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: 28,812

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 LILYPEARL
    emoticon Un-attachment (as opposed to detachment) is the acceptance that each and every person is responsible for his or her own reality, and that our joy, peace, security, and sense of love is not dependent on any other person or situation. We are each responsible for our own emotional well being.
    ― Alaric Hutchinson

    49 days ago
  • v LIMOM2TWINS
    Hi - I just wanted to say HI and hope you are doing well emoticon have a great week!

    Jenn
    70 days ago
  • v IMAWRKNPROGRESS
    Thanks for adding me back, Jenn!
    111 days ago
  • v LILYPEARL
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    Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
    ― Louisa May Alcott

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    126 days ago
  • v LOSEDAPOUNDS
    Sorry to hear you are in a funk :(. Come back!! We miss you! (OK that may be selfish. Come back when you are ready.) I hope you are doing OK with the Lyme. Please know we are thinking of you! I keep checking for your new blog posts because I relate to so much of what you say. Also, thanks for recommending Tumeric. I am taking Himalaya brand. What brand do you use?
    127 days ago
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