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12-31-09 - New Years Eve with my husband and great friend. About 126#.





12-26-09. Holidays at the in-laws. About 125#.





3rd 5K. Sept 2009. 1st place in my age group! 3rd for females overall! 7th total overall!



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I¡¦m a 30 year old active, full-time working dietitian mother of an ambitious 2.5 year old girl, Jaeleigh, and 8.5 month old son, Jenson. I am married to the love of my life who is also an active 30 year old full-time working father...all while working on his second degree and working on remodeling our home at the same time. When I get time I love cooking and baking (with new recipes especially!), crafting (namely scrapbooking) and event planning. Our home is full of a lot of love and very ...
I¡¦m a 30 year old active, full-time working dietitian mother of an ambitious 2.5 year old girl, Jaeleigh, and 8.5 month old son, Jenson. I am married to the love of my life who is also an active 30 year old full-time working father...all while working on his second degree and working on remodeling our home at the same time. When I get time I love cooking and baking (with new recipes especially!), crafting (namely scrapbooking) and event planning. Our home is full of a lot of love and very little sleep!

Our family loves the outdoors and loves the beach. Vacationing is our passion, although at this time we only get to travel about once per year! We also love camping, skiing/snowboarding, snowshoeing, kayaking, and so much more when we can find the time!

Our daily passion is healthy living in general. We strive for the best home environment we can create including our food (first and foremost), our activity, and our lifestyle. We strive to eat mostly fruits/vegetables, 100% whole grains, lean protein sources and sometimes organic dairy thrown in. We strive for whole foods and limited hormone, antibiotic, and chemical exposure by choosing local and more so choosing certified organic. This year was our first year trying out a local CSA and LOVD it - we'll be doing it again this coming summer!! We stay active by running (our first choice of regular activity), using our small home gym, and limiting our TV/sit down time (we don't have cable/satellite and our TV exposure is about 1 movie every few weeks and we like it that way!!). We are doing our best to keep our home free of harsh chemicals by, once again, seeking out natural, organic methods of cleaning, freshening the air, and overall living.

This really became a much bigger deal with our first daughter was born. We knew hands down that she would be 100% breastfed (for multiple reasons) and 100% cloth diapered, and that she'd sleep on an organic mattress (crib and co-sleeper), be changed on an organic changing pad and be surrounded by as many natural, organic fabrics as possible. So far, we've kept our promises to our little girl (and now little boy too) and we know in our hearts that she is being raised healthier than many.

We often get deemed "obsessed.¨ I often hear the term "crunchy¨ used in regards to how we parent and, we flat out get told that we're going to die of stressing about these things before we would die of chemical exposure. What people don't really understand is that all of our doings have had a natural flow. We didn't change our lifestyles in a day. We have done it over time. Nearly as long as we've been together - 10 years now, we've been making healthy changes and even before that, as individuals. People do not realize that this is not a "stressful feat¨ for us. This is something we enjoy. We love taking the steps to seek out more organic food options at the supermarket, we love getting online to research what type of mattress is as close to organic as possible and we love the conversations we have in regards to healthy living. It is a huge part of who we are as individuals and who we are as a family. It is not stressful.

So this is us. Many call us crazy, but we call ourselves smart! We're just two loving, hard-working people raising our little kiddos the best way we know how, while trying to stay healthy and get enough sleep!!
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Member Since: 10/3/2008

SparkPoints: 24,917

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My Goals:
1. Working towards a more comfortable weight:
126# - 2/18/14
125# - 2/23/14
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2. Get back into running by running the first 5K of the spring (March 8th).

My Program:
Eating good foods that support my breastfeeding body.

Working on getting back into regular exercise and working towards running races again.

Right now I'm doing a 30 Day Abs Challange as well as a 30 Day Squats Challange w/ some friends at work.

Personal Information:
I live in Northern Michigan where I work at a cute little hospital as a Clinical Dietitian and Program Coordinator / Certified Diabetes Educator for our out-patient Diabetes Education Program.

Other Information:
I love being outside. I like all of the seasons (winter is a smidge too long though). I love dark chocolate, learning more about nutrition, sports, running, the beach, cooking, and lots more!

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JSAMMONS1981
12/13/2013 7:11:36 PM

Here to invite you to visit my page winter challenge week 1 , just stop by leave a comment, emoticon, or give a goodie, Thanks in advance!!

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CRKRJAK
11/19/2013 10:54:59 PM

It was great to hear From you. I have been doing really well I got a divorce my daughters 2 1/2 now and I'm dating a wonderful man.
I'm having issues exercising and there's too much candy at work all the time but I keep picking from the jar... and that sucks.:/. I just made myself a schedule so when I get home at 4:30 I exercise from 5 to 6 for at least 45 minutes before the boyfriend gets home, I'm going to try to start that tomorrow. But after a long days work exercising is the last thing I want to do. I used to do in the morning because I could wake up at four but now I go to bed about 1030 and wake up at 5:15 to get ready to leave the house by 615 so morning working out just doesn't work anymore.
Your kids are beautiful do you plan on having anymore? I want more kids but I don't want to have them until I get to my goal weight I don't want to be fat and pregnant again that sucked!
my new goals: at least eight glasses of water less than 1700 cal exercise 3 to 4 times a week for at least 45 minutes... What are your goals?
I'll Be thinking about you you can do it. Period. We can do it!!



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ARUNNINGKAT
11/5/2013 2:04:29 PM

I know how those young baby days can be. I have 10 younger brothers and sisters so I remember well the days of getting a new baby on routine. Hey, I choose sleep over working out sometimes and I don't have any reason at all - certainly not an adorable little one! But we CAN DO THIS! We will be victorious together! emoticon



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CRKRJAK
11/3/2013 11:39:59 AM

How are things with your little ones? Have you been getting back on here?

Jackie :D



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ARUNNINGKAT
10/7/2013 2:33:56 PM

I just came across your page and added you as a friend - hope you don't mind! I am impressed by your ability to pursue working out and a healthy lifestyle even though you are a super busy parent. Love it!



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