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Me and my friend Beth. She was never as heavy as I am, but lost a TON of weight! She motivates me!

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My name is Jenni and I need to lose weight.

My husband and I were married May 26, 2012 and since then my life has been full of crazy change! We married, went on our honeymoon, I started a new business as a designer with Origami Owl, we bought a house, sold our old house, found out I was pregnant right in the middle of moving, and have finished out out this year of change by turning 30 in March and having my first child on June 5, 2013. It's not hard to see that I didn't have much time for myself over the last year! I actually didn't gain more than 5 pounds though, thanks to the 22 weeks of nausea that our precious son gave me :)

So! Now that Ethan is here and my husband and I are focusing on our family, it's time to take care of myself properly! I'm starting small, still haven't gotten into a routine with exercise yet, but the eating is improving and in the 2 weeks since I set my one year and 80 pound weight loss goal, I am already down 6 pounds!

My goals are simple:
Long term? Lose 80 pounds in one year.
Short term? Focus on losing 1-2 pounds per week.

Member Since: 10/11/2010

Fitness Minutes: 20,144

My Goals:
Healthy Habits!

*Stop eating at 7:30 in the evenings
*In bed by 10:00-10:30
*Multivitamin each day
*Increase vegetables in my diet

My Program:
I'm just starting to explore Spark, but I'm feeling positive about it so far! I've been jotting down notes, quotes, inspiration and motivation in a pocket sized notebook so that I can carry it with me at all times. I can easily pull it out and read a couple of pages to curb the unhealthy food cravings!

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Other Information:
"'For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord. 'Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans for a hope and a future.'"
-Jeremiah 29:11

"The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't like, drink what you don't want, and do what you'd rather not."
-Mark Twain

"Nothing tastes as good as being healthy and full of energy FEELS."

"Your stomach shouldn't be a waist basket."

"Your body is the baggage you must carry through life. The more excess the baggage, the shorter the trip."
-Arnold H. Glasgow

"Never trade what you want the most for what you want at the moment."

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    I saw in the Emotional Eaters team huddle that you're making progress!

    3864 days ago
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    Welcome to the EE team :) If you haven't already done so, be sure to stop by the team and introduce yourself. Let's get going!
    Team Co-Leader
    3865 days ago
    emoticon Welcome to Spark!
    I've been here since Nov. 9, 2009 and have really learned a lot about myself, food, and exercising. I truly feel joining Spark was one of the best decisions I have ever made.
    One of the best tools is the nutrition tracker. You will be shocked when you enter a typical day's food! Try to track everything you eat and stay within your limits. Don’t panic if you slip - we all do! Just put it behind you, you can’t change it, and move on. One of the main concepts at Spark is to take two steps forward for each step back!
    The fitness tracker is also a great tool. You can track your steps, mileage, cardio exercise, and strength exercises. It will tell you how many calories you have burned.
    Take time to make lots of Friends and tell them when you reach a goal or are having a hard time. They are here with praise and support all the time! Don't be afraid to ask any question, no matter how silly you think it is.
    Take time to explore Spark. Read and respond to message boards, blogs, and other members' pages. The help, support, inspiration, motivation, encouragement, and friendship you will receive is awesome! The site can be confusing at times but just keep looking around. There is really a lot of valuable information here!
    emoticon Feel free to contact me if I can help you in any way. Drop by my page to say hi.
    Stay focused, determined, and positive - you will be successful!

    3865 days ago
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