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Note to self: Jen, Make it happen. You know you're worth it! Stop giving up on yourself. Prove to everyone you CAN do it... including yourself. ~~~~~~~~~~~~

A little background..... My name is Jennifer and I live in sunny Florida (home of the puffy white clouds). I'm originally from Illinios (suburb of Chicago) but I have lived here for the last 18 years and I LOVE love LOVE it here! I have been with my husband Joe for 21 years and we have three amazing children ages 18, 14 and 8. I co-own a framing construction business with my husband and also work outside the home as an Office Manager for a construction company as well. I couldn't be happier with my life except for this weight issue. There is just too much of my life left to live and I don't plan on spending it like this. My goal is to shed 61.6 lbs. and go from 206.6 lbs. to 145 lbs. 145 is my weight goal however my ultimate goal would be 135. We'll see how this goes. I am so glad for the continual support of SparkPeople and all the people who make it an amazing place to reach beyond yourself and find your dreams.

To all my Spark Friends...Join me on this journey, let's motivate & inspire each other. Add me, read my blogs, get to know me and I promise I will support you in return. We are SparkBuddies for life! This is OUR time, our year and most importantly our lives we are changing from this point on. It's ok even if you fall....just get back up ....you may fall 7 times but as long as you get up 8 that's all that matters. May we all kick a little booty during the process! We can rock this! :)

"The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win." Roger Bannister

NEW "Reboot" Weight Goals
206.6 ~ Starting weight 03/07/16
201.6 ~ 5 pounds lost total 03/14/16 YES!
199.6 ~ Under 200 03/14/16 YES!
196.6 ~ 10 pounds lost total
191.6 ~ 15 pounds lost total
191.0 ~ Out of Obese BMI
189.8 ~ Hit 180's
186.6 ~ 20 pounds lost total
181.6 ~ 25 pounds lost total
179.8 ~ Hit 170's
176.6 ~ 30 pounds lost total
171.6 ~ 35 pounds lost total
169.8 ~ Hit 160's
169.0 ~ Finally pass this number for good!
166.6 ~ 40 pounds lost total
161.6 ~ 45 pounds lost total
159.8 ~ Hit 150's
159.0 ~ Normal BMI
156.6 ~ 50 pounds lost total
151.6 ~ 55 pounds lost total
149.8 ~ Hit 140's
146.6 ~ 60 pounds lost total
145.0 ~ What I weighed on my wedding day GOAL Weight
141.6 ~ 65 pounds lost total
139.8 ~ Hit 130's
136.6 ~ 70 pounds lost total
135.0 ~ Ultimate goal weight (71.6 pounds GONE!!!!)

Member Since: 5/20/2009

Fitness Minutes: 39,631

My Goals:
*Lose 5 Lbs. ~ DID IT!
*Hit 199 ~ DID IT!
*Lose 10 Lbs. ~
*Out of Obese
BMI category
*Hit 180's
*Get into a size 14 jean ~
*Get into a size 12 jean ~
*Run a Full Marathon
*Run a 5K straight through again
*Beat Half Marathon time
*Hit 170's ~
*Lose 15 Lbs. ~
*Lose 20 Lbs. ~
*Lose 25 Lbs. ~
*Lose 30 Lbs. ~
*Lose 35 Lbs. ~
*Hit 160's
*Lose 40 Lbs.
*Lose 45 Lbs.
*Out of overweight
BMI category
*Get into a size 10 jean
*Hit 150's
*Lose 50 Lbs. ~
*Lose 55 Lbs. ~
*Lose 60 Lbs. ~
*Lose 65 Lbs. ~
*Get into a size 8 jean
*Hit 140's
*Reach Goal

My Program:
I am currently trying a clean eating diet of less processed foods and more plant based fruits & vegetables.

I aim for 5 days every week minimum. I run 4 times a week and bike ride another day. Working on strength training as I have planned on joining a local bootcamp class. I belong to a local runners group and sign up for many races including completing my first half marathon on 7/24/13. I have now run 4 half marathons and working on improving my PR time.

I also try to find things to do with my kids. We bike ride, play flag football, tag etc.

Personal Information:
I am.... scratch that... WAS a hibitual yo-yo dieter but I see things in myself this time around that I've never seen before. Who knew that I had this in me. Not givin' up this time a round. No way! It's just not an option. Who's with me????

Other Information:
"Remember that every healthy choice counts and so does every unhealthy one" from SP friend Tempest272002's page.

"If you don't know where you are going,
you'll end up someplace else."
Yogi Berra

�Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough."

"Nothing can take the place of persistence."

"If your tired of starting over, stop giving up!"

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  • v TINA0428
    Hi Jen! Just wanted to say hi. Hope things are going well! Message me if you ever want to get together. emoticon
    15 days ago
  • v JIBBIE49
    emoticon Happy Birthday, DONE GIRL

    The Gemini child is most often the "baby" in the family who grows up fast learning to talk and walk so she can keep up with the older kids. She is born to a father who is well respected in the community. She loves to do many things and can be "flighty" if she doesn't learn to stay with one thing and become good at it, otherwise, she can be a Jennie-of-all-trades-and-a-Master-of-none. She gets along with Libra, Aquarius, Leo, Sagittarius and Aries. She should avoid Scorpio who is secretive and dislikes talking as she is open and honest and must communicate. She makes a good teacher, writer, or designer as she is always "young at heart" and she ages well. She isn't a fat person by nature as she needs to be very active. She can have health issues with her nerves and injury to her shoulders and hands.
    26 days ago
  • v PLB0217
    emoticon I hope your day is a groovy one!! emoticon
    27 days ago
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope you have a wonderful day!
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