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This page, my body, and my mind are all works in progress.

November, 2014
I lost my husband at the end of January and am learning to pick up the pieces and make my life healthy and fulfilling.

December 9, 2013
Going back to a mostly low fat vegetarian/vegan diet. I say mostly because I am not going to freak out over the occasional fish, meat, or fat. I won�t make a habit of it. The low carb diet just didn�t work for me. I didn�t lose weight, ...
This page, my body, and my mind are all works in progress.

November, 2014
I lost my husband at the end of January and am learning to pick up the pieces and make my life healthy and fulfilling.

December 9, 2013
Going back to a mostly low fat vegetarian/vegan diet. I say mostly because I am not going to freak out over the occasional fish, meat, or fat. I won�t make a habit of it. The low carb diet just didn�t work for me. I didn�t lose weight, didn�t have more energy, and didn�t have less joint stiffness. And I am working on the exercise.

August 1, 2013
After losing over 22 pounds from the middle of March 2011 to August 2011 by eating a low fat vegan diet (Eat To Live). While not being 100% perfect, it was fairly easily and didn�t find the lack of meat and dairy as hard as I had thought it would be. However, my cholesterol numbers jumped up dramatically and my doctor was unhappy. After a year and a half, I didn�t really want to go without meat and dairy for the rest of my life and it is extremely difficult to maintain socially in this part of the country. So, I started having meat, dairy, and oil more often. Over the next year I gained 6 pounds back.

Next I switched to eating a low-carb (Paleo type) diet and within two weeks my cholesterol number had dropped significantly. My doctor was happy, but the weight started back up.


December 28, 2011 - I am proud of myself for the progress I have made in the last half of 2011. I have lost 22+ pounds by mostly following the Eat To Live plan and find it fairly easy to do. Now, I need to add muscle while losing 5 more pounds.

I need to find an exercise plan that I will stick to the same way I found Eat To Live. Something I enjoy enough to do continuously. I need muscle strength to both look better and to relieve the back pain.
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My Goals:
To tone and strengthen core muscles. Losing a few pounds would be a plus. I need to work on having a consistent exercise program that will provide stamina and energy.

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Eat a healthy diet and increase exercises.

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I live in South Central Tennessee on top of the Cumberland Plateau.



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I love photography, cooking, reading, the computer, and laughing with friends. Hobbies include gardening (deer resistant gardening) and photography.

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MADMANSMAMA87
3/19/2015 3:05:19 PM

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"Fitness to me isn't about a crunch or push up;
It's about taking YOUR power back!!!"
- - Jillian Michaels - -


Sweetheart,

Be Strong. Be Persistent. Be POWERFUL!!! YOU are worth the time, the energy & the sacrifices it takes to LIVE a healthier lifestyle!!! Love YOURSELF enough to make yourself a TOP priority on your list!!! YOU are IMPORTANT - - YOU are WORTHY - - & YOU deserve to be the HAPPIEST, HEALTHIEST & FITTEST version of YOURSELF that is possible!! Don't just dream about it - - MAKE that dream come TRUE!!!

Stay Positive, Stay Focused, Change IS Coming,

Jes

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3/10/2015 2:43:18 PM

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You will ALWAYS be too much of something for someone:
Too BIG, too LOUD, too SOFT, too EDGY.
If you round out your edges, you lose YOUR edge.

Apologize for mistakes.
Apologize for unintentionally hurting someone.
But DON'T apologize for being WHO you ARE!!!

- - Danielle Laporte - -


Thanks for being YOU & for being a part of my journey!!
I appreciate your friendship & value your support so much!!
YOU are FABULOUS!!! :) :) :) :) Let's ROCK March!!!
Hugs,

Jes

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AMBERBREEZE
2/10/2015 4:56:17 AM

Thanks for stopping by my blog Earnie. Also, I just read through your leek recipe, I may have to give that a try soon. Stay warm.
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MOMMY445
2/6/2015 7:55:21 AM

congrats on being in the spotlight! have a wonderful day!



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