JLHNELL
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This is me, 15 pounds lighter - and no longer afraid of the camera! I love this picture, because this smile shows exactly how I feel about myself now - excited and proud of my progress, and already more active with my kiddos, as you can see!




March 2014


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Have slowly and steadily gained weight through medical school and residency, and then through 2 pregnancies. For years, searched for the motivation that would help me make a healthy change, but couldn't find it. Then, through a combination of factors, I came to realize that it was now or never. Found Sparkpeople.com by chance when looking for a good nutritional calculator, as I have rediscovered a love of cooking now that I stopped working and became a stay-at-home mom. Am just getting started but have fallen in love with this website. I am also using some additional tools (The Beck Diet Solution book, and Shaklee Cinch products) to help me on my way.

Member Since: 8/10/2010

Fitness Minutes: 45,461

My Goals:
- Meet goal weight
- Increase physical fitness
- Set a healthy example for my family, friends, and patients
- Feel happy, healthy, attractive, and fit like I once did
-Prevent development of diabetes and heart disease


My Program:
- Sparkpeople.com nutritional and fitness trackers
- The Beck Diet Solution
- Shaklee Cinch products



Personal Information:
Live with my fantastic hubby and my two adorable but exhausting kiddos. Am a family physician, but have taken a break from active practice to raise my kids and focus on our family. Have become heavily involved in my kids' school system, and while I relish the challenge the stress and time commitment has made me realize that I still need to make time to focus on my health.


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"Today Could Be The Day You Do The Impossible"

My dad used to leave this message on the seat of my car on the mornings I had track meets in highschool. I saved a copy all these years, and posted it on my fridge to motivate me.




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