My darling kiddies, Brandon and Danielle (2007)

Me (far right, in black) and my buds at our 20-year high school reunion


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What will success look like?
--I will learn to love myself unconditionally
--I will stop tearing myself apart for every slip-up
--I will feel healthy and will enjoy active hobbies
--I will do at least one more 5K, and get under 35 minutes the next time
--I will feel confident enough (and be in good enough shape) to try something new, like salsa lessons or martial arts
--I will be proud of how I look and I will feel more self-confident
--I can quit shopping for clothes in the plus-size section
--I can go to the pool and not worry that everyone is staring at the fat lady in the swimsuit
--I can choose what I wear each day based on my mood and not on what fits
--I will get "that look" from my husband again
--Maybe I'll even get "that look" from some total stranger in the grocery store, LOL!!
--I will buy a smoking hot dress and look fantastic in it
--I will buy some sexy, strappy high-heeled shoes to wear with it and my feet will be able to stand them for more than 15 minutes
--I will be able to sit comfortably with my legs crossed
--I will be able to shop for cute Victoria's Secret underwear, instead of buying the 6-packs of granny panties at Target

Member Since: 12/27/2007

Fitness Minutes: 2,090

My Goals:
To lose 80 pounds, have more energy and feel proud of how I look when I turn 40 in February of 2009

My Program:
Using SparkPeople to educate myself, provide motivation, and track my progress; counting fat and calories; working out a minimum of 4 times per week

Personal Information:
My name is Jamie. I grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and I currently reside in the Indianapolis area with my husband of 16 years and 2 children, 15 and almost 13, a dog and a cat.

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I am a rabid Chicago Cubs baseball fan, and I have always been a Detroit Lions football fan as well. Yeah, I know. Apparently I love the underdog. I also love to read, crochet, play word or puzzle games, and try out new recipes. I have a couple of TV shows that I am addicted to--I love Biggest Loser, American Idol, and I never, never miss House.

I'm hoping that losing some weight will inspire me to get into more active hobbies. I would especially love to try martial arts and/or kickboxing!

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    Happy Birthday to You!!

    Born Feb. 21, you are one of the world's great cheerleaders in that you always find the positive in any given situation, and you do everything you can to help others maintain a positive attitude as well. You will go to great lengths to ensure that you and those around you are reaping the greatest possible benefits out of every possible situation, and even when things do not go your way, you are able to maintain a healthy attitude about lessons learned and the possibility of life improvement on every level.

    You may go through one or two periods in your life marked by an uncharacteristic dourness or lack of enthusiasm for the kinds of things that usually have you excited and engaged. But these phases are sure to be short-lived, and should never define the overall tone of your otherwise positive life.

    Hope your day was wonderful!

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    2613 days ago
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY 2011!!!
    Where are ya, Done Girl!? I hope no matter where you find yourself in life, you are definitely enjoying it this birthday!!

    All the very best,
    2614 days ago
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    emoticon DONE GIRL, how are you doing???

    Those born on the Aquarius-Pisces cusp are sensitive. They are more open to their personal space and universal space than they are to worldly concerns. They spend time digging within themselves for better understanding. Managing day to day life may be more challenging for them because it is hard for them to focus on these mundane things.

    Aquarius-Pisces wants experiences, but it is difficult for them to remain objective. Because of their ultra-sensitivity, this can be a difficult balance for them to achieve. For the best results, they need to put themselves out there and not hide away. They need to learn to feel more comfortable in this world.

    Aquarius-Pisces is compassionate, imaginative and sympathetic to others. They set goals, but they may procrastinate or be so disorganized that they create their own obstacles. They may be eccentric and offbeat, but they are definitely original. They are often multi-talented and feel the need to change the world. This may be difficult since they can be painfully shy. They are sometimes blessed with incredible musical abilities.

    Aquarius-Pisces likes to socialize. Being with others helps them relieve stress and anxiety. They love water activities. They are flirtatious and romantic, and they genuinely care for others. Their compassion is all-encompassing. They have a unique angle on the world that others just don't see.

    Aquarius-Pisces is a natural psychic. If they don't get support for this at an early age, they will shut it down and pretend it doesn't exist. It may be difficult for them to open up to others once they realize they see things differently because they don't want to be ridiculed.

    The Cusp of Sensitivity is known for tolerance, sensitivity, uniqueness, talent, artistic merit, emotions, practicality, dreaming, sensuality, idealism, flirtatiousness, pride, loyalty, romance, compassion, sympathy and imagination. They may also be pessimistic, hyper-sensitive, moody, secretive, impatient, stubborn, aloof, cold and quarrelsome.

    Some would call Aquarius-Pisces cusp a bit peculiar. They like luxury, and this desire may keep them in the day to day world enough to keep their business obligations. Their kind nature can make them overbook their time, trying to oblige everyone; then when they forget an engagement, they let people down. While they can exaggerate their accomplishments, they often decline telling about their failures or troubles. They love their freedom, and their dreaminess can lead to spiritual depth and insight. They may be responsible for amazing creative works. People are attracted to them, and in well balanced circumstances, they enjoy travel as well as delving into science or religion.

    2868 days ago
    I've been away from the computer with sending out wishes- for a minute. With that said, I still wanted to say, DG Happy Belated Birthday!
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    2968 days ago
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    Happy Belated B-day!
    2976 days ago
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