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My name is Jen and I'm looking for a friend who's in the battle of the bulge with me! I'm 29 and getting the the point where I have trouble moving.

I tried for a year to lose weight through diet and exercise and successfully lost 20 lbs overall with periods of weight gain. I have PCOS and unfortunately the weightloss that I had been so proud of all but disappeared. A year's worth of work lost.

I felt like I was doing something wrong!! But I wasn't eating out often, I was cutting my portions, eating more healthy almost too healthy and my weight kept rising.

With 140 lbs to lose I began worrying and stressing out about how serious my health issues (including sleep apnea, insomnia, pre-diabetes) had become.

In April of 2008, I decided to have gastric bypass RNY surgery.

5/17/09: 172 still. Not going to complain! Ran a race today in 33:34! The Apple Blossom Special. I beat my old 5K time so I'm elated today! My endurance and strength are improving! It's awesome to see the results. I'm still having pain in abdomen, especially after running. Completely unrelated, huge tailbone pain for the last 3 weeks. Probably because of the padding in my butt(gone), but I'm going to mention it at the doc just in case.

6/13/09 170lbs. Scale seems to be moving again, albeit slowly. I ran another 5K today. Met a new friend and broke a new record for myself. My race time, unofficially was 31:30. Looking forward to June 28th, which is my next race.

7/19/09 168.5 lbs I ran the "Notes for Cliff 5k" on June 28th and my time was just over 33 minutes. The course was 1/2 on gravel (which I had never run on before) and my heartrate was higher than I think it has ever been before. Yesterday, I ran a 8K race for Rivertown days (out local city festival) in just over 50 minutes. I couldn't be more proud because the race went up an enormous hill at the end and I kept the pace even when I really wanted to quit! Found out last week that Jamie (my work friend) and I are running in the Twin Cities 10mile race in October. YAY!

5/24/12 Sad that I've regained about 40 lbs. Alot has been happening in the last 1 1/2 years. I was remarried and had a total hysterectomy.

I'm back on track - yet not perfect - in both tracking my food and exercise. I'm feeling better each day and I do not have any options.

I WILL LOSE THIS WEIGHT a second time :-)

Member Since: 8/28/2007

Fitness Minutes: 22,905

My Goals:
To get rid of pre-diabetes - Accomplished!

To reduce or eliminate migraine headaches - Accomplished

To never have high cholesterol and blood pressure - Accomplished

To toss the friggin' CPAP (for sleep apnea) machine out the window - Accomplished

Goal weight after surgery will be 150.

I want to stay focused on toning my body and increasing endurance and flexibility.

To drink at least 64 oz. of water every day

To take my vitamins every day

To run a 5K straight through by June - Accomplished

To run a 8K straight through by mid-July - Accomplished

To run a 10K straight through by September -

To run a 10-mile race by October-

To run a half-marathon by April. (Sadly still working on this one!

My Program:
RNY on September 2nd 2008. 7:30am.

Cardio 5x/week
Weightlifting 3x/week

Trying to exercise in ways I wouldn't have in the past i.e. going up 6 flights of stairs to my floor at work.

Personal Information:
Can't wait to hike, bike, zip line and any other darn thing I want to do when this weight is gone.

Other Information:
Love love love music and reading. Gosh I can't believe sometimes how boring I am :-)

Gimme a good outdoor concert anytime and I'm happy!

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    3189 days ago
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY 2012!!!
    Where are ya, Done Girl!? I hope no matter where you find yourself in life, you are definitely enjoying it this birthday!!

    All the very best,
    3190 days ago
  • v KATRINIA17
    Hey Jen, Been missing you girl. Hope all is going well.

    3355 days ago
  • v JIBBIE49
    emoticon Happy BELATED Birthday, DONE GIRL emoticon We are singing your song. emoticon

    The Scorpio child is born to a father who didn't want a child, for whatever reason & this might never have been discussed in the home, but the sensitive little Scorpio child, who hates loud noises & over-stimulation, picks up on this & learns to not trust others. She is always asking herself "what do they want from me & what is in this for me?" She uses sarcastic comments to "get them first" since she is such an emotional person. This can certainly lead her to having a problem with obesity as food can be her "drug of choice".
    Scorpio gets along with Pisces, Cancer, Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn. BUT, since Scorpio is insecure she MUST be in control of any relationship she is in and this can be difficult for others to take. IF she is sure she has a faithful partner, she will give all she has to a relationship.
    Often, Scorpio supports the family. She does well working alone as she is NOT a "team player". She does well working in police work, as a detective, inspector, under-taker, or a businesswoman.

    Scorpio never has an easy life as she is always in a struggle, but ever decision she makes is her own & she has no one to blame for her situation since she made it by her own chose. Scorpio is a natural athlete, so she doesn't have to be fat. She can make herself anything she wants as she can stay with and finish what she starts. She is never a victim as she rules her own life no matter how simple it is.

    Like the other water signs, this sign is very sensitive and emotional. With Scorpio, unlike the water signs Cancer and Pisces, the emotions remain under rigid control. They may not even be apparent to those who are very close to you. When your emotions do erupt, they do so very violently, often with a strong burst of sarcasm and vindictiveness.
    The strength of Scorpio is in the methods employed to meet every challenge. You approach everything with intensity and passion. Nothing is ever halfway because you put everything you have in your work; mind, heart, soul. You are one of those people who always gives 100% and sometimes more. Many born under the sign Scorpio become classic workaholics.
    You may have an undesirable trait commonly found in the Scorpio person, holding a grudge for a very long time. The underside of Scorpio is often possessed with uncontrollable jealousies and the strongest passions. When offended the reaction is surely revenge. The higher side of Scorpio still dominates people and situations, but with much for the common good. This sign produces very few lukewarm people. You are either very bad or very good.
    In Scorpio, the Sun is intense, skeptical and secretive. There is an intensity and a secretiveness in your makeup which results in an inscrutable persona most people cannot penetrate. This trait makes the Scorpio personality hard to detect. You like to remain incognito, and do so with your very secretive nature. You are a master at hiding your emotions. You neither flinch nor blush. It's hard for you to share your inner feelings with anyone.
    You can be very critical and demanding, creating a forceful and dominating demeanor. You are strong-willed and determined, and you usually act with incisiveness. Your critical nature allows you to make shrewd and unusually accurate judgments at a rapid rate. You can penetrate the hidden agenda of those you meet. It is in your nature to protect yourself by knowing what your opponents are thinking and doing. You have uncanny intuition and accurate perceptions, making you almost psychic in understanding and making emotional connections with other people. Very few successfully earn your trust. Often, you experience difficulties with the authority figures in your life.
    At home, you may be something of a tyrant, wanting everything done your way. You think you are always right and won't tolerate dissent. There is a tendency for you to impose your will on friends and family since you feel so passionately that your ideas are in their best interest. No one takes relationships more serious than you. Although you are highly attracted to, and attractive to, the opposite sex, in many respects you function well as a 'lone wolf' type. emoticon
    3552 days ago
  • v YICHE12
    emoticon emoticon emoticon Happy Belated Birthday Done Girl. I hope that you had a truly wonderful day. Many emoticon
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