30,000-39,999 SparkPoints 37,150

High Five

Hula Hoop

Thank You Message

Interact with JENN53888
Add as SparkFriend Send Private Message Leave Comment

I've been a member here since 2007. That's 10 years now. What have I learned? Losing weight is hard, but doable. All you people out there thinking there's no way that you're going to lose that weight? stick around. It's amazing what a little willpower and motivation from SP friends will do.

I've been back and forth on the scale. In 2007 I lost 20ish pounds here before getting pregnant with my second child, over the years I left and came back several times not having any real sucess.. 5lbs here or there before loosing the willpower to continue and dropping off the planet.. at the very end of 2013 I came back after getting on the scale that read 243.

in 2014 I lost just about 60lbs over the course of the year before falling off the rails.. In 2015, I gained 15lbs back, and in 2016 I decided to pull my oldest from school and between online public school and meeting friends for coffee/lunch I've gained MORE than half of it back.

I'm sitting at 219 today. And It HAS to stop. I'm done. I will be doing what it takes to lose the weight. I'm tempting fate with Diabetes, which if I'm honest, I probably will get no matter what anyway (both parents and all my siblings have it) but I'd like to starve off for another couple years at least. Mostly I'm tired of constantly being focused on how much I weigh! It's a constant struggle, and it will be for the rest of my life, and that's depressing. I suck at sticking with any plan. Everything's really exciting and positive at first, but then I think of all the work and get distracted with everything else in life and start slacking off.. eventually, I'm back up to where I was and I have no idea what happened... but Really, I do know. I have a homeschooling 12 year old with severe depression and anxiety, a severely autistic non verbal 5 year old and a 8 year old that is up for testing this year but will probably prove to have ADHD if not Autism himself. I have a lot going on, and I'm a comfort eater, like most of us are. If I'm going to be in this for the long haul, I need to do this in a way that I can't be on restrictions and something I can live with. I'm still trying to find that.. 10 years later, nothing has stuck.

Member Since: 2/27/2007

Fitness Minutes: 27,446

My Goals:
*I want to be in a size 10/12.
*I want to play with my kids without needing breaks.
*I want to not be embarrassed to try on swimsuits.
*I want to be healthier
*I want to look good at the gym

My Program:
Diet: Eating a pretty clean/whole foods diet. That means less sugar/carbs in general, but I'm not eliminating anything on purpose. just eating better.

Exercise: Gym at least 3 days a week. Working on doing at least 150 minutes of cardio a week. going to fit strength training in there as well.

Personal Information:
Name: Jennifer
Age: 35
Starting weight - December 2016- 218lbs
January 2017- 213lbs
May 2017- 218(again)
Goal weight- 165lbs

Other Information:

Read More About JENN53888 - Profile Information moved here. (Updated May 16)

Shown if member clicks "Read More"
My Goals:

My Program:

Personal Information:

Other Information:

Personal Signature: (Shown after Message Board Posts)
Add a Link
Save Changes
Current Status:
My Ticker:
 Pounds lost: 3.0 
Login to Leave Comment
    emoticon to....FLYclean TEAM (Finally Loving Yourself)

    You will LOVE THIS TEAM! It's amazingly positive and supportive. The members here are always willing to lend a hand, an ear, or a shoulder. They have done it for me and they will do the same for you!! We are here to support and encourage you on your journey to success. All the best to you on reaching your goals.

    It's great to have you on board. Come and join us on the Forums for some fun and challenges.

    228 days ago
    Thanks for the encouragement! It's appreciated!
    254 days ago
    Definitely your last guess. He's all talk and no action, that was 8 years ago. Also Not worried about my safety since I got a smartwatch. I can call 911 with 4 words.
    256 days ago
    Have a great day! emoticon
    296 days ago
    Yes. I was lucky enough when I came back here this spring that other members took the time to drill the facts into me. I'd been busting tail at the gym and still gaining and felt so gypped. BUT, yeah, once I started cooking all my own meals and ensuring I measured accurately, the weight started falling off at a decent clip.
    I think the diet & exercise industry has a lot to answer for with the way this whole process is viewed, though. lol.
    334 days ago
Member Comments (15):  123Next >