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Hi! My name is Jasmine and I am the mother of three and going to school full time to work on my Master's Degree. I was chubby before I had children, and each pregnancy added a bit more "baby fat." I actually had gestational diabetes start in my second and third pregnancies, and since I have a history of diabetes in my family, this caused me to sit up and take notice. So after the birth of my third child and recovering from having three kids (that took about a year for me to mentally adjust!), I have decided to chose to have a healthier lifestyle for me and my family.

I started this journey seriously in Jan. 2010 and was elated when I was within 15 lbs. of my goal weight after three months (I had lost 20 lbs). However, not really considering how to maintain the weight loss and giving myself "permission" to "relax" had me right back where I started three months later.

I am starting again and I am excited this time about doing it right and maintaining it. I remind myself that this is not a diet, but a lifestyle change. I am hoping to learn how to maintain the weight loss I achieve and also, to maintain a healthy lifestyle. When I am losing weight, I feel energetic, confident and happy. When I am "taking a break," I feel sluggish, tired and insecure.

So far Sparkpeople has been a great place for me to reflect, document and work towards my weight loss goals. It has also been a great place for me to meet others and feel supported on my journey. I am praying that God blesses this effort and helps me attain my weight loss goals. It's a daily struggle, but it's one that can be accomplished, wiht His help and His grace! With Him "all things are possible!"

Thanks for reading my page and keep me up in prayer! :)

Member Since: 12/7/2009

Fitness Minutes: 5,181

My Goals:
My goals include:
1) Exercising at least three times a week
2) Drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day
3) Watching portions, eating heatlthier
4) Waking up early and exercising before work/school and everyone is awake!
5)Consistency and Maintenance: I have gotten close to my goal and I don't want to start over again! I want to learn how to be consistent and maintain a healthy weight and exercise routine. This is a lifestyle--not a diet!

My Program:
Goal: Exercise 3x a week

Maintain 1200-1500 calories daily and log onto SP

Drink minimum of 8 glasses of water a day

Quiet time with God daily

Personal Information:

"And we, who...all reflect the Lord's glory, are being transformed into His likeness with ever-increasing glory..."
2 Corinthians 3:18

"I can do all things in Christ who strengthens me." Phil 4:13

Other Information:
Weight Loss Goals:

Starting Weight: 152
(Dec. 28, 2012)

Starting Weight when I began SP: 148 (Jan. 2010)
1/19/2010: 148 lbs.
2/4/2010: 146 lbs.
2/20/2010: 144 lbs.
2/27/2010: 142 lbs.
3/17/2010: 140 lbs.
3/23/2010: 137 lbs.
4/1/2010: 132 lbs
5/6/2010: 142 lbs. (I know! I am getting back on track!)
6/15/2010: 148 lbs.
6/28/2010: 142 lbs.
7/14/2010: 140 lbs.

3/17/2010: 140 lbs, New running shoes

145 lbs.:Pedicure

140 lbs :New Running Shoes

135 lbs: Date night with Hubby

130 lbs: New Purse

125lbs: Facial/Massage/Pedicure
Day at the Spa

120 lbs: Time for new clothes! :)

115 lbs: Have family pictures at portrait studio

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    Missing you! Hope you have a blessed day!

    2825 days ago
    Thinking about you and praying for you tonight! :)
    2918 days ago
    Your kids are precious! Love the pic with Mickey! Just wanted to let you know I added you as a Sparkfriend!
    2941 days ago
    Hey Jasmine, thanks for stopping by my blog and for your very kind words. I will definitely be praying for you. Frustration is just part of what it is. We all get frustrated from time to time. Don't focus on what hasn't 'stuck' in the past, focus on that person you want to be. See yourself as successful. Embrace your inner athlete. Embrace your visualized thin self. Determine to be all that you can be because you are worth it. Don't accept no as an answer, don't accept failure as a word that applies to you. We are here for you!
    3408 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/18/2011 12:53:34 AM
    Hey =)

    Great job on starting again. I am about at that point right now. I have been battling discouragement and disappointment, but I think I am slowly figuring out how to get back on track. Now with summer, it is definitely going to be more difficult. It's too hot to exercise, but it will happen somehow, someway. =)

    It's great to see you back on sparkpeople =)
    3502 days ago
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