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Me with my two beautiful daughters, Stephanie and Teresa!

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I am happily married to a wonderful man, for almost 29 years. I have been a stay-at-home-mom since 1984. My two daughters are now college graduates, married and doing very well in their adult life. They each provided me with a beautiful grandson this year, and I am in 7th heaven at being a Grandma!! We also gained two more girls (7 & 9) when my great-nieces moved in with us Fall of '10. I received my BSW (bachelor of social work) in 2008 and am in school working towards my Masters. I really want to get my weight down before I finish school and have to start work full time. I have many exercise options, so I have no excuses, but it is too easy for me to put 'me' aside to help others. I appreciate being able to access Sparkpeople 24/7. I usually read new posts late in the evening. I have noticed I no longer snack late in the evening - think there is any connection??!!! I lost a significant amount of weight about 18 years ago, and even though I have gained it back, I am encouraged to know I can lose weight. I have a small room dedicated to my exercise equipment, and on the wall I have two skirts and a pair of jeans (size 8) that I wore back then. My goal is to fit in them again! I have moved from a 24/26 down to a 14, so heading in the right direction!!!

Member Since: 8/6/2008

Fitness Minutes: 1,235

My Goals:
1) to reach my goal weight by May 2012 (graduation!)

2) to achieve my scuba diving certification -ACHIEVED!!!

3) to finish cleaning out all the boxes left from our move (12 years ago!)

My Program:
I always get so busy that I never have time to exercise during Nov/Dec, so from 11/1/08 until present, I have concentrated on just maintaining my weight loss.

I am now ready to get back to business. I have WII, WII FIT, DDR2, Outdoor Challenge, My Fitness Coach and many pieces of indoor exercise equipment. Plus, as long as I am a student, I have free access to the (new) student health club on campus with all the amenities one could desire.

I hate having to track my calories every day, but need to figure out how to best manage my caloric intake.

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    Jennifer, thank you so much for being me friend. I'm new at this! Talk with you soon!!!!!!! emoticon
    4000 days ago
    Just stopping by to see how you are doing. Hope you’re enjoying being part of the teams.
    Sam – Lapbanders & Lapbander Surgery teams

    4057 days ago
  • v L*I*T*A*
    welcome to the lap band glad you are here......we are now a combined team so would strongly suggest you join both our teams "lap bander" and" lap band surgery".....................
    each team has is a library of different articles worth reading and we have daily challenges on the lap banders team......and many games on the lap band surgery team......feel free to join will soon be are on your way to seeing the results you have longed for so long.......wishing you well with you lifestyle changes,as we journey together.............we are here for you............if you need any help don't hesitate to ask..............looking forward to getting to know you better...............blessings and hugs..................lita
    4061 days ago
  • v ANGELME28613
    Hey Jennifer, How have you been? Your doing Great! I bought that new Wii Game Active.....Wears me totally out too emoticon emoticon

    Hope Your Day Is Just Wonderful and Filled With Joy....I feel really goofy today...hehe!

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    4433 days ago
  • v GAELLY
    Okay, spring is here, summer is coming, coffee is needed, and so is my work out partner! May have to do more than swimming this year!
    4464 days ago
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