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Me in Mexico...WI @ 201.8 This is my motivation...I want to be back here!





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Hi there! My name is Jenna. I am 30 years old and from South Florida, but I recently moved to North Carolina. I joined SparkPeople in March of 2007. I did an awesome job, I lost over 100 pounds, but...I put it ALL plus some back on....here is why...(I know I shouldn't have an excuse)!

In January of 2009 I was totally immobilized because of a foot/ankle injury (three years later, I am still dealing with it). I have a very unusual injury...lucky me. I had several doctors ...
Hi there! My name is Jenna. I am 30 years old and from South Florida, but I recently moved to North Carolina. I joined SparkPeople in March of 2007. I did an awesome job, I lost over 100 pounds, but...I put it ALL plus some back on....here is why...(I know I shouldn't have an excuse)!

In January of 2009 I was totally immobilized because of a foot/ankle injury (three years later, I am still dealing with it). I have a very unusual injury...lucky me. I had several doctors opinions and they all stated that surgery could cause more harm t3 good because of the location of the injury (about 30 pounds heavier than my lowest weight of 201.8) the weight would be an issue for recovery after surgery, so I decided to decline it. However, I was still in an orthopedic boot and told to rest my foot. Well, being immobilized for 11 months and not working out but still eating like I was working out....I basically balooned up like a puffer fish. Well, NOW I feel awful and uncomfortable (my clothes still fit but they are tight) I FINALLY got permission from my doctor to start a weight lifting routine and low impact cardio.
I guess the important thing is, is that I am back. My foot still isn't healed and NEVER will be 100%. It's constantly swollen and will continue to be. I just hope that getting all this extra weight off will help with the swelling and make the pain less noticeable. After I reach my goal, then maybe, just maybe I'll consider going through the difficult surgery and the long and painful recovery.

I have to do this!!! I want to be healthy!!! I want to look great and feel great too!! I will do this and I will reach my weight loss goal. I am Driven for SUCCESS!!!
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Member Since: 3/21/2007

SparkPoints: 33,258

Fitness Minutes: 6,676

My Goals:
My first goal is to reach 185 pounds. Once I reach that goal, I'll make more goals to get down to 145-150.


My Program:
Healthy Eating and Exercise (Cardio and Weight Training).

Personal Information:
I was born and raised in S. FL. I recently moved to the beautiful state of North Carolina. I love the country life. I love to shop, especially for COACH purses and brand name sunglasses. Pink and Blue are my favorite colors. I'm a big movie person....I have 100's of DVDs. I have 2 purebreed Cairn Terriers (like Toto from The Wizard of Oz). I am one of the biggest NEW YORK YANKEE fans you'll ever meet...I heart Derek Jeter. He makes my heart race and my palms sweat! He is truly an amazing person, he inspires me!
In May 2009, I graduated from FAU in Boca Raton with a Bachelors of Business Administration-Marketing degree.
I love coffee and tea...probably a little too much. One of my favorite things to do is sleeping while it rains. ..I LOVE Thunderstorms.

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This is one of my favorite quotes~Life isn't about finding yourself, it's about CREATING yourself!

I'm the founder and co-leader for Families and Friends Fighting Fat Together. We are a diverse team in age, weight, and reasons for losing weight. We are there for support, encouragement, and most of all making the journey of weight loss fun.

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MS_BRICKHOUSE
1/23/2011 10:17:48 AM

I too have regained most of the weight I worked so hard to lose, but the good news is we can both do it again! We can do it! emoticon



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GRAMMADUNC
1/19/2011 9:45:07 AM

Hey Jenna!
Hope all is good with you. Sure do miss you! Stop by sometime and say hi ;)

Hugs dear girl,Arlene



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SUMMARIE
1/16/2011 8:32:37 PM

Hey Jenna! Yes, we can do this, and this will be the year.

I just watched the ending of I used to be fat on MTV, and this girl lost 90 lbs in 4 months... doing nothing but exercising everyday and eating right. If she can do it... so can we!





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FIUZEN
1/11/2011 2:43:25 PM

HEYYYY

Keep on keepin' on girl!

You can do it!!



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