LOL.... I just reread my introduction and was it a while ago. My boys are now 18 and 15! My name is Jackie and I live in Phoenix, AZ. I am a mom to two wonderful boys, 11 and 14 and a wife to an awesome man. When I was younger (and skinny, yes skinny 97 pounds all the way until I was 30), I never would have believed I could get as heavy as I am. I used to be able to eat and eat and never put on an ounce. Then I quit smoking and had children. I could say that it is just baby fat, but my babies are no longer babies. I realized I had to do something about my weight right before Christmas last year when I got on the scale and I was heaver that I was when I was pregnant. What a devistating realization.
So.....I started this journey back in the beginning of 2008. I did really well for about 3 months. I was extremely motivated at the time. Not only had I just found Sparkpeople, but we were having a "Biggest Winner" competion at my school. Anyone could join, students, staff, whoever wanted. You had to choose a partner and the partner with the bigggest change would be judged at the end of the contest. My partner was a counselor on campus who was as excited as I was about the contest. Just 2 days after signing up, my partner found out she was pregnant. I had told so many people about being in the contest and that I was going to win. Constantly, I had people asking how I was doing, how much weight I had lost. I had to do this to save face. From January thru the end of school in May, I lost 20 pounds. Everyone was sure I was going to win the contest and the $400. Out of nowhere, a team of 2 students weighed in. The partner with the biggest change had lost 30 pounds! He had also grown 3 inched and started running track on the track team. He was 16! I am 47! My 20 was certainly alot more difficult to lose that his 30, with a 3 inch height growth! To my disappointment, I came in second. Since then I have been struggling to get remotivated.
I know what I need to do. It is just a matter of doing it. I remember how fantastic I felt as people noticed the changes, as I noticed the changes. Now I need to find the inner strength and fortitude to get back on track, on the treadmill, and on the healthy food train.
To reach 130 pounds by the end of the year.
To reach 120 pounds by Spring Break next year.
Fit into a size 10....then and 8..... then a 6.....
I know it works. I have to record all of my food and track my exercise.
Reward for below 150..... massage that I won last year in the Biggest Winner Competition.
I am originally from Illinois, but moved to Phoenix in 1985. Hate the summers, love the winters, miss the snow and cold.
I have been in education since moving to Phoenix, first as a teacher, now as an assistant principal at the high school level.
Love my family
Love my job
Love driving my race car
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1747 days ago
Hi and welcome to the Quick Fire Challenge team Have a super day
1755 days ago
Welcome to the "weekly challenges" team. I am happy you found us!
1761 days ago
Thanks for your message, on my sparkmail post page, i wud like you to be my sparkfriend, if you dont mind.
2068 days ago
Stopping by from Spark Power team to say hi and check up on you. I just recently re-joined the team and would like to get to know you. Please stop by the threads and let us know how you are doing. If I can be of any help, please let me know.
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