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@ 185 lbs April 2011 at my step-son's ROTC awards banquet -WOW! what a difference from last year!!





@ 240 lbs April, 2010 at my step-son's ROTC awards ceremony



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Jessie Hess - "just fix the flat and keep going"

�Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think".... ~A.A. Milne~
I have made a promise to repeat that to myself several times a day and even more through the rough patches.


I started my weight loss journey at Curves about 6 years ago. While it was an incredible starting point and taught me so much of what I know about diet and exercise now, my body got too used to it and I plateaued for far ...
�Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think".... ~A.A. Milne~
I have made a promise to repeat that to myself several times a day and even more through the rough patches.


I started my weight loss journey at Curves about 6 years ago. While it was an incredible starting point and taught me so much of what I know about diet and exercise now, my body got too used to it and I plateaued for far too long. My body was craving more variety, more challenges and more control over my exercise plan. That's when I became an avid "work out at homer"!! The time I spent driving to the gym or Curves I could spend on a workout and there were no longer any excuses for not working out! That was in February of 2010. A year later I have lost over 60 lbs and am proud to be titled a fitness guru by my friends and family! My husband is an amazing support system as are the friends I have surrounded myself with! I am proud to say that I have been an inspiration to many of my friends to begin their own health and fitness regimen (including my doctor-how awesome is that?!). I am a firm believer that the mind body connection is the key to weight loss. In other words, you cannot change the outside until you change the inside; you cannot change the body until you change the mind.

I used to be so negative, tired all the time and ticked off at the world. I am now uplifting, happy (that feeling still throws me sometimes!), full of energy and ready to motivate the masses!

I won't lie....it is hard...it is very very hard...but the rewards are so incredible that all of the hard work is more than worth it.

Please remember that with anything this hard you WILL have setbacks-they are inevitable-but they are no reason to give up. If you have a flat tire you fix the flat and keep going; you don't poke holes in all of the other tires. So if you have a setback don't go poking holes in all of your tires-just fix your flat and keep on going!
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Member Since: 1/14/2007

SparkPoints: 52,598

Fitness Minutes: 76,852

My Goals:
I have shed 95 lbs. since February 2010 and seriously toned up! I am only about 27 lbs. from my "ideal weight", which is a lot closer than I ever thought I would be! I am so excited that I am now a Certified Fitness Trainer through the ISSA and a Certified Circuit Coach at Curves.

Short term to mid term goals :
Since I am so close to my "ideal" weight. At this point, I am focusing on body weight percentage, instead of lbs, to ensure that I lose body fat and not lean body mass. By mid July (2012) I would like to decrease my body fat percentage by 5% so that it is in the upper limits of the "normal" range. This represents a loss of 11 lbs over 3 months (a little less than a lb. a week).
I will also begin tracking measurements like waist, bust, hips, arms, thighs, because my clothes and mirror tell a story of toning and inches lost

My Program:
Home exercise & toning: KETTLEBELL, stability ball, "My Gym" equipment, weights, toning band , and a variety of videos including all of coach nicole's, biggest loser, kickboxing, bellydancing and aerobics....the key to success is variety variety variety! I love working out at home because it gives me so much to choose from!

Personal Information:
I was born and raised in Buffalo New York and moved to Kingsport, Tennessee in 2008....I am re-married and loving being in love with my sweetheart! I have 2 wonderful boys age 16 and 14 and a step-son age 17.

Other Information:
January 2010 start- 262
February 2010 lbs. lost: 11
March 2010 lbs lost: 4.5
April 2010 lbs lost- 8
May 2010 lbs lost -8
June 2010 lbs lost-4
July 2010 lbs lost-10
August 2010 lbs lost - 0
September 2010 lbs lost - 7.5
Oct. 2010 lbs. lost -4
November 2010 - 0
December 2010 - 2
January 2011 -7
February 2011-2
March 2011- 6
April 2011- 4
May 2011 -3
June 2011-0
July 2011- 0
August 2011 - 5
Sept. 2011 - 0
Oct. 2011 - 1
Nov. 2011 - 1
Dec. 2011- 4
LBS. LOST IN '10: 59
LBS. LOST IN '11: 230
TOTAL LBS. LOST '10-'11: 89
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2012....
Jan. 2012 - 2
February 2012 - 2
March 2012 - 2
April 2012 - 0

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FITN2014-TSP
4/30/2014 11:39:29 PM

They have changed the way a leader can contact members of the team. If you are not active on a team for 30 days are more a team leader can not send you a spark goodie I do not think you will receive messages from the team either but I have not received a confirmation on that. However, the changes will make it less and less likely I will be able to communicate with less active members. At this point we only have 6 active members 4 of which have visited the team because I was able to contact them recently. I feel these changes have thrown up one more obstacle to helping build the team. I will see how things go over the next couple of weeks but I may end up ending the team in the event the members fall to 2 or less active members. Thanks for your continued support.

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4/13/2014 10:21:20 PM

FYI- I just posted a new challenge at The Daily Sparker. Check it out. If you are working on 3 or more goals then this is the challenge for you. The Take 3 challenge is posted in the challenge section at the Daily Spaker. I set up a chat thread where we can chat and report on our goal progress. Goodies will be rewarded. Please come participate.

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1/13/2014 12:41:45 PM

Hope you are making progress. Just wanted to say hello and wish you a successful, health filled week.

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2/1/2013 11:21:49 PM

Welcome to the All Health Professionals SparkTeam!

So pleased you've joined our Team! Great to have a long-term Sparker like yourself joining our ranks...looks like you've been going great Sparks a-blazin'! :-)

Taking care of ourselves ROCKS! Building a new & healthy lifestyle and practicing what we preach is what All Health Professionals and SparkPeople is all about!

Stick with the SPARK and we'll ALL reach our health and wellness goals TOGETHER!

Don, Co-Leader of All Health Professionals, Binghamton Area Losers and Laid Off But Staying Strong SparkTeams
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FITN2014-TSP
11/21/2012 6:34:02 PM

Congratulations on completing your exam and starting your certification. That is a big accomplish...Congratulations.

Tracey- The Daily Sparker.

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