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Hi! My name is Jasmine and I am the mother of three and going to school full time to work on my Master's Degree. I was chubby before I had children, and each pregnancy added a bit more "baby fat." I actually had gestational diabetes start in my second and third pregnancies, and since I have a history of diabetes in my family, this caused me to sit up and take notice. So after the birth of my third child and recovering from having three kids (that took about a year for me to mentally ...
Hi! My name is Jasmine and I am the mother of three and going to school full time to work on my Master's Degree. I was chubby before I had children, and each pregnancy added a bit more "baby fat." I actually had gestational diabetes start in my second and third pregnancies, and since I have a history of diabetes in my family, this caused me to sit up and take notice. So after the birth of my third child and recovering from having three kids (that took about a year for me to mentally adjust!), I have decided to chose to have a healthier lifestyle for me and my family.
I started this journey seriously in Jan. 2010 and was elated when I was within 15 lbs. of my goal weight after three months (I had lost 20 lbs). However, not really considering how to maintain the weight loss and giving myself "permission" to "relax" had me right back where I started three months later.
I am starting again and I am excited this time about doing it right and maintaining it. I remind myself that this is not a diet, but a lifestyle change. I am hoping to learn how to maintain the weight loss I achieve and also, to maintain a healthy lifestyle. When I am losing weight, I feel energetic, confident and happy. When I am "taking a break," I feel sluggish, tired and insecure.
So far Sparkpeople has been a great place for me to reflect, document and work towards my weight loss goals. It has also been a great place for me to meet others and feel supported on my journey. I am praying that God blesses this effort and helps me attain my weight loss goals. It's a daily struggle, but it's one that can be accomplished, wiht His help and His grace! With Him "all things are possible!"
Thanks for reading my page and keep me up in prayer! :)
| current weight: 145.4
Member Since: 12/7/2009
Fitness Minutes: 5,181
My goals include:
1) Exercising at least three times a week
2) Drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day
3) Watching portions, eating heatlthier
4) Waking up early and exercising before work/school and everyone is awake!
5)Consistency and Maintenance: I have gotten close to my goal and I don't want to start over again! I want to learn how to be consistent and maintain a healthy weight and exercise routine. This is a lifestyle--not a diet!
Goal: Exercise 3x a week
Maintain 1200-1500 calories daily and log onto SP
Drink minimum of 8 glasses of water a day
Quiet time with God daily
"And we, who...all reflect the Lord's glory, are being transformed into His likeness with ever-increasing glory..."
2 Corinthians 3:18
"I can do all things in Christ who strengthens me." Phil 4:13
Weight Loss Goals:
Starting Weight: 152
(Dec. 28, 2012)
Starting Weight when I began SP: 148 (Jan. 2010)
1/19/2010: 148 lbs.
2/4/2010: 146 lbs.
2/20/2010: 144 lbs.
2/27/2010: 142 lbs.
3/17/2010: 140 lbs.
3/23/2010: 137 lbs.
4/1/2010: 132 lbs
5/6/2010: 142 lbs. (I know! I am getting back on track!)
6/15/2010: 148 lbs.
6/28/2010: 142 lbs.
7/14/2010: 140 lbs.
3/17/2010: 140 lbs, New running shoes
140 lbs :New Running Shoes
135 lbs: Date night with Hubby
130 lbs: New Purse
Day at the Spa
120 lbs: Time for new clothes! :)
115 lbs: Have family pictures at portrait studio