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this is me and my son at Christmas 2014. His first time home for Christmas in 4 yrs.

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This is me and my son at Thanksgiving, His first time home in 4 yrs to celebrate together( 2014)

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This was taken when my son and I were out searching for a Christmas tree together, (2014)

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Hello my name is Jodi and I am from Iowa. I am a country girl,single,live out on a acreage and been working 3rd shift for almost 20 yrs. I was in the Navy, I have one son who is in the Air Force and will be deploying soon for the 2nd time in his 5-6 yrs with the service.I work a lot of 12 hr shifts and don't have much time for myself but when I do in the cold months I enjoy doing woodworking which I sell at my sisters greenhouse in the summer. In the warmer months I will go camping and fishing with my family. I also have a motorcycle so I also enjoy going for a spin or short trips to places. So I am quit active most of the time but 20 yrs of working night shift I have adapted bad habits of only eating once a day and mostly frozen pizza and beer or pop. My journey so far on spark people I have been eating 3 times a day,drink water and get in some strength training when I can. I have along way to go because even when I do reach my weight loss goal, I still have a lot of other bad habits to break, like smoking. So its all baby steps and work on one thing at a time, breaking bad habits and creating new healthier ones is the ultimate goal. I am looking forward to it.

Member Since: 1/23/2015

Fitness Minutes: 1,820

My Goals:
my goals:
loose at least 30 lbs.
drink water instead of pop/beer.
eat 3 times a day instead of once a day.
to eat fruit and vegs more
have well proportioned meals.

My Program:
I have begun to make my food on Saturdays or Sundays for the week ahead so I won't get lazy during the week and grab a frozen pizza, I pack a lunch now to take with me to work and get up and make breakfast. I fill 2 containers up with my 8 cups of water to take with me so I know I am drinking the amount I should. I do a lot of walking at work so I keep track of that and how many calories I burn just at work, trying to work out after a 12 hr shift is hard but I will get there. baby

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My name is Jodi and I live in Iowa on a acreage. the people I am around think I am a workaholic and compete tomboy because I enjoy taking on challenges and try to do everything on my own. In the winter I am more lazy because I hate the cold,but I still enjoy warming up the garage and tinkering around with my wood working project when I can.

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    Hi and welcome to Sparkpeople. Congrats on making this move toward a healthier YOU! By portion control of food, drinking water and getting will see a difference. Check out teams to join of your interest. They help with encouragement, motivation and support.

    If I can be of an help, please let me shooting me an email message.
    1986 days ago
    Thanks for the goodie! Boy do you need a working furnace with this kind of weather, I'm glad you have it running.
    1995 days ago
    Thanks everyone emoticon emoticon
    2011 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon WELCOME TO SPARK!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    Congrats on taking the first step into changing your life to a more healthier one by joining the site. Spark is filled with amazing people that will motivate, support and encourage you on your journey. There is so much to learn and discover here, take this one day at a time. A couple of things I would like to suggestion to make you Spark experience a great one.

    1. Make goals for yourself. Each month I make a list of what I want to accomplish that month and break them down to smaller goals to work with week by week. This way the BIG picture doesn't seem so big.

    2. Join Spark teams. There are tons of teams here and you will be able to find ones that fit to what you like or want in a team.

    The key to success here is to be active and you've already started by joining. You will find that everyone is willing to help you out if you need it. Spark friends are here for support, motivation and encouragement. Good luck on your journey to a healthier lifestyle! Again, welcome to the SP family!
    *~ Paula *~
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    2011 days ago
    I hope you are having a great weekend! emoticon
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