PRETTYPITHY   53,755
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May 2014.





Me at my highest weight, summer 2009.



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Nothing's Gonna Break My Stride

"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." -- Anais Nin


2006 -- Joined Sparkpeople
2009 -- Actually started using it! Lost 38 pounds.
2012 -- Regained 30 pounds and turned back to Spark -- lost 70 pounds! Got within spitting distance of my goal.
2014 -- Regained 20 pounds -- working to lose it
2015 -- FINALLY HEADED TO MY GOAL!!

So, where am I at now? I'm determined. ...
"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." -- Anais Nin


2006 -- Joined Sparkpeople
2009 -- Actually started using it! Lost 38 pounds.
2012 -- Regained 30 pounds and turned back to Spark -- lost 70 pounds! Got within spitting distance of my goal.
2014 -- Regained 20 pounds -- working to lose it
2015 -- FINALLY HEADED TO MY GOAL!!

So, where am I at now? I'm determined. I'm ferocious. I'm ready to keep banging my head against the wall until I figure out what will work for me. I see now that it isn't enough to lose weight -- it has to be sustainable, you have to be able to keep it off. There is no magic recipe -- the formula for success is constantly changing. And I am determined to keep up.

Rewards

-5 lbs = new fragrance Done!
-10 lbs = A trip to Michaels for new motivational tools (stickers, markers, motivational decorations). DONE! 12/19
-15 lbs = Aria Scale
-20 lbs = Dye my hair light brown (finally!)
-25 pounds = New high heels
-28 pounds = Burberry Scarf -- GOOD BYE TO OBESE BMI!!!


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"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take."
--Wayne Gretzky

"Tough times never last, but tough people do."
--Robert H. Schuller

"You always pass failure on your way to success."
--Mickey Rooney

"Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up."
--Dean Karnazes
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Member Since: 12/2/2006

SparkPoints: 53,755

Fitness Minutes: 72,994

My Goals:
My ultimate goal is to be happy and healthy in all arenas of my life. Many people in my family have struggled with their weight and I hope to break free of the cycle and blaze my own trail.

My Program:
Dancing 3-4 days a week.
Strength Training 1-2 days a week.
Walking 2 to 4 miles a day.
As of October 2014, I'm on the Paleo Diet.
I drink my water and try to get appropriate sleep.
I also actively seek to manage and reduce my stress through prayer, exercise and relaxation.

Personal Information:
I love all things artsy, from paintings to films to music. I graduated from law school in May of 2011. I love to swim, dance and walk by the beach. I love California and all of our wonderful beaches, forests, wines and cheeses. :)


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IMAVISION
12/25/2014 3:26:02 AM

I just read this poem & felt it too good not to share on this CHRISTmas Eve! God bless!

{This is another version of 'Twas The Night Before Christmas' }


'Twas the night before Jesus came
and all through the house
Not a creature was praying,
Not one in the house.
Their Bibles were lain on the shelf without care
In hopes that Jesus would not come there.

The children were dressing to crawl into bed.
Not once ever kneeling or bowing a head.
And Mom in her rocker with baby on her lap
Was watching the Late Show while I took a nap.

When out of the East there arose such a clatter.
I sprang to my feet to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash!

When what to my wondering eyes should appear
But angels proclaiming that Jesus was here.
With a light like the sun sending forth a bright ray
I knew in a moment this must be THE DAY!

The light of His face made me cover my head
It was Jesus! returning just like He had said.
And though I possessed worldly wisdom and wealth,
I cried when I saw Him in spite of myself.

In the Book of Life which He held in His hand
Was written the name of every saved man.
He spoke not a word as He searched for my name;
When He said "it's not here" my head hung in shame.

The people whose names had been written with love
He gathered to take to His Father above.
With those who were ready He rose without a sound.
While all the rest were left standing around.

I fell to my knees, but it was too late;
I had waited too long and thus sealed my fate.
I stood and I cried as they rose out of sight;
Oh, if only I had been ready tonight.

In the words of this poem the meaning is clear;
The coming of Jesus is drawing near.
There's only one life and when comes the last call
We'll find that the Bible was true after all!


(by Reverend Edward M. Gionest, Sr.)

To those who receive Him, He gives the power to become the sons of God, even to those that believe on his name. Repent and declare with your mouth that Jesus is your Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him up from the dead, you will be saved.



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MELYROD18
12/24/2014 7:31:14 PM

Hi, thank you for stopping by my spark page and adding me as a friend. I added you as a friend as well. Great that you belly dance, I've loved dancing since I was 6. It's one of the reasons why I've lost so much weight. I can dance for hours, enjoy myself and torch calories. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon



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HILLSLUG98239
12/23/2014 10:10:35 AM

I don't know if your journal is still accessible. You can check with the site's tech support.

Good luck!



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NIKKICOLE83
12/22/2014 3:39:01 PM

DOing well! Congratulations on your job offers! MO MONEY! MO MONEY! MO MONEY! LOL



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AWORKNPROGRESS1
12/21/2014 11:54:39 PM

Happy Belated Birthday DONE Girl!!!! Hope you had a GREAT day and got to spend it with those that mean the most. emoticon



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