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Welcome to my little piece of the world. So glad you dropped by. I am a big girl, have always been a big girl, and never thought I'd find a way to drop the weight. What you see to the left there is me in 2001 and quite honestly that is not my heaviest which would be an additonal 15 pounds.

I finally got fed up with the little tweens glaring at me when I was at the mall, the snide little comments walking past someone on the street, and the general feeling that I am something less than human.

I was doing some research for a Wellness Program where I work and stumbled across SP. My life has changed ever since. From March to December 2007 I have lost (and gained and lost) approximately 25 pounds. For me that is an amazing accomplishment. I tried the Weight Watchers and such and never even seen a 10 pound loss before they turned me away because I wasn't progresssing enough to make it worth my while.

While that first 25 pounds was the hardest for me to do it was the easiest program to follow and there was no guilt about the fluctuations I was going through. I dearly love SP and all the fabulous people here that have been my rock and support through the bad days.

I'm working on that next 25 pounds. I can't wait to see what I look like when I reach my goal. Just remember...Hide the scale, forget the numbers, just work the plan! SP can work for you too!

Update - 10/6/08:
What a crazy year it has been! My son was born 3 weeks ago, and I'm ready to get back on track. My pregnancy was a good thing for me though. My OB didn't want to see me gain any weight during the pregnancy...and you know what? I didn't! Well, maybe a half pound, but nothing of any consequence. So I can officially say I am definately lighter than I was back in February. How much lighter remains to be seen.

But for now I'm back and I'm ready to go. Glad you all came along for the bumpy ride! We can do this no matter what twist your life may take.

Member Since: 3/20/2007

Fitness Minutes: 785

My Goals:
To enjoy life the way I love to enjoy life, through music, dancing, laughter, and really good eats!

My Program:
I really have no set program. I've tried the packaged meals, and the group meetings, and just not doing anything at all. So I'm starting slow and see where this road takes me...

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Name: Jen
Age: Old enough

Likes: everything Celtic, playing the clarinet, geocaching, movies, travel.

Biggest Pet Peeve: People trying not to hurt my feelings by not talking to me. Just say what's on your mind. Really.

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Really into Celtic music so who's ready for a craic?

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    Hey, thanks Senara!

    Look at your guy! He's grown a lot since the last pic I saw!!
    3449 days ago
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    I was snooping around the site and came across your profile. I am a pound or two shy of 300, and looking to maybe get pregnant this summer/fall but want to be more fit by then. Reading your blogs has been inspiring to me to get a move on. Congratulations on your handsome baby and on your progress too!
    3451 days ago
    OMG! Look at Mr. Personality! He has certainly grown. I know he is the joy of your life!

    We're gonna get back in the groove together, one step at a time.

    Many blessings to you and yours in 2009.

    Thanks for the update pic. He's a doll baby!

    3452 days ago
    Just wanted to let you know that I was thinking about you! Hope you and the baby are doing well! emoticon
    3548 days ago
    Thank you so much for the support. If it weren't for all of you here on SP I could not have gotten through this week. It is so hard you know. I just get up each day and do my best. Have a great weekend too and write anytime!
    3610 days ago
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