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My name is Jennifer, I've been around since 2007. Back then I had a toddler daughter and was 230lbs and tired. Over the course of that following year, I lost 20 or so pounds and ended up giving birth to my son in december of 2008.. Breastfeeding him made me drop tons of weight, which by the time he was half a year old, I had gained it back..

in 2011, My oldest was diagnosed with high functioning autism and severe anxiety and I gave birth to my final child. in 2014, my youngest was diagnosed with severe non verbal autism and the day before the last day of 2014 I hopped on the scale to see 243 staring back at me. I'm an emotional stress eater for sure. by the summer of 2015 I had lost 50lbs and was feeling good..

I've gained back 30lbs of the 60 I ended up losing... and last year my middle child was also diagnosed with Autism and ADHD. Recently, my oldest picked up a severe depression, possibly Bipolar diagnosis, and my middle picked up a anxiety Diagnosis. I'm homeschooling my oldest, the younger two are in Public still. I'm in the school CONSTANTLY for behaviors. My middle is giving his sister who held the top crown for school problems a run for her money.

Did I mention I stress eat? 3 kids with autism and a husband who has PTSD and severe anxiety issues and probably a undiagnosed ASD diagnosis in there too.. There's bad days, lots of them, but there's lots of great days too. If I could figure out how to handle the bad days without turning to food, I'd weigh 110lbs by now. lol

Member Since: 2/27/2007

Fitness Minutes: 31,570

My Goals:
*I want to be healthier, I have 3 kids to outlive.
*I Have a child that has a severe disability that needs me around, forever basically, and in top form.
*I want to be in a non plus size clothing.
*I want to not be embarrassed to wear swimsuits in public.
*I want to look good at the gym. I want to wear cute things to the gym. I want to wear cute things everywhere.

My Program:
Diet: Eating a pretty clean/whole foods diet. That means less sugar/carbs in general, but I'm not eliminating anything on purpose. just eating better.

Exercise: Gym at least 3 days a week. Working on doing at least 150 minutes of cardio a week. going to fit strength training in there as well.

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Name: Jennifer
Age: 36
Starting weight - February- 225.
Goal weight- 165lbs

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    emoticon to....FLYclean TEAM (Finally Loving Yourself)

    You will LOVE THIS TEAM! It's amazingly positive and supportive. The members here are always willing to lend a hand, an ear, or a shoulder. They have done it for me and they will do the same for you!! We are here to support and encourage you on your journey to success. All the best to you on reaching your goals.

    It's great to have you on board. Come and join us on the Forums for some fun and challenges.

    495 days ago
    Thanks for the encouragement! It's appreciated!
    521 days ago
    Definitely your last guess. He's all talk and no action, that was 8 years ago. Also Not worried about my safety since I got a smartwatch. I can call 911 with 4 words.
    522 days ago
    Have a great day! emoticon
    563 days ago
    Yes. I was lucky enough when I came back here this spring that other members took the time to drill the facts into me. I'd been busting tail at the gym and still gaining and felt so gypped. BUT, yeah, once I started cooking all my own meals and ensuring I measured accurately, the weight started falling off at a decent clip.
    I think the diet & exercise industry has a lot to answer for with the way this whole process is viewed, though. lol.
    601 days ago
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