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From a little spark may burst a mighty flame.

I've been on SparkPeople off and on since 2008, and it has changed my life! When I first started, I lost 40 pounds, and even though that wasn't my final goal, I've maintained that loss for 10 years (with ups and downs from a new setpoint)- through moving to a new city, starting a new career, getting married, and having three beautiful kids.

Now that I am done having babies, I am ready to do it again. In some ways, I've lost that "sparkle" that living a healthier lifestyle gave me, and I want it back!

Member Since: 11/29/2007

Fitness Minutes: 18,549

My Goals:
*Maintain loss to below 200 pounds for life.
*Reach and maintain a healthy goal weight/body fat percentage (25%).
*Control blood pressure without medication.
*Achieve and maintain healthy lab results for cholesterol, insulin, etc.

*Spend the next 6 weeks before Thanksgiving Break (October 14th - November 24th) developing my "new normal" with healthy habits and maintaining small changes now that the newness of weight loss has worn off.
-Focus on the basics!
-At least 1 veggie and 1 fruit daily..
-At least 8 cups of water daily.
-At least 20 minutes of exercise 5 days per week.
-Strength training 3 times per week.
*Lose 10% of body weight (from August start weight) by Thanksgiving, and maintain that loss through the holidays.

Goals Reached:
*Spend 6 weeks (August 24th - October 4th) getting over the "hump" of establishing healthy habits.

My Program:
Adopting the true Spark philosophy - Making small changes every day to nourish my body with a healthy and balanced diet, energize myself with exercise, challenge my mind, and nurture my spirit.

Personal Information:
I'm a 36-year-old gal working as a manager at a software company in Mobile, AL. I'm married with two adorable little boys and a little girl.

Other Information:
"I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them. I shall use my time." ~Jack London

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    Looking to stay focused through the upcoming Holiday Season? Want to get connected with a Team to support you through your Journey to a Healthier Lifestyle? If yes, then consider joining the Biggest Loser Challenge that starts in early December. Each week 10 teams of 24 Active members do fun nutritional and fitness challenges. The challenges promote a healthy lifestyle. If for some reason you cannot do a challenge, it can be modified to meet your needs. I hope that you decide this might be for you. If so, you can leave your name on the Wait List for the Winter challenge. To get to the List visit my page and click on the “BLUE BIGGEST LOSER” Icon; copy The Team Page Address below or let me know so I can send you an invitation. Join the Team then sign up on the waitlist. It’s the thread right below the Chit Chat thread.
    If searching through Spark enter Biggest Loser Fall Challenge All Teams.

    To reply or get to my Sparkpage click on the arrow on the top right corner of this message, click on My Sparkpage or click on My Username.

    62 days ago
    Hey Jenn!!

    If you make it back to SparkPeople, be sure to drop by the Done Girl team!!

    633 days ago
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    Happy Belated Birthday, Done Girl! Hope you had a wonderful day and all the best for the year ahead! Woot woot!!!
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    990 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon Happy Belated Birthday Done Girl! Hope it was fantastic! emoticon emoticon emoticon
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