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So once upon a time in the not too distant past, too skinny was also perceived as unattractive?



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ONE POUND AT A TIME; ONE DAY AT A TIME

I'm Jess. I'm starting over for what feels like the thousandth time.

Some of the things I've picked up along the way have stuck with me which is awesome, like substituting whole grains, healthy oils, cooking methods, etc. Thanks to these changes I haven't added any additional weight, but I haven't lost any either.

This time around I need to focus on calories in vs. calories expended. I've already cut back my soda intake from about 72-96 oz of Mt. Dew or other ...
I'm Jess. I'm starting over for what feels like the thousandth time.

Some of the things I've picked up along the way have stuck with me which is awesome, like substituting whole grains, healthy oils, cooking methods, etc. Thanks to these changes I haven't added any additional weight, but I haven't lost any either.

This time around I need to focus on calories in vs. calories expended. I've already cut back my soda intake from about 72-96 oz of Mt. Dew or other sodas per day to 12 oz. and now drink primarily water, but sometimes orange juice or skim milk.

I'm horrible about eating throughout the day, I just forget to do it some days which I know is bad for metabolism and binging later in the day, so I'm trying to sub in some Slim Fast or similar drink shakes.

I don't snack often but when I do it's usually chips and salsa or French Onion Dip, I've already started the switch to healthier snacks--- veggie straws and peanuts.

Overall the primary area I need to work on is fitness, I just don't get enough in, so that is my target area. I don't have a gym membership, so I've purchased 2 different size stability balls, a yoga mat, and some kettle balls. I had some one-on-one with a personal trainer so I'll probably work in some of our old fitness routines and add in some Spark fitness suggestions as well. The stroller and walking shoes are already at the ready and have been in use quite a bit.

I've already lost 6 pounds since mid-July 2015 with just the little changes and I'm ready to really get at it, but know I do better when I'm on Sparkpeople.
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Member Since: 1/22/2010

SparkPoints: 24,717

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My Goals:
Being realistic with my goals this time and trying not to micromanage everything!

Setting realistic self image goals, not picking and choosing well known celebrities as my ideal body images. My ideal body images are most definitely the pinup type girls of the 50s and 60s. Thin and fit but still curvy.

My Program:
Still working on that...

Personal Information:
I am married to the most wonderful guy, Mommy to the two most loving (but agitating) boys I know and now a daughter as well!

I am a reading and movie addict and enjoy spending time lounging around (too much). I love taking my kids outdoors to play but hate when it's too hot or too cold and miserable. I loathe most "exercise" activities but need to get off my tuckus!

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LOVEFIT30
4/19/2012 2:30:34 PM

Hey! You messaged me a long time ago but I fell off the face of the spark world with all the wedding planning I was doing. I'm trying to get back on it now, cause I lost my mojo. How are you doing? How is your wedding planning?



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THEJENNIX
4/18/2012 10:33:11 PM

Hey Girl!! Thank you for the sweet comment. How's it coming for you? The first few weeks are brutal, but keep pushing. Don't pay attention to the scale or how your clothes are fitting just yet. Give it a good 6 weeks... :) So Excited for your journey!!



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JUSTDOIT011
4/4/2012 9:13:05 PM

Yeah, a little over 5 lbs in a month is totally doable! It just takes a lot of good habits & self-discipline. You can do it!!



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RUTGERSM0M
4/3/2012 8:16:28 PM

Thank you for my SparkGoodie. You are making a start to get healthy, you have a goal. I wish you the best and will be looking forward to see those number get where you want them. KEEP SPARKING emoticon emoticon emoticon



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MONICA_W
3/10/2012 2:23:36 PM

Hey!
It's been a while since I popped by your SparkPage so I just thought I'd say hi and catch up! Hope all's well. How are you doing on your Jan-March goals? I like that you have them right out there on your SparkPage. I don't even know where to begin for goal setting these days, the scale has been so baffling. But I just joined a 5% Challenge so hopefully that will help! Wishing you all the best.
Cheers,
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