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My name is Jennifer, I am married to Jason and we have 3 beautiful daughters, and all four of them are my world. When I first met Jason I was 14 and I weighed 125 lbs., by the age of 17 I weighed 160 lbs. The day Jason and I were Married I was up to 160 lbs., we soon found out I was pregnant with our first Daughter Jasmine. I remember the day we found out, the carnival was in town, I had seen some friends of ours and I walked up to them and one of them looked at me and said "Jennifer, Got enough food there?" I responded with "I'm eating for two now, I can eat whatever I want and have a great excuse." Really? You can tell I was young and clueless.
Jason left for Boot camp in December and Jasmine was born 2 weeks later. I weighed 218 lbs. the day she was born. She was 6 weeks premature and Jason wasn't able to be there because they wouldn't let him leave boot camp. We get stationed in Michigan and as soon as the boat came back from being underway for almost 2 month, BOOM! Joslynn is on board. I weighed 219 lbs. the day I had her. Jason was able to be there for her birth and we moved 2 days after she was born. I didn't really try to lose weight because I was home alone with a newborn and a one year old for 2 months while Jason was at 'A' School. So I weighed in at 198 lbs. and stayed there for 3 years. We end up getting pregnant with Jaelynn 3 years later after moving to Oregon (We missed the sex-ed class evidently). I weighed in at 220 lbs. the day I had her.
Now he is out of the Coast Guard and we are back in Ohio, since we have been home between the stresses of our finances (almost losing everything) I have got up to 234 lbs. I have decided to just stop letting the stress and things I cannot change take over me. I was a push over and now since I have begun this weight loss journey I am finding strength I never knew I had.
I work at Roberts Farm Equipment, it is a family owned business my great grandfather started 80 years ago in his front yard. I run the website, eBay and sometime on the sales counter (until I’m mean then my dad kicks me off). I am very proud to say I work for a family owned Business especially one that has been going so long. We sell to places all over the world. We only have 10 employees and with how big we are you would think we would need 50. Now you know what I do.
In this photo I am around 125 lbs.
Here I am around 16 weighing around 140 lbs
This is Jason and I on our wedding day July 24,2004, I was 18 years old and weighing in at 160 lbs.
Here it was 8 months after having Joslynn and I was around 198 lbs.
Here we all are, I was 220 lbs in this photo.
From left to right Joslynn, Jasmine, and Jaelynn
This is Jasmine, she is my tomboy, she is a dare devil and will do great things in life. She was born 6 weeks early but you would have never known. The doctors said she would be in the hospital for a month, she was out in a week. She is a fighter, she has a learning disability so she can make my life a little crazy every now an then but she keeps me on my toes. I love my special baby.
This is Joslynn, she is my little princess, she loves everything girly, I can not wait to see where her road leads. She will give you the clothes off her back, I think I rely on her way to much to help me out nut she does it without even thinking. She is beginning to gain weight pretty fast, she is the reason I am starting this new life style. She is so smart and beautiful.
This, well this is Miss Jaelynn (a.k.a baby Jae because I call Jason Jay, or a.k.a AJ) she is crazy, she is rebellious and girly, she is a perfect blend or Jasmine, Joslynn and a special blend of herself. I would watch out for this one. I can't wait to see how she does in school this year. I can't believe how grown up she has become.