JAMIECARDER   19,573
SparkPoints
15,000-19,999 SparkPoints
 
 
October 22, 2011





Week 1, Day 1





Week 39, Day 7



I have 21 pics in my gallery





Awards





See All SparkPeople Motivators


 
One Woman's Journey to Get Healthy

Hello! My name is Jamie... I'm a 32-year old mom of 2 beautiful children. My weight has always fluctuated but has never been much of an issue. Two and a half years ago I quit working to become a stay-at-home mom. That was when my weight really started to spiral out of control. Just before Christmas 2010 I hit rock bottom, realizing that I weighed more than I had ever weighed, including through my pregnancies. I knew it was time to do something. I signed up for our neighborhood's annual ...
Hello! My name is Jamie... I'm a 32-year old mom of 2 beautiful children. My weight has always fluctuated but has never been much of an issue. Two and a half years ago I quit working to become a stay-at-home mom. That was when my weight really started to spiral out of control. Just before Christmas 2010 I hit rock bottom, realizing that I weighed more than I had ever weighed, including through my pregnancies. I knew it was time to do something. I signed up for our neighborhood's annual Biggest Loser contest and on January 7th, 2011, I started my journey to become a healthier, stronger person.

Just like many of you, I have struggled to lose weight many times in the past. Each time I've tried it has ended unsuccessfully. This time I went about losing weight a different way.

The first thing I did was accept the fact that I had to be in this body, mind, and soul. It has to be a long-term change, not just something I do for a few weeks or months. I also realized that it meant changing my lifestyle and the way I eat overall. I am not good at diets so I knew I was headed in the right direction.

I've invested in a few workout dvds over the years and added a couple more to my collection to keep things fresh. I know that exercise does not have to be a nuisance to work - you can have fun while you're doing it. I love the Zumba and Dancing with the Stars workouts. And if I need some extra motivation, I pull out one of my Biggest Losers Workouts. Bob and Jillian are great for kicking anyone's butt into shape.

(Updated 06/10/11) I am now 15 lbs from my goal weight and struggling again. I have learned that losing those last few pounds really is the toughest part. I haven't given up yet and I'm not going to. I'm having to switch my routine up a little more often as my body continues to fight me as it gets comfortable with a certain workout. I know that I can do this though and I'm not stopping now!
Read More About JAMIECARDER (Updated June 10)




SparkFriends



SparkTeams



My Ticker:

 current weight: 143.8 
 
185
172.5
160
147.5
135


 
Interact with JAMIECARDER

Send Member a Private Message








Recent Blogs:





 
Profile

Member Since: 8/21/2010

SparkPoints: 19,573

Fitness Minutes: 25,629

My Goals:
Since reaching the halfway point to my goal weight, I've come to realize that it is going to be more difficult as I get closer. As my body changes, I have had to re-evaluate my goals to determine what is realistic and not so much.

After our BL Contest is over, I hope to participate in at least 3 5Ks before the end of the year and the Disney Princess Run in February 2012.

My Program:
I've used Zumba and other random programs, but my current favorite is Turbo Jam. I'm also using C25K to train for the 5Ks and more that I want to participate in. In addition to those, I decided to take on the 30-Day Shred for the 3rd time. I am determined to finish it this time and next month plan to do a different JM Routine.

Profile Image





 
 



Jack-O-Lantern
From:
JESSYVIRGINY

Woo Hoo!
From:
FORGIVENDOTK

Sunshine
From:
CITYKATT78

Eggs
From:
GINGERPAWZ

Clover
From:
GINGERPAWZ

Valentine
From:
JANDK156




Member Comments:
JESSYVIRGINY
9/15/2012 8:18:23 PM

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Wishing you a wonderful weekend emoticon

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon



Report Inappropriate Comment
ZACEVETOB
8/30/2012 11:01:59 AM

♪♫**.♥ .**♫♪ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♪♫**.♥ .**♫♪

Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek. ~ Mario Andretti

Have a wonderful day, Jessica

♪♫**.♥ .**♫♪ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♪♫**.♥ .**♫♪



Report Inappropriate Comment
MEL418
4/26/2012 11:57:05 PM

Jamie, it's been a loooong time since I've been on sparkpeople...I used to be on your Sexy Strawberry team on MOMMY to WOWWY and I just want to say that you look so AMAZING!!! Such an inspiration...great work!



Report Inappropriate Comment
NATUREGRL3
4/17/2012 5:23:53 PM

Jamie, Congratulations on great work! The before and after pictures show really amazing effort and dedication you put forth. Just wanted to give a little "You go girl" of support as you fight for those last 15. :)



Report Inappropriate Comment
HEREAGAIN2012
4/7/2012 12:54:39 PM

Wow!! Your before and after pics are amazing!!! Keep up the good work!!



Report Inappropriate Comment
Member Comments Page (442 total):  123Next >Last >>

See My SparkFavorites
View My Food and Exercise Log
Report Inappropriate Page