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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

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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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NUTMEG1125
3/7/2011 2:49:44 PM

I think I like your style :)



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JENSHAWN
3/26/2010 12:10:28 PM

Hey! Whats up? looks like you need a little jump start! Let's get moving!



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SSSHAYES
1/15/2010 5:51:53 PM

Welcome to the Thyroid Community. Good luck on your weight loss journey.



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YIGOBUTTERFLY
1/15/2010 3:08:17 PM

I hope you will find the Thyroid Community beneficial in dealing with your swinging thyroid issue. I have learned a lot from this group especially about being my own advocate with the doctors. This will not be a temporary fix but something you must deal with for the rest of your life. Learn as much as you can and stand up for yourself.
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RACHD2802
12/16/2009 6:33:38 AM

i also just read your post on the sabatoge article and had pretty much the same thing to say. your SO sounds a lot like my EX SO. there are too many people in this world to stay with one who isn't a good match for you. maybe you should find someone new with a healthier more active lifestyle? keep up the good work, and stick to your guns!



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