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Ships and Dip III (January, 2008) 57 Pounds GONE!!!

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My husband and me on Ships and Dip I (January, 2007)


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Hi! I'm Jenn and I live in the Dallas, Texas area with my husband and 5-year-old daughter.

I used to be resentful that some people could eat whatever they want and not gain weight. Why not me? I now realize that just because you CAN eat whatever you want and not gain weight doesn't mean that you SHOULD.

I'm using SparkPeople because I love that I can track food and exercise. It is amazing how "good" I thought I was being before writing it all down. Accountability is the key!

UPDATE - January 2011 - well, I guess I am human. I've slipped quite far in this journey, and feel like I am back to square one. Hopefully I can get back the motivation I once had to eat and be healthy!

Member Since: 3/20/2007

Fitness Minutes: 12,717

My Goals:
My main goal is to learn to eat and use food for the purpose for which it is intended -- to fuel my body! No more reaching for food as a substitute for anything.

Short-term goal and reward: getting down to 130 pounds. I'm hoping this will be my upper limit going forward. And when I finally see that 130 on the scale, I'm finally going to get those 7 jeans!

I also want to build muscle tone to stave off osteoperosis, which runs in my family.

Finally, I love how much energy I have when exercising regularly, so I want to remember and crave that feeling for the rest of my life.

Halloween Goals:


Rededicate myself to eating better and exercising, even lightly, every day.

My Program:
Modified Strength Training twice a week.

HIIT training once a week.

Light Cardio in the mornings 3 days a week.

Trying to keep carbs fewer than 100 grams per day, and eating starchy carbs at only one meal. I'm also trying to keep my fat intake at around 30% of my calories, with less than 20 g of saturated fat a day. The remaining calories are all protein!

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My favorite, favorite band is Barenaked Ladies.

I hope to someday write books that children and young adults will choose to read.

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    Just stopping by to say Hi!! Glad you're a part of Miraval!!
    3327 days ago
  • v NEWME2B
    Hey Jenn - haven't chatted with you in a L O N G time....great to see you - Zoie still looks sweet as every...you 2 look so cute in the little train - bet you gals had a great day.

    Keep up the great work! You have done awesome!!!!
    3334 days ago
    Hey Jenn!!!

    Was just visiting and saying hi and came across a fellow dormies page and found out that you are looking toward February for your third Ship N Dip cruise....those sound fantastic!!!! Just gives you the incentive to try and stay on track and continue to work on shedding those last pounds. I know you can do it!!!!!

    Have a great weekend and hopefully you will be having some fun along the way!!!

    Take care,
    3352 days ago
  • v EAA789
    emoticon for taking the time to stop by my page and emoticon - your weight loss is amazing! I'm so happy that you sent me that comment- more reassurance that what I'm interested in can lead me to a career! I was thinking about a joint MPH/JD program- but we'll see when it gets to that time. emoticon again for giving me added confidence in my major choice! emoticon emoticon
    3353 days ago
  • v UGOGIRL51
    emoticon Jenn!

    Just stopping by to see how things are going for you. Your daughter is beautiful... emoticon Does she look like mommy or daddy? Mommy of course! emoticon

    Hope to be seeing you real soon in the dorm again. But until then....have a emoticon day..... emoticon

    Annette emoticon
    3353 days ago
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