JESS63085
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This was me on our honeymoon in June 2010. 274 pounds




Summer 2012


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My name is Jessica. I'm a 28 year old pre-school teacher. I married my wonderful husband in May 2010. I have struggled with my weight for most of my life. I have tried losing weight before, but I always gave up. When my husband and I got engaged in November 2009, I told myself I wanted to lose weight for our wedding. I lost 13 pounds, but with the stress of the wedding and other things going on, I ended up gaining it back. Having to buy pants a size bigger for my rehearsal dinner was painful. I have struggled with anxiety and panic attacks for a few years now. I was having daily panic attacks, so I went to my doctor in November 2010. She said she could change my medicine, but the best treatment for anxiety would be to exercise at least 30 minutes a day. I joined a gym that day, and I am now working on counting calories and tracking what I am eating. I am determined to lose all of the weight and keep it off. I want to have kids, and I want to be a healthy mom. I also want to live a long, healthy life with my husband.

Update: I got pregnant with twins in January 2013, and my son and daughter were born August 31. I am so in love with my beautiful, healthy babies. I gained 55 pounds during my pregnancy. I lost some of the weight right away, but bad habits have caused me to gain some of it back. My new goal is to get back to my pre-baby weight, and then to get to my original goal weight!

Starting Weight (11/17/10): 274 pounds
Current Weight (11/17/12): 152.2 pounds
Goal Weight: 140 pounds


Member Since: 5/8/2010

Fitness Minutes: 25,100

My Goals:
-Losing 134 pounds is my overall goal.
-I want to shop in regular stores, not plus size stores.
-I want to be healthy when my husband and I start our family.


My Program:
-Tracking calories on Spark.
-60 minutes of cardio 4 times a week
-Strength training 3 times a week
-Drink 8 glasses of water daily.



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  • v LACKEY99
    I just came across a post you did and noticed how WELL you are doing! Such an inspiration to others like me, just starting. Thank you for sharing your tracker on your posts!!!

    BTW, I love your smile :) Have a great day!
    1633 days ago
  • v PPHILLIPS9
    HI JUST STOPPED BY WITH A SMILE emoticon I cant touch my toes at all , but If God had wanted me to touch my toes
    He would have put them up higher on my body. I hope you are having a great day emoticon emoticon
    1835 days ago
  • v PPHILLIPS9
    HI IT'S JUST ME AND YES I AM STALKING YOU HA, HA, JUST STOPPING IN TO CHECK ON YOU TO SEE WHAT YOU ARE emoticon EATING THIS WEEK AND WHAT emoticon WORKOUTS YOU WILL BE DOING THIS WEEK OR WORKING IN THE GARDEN I HOPE YOU ARE ENJOYING THE emoticon WEATHER emoticon WHAT EVER YOU ARE DOING MAKE SURE YOU LIKE IT , YOU ARE HAVING FUN AND YOU CHALLENGE YOURSELF THIS WEEK emoticon .
    1845 days ago
  • v PPHILLIPS9
    When things go wrong
    and sometimes they will
    when the road you are struggling in
    Is a twisted hill

    When you need help
    and the debts are high,
    you want to smile
    But you have to sigh

    When care is pressing
    you down a bit
    rest if you must
    But never quit

    Life is hard
    during its twists and turns
    as everyone of us
    Sometimes learns

    And many a failure
    will turn about
    when we might have won
    Had we stuck it out

    Never give up
    though the pace seems slow
    you just may succeed
    With another blow

    You never can tell
    how close you are
    it may be near
    and still seem so far

    Stick to the fight
    when at your hardest hit
    its when things seem worse
    That you must never quit
    1850 days ago
  • v MELLABELLAS
    Hi! I stumbled across your spark page and read your intro. I also have anxiety problems that I deal with daily. I added you as a spark friend so we can walk this journey together.
    Congrats on your weight loss so far!

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    1857 days ago
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