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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.

____2016___

February SW: 204.8 (-5.4 pounds)
January SW: 210.2

____2015___

207.0- 12/01/15
202.0- 11/01/15
191.0- ...
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.

____2016___

February SW: 204.8 (-5.4 pounds)
January SW: 210.2

____2015___

207.0- 12/01/15
202.0- 11/01/15
191.0- 08/16/15 (End of Whole30)
202.0- 07/17/15 (Start of Whole30)
198.8- 07/07/15
195.2- 06/12/15
182.8- 05/02/15
181.0- 04/25/15
184.8- 04/18/15
183.4- 04/09/15
182.4- 04/02/15
181.2- 03/28/15
180.8- 03/21/15
183.6- 03/14/15
185.4- 03/07/15
186.2- 02/28/15
186.6- 02/21/15
186.0- 02/14/15
188.0- 02/07/15
185.6- 01/31/15
186.4- 01/25/15
188.4- 01/17/15
190.2- 01/10/15
198.6- 01/01/15

-------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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SparkPoints: 45,871

Fitness Minutes: 25,828

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.


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




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FUNFITFREEDOM
1/29/2016 3:07:32 PM

You're my inspiration!!! Thanks for posting your pics. They tell such an amazing story of your dedication, honesty and hard work! You're amazing! Good luck on your 2016 races! You're a winner in life, too - where it really counts! emoticon

Comment edited on: 1/29/2016 3:08:00 PM

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MACKFOLTZXO
1/28/2016 9:42:58 AM

Thanks!! Just sent you a personal message hoping you'd remember me! Glad you do! How have you been? Hope well! emoticon



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NANHBH
1/27/2016 7:51:30 PM

Jan-Marie,

Good question about the tri-suit. Yes you can wear the tri-suit for all 3 events. In fact, if you do, it will save you time in transition not to be changing your clothes. Whether or not you need a wet-suit depends on the water temperature. Your tri is in Georgia, right? Ask your girlfriend what the water temperature is now & if there are any predictions for what it might be on race day. If she has done this race before, she may know if you need a wet-suit or not.

USA Triathlon organization rules state that competitors may wear wetsuits if the water temperature is 78 degrees or lower. USAT rules also state that if the water temperature is between 78.1 - 83.9 degrees, competitors may wear wetsuits but will not be eligible for awards. Wetsuits are not allowed if the water temperature is over 84 degrees.

If the temperature dictates that you could wear a wet-suit, make sure that you get one that is approved by the USA Triathlon organization.

You can rent a wet-suit, since this is your first race and you don't know if you'll do any more. I decided to buy my wetsuit, because after the first tri, I was hooked!

I personally bought an older version of this wet-suit --
http://www.xterrawetsuits.com/products/w
omens-vector-pro-fullsuit?variant=3165
902979

If you decide to buy, you can use this discount code to get 50-60% off the list price -- XTERRA Wetsuits (use discount code CO-EXPTRI at checkout)

You are a really good swimmer, so if the water temp is below 78*, you may not want to wear a wetsuit - unless it's like 68* or below. I am a mediocre swimmer, so the wetsuit helps to keep me buoyant and swim faster with less fatigue.

Good luck with your training. I do hope your back calms down. If you have any more questions, or want to talk to me in real-time, shoot me a Spark email with your phone number and I'll give you a call! I do predict that since you are such a good swimmer and a fast runner, you are going to ROCK this first tri. And then you're going to be hooked too!
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Nancy



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FITMAMA4EVER
1/26/2016 10:49:40 PM

You're the best! I love reading your blogs. You hang in there and it will all turn out okay. That may sound like a cliche, but I believe that God has the bigger picture for our lives and knows what we need and when we need it. I thought I would have a child by the time I'd been married 5 years ( I didn't want them right away, but not too long in). Fast forward and I didn't end up having my child until we'd been married almost 13 years! Both my dad and father in law went through cancer and different things in life seemed to keep delaying extending our family....but when the time was right...we had our beautiful, perfect child. Sometimes, when we least expect it, life falls into place. Take care of yourself.



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MASRITE
1/26/2016 5:31:11 PM

Thanks for the points info. Going to have to check that out. Always looking for something new!!



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