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I have had a lot of scapegoats for my obesity . . . learning poor eating habits and lack of exercise from my parents, abuse, relationship difficulties, stressful events . . . but I realize now that it was my CHOICES that made me obese. I have spent over a decade of my life obese., but now I am making the choice to eat right and exercise and rid myself of this excess weight. I am choosing to take control of my life and take care of myself. I want to live the rest of my years at a healthy weight, living a healthy, active lifestyle.

"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." ~Carl Bard

Mind Over Matter by Jillian Michaels
"You can change your life by changing your mind. Any lingering sense of inferiority or inadequacy will interfere with the attainment of your goals and dreams, while self-confidence and a positive attitude will lead to success. To push your body toward ripped perfection, your mind has got to be strong and focused. It is imperative that you hone and train your mind as intensely as you train your body. This means following a few guidelines and performing some mental exercises to replace self-defeating behaviors with positive ones, and to remove distractions and bring mental clarity and self-control. After all, it's your mind that directs and drives everything you do, or don't do — so get it on your side!"

"Your goal in life should be to enjoy the highest levels of health and energy possible. This requires that you eat the right foods and fewer of them. It requires you to get regular exercise and move every joint of your body daily. To enjoy superb physical health, you must get lots of rest and recreation. Above all, you maintain a positive mental attitude, looking for the good in every situation, and remain determined to be a completely positive person."
~Brian Tracy

Burning desire to be or do something gives us staying
power--a reason to get up every morning or to pick
ourselves up and start in again after a disappointment.
~Marsha Sinetar

Member Since: 12/27/2005

Fitness Minutes: 11,170

My Goals:
My goal is to lose another 17lb and maintain my goal weight for years to come. After struggling with obesity for 15 years and yo-yo dieting, trying practically every plan available through the years, I have finally found the key to my success and couldn't be happier. I lost 83lb in 8 months and it was so simple ... if I can do this, anyone can! My cholesterol level went from 219 to 160, and I have never felt better! I have so much energy to keep up with my boys now. The middle picture was taken at 60lb weight loss and is a visual reminder of all the weight I used to carry ... no wonder I was always so tired and got winded doing simple household tasks. Having a coach and the habits of health is a key component to my program, and I know that I now have the tools to keep the weight off FOR LIFE!! I feel blessed to be able to pay it forward and offer hope and help others create their success story.

My Program:
Track my food, eat 6 small meals a day, drink a minimum of 8-10 cups of water a day, and move my body.

I am a certified health coach for the program that has changed my life!

Personal Information:
My name is Jodi, I am 45 years old, and live in beautiful northeastern Pennsylvania. I am a Christian. I have been married for 20 years and have been blessed with two wonderful sons. I am a homeschool mom. I am a certified health coach to help others in their weight loss journey and absolutely love my job! I am active in my church as a T&T leader of our AWANA club and am a member of our Praise Team.

Other Information:
1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.

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