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Giving up is not an option!!!

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Never going to give up!

My name is Janelen. I have tried many times to lose weight and I have done great but then the weight piled back on. I am down but not out and I am coming back stronger than ever.
My name is Janelen. I have tried many times to lose weight and I have done great but then the weight piled back on. I am down but not out and I am coming back stronger than ever.

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BIGBRIGHTSTAR Still going strong!!!
set 5 days ago



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 Pounds lost: 5.0 


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Member Since: 7/3/2013

SparkPoints: 5,318

Fitness Minutes: 7,980

My Goals:
Get to a healthy weight, be happy on the inside so it shows on the outside!

Finish graduate school.

Be fit!

Climb Mt.Everest and still live to tell the tale.

Run in an iron man triathlon.

Drive in a baja race.

Go on a missionary trip such as Africa to help in the orphanages.
Go on a cruise.
Take a vacation to see my brother in Holland.
Visit my brother in costa rica.

Visit my family on the east coast.

My Program:
Use the SP nutrition plan
eliminate sodium intake
drink diet coke in moderation
positive affirmations

if all else fails ... dance my tail off and sing to real loud eighties music -- preferably with a partner but just as good as by myself.

Personal Information:
My name is Janelen. I live in Utah with my husband and kids. I am from Homestead, Florida and my husband is from New Hyde Park, New York. I love to help people. garden, read, spend time with my family , hiking, driving a jeep in the back country and rock climbing amongst other strange and exciting things that you may not have put together with me. I am an avid blogger and all around lover of life in general.

Other Information:
My transformation prayer:

Lord, We know all things are possible through you. Give us the strength to stick with our program. And the assurance that we're not alone in our struggles.


My favorite quote is "The dream you think is too big is just the right size!

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Member Comments:
9/6/2014 11:27:49 AM

Welcome to the Catholic Critters Team!

I pray that God will guide you on your healthy journey and help you to make good decisions on the way to reaching your goals.

cj, Cheryl - Catholic Critters Team co-leader

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7/28/2014 5:37:39 PM

Good Afternoon emoticon Janelen

Dropping by to say hi and wanted you to know you were being thought of today, hope all is well with you and your family.

Haven't seen you around for a while, you have been MISSED.. Please keep in touch as you are able... emoticon

Cheering you on for a great week ahead. emoticon emoticon

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7/9/2014 10:42:28 AM

Janelen, I didn't know if you heard about the head-on collision accident that I was in. I posted an updated blog about my current injuries. I'm so proud of you for making daily healthy choices and permanent lifestyle changes, resulting in fulfilling positive results! I'm giving you a STANDING OVATION for the goals you have achieved and the progress you continue to make! You are:

emoticon * S * P * A * R * K * T * A * C * U * L * A * R * emoticon

S = Set goals! Develop plans! Take action! Make progress! See results!
P = Promote regular medical checkups to achieve optimum health!
A = Approach each goal with optimism, dedication and completion!
R = Reduce stress! Eat healthy! Drink water! Exercise regularly! Sleep better! Have fun!
K = Keep track of nutrition intakes, fitness minutes, weigh-ins and body measurements!
T = Trust your choices, decisions and actions in all that you do!
A = Add variety to nutrition plan, fitness activities and personal well-being goals!
C = Create a non-food reward system for working hard to achieve healthy results!
U = Utilize behavior modification to break bad habits and challenge yourself to change!
L = Live life embracing healthy choices, positive changes and individual growth!
A = Assemble a support system to help one another stay on track!
R = Record emotions, setbacks, adjustments, progress and achievements in a journal!

~ Monika ~ emoticon emoticon emoticon

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6/13/2014 6:47:17 AM

Hi my friend ! Just want to tell you i really appreciate you and am here for you daily if i can help you ! THANK YOU FOR BEING ON THE TEAM GOD ANSWERS PRAYER !

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6/13/2014 2:45:02 AM

Good Evening emoticon

Cheering you on for a fantastic Friday and weekend ahead, may I encourage you to emoticon and keep up the great work...

emoticon for being part of our Team and thank you for your friendship & support! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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