Losing Weight

Oh my goodness!
I have started on my weight loss journey again! I have found a walking partner and doing Zumba on Monday and Wednesday nights! I am beyond excited for what the future holds of us! I have made an account on My Fitness Pal. If you are on there don’t be afraid to add me and we can motivate each other all the way! I am so glad I got my car back, now I feel free again. πŸ™‚

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1 Year Blogaversary

Oh my, it has been ONE year since I have started this journey (a few hours early but hey… I am celebrating early). I have grown so much in a year it is unreal.

In the beginning, I didn’t know where this would go, or where to begin really, but I did find out I am best at writing my thoughts out, not only does it help clear my head, but it often puts peace within my heart.

You guy have seen me go through phases with my Step-dad, Jade’s adventures, weight loss journey, death in the family, bugs in my bed, and learning to grow as a person.

Thank you for being here for me.

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Encouragement/Motivation

As most of you know I am trying to get back on track with my weight loss. I was 167 lbs just a few months ago; however, I am back around 186 lbs. When things get emotionally hard I turn to eating instead of talking/praying/working out. I am an emotion eater and still learning how to not be.

With losing my Grandpa and having my other Pawpaw going through bladder cancer treatments, and now rehab from back surgery, my mind often stresses/worries about the people I love. I guess I will have to bite the bullet again and push forward.

Last year at this time, I was working in my flower beds, but this year I’m not doing so. I don’t want to sweat and dig up weeds if we will eventually move in a few months.

Another thing is we are trying for another baby, since October and well I fall short every month with another disappointment. I am continuing telling myself that everything is in God’s plan, but I am still human. I still fall back into the pit of stress/worry, but I am Okay. I know I am thankful and I will continue to pray. I want to lose this weight not only because it is the right thing to do, but because I know it will make me one hot momma and it will make myself healthier in the long run.

So, Day 1 – Losing Weight – P90x Here I Come

BTW – Another thing is my car has been in the shop for 2 weeks. We do have hubby’s truck to get us to and fro, but we are packed like sardines, lol

Things WILL get better! I can DO this!

** 20 mins of P90x

Ohh Yeahh Im Kicking

Tomorrow, I will update on my blog hops, but right now is a time to update yall with whats going on with me.

My neck is still hurting, but I have managed to somewhat keep my weight under control. I will know more November 3rd when I go back to the dr for a check up, but I get to start my weight loss pills once my neck heals, so right now I am just resting, reading to Jade and spending time with my hubby.

Most of you know hubby just went on 8 hr work days and off on weekends, but after this semester it looks like he will be put back on swing shift and only off every other weekend. When he was on swing shift last time he was only home 1 day per week due to mandatory overtime, so I am taking this time and spending all the amounts I can with him. πŸ˜€ Because I just might love him a little bit haha!

I will update as the weeks roll on. I am sorry I havent been commenting, visiting your blogs, or anything, but I promise it will get there eventually. I also will be posting book reviews, as that seems to be what I do now, lay and read lol.

I miss all of you πŸ˜€ and I hope you guys are doing well and having a fabulous weekend.

Hugs and such virtually,

Jenna

How is your weekend? Anything exciting happening?

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My Neck, My Back, Oh My

For the past week. I haven’t been posting a lot. I am beginning to think I have a pinched nerve where the spinal cord meets the neck. It is swollen, however, I am going to the Doctor Oct 5th which is Wednesday!! Yaaay! Not only am I getting my neck seen about but also my weight lost. I miss all of you guys dearly, but I hope to be back soon. xoxo

My weekend was fun and very enjoyable. I even got to cut grass without getting sick. We had a lot of time just us and Jade did lovely in public. No meltdowns nor tantrums! All in All a great weekend!

I have over 500 posts to read and comment OH MY!

Hope you had a wonderful weekend πŸ˜€

OH!! and Alabama won their game on Saturday… so that’s a plus HAHA!!

Weight Loss Journey

Hello my friends, readers, and followers.

I am here to celebrate a milestone for me! I am so in shock and simply amazed, so I am sharing it with you all.
I have not went and bought clothes since last year. I was still wearing Junior Size 17 and L-XL shirts. I can now tell you I am in a size 12! SAY WHAT!? 12 – that’s right!! I am so excited! Can’t you tell??
I even wear some Medium size shirts and some Large shirts.

I guess that 30 pounds did come off around my body haha, not just in my brain like I thought at first, or wait… Yeah, don’t ask. lol

I will be modeling clothes soon!! I can’t wait. Thanks everyone! Yall are what keeps me going, so inspiring and encouraging.

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1. Do you have siblings and are you close with them?
I am an only child, but I do have 3 sisters (1/2 sisters, and 1 is adopted – my dads side of the family) 1 brother (1/2 brother – dad side of the family). I think we are closer this year than any other year. If they need me they know to call. πŸ™‚
2. Would you rather be slightly UNDER weight or slightly OVER weight?
I think I would rather be slightly under weight. I am trying to loose weight now, just trying to get back down to “normal” if I was under weight I don’t think I would have problems. I use to weigh (105-115 lbs).
3. What’s your favorite State Fair food to splurge on?
Dude, funnel cakes… I can only eat about 5 bites before I hand it off to someone else, ha!
4. What are your thoughts on your kid(s) going to school in a few weeks?
Jade doesn’t start school till next year and the only thing I have to say to that is YIPPY!!!! haha! I can so get my house cleaned and do the things I need to do around the house without her messing it up, at least while I was home and she was at school, but you know when she gets home from school she might play. πŸ™‚ Either way it will be good for her and me.

