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Hello, my name is Jennifer and I live in North Central Texas. I was a Yoga instructor, and avid Yoga student, up until 2 years ago when I had to undergo shoulder replacement surgery in both shoulders due to an illness that caused severe damage to my bones. I had to stop my practice about 3 months before my surgeries, and was not allowed to return for 6 months because of recovery. Within that 9 months, I gained 40 pounds and then was too embarrassed to return to the Yoga studio and too ...
Hello, my name is Jennifer and I live in North Central Texas. I was a Yoga instructor, and avid Yoga student, up until 2 years ago when I had to undergo shoulder replacement surgery in both shoulders due to an illness that caused severe damage to my bones. I had to stop my practice about 3 months before my surgeries, and was not allowed to return for 6 months because of recovery. Within that 9 months, I gained 40 pounds and then was too embarrassed to return to the Yoga studio and too frustrated to continue my physical practice, then mental practice, at home. Now I am just frustrated that I gave up so easily and am ready to return to the life I used to live before surgery.
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Member Since: 6/15/2010

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My Goals:
To return to my daily Yoga practice, both mental and physical. To return to teaching Yoga. To regain confidence in myself and my abilities to teach and heal others.

My Program:
First, I am going to watch/track what I eat and get both the recommended cardio and strength training for the week through rowing, walking and my daily Yoga poses. By doing this, I hope to lose at least 30 lbs. to regain the confidence I need to return to my Yoga studio family. Then I will only have 20-30 lbs. to go to reach my goal weight range.

Personal Information:
I am married and have 2 teenage step-sons, and mom to 4 dogs. I was diagnosed with Lupus (SLE) about 15 years ago and have been through one heck of a roller coaster ride with the ups and downs associated with having Lupus and what it has done to my health. I live in the DFW metroplex and enjoy hobbies like cooking, reading and gardening, and am currently renovating a rental house I own. I work for a girl-oriented non-profit as an accountant, but I am by no means your average, boring, stuffy, accountant. I am spontaneous, love the outdoors, and enjoy making people laugh.

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Kind of ironic due to my current weight and esteem issues, but I love learning about nutrition, fitness, religions of the world, and helping people feel better about themselves and their abilities.

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BWCAGRL
2/24/2014 10:35:52 AM

Welcome to Lupus Team Butterfly! I'm so sorry you have to deal with Lupus, but I'm so glad you found the team. Please let us know how we can support or encourage you along the way. Feel free to post questions and jump right in. I look forward to getting to know you over on the team page!

Melissa (BWCAGRL)
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RARESONG
11/1/2013 2:06:13 PM

I have SLE too so I understand and I too am trying to lose weight now. Hang in there!



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LETHA_
10/4/2013 7:29:33 PM

Thanks for the goodie! Have a great night.
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9/13/2013 3:54:31 PM

Thank you for adding me to your friends list. I have added you to mine as well. Hope your upcoming weekend is a good one.



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