JENSTRESS
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I've been on Spark for years. And then off. And then on. And then off.

I came back for a while and thought that I had conquered all of the demons that seemed to keep me going back to fat. Then I lost it again.

In January of 2016, not at my heaviest weight, but not far from it, I decided to make a change. I decided I had to learn what my demons were to conquer them.

I started a program, and I gave myself rules. I gave up sugar for a time (mostly just because I struggled with it) and I worked out. I tracked my food. Then, I realized something. One demon was my binges. I needed to stop them, or help control them. I also needed to control how I responded to them. In the past, I would binge for a day or two, or longer. I'd let it turn into more instead of pushing myself out of it. I would avoid spark to avoid the shame and friends that would encourage me to get back at it.

My rules now are no more than 1 day off spark. No more than 1 day of a true binge. No giving in. No days off from my workouts (barring injury or illness). What I do is not workout to punish myself, but to treat myself well. I eat to treat myself well. I work on moderation in all things.

I'm not perfect, but I'm making progress, and I love it.

I will make my goals and maintain. I'm almost there.



Member Since: 8/13/2010

Fitness Minutes: 31,975

My Goals:
lose weight
be healthy
be a good example of fitness to my kids



*Wear a single digit pant size

*Be excited to go clothes shopping

*Run a 5k with my sisters

*Be able to buy a pair of cute boots and wear them on the outside of my jeans.

*Put on my goal jeans and have them fit


My Program:
I workout usually 6 days a week, but also try to remain active EVERY day getting my 10k of steps in every day. I love weight routines and cardio.

11/8/14 - finished 1 round of Insanity




Personal Information:
I live in Indiana near family and friends.

I'm happy.

I'm a mommy.


Other Information:
Love to read, love movies (my huge downfall since that is sitting and snacking epitomized) and trying to get on the bandwagon of loving to work out!




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  • v A-NEW-OLD-LAURA
    Didn't let me add... sent you my info
    1591 days ago
  • v A-NEW-OLD-LAURA
    Jen, I really can empathize. I'm so sorry though for what you've been dealing with. Would you be interested in partnering a little to hopefully help each other? My eating, exercising, emotions, etc have been ri-DONK-ulous and I think it would help me to cheerlead you a little too. No worries if you don't want to take it on... I understand (at least for me) how even little things are so stressful when I've been struggling. Hugs to you... really.
    1591 days ago
  • v A-NEW-OLD-LAURA
    I've been off Spark for quite a while--I hope you are doing ok? Would love to hear from you--hugs!
    1591 days ago
  • v LILYPEARL
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    A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.
    ― William Shakespeare

    Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you; spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.— Amy Poehler

    Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.
    — Oprah Winfrey

    If you wanna find out who's a true friend, screw up or go through a challenging time ... then see who sticks around.
    — Karen Salmonsohn

    “We'll be friends forever, won't we, Pooh?" Asked Piglet. "Even longer," Pooh answered."
    — Winnie The Pooh

    1592 days ago
  • v LILYPEARL
    emoticon Un-attachment (as opposed to detachment) is the acceptance that each and every person is responsible for his or her own reality, and that our joy, peace, security, and sense of love is not dependent on any other person or situation. We are each responsible for our own emotional well being.
    ― Alaric Hutchinson

    1599 days ago
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