JENNYFAYE01

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Jennifer with Daisy at a Powwow in November 07



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Sage and Daisy playing in the bubbles.



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The band I play with once a year. I want to wear my leopard skirt again this November when we play again at the Washington Hilton!


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I gained 30 pounds in 4 years... the cause??? wedded bliss, adopting two babies, going back to finish my Ph.D., plantar fasciitis in my left foot, chocolate being declared healthy, garden variety laziness??? who knows... but it was there and I was NOT happy about it. THEN I found Spark People. I started Sparking in January 2007 and lost 24 pounds.

Unfortunately, I had to have abdominal surgery in September 07 and that put me flat on my back for two months and a long recovery time with no exercise afterward. My loved ones brought me food. I ate. I gained 20 pounds. But, you know what, if I hadn't lost the 24 pounds, I'd be looking at 44 pounds to lose now, rather than 20. I know I can do this by using the spark plan. I know because I've already done it once... and I'm enjoying doing it again.

This is a fantastic lifestyle with wonderful folks to take the journey alongside. Keep the Spark!


Member Since: 1/22/2007

Fitness Minutes: 3,892

My Goals:
While I can be as silly as the next person about my appearance... I really want to improve my overall health. So, drinking water, eating healthy foods, exercising, sleeping, playing, laughing and staying positive are all important goals for me.

I am also currently working on completing my Ph.D. in Health Education and Promotion. My area of interest is working with American Indians and developing nations to help increase awareness of behaviors that can lead to a healthier life.


My Program:
My mainstay is a Yourself: Fitness DVD for strength training and a Tai Chi video. Also taking the stairs for four flights or less. Parking farther away from the door. Running to the bathroom from all the water I'm drinking now!



Personal Information:
I am originally from Alabama, and am a member of the Cherokee Tribe of Northeast Alabama. I lived with my family on a little lakeside homestead about 25 miles inland from Charleston, South Carolina for 8 years. We moved to Memphis in June. My husband is from Isisford, Queensland, Australia. We have two little girls we have adopted. We also have two grown natural children each, for a total of six. The older kids have given us 7 grand kids... 3 boys and 4 girls.


Other Information:
Favorite movies:

Anything with Jimmy Stewart, Jim Garner or Cary Grant in it.

Favorite music:

Eric Clapton, CSNY, anything from Motown, Carole King, James Taylor, Neil Young, and Joe Cocker

Favorite TV Shows:

My Name Is Earl
The Office

Favorite Books:

All of Jane Austen's works
Harry Potter
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Shel Silverstein's Poetry

Hobbies:

Home canning

Raised bed gardening

Henhouse full of uncaged chickens for fresh eggs





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  • v EMAVERICK
    Hi Jenny, and thanks for adding your voice to the Pressure Cooking group! I'm relatively new to pressure cooking, and it is continuously like magic how quickly and thoroughly it cooks things. I am not however new to the foods the pressure cooker does really well. I've always liked beans, and I grew up with the cheaper (which translates to leaner too usually!) cuts of meat.

    I'm not going to leave SparkPeople anytime soon. I'm thinking I want to loose 5 more pounds actually, and then always be below my current goal weight. I'm sure SparkPeople will help me achieve whatever goals I want to set my sights on.


    4870 days ago
  • v SHERYE
    No wonder your so happy! what a beautiful family you have,
    I just dropped in to look at your recipes and couldnt help but be nosey haha
    4871 days ago
  • v TIA0326
    You have a beautiful family. Congratulations on your weight loss. Tia
    4872 days ago
  • v MARIEROBERTS
    Hi Jennifer thanks for your lovely comments on my page. I appreciate Spark so much that I want to give back as much, if not more, of the friendship and support I have received. Your girls are simply beautiful. May your life be filled with all the love and happiness there is in the world. Good luck on your weight loss journey and keep in touch please. It was lovely to hear from you.
    4877 days ago
  • v RORYJO
    Your babies are adorable! The one in the car seat looks absolutley tiny! Bet they are just full of spunk though! They all are when they are little! I bet you get great motivation from them...and if you play your cards right you will have wonderful work out buddies! Teach them to Dance like no one is watching!
    4878 days ago
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