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Note to self: Jen, Make it happen. You know you're worth it! Stop giving up on yourself. Prove to everyone you CAN do it... including yourself. ~~~~~~~~~~~~

A little background..... My name is Jennifer and I live in sunny Florida (home of the puffy white clouds). I'm originally from Illinois (suburb of Chicago) but I have lived here for the last 20 years and I LOVE love LOVE it here! I have been with my husband Joe for 23 years and we have three amazing children ages 21, 17 and almost 11. I co-own a framing construction business with my husband and also work outside the home as an Office Manager for a construction company as well. I couldn't be happier with my life except for this weight issue. There is just too much of my life left to live and I don't plan on spending it like this. My goal is to shed 79 lbs. and go from 224 lbs. to 145 lbs. 145 is my weight goal however my ultimate goal would be 135. We'll see how this goes. I am so glad for the continual support of SparkPeople and all the people who make it an amazing place to reach beyond yourself and find your dreams.

To all my Spark Friends...Join me on this journey, let's motivate & inspire each other. Add me, read my blogs, get to know me and I promise I will support you in return. We are SparkBuddies for life! This is OUR time, our year and most importantly our lives we are changing from this point on. It's ok even if you fall....just get back up ....you may fall 7 times but as long as you get up 8 that's all that matters. May we all kick a little booty during the process! We can rock this! :)

"The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win." Roger Bannister

NEW "Reboot" Weight Goals
224 ~ Starting weight 11/7/18
219 ~ 5 pounds lost total 11/21/18
214 ~ 10 pounds lost total 11/28/18
209 ~ 15 pounds lost total 12/19/18
204 ~ 20 pounds lost & 25% of my weight loss goal (145 lbs)
199 ~ 25 pound lost & Under 200
194 ~ 30 pounds lost total
191 ~ Out of Obese BMI
189 ~ 35 pounds lost total
189 ~ 35 pounds lost & Hit 180's
184 ~ 40 pounds lost total & 50% of weight loss goal (145 lbs)
179 ~ 45 pounds & Hit 170's
174 ~ 50 pounds lost total
169 ~ 55 pounds lost & Hit 160's & Finally pass this # for good!
164 ~ 60 pounds lost total & 75% of my goal (145 lbs)
159 ~ 65 pounds lost & Hit 150's & Normal BMI
154 ~ 70 pounds lost total
149 ~ 75 pounds lost total & Hit 140's
145 ~ My wedding day weight & GOAL Weight (79 pounds lost)
144 ~ 80 pounds lost total
139 ~ 85 pounds lost total & Hit 130's
135 ~ Ultimate goal weight (89 pounds lost)

Member Since: 5/20/2009

Fitness Minutes: 46,277

My Goals:
*Get into a size 16 jean ~
*Fit into a size 14 jean ~
*Get into a size 12 jean ~
*Get into a size 10 jean ~
*Get into a size 8 jean ~
*Run a 5K straight through again
*Beat Half Marathon time
*Run a Full Marathon

My Program:
DIET: I've always done a low carb approach but now I'm working on just calorie counting with a balance of all foods.

Currently walking, some hand weights
Working towards getting back into running.

Personal Information:
I'm working to stop the cycle of dieting and aiming for a lifestyle of eating where I control the food and it doesn't control me.

Other Information:
"If you don't know where you are going,
you'll end up someplace else."
Yogi Berra

�Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough."

"Nothing can take the place of persistence."

"If your tired of starting over, stop giving up!"

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    Hi there! Just stumbled upon a message you sent waaaay back (I took a hiatus from Spark). Hope you are well and enjoying your journey!
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    Looking to stay focused through the upcoming Holiday Season? Want to get connected with a Team to support you through your Journey to a Healthier Lifestyle? If yes, then consider joining the BL “Snow More Excuses” Challenge that starts early December. Each week 11 teams of 24 Active, do fun nutritional and fitness challenges. The challenges promote a healthy lifestyle and If for some reason you cannot do a challenge then they are modified to meet your needs. Often we do the challenge in a game form, we have BINGO and TIC TAC TOE or seasonally themed. For the Fall we had Cardio Hoedown, World Series and Sleepathon. I hope that you decide this might be for you you can leave your name on the waitlist for the Winter challenge. To get to the Challenge go to my page and click on the “BLUE BIGGEST LOSER” Icon, or copy and paste the link below, or let me know and I can send you an invite. Join the Team then sign up on the waitlist. It’s the thread right below the Chit Chat.
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