5. Pool or Ocean?
Gimme the pool to swim laps in and gimme the ocean to smile at as I sit with my feet close to the water. I miss the salty smell of the ocean. πŸ™‚

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My Life as a Book

A blurb about my life…

An overweight woman with blue eyes that sparkle, Jenna has always seen the positive in her life, especially when she looks down to her little girl growing up before her eyes. While her husband provides for the life she is living and her friends come and go throughout the years. Jenna starts to begin her weight loss journey, watching the calories she takes in and giving up completely on fast food. She listens as her friends and family comment on the transformation back to where she once was. Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies and hot delicious brownies are all the wrong foods that give her comfort and satisfaction. The one thing she knows is she has to get herself back to where she was, which is her skinny body and happy.

Being a stay at home mom, she never thought it would her dream; Jenna loves teaching her daughter the basics of life and finds herself loving the war she battles with her weight. Despite the ups and downs, Jenna remains close to her friends, even if some are far away, but never too far from her heart. Thought her friends are quite different from her, they all have one thing in common love. So, when her friends announce how much they miss her, Jenna finds herself feeling lost again in this big world. As time passes by, she feels the need to start making plans, and when her plans begin to tumble around her, she doesn’t want to give up hope.

The past behind Jenna is a lifetime of happiness and hurt, even though she tries to forget it all. Ahead of her are a lot of challenges: to continue losing weight, celebrate what she has, and to rise above anything that comes her way. She has to fight hard in what she believes in and she deserves nothing but the best. Overweight or not she is a beautiful person and she will finally see that for herself.

~First blurb I ever did~ I hope it was good πŸ˜› This being the About page? I think so.

Weight-loss Plan

When I first started my weight-loss journey people would often ask ‘what diet I was doing or starting’. So, here you go how I am loosing weight, my own style.

1. I watch what I eat. (not just it going into my mouth) I watch my calories. I eat Lean Cuisines/Smart Ones/grilled vegetables. I try to not take in more than 300 calories for lunch. Breakfast is a small bowl of cereal, or a banana. Snack is a sweet. Supper is something simple, but sometimes not, just depends.
I don’t like how people find a diet and think it will work for them. I wanted something I do myself, without getting rid of everything I love to it. I believe the biggest thing in loosing weight is self-control.

2. Eat sweets before 6pm, so that way your body has time to get the sugar out of your system. If you go to bed with sugar in your stomach than your body is resting, your body then stores the extra sugar as fat.
What!? I can have sweets?? OH YES! But don’t over do it.

3. Drink tea, flavored water, or diet sodas. I have really cut back on sodas, but sometimes I crave them. At least with a diet drink it is 0 calories and just drink it before 6pm (remember sugar). Also, if I get a 20 oz bottle, I will not drink the whole thing. Also, I can not drink plain water. I get sick to my stomach. So, you can packets to pour into your water. 0 grams of sugar, and only 5 calories per glass! Fruit Punch, Grape, Blackberry Grape, and the energy packs are my favorite! πŸ™‚ Yummy to my tummy, haha!

4. Workout – elliptical/Wii/Outside
I try to workout for an hour on the Wii then 15-20 minutes at night on the elliptical. I also watch calories then try to burn half of the calories I take in that day. Example: If I take in 1000 Calories then I try to burn 500 calories. That would be 30 minutes on the elliptical. I know sometimes it is hard to track your calories as with being a SAHM I tend to forget to write down my calories. I use to use Sparkpeople but never really took the time to learn the website, but it does have a great way to watch your calories and keep track of exercise πŸ™‚

So, now you know what I do. Nothing hard, nothing out of the ordinary, but you can do it too!

I do take a diet pill, but just so you know I lost between 5-8 pounds before I even went to the doctor to help me. When I first started my weight-loss I was 198 pounds. I had no energy, what so ever. That is the reason I reached out for help. Here I am 4 months or so later and 30 pounds lighter. I don’t take the diet pill everyday. I take it for 3 months, then off for 3 months.

People who start loosing weight buy a scale and stand on it religiously, well I don’t. I do not weight myself till I go to the Doctor for a check up on my weight loss. I don’t want to disappoint myself with looking at a scale if I gained 1 pound one day! I believe that you can weigh yourself maybe 1x a month, but your body will gain and loose weight. Don’t get discouraged if you gain a few pounds, just keep doing what you are doing. Your body is adjusting πŸ™‚

Anyone could lose weight, all they have to do is figure out if it is really important to them. πŸ™‚ I hope everyone is having a wonderful Wednesday!!

Weight Loss Pictures

The end of May results

**End of July** I had a blond moment and thought it was June, haha!!
(no offense to blondes)

πŸ™‚ Here are my results from May through July. I have 47 pounds to go! Since I have took a picture of me, I can now see my weight loss. I hope you can too!

April through July 31 lbs of total lost!

 

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