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Totally rockin the boop boop be doop!


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Updated: February 28, 2016
Ok I've browsed other spark people pages and got some idea of what everyone else was writing about so here ya go...

(ps unless otherwise noted all photographs on this page were taken by me)

How far back should I start...let see I was born in 1974 (oh sorry that is way TOOOO far back) let's move forward shall we, please keep your hands and feet inside the time machine at all times, thank you. . .

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Ok it is now 1992 I'm out of high school heading to my first duty station in Bitburg Germany - What FUN FUN FUN, cheap beer good friends and I was HOT!! (notice that awful 3 letter word - was) hehehe moving on...

Got pregnant - got married - had my oldest in 95, got pregnant again in 96 decided my job in the military wasn't compatible with motherhood so told uncle sam it was time for me to go.

A few years later my husband and I divorced (long story) then a year after that we were re-married (YIPPEE)

Then we found out we were expecting AGAIN (really wanting a girl this time) and I had a TERRIBLE ob/gyn who put me on bed rest - I got reallllly over weight - lets face it I'm being nice to myself in the hopes of making myself feel better...I got FAT

Join martial arts (TKD) with my older two boys after the cruel twist of fate than gave me ANOTHER boy and went from a 16/18 to a 6/8 YEAH!!!!

Then we moved to wonderful Texas and I got fat again because the martial arts in the area here is VERY expensive - actually that's just an excuse I got lazy......and let's face it I like to eat :^D

Well I also had a 'lump' and if it wasn't for the scheduling of a breast reduction surgery (yes guys some women feel there IS such a thing as too much) we wouldn't have found it until it was to late because technically I'm not old enough for an annual mammogram. Well they took it out - I lost 4 pounds per side ;) then regretfully due to sitting on my butt in recovery not able to push or lift anything over 5 pounds (for 8 weeks) and the over indulgence of little debbie brownies (mmmmmm) I got fat ;^)

So that is the story of my weight up and down and OUT.....

Here's something else or to if you haven't stopped reading yet...

My kids are 21, 19, and almost 15
One in the Air Force and another is now a Marine!! Semper Fi!!!

I am a Certified Personal Trainer and received my certification as Nutrition and Wellness Consultant. In a few years I'll head back to a more traditional school to get my masters in health and wellness.

I'm also a perpetual student in Middle Eastern Dance (aka Belly Dance). I am a member of two different dance troupes, co director of "Twinky's with Filling" and Director of "Collectively Unique"

I currently teach three nights a week out of my home. 3 dance classes (ages 4 and up) and a belly dance based fitness class.

So stayed tuned for regular blog updates throughout 2016. Remember the motto for my core troupe "It's what on the INSIDE that counts"

"MOTHERHOOD - The toughest job you'll ever love!"

May all who read this page be blessed as they strive to be the very best that they can be.

Member Since: 2/7/2009

Fitness Minutes: 1,566

My Goals:
To teach women and girls everywhere that beauty is not defined by ones dress size.

Fitness is also not determined by a number on a scale but in the way we feel and the healthy choices we make in our lives each and every day!

My Program:
Teach dance 3 days a week, attend 2 classes of dance each week, work my "circuit training for the belly dancer" program twice a week.

Make hourly good health choices :)

Personal Information:
I currently reside in Texas. Spent quite a few years active duty military.

Mother of 3 wonderful boys... 20, 18, 14

Wife of 1 (and that's a good thing too)

*~*~*You can find me on face book - Jennifer Dent - just send a note with your friend request that you are a sparker*~*~*~

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We the willing
led by the unknowing
are doing the impossible
for the ungrateful.

We have done so much with so little for so long we are no qualified to do anything with nothing!!!

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    Thanks for the comment on my blog. It was actually from last year though. Easter is 9 weeks away. So if I average 2lbs a week. That would be 18 lbs. gone by Easter. You asked what steps I'm taking:

    I am tracking my food daily
    I am dedicating a minimum of 12 minutes a day per knee Dr. orders (10 minutes stationary bike and 2 minutes on leg lifts)
    I am swimming 3 days per week
    I am not drinking soda
    I am drinking a minimum of 8 cups of water per day.

    Thanks for the support!
    1717 days ago
    Virtual Party at my page on Friday!!
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    1745 days ago
    Welcome back. I agree 2011 was a painful year!!! I am mentally exhausted! But I am on track now, and really going strong. My entire family is on board! I am excited, I love the support!

    I hope things are going as well for you!!! I am glad to see that you are doing so well on your weight tracker!! congratulations!!!
    Let me know if i can help you at all!!!

    1750 days ago
    Well, hello there! Glad to see you around. Happy New Year!! All the best to you in 2012.
    1752 days ago
    You are looking great!!!

    Congratulations on all of the weight that you have lost so far!!
    I am very excited for you!!!

    I am back and ready to take care of me. I am no longer breast feeding so I now have no excuses! I have had a bad year for stress with 2 children in the hospital and a sudden move 3.5 months ago.

    But on a good note I have kept off the first 10% of weight that I have lost and I am 5 pounds from my second 10% weight loss! I am on the right path and have never looked back. But I am done with the slow pace! I can now get a move on! :)

    I want to lose 50 pounds more before my daughter's Make-a-wish trip in June 2012 to Disney world!. I look forward to getting to know you again as I restart my journey of weight loss!

    I hope things have been well for you!
    Talk with you soon!

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    1809 days ago
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