Jennifer with Daisy at a Powwow in November 07
Sage and Daisy playing in the bubbles.
The band I play with once a year. I want to wear my leopard skirt again this November when we play again at the Washington Hilton!
I gained 30 pounds in 4 years... the cause??? wedded bliss, adopting two babies, going back to finish my Ph.D., plantar fasciitis in my left foot, chocolate being declared healthy, garden variety laziness??? who knows... but it was there and I was NOT happy about it. THEN I found Spark People. I started Sparking in January 2007 and lost 24 pounds.
Unfortunately, I had to have abdominal surgery in September 07 and that put me flat on my back for two months and a long recovery time with no exercise afterward. My loved ones brought me food. I ate. I gained 20 pounds. But, you know what, if I hadn't lost the 24 pounds, I'd be looking at 44 pounds to lose now, rather than 20. I know I can do this by using the spark plan. I know because I've already done it once... and I'm enjoying doing it again.
This is a fantastic lifestyle with wonderful folks to take the journey alongside. Keep the Spark!
While I can be as silly as the next person about my appearance... I really want to improve my overall health. So, drinking water, eating healthy foods, exercising, sleeping, playing, laughing and staying positive are all important goals for me.
I am also currently working on completing my Ph.D. in Health Education and Promotion. My area of interest is working with American Indians and developing nations to help increase awareness of behaviors that can lead to a healthier life.
My mainstay is a Yourself: Fitness DVD for strength training and a Tai Chi video. Also taking the stairs for four flights or less. Parking farther away from the door. Running to the bathroom from all the water I'm drinking now!
I am originally from Alabama, and am a member of the Cherokee Tribe of Northeast Alabama. I lived with my family on a little lakeside homestead about 25 miles inland from Charleston, South Carolina for 8 years. We moved to Memphis in June. My husband is from Isisford, Queensland, Australia. We have two little girls we have adopted. We also have two grown natural children each, for a total of six. The older kids have given us 7 grand kids... 3 boys and 4 girls.
Anything with Jimmy Stewart, Jim Garner or Cary Grant in it.
Eric Clapton, CSNY, anything from Motown, Carole King, James Taylor, Neil Young, and Joe Cocker
Favorite TV Shows:
My Name Is Earl
All of Jane Austen's works
Shel Silverstein's Poetry
Raised bed gardening
Henhouse full of uncaged chickens for fresh eggs
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I just saw an old post of yours suggesting map-walk. Gosh, I love it. Thanks its the neatest thing.
2061 days ago
I'm finally getting back on SP and wanted to wish my friends a happy & healthy 2010!!
2340 days ago
Ok...Here we go! I'm sparking again!! Wish me luck. lol ~love you!
2538 days ago
Hi Jenny - just wondering if you're still Sparking! Miss hearing from you!
2546 days ago
haven't seen you in a while - hope all is well
2664 days ago