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Wow......... March 2007 about 170 lbs.

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I've been a member of Spark for a few years. I stepped away from my fitness because I just couldn't seem to work it into my busy schedule and I didn't feel badly, really. I look OK and I was comfortable.

Mother Nature had other plans for me though.

Feb 7, 2010 I lost the feeling on the left side of my body from the top of my head down to my hip. My teeth were buzzing and the world was spinning; literally. My co-workers called my husband who took me to the hospital where I was told I had just had a mild heart attack. I was 35 years old; only 2 years older than my father was when he had his first heart attack.

My heart beats irregularly but when I exercise or my body temperature is elevated, it regulates. The doctor reviewed my eating habits, and you know what he told me? Clean it up! No more snacking on Cheetos and these heavenly buttery Indian sweets at work; more fish and vegetables. Right now, he is telling me to work on conditioning my heart to be more efficient which means medium level aerobic exercise, but to take it slow and watch for problems.

This is how my new journey has begun. With the new purpose of saving my own life so that I will be around to see my children grow. I have no choice. There is no option to take my eye off of the plan. Not only do I not want to die, but I want to live for a very long time - hopefully to see great grandchildren!

This time, I am working little by little, taking new small steps every day to improve the quality of my life and my family's life.

I hope that you enjoy following me on my journey of rebirth and we can celebrate together when I emerge at the end a new woman.

Member Since: 2/3/2008

Fitness Minutes: 1,101

My Goals:
To live a life of balance and enjoy every minute of it.

My Program:
Little steps at a time.
Sunday: Upper body and abs

Monday: HIIT treadmill

Tuesday: Off

Wednesday: Lower body and abs

Thursday: HIIT eliptical

Personal Information:
I am from Houston, Texas and went to college at Oklahoma State University (Go Pokes!). My husband, three children and I live in the United Arab Emirates in a little town an hour and a half north of Duabi.

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    Hey, Hot Momma!! :) Here's wishing you an amazing week of clean eating and hard training!!


    4798 days ago
    Hi Jennifer! Thank you for the add!

    I read your blog and you're off to a great start. Hold on to the momentum... Give it all you've got and enjoy the journey; the destination is well-worth the effort!
    4799 days ago
  • v MS.JENNY
    Hi Jennifer, thanks for adding me as your friend! You sound like you are a very happy person & have a wonderful family. You look great in your photos...can I have your hair!? :) It sounds like you have a very healthy plan of action to reach your goal, I am now working with weights too. Congratulations on your weight loss so far, you are doing great! Stay in touch, I am interested in how you are doing. -Jenny
    4799 days ago
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