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Hi. I want to get to a goal weight of 165. I'm about 5'9" or so - my thinnest was 155 and I could feel my ribs. I don't need to get back to that...just a healthier, better weight. I also really want to take a picture of a 140 pound smaller me in my big jeans holding them out like a TV diet commercial. That would be super too.

I like to knit. I enjoy all things craftastic, but especially knitting and crocheting. I have a bad habit of starting things, getting close to the end and then starting something else. As a result of this bad habit, I have a basket next to my chair of incomplete items. A knitting graveyard if you will. So I am a serial knitter. A wise woman once told me that you cannot die as long as there are unfinished projects. I must be stockpiling them for my golden years.

My main goal when starting this was to try and have a second child. One miscarriage and an ectopic pregnancy have put me back to my starting weight, give or take a few pounds. It's been one year since the worst of it, but I'm still shaky at best most days. I can keep myself together for my son, but there are very bad days. I know that I haven't taken care of myself; my health; or my overall well being for a long time and that is my fault. This truly is like starting over.

Member Since: 1/17/2008

Fitness Minutes: 13,957

My Goals:
I want to be a normal sized person. Not the fattest person in a situation. I'm tired of being the comparison, ie - "Don't worry about your dress - there's always a fatter person"...folks that person is me (most of the time).

I want to have another child and feel that part of my inability to have conceived in almost 2 years is my weight. If it turns out that I cannot have any more children, I'd like to be as healthy as possible for the one I have. I don't want to be an embarrassment for him when he starts to bring friends home.

My Program:
1. Stay within recommended calorie limits most days of the month. I am allowing myself 1 to 2 cheat meals per month to ward off cravings and complete abandon.

2. Do 3 workouts per week at the YMCA and at least 1 (optimally 2) additional workouts - either spark people, my parents, on demand tv, or outside.

3. Try to create a consistent weight training regimen and a schedule for that. Incorporate wrist and ankle weights into existing workout.

4. At least once EVERY DAY I want to do some kind of activity. I'm starting at 5 minute blocks - even just walking/jogging in place for 5 minutes, or the same in jump rope, low impact aerobics, anything. I realize there are times like while cooking dinner or waiting on washer to fill, or son to rinse in shower that I stand idle. I feel like even the tiny boost could help.

Personal Information:
My name is Jennifer. I am 32 and have been married for 7 years. We have one son, 5 years old. I live in Massachusetts and used to teach high school English for the Department of Youth Services. I'm a nice person and have a good sense of humor, love to laugh. It's hard for people to see that because the first thing they notice is the fat.

Other Information:
I love to read. I like Anita Shreve, James Patterson, Jodi Picoult, and many more.

I am an avid knitter, crocheter, and general crafter. I am still working on learning to sew better.

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    Welcome to Moms On A Mission! Good luck with meeting your goals and here's to you for starting your journey to healthier you!
    4749 days ago
    Welcome to spark... You will find a great support system here. If you have over 200 to loose like I do, you may find my team a great support. If you are not that heavy, but are OK with those of us that are... you are welcome to join our AWESOME supportive team as well.
    YOU CAN DO IT!!! Tina -- stampintina
    4749 days ago
    The fact that you are here is simply AWESOME! You will find spark a wonderful place to find information, motivation, and inspiration! The key to this whole process is consistency. Every small step you take to change your life consistently leads to bigger changes down the road! YOU WILL BE AMAZED! GLAD YOU FOUND US!
    4750 days ago
    I hope this helps you like it's helping me. Let me know if you want to go for a walk or something when it's not freezing out.
    4750 days ago
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