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My name is Jenna and I just turned 31. I came to a few hard truths about myself recently, the main one being that I want to be healthier and feel comfortable and pretty in my own body again. I used to be thin years ago but due to inactivity and bad eating habits I slowly began gaining weight. I was also diagnosed as Bipolar years ago and the meds added to the weight gain. I've come to the point where there is no more looking back, no more waiting on the sidelines. If I want to lose weight and get into shape I have to take the bull by the horns and actually work for it. The only thing holding me back was myself and my fears. So look out world here I come!

Our lives are not determined by what happens to us but by how we react to what happens, not by what life brings to us, but by the attitude we bring to life. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events, and outcomes. It is a catalyst, a spark that creates extraordinary results. ~Anonymous

Member Since: 9/16/2012

Fitness Minutes: 1,323

My Goals:
I want to lose at least two pounds a week. My goal is to workout no less than 5 days a week for 1 hour a day. My goal for calories is to burn at 2000.

My Program:
A friend of mine has decided to work out with me some. I work 40 minutes at least on the treadmill, 20 on the bike and as long as we can on the elyptical. Did I mention I suck at that last one?? We also stick in zumba workouts and the WII Fit Plus workouts to shake things up.

Personal Information:
My name is Jenna. I'm 31 and reside in Baton Rouge LA. I'm an artist and a writer. I love trying new things, I was even a stand up comic at one point. lol... I have an extreme passion for music, everything from classical to hard rock. Some of my fave bands are Papa Roach, Within Temptation, Kelly Clarkson, Taylor Swift, and anything 80's. My day isn't complete without me having a cd or the radio on. I'm also a huge movie buff. Comedies such as the Lethal Weapon series and horror like Nightmare on Elm Street (the original). I also love to read. I like old school Stephen KIng, Laurell K Hamilton and yes the Twilight series. My view on life is to live life to the fullest and be sure to smile and laugh at least once a day.

Other Information:
"Willpower is the key to success. Successful people strive no matter what they feel by applying their will to overcome apathy, doubt or fear." - Dan Millman

Change has a considerable psychological impact on the human mind. To the fearful it is threatening because it means that things may get worse. To the hopeful it is encouraging because things may get better. To the confident it is inspiring because the challenge exists to make things better. ~King Whitney jr

"I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together." ~Marilyn Monroe

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  • v COURTNEY055
    Hey Jenna--

    Yep, I love the new background! Where'd u find it..? Do u like the BP group? I don't go to one but I start 1:1 therapy along with my psychiatrist. I wish they had one of those groups around here it may benefit me. But, I am so sorry about your pool..I won't laugh. does suck. How's the weight loss going? How's the buddy system? Things have been pretty good around here. Went out today and got hubbys gift for his birthday tomorrow. Daughters gift to be mailed and stepsons gift is all set. less thing to worry about. Medicare stuff is straightened out and in effect. Big everything is FINALLY working out the way it's supposed to. BIG anxiety off my shoulder. How's the car? I remember last time we talked u said it was stuck in the parking lot? Lol...hope u got that situated... emoticon

    Well, write me back when u get this! Courtney

    2574 days ago
    Hi!! Thanks for adding me!!!
    2574 days ago
  • v COURTNEY055
    Oh Jenna- that sucks! I can relate to car trouble. Have had alot of that since my "Good" car got repoed back in 2010. It's been one thing after another with our used cars. Knock on wood we've been ok with what we have. Boyfriend works on cars for a living but it doesn't take away from the cost of parts and places where u can just go and jack em up and putter around with em for hours at a time. We live in a complex and have to ask special permission for him to change oil or anything on our car. I guess we are lucky in that sense. But parts alone are SO expensive. If u can get someones help though, that's a BIG help. emoticon with the 8lbs! That's great! It's a struggle for me but I'm back on the losing side. Thank goodness. It's all that exercise you're doing, girlfriend! It's a good thing,though...don't get me wrong. i just took my afternoon meds (late) and am getting mellow...Lol. I still wanna clean the bathroom. I hate when I get mellowed out and lose that oomph. I think I'll have a cup of coffee and regroup...that works for me sometimes but then again it's kinda late and I prob won't sleep if I do. Oh, the dilemna! Well, I should get to cleaning! I hope u get your car going and out of that parking lot!! Have a great night. If u wanna talk more about our bipolar or have any questions about that or meds, just sparkmail me...I don't wanna ask if you're not comfortable and I don't wanna put it out here so I figured I'd just throw it out to you...Just sayin. It's a tough thing and sometimes it's good to know other peeps going through it too...So, TAG...

    Talk to u soon! emoticon
    2575 days ago
  • v COURTNEY055
    Sounds like you've got a great plan! It's always so much nicer with a buddy! I have a walking buddy that I go with every morning. I don't have the money for a gym right now. Walking is my main form of exercise. I;m starting to get into cardio videos. I started doing crunches (there's a sight..Lol)...let's just say it's been a long time since I've done those..Lol. Slowly but surely I'm getting my strength back. That's my main goal is to be healthy and strong. None of this "thin and cute" stuff...I'm not built that way. I've never been "thin" my smallest I was 145. I'm a solid girl. I don't have small features. I just want to be an average weight and healthy. Is that what u want too? I'm at 215 right now and EVENTUALLY (no time frame or date) I'd like to hit 150...would be ecstatic to hit under 200...that's my ultimate goal but will celebrate anything really. I've had a long journey while being on those psych meds. I know u can relate to that. I've yo-yod all over the place. But, this time I'm going slow and steady and I know that will keep it off. So, just remember my dear emoticon ...slow and steady. You probably already knew that anyway..Lol.

    My jeans right now are a size 20 BUT I found a pair of 18s that I had stashed away from last year as "too tight" and those fit! I was soo excited. I have 2 other pair but didn't wanna press my luck..Lol. So I just wear what fits and when I'm a constant 18 then it's time to go shopping! And just think, 18 is NOT plus size..YAY! That's a big deal to me cuz i've been plus size for years. My tops are still 1-2x and that's ok cuz my weight is in my gut and thus the crunches...

    Ok, I'm rambling..I have a tendency to do that! One last quick question...Are u on disability now or still applying? Just curious? Ok, that's it for now..'re it..Looking forward to your reply!

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    emoticon on the exercise!
    2576 days ago
  • v COURTNEY055
    Thank u for the goodie! How is your journey going? Hows it going with your workout buddy? Let me know, girl! emoticon
    2577 days ago
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