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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: 30,810

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 A-NEW-OLD-LAURA
    Hey my friend! Are you ready to kick it back in gear?!
    144 days ago
  • v LILYPEARL
    emoticon emoticon emoticon CHOICES CHOICES CHOICES emoticon emoticon emoticon

    Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives - choice, not chance, determines your destiny.
    ― Aristotle

    Have no regrets in life because of the choices you make. Good or bad, they are a learning experience, to help you grow. The only regret in life, is to never make a choice at all.
    ― James Hauenstein

    I can't change it now, and besides, I like who those years made me into.
    ― Meg Collett

    Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.― Roy T. Bennett

    It is so simple: the choices we make in our everyday lives, the things we do or not, define the world we live in.
    ― Bernard Jan

    158 days ago
  • v AOLIVER2017
    Thank you for your comment on my blog. emoticon
    162 days ago
  • v A-NEW-OLD-LAURA
    How did you do today, my friend?
    164 days ago
  • v MARINGAL
    Jen, that is great you are starting now. If I can help you in any way, you know where to find me! ;o) fredie
    165 days ago
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