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13 days before my Surgery - 250 pounds (highest 280)

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September 24 - Michael's Awards Banquet for Biggest Winner at our local gym - He's down 77lbs here!

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Feeling VERY HOT today!! Looking like my little sister and lovin' every minute of it! 08/17/08

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Hello Ladies and Gentleman,

My name is Jenn and I am3 yrs. post-op from a LAP RNY (04/27/07) Gastric Bypass. I had lost 145 pounds only 15 pounds to go when I got the blessed and long-awaited news that we were FINALLY expecting our first child.

My sweet baby was born on Sept. 23, 2009. During which time I had to UN-BREAK all the rules that I had learned to UN-BREAK the firet time around with the RNY. I suddenly found myself consuming 2000 plus calories per day to make sure my daughter was getting enough nutrition....AND because I remembered how much I loved all the foods I had learned to stay away from for 18 months prior.

I gained 50 pounds duirng my pregnancy and am still struggling with an extra 33 to get to where I was before pregnancy and 48 from my ultimate goal. This has been a REALLY BIG challenge since I am so far out....my pouch can handle almost anything......

SOOOOOOO, I have recently gotten back on track with journaling and regular exercise. I realized that no matter what happens in life, lifestyle change is permanent and learning how to live through the tough stuff with all the new life tools is imperitive.

So, here's to the challenges that life has to offer and the tools that we've been given. And, most of all may we have the wisdom to utilize them to our greatest potential.

Success is measured only by the efforts given to the obstacle at hand. We get out what we put in, and if our efforts are lacking, then therefore so shall the result replicate our efforts.

Here's to power of self, faith in a higher being, and living each day as it was your last...for mortality is an answer only God knows. Life may slip from us quickly, and without warning, so will today be a good day to die, with no regrets and empty pockets because you have given all the goodness that they hold. Or will today be a bad day, filled with bad choices and full pockets because we focused on ourselves instead of those around us.

May the God of Heaven grant us the strength to reach out to others, that we may lose ourselves in order to find ourselves. May the upcoming year be filled with joy, love, succes, and service to others.


Loves and Hugs!


Member Since: 2/11/2008

Fitness Minutes: 2,883

My Goals:
My goals:

I want to be to my goal of 120 pounds by January 30, 2009. I need someone to be accountable to besides me...so, that's why I am looking for a buddy.

My Program:
Right now I am just trying to refocus my energy into me as we have suffered a great loss in our family and I have not been motivated to do what I need to do.

So, I am going to start tracking my food, and my exercise so I can have a better idea of what I am puting in and puting out. Then, I will go from there.

Personal Information:
I have been married for 8 years. I live in the USA in Washington State.

We have a wonderful marriage and look forward to many more years together.

Other Information:
In Honor of MIECHT who passed on from this life on December 9, 2008 -

Romans: 15:13
"Now the God of Hopefill you with all the joy and peace in believeing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost."

Isaiah 40:31
"But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles, they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

These were the verses Jamie shared with her loved ones just before she passed.

May her spirit and love be remembered by all who knew her!

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    Thanks for replying to my post on the Gastric Bypass Sparklers forum. Wow ... your pictures are amazing and inspirational!!
    3958 days ago
  • v NICOLEBA47
    Hi Jenn

    Just stopped by to wish you a nice welcome from the Gastric Bypass Sparklers team. You are doing great!!

    I add you as a friend so we could chat more.!!!
    3968 days ago
    Hi Jenn,
    Great job tonight at the group meeting and at the one that meets on Tues. emoticon

    You have been a great help to me in felling good about going ahead with the surgery.

    You and Molly both are great inspiration. I have learned a lot from both of you.

    Thanks for you hard work this month,

    Sharon emoticon
    4439 days ago
  • v KSMILEY69

    I saw you in one of the forums and for some reason it intrigued me by what you were saying to look at your sparkpage. OMG, you have made wonderful progress. I am in the pre-opt testing stage right now and I just wanted to let you know that you are such an inspiration to see what you have accomplished. Thank you for sharing so people like me can read this about you. On a side not, your profile pic is not "VERY HOT" girlie you are "SIZZLING HOT ! ! ! " Congrats to you. I only hope I can do so well.

    4477 days ago
  • v PEGGYSUE264
    Just stopping by to say how fabulous you look! WOW! You have done an amazing job - What kind of meals do you eat and what kind of exercise do you do? You are really an inspiration!!!!

    Way to go!

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    4506 days ago
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