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    JDCOOPER   9,032
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Progress Pics

Saturday, March 02, 2013      3 comments

I am so happy with my progress. I know it sounds cliche but today I wore my skinny jeans for the first t... Read more

Still Going Strong

Thursday, February 14, 2013      4 comments

I can hardly believe I have kept up with tracking my food intake since Jan. 1. I have never had such a streak since joining Spark in 2009. I have lost about 5-6 pounds, and inch and a quarter off of my hips and now I can fit into all of my ... Read more

Before and After one month

Sunday, January 27, 2013      7 comments

My clothes are fitting so much better. In Pic one you can see how my top is stretched across my stomach to fit. In Pic two you can actually see a fold in the shirt, much more relaxed fitting and my side bulge is gone. Read more


Friday, January 25, 2013      2 comments

Spent time this morning creating my collage. I got the images from Pinterest. (Hopefully no copyright problems). Spending time on Spark People and doing exercises like... Read more

How I handled Longhorns last night

Saturday, January 19, 2013      7 comments

My son was accepted into Advanced Academy (an early entrance to college) yesterday so we went to Longhorns to celebrate. Initially my thought was yikes there's usually a lot of calories involved in going out to eat. So I went straight to the Tr... Read more

Still excited about this new year

Friday, January 18, 2013      3 comments

Well, my motivation and excitement about having a healthy and positive new year has not waned. Although this week was rainy and cold I have been getting a lot of strength training in. I feel lighter and my clothes fit more loosely. I hav... Read more

Week One Finished-FITBIT is awesome

Monday, January 07, 2013      7 comments

I burned 4200 calories and lost a pound. I tracked my food with Spark Trackers and my exercise with fitbit. I am loving fit bit because I can track not only my running, but ballroom dancing, and just walking around running errands. It does add... Read more

New Year

Wednesday, January 02, 2013      4 comments

This is going to be a great year! My business is up and going and making a profit. I have good help. I have my house organized. Joey is going to be driving soon. I have my fitbit and my garmin watch to help motivate me. I have to learn to l... Read more

Simply Maintaining

Monday, June 06, 2011      2 comments

Despite the 25-30 miles a week of running and the 3-4 hours a week of ballroom dancing my weight isn't budging. Thats because I am not tracking my calories. And I am not tracking because I am being lazy. Yes I am staring a new business, yes i... Read more

Hard to Focus

Sunday, May 08, 2011      1 comments

I am finding it very hard to focus on my goals when I am trying to build my law practice. But its more important than ever to feel good and be healthy! A fresh new start tomorrow!... Read more

Spring-new beginnings

Friday, March 25, 2011      1 comments

Isn't life about new beginnings? I was recently layed off. I could look at this as a really negavite total suckage thing. Or, I could look at it as an exciting new opportunity. As I hiked today in the beautiful spring sunshine I thought abou... Read more

March 20-Half Marathon

Monday, March 21, 2011      2 comments

Have had a stressful two weeks-(after finding out I was being layed off)-I have been eating erratically. This past weekend we went to a rehearsal dinner and wedding with good but decadent food and drink. At least I was able to run some o... Read more

First goal met

Tuesday, February 22, 2011      3 comments

First goal met and I got my reward. Had a credit at Macys so I got a dress, and two tops at great prices - Presidents sale-so excited to get them - have to wait till they ship!... Read more

Lost another pound

Monday, February 14, 2011      1 comments

This is slow going but I lost another pound. I am still on track to meet my first goal of 135 on 2/26. Yeah I'll get a reward!... Read more

new goal-half marathon in march

Tuesday, February 08, 2011      3 comments

I surprised myself yesterday. I was able to run 12 miles. So I decided to go ahead and and run the March Atlanta Half Marathon. I still have lost only 1 pound but I am headed in the right direction and feel more tone.... Read more

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