BOBCATGIRL76   32,200
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Senior Year of College January 2011. Scary thing is I thought this was a great pic of myself.





I'm so happy that I'm getting healthy for the rest of my life with this man.



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A river cuts through a rock, not because of its power but its persistance.

Hi Everyone!

My name is Jan-Marie. My weight has always been an issue for me. I'm hoping to stay motivated by being actively involved in the Spark community. Knowing that people are willing to support me having never met me before is a really great feeling. Thanks in advance for your support.


-------2014------

189.6- 12/06/14
197.6- 11/29/14 (13 pound gain in one month? unacceptable)
184.8- 10/29/14
183.0- 10/15/14
181.8- ...
Hi Everyone!

My name is Jan-Marie. My weight has always been an issue for me. I'm hoping to stay motivated by being actively involved in the Spark community. Knowing that people are willing to support me having never met me before is a really great feeling. Thanks in advance for your support.


-------2014------

189.6- 12/06/14
197.6- 11/29/14 (13 pound gain in one month? unacceptable)
184.8- 10/29/14
183.0- 10/15/14
181.8- 10/08/14
183.6- 09/24/14
179.0- 09/17/14
179.2- 09/10/14
176.0- 08/20/14
174.8- 08/13/14
173.6- 08/05/14 (End of Whole 30)
175.8- 07/30/14
178.0- 07/23/14
180.4- 07/16/14
191.2- 07/07/14 (start of Whole30)
181.6- 06/19/14
183.6- 06/11/14 (Thanks bachelorette party...)
180.8- 06/05/14
181.8- 05/28/14 (Memphis wins... NOW back on track!)
178.2- 05/21/14 (curse you wedding bloat!)
175.4- 05/14/14
176.4- 05/06/14
179.4- 04/29/14
178.0- 04/22/14
179.0- 04/15/14
179.4- 04/08/14
181.2- 04/01/14
183.4- 03/25/14
188.2- 03/18/14
185.4- 03/15/14
186.0- 03/08/14
184.6- 03/01/14
186.2- 02/22/14
188.2- 02/15/14 (Starting weight for BLC 21)
187.2- 02/10/14 (Moved home and parents' scale has always been heavier than my scale, but updating my weight regardless)
181.2- 02/01/14
181.6- 01/01/14

-------2013------
181.2- 12/16/13
176.8- 12/09/13
178.4- 12/02/13 (Whoa Thanksgiving Bloat)
175.8- 11/25/13
176.4- 11/18/13
178.2- 11/11/13
180.8- 11/04/13
182.4- 10/28/13
185.4- 10/21/13
184.2- 10/14/13
179.2- 10/07/13
181.6- 09/30/13
182.8- 09/23/13
179.6- 09/16/13
181.4- 09/09/13
181.2- 09/02/13
181.4- 08/26/13
183.2- 08/19/13
186.6- 08/12/13
188.6- 08/05/13
187.0- 07/29/13
189.0- 07/22/13
194.8- 07/08/13
192.8- 07/01/13
193.6- 06/24/13
192.8- 06/17/13
193.2- 06/10/13
198.8- 06/03/13 (what am I doing??)
194.0- 05/20/13
196.0- 05/13/13
194.2- 05/06/13
197.6- 04/29/13
195.2- 04/22/13
196.0- 04/15/13 (Stress of Graduation is really getting to me)
186.8- 03/18/13
189.4- 03/11/13 (Spring Break, actually got up to 193.6)
188.0- 03/04/13
187.0- 02/25/13
186.0- 02/18/13
187.8- 02/11/13
188.0- 02/04/13
187.0- 01/28/13
186.0- 01/21/13
187.6- 01/14/13
189.8- 01/07/13
-------2012-------
191.4- 12/31/12 (new scale)
180-188 -12/24/12 (at home, broken scale)
182.8- 12/17/12
185.8- 12/10/12
183.8- 12/03/12 (91 pounds down, 1 year anniversary)
186.8- 11/26/12
188.2- 11/19/12
189.6- 11/12/12
190.4- 11/05/12
189.2- 10/29/12
190.2- 10/22/12
191.0- 10/15/12
193.6- 10/08/12
191.0- 10/01/12
191.2- 09/24/12
193.4- 09/17/12
196.2- 09/10/12
193.6- 09/03/12
194.8- 08/27/12 (80 pounds lost)
196.6- 08/20/12
198.6- 08/13/12 ONEDERLAND!!! and 75 pounds lost
200.2- 08/06/12
202.8- 07/30/12(70 lbs lost)
205.8- 07/23/12
208.0- 07/16/12
209.0- 07/09/12
210.8- 07/02/12
213.6- 06/24/12
216.8- 06/17/12
214.6- 06/10/12 (60 lbs lost)
216.4- 06/03/12
218.0- 05/28/12
220.4- 05/21/12
221.8- 05/13/12
224.0- 05/06/12
224.8- 04/29/12 (50 lbs lost)
225.6- 04/22/12
228.2- 04/15/12
231.4- 04/08/12
234.8- 04/01/12 (40 lbs lost)
239.0- 03/25/12 (thanks a lot spring break)
234.8 - 03/18/12
237.4- 03/11/12
238.0- 03/03/12
240.4- 02/26/12
242.4- 02/19/12
242.6- 02/12/12
244.4- 02/05/12
246.6- 01/29/12
244.8- 01/22/12(30 lbs lost)
251.2- 01/15/12
251.8- 01/08/12
255.2- 01/02/12
-------2011-------
258.8- 12/27/11
259.2- 12/19/11
261.0- 12/12/11
264.8- 12/05/11 (10 lbs lost)
270.0- 11/28/11 (Joined Spark People 12/3)
Highest Weight EVER: 274.8
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Member Since: 12/3/2011

