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KITHKINCAID is a SparkPeople Motivator!

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My name is Jenn. I've been overweight since I was 4 years old. In 2005 I made some major life changes to start what I call my "Body Project." By April of 2010, through therapy and nutrition counseling, I was finally ready to start trying to lose weight - in a healthy way this time. I started this journey in 2010 at 313 pounds.

If there's a diet out there, I've tried it. I've yo-yo'ed more times than I have fingers and toes to count. I came across SparkPeople when looking for a way to food journal that was online and a little more interactive than carrying a notebook around in my purse. I was skeptical about starting any kind of "plan," but this one seemed to allow for personal tweaks, was all about starting slowly, and didn't prescribe anything too scary sounding, so I signed up!

I lost 130 pounds. I ran a marathon. I placed in a triathlon. I knocked out a Tough Mudder. I completed so many more races. I started working in a running store. I started a business. I was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease and have been fighting through 5 years of chronic pain.

And now, in 2018, I have gained back 100 of those 130 pounds. Time for a reset. If I can do it anywhere, I can do it here.

Member Since: 4/15/2010

Fitness Minutes: 33,767

My Goals:
* to lose 60% of my starting weight

* not having to wear a seat-belt extension when I fly

* being able to cross my legs

* being able to wrap a hotel-sized bath towel ALL the way around my naked behind

* being able to buy boots that fit my calves

* to find and live a pain-free life

* finding balance in my life between food, activity, family, and career

My Program:

- continuing my personal journey with my therapist
- whole foods, clean foods and having FUN in my kitchen prepping healthy stuff to eat

Personal Information:
I'm a true Canadian - born & bred - although currently I live and work in Chicago.

I own my own company, which is both challenging and rewarding, and currently I'm trying to figure out the perfect balance of life and work to live out my dreams to the fullest.

Other Information:
My page title used to be "The Day Will Come, Jenny Wren Will Sing". When I officially lost 100 pounds, I changed my page to represent the second leg of my journey here on Spark - the quest for the Marathon. "The Year of the Marathon - Owning 2012 One Mile at a Time!" became my motto until I met that goal in October 2012. I graduated to a third phase of my journey when I trained for and completed the Chicago Triathlon in 2013.

After so much success in my personal and fitness endeavours, I decided to tackle the business aspect of my life and spent 3 years building my "empire" and losing myself again completely in the process. I'm back again with a different set of successes at my back, a new perspective on life, and looking to get my personal affairs in order again.

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