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From a little spark may burst a mighty flame.

I've been on SparkPeople off and on since 2008, and it has changed my life! When I first started, I lost 40 pounds, and even though that wasn't my final goal, I've maintained that loss for 10 years (with ups and downs from a new setpoint)- through moving to a new city, starting a new career, getting married, and having three beautiful kids.

Now that I am done having babies, I am ready to do it again. In some ways, I've lost that "sparkle" that living a healthier lifestyle gave me, and I want it back!

Member Since: 11/29/2007

Fitness Minutes: 22,077

My Goals:
*Maintain loss to below 200 pounds for life. (Last date of being 200+ lbs 9/1/19)
*Reach and maintain a healthy goal weight/body fat percentage (25%).
*Control blood pressure without medication.
*Achieve and maintain healthy lab results for cholesterol, insulin, etc.

*Get back into a lunch-time exercise routine with strength training 2-3x's a week.
*Get into the habit of eating a healthy breakfast (fruit & yogurt) on weekdays.
*Drink 64 oz water a day.

Medium-Term (by Thanksgiving):
*Lose 20 pounds.
*Fit comfortably into my size 12 jeans and large tops.

My Program:
Adopting the true Spark philosophy - Making small changes every day to nourish my body with a healthy and balanced diet, energize myself with exercise, challenge my mind, and nurture my spirit.

Personal Information:
I'm a 37-year-old gal working as a manager at a software company in Mobile, AL. I'm married with two adorable little boys and a little girl.

Other Information:
"I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them. I shall use my time." ~Jack London

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    Hey, Jennifer!

    Thanks for stopping by! And I'm glad that my little story could inspire you today. But everyone's got a story...and yours is most inspiring.

    I look forward to watching you grow and succeed in '08!!

    --Kim :)
    4882 days ago
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    Hello, thanks for stop'n by. I wish I could write more, but I am about to pass out here any moment, lol. I took some lorazepam, and am ready to lay down now. I also was diagnosed with bipolar mood disorder, doc thought she had my mania under control, but she just put a bandaide on it. Gonna see a PA feb 25th. General docotors really cant help you, blah blah... anyway!

    Keep in touch, I am sure we could benefit off each others accomplishments, as well as failures. Take care, Jackie
    4882 days ago
    Hi BlueAngel! Thanx for your comment :D I know race is a controversial topic.... so i didn't want people to take me the wrong way when i was making my post.....because i was going on and on about being raised in a traditional chinese family (and traditional families marry within the chinese culture) and that i'm dating a caucasian guy will make people say that im being hypocritical.... so thanx! :D i really appreciate it

    good luck on your goals! if you ever need anything msg me!
    4883 days ago
    Hi Jennifer! Thanks for the note on my page. Logan is a cutie too! Isn't it great to have a doggy friend to play with?
    4883 days ago
    Just wanted to stop by say HI and see how your doing.
    4885 days ago
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