SparkPoints: 32,200

Fitness Minutes: 11,948

My Goals:
My ultimate goal was originally 145, but I've decided 155 is more realistic, achievable, and maintainable for me.

I want to be happy and healthy and feel good about my body and myself.

I'm newly engaged (4-12-13) and I definitely know I don't want to have to buy a plus size wedding dress.

Mini Goals
[x] 265 (12/5/11)
[x] 259 (12/19/11)
[x] 249 (01/17/12)
[x] 239 (02/27/12)
[x] 229 (04/12/12)
[x] 219 (05/22/12)
[x] 209 (07/03/12)
[x] 199! (08/08/12)
[x] 189 (10/25/12)
[x] 179 (09/14/13)
[x] 175 100 pounds down! (11/21/13)
[ ] 169
[ ] 164 (healthy BMI)
[ ] 159
[ ] 155 GOAL WEIGHT

My Program:
Use the nutrition tracker every day.

Do cardio 3-4 times a week.

Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day.



Personal Information:
I'm a 25 year old grad recent college grad with a Master's in Educational Research and Evaluation. I'm from Ohio but I am a Bobcat NOT a Buckeye.

I'm currently living in Michigan, east of Ann Arbor.

I'm 5'8" and started my journey at 274.8 pounds.

A healthy weight for me would be from 121-164 but I'm aiming for around 155.

I'm married J.D., the love of my life, on November 15, 2014.



Other Information:
Races:

Active for ATCO 5K
3/3/12: 41:56

APhiO 5k
10/20/12: 32:20

Turkey Trot 5 miler
11/22/12: 52:05

Athens Half Marathon
4/14/13: 2:42:56

Janet Adducchio 5k
9/28/13: 33:30

Turkey Trot 5 Miler
11/28/13: 55:07

SICSA Raise Your Leg 5k
6/7/14: 33:11

Cheddar Challenge 5k
6/14/14: 32:17

5k in my Neighborhood
7/30/14: 29:22 !!!!

Myrtle Beach Turkey Trot 5k
11/27/14: 30:49

Santa 5k
12/13/14: 28:23!
*WON 1st in my age division*

Ann Arbor Half-Marathon
3/29/15: TBD

The secret of success is having the courage to begin in the first place.

I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better. - Maya Angelou



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KALANTHA
12/14/2014 4:11:06 PM

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You have it in you

When you feel like quitting, that’s an opportunity to keep going. When you feel like giving up, you have it in you to step forward with renewed energy and to give more.

Giving up doesn’t accomplish anything, and it doesn’t make you feel any better. It just leaves you with disappointment and regret.

There’s a way to keep going, and you know it. There’s a way to keep going, and just imagine how great you will feel for choosing persistence.

If you’re weary, stop for a short while to rest, but don’t give up. Remind yourself of all the good reasons why you’ve chosen to move forward, and then get yourself going again.

If you wish to be free of the effort, then do what it takes to finish the effort. Make all your work count for something by bringing it to a successful conclusion.

The next step is right in front of you, and you have it in you to take that step. Keep going, fulfill your best possibilities, and you’ll always be thankful for your choice to do so.

— Ralph Marston


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12/12/2014 6:49:38 AM

Every time I come to your page and see that darling weddng kiss I get a glow and then just smile.

Of course I come every day - I like to glow and smile.



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NEWTSPRO
12/9/2014 8:32:31 AM

Your blog today really hit the spot for me, I am in the same situation as you! This morning I woke up and told myself to start the day by checking into SP, I'm so glad I did, you motivated me to stop playing around and get serious about getting healthy. Day 1!!! Thank you!



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