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May 2014 - 158 lbs. At my brother's wedding in Tennessee.



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Hey there! My name is Jen, and I'm a 33 year-old mom and wife. I'm on a mission to lose 50 pounds.

The last time I looked and felt truly great was in college (2000-2004). I was about 110 lbs and fit into a size 0/2. My goal is to get back to that weight and happiness again. Every year since I graduated, my weight has consistently gone up. When I begin a weight loss plan and have success, I always seem to eventually give up, overeat, and gain the weight back - plus more. I ...
Hey there! My name is Jen, and I'm a 33 year-old mom and wife. I'm on a mission to lose 50 pounds.

The last time I looked and felt truly great was in college (2000-2004). I was about 110 lbs and fit into a size 0/2. My goal is to get back to that weight and happiness again. Every year since I graduated, my weight has consistently gone up. When I begin a weight loss plan and have success, I always seem to eventually give up, overeat, and gain the weight back - plus more. I also had a baby in 2012, and while I initially lost most of the weight I gained during pregnancy, I've gained so much more in the past year becoming a stay-at-home mom. I'm at my highest weight ever right now - 165 lbs.

Spark People is truly the tool I need to stay on track. I love connecting with others on their weight-loss journeys, especially those who are also moms or struggling with a similar weight loss goal. Please reach out to me if you'd like to connect! :)

PROGRESS LOG:

10.08.14 - 165.2 lbs.
10.09.14 - 162.8 lbs.
10.10.14 - 163.2 lbs.
10.11.14 - 163.4 lbs.
10.12.14 - 162.6 lbs.
10.13.14 - 162.0 lbs.
10.14.14 - 160.6 lbs.
10.15.14 - 161.4 lbs.
10.16.14 - 161.4 lbs.
------------------------------ Fell off the wagon! :/
11.11.14 - 163.4 lbs.
11.12.14 - 165.2 lbs.
11.18.14 - 165.2 lbs.
11.24.14 - 164.8 lbs.
11.25.14 - 164.8 lbs.
11.26.14 - 163.8 lbs.
------------------------------ Time to really buckle down!
12.01.14 - 164.4 lbs.
12.02.14 - 165.0 lbs.
12.03.14 - 165.0 lbs.
12.04.14 - 164.0 lbs.
12.05.14 - 164.0 lbs.
12.06.14 - 164.0 lbs.
12.07.14 - 164.4 lbs.
12.08.14 - 164.8 lbs.
12.09.14 - 163.0 lbs.
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Member Since: 3/29/2011

SparkPoints: 6,668

Fitness Minutes: 1,688

My Goals:
My ultimate goal is to achieve a healthy weight of 115 lbs. (I'm only 4'11".) I want to make eating healthy and fitness a part of my everyday lifestyle. I want to feel confident again and look and feel my very best.

MINI HEALTH GOALS:
(X) Go one week without a binge - DONE! 10/15/14

(X) Run 3 days in one week. DONE! 10/15/14

( ) Give up added sugar for one month

(X) Join a gym - DONE! 11/12/14

( ) Achieve "overweight" BMI range (29.9 or below = 153 lbs.)

( ) Receive a compliment about my weight loss from someone.

( ) Run a 5K in Spring 2015 or sooner.

( ) Achieve "healthy" BMI range (24.9 or below = 127 lbs.)

MINI WEIGHT GOALS:
( ) 159
( ) 155
( ) 153 = achieve "overweight" BMI goal
( ) 150
( ) 145
( ) 140 = halfway to goal weight!
( ) 135
( ) 130
( ) 127 = achieve "healthy" BMI goal
( ) 125
( ) 120
( ) 115 GOAL!!!

My Program:
Right now, my plan is to:
- Track ALL calories consumed, staying within 1,500 calories/day
- Exercise at least 3 times/week, including running and working out at home.
- Drink water constantly throughout the day.
- Log into SP daily.

Personal Information:
I'm a stay-at-home mom and love taking care of my 2 year-old son. I love to organize and am always trying something new that I saw on Pinterest. I really enjoy running outside (except in the cold) and I'm an Ohio State Buckeyes fan. I earned my BA in Organizational Communication from Wright State University in 2004, where I met my awesome husband.

Other Information:
This quote motivates me so much:

"Your dreams are as hungry as your demons. Make sure you are feeding the right ones."

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DAVIS_6311
12/12/2014 9:51:14 AM

emoticon That's great you've lost another pound! It's amazing how when you consistently follow the "plan", you consistently see results! emoticon

It will be hard with all the parties but if you plan ahead and up your water and exercise it shouldn't derail you too much. There are plenty of articles here on SP that talk about how to choose healthy foods and prepare yourself for parties.

Just like another Sparker told me, one healthy meal didn't make you lose weight so one bad meal won't make you fat. Just be careful not to let that one bad meal turn into a day or week of bad eating. Each bite we take we make a choice! emoticon



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STEPHM-ARATHON
12/11/2014 12:15:44 PM

Hey, thanks for the add. Good luck on your half marathon training and half marathon this spring! I have allowed for run/walk ratio on some of mine, especially the first so that helped take the pressure off. It's a great goal just to cross a finish line and if you end up knocking it out of the park, that's even better :)



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SUEARNOLD1
12/8/2014 8:29:19 PM

You're welcome and thanks for the add. I added you too.

Here's to learning together!



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CARLING33
12/8/2014 10:26:14 AM

I hope you had a great weekend. GO BUCKS! That game was SO awesome and I'm so glad we got in to the playoff! I hope you were able to stay on track this weekend. I stayed away from the alcohol (they didn't serve it at the game), so that helped me. I did eat bar food, but was able to maintain. I'll take that! My Christmas gatherings start this weekend, so my goal is to stay on a strict plan through the week so I can still enjoy myself on the next several weekends of get-togethers. If I can maintain through the end of the month, I will consider that a huge success!

I hope all is well and I hear from you soon!



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BECKYSFRIEND
12/6/2014 7:09:06 AM

I've added you as a friend, too. Have a great weekend



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