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Hey there Sparkers

First off my names Jess. I weighed 255 when I started SparkPeople. I fell off the wagon for a while but I am back and more motivated then ever. I am eating right and tracking my calories. . I'm 22 years old and recently sepereated from my husband and started dating someone else, but then he left me because I'm fat. But it all made me realize, I miss my husband and I want him back. My goal is to be a size 11 by this fall so I no longer look like the little boy from A Christmas Story when I go outside and I can get into some cute clothes. I am currently a size 15-17 but they are getting a little roomy. I haven't got to the point yet where I'm ready to go see if the next size smaller fits, I'm worried that they still won't. I was a size 13 when I met my husband in 2004 and since then I had gotten "comfortable" as people say and I've packed on the pounds. I am built like my dad which is only a good thing when it comes to playing football and tug -o- war.

If you need a buddy let me know. Send me a message, it won't hurt ya.

Good Luck Sparkers!

I've decided that if I'm going to do this, then I need to reward myself while I'm doing it. So I'm going to have "mile markers" that when I hit them then I get to do something or get something. I think it may keep me motivated.

220-High lights / low lights ( 35lbs )

200- A new outfit from the neck down ( 55 lbs )

199- I'll be in the hundreds!!!! ( 56 lbs )

190- A week end get away ( 65 lbs )

180- A 1 hour massage for my slimmer bod and a mani
and pedi. ( 75 lbs)

170- I finally will be able to cut my hair short! So a hair
cut! ( 85 lbs )

155- A whole new wardrobe and a gold medal! : ) ( 100 lbs)

Member Since: 2/25/2008

Fitness Minutes: 388

My Goals:
My goal for the next year is to lose 80 pounds. That number seems so high but I think that I can handle that as long as I can stay focused long enough. I have a very supportive husband that thinks I'm beautiful how I am now and tells me so all the time. I also have a very supportative family thats going to give me $500 bucks if I can get to 150! Get motivation huh.. I think so

My Program:
I don't really have a program. I'm just going to pace my self and do what feels right. Plans are for people who can't figure things out for them selves. I've tried the plans, they just don't work. Eat right, exercise, have fun. I'll try it out and see how it works.

Personal Information:
I'm from Southern Illinois but I've lived in Indiana for around 8 years now since my parents split. I live in Clermont / Indianapolis now with my husband.

Other Information:
If I can lose 80 pounds I'm going on vacation to Hollywood!

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    Hello! How's your trek been going?
    4189 days ago
    I love your attitude and that you built in rewards.

    YOU CAN DO THIS... I was 260 then lost 60 and hit 200 the month I met hubby. I was 200 at my wedding then had 4 babies in 4 yrs. NOT GOOD ON SCALES...

    I believe I was over 400, but top recorded by the health club was 366... The doctor's scale was way past maxed out. Anyway, I am down to 284ish and losing or trying anyway each week. You CAN and will do it, just keep your mind set on the goal.

    Hugs, Tina

    4204 days ago
    Hey there! :) Thanks for adding me as a friend! How'd you find me? Hehehe...just curious. You sound like you've got a great attitude, and a will to succeed. Good luck! If you need a friend, I'm here!

    4209 days ago
    Hey there, thanks for adding me! You can do this!
    4209 days ago
    Welcome to 20 somethings with 50+ to lose! Congrats on the total of 16 pounds gone! Sometimes we fall off, but we just have to get right back on, good for you!
    4210 days ago
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