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Hey! I'm Jen. I'm 39 years old with three teen daughters & married to the love of my life! Here we go again! :) Praise God every day means a fresh start! ♥
Hey! I'm Jen. I'm 39 years old with three teen daughters & married to the love of my life! Here we go again! :) Praise God every day means a fresh start! ♥



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 current weight: 203.0 

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Member Since: 3/27/2009

SparkPoints: 3,144

Fitness Minutes: 1,925

My Goals:
I have no desire to be a bikini model..... I just want to be healthy, so I can live the best life possible for ME!


My Program:
Keeping within my Spark Nutrition Ranges every day!

Exercising for 30 minutes 3 - 5 times per week.

Drinking my 8 glasses of water per day!

Fruit or Veggie w/every meal or snack!

Personal Information:
I live in Missouri & I am a childcare provider. It's a job that COULD make you crazy, but most people say you'd have to be crazy ALREADY to do it! Seriously, I LOVE what I do. They amaze me & keep me on my toes. They love me....no matter what! How can that not be a great thing?! :)

Other Information:
I LOVE LOVE LOVE scrapbooking & serving God! I'm a Youth Counselor for my church & it's a HUGE commitment, but there isn't anything I'd rather do! I love those kids & being a part of their walk with Christ is AMAZING!

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Member Comments:
7/16/2009 10:40:41 AM

I just wanted to check in with you. Were you able to get over the little hump of frustration?

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7/3/2009 3:28:31 AM

***I cannot deny the temptations & I'm REALLY beating myself up over it!

I have my moments too. For instance, I had two star crunch cookies on my ride home, when I really didn't need them. I wasn't hungry. I can't beat myself up over it, because it is done. I just have to do better now! NOW is key. Do better starting NOW, not TOMORROW! Otherwise, you'll just over indulge for the rest of the day.

*** How in the WORLD have you kept your momentum going all this time?! What motivates you?

I want to be proud of myself for what I have accomplished as well as what I WILL accomplish. If I give up, I cannot be proud. I'm not perfect. Between August and November of 2008 I jumped from 166lbs to 186lbs. I had to refocus and remember that this is for me. I'm now down to 154lbs or so.

***Why is this time different from all the other times you tried in the past? I know it's something, b/c we've all got a "past" of dieting hell!

I lost 50lbs back in 2002. I wasn't getting much positive feedback or compliments. This made is easy for me to regain all of the weight. Now, my husband is very supportive. I receive a lot of positive feedback from friends, family and my world on Sparks. Positive reinforcements make things a lot easier and encourages me.

*** LOL How have you done this? I look at you & I'm so inspired, but just can' t seem to find that same fire?

I didn't believe in me when I started. I told a girl at work I wanted to be as skinny as she is, thinking it's not very probable and she must think I'm a joke. I had very little self-confidence. I was going through a rough time in my life, so what was one more thing to screw up.

I don't know if this was much help emoticon

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7/1/2009 10:01:01 AM

It is hard and I am glad that you came back. The business can be very challenging. However, you can do it. It would be better for you and the whole family if you could find a way to incorporate more healthier fast snacks than to resort to the junk. It is not easy - especially at the beginning but maybe just try to replace a snack or two a week with healthier ones like apple and peanut butter. I try to plan time to make healthy meals on the weekend when I have more time and freeze it for quick meals during the week. That way I have quicker healthier meals. When I do have fast food I try to stick to the healthier options. I like McDonalds grilled chicken sandwich without the mayo and no fries. There are ways to make it work on a busy schedule. It just takes a little preplanning. You can do it. Make eating healthy a priority. Also when you fuel your body properly and not on the junk you will have more energy. Those sodas may give a boost but they also make you crash. It will take time for the body to adjust to eating healthy but you will feel much better and have more energy.

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6/25/2009 10:15:57 AM

It has been a while. How are you doing?

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6/6/2009 8:20:21 AM

We are so happy that you joined Womaen Wanting To Follow The Lord. SherriLou started this team with His help and these ladies are such a blessing.

You will find all the encouragement and all the support you need right here.

We have seen so many prayers answered.

So please start posting and introduce yourself so we can all get to know you and support you as you meet all of your goals!

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