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Me at 175! Glad to finally be looking different! :)

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When Iw as 220 lbs...never want to get this big again!

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My precious 2 year old, Adrianna Jo, who gives me motivation to keep goin!

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Next month, it will be 2 years since I started this journey with SparkPeople. In June of 2008, I weighed in at a whopping 242lbs following the birth of my daughter. Two months later, I was 225. It was then that I decided I couldn't stand to be the fat girl anymore.

Since that day, I've lost over 50 lbs. In total, I've gone from 242 to 173.

I've gone from a size 20 in pants to a size 14.
I've gone from a size XXL in shirt to L.
I can wear a swimsuit again and not be ashamed of my body.

While my road isn't over, it doesn't seem as near as big of a mountain to climb!

My Mini Goals (And My Rewards!)

Weight - Reward
170 - New Work Clothes!
165 - A haircut & style
160 - A new purse
155 - A night out on the town
150 - A makeover!

Personal Milestones
09/29/08 - Lost my first 10 lbs! Woohoo!
11/03/08 - Lost 15 pounds forever! I'm DONE!
11/07/08 - Back to Pre-Pregnancy Weight! YAY!!!
09/25/09 - Got out of the 200 club!! Finally broke the 9 month plateau that had been killing me!
01/02/10 - Weighed in at 188 lbs. Been a long time since I've seen a number that low.
03/15/10 - Finally made it into the 170s!
05/10/10 - Plateaued. :( Been Plateaued since then and stuck at 173.

Member Since: 8/12/2008

Fitness Minutes: 2,732

My Goals:
I've found that long term goals are great, but short term goals are more rewarding. While my ultimate goal is 150, I would love to be in the 160s by the middle of August!

My Program:
I have cut down my calorie consumption considerably - which for me is the easy part. I am also trying to follow Spark People's Fitness Plan to a "T." Not only do I want to lose weight, I want to get fit and healthy, so exercise (the hard part) is a MUST for me!

Personal Information:
My name is Jessica and I am from Fort Wayne, Indiana. I am married to a wonderful man, Cameron, who is the love of my life and treats me like a queen - fat and all! ;-) We are the proud parents of a beautiful baby girl, Adrianna Jo, who was born on June 12th, 2008.

Other Information:
I love to read and watch TV - which is probably why I hate to exercise! lol I also love to spend time with my family.

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    emoticon Happy birthday, Done Girl!! Have a wonderful day!
    2287 days ago
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY 2013!!!
    Where are ya, Done Girl!? I hope no matter where you find yourself in life, you are definitely enjoying it this birthday!!

    All the very best,
    2652 days ago
  • v NIXY72
    Happy Very-Belated Birthday! May this year be the year that all of your wildest dreams come true!

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    3009 days ago
  • v JIBBIE49
    emoticon Happy BELATED Birthday, DONE GIRL emoticon

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    Pisces, more than any other sign, draws strength or weakness from the rest of the horoscope. The nature of Pisces is very adaptable and pliable. You may have to fight for a sense of stability and to resist the impulses of the moment. emoticon
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    Belated wishes to you for a very Happy Birthday!
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    3011 days ago
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