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My Before.. 243lbs January 2014

Now! 55lbs gone in January 2015


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I've been a member of SP for 8 years. I joined when I was a unhappy married mother of 1 toddler girl, and weighed close to 230. At the time it was my highest weight and I couldn't stand it. I ended up loosing about 20lbs before getting pregnant with my son. after him, I lost a ton of weight with breastfeeding, but of course, didn't keep it off.

I'd go back and forth on SP, Had another baby, At one point joined a Gym, but while I loved going to the gym, I ate crap and didn't really loose.. so I quit going assuming I wasn't loosing despite going to the gym almost everyday, and figured there was no point in keeping it going. The day before New Years Eve, I found myself taking breaks to climb the stairs in my house because I couldn't breathe and decided to get on the scale,

243 stared back at me, and I decided it was time to do something about the weight.. once and for all. I wouldn't see 250.

that was 2 YEARS ago. 2 years ago I was in a size 22 (and that was 90% sweat/yoga pants because those 22s were tight but I refused to size up)

I couldn't breathe going up stairs, and I stopped carrying my youngest anywhere really because I just couldn't anymore. I was unhappy with how I looked. I was severely depressed. I really hated life most days.

I decided it was time to fix it. I had to. I couldn't keep going on like this.

After that first month, I had lost 10lbs, and that motivated me enough to keep going.

last year, I saw something Amazing on the Scale, Something I never thought I'd see again..


Onederland Was always my Major Goal, not my Ultimate, not the Final one, But always ALWAYS the thing I tried for. The major goal that when I hit it, I knew I'd make it. these last 10lbs before wonderland were the worst. The hardest. It's always been 1 step forward and 2 back since january, but it's taken forever to get rid of these 10lbs. And I did it.

2014 was a great year, Lost 60ish pounds, feeling good. In 2015, I ate a bit more bad foods, exercised less.. slipped back into old habits. tried many things to pick myself up again. Did a couple new diet plans. ad goals that was wasn't as motivated as I thought I was to acheive them.. so I didn't.

By the end of the year I was back in a size 20. however I went to the doctor and she couldn't stop saying enough good things about how well I was doing. I got my A1C checked and I'm down 2 points, Still pre diabetic, but a little less. Glad I kept atleast one pair of "fat pants" around. Didn't want to weigh myself because I knew it was going to be bad news.

Finally, I decided I needed to do something drastic to loose the weight.

And I got on the scale..


was staring back at me this time. Not good news. I freaked out. I figured, maybe 210. Never would of guessed I slipped that much off the rails. I instantly found the motivation to give up sugar. I decided just the cookies and candy, etc, but it's taken a life of it's own and I've given up almost all forms of sugar, hidden or not and ALL fast food(including most processed store foods). I read labels, I drink PLAIN water (used to be crystal light all day long) and fruit has finally become sweet enough for me without adding anything to it.

I'm hoping by the end of the month I'll be back into wonderland. that's 9lbs from now. I'm learning all kinds of stuff and I'm grateful for wherever the motivation is coming from to keep me going.

Member Since: 2/27/2007

Fitness Minutes: 19,316

My Goals:
*I want to be in a size 10/12.
*I want to play with my kids without being winded
*I want to not be embarrassed to try on bathingsuits
*I want to be healthier

Now that I'm finally under 200lbs, I can't wait to see where I end up!

My Program:
Diet: Eating a pretty clean/whole foods diet. Not having any Sugar products and SEVERELY limited Processed foods. No Fast food items.

Exercise: Gym atleast 5 days a week on the Elliptical, And when the weather warms up, Some running outside perhaps. I listen to my Zombies, Run! app while doing so. I do some strength training as well, but I'm still working on a schedule for all of it.

Personal Information:
Name: Jennifer
Age: 34
Starting Weight: 243-12/30/2013
Current Weight: 198
Mini Goal: 223 *3-1-14
Mini Goal: 210 *5.26.14
Mini Goal: 203.5 *getting Nails done* 8-2-14
Big GOAL!! 199!!! New exercise stuff! 9-3-14
Birthday Goal: 190 *getting Hair Cut!* 11-1-14


Current: 214 ~ 1/21
Mini Goal 210 ~1/31
Big goal: 199!
Mini Goal 190
Final Goal 180

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    Re: comment on BOBCATGIRL76 blog about "why you left". I read lots of blogs that I don't comment on, so you could have many followers that you don't know about. I have also noticed that those who blog at least several times a week tend to have more followers and commenters. Some of them "friend" everyone who ever comments on a blog, others want more interaction before "friending" someone. I am among the ones who hasn't "friended" a lot of people although many have "friended" me. We each have our own ways of interacting on Spark.

    I hope you don't give up on this site, just use it however works best for you.

    52 days ago
    I will NOT take your comment with a grain of salt! LOL I care about each and every SparkFriend and I appreciate your comment on my blog. Sometimes, I just feel like my blogs aren't really that great and when they still get featured, I feel like people could be missing out on a really great blog! But thank you so much for your kind words!
    116 days ago
    I think you may be right about the challenge nearing an end, the sugar cravings are showing their ugly heads. I am sticking to my sweets! TY for the comments.
    158 days ago
    Thanks for the uplifting comment on my blog and for adding me as a friend.

    172 days ago
    Thanks for your kind words on my blog! Self acceptance comes hard for this girl! Have an awesome weekend! Sparkle! emoticon
    176 days ago
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