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Front Cover of the TOPS NEWS maagzine August/September 2010 issue


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Hello there my name is Jennifer Powell. I am from a little town in Ohio called Lebanon. When I first started my weight loss journey I weighed in at 312 pounds. I wore a size 28 (that was even laying on the bed to zip them up) I joined TOPS in August of 2005 @ 278.00 pounds. After I joined TOPS I was so into losing weight and had the support from so many TOPS members that they just pushed me right into being a KOPS in August of 2008. Along my weight loss journey I had two hearts due to stress. That did not stop me. I continue to get up at 4am M-F to go to the Country YMCA to do my workout with my best friend Tammy.
I lost my KOPS status this past Dec. of 2009. I am OK with not being a KOPS. I can't let a KOPS status tell me how to feel inside. I have managed to keep off 140 pounds for over two years. I love to excerise and eat healthy. It is just who I have become.
Couple things I have feel in love with on my weight loss journey besides TOPS.
1. The Calorie King ( I keep a food log everyday and it helps me count my cals.)
2. The Wii Fit Plus When I can't make it to the YMCA for a good workout I am able to stay at home and burn some calories. It is great on snow days because I hate to drive when it is bad out (remember I live in Ohio)
3. Trying new foods. I never get tired of food. It is fun to taste new things. Some I never eat again but if it is low in calories and good for you I will try it once.
4. Meeting new people on a weight loss journey or have been where I have been. They keep me going. Many say I help them but they don't know it I need them too!!!!
Cool things cool about my wieght loss journey.
1. I have been in Women's Health magazine of August 2009
2. I was on the TODAY show for the Joy Fit Club on August 17,2009
3. I have been in the TOPS NEWS twice
4. I did an interview with Dr. Tom Kruger on channel 6 Lebanon channel
5. I have done interviews for Local 5 news in Cincy.

I am the Leader of TOPS # OH 2114, Lebanon
I love being leader.

Member Since: 10/20/2007

Fitness Minutes: 19,334

My Goals:
My goals for 2011

1. Better Wife
2. Better Mom
3. Stay true to GOD
4. To continue on my weight loss journey
5. Help has many people as I can loss weight.
6. Make new friends
7. Zip Line
8. Stay at The Great Wolf Lodge
9. Flying Pig 1/2 Marathon
10. Do a 5k each month
11. Be at my Doctor's healthy goal weight
12. Try new classes at Coutryside YMCA

My Program:
In August of 2005 weighing in at 278 I joined TOPS (take off pounds sensibly). I also joined the local YMCA and started eating healthy!

Personal Information:
I am from Lebanon, Ohio.
I have a wonderful husband,
I am the leader of TOPS OH #2114, Lebanon. Which is the best chapter around by the way!!

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  • v AMERINDO0627
    You are doing awesome what an inspiration.
    Nice coverpage.

    Keep up the good work

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    2108 days ago
    Hi Jennifer! I just came across your Spark page from one of my Spark friends having you as their friend also. Wow, emoticon on your weight loss success and with all the different magazines & TV shows that you have been on. That is emoticon !! I joined TOPS 3 weeks ago and I really like it. I like going to weekly meetings for support and also the accountability of having to weigh-in there each week. I hope you don't mind but I am going to add you as a Spark friend. Congrats again!
    3652 days ago
  • v no profile image CLASSYKAREN27
    Hello I just joined T O P S also emoticon
    3693 days ago
  • v VTORIA3
    Morning! Thanks for stopping by my blog this morning and for your comments. I enjoyed reading about you on your spark page. Your story is very inspiring. Congrats! I also enjoyed reading about the TOPS organization on the web and note that they have a chapter in my area. Have a great day!
    3728 days ago
  • v LIS193
    Thank you for your encouragement on my blog.
    Have a great day!
    3731 days ago
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