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January 2017

A new commitment, a fresh start. A promise to myself that I am worth it, and that I can do this!


A year on Spark People has seen some significant changes in my life. I have a much better attitude to exercise and fitness, and a much greater awareness of healthy choices on the food front, but I can't in all honesty say that I have lost the weight I wanted to. Now is the time to heighten my efforts, get truly focused and start putting into practice all that I have learnt. A new year, a renewed effort, and a new me!

January 2013
Am finally starting to make progress and see results. I realise again how important a healthy life is to me, and just how much I want to make substantial changes to be the best I can be. My main goal at this stage is to get to Onederland and it is well within reach over the next few months. I would never have got this far without the wonderful support of my Spark Friends, and I am more determined than ever to achieve my goals!

Member Since: 1/27/2011

Fitness Minutes: 28,491

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1)Track, track, track
2)Try and achieve at least 1000 fitness minutes per month
3) Aim for next goal of 199 lbs by Easter

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I live in Christchurch, New Zealand. I am a librarian, enjoy reading, craft work, movies, and gardening. I love the outdoors and adore NZs beautiful mountain, lakes, rivers and beaches.

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    "If you have made mistakes...there is always another chance for may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call "failure" is not the falling down, but the staying down."
    -- Mary Pickford
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    Thank you for your kind comment on my blog, "In Memory of My Dear Friend, Little_Queen." The Mary Pickford quote was one of her favorites. Have a blessed day.
    1443 days ago
  • v DOODIE59
    Hi Jenna
    I'm glad to hear about your garden -- I'm not much of a gardener myself but two of my sisters and my mother have always loved gardening. It is very clearly a venue of expression and creativity and growth. Not to mention, it is very satisfying to grow the foods you eat (and share!).

    I can only imagine how much you miss your mother. She was such a big part of your life, and therefore a huge loss. You were lucky to be so close with her. One of my PEI friends headed off on a grand adventure with her 85-year-old mother this past summer, and I thought of you and your mother's travel adventures when she told me about it. Cherish your good memories -- they'll help you heal:)
    Big hugs to you, and I am really glad to hear you're doing well healthwise -- excellent work!
    1481 days ago
  • v CANNIE50
    Thank you for your comments on my "cry" blog. Yes, I do believe my sister's outcome is positive. I am going to visit her next week, so I can take her to her second chemotherapy treatment, and help her around the house, and just spend some time with her. She lives about 7 hours south of me, so I don't see her as often as I would like. Your relationship with your mom sounds like it was such a sweet and loving one, filled with nice companionship. How nice that you enjoyed a mother who who so lovely, and she was blessed with you. Your grief is such an act of love. What a tribute to your mother, that she is missed so.
    1481 days ago
  • v DOODIE59
    Hello Jenna
    I hope all is good in your part of the world:) Thinking of you, and hoping that your spirits are not too low. Big hugs,
    1490 days ago
    Stopping by to wish you a great week. Hugs! The jam sounds good. Our winter has been a challenge. Can't wait for garden season.
    1496 days ago
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