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"If I've got to lose something, let it be the things I don't need." - Me 9-23-09

"One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life. That word is love." - Sophocles

"The past does not define you, the present does."
— Jillian Michael

“If you’re truly ready for change, it means things will have to be different.” –Sheri Bertolini at

"I'm not dieting. I'm paying ATTENTION to MYSELF." - Jennifer

"Dance like nobody's watching; love like you've never been hurt. Sing like nobody's listening; live like it's heaven on earth." - Mark Twain

"Self-love is the only weight-loss aid that really works in the long run."- Jenny Craig, diet guru

"When life kicks you, let it kick you forward." - Kay Yow

"Strength and honour [are] her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come." - Prov. 31:25

"If you can do your best and forget your worst, you've already got a head start on tomorrow." SparkPeople Healthy Reflections 10-16-08

"The keys to a lifestyle transition are MOTIVATION, HEALTHY HABITS, and CONFIDENCE." SparkPeople

"I'm going to find that 140 pound Jennifer and hold on to her for DEAR LIFE!" Jennifer- Sept. '08

"May today there be peace within me.
May I trust God that I am exactly where I am meant to be.
May I not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.
May I use those gifts that I have received, and pass on the love that has been given to me.
May I be content knowing I am a child of God.
Let His presence settle into my bones, and allow my soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love."
St. Theresa's Prayer

"An adventure is the deliberate, volitional movement out of our comfort zone." - James W. Newman

"Success doesn't come to the chosen few, it comes to the few who have chosen." - Jim Whit from 'Road Signs for Success'

"Whatever is flexible and flowing will tend to grow; whatever is rigid and blocked will wither and die." - Tao Te Ching, Lao Tsu's teachings

"Always be A FIRST-RATE VERSION OF YOURSELF, instead of a second-rate version of someone else." Judy Garland

"...Make the decision, then do something - no matter how small - toward accomplishing what I want."

"Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what YOU CAN do." ~ John Wooden

"I have found that if you love life, life will love you back." -Arthur Rubinstein

"Now faith is being SURE of what we hope for and CERTAIN of what we do not see." Hebrews 11

"Faith is not knowing God CAN, it's knowing God WILL."
(Faith in myself is not knowing I CAN, it's knowing I WILL!)

"Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal -- a commitment to excellence -- that will enable you to attain the success you seek." -- Mario Andretti

WE CAN DO THIS! WE ARE STRONG! Camille (OILPAINTER) "SparkNashville" Team Leader

"Just having the courage to start is a good beginning." - Julie Isphording, former Olympian

"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: 'What! You, too? Thought I was the only one!" - C.S. Lewis

"Beating myself up will not burn calories!" - adapted from another Sparkperson

“My 2009 first quarter goal is to continue to TAKE GOOD CARE OF MYSELF (including adding full-time work). I will continue to practice HEALTHY HABITS in every area of my life (including SPIRITUAL, eating, sleeping, breathing!) and SHED more pounds! I will drop another 10 pounds.” – Jennifer, 1-1-09


Member Since: 9/18/2008

Fitness Minutes: 716

My Goals:
1. Shed 10 pounds by March 1, 2011.

2. Care for, pay attention to, and love myself.

3. Get healthier, body, mind, and soul.

4. Get 8 hours of sleep a night.

5. Drink at least 8 ( 8 oz)glasses of water a day.

6. Be fair, gentle, and committed to myself about losing weight (fit into a size 10-12).

7. FOCUS on what's most important.

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Personal Information:
• Originally from Upstate NY (North, Central, East, West)
• Home is Nashville, TN
• Single mom of three TEEN children
• Historic Preservation buff
• Personal Historian
• Graduate Degree

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For my former Light Blue Bombshell comrades, here's the BOMBSHELL STOMP HAPPY DANCE!!! Enjoy!

Dance like...YOU CAN!

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  • v KAT573
    Ha! mayhap it is a cute avatar, but YOURS is hilarious! Thanks for stopping by and sharing a hoot! emoticon
    2588 days ago
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    Hi Jennifer! Just a reminder ... Weigh ins are due by midnight tonight. Please go to your tracking thread and edit your original post with your current stats.

    Have a great evening!

    2592 days ago
    Hi from the Mocha Maniacs.. I hope you are enjoying the challenge!

    “Those who believe they can do something are probably right – and so are those who believe they can’t."

    Set your mind upon the goal ahead and before you know it you will be there!
    2604 days ago
  • v ~ELLE~
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    2609 days ago
    Hey there...I love your picture!! I had to stop by your page when they said to get to know someone better! I wanted to read your page! Thanks for writing to me...sometimes I get a little down with everything going on here and knowing that I, for whatever reason, inspire or help people makes me happy!!! I hope you do well with the challenge!!!
    2611 days ago
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