JENSTRESS
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I've been on Spark for years. And then off. And then on. And then off.

I came back for a while and thought that I had conquered all of the demons that seemed to keep me going back to fat. Then I lost it again.

In January of 2016, not at my heaviest weight, but not far from it, I decided to make a change. I decided I had to learn what my demons were to conquer them.

I started a program, and I gave myself rules. I gave up sugar for a time (mostly just because I struggled with it) and I worked out. I tracked my food. Then, I realized something. One demon was my binges. I needed to stop them, or help control them. I also needed to control how I responded to them. In the past, I would binge for a day or two, or longer. I'd let it turn into more instead of pushing myself out of it. I would avoid spark to avoid the shame and friends that would encourage me to get back at it.

My rules now are no more than 1 day off spark. No more than 1 day of a true binge. No giving in. No days off from my workouts (barring injury or illness). What I do is not workout to punish myself, but to treat myself well. I eat to treat myself well. I work on moderation in all things.

I'm not perfect, but I'm making progress, and I love it.

I will make my goals and maintain. I'm almost there.



Member Since: 8/13/2010

Fitness Minutes: 28,237

My Goals:
lose weight
be healthy
be a good example of fitness to my kids



*Wear a single digit pant size

*Be excited to go clothes shopping

*Run a 5k with my sisters

*Be able to buy a pair of cute boots and wear them on the outside of my jeans.

*Put on my goal jeans and have them fit


My Program:
I workout usually 6 days a week, but also try to remain active EVERY day getting my 10k of steps in every day. I love weight routines and cardio.

11/8/14 - finished 1 round of Insanity




Personal Information:
I live in Indiana near family and friends.

I'm happy.

I'm a mommy.


Other Information:
Love to read, love movies (my huge downfall since that is sitting and snacking epitomized) and trying to get on the bandwagon of loving to work out!




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  • v NUMD97
    Here's hoping that by now you and your daughter are getting some much needed relief.
    7 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
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    “Perhaps the greatest charity comes when we are kind to each other,
    when we don't judge or categorize someone else,
    when we simply give each other the benefit of the doubt or remain quiet.
    Charity is accepting someone's differences, weaknesses, and shortcomings;
    having patience with someone who has let us down;
    or resisting the impulse to become offended
    when someone doesn't handle something the way we might have hoped.
    Charity is refusing to take advantage of another's weakness
    and being willing to forgive someone who has hurt us.
    Charity is expecting the best of each other."
    ~ Elder Martin J. Ashton ~

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    Thanks Jen for signing up!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    8 days ago
  • v LOSEDAPOUNDS
    You are so right! We can't ALWAYS dance in the rain and it is OK to have negative feelings too. Your comments on my blog were so helpful! Thank you!
    9 days ago
  • v MONKEYSNUFFER
    What happened to dreams 2 real? She is gone too
    9 days ago
  • v MONKEYSNUFFER
    Argh,up a pound. Hopefully tom!!
    9 days ago
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