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Hi everyone. It seems that I've been at a loss for words and I didn't know exactly what to say or where to begin.

I originally signed up back in 2009 and I started off great and then eventually fell off completely. I tried again at the beginning of last year but, I was going through personal problems and became extremely depressed and just ate.

Through prayer and a great circle of friends, things began to turn around. I decided to start doing and stop complaining and blaming. Once I did that, I was able to truly focus on me and what I REALLY want. I quit SMOKING Oct.2010 (after smoking from age 14 to 32) and I haven't thought twice about it.

Shortly after I quit smoking I recommitted myself to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. My kids have played an instructmental part in keeping me motivated, making healthier food choices, and just keeping me on track. My son (9yrs old) cheers for me and my daughter (15yrs old) goes to the gym with me a 2-3 times a week.

I've embraced my body the way it is now and I visualize the way my body will look soon.

Member Since: 12/5/2009

Fitness Minutes: 13,910

My Goals:
Current Weight 172lbs
Goal Weight 168lbs- 02/12
(When goal is met I'll be buying myself a matching bra/panty set from Victoria's Secret) :)

Goal Weight 162lbs-03/12

Goal Weight 158lbs-04/12

My Program:
I start my morning with a 5 minute prayer, thanking God for all that he's blessed me with and for the blessing to come. Stretch for a minute or two and then hit my stationary bike for 15-25 minutes 3-5 times a week.

JOURNAL, JOURNAL, JOURNAL, everything from how I'm feeling to what I'm eating.

In addition to the stationary bike, I do 30-60 minutes of cardio 3-5 days a week.

Strength train (My weakest area) 3 days a week.

I have breakfast, lunch, dinner, and I snack frequently thorougout the day on mainly fruits and some veggies.

Personal Information:
I live in South Florida with my two kids (Elijah 9 and Jasmine 15). I'm an active single parent/soccer mom that enjoys spending my time with the kids.

I enjoy reading, bowling, and doing anything fun.

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  • v US-FOUR-AT-4
    Hello Jen,

    As an absolute beginner,it's always nice to be encouraged. I therefore send you thanks for doing that! Much appreciated. I hope to keep the contact lines open with you, and thankfully send back positive vibes. I see from your page that you are already on your way to a successful result. Here's hoping I may do the same.

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    4088 days ago
    Thanks for the comment on my blog and for the support, Jen! I'm trying not to beat myself up too badly about my slipup. Now I've just got to avoid doing it all over again! Being home and not surrounded by temptations (I ate most of the pastries all up last night!) makes it a little easier to make this one day at a time a better one.

    You're going to love Spark!

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    4127 days ago
    Thanks for your comment on my page, Jen.

    Yeah I know what you mean. My co worker had a fruit salad and said it was cause of my successful eating so far.

    Way to go!

    I see we are taking a similar journey! Can't wait to see you the next roadmarker!

    You are in control!
    4134 days ago
  • v LUCYSMOM09
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    to SparkPeople the place that will change your life! No one is in charge of your happiness except you. Much success on your weight loss journey.

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    4135 days ago
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