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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------


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
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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------


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
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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: 28,800

Fitness Minutes: 10,032

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
[ ] 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 24 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 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 getting married to J.D., the love of my life, on November 15, 2014.

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 !!!!

Other Information:
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

Here's my facebook page!

www.facebook.com/DiscoveringDimples

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Member Comments:
MAGGIEROSEBOWL
7/28/2014 8:51:57 AM

Got a note on FB yesterday from Spark about you and your weight-loss story. How fun is that? Congrats Jan-Marie, you deserve it. It was a great interview/story! Am I the only person who wishes I could see you better on your home page? That picture of you with JD is really nice, but it's really hard to see you.



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STARRSTYLIST
7/28/2014 8:44:32 AM

Good Morning Jan-Marie..

I just re-started SP AGAIN this morning, and decided if I don't "look at others victories" or struggles etc, and just post and get off of SP, well then I will have the same results. So I went to the community page, and found your blog.

Now let me say a few things.
1) WOW!!
2) You look FANTASTIC!!!!
3) I loved looking at your photos and seeing the smile come back to your face when you lost or hit a goal.
4) What is Whole30?

Anyway, I just wanted to say THANK YOU for being one who posts about your accomplishments, because it really does HELP OTHERS! I am a leader and just lost my way and I am trying to get the excitement back and lose this weight. So THANK YOU, you HAVE encouraged me :) And keep going girl, you look AMAZING and you ARE BEAUTIFUL!!!

Have a great week!!

Teresa



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MA2DAPPLES
7/27/2014 12:45:31 AM

Congrats for having your journey be a feature story. You have done incredible work.



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LLBLOVER
7/26/2014 10:25:53 PM

Hey girl! Congrats on being featured in SP's success stories!!!! How fantastic!!! You have done an AMAZING job reclaiming your life and your health! Keep it up! Wishing you many more blessings in the future!



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TEXASMOM68
7/25/2014 10:15:57 PM

You are an inspiration! Keep up the great work! I am just getting started...AGAIN. It's been 4 years since I was last on here. I need support, motivation and encouragement. Guess I consider myself high maintenance...lol! emoticon



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