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Jeremiah, the reason for me to be healthy.


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After yo-yoing for the better part of 10 years, I'm ready for a permanent change. It's like the story of the Tortoise and the Hare. I've always burst out of the starting blocks only to lay down halfway through. This time is different. This time I'm going to remember that no matter how many times you read the story, it's always the Tortoise that wins the race! That's where Sparkpeople comes in. I love that I can monitor simple goals and feel rewarded for even the smallest victory, because victory is victory, right?! This time I'm not going to lay down with the first sign of disappointment!
Even with all of that, my most important goal is to feel free as a woman. Not just free from weight, but free from all of the emotional baggage that goes with a constantly up and down lifestyle. I am going to learn how to appreciate my body for the gift that it is to me and to my family and I'm not going to live this love/hate relationship with it anymore! I'm going to be free to think about where I'm going and not just where I've been. My passion in life is to see people free from what burdens them and now it's my turn to be an example for all of them.This year is going to be a great one for me and my family!

Member Since: 1/30/2008

Fitness Minutes: 190

My Goals:
It's my goal to stick with something just because it's good for ME. I want to learn to take care of my health and my body, not just learn but DO! I'm going to TAKE THE TIME to plan for meals and workouts and I'm going toTAKE THE TIME to journal everyday.

My Program:
I'm following the recommended Sparkpeople meal program and doing 20 minutes of stationery bike 5x/ week and weight training 3x/ week.

Personal Information:
I'm a 33( nearly 34) yrold from Burlington, IA. I think I'm fairly easygoing but my husband would be the better one to ask about that! lol I love anything that makes me laugh, that's why I married my husband!
I have a 10 year old son and two Golden Retrievers. I love being a wife and mom, reading, writing, and tinkering in my yard. I also sing and play bass guitar with my husband in our church band.
Right now I am at my highest weight ever, (even pregnant with a 10 lb baby!) and I'm hoping to lose 65 lbs by Sept. 2008.

Other Information:
" Come, all who are thirsty, come to the waters. . . Listen, listen to me and eat what is good, and your soul will delight in the richest of fare."

(Isa. 55:1-2)

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  • v JJTONIC75
    I don't see much activity for you here on SP. Are you still around? How is your new lifestyle going? I am from Fort Madison, it would be great to have a friend who lives close.

    Jennifer :0)~
    3974 days ago
  • v JAMIELA52601
    Thanks for stopping by my sparkspage and leaving a comment! I totally understand the yo you dieting thing~been there and done that for the last several years. It is nice to know that someone from Burlington is on here as well. I hope you reach your goal and feel free to keep in touch!

    4868 days ago