JENG829   14,750
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September 13, 2008... finally back to my lowest adult weight. Still have more to go!





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Hello...
I'm Jen, and I'm here to lose the last few pounds and continue getting healthier. I follow a primal/paleo-ish diet and am quite active... these things are helping me reach my goals. I want to look, feel, and perform my best!
--- SCRATCH THAT --- I was so close to my goal, but had to stop the weight loss after finding out I'm expecting a baby! Due in July 2012, so for now just maintaining, keeping up as much activity as I can safely handle, and eating according to my ...
Hello...
I'm Jen, and I'm here to lose the last few pounds and continue getting healthier. I follow a primal/paleo-ish diet and am quite active... these things are helping me reach my goals. I want to look, feel, and perform my best!
--- SCRATCH THAT --- I was so close to my goal, but had to stop the weight loss after finding out I'm expecting a baby! Due in July 2012, so for now just maintaining, keeping up as much activity as I can safely handle, and eating according to my original plan plus a little extra food ha!

UPDATE: I was blessed with a healthy baby boy on 7/6/2012. I was 192 pounds at the time, but reached my pre-pregnancy weight within two months. I'm on track to reach my goals now. Yay! --- BACK TO THE REGULAR PAGE---

My story:
I have been overweight most of my adult life, despite 10 years of vegetarianism. I've naturally moved toward a "primal" diet, still eating lots of veggies, but adding quality animal products (pastured, organic whenever possible).

In 2008-2009, I went from 196 to 165 pounds, with lots of exercise & dietary changes, but in early 2010, I gained some of that back due to medical issues. I am now even lighter than I was in 2009, thanks to lowering my carbs and avoiding processed foods. I've also found that I am gluten intolerant, and have overcome several minor health issues by being wheat-free. I feel much healthier than I have in years, maybe decades!

My progress is slow thanks to a thyroid condition, but it is steady. I refuse to give up.

Be strong!

Rewards for reaching my weight goals:
165: Art supplies - CHECK!
160: New hiking clothes - CHECK!
155: New boots - CHECK!
150: Day at the spa
145: Expensive pair of jeans
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Member Since: 10/20/2008

SparkPoints: 14,750

Fitness Minutes: 14,574

My Goals:
Get to a healthy BMI - DONE (Pre-pregnancy)

Run 10 miles without stopping (on hold for 9 months)

Get back into a size 8 (holding steady at 10)

Run a 5K
Run a 10K
X Run a half-marathon
Run a marathon
Hike from Canada to Mexico :)
Do an unassisted pull-up (all these on hold for 9 months!)

My Program:
Eat Real Food
Move
Smile

Personal Information:
Hello... I live in the mountains now, but am originally from the Midwest.

Other Information:
Eat more fat.

Read the Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson!

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MONA_MONA
6/17/2011 8:16:50 PM

Thank you for the add and I hope you have a healthy weekend planned. emoticon



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ANALAA
4/27/2011 10:21:10 PM

I have found the Whole30 rather great honestly :) The one time I had a slip (Easter at my aunts) I felt terrible for two days after. Bloated and really off food (but wanting to eat more junky white potatoes and something sweet - didn't).

For the most part the diet is great, but I know I will add back in: the balsamic vinegar dressing for my salad (dry lettuce is not my long term thing) and will most likely eat fresh green beans and snap peas this summer (from our CSA box).



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ANALAA
3/17/2011 10:07:23 AM

emoticon Wishing you a happy Saint Patrick's Day! emoticon



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ANALAA
3/16/2011 12:57:19 PM

Thanks so much for the SparkGoodie of 'sunshine'!! Yes, I am hoping it comes out soon too :) Have a new pair of running shoes and would love to get some exercise in the sun! Have a great day!

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ANALAA
3/14/2011 3:22:30 PM

You are doing great, love that you have set rewards for yourself along the way! Best of luck.



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