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Race for the Cure - Oct 08

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To become more fit one day at a time.

My name is Charlene and am from Texas. I have been battling my weight problems for twenty seven years. I haven't always had this problem. I was diagnosed with cervical cancer twenty seven years and ago and that totally changed my life. I was given a fifty percent chance of survival. There was not much in the way of treatment then. By the Grace of God, I was living at the time in Humble, Texas and was sent to M.D. Anderson hospital in Houston. The hospital had some major breakthroughs in ...
My name is Charlene and am from Texas. I have been battling my weight problems for twenty seven years. I haven't always had this problem. I was diagnosed with cervical cancer twenty seven years and ago and that totally changed my life. I was given a fifty percent chance of survival. There was not much in the way of treatment then. By the Grace of God, I was living at the time in Humble, Texas and was sent to M.D. Anderson hospital in Houston. The hospital had some major breakthroughs in treatment of cervical cancer. The fifty percent chance of survival rate was given to me because of the new treatment. The survival rates before this was much lower. This new treatment was a new type of radiation. (It looked as if everyday I was being shoved underneath a car everyday for the treatment only to be pulled out and turned over and shoved back underneath the car. This contraption was HUGE.). I also had several radium implants that they laid on the tumor itself. Your were kept in a lead room for three days. The AWESOME part of this story is that I am still here today to share it. The downside of it was that every one of us who received this new treatment gained over sixty pounds and the doctors don't know why. I was for many years in a program of us ladies that went on many different diets. I have been I think on just about everything from Adkins to Southbeach, all with the same results for everyone in the program. Lost ten pounds...maybe fifteen at the most and then stop. Nothing budged after that.

Before I was diagnosed with cancer, I was twenty eight years old and had just run a half marathon in Houson. I was totally fit. I ran five miles a day.

The weight gain destroyed my self esteem. I kept telling myself that this is a gift from God. You are alive and you are here to see your five beautiful children grow up, go to college, get married and have children of their own. I have been truly blessed.

Now back to why I am here. I want to throw all of past junk of weight loss failure behind me. To become more fit, one day at a time and hopefully with God's help, lose all those pounds I want to. Keeping my eye on losing one pound at a time. Since I am aware this will be a major challenge for me, I am committing myself to five hundred days and then after that....I am determined to go on from there. I am excited about finding this site, the tools and most of all the motivational support from everyone else out there.

ASAP - