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Hi, I am Janette, I will be 56 years old in the middle of April 2016. I live with my boyfriend and his son that is turning 11 years old in Jan of 2016. We live in Escondido, CA. I had a 7 yr old Beagle/Terrier dog named Cali that I got when she was a small puppy. But she passed away in Nov 2014. Toward the end of 2013 we got a black lab/boxer named DD that was about 1 yr old at the time. The boy named her "DD" for "Dancing Dog" as she dances around a lot. And in Nov of 2014 we got a puppy ...
Hi, I am Janette, I will be 56 years old in the middle of April 2016. I live with my boyfriend and his son that is turning 11 years old in Jan of 2016. We live in Escondido, CA. I had a 7 yr old Beagle/Terrier dog named Cali that I got when she was a small puppy. But she passed away in Nov 2014. Toward the end of 2013 we got a black lab/boxer named DD that was about 1 yr old at the time. The boy named her "DD" for "Dancing Dog" as she dances around a lot. And in Nov of 2014 we got a puppy that was just over one yr old that is a Dutch Shepherd mix that was already named Jamaica and we decided to keep that name, but now the boy is calling her "JJ" for Jumping Jamaica as she gets excited and jumps a lot as the other dog is excited and dancing. I started My Fitness Pal and SparkPeople on Mother's Day Weekend, 2013 at 170 Lbs. I joined several other weight loss and exercise sites and groups since then. My weight has been bouncing up and down a little bit all that time, but basically slowly going down. On April 1, 2014 I started the Dash Diet at 144.8 Lbs. The lowest I have got so far is 140 Lbs. But I have bounced back up a bit right now. I have been working more on just maintaining and not so much concentrating on losing since I went back to work. But I would like to get down to around 130 Lbs or so. I ran my 1st 5 K in Sept 2013, something that I would have never thought of ever trying before I started this journey. I had a goal to get at least a part time job and I accomplished that the end of Jan 2015, I am back in the Financial Services industry. In Feb I did my 52 hrs of continuing education at Kaplan College, and April 2nd I took my Life, Accident, and Health Insurance test and passed to get my license for it. And I just started a 2nd part time job in November of 2015. Plus I take care of our two dogs and my boyfriends son, acting as the chauffeur to get him to and from school and his mom's house which is in a near by city. Watching him when he is not in school and his parents are busy with their jobs, and taking care of the house and such too. And Jan 4th I will be starting another part time job working for a local CPA as an office manager, doing receptionist duties, data entry, bookkeeping and payroll among other duties.

Goals I started in 2013 and I have already completed or are still working on:

1: Got down to 140 Lbs in 2013. But started to go back up when I stopped running for health issues and my life just got really busy. Now I am working on not getting back up to 170 lbs, and hoping to get down to 130 lbs or so. I would like to get back into my little red dress and have it fit nicer on me than it does now.

2: I cut my Blood pressure medicine in half twice already in 2013, so that I am almost off of it. I want to keep it at the dose it is at now, or get completely off it if possible.

3: I lowered my bad and raised my good cholesterol level to help with my gallbladder, liver and gallstone issue in 2013. And each year it is getting better and better.

4: I started to eat more whole foods and less processed foods daily in 2013 and have continued it.

5: I started to walk daily either in our home, or in our neighborhood. Started to walk my errands and appointments as much as possible in 2013 and have continued it.

6: I started drinking at least 8 glasses of water each day in 2013 and have continued it.

7: I started trying to get at least 8 hours sleep nightly in 2013 and have continued it.

8. I started exercising for at least 10 mins daily in 2013 and have continued it.

9. I started stretching every day in 2013. And I am doing even more of now to help with my Scoliosis and oblique muscle issues.

10. I started trying to walk one more step every day in 2013, which I usually do.

11. I started weighing myself daily and logging it in 2013. And I still do it at least once a month, I usually do it daily.

12. I started measuring myself and logging it in monthly in 2013, and I still do it on and off during the year.

13. I started checking into the site for at least 5 mins daily in 2013. I usually am on the site several times a day for way more than 5 mins each time.

14. And the Last one is to have a very Happy, Healthy & Wealthy New Year! This is the one that I have to work at the most, lol.
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Member Since: 5/13/2013

SparkPoints: 111,732

Fitness Minutes: 95,176

My Goals:
To feel better health wise.

To look healthier again.

To get back into some of my favorite clothes.

My Program:
In May 2013, I started to count calories for the first time in my life and I am trying to exercise for at least 30 mins everyday. In April of 2014 I started the DASH Diet per my doctors.

Personal Information:
I am from San Diego, Ca. But I am now living in Escondido, Ca.

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I like walking and playing with my dogs.

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