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Hello! My name is Jen & I am in need of motivation. I have struggled the majority of my life with weight issues. In 2004, I began working with a personal trainer & lost over 50 pounds. I finally reached my fitness goals, and kept my weight stable for a year. In 2005, I found out I was pregnant with my daughter. I have not been able to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight. I will get within 15 pounds and have set backs...I am currently over 60 pounds away from my goal weight, so I am looking for motivation! I work at a high school that is basically a "last stop before jail"...very stressful & sad. Some people drink or do drugs to cope, I eat and it is something I need to change...I want exercise & clean eating to become my release instead of food...I want to get back to the point where I ate for energy to do my workouts...I want to learn to shop the perimeter of the grocery store again, and love to feel the burn....hopefully Sparkpeople can help me do this....I love the motivational pages of REAL people, who have had to overcome the same obstacles that I am embarking on....

Member Since: 2/19/2010

Fitness Minutes: 9,338

My Goals:
1. To move every day whether it's doing circuit training or cardio! My goal is to be fit & healthy!
2. Eat cleaner...cut down on sweets & eating out!
3. Drink more water & green tea..cut out diet drinks. ( have successfully cut out sodas YAY!!!)
4. Read a motivational or success story everyday when I log on.
5. Complete Chalean Extreme before my 20 year high school reunion in September 2011.
6. Run a 5K
More to come.....

My Program:
Cardio: Elliptical machine, walking, & spin class when I can get a sitter, Turbo Jam or other fitness videos
Strength training:
Chalean Extreme

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Nothing tastes as good as thin feels."

Don't take life too one gets out alive!

The hardest thing in life is to know which bridge to cross and which to burn.

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
~ Mark Twain

"The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours – it is an amazing journey – and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.”~~Bob Moawad

"What lies behind you and what lies ahead of you pales in comparison to what lies within you."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Music expresses that which cannot be said and upon which it is impossible to be silent."

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