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I wish this was my doggie .. I want a Boston!!! :)





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Playing Well is the Best Revenge

I'm getting narrower ... and faster ... if I break the light-speed barrier, I'll tell you yesterday.

Wag more, bark less. You can do anything. Except live without oxygen. And gravity is nice, too. But aside from that -- anything's possible!

-- Including losing 100 lbs. in 9 months and 8 days. If I can do it, YOU can do it.
-- Including hitting 100,000 fitness minutes (no lie!) on March 22, 2011.

My favorite of the Spark People haikus I've been ...
I'm getting narrower ... and faster ... if I break the light-speed barrier, I'll tell you yesterday.

Wag more, bark less. You can do anything. Except live without oxygen. And gravity is nice, too. But aside from that -- anything's possible!

-- Including losing 100 lbs. in 9 months and 8 days. If I can do it, YOU can do it.
-- Including hitting 100,000 fitness minutes (no lie!) on March 22, 2011.

My favorite of the Spark People haikus I've been writing:

All dogs learn new tricks
intelligence is bred in
their bones: chew on it

January 19, 2008 -- started taking alli

October 28, 2008 -- thank you thank you THANK YOU Doneys for naming me Done Gal O' The Day and somewhere in there I was named a Motivator as well. I can hardly believe it. Today's song is for you.

February 17, 2009 -- thank you thank you THANK YOU Kind Buds for naming me Kind Buddy O' The Week. Yesterday's song, if I may, is for you. Party on! :)

March 25, 2009 -- thank you thank you THANK YOU for naming me the Spark Motivator of the Day! How the heck did THAT happen? Seriously, I am humbled and grateful and newly motivated and trying to think of how I'm going to thank everyone individually. This may involve dog slobber. Or, if you prefer, coupons for free smart aleck comments. ;)

April 21, 2009 -- I was interviewed (3 times!) on GMTV about my experiences with weight loss and alli. Here's a link to the first interview: http://www.gm.tv/index.cfm?articleid=34368
Pics are in my photo gallery.

May 4, 2009 -- 199.2. First time under 200 lbs. since 1991.

May 5, 2009 -- Spark People Motivator of the Day:
http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_home.a
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(heaven help me, I almost wrote Spank People)
Thank you, Spark Deities! Dieties?

June 8, 2009 -- 150 lbs. off

June 25, 2009 -- my first 5K! My time was 1 hour, 4 minutes and 4 seconds

September 6, 2009 -- Spark People Motivator o' the Day!

November 21, 2009 -- last day taking alli
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January 15, 2010 -- plastic surgery (tummy tuck and breast lift). Oh and an article, this one stars our very own TELERIE: http://www.examiner.com/x-34454-Boston-Ext
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Goals
1) Get a new job. A good one, that interests me.
2) Lose the last lbs .
3) Get down to my High School measurements (36-29-39).
4) Continue to treat myself better and better. Learn new recipes. Improve and change up strength training and cardio. Get good rest. Drink the water.
5) Continue to polish and promote my writing. Publishing contract signed with Riverdale Avenue Books in February, 2014.
6) There is no #6.
7) At least eight 5K races (I did six in 2009). FIVE DONE
8) Continue training for 5Ks. Improve speed, endurance, running portions and kick at the end.

PS I am starting some things over. Not fun to re-lose and get back to under 200 but that's life in the big city and I am on my way. Come along and help drive. :)

PPS Yeah, I've got a website, and I'm going to be published in 2014. :) http://www.janetgershen-siegel.com
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Member Since: 2/21/2008

SparkPoints: 165,394

Fitness Minutes: 202,277

My Goals:
200 lbs. have to go (I'm having a fire sale).

Here are my thoughts for 2014:
(1) 10 or more 5K races
(2) Cardio 4x/week unless sick. Weights every day.
(3) Watch the freebie foods as they are not freebies
(4) Hope to maintain, possibly get 20# off but such things are not easy
(5) Spend more offline time with friends
(6) Write a boatload more fiction, and think about it, as it is one of the things that makes me happy
(7) Find myself a new paying gig
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(8) Continue to be with all of you
www.janetgershen-siegel.com
http://nanowrimo.org/participants/jesp
ah/

My Program:
Diet, exercise (resistance bands, Joyce Vedral's 20-minute daily workout book, a big honkin' yellow stability ball, the gym and walking, a touch of Pilates) and I used to take alli. Oh and my own will, your love, you wonderful Sparkies, plus the ability to lie to myself about why chocolate is evil.

Personal Information:
If Boston is the Hub of the Universe, I live in the Gateway to the Galaxy.
I am bigger than a breadbox. I am ... The Data Empress AKA The Access Whisperer. Hire me! Pretty please?!

I am also rapidly becoming a cute person, if I do say so m'self.

http://twitter.com/shrinkingjes

Other Information:
From small things, Mama, big things one day come...

Lifestyle change date: 12/31/07
Portion Control start date: 1/9/08
Alli Start date and weight: 1/19/08 and 346
Sparkly Start date: 2/21/08
100 lbs. off: 10/27/08
Told my story on TV: 04/21/09
Officially under 200: 05/04/09

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Member Comments:
RRUDEPARANORMAL
4/1/2014 2:01:10 PM

I read and enjoyed your intro over at Writers (and thank you for posting).

I so appreciate the opportunity to "meet" another writer and get a feel for what he or she works on. I have to say the titles of your WIPs are intriguing. I popped over to your professional blog too - nice work there. (The care you take with your blog shows.)

I'm a challenge-oriented person too. I hope you'll help us figure out some fun and effective challenges and goals for the team.

I'm really glad to see you participating on the message board and I hope you feel welcome. Let me, or any of the other team leaders, know if there's anything special we can do to help or support you.

Renae
(RRUDEPARANORMAL)

PS: Here's my boilerplate response to folks who take the step of introducing themselves:

Recently, I did some organizing and restructuring of the team's page, and now there are guide posts in each forum. To get an overview of the team, and SP in general, have a look at the WRITERS TEAM ORIENTATION post, which you'll find at the top of the General Discussion Forum. Here's the link:
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes
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Comment edited on: 4/1/2014 2:02:07 PM

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FITADMIN83
3/30/2014 2:35:07 PM

Hi there!

I had not come by your page yet to say hello so I am doing that now:) Have a fantastic week!



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ADVENTURESEEKER
3/25/2014 9:26:22 AM

A quote of yours landed on a Sparkpeople article on weight-loss surgery and I added you- hope you don't mind! Have a lovely day and keep up the hard work :)



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MADEIT3
3/24/2014 11:04:43 AM

Thanks for the flowers - it's snowing here already. Where's spring?



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MADEIT3
2/5/2014 2:54:14 PM

Thanks for the sunscreen. It's bright enough today, I might need it assuming I venture outside. It's also 3F.



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