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Hello.... I'm Jeanie!
Just a little bit about me..I am a single mother of two great college kids living in WI. Since I have entered my 50's now, I am realizing how much I really do need to get my health on track and finally lose the weight that I had lost when I turned 40!!

I tend to be an emotional eater. Shortly after my 40th birthday my mom passed away and my marriage was heading toward divorce. I ate my pain away and gained back all I had lost previously and " then some"!

Today I am on a new mission and look forward to getting healthy again!

My Life verse:
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Phil. 4:13

Member Since: 3/16/2011

Fitness Minutes: 65,085

My Goals:
I hope to use this site, the friendships, encouragement to help me start to relive a healthy lifestyle.

July 2011
Lose 10% by October 15th. (~17#)
(so far down about 13# since March 2011)
**update 02-28-12** I probably did obtain that goal, but short time later I lost my spark and have managed to gain ~10# back

Be at 130 as of Feb 14, 2012. ****update 02-28-12*** Ummm... Yeah... didn't happen :( But will keep trying!

Be off my high cholesterol med and diabetes (type 2) med by May 2012 ***update 02-28-12 ... still have time for this goal!

Exercise daily no less than 10 minutes **02-28-12 back on track and out to break my old streak

Participate in 2 virtual 5Ks this fall through Spark People
**08-18-11 walked my first virtual 5K in 51.23 a starting point now for more!
**02-12-2012 I did do a few virtual 5K's -- walking

Participate by running a local 5K in Sum

My Program:
Right now I am trying to make better choices in what I eat and do the one thing I never liked doing..... LOG IN EVERYTHING that I eat! When I do, I see that it works!! :)
I am amazed that I am weighing, measuring and logging in everything I eat these days.
My exercise program is mainly walking. Walking and pushing myself to run too. If the weather is nice I like to head outside and otherwise on my treadmill. I also am working with weight for upper body and using my wii for other exercising too.

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My favorite quote:

There's a trick to the Graceful Exit.
It begins with the vision to recognize when a job, a life stage, a relationship is over--
and to let go.
It means leaving what's over.......without denying its value" Ellen Goodman

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  • v EMMABE1
    Just dropped by to say - Hi. and welcome you to The “~INDYGIRL CHALLENGE” Team
    We aim to create a friendly, and supportive environment in SparkPeople land!! - Please feel free to jump in and join in the message boards. It has been proved that people who contribute regularly to message boards and blog regularly lose more weight, more easily than those who don’t, so come on in.
    It is a great place to be and you will find lots of friends, and ideas to help and support you at all stages on your journey, so please don’t ever be afraid to ask questions. Even if it seems a small thing it is important to you – and someone will have the answer, or will have been there.
    I hope you succeed in all the goals you set
    Please leave your Sparkmail on for this team as ~Indygirl sends out a new challenge each week
    Enjoy the journey
    emoticon Hi from Australia
    Ann (Co-leader ~Indygirl Challenge, and Chair Exercise Team)

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    Catch a smile - be part of the SMILE EPIDEMIC!!

    2197 days ago
    I'm actually a total newbie when it comes to running. I did take part in two 5K races last year (August and November), but that's the extent of my actual experience. The rest comes from reading blogs and Runner's World. emoticon Hopefully this summer will get me to the point where I actually feel like I can call myself a runner.

    Happy March!! Isn't it exciting that spring is on its way?
    2211 days ago
    I hope you don't mind... I added you as a friend so that it will be easier to cheer you on for your 5K goal.
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    2213 days ago
  • v 67CAMARO_SS
    How are you doing up there in WI this weekend? I hope you're enjoying yourself- looks like the weather won't be too harsh for the holiday week. Keep your goals in mind, & have a very merry Christmas!
    June :)
    2285 days ago
    Thanks for commenting on my blog. I was having a "poor me" day. I know it wasn't all fun and games getting out of shape and fat and I know I did (do) a lot of emotional eating. Most of the time I'm happier with getting into shape and eating better..Thanks for the support!
    2336 days ago
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