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My name is Jeanne, I am 34 years old and have struggled with my weight my whole life. I can remember being in 3rd grade and already weighing 125 pounds. By the end of my senior year I was at 250 pounds and over the course of the last 16 years I have gained another 60 pounds bringing me to my starting weight today of 310 pounds.

I not only need to lose weight but I want to as well. I have tried all the diets along the way, I have tried out for The Biggest Loser and I had the lap band surgery on February 28th.

Not only am I obese but I am a smoker as well. I keep trying to quit but have not been able to just be done for good. I guess you could say it is my stress crutch. I would rather grab a smoke then put food in my mouth when I am stressed, which neither of those are good choices.

Update: I have quit smoking as of December 28, 2011!!

I have two wonderful sons who are very active and I am tired of being on the sidelines watching them. I want to be out there running or riding my bike with them. The other day my youngest son says to me "Mom I wish you would go bike riding with me and it didn't hurt you so much" which made me want to just cry. I used to ride my bike all the time and I truely miss it. I am tired of being the fat kid everywhere I go. I am tired of being afraid of what people are going to think. I want to not only lose the weight and keep it off but I want to become healthy. I am honestly afraid that I am not going to be here when my youngest graduates and that scares me more than anything. I want to be here for my kids and to finishing living my life as I want!!

I have decided to join Spark People not only for the tools but to also meet people that will be motivational to me along the way and eventually be able to be motivation to others.

I have made the choice that today is a new day for me and the beginning of a new chapter in my life. I have read that setting small goals is the way to begin so my first two goals is to quit smoking and lose 11 pounds. I know that alot of people reward themselves as well and I will do that however right now I am not too sure how I will do that so I am just going to start off without rewards right now. I am also going to hold myself accountable by getting on here everyday to post, read and utilize these wonderful tools along with posting my weight for all to see on a weekly basis.

Thank you for visiting my page and I hope to make some great friends while traveling down this road.

Weigh In:
10/9 320 lbs
2/12 300 lbs
2/19 296 lbs
2/26 291 lbs
2/28 Lap Band Surgery
3/4 283 lbs
3/11 276 lbs
3/25 275 lbs
4/1 275 lbs
4/9 274 lbs
4/16 274 lbs
4/23 272 lbs
4/29 271 lbs

Member Since: 10/9/2011

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Quit smoking 12/28/2011

My Program:
Start out small and work my way up.

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  • v RFJSJ50
    “Changing our diet is something we choose to do, not something we are forced to do. Instead of dreading it, try saying, ''Here's another thing I get to do to help myself. Great!'' ~ Greg Anderson

    That quote hits home with me as I get older. I know that I have undone much of the healthy progress I had made (as my latest doctor’s appointment showed!).

    I am beginning March with renewed determination to live a healthier lifestyle and make positive movements toward the ME I want to be.
    emoticon Let’s travel this road to health together!

    2245 days ago
  • v RFJSJ50
    emoticon "A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world." ~ Leo Buscaglia

    emoticon My Spark Friends are definitely "roses in my garden" and help make my world a happier place.
    Thank you for being my friend.

    2259 days ago
  • v RFJSJ50
    “A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be.”  ~ Douglas Pagels
    emoticon Thank you for being my friend.
    emoticon Happy Valentine’s Day!

    2262 days ago
    emoticon to the Lapbanders family

    I see Lita has already welcomed you. I’d like to add my welcome to hers.

    If you need help or support, please post to the boards. Someone will get back to you quickly. It seems someone is always online. I have found this team to be wonderful. I hope you do too.

    Good luck reaching your goals of a healthier lifestyle.



    2276 days ago
  • v RFJSJ50
    I have always tried to please everyone and felt shame and guilt when I did not meet their expectations of what they thought I should be. I dealt with those feelings by comforting myself with food. I am just learning to deal with the results of that life-long behavior at this late stage of my life. . . but it is NEVER to late to change and grow!
    I’m not saying that we should always put ourselves first but that we definitely deserve our place at the front of the line at times! Let’s all “put ourselves first” at least once every day!

    “Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.”
Mark Victor Hansen

    2279 days ago
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