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*Read More About JanzDiet2014 - updated info for 2019*

Hi my name is Jan and I am excited to be part of the SparkPeople.com team!!!

By taking this positive step forward, I hope to connect w/ other members who are serious about being part of the SparkPeople community.

Perhaps, by working with others, I will be able to stay focused & motivated in reaching my personal goals.

Member Since: 2/3/2014

Fitness Minutes: 31,199

My Goals:
Lose 20 lbs by 12/01/19 - current weight 215 lbs to target weight 195 lbs

10 min stretch 2x per wk

30 min walk 2x per wk

4 cups of water per day

6 hrs of sleep per night

5x per week cook & eat meals at home

Monitor Sugar Intake:
i.e. Eliminate Candy; Reduce Baked Goods; and, Reduce Sugary Beverages

My Program:
Currently, do my best to keep in good health both physically & mentally:

Work to keep active as much as possible; keep regular appts w/ therapist; take mild anti-depressant, fluid pill (for hypertension) and diabetes medication as prescribed; stay connected w/ support group to talk about life's ups & downs; work to maintain positive connections with friends & family; journal regularly and openly share w/ mentor; work to become more present in the moment by improving mindfulness through meditation; and, most important, work to improve relationship w/ God through prayer, studying scripture and positive praise.

Personal Information:
Name: Jan

Location: Washington, DC

Part-time Profession: Disk Jockey - "Old School, R&B, Hip Hop & Go-Go"

Full-time Profession: City Bus Operator

Other Information:
My favorite authors:

Toni Morrison

JD Salinger

Langston Hughes

Kate Chopin

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  • v JANZDIET2014
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    Today, I gave 'goodies to my SparkFriends, as well as, all those who have shared 'goodies with me in the past.

    Although I may not have time to check-in as often as I'd like, I am extremely grateful for SparkPeople.com and all of the wonderful folks I've connected with throughout the years.

    2021 holds much promise and excitement as we all continue to grow and move towards our purpose in life.

    May God continue to Bless Us and Keep Us Safe. (Amen)
    107 days ago
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    One Day at a Time, I am humbly grateful for family, friends, and fellowship!

    109 days ago
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    I am working to plug in and stay connected within the Spark Community and have restarted as well as joined a Spark Challenge: 21 Day New Member Challenge & Workplace Wellness Challenge.

    I am adjusting to my new work schedule - evenings from 3p to 12a - and am finding my way to a new schedule within my personal life as well.

    For example, I must set aside time to go to the gym and/or go for a nature walk and/or exercise around my apartment.

    My ultimate goal is to work towards being more efficient with my time. I don't really waste time, however, I could definitely be more time efficient.

    I have had more time for SparkPeople and that's a plus!

    I'm also part of various employee health programs available through my job; and, am excited to participate and earn rewards for getting healthy.

    Anyway, that's all for now.

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    220 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/7/2020 12:31:23 PM
  • v JANZDIET2014
    MAJORMOM7, thanks for your suggestion. emoticon
    220 days ago
    emoticon maybe you would have a better secusses if you joined the spark page for the city you live in. that way you may be able to find a local buddy to team up with. I notice your already on the team leaders so if that city doesn't have one (like mine) maybe you can bring it back to life.
    228 days ago
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