The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds has come.
Lift up your eyes to the heavens!
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful!
14JESUSGIRL is a SparkPeople Motivator!
The place I enjoy the most is my home in the country. Although I enjoy traveling, I am always ready to come back to my quiet and serene surroundings. We lived on the Outer Banks for awhile and still consider it as part of our home. We love going back just to enjoy God's beautiful creation and mighty power on display there!
1 Corinthians 8: 24-27 Do you not know that in a race all the runners compete, but only one receives the prize? So run your race that you may lay hold of the prize and make it yours.
Now every athlete who goes into training conducts himself temperately and restricts himself in all things. They do it to win a wreath that will soon wither, but we do it to receive a crown of eternal blessedness that cannot wither.
Therefore I do not run uncertainly without definite aim. I do not box like one beating the air and striking without an adversary. But like a boxer I buffet my body, handle it roughly, discipline it by hardships, and subdue it, for fear that after proclaiming the Gospel and things pertaining to it, I myself should become unfit, not stand the test, be unapproved and rejected as a counterfeit.
Thank You, Heavenly Father, for not giving up on me. I know I can't lose weight without You. Thank You for giving me this tool of SP to help me to be accountable and consistent. You are my source! Help me to continue on this weight loss journey with You as my Strength, Helper, Comforter, Stand-By, Counselor, and the Lifter of my head. I love You, Lord.
Forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize to which God in Christ Jesus is calling me upward. Phi. 3:13-14
All things are possible with God. He teaches me. He strengthens me. He motivates me. He loves me just like I am, but He also loves me so much that He won't let me stay this way. I'm on the right path, and He will keep my feet steady as I keep pressing forward.
2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore if any person is in Christ (the Messiah) he is a new creation (a new creature altogether); the old has passed away. Behold, the fresh and new has come!
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."--Aristotle
Keep my eyes on Jesus!
Listen with expectancy to what He has to say to me.
Make exercise a top priority and do it 'as unto the Lord'.
I dare to be a Daniel. I determine in my heart not to defile myself with foods that add no nutritional value to my body. It is only through the Holy Spirit that I can accomplish this. Come Holy Spirit!
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It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.
Fall in Love with Healthy Eating, Portion Control & Walking 2 Get Fit & Your sure 2 Fall in Love With Your Body!!
Sorry, I have been out of the loop with my asthma...
Love always Spark friend
17 days ago
Fire up those Sneakers and Fall in Love with Walking and You Can Walk Your Way to a Healthier, Slimmer You!!
34 days ago
Our new Mantra~
My body is a marvelous machine and when I take care of it, It meets my every expectation!
47 days ago
When a child learns to walk and falls down countless times, he never thinks,
'maybe this isn't for me'. He gets up and tries again and again.
May we always be persistent in our pursuits.
50 days ago
As I was visiting working my spark challenges, I read so many comments concerning regaining the weight after reaching goal weight.
This concerns me, my friends, as I too have regained some weight. Even though I hadn't reached my goal weight. I had slipped into depression and had stopped exercising. I do know the reason behind my weight gain.
I would like to point out that this is not a diet, it is a way of life. It is not something you do to fit into that special dress or to look good for your daughter's up coming wedding or your reunion. This has to be a new learned way of eating healthy for the rest of your life and exercising regularly. I cannot stress it enough that this must become a life style for you it YOU WANT to remain at your healthy goal weight.
Once you get to your goal weight, you may want to discuss with your doctor on how best to increase your calories for weight maintenance. Yes, I said increase your calories. You will slowly increase your calories just a little, in order to maintain that new you. But you must continue to exercise in order not to regain weight.
Again, I cannot stress this enough that you need to talk to your doctor or even a dietician. Losing weight and exercising is a great way to get in shape, but there is so much more to maintain that new found health.
I want all of you to be Happy Healthy and Fit.....read, research and talk to fitness experts, doctors and dieticians.
50 days ago