairecasu_consulto on September 3rd, 2010 11:41 pm (UTC)
It's a good day to have lots of email addresses! :-)

I'm feeling a bit the same way about WL at the moment - a couple of years back I lost 20kg (44lb) but in the intervening time, my Mum got cancer and died, and now all but 3kg (7lb) of the weight is back. Not happy about it but I guess I'm not surprised!

You have a very special and demanding job, and I can tell how important it is to you. Just a musing of mine, but...the things your students learn from you aren't just about maths or history (or even tolerance) - what can you show your students, just through the way you live your life, about how to care for yourself?

All the best for the future!