ANGELCITYGAL   28,360
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If It Is To Be, It's Up To Me!

Hi, my name is Jennie.

When I was in my thirties, I lost forty pounds on Weight Watchers. I maintained for a couple years. However, a serious ankle injury and a divorce led me to revert to bad habits. I looked for solace in the bottom of many cartons of Ben & Jerry's. Big surprise -- I didn't find it there. I regained all but three pounds of the weight I'd lost on Weight Watchers.

I joined Sparkpeople in early 2010, and it took me about ten months to lose ten ...
Hi, my name is Jennie.

When I was in my thirties, I lost forty pounds on Weight Watchers. I maintained for a couple years. However, a serious ankle injury and a divorce led me to revert to bad habits. I looked for solace in the bottom of many cartons of Ben & Jerry's. Big surprise -- I didn't find it there. I regained all but three pounds of the weight I'd lost on Weight Watchers.

I joined Sparkpeople in early 2010, and it took me about ten months to lose ten pounds. I wish I could say I maintained that ten pound loss, but by early 2013, I was back to my highest weight ever.

I know it's time to live this as a lifestyle change and not a temporary fix. Diabetes runs in my family, as do heart disease and depression.

In March 2013 I discovered _The DASH Diet Weight Loss Solution_ by Marla Heller. This way of eating has clicked for me. I feel I'm building a healthy relationship with food for the first time in my adult life. I am not experiencing the blood sugar lows, shaking-starving episodes, and food cravings that used to be familiar, if not daily, events. I understand how my body should feel, and how to feed it. It's hard for me to explain what a freeing experience learning to eat this way has been.

I got back into a size 8 in late July 2013 (woohoo!), and I reached my goal weight in October 2013. Since then, I injured my arm/shoulder, and I regained weight and lost some muscle when I couldn't work out. I'm now incorporating yoga and focusing on recovering fitness I lost to the injury.

My long-term goals are to integrate maintenance skills, to enjoy fitness activities daily, and to feel lots of vitality.

My focus is on living a healthy, balanced life. I know that if it is to be, it's up to me.

...AND! I married my best friend, the sweetest woman I know, on Memorial Day weekend 2014.




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Member Since: 1/10/2010

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I started the DASH Diet Weight Loss Solution on 3/8/13.

I reached my goal weight on 10/23/13.

For fitness, I practice yoga several days per week and I also use Leslie Sansone's in-home walking workouts and SP's strength training DVDs and online videos. I recently got a membership at my local botanical garden and have been enjoying walks there, too.

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I was born in New England, but now live in Northeast Los Angeles. I'm the mom of a 12-year-old. I married my best friend in May 2014. I work full-time as a Supervisor for an Infant Development Program with infants and toddlers with developmental disabilities and delays.

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10/18/2014 5:23:47 PM

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10/5/2014 6:46:40 AM

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9/2/2014 10:02:13 PM

Huge emoticon to you on completing your first year of maintenance! Wishing you much continued success, and Best Wishes to you and your wife on your recent nups! So wonderful! emoticon



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