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me on the left at 180 lbs :)

October 2008 :) looking good

me at my highest weight - July 2007 (293lbs)


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Hi, my name is Jennifer I have been heavy most of my life and like all of us blames it on everything from metabolism to time crunches and budget, when th truth of the matter is that it was as simple as not knowing how to properly manage my weight. In July of 2007 I weighed myself and was shocked to see 293lbs come up on the scale and cryed....then I got angry and KNEW I had to do something about it. I started reading up on healthier options and going to the gym. Through hard work, determination, and lifestyle changes I was able to lose over 100lbs! I felt great! I met the love of my life.....and then life took a few turns. After a severe back injury at work I stopped going to the gym, I lost faith in myself that I could fight through the pain. We then found out we were unexpectedly expecting and I fell into that "I'm eating for two" mentality :( we unfortunately lost that angel and I fell into a deep depression only to find out 2 months later we were blessed with a second chance! I gained 50 pounds while carrying our son but was determined to lose it. I started slowly doing the Jillian Michaels DVDs while my son happily bounced in his jolly jumper and was able to get back down to 200. And then.......another surprise lol not only were we elated to find out we were again expecting but we were expecting TWINS!!!!!! During this pregnancy I gained 60+ pounds again! I don't blame my pregnancies for my weight gain, it was me. I ate more than I should have and I ate the wrong things.
This brings us to today. My son is a healthy energetic 2 1/2 year old and my beautiful twin daughters are 4 months. My days are hectic and sometimes I don't even have time to thing straight. But through the amazing support of my man I have started tracking through spark people again and joined (and am going) to the gym lol it's my "quiet time", my solitude, my happy place. I have renewed faith in myself and know I am going to own this! I can say though, these last few years have taught me a very valuable cannot simply "diet" and expect changes to stick. You truly do have to make a lifestyle change for a life time! It's hard to start the journey all over again but I will not let that get me down :)
Here goes nothing! Here goes everything!

Member Since: 3/1/2009

Fitness Minutes: 6,094

My Goals:
to lose 2 lbs a week
to do 30 minutes- 1 hour of physical activity/day

My Program:
1. Follow my calorie intake to a "T"
2. DO NOT have "cheat days"
3. Drink lots of water
4. cut out 99% alcohol consumption
5. Cardio 5-6 days/week
6. Strength training now incorporated 2-3 days per week
7. be a motivator for my friends

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I am a 34 year old mother of 4....yes 4 lol after achieving my weight loss goals years ago (losing over 100lbs) I gained a large majority of it back. I am starting fresh and looking forward to improving my health.

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