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@ 185 lbs April 2011 at my step-son's ROTC awards banquet -WOW! what a difference from last year!!

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@ 240 lbs April, 2010 at my step-son's ROTC awards ceremony

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�Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think".... ~A.A. Milne~
I have made a promise to repeat that to myself several times a day and even more through the rough patches.

I started my weight loss journey at Curves about 12 years ago. While it was an incredible starting point and taught me so much of what I know about diet and exercise now, my body got too used to it and I plateaued for far too long. My body was craving more variety, more challenges and more control over my exercise plan. That's when I became an avid "work out at homer"!! The time I spent driving to the gym or Curves I could spend on a workout and there were no longer any excuses for not working out! That was in February of 2010. A year later I lost over 60 lbs. By 2013, I had lost just over 100 lbs.
As 2015 reached it's mid-point, I found myself struggling with slow but steady weight GAIN again, despite honest to goodness consistent, significant effort. I teach Zumba classes, and although there are no longer any Curves in the area, I have added a lot of at home strength training, group fitness classes, and even discovered that I love Buti Yoga! I was burning an average of 600 calories a day. I also tracked my foods at least 5 days per week (every bite- and most weeks I tracked 7 days a week). In May of 2014 I was at 161, and in December of 2015 I found myself at 190.
So, at present time, I am discouraged and scared that I could get back up to close to 300. I am going to be hyper vigilent and fine tune wherever I can. I know I need to add more variety, as my body has acclimated to Zumba much like it had to Curves. Although, I think I actually need to work out more. I am consuming the same amount of calories as I did when I worked out a third as much as I do now. I may actually have developed some metabolic issues from overtraining. I am also trying to amp up my protein to 30-40% of my daily calories and lower my carbs to at least only 30%. I am doing a lot of fine tuning! Wish me luck as we begin 2016!

Member Since: 1/14/2007

Fitness Minutes: 112,950

My Goals:

My Program:
Home exercise & toning: KETTLEBELL, stability ball,Buti yoga,weights, toning band , and a variety of videos including all of coach nicole's, biggest loser, kickboxing, bellydancing. circuit training, and of course ZUMBA!....the key to success is variety variety variety! I love working out at home because it gives me so much to choose from!

Personal Information:
I was born and raised in Buffalo New York and moved to Kingsport, Tennessee in 2008....I am re-married and loving being in love with my sweetheart! I have 2 wonderful boys age 19 and 17 and a step-son age 20.

Other Information:
December 2015- REstart: 190

January 2010 start- 262
February 2010 lbs. lost: 11
March 2010 lbs lost: 4.5
April 2010 lbs lost- 8
May 2010 lbs lost -8
June 2010 lbs lost-4
July 2010 lbs lost-10
August 2010 lbs lost - 0
September 2010 lbs lost - 7.5
Oct. 2010 lbs. lost -4
November 2010 - 0
December 2010 - 2
January 2011 -7
February 2011-2
March 2011- 6
April 2011- 4
May 2011 -3
June 2011-0
July 2011- 0
August 2011 - 5
Sept. 2011 - 0
Oct. 2011 - 1
Nov. 2011 - 1
Dec. 2011- 4
LBS. LOST IN '10: 59
LBS. LOST IN '11: 230
TOTAL LBS. LOST '10-'11: 89
Jan. 2012 - 2
February 2012 - 2
March 2012 - 2
April 2012 - 0

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  • v DDOORN
    Welcome to the All Health Professionals SparkTeam!

    So pleased you've joined our Team! Great to have a long-term Sparker like yourself joining our ranks...looks like you've been going great Sparks a-blazin'! :-)

    Taking care of ourselves ROCKS! Building a new & healthy lifestyle and practicing what we preach is what All Health Professionals and SparkPeople is all about!

    Stick with the SPARK and we'll ALL reach our health and wellness goals TOGETHER!

    Don, Co-Leader of All Health Professionals, Binghamton Area Losers and Laid Off But Staying Strong SparkTeams
    2822 days ago
    Hi Jessie, wow you are doing great! Do update your sparkpage.
    Here's to wishing you a successful and happy new year!
    3225 days ago
    Hi Jessie, thanks for welcoming me to the Mighty Hundred! I can tell you that I'm mighty glad to have found this program, because I used to be a total pushup wimp emoticon
    3449 days ago
    emoticon for the welcome!! Congrats on your wonderful progress!
    3475 days ago
    Congratulations ! Your weightloss progress is amazing.... emoticon
    3487 days ago
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