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Note to self: Jen, Make it happen. You know you're worth it! Stop giving up on yourself. Prove to everyone you CAN do it... including yourself. ~~~~~~~~~~~~

A little background..... My name is Jennifer and I live in sunny Florida (home of the puffy white clouds). I'm originally from Illinios (suburb of Chicago) but I have lived here for the last 19 years and I LOVE love LOVE it here! I have been with my husband Joe for 21 years and we have three amazing children ages 19, 14 and 8. I co-own a framing construction business with my husband and also work outside the home as an Office Manager for a construction company as well. I couldn't be happier with my life except for this weight issue. There is just too much of my life left to live and I don't plan on spending it like this. My goal is to shed 68 lbs. and go from 213.6 lbs. to 145 lbs. 145 is my weight goal however my ultimate goal would be 135. We'll see how this goes. I am so glad for the continual support of SparkPeople and all the people who make it an amazing place to reach beyond yourself and find your dreams.

To all my Spark Friends...Join me on this journey, let's motivate & inspire each other. Add me, read my blogs, get to know me and I promise I will support you in return. We are SparkBuddies for life! This is OUR time, our year and most importantly our lives we are changing from this point on. It's ok even if you fall....just get back up ....you may fall 7 times but as long as you get up 8 that's all that matters. May we all kick a little booty during the process! We can rock this! :)

"The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win." Roger Bannister

NEW "Reboot" Weight Goals
213 ~ Starting weight 07/24/16
208 ~ 5 pounds lost total 07/31/16
203 ~ 10 pounds lost total 08/07/16
199 ~ Under 200 08/21/16
198 ~ 15 pounds lost total 08/21/16
196 ~ 25% of my weight loss goal (145 lbs)
193 ~ 20 pounds lost total
191 ~ Out of Obese BMI
189 ~ Hit 180's
188 ~ 25 pounds lost total
183 ~ 30 pounds lost total
179 ~ Hit 170's & 50% of my weight loss goal (145 lbs)
178 ~ 35 pounds lost total
173 ~ 40 pounds lost total
169 ~ Hit 160's
169 ~ Finally pass this number for good!
168 ~ 45 pounds lost total
163 ~ 50 pounds lost total
162 ~ 75% of my weight loss goal (145 lbs)
159 ~ Hit 150's
159 ~ Normal BMI
158 ~ 55 pounds lost total
153 ~ 60 pounds lost total
149 ~ Hit 140's
148 ~ 65 pounds lost total
145 ~ My wedding day weight GOAL Weight (68 pounds lost)
143 ~ 70 pounds lost total
139 ~ Hit 130's
138 ~ 75 pounds lost total
135.0 ~ Ultimate goal weight (78 pounds GONE!!!!)

Member Since: 5/20/2009

Fitness Minutes: 42,032

My Goals:
*Get into a size 16 jean ~ Did it!!!! 8/21/16
*Get into a size 14 jean ~
*Get into a size 12 jean ~
*Get into a size 10 jean ~
*Get into a size 8 jean ~
*Get my wedding ring back on ~
*Run a 5K straight through again
*Beat Half Marathon time
*Run a Full Marathon

My Program:
I am currently back to tracking my food and exercise. Tracking is one thing that is hard for me to stick to because I find it tedious sometimes but I know Its when I do the best. I stick to my calories to be between 1200-1550.

I aim for 5 days every week minimum. I aim for 30 minutes minimum but usually go for much longer. I belong to a local runners group and signed up for many races including completing my first half marathon on 7/24/13. I have now run 4 half marathons and working on improving my PR time.

I also try to find things to do with my kids. We bike ride, play flag football, tag etc.

Personal Information:
I am.... scratch that... WAS a hibitual yo-yo dieter but I see things in myself this time around that I've never seen before. Who knew that I had this in me. Not givin' up this time a round. No way! It's just not an option. Who's with me????

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"Remember that every healthy choice counts and so does every unhealthy one" from SP friend Tempest272002's page.

"If you don't know where you are going,
you'll end up someplace else."
Yogi Berra

�Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough."

"Nothing can take the place of persistence."

"If your tired of starting over, stop giving up!"

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