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I joined Sparkpeople in July 2008, but didn't start using it until February 2009. In 4 months, I lost 20 lbs. I started slacking on my healthy habits & by January 2010, I gained all but 1.5 lbs back. Needless to say, I am starting over. I am a single, 47 year old mother of three children, ages 26, 17 & 13. And, grandmother of 2. I have been over weight since I was in the 3rd grade. Over the years, I have tried several diets, losing and gaining, blah blah blah. Now, I really need to get serious about getting healthy. My mother and grandmother both had strokes in their early 40s. My niece had a stroke at 12 years old. My dad had a stent put in his heart (at age 62), which his brother also had done a few years prior. At 64, my dad had bypass surgery. Both my parents have high blood pressure, & my younger brother is on the border. This is it! I have to do this! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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Member Since: 7/23/2008

Fitness Minutes: 67,874

My Goals:
I want to get healthy, to reduce my risk of stroke and heart disease.


My Program:
Workout 6x a week



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12/29/14 Starting over
01/16/15 2lbs down




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  • v MADMANSMAMA87
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    "As with ANY journey,
    WHO you travel with
    can be MORE important
    than your DESTINATION."
    - - UNKNOWN - -

    Thanks for being a part of my journey!!!
    I appreciate your friendship & value your support so VERY much!!
    YOU are FABULOUS!!!!! :) :) :)
    Hugs,

    Jes

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    1726 days ago
  • v MADMANSMAMA87
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    I love it when I hug someone
    & just as I'm about to let go,
    they hug me even tighter.
    - - - UNKNOWN - - -

    Happy National Hug Day, Sweetheart!!!
    Sending Many Hugs Your Way Today & Everyday!!!
    Thanks For Being SUCH a FABULOUS Friend!!!
    Hugs,

    Jes

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    1732 days ago
  • v MADMANSMAMA87
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    "There is INSIDE of YOU
    ALL of the potential to be WHATEVER you WANT to be;
    ALL of the ENERGY to do WHATEVER you WANT to do.
    IMAGINE yourself as you would like to BE,
    Doing what you WANT to do,
    & each day, take ONE step towards your DREAM.
    Though at times it may seem too difficult to continue,
    HOLD on to your DREAM.
    & one morning you WILL awake to FIND
    That you ARE the person you DREAMED of,
    DOING what you WANTED to do,
    Simply because YOU had the COURAGE
    To BELIEVE in YOUR potential
    & to hold on to your DREAM."
    - - Donna Levine - -


    Gorgeous,

    Believe in YOURSELF & know that you already have inside of you ALL that you need to become anything & everything you hope to be, want to be & dream of being!! You are stronger than ANY obstacle; You are capable of overcoming ANY hardship; & You are POWERFUL beyond measure!! Acknowledge YOUR potential & OWN it - - YOU are FABULOUS!!!

    Stay Positive, Stay Focused, Change IS Coming,

    Jes

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    1734 days ago
  • v MADMANSMAMA87
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    I'm working on a NEW me
    NOT because the old me is BAD
    But because the old me can use IMPROVEMENT!!!!
    - - UNKNOWN - -

    Here's to a FIT & FABULOUS weekend, Doll!!!
    Keep Pushing for GREATNESS - - YOU are WORTH it!!!
    Hugs,

    Jes
    Cloverleaf Motivational Leader

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    1737 days ago
  • v MADMANSMAMA87
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    Most obstacles melt away
    when we make up our mind
    to walk BOLDLY through them.
    - - Orison Swett Marden - -

    Here's to a fabulous week one, Clover!!!
    Keep Pushing - - You ARE Worth It!!
    Hugs,

    Jes
    Cloverleaf Motivational Leader

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    1740 days ago
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