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Hi! My weight struggle has been my constant companion throughout my life. I have so much to say about it that I don't even know where to start, so I'll just tell you where I am now, and share the story of how I got here through blogs over time.

My Christian faith is an very large part of who I am. I believe my weight problem is more than a simple food and exercise problem. I am strongly convicted that FOR ME it is a sin issue. I know that my physical condition is NOT what God desires for me. I know that He has called me to be healthy, and I know exactly what I need to do to be healthy, yet I CHOOSE not to do it. I love to eat and hate to exercise, and I continually give in to the desires of my flesh rather than doing what I know is right. That is nothing but pure rebellion!

I'm usually able to get the whole eating thing under control for a few months at a time and drop a few pounds, but the exercise is another story. I started working with a trainer a 3 months ago and that has helped a GREAT DEAL! However, my eating has been so horrible I've been working my butt of with little results. I'm determined to get both ends working at the same time so I can experience some real change!

Member Since: 8/12/2009

Fitness Minutes: 311

My Goals:
I have lots of goals, but the big idea is to develop a habit of eating healthy and exercising regularly.

My first short term goal is getting out of the 300s once and for all! I want to reach that goal by Nov. 1

Next to weigh less than I did when my first child was born 20 years ago... 279

Then I want to hit my lowest weight since 1995... 253

Then it's off to ONEderland... 199

Then it's what I weighed when I got married... 180

Then it's my ultimate goal... 160!!

My Program:
Common sense eating! No junk and reasonable portions.

No eating after 7pm except for some light popcorn

Drink LOTS of water!

Follow the exercise plan I get from my wonderful trainer, Megan

Personal Information:
My name is Jodi

I live in Olympia, WA

I'm 40 years old (ouch)

Married 20 years

I have a passel of kids (2 sons, 2 daughters, 1 niece, and 2 nephews) 5 live at home, 1's away at college, and 1 is out on her own.

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    Hi Jodi, found your sight and wanted to stop by and say hi ..I live kind close to Olympia out in Rochester Wa.. i love your goals!!!.. i have ordered but have not gotten my gowear fit yet !! Do you like yours?? i have been told that they have a sight on her for people that have them i am going to join once i get mine.. let me know what you think of your gowear fit..
    My sister has the body bugg and she likes hers a lot !!
    Any way i forgot to tell you my name is Amy.. I am a nut about my kids and my Shih-tuzs (My little dogs more like my 4 legged kid LOL !!!)
    Check out my sight i have a ton of picture's .. Nice to have meet you well almost meet you any way !! emoticon
    4302 days ago
    Thanks, Jodi! I'm so ready to hit this goal and move on to the next one (10 more lbs), but I'm still enjoying the process of getting there. emoticon Congrats on your weightloss too! emoticon
    4305 days ago
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    Hi Jodirae87, I hope you made it to your treadmill yesterday. It is a real struggle for me to add any movement to my day. We will do it together though! So I am here to cheer you on: You Go Girl!!!!!! Blessings, Vicky
    4306 days ago
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    4308 days ago
    Sorry for being a horrible buddy! Congratulations on your weight loss during the first stage. I pray that you will be able to continue on the track you are on and really live into God's will for you to be a healthier happier you! Blessings on your week. emoticon
    4310 days ago
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