JENSTRESS
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I've been on Spark for years. And then off. And then on. And then off.

I came back for a while and thought that I had conquered all of the demons that seemed to keep me going back to fat. Then I lost it again.

In January of 2016, not at my heaviest weight, but not far from it, I decided to make a change. I decided I had to learn what my demons were to conquer them.

I started a program, and I gave myself rules. I gave up sugar for a time (mostly just because I struggled with it) and I worked out. I tracked my food. Then, I realized something. One demon was my binges. I needed to stop them, or help control them. I also needed to control how I responded to them. In the past, I would binge for a day or two, or longer. I'd let it turn into more instead of pushing myself out of it. I would avoid spark to avoid the shame and friends that would encourage me to get back at it.

My rules now are no more than 1 day off spark. No more than 1 day of a true binge. No giving in. No days off from my workouts (barring injury or illness). What I do is not workout to punish myself, but to treat myself well. I eat to treat myself well. I work on moderation in all things.

I'm not perfect, but I'm making progress, and I love it.

I will make my goals and maintain. I'm almost there.



Member Since: 8/13/2010

Fitness Minutes: 30,810

My Goals:
lose weight
be healthy
be a good example of fitness to my kids



*Wear a single digit pant size

*Be excited to go clothes shopping

*Run a 5k with my sisters

*Be able to buy a pair of cute boots and wear them on the outside of my jeans.

*Put on my goal jeans and have them fit


My Program:
I workout usually 6 days a week, but also try to remain active EVERY day getting my 10k of steps in every day. I love weight routines and cardio.

11/8/14 - finished 1 round of Insanity




Personal Information:
I live in Indiana near family and friends.

I'm happy.

I'm a mommy.


Other Information:
Love to read, love movies (my huge downfall since that is sitting and snacking epitomized) and trying to get on the bandwagon of loving to work out!




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  • v IMAWRKNPROGRESS
    Hope you get over that cold soon! I'm beginning to feel better, so I'm hoping I'm back on track soon. 😊
    1 day ago
  • v CITYBLUESGIRL
    Thank you for your comment on my blog post. LOL! Yeah...I lucked out w/ my brother working for Saucony for sure. :-) It's a benefit I'm greatly appreciative of and do not take for granted. Sneakers are expensive!! We'll see how the New Balance ones I ordered fare. I figure they're worth a shot and I got them on sale.
    8 days ago
  • v IMAWRKNPROGRESS
    I'll have to look into that! Thanks for the suggestion! 😉
    9 days ago
  • v LILYPEARL
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    The great opportunity is where you are. Do not despise your own place and hour. Every place is under the stars, every place is the center of the world.
    -John Burroughs

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    39 days ago
  • v BLONDEDOG
    As always, thank you for supporting me and helping to lift me up. I cannot believe what I have let happen to my body. I'm getting new stretch marks, and I am NOT okay with that. I need to come here and blog daily. That helps me more than anything. It helps me to remember to exercise in the evening. Hugs!!!! I hope to be around a lot more now.
    39 days ago
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