MOM2KATEANNA   7,242
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After a false start on this journey for the last couple of years, my body has final started screaming "Help!". This time I have made a promise to listen to my body and believe in myself!

I have struggled with my weight since the birth of my eldest daughter 8 1/2 years ago. After the birth of second daughter three years ago, I gave up on myself completely. My health has gone downhill significantly in the last year and I am done feeling bad all the time!

I am 100% ...
After a false start on this journey for the last couple of years, my body has final started screaming "Help!". This time I have made a promise to listen to my body and believe in myself!

I have struggled with my weight since the birth of my eldest daughter 8 1/2 years ago. After the birth of second daughter three years ago, I gave up on myself completely. My health has gone downhill significantly in the last year and I am done feeling bad all the time!

I am 100% ready to make a change for myself and most important my family!
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Member Since: 3/27/2008

SparkPoints: 7,242

Fitness Minutes: 10,950

My Goals:
Lose 60 pounds! - I am halfway there - 6/11/2011
Only 8 pounds to go! - 7/18/12

Run my 1st Half-Marathon September 2nd, 2012 - IN TRAINING!!!

Run in the Illinois Marathon's 5k on April 29. 2011 - Done!!! Time - 40:56
5K April 27, 2012 - 36:50
10K April 28, 2012 - 1:18:49

Run in the Pirate 5k Havre de Grace, MD July 9th, 2011 - Break 38:00 - DNS due to bronchitis. This was really disappointing.


Eat!!-Healthy that is!

Track my food.

Move -for at least 20 minutes a day.

....and you know what? I really want to be able cross my legs comfortably when I am sitting! - I can do this now!!!

New goal! - Run a Marathon before I am 40. I've got 4 years to get this done. (7/19/2012 - Thinking about doing one Jan. 2014)

My Program:
I started my journey using Leslie Sansone's Walk Away the Pounds DVDs but I am now able to jog for up to 30 minutes. I also really like Denise Austin's Burn Fat Fast and Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred. Biggest Loser Last Chance Workout is another one of my favorites since it incorporates strength training. We also bought an elliptical in February and I love it! I am on it about 4 to 5 times a week.



Personal Information:
My name is Jennifer. I am a 37 year-old mother of two and am from Champaign, IL! Go ILLINI! I am also a middle school math teacher and I am constantly on the go!

Other Information:
Dead Last Finish is greater than Did Not Finish is greater, greater than Did Not Start!

Saw this on the back of T-shirt during the last 5K that I participated in. So true!


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THEMIGHTYLILLIE
9/15/2011 10:46:16 PM

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You know what I don't get? Why don't we see the emoticons above very often? I mean, I can't even tell you how often I have need of a mullet guy, a sandwich with a glass of wine, an ab roller looking machine, a dump truck and drama masks........ not to mention ALL of the international flags. It is pity we don't have any useless emoticons on here.........

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ABSOLUTZER0
6/22/2011 6:58:12 PM

Welcome to the Half Marathon SparkTeam! I look forward to seeing your posts and getting to know you. There is a wealth of information and support on our team.

STAY positive, STAY motivated, and STAY focused!!!

Nicholas



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REBKA97
6/20/2011 12:39:14 AM

Thanks for visiting my blog! Great job on setting out your goals!
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OLSEN9310
5/1/2011 11:43:07 PM

Hi Jennifer,

thanks for the spark mail RE: the Illinois 1/2 marathon. I live in Germantown Hills, IL, near Peoria IL....also an ILLINOIS fan!

I am a teacher aide for middle school too - help with all the subjects. I love my job and can't wait to wear my race t-shirt and medal to school tomorrow!

I look forward to following your journey and blogs

Theresa



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THEMIGHTYLILLIE
3/22/2011 6:58:54 PM

How are things over there? I wanted to check in on each and every one of my friends today and see how everyone is doing! Are you making progress? Remember that progress can mean a lot of different things-- from weight lost to muscle gained to simply FEELING better.

So, drop my by page and let me know how things are going for you!



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