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My journey to a healthy lifestyle began in 2010. Well, that's when I got serious about it. My health wasn't good and I was so inactive. At the time my girls were 9 & 5. I wanted to be an active & fit mom.

I first began with tracking WW points January 2010, then I was introduced to SparkPeople in July 2010. (Just had my 7 year anniversary) The weight was slowly coming off, but it was coming off. I just kept at it. 20 pounds were gone by September 2010.

Over the years I dropped the weight and was within a few pounds of my pre-pregnancy weight before having my 2nd daughter, who at the time was 5. I managed to maintain and keep the weight off ~ I was down 30 pounds in 2012! In mid-year 2014 we decided to sell our house & move.

I had gained back a few pounds during the house selling/packing/moving, but not anything that was too drastic. It was 5-7 pounds. I figured once we were all settled I'd get back to it and get those pounds off. Then the beginning of 2015 life came to a screeching hault with family issues. When emotional issues happen, I eat. Boy, did I eat. Within 2015 I had gained all of my weight back that I had worked so hard to lose & maintain for 5 years! I was, am, so angry at myself for letting the evil of the whole situation get the best of me & lose what I worked so hard for.

Life finally has been settling down - but there are still life's daily trials. I am an emotional eater and probably always will be. I know I need to find better ways of dealing with it. Some days I do, others not so much. I have to be honest. This saying holds so much truth, "what you eat in private, you wear in public" ... Isn't that the truth!

That's why I'm writing this today (7/21/17). I want to get back on track to losing weight & feeling better. I want to be a healthy example to my daughters, that you can still live and have fun but be healthy about it too. When food is involved it's about moderation & tracking. I must get back to tracking. My fitness is there. Just recently took up walk/jog workouts 3x a week and do I dare say, I'm kind of liking it???

I don't know if this is so much to help motivate someone else that may stumble upon my page or more for myself. To remind me of what I am certainly capable of as long as I have the motivation to do it, the desire to really want it and the determination to keep pushing forward! I just gotta remember, this is a journey to a healthy lifestyle. There will be ups/downs & dead ends. I just have to remember to push through & work around those obstacles and let NOTHING get in the way of my goals! I can do this!!!


Member Since: 7/6/2010

My Goals:
162.4 ~ March 28th, 2012
30 pounds gone

*Reminder to self - YOU can get back there! All you need is determination! :-)*


My Program:
Trying to get in some form of activity each day. Some days have a higher intensity level than other days.

Most of all just to keep moving!



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Other Information:
5k Stats:
Finished first 5k in May 2010 ~42.31 minutes!

2nd 5k run May 2011 ~ 32.39 minutes!!!

3rd 5k run October 2012 ~ 32.50 minutes!!!

4th 5k Run or Dye May 2014 ~ 35 minutes

5th 5k July 4th 2014 ~
35.49 minutes ~ finished 9th in age group!!

6th 5k July 19, 2014 ~
53.20 walk/jog

7th 5k May 9, 2015 ~
49.57 walk

8th 5k July 4, 2015 ~
44.13 walk

9th 5k March 19, 2016~
Shamrock 5k
37.02 run/walk

10th 5k @Charlevioux (6/16)
Walk/Run 45.47 minutes

11th 5k
Turkey Trot 5k (11.24.2016)

12th 5k Rose Run (7/4/17)
Walk
50.14 minutes

13th 5k Struts for Strays
(7/22/17) walk w/hubby & Jayce
52min

14th 5k KCan Super Hero Run
Run 38.10 (placed 10th in my age division)
9/30/17

15th 5k Rose Run (finished 13 of 18 for age division) 38.22min
7/4/18

16th 5k Midland River Run 5k (walk) 49 min?
8/2018

17th 5k Bronson Children’s Hospital Run/Walk (wal




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  • v CHRISTINEBWD
    Hi Jody! I am doing great! We have actually been having a mild spring! Moderate temps are so awesome! Have an awesome day!!!
    847 days ago
  • v OKBACK2MEAGAIN
    Looking for a Fun Challenge this Summer? Want to get connected with a Team to support you through your Journey to a Healthier Lifestyle. If yes, then consider joining the BL Challenge that starts early June. Each week 11 teams of 24 Active, do fun nutritional and fitness challenges. The challenges promote a healthy lifestyle and If for some reason you cannot do a challenge then they are modified to meet your needs. Often we do the challenge in a game form, we have BINGO and TIC TAC TOE or seasonally themed. For Spring we had Gardening Time, Help Fill Peter Rabbit’s Basket and Bingo. If you decide this might be for you you can leave your name on the waitlist for the Summer challenge. To get to the Challenge go to my page and click on the “BLUE BIGGEST LOSER” Icon, or copy and paste the link below, or let me know and I can send you an invite. Join the Team then sign up on the waitlist. It’s the thread right below the Chit Chat.
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    863 days ago
  • v CAROLYNINJOY1
    Thank you for accepting my invitation to join me as a Spark Friend. I look forward to traveling this journey together. I hope you will have a wonderful weekend.

    "While weight loss is important, what's more important is the quality of food you put in your body-food is information that quickly changes your metabolism and genes."-Mark Hyman.
    911 days ago
  • v CAROLYNINJOY1
    I hope you had a Sparktacular Saturday and great St. Patrick's Day. I hope you've recovered from your cold.

    “In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.”-Theodore Roosevelt

    918 days ago
  • v OKBACK2MEAGAIN
    For each petal on the shamrock emoticon
    A wish brings your way -
    Good Health, good luck and happiness
    For today and every day

    ~ author unknown
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    919 days ago
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