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Hi there, I'm Jenn, wife to Mike, and mom to six children ages 6-19 and I am ready to simply nurture myself and the only body I'm going to get!

I have lost 17 lbs. with spark over several months time (since June 2010), and started the up 3 lbs and down 3 lbs thing for a few months.

On October 11th 2010 I joined Weight Watchers. I've found the social aspect (in person) key for me. I've lost 9 lbs in the first month, and onward I march. Update: I made a total of 15 lbs. loss in 3+ months on Weight Watchers, and I was very often hungry and though I controlled myself I thought about food way too often.

I canceled my membership a week ago, and have committed to a low-carb way of life. All I am omitting is refined sugar, flour and heavy starches, and truth be told they were not good for me in the first place. I am again seeing progress and see myself reaching my goal and enjoying life in a fit body!

I am in the drivers seat as to when I reach my goal, and whether I take a direct route or a scenic route. I am living and no longer just surviving. It's a learning process and I am glad to have begun it.

I want to be more than just another pretty face, and every day the choices I make are taking me closer to that reality.

YOU are worth it NOW! You deserve compassion from yourself and to be nourished just as you are, TODAY! Treat yourself like a Queen, and the rest of you will follow. --learned by trial and error in my own journey

**“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” - Aristotle

"I Am, I Can, I Ought, I Will."--Charlotte Mason

**"To discover what you really believe, pay attention to the way you act__ and to what you do when things don't go the way you think they should. Pay attention to what you value. Pay attention to how and on what you spend your time. Your money. And pay attention to the way you eat."

Member Since: 1/31/2007

Fitness Minutes: 2,450

My Goals:
To be good to myself, get adequate water and eat REAL food and pure water!

Keep a positive mental attitude

Cultivate an active lifestyle--trying new activities

Become a Spark People Motivator

Run a 5K in fall of 2011

Losing 128 lbs in one year


Wearing a 2-piece bathing suit WITHOUT shorts!

My Program:
Natural plain and simple foods, adequate water and consistent exercise.

My focus is on nurturing myself for once rather than upholding all the rules in the world!

I am taking a year to focus on myself and what I need to enjoy fitness health, AND beauty!! I am focusing on the best food ever, adequate sleep, challenging exercise and beauty.

I am also realizing the need to reward behaviors, NOT weight loss. It is the consistent behaviors that will get me to goal, and that is where my focus will be!!

Focusing to stay "present" more, especially while eating, rather than mindlessly going thru my day or mindlessly grabbing in the fridge.

Personal Information:
I am living in WNY, wife to Mike and momma to six children.

Other Information:
love photography, arts in general, nature, trying new things, small group get togethers, county fairs, all things farmhouse, fleamarkets.

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