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JNEW828 is a SparkPeople Motivator!
Hi, My name is Jocelyn. I am an LPN, and I have two wonderful kids.
Ever since I got pregnant with my daughter, 7 years ago, my weight has been out of control. I honestly didn't realize just how out of control my weight had gotten until I sat down and took a good hard look at myself.
Even at my highest weight of 217lbs, I still liked what I saw in the mirror. I still saw myself as thin ( I have NO idea why..) It took some really awful pictures, and a really terrible life experience to turn my world around.
Honestly this entire time, I've just been waiting for the other shoe to drop. I've never thought of myself as someone who could be successful at losing weight, or as someone who had enough willpower to turn down their favorite foods. Every day I surprise myself.
No doubt this process is frustrating. But, no matter how many times I fall, I will pick myself up and keep going. I will do whatever it takes. Will you?
So, I get asked all the time, how long did it take you? Do you have any tips you could give me?
When I moved to GA in March of 2008 I weighed 217 lbs. I didn't really get serious about weight loss until probably the first of May, so it has taken me almost 9 full months to lose 90 lbs, and I just about always average a weight loss of 10 lbs per month.
My calorie range is from 1200-1500 calories per day, but I rarely if ever go over 1400 calories. I track everything I eat in my nutrition tracker that you are welcome to take a look at :) I also track my exercise in my activity tracker, and I aim to burn about 2500 calories per week, exercising about 45 minutes a day six days a week.
As far as tips go, I would say to track your food in your nutrition tracker. That, more than anything else, has made the difference for me.
You really have to be dedicated. You have to be in it to win it. You can't be so so or wishy washy about weight loss. If you are not totally dedicated, you can always 'fake it til you make it' but eventually you are going to have to commit to a healthy lifestyle if you want to lose the weight and keep it off!
My goal is to be healthier and happier and to not be defined by the number on the scale.
I would like to be less jiggly than I am now.. less body fat.. less cellulite! One thing at a time.. Slow and steady wins the race!
I don't have a specific program, per se..
I consume between 1200 and 1400 calories a day, drink 8 glasses of water, and exercise at least 1/2 hour 5-6 times per week.
For exercise I do Step Aerobics with Cathe Friedrich, 30 day shred with Jillian Micheals, or I jog. I try to mix it up so I don't get burnt out.
Just moved back to Indiana after living in Georgia for about a year. Glad to be back!
| current weight: 129.0
Put on your dancing shoes & have a marvelous day!
907 days ago
Happy birthday (tomorrow), Jocelyn!!!!!
From another Jocelyn
HAPPY BIRTHDAY 2013!!!
Where are ya, Done Girl!? I hope no matter where you find yourself in life, you are definitely enjoying it this birthday!!
All the very best!
1005 days ago
Happy BELATED Birthday, DONE GIRL
The Virgo girl is born to a mother who isn't happy with the money the father makes, so the child grows up in a family with a critical parent, so she learns to be critical especially of herself. The father is a good man but rather passive so the shy little Virgo child goes inward for quiet as she doesn't like over-stimulation. She learns to be frugal as money has always been a worry in the home. She doesn't want to be criticized so she works hard to always be ready so she isn't found unprepared. This leads to a lot of stress for the Highly Sensitive Person. Virgo needs alone time and rest. Virgo works well behind the scene helping others look good
Virgo gets along with Pisces, Cancer, Capricorn, taurus and Scorpio, but when a relationship goes bad she will walk out and not look back as she is very capable of living on her own. She often finds a man who is the "bad boy" so she can try to improve or change him, but that doesn't work since he finds her a "nag". She is better off staying with intellectual men who want to be a success and finding one she can help get to the top.
Weight can be an issue for her as she can turn to sweets for comfort, but her sign rules the Sixth House of Health, so she makes a good nurse caring for others. She LOVES to show others the right way to live, so she can be a health coach.
The symbol for Virgo is the Virgin, denoting the puritanical demeanor usually common to those of this sign.
In Virgo the Sun is orderly and thoughtful. With the Sun in Virgo you are predisposed to be hardworking, conscientious, and well-organized. Modest, discriminating and thorough, everything you do, you do well. Practical and down to earth, you are a diligent worker with a competent, discriminating intellect. You are highly analytical and exacting, especially adapted to handling projects with painstaking perfection. Thus, you are fond of good workmanship and the utmost in quality. You are dependable because your approach is always one based on common sense and a realistic and analytical assessment of the problem.
You give much attention to detail, but you can carry this to extremes, becoming fussy and critical, sometimes interfering. Large-scale projects can overwhelm you because of your insistence on perfection. Unless you can deliver such quality, you may become frustrated and discouraged. There is always the tendency and danger with Virgo that the big picture idea will be missed in search of minute details. You expect yourself and everyone around you to be perfect, often setting yourself up for disappointment. Your outlook is too negative and picky sometimes.
Modest and unassuming, you are usually content to live in the background. Your attitude, at times, can become puritanical and prudish. You consider yourself an ordinary person, and you are never given to any airs of pretentiousness or showing off. There may be a tendency for you to see your role as one of service and "behind the scenes" support activity.
You have a serious attitude toward refining your mind and acquiring knowledge. With your highly varied interests, you can gain a remarkable amount of data about different subjects. You instinctively know that you must grasp all parts before you can fully understand the whole. Systematizing and detail organization are your strengths. You are idealistic, but always practical and reasonable. You're not likely to make general statements based on too few facts.
You may be somewhat health conscious, for you have an instinctive sense of balance in diet. You're very sensible in taking care of your health, and for that matter, the health of others. Often, the Virgo becomes exceptionally neat and orderly, even a bit neurotic about cleanliness. You're likely to be susceptible to stress related problems because you do tend to worry too much.
1349 days ago
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Done Girl!!!!!!
1367 days ago
Happy Belated Birthday!!
1368 days ago