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Hi I'm Cynthia! **WELCOME** to my page!

***SURPRISE!!*** User Name change! Once AROSEFORC; Now HLTHAPPINESS4C it is! Why the change? It's because I need a daily reminder of what my goals are to be. Happy and Healthy & SO DONE BEING THE FAT GIRL!!

Now when I mean happy I don't mean goody goody happy joy everything's perfect and wonderful. I mean happy as in to be content and thankful even in the difficult circumstances. To find my Happiness and Joy in the Lord, not ...
Hi I'm Cynthia! **WELCOME** to my page!

***SURPRISE!!*** User Name change! Once AROSEFORC; Now HLTHAPPINESS4C it is! Why the change? It's because I need a daily reminder of what my goals are to be. Happy and Healthy & SO DONE BEING THE FAT GIRL!!

Now when I mean happy I don't mean goody goody happy joy everything's perfect and wonderful. I mean happy as in to be content and thankful even in the difficult circumstances. To find my Happiness and Joy in the Lord, not just during the Good times, but through the Trials as well..

I don't always know where I'm going as I don't always follow the given path, but I know I am wonderfully and fearfully made. I can not fail with Christ! My mantra is I CAN and WILL BE VICTORIOUS. You CAN too!

I've been a sparkler here for about 7 years now. It's been quite the journey. I started out at 170 my highest weight ever and I was ready to do whatever it took to lose the weight. (healthy ways) After a couple of years I came so close to my goal weight of 130 lbs. I felt on top of the world, but it was short lived. I have struggled with Binge Eating Disorder for years and it reared its ugly head and I all but gave up. Needless to say I have regained all of the weight back + a few more. I've also struggled with Fibromyalgia and arthritis the past 5 years. making it very difficult to function and do daily tasks which includes exercise.But I believe through Christ I can do ALL things. I can and will overcome!

My biggest accomplishment is that on February 29,2008 I quit smoking and with that came the gift of being able to breathe. That gift of fresh air opened the door to this journey!

I came to Spark People lonely, sad, frustrated with myself about the shape I had let myself get into. I didn't know a thing about fitness and nutrition, but in the years that I have been here I have learned a lot. I might not always follow the path that leads to victory, but I try where I can from veering too far off. And even when I seem to be falling from a cliff...He is there to catch me and get me back on track.....and so are my wonderful SP friends! Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your support!

Again: I CAN and WILL succeed and so CAN YOU!!


Happy 2015!!! Winter is here.

I continue to battle pain and fatigue that just comes along with having Fibromyalgia. I am thankful for the fun, support, and fellowship/friendships from my team mates on FIBRO SISTERS!! This Spark team Rocks!!

Basically for now I am just using my fitbit daily and trying to aim for 1500 steps/day. If I get there wonderful...if I get More that's just bonus. If I fall short I just try again tomorrow.

I am in a Winter challenge on my DONE GIRL team! I need to post. On January 12th I met and surpassed my goal of losing 2 lbs. I am so excited. I am just taking it day by day and trying my best to not let the scale dictate my emotions and self esteem. Love you DONE GIRLS!! xx :)

Let's all strive for wonderful 2015!! Blessings and Love to all!!


Today 3-22-15 I wore my sandals for the 1st time in many months! So excited I was. Also excited to see the beautiful dogwood, cherry blossoms and Bradford pair trees blooming.
SC is beautiful in Spring and is my absolute favorite season.

Speaking of blooming....NEW Challenge for Spring; started early this month. DONE GIRL'S BLOOMING BEAUTY CHALLENGE! We are in competition with no one, just trying one day at a time to meet our weekly weight loss goal and meet end of challenge goals. GO DONE GIRLS. WE CAN DO IT!!

Blessings to all in this beautiful season of Spring!
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Member Since: 3/30/2008

SparkPoints: 119,778

Fitness Minutes: 21,023

My Goals:
2014 Goals

~ Participate in monthy DONE GIRL Challenges.

~ Get in 1500 steps each day.

~ Do PT exercises 3 days a week

~ eat 3-5 servings of fruits and veggies each day

~ Drink 8-10 cups of water each day

~ Spend time in God's Word daily

~ Improve self esteem

~ Read "Intuitive Eating" so that I can get a better handle of my binge eating disorder.

~ Aim for progress and NOT PERFECTION!!!

~ Support my fellow Spark friends and Team mates!!

My Program:
Taking it one positive Baby step at a time!

Personal Information:
I was born and raised in Michigan, but have always been a southern gal at heart. I now live in SC (been here 15 years) and absolutely love it here.

I am a born again Christian who is trying to live for God and trust in him one step at a time.

Other Information:
Reading is my favorite past time. I love The Yada Yada Prayer Group Series by Neta Jackson!! I also enjoy Historical fiction.

I enjoy drinking coffee; iced coffee during summer and lattes during the cooler months.

My favorite way to work out is walk. I live in a downtown area where there are gorgeous walking trails through the parks.

I had a sweet miniature dachshund named Lucky who recently passed away (Nove 2013) I miss him so much as he was my walking buddy. I also love cats and have one named Gabbie! She really fits her name as she is quite vocal!

I LOVE Christian Contemp Music. My favorite is Tenth Avenue North and JJ Heller. I do enjoy other types of music too, alternative, country, classical, rock!

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5/23/2015 8:39:42 AM

Sometimes the healthiest thing I can do for myself is to admit that I am not perfect. I am human. I make mistakes. Today I will have the courage to look the truth in the face, admit my errors and achievements, appreciate my growth. and make amends where I have done harm. I will not attempt to manage or control what is beyond my powers. I will dedicate myself to managing my own life, and only mine.

There is only one corner of the world you can be sure of improving.and that is your own self.

As I look at my fitness, nutrition and personal goals, I seek progress not perfection. I admit I am not perfect, but I am making positive changes and I rejoice in my growth as I seek to eliminate my character defects. Strength comes from facing adversity and not giving in, not surrendering, not giving up.

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5/19/2015 3:47:58 AM

Thank you for your well wishes. Still having pain & I don't know why. The doctor says muscle sprain , strain ? Thank you so much..... Blessings sweet girl.
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5/18/2015 12:57:40 PM

Yes, yes, yes! We ARE beautiful as we are right now Cynthia! emoticon Dressing rooms are made to be hated with the horrible lighting, wonky mirrors and small spaces.
Have a great start to the week!

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5/18/2015 8:29:50 AM

emoticon Cynthia! Think of healthy living as a career. Make goal setting a regular part of your life. Become a permanent participant in sustaining better lifestyle choices. Focus on one goal at a time to become a healthier you. Develop an action plan for each goal and finish what you start. Each positive change will lead you to better results. You CAN and WILL turn your GOALS into the results that you are striving for! You are always in my prayers. Have a beautiful and blessed week.

emoticon G = Give each goal 100% of commitment from beginning to completion!
emoticon O = Open your mind to new ways of doing new things!
emoticon A = Add variety to nutrition plan, fitness activities and inner well-being goals!
emoticon L = Live life embracing healthy choices, positive changes and personal growth!
emoticon S = Strive to exceed daily with a combined mind-body-soul balance!

~ Monika ~ emoticon

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5/17/2015 4:16:02 AM

Thanks for stopping by! emoticon

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