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New Story! A mom who lost the weight and is gaining it back! I was doing great ! lost 75 pounds! and then I plateaued! I got tired ... stuck ... started feeling sorry for myself and now I am trying to find my way again. At 200 pounds I am "starting" a new journey. To stop over eating ... eat healthier, and be better to myself but mostly over eating. I refuse to go back to my other start weight and I am comfortable changing my goals to reflect my new target. A smaller more manageable, attainable 185... and then I will set a new goal, which will eventually lead me to 150. So let''s get started! 10/25/2014 Diagnosed diabetic in May .... It''s been a roller coaster. Getting the doctor to act was difficult leading me to finding a new doctor. I also pushed and got into an Endocronologist which makes me feel better that now I am monitoring my a1c levels plus she got me a nutritionist and diabetic counselor. I''m learning how to eat and watch carbs intake. I am monitoring my levels with a great new tester that links to my phone. I am adding more potassium rich foods and taking a vitamin d3 supplement. I''ve lost 40 pounds since February. I am tracking again ... Not as consistently as before but getting better I look back at how I have taken care of myself and I am disappointed the counselor class really made me feel better though. I''m not alone... It''s not too late ..... And can manage this I am a mother of three active kids all under 8. I started Sparkpeople in February 2008 after turning 34, and tipping the scales at 260. Here is my story.... I had belonged to a gym for 2 years and I went only a handful of times. My girlfriends had and continue to be my biggest champions. Together they made going to the gym "cool"..... and not scary! So finally after 2 years of membership and the best friends in the world there to support me ... I started going more regularly.. THEN .....WE MOVED! What was I going to do??? Well I started to gain .. and gain fast! They always say it is easier to put on the weight and harder to take it off. I at least found a house close to the gym knowing I would need to live close or I would find excuses to skip. But I still wasn''t getting any results. So for my birthday... my one girlfriend came down to the new house for the weekend. She told me of a FREE website that would educate me, support me... and make me accountable. She likened it to facebook.. bcuz at the time you couldn''t pry my fingers loose from the computer... I was always on facebook. So ,sure, I thought let me check it out! I have been online everyday since! I never miss a chance to spin the wheel... I log my food every day!! every ounce... ok some days not every ounce but pretty darn close! I eat really foods... I exercise really hard... I live the life of a thin person and one day my body will reflect those choices. It''s working great so far... 62.4 pounds!! in 7 months! my goal is 150 ... lean muscles. I plan to be there by my next birthday ... but if I reach goal early you won''t hear me complain.

Member Since: 2/18/2008

Fitness Minutes: 38,226

My Goals:
260 2/19/08
250- 2/08DONE
240- 3/08 DONE
230- 4/1/08 DONE
225-4/9/08 DONE
220-4/21/08 DONE
215- 5/4/08 ( SO done!)
203- 7/4/2008 DONE
201-7/9/2008 DONE
200- 7/23/2008 DONE!
190-10/03/2008 DONE!!!
185- TBA

My Program:
I am trying to eat healthier with proper proportions.

I am maintaining a consistent work out schedule.

M/W Strength + elliptical
T/TH Pilates + elliptical
F/S/Sun. Elliptical/ free choice.

July 2008 changed workout M-group power/ elliptical.
TWTHF-pilates/ elliptical

12 glasses of H2O per day

1200-1600 cal / day

well balanced small meals 6x day

added Flax Seed 5/08

June trip to NC caused minor setbacks.

Cleveland was great ... I discovered GROUP SPIN! and busted the 200 hump!
August 2008 added spin

Sept-Nov flew by! building muscle!

Feb 09 Changing Gyms and bumping up the cardio!

I want to be a better, wife, mom, sister , daughter, and friend!

Personal Information:
My name is Jennifer, I live in Cincinnati, Ohio. We have moved around a bit and have family scattered all over the US.

1974 - Rockville Maryland
1979 -Greensboro NC
1986- Raleigh NC
1992 Greenville NC (ECU)
1997 Newport News VA
1998 Covington KY
2001 Denver Co
2002 Rocky River OH
2007-present Cincinnati OH

Other Information:
*Mother to Michael jr., Morgan and Matthew
*BFA in Art
*Trained in Sign language and Cued Speech
*I like to knit, make jewelry
garden, play DS, watch Soaps (Y&R) read occasionally,
* Love Big Brother
* was once a size 6 in 1994 for 20 min.
*love to laugh
* love to make others laugh

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    Glad to hear things are going well! Always fun to see you and your family.
    2431 days ago
    Happy Monday, Jennifer!
    3159 days ago
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    "You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistake, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space."
    -Johnny Cash
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    Just dropping by from Rootin' for Ruby's Womens Fat Night team to wish you a successful week. Hope to see you around the team soon!
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    Q: Why did the girl ghost join Sparkpeople?

    A: To reclaim her ghoulish figure!
    3529 days ago
    My friend feed says you just passed 30,000 fitness minutes! Awesome! Way to go, sweetie. Hope you have a great day!
    3752 days ago
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    Happy Birthday to You!!

    Born Feb. 26, you are something of a copycat when it comes to your work, but this is not something you feel you must apologize for, and in fact it is something you are sure to develop fully and parlay into all manner of personal success. Indeed, though what you do may have been done before, you have a way of doing it with such character and abandon that you, and not the original, are likely to be remembered for doing it. Good work is good work no matter where it may spring from, and you will always give credit where credit is due.

    There is something of the mischief-maker about you, and you enjoy doing things that raise eyebrows and prompt the most vocal reactions from those around you. It's all in fun, of course, and you will never do anything that is outright hurtful to another.

    Hope your day was wonderful!

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