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My journey to a healthy lifestyle began in 2010. Well, that's when I got serious about it. My health wasn't good and I was so inactive. At the time my girls were 9 & 5. I wanted to be an active & fit mom.

I first began with tracking WW points January 2010, then I was introduced to SparkPeople in July 2010. (Just had my 7 year anniversary) The weight was slowly coming off, but it was coming off. I just kept at it. 20 pounds were gone by September 2010.

Over the years I dropped the weight and was within a few pounds of my pre-pregnancy weight before having my 2nd daughter, who at the time was 5. I managed to maintain and keep the weight off ~ I was down 30 pounds in 2012! In mid-year 2014 we decided to sell our house & move.

I had gained back a few pounds during the house selling/packing/moving, but not anything that was too drastic. It was 5-7 pounds. I figured once we were all settled I'd get back to it and get those pounds off. Then the beginning of 2015 life came to a screeching hault with family issues. When emotional issues happen, I eat. Boy, did I eat. Within 2015 I had gained all of my weight back that I had worked so hard to lose & maintain for 5 years! I was, am, so angry at myself for letting the evil of the whole situation get the best of me & lose what I worked so hard for.

Life finally has been settling down - but there are still life's daily trials. I am an emotional eater and probably always will be. I know I need to find better ways of dealing with it. Some days I do, others not so much. I have to be honest. This saying holds so much truth, "what you eat in private, you wear in public" ... Isn't that the truth!

That's why I'm writing this today (7/21/17). I want to get back on track to losing weight & feeling better. I want to be a healthy example to my daughters, that you can still live and have fun but be healthy about it too. When food is involved it's about moderation & tracking. I must get back to tracking. My fitness is there. Just recently took up walk/jog workouts 3x a week and do I dare say, I'm kind of liking it???

I don't know if this is so much to help motivate someone else that may stumble upon my page or more for myself. To remind me of what I am certainly capable of as long as I have the motivation to do it, the desire to really want it and the determination to keep pushing forward! I just gotta remember, this is a journey to a healthy lifestyle. There will be ups/downs & dead ends. I just have to remember to push through & work around those obstacles and let NOTHING get in the way of my goals! I can do this!!!

Member Since: 7/6/2010

My Goals:
162.4 ~ March 28th, 2012
30 pounds gone

*Reminder to self - YOU can get back there! All you need is determination! :-)*

My Program:
Trying to get in some form of activity each day. Some days have a higher intensity level than other days.

Most of all just to keep moving!

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5k Stats:
Finished first 5k in May 2010 ~42.31 minutes!

2nd 5k run May 2011 ~ 32.39 minutes!!!

3rd 5k run October 2012 ~ 32.50 minutes!!!

4th 5k Run or Dye May 2014 ~ 35 minutes

5th 5k July 4th 2014 ~
35.49 minutes ~ finished 9th in age group!!

6th 5k July 19, 2014 ~
53.20 walk/jog

7th 5k May 9, 2015 ~
49.57 walk

8th 5k July 4, 2015 ~
44.13 walk

9th 5k March 19, 2016~
Shamrock 5k
37.02 run/walk

10th 5k @Charlevioux (6/16)
Walk/Run 45.47 minutes

11th 5k Rose Run (7/4/17)
50.14 minutes

12th 5k Struts for Strays
(7/22/17) walk w/hubby & Jayce

13th 5k KCan Super Hero Run
Run 38.10 (placed 10th in my age division)

Weight Loss Goals!
20 pound mark~ 9/7/2010

30 pound mark~ 3/28/12

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    Hey Jody I am nine pounds to my goal... yep gained 5 over winter when I could not walk the local hill to get to the grocery store.

    We are having really nice weather right now, which is totally weird, so I am back walking everyday as long as I can. So I have 100 fitness minutes on my Fitbit. If I get that many fitness minutes I can still lose if I just watch it. I gave up the wine a long while back too. Really hard to lose when I was doing that... Hahaha!

    So anyway I am not tracking right now. I hate tracking, and I am using the word hate here... so anyway I am waiting to see if I will have to again!!! It makes me behave because if I don't keep losing I will HAVE to go back to it. Somehow it seems to infringe on my personal freedom when I have to track sooooooo...

    BIG Hugs for your day Jody!!!! :-) And tell me if you want to try my way, I know crazy!
    4 days ago
    i don't track my food right like i should either. I think I should go back to writing it all down as a eat in a small notebook, and then put it in at the end of the day. Let me know how you are doing your tracking, and how you are tracking. emoticon
    5 days ago
    emoticon for the blog comments! And thank you for the support.... it is needed!

    Glad to see you back on Spark as well. It sounds like you have a great plan with the small changes challenge. I think starting off small is the way to go. I have been doing that as well. One thing that has helped is making sure I am bringing my lunch to work. The past few months I have eaten out too many times. It is usually Subway which is fairly healthy but not when you add chips, cookies, or pop to the mix. That has been my downfall. But ALL of last week I brought my lunch, logged into MyFitnessPal and stayed in range. I am getting there slowly but surely!

    We are going to make 2018 the best year yet! I'll help keep you accountable if you help me! emoticon emoticon
    10 days ago
    emoticon May 2018 hold blessing-upon-blessing from the hand of Creator God for you & your loved ones!
    17 days ago
    Oh No, so sorry about your left foot! I hope it heals up really soon. I fell and jammed my little finger on my right hand. Boy that was super painful too! It looks a lot better now, thankfully! i sure hope you are having a good month, I still cannot believe it is already December!!!
    45 days ago
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