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Guess what? I've lost another two pounds! That's a plus -- or minus - I'll take. Granted it takes more grit and determination to lose more at 54 years of age, but I am up for the challenge. I've coming a long way since 2013 when I've began sinking into a major depression thicker and deeper than mud. What I was left with was a whopping 50 pound weight gain. I couldn't have believed it! I talked myself into accepting myself as I was, but there was something inside me that wouldn't let the possibility of "healthier" go.

So here it is two years later. I am living la vida loca, still doing things I've only imagined doing -- 4th degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, a published writer, Zumba classes -- and I will never give up on the idea I can transform my body to show the extravert I am.

Giving up? NEVAH it's pnot an option!

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A Spark People's Motivator of the Day: 2/11/2013

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Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; -- Proverbs 3:5 NIV

"A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others." -- Ayn Rand

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined." -- Henry David Thoreau

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Member Since: 12/4/2009

Fitness Minutes: 16,404

My Goals:
Personal Goals"

1.I want to become active again.

2. Gain a positive self image in my eyes.

3. Remembering life on Earth is an adventure, and I should enjoy it.

4. Focus on my natural talents. Listen to what spirit is telling me and go from there.

Enter 5-Ks within my community.

My Program:
-- five days to activity for at least thirty minutes.

-- Simplify my eating plan. Consume less sugar and bread, eat more fibrous foods .. beans, fruit, veggies.

--Water, water, water.

-- Coffee is good so long as it's not eight cups a day!

-- Become knowledgeable about my personal wellness and stress management.

-- Take time to rest and renew.

-- Love the silence so I can communicate with the Most High.

-- Read, write, Spark.

-- I am a naturally driven woman. I am learning how to BE.

Personal Information:
54 years old.
Two grown sons,
Mom of Kovu, the Wonder Dog (My shelter pup is 12-years-old now and like me, has some arthritis to contend with.)

Other Information:
-- Writer, poet

-- Free Spirit

-- Earth mama.

-- Zumba Instructor.

-- 4th degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do.

-- I'm a daughter of the the Lord. I release my spirit to Heaven!

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    Hello my friend. I have been gone for about 1yr. Life took me completely out (Mom's fighting cancer) and I totally lost focus. She's completed all of her rounds and is doing well!! Praise be to GOD! Now it's time for me to get fit so I can continue to spoil my 2 gbabies that I love more than life itself. Never knew I could feel this way.

    Hope all is well with you and hope to hear from you soon...

    emoticon Happy Belated Mother's Day emoticon
    20 days ago
  • v LIN1263
    I have lost 30 pounds this year. For the past 2 years I have been sick with chronic kidney disease and a blood clot in my lung. I am much better now and decided to get back to losing weight and eating healthier. I am 53 years old and now my weight loss has stopped, but, I will stay on track and it will come off slowly as long as I keep at it.
    25 days ago
    Thank you for that email. It was a good read and it was also inspiring. Keep up the good work and always remember even though we may not see things within ourselves, others can. Be Blessed!!!! emoticon
    49 days ago
  • v LASKIE2
    Hey Girl, I'm finally making it back to SparkPeople after being gone for 2 1/2 years. Boohoo! I hope you have been enjoying the Holidays!
    153 days ago
    emoticon Hope you are enjoying Christmas preparations.
    Stay committed to your healthy choices
    174 days ago
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