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August 2008 Introduction: Hi. I'm Jacque, a 46 year-old, mother of three daughters (two of whom will be in college as of the 22nd of this month), wife, and attorney, who has 61 pounds to lose to reach my goal. Most of my personal enjoyment comes from family and friends (often involving cooking or eating), travel abroad (where we love to visit local grocery stores and restaurants and sample local cuisines), reading (often about food) and cooking/experimenting with new cuisines, foods and recipes--hmmmm . . . beginning to see a pattern here?!?

February 2009 update: I'm still in this and working toward a healthy future. When I began losing weight in June of 2008, I weighed 200 pounds and wore a size 20. I'm currently at 150 but far stronger and healthier due to better eating habits, lots of cardio and strength training, and down 6 dress sizes to a size 8 (and squeeze into smaller sizes on occasion). My goals for the year include a sprint triathlon in early summer and riding across Missouri on the Katy Trail on my bike in the fall.

Member Since: 8/8/2008

Fitness Minutes: 9,928

My Goals:
Just trying to get healthy and build a habit to stay there!

Trying to lower blood presure, to manage arthritis and to avoid diabetes and heart disease.

Mid-term goal: Enough weight loss to fit into my wedding dress by my 6th wedding anniversary on 3/15/09 - ACHIEVED 2/2009(SEE PHOTO GALLERY)

Other goals:
--Have my skirts hang the same length in the front as in the back
--Rid myself of upper arm flabbiness
--Be able to do child's pose in yoga practice without my stomach getting in the way - ACHIEVED
--Re-enter the biking habit - ACHIEVED Fall 2008
--Be small enough that those tiny, little gym towels actually provide meaningful coverage!

Long term goals:
--strong and size 4
--ride across Missouri on the Katy Trail before I turn 50
--complete a triathlon
--strong enough to do 100 regular pushups

My Program:
I'm doing Curves circuit training 3x/week; practicing Yoga 1x/week; taking Zumba class 1x/week; taking another six-week Boot Camp fitness class 3x/week and trying to fit biking in when the weather permits.

Personal Information:
I've been a midwestern girl all my life but have had the good fortune to travel frequently in the past few years.

My favorite activites are reading, cooking, swimming, traveling, and sports (you name it, I like it -- guess that's the competitive edge in me that comes from growing up the youngest of four children and the only (baby) girl.)

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Most recent book club reviewed book: The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson

Up next: hmmmmm

Just read: The Memory of Running by Ron McLarty

Currently Reading: Peace Like a River

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  • v KIWI122
    Just checking in with you.....you are doing awesome, Jacque!! Have you lost even more weight? By the look of the tracker on your page, it appears so. Congratulations on really persevering and doing so well!! emoticon
    2787 days ago
  • v IMAGIN8

    The beans were tasty, but took a heck of a lot longer to cook than the recipe said. I think they're more a job for a pressure cooker. But I'd make them again.

    I love Vancouver and lived there for a few years, but you should expect lots of grey skies and rain at this time of year. If the sun comes out the beauty will knock your socks off -- San Francisco is a poor imitation by comparison. If you have time, go for a walk along Jericho Beach and Spanish Banks. Or go for a little drive to the North Shore and visit Deep Cove - very charming. Have a great trip!
    2790 days ago
  • v KIWI122
    Hi Jacque, thanks so much for your kind words on my blog!! Wishing you a fabulous day!! emoticon
    2793 days ago
  • v IMAGIN8
    Thanks for the lovely balloons, Jacque. You're doing a fantastic job with your weight loss goals, keep it up!
    2793 days ago
  • v KIWI122
    Hi...me again. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! Your words about it being Fat Tuesday were funny and made me smile!! emoticon
    2796 days ago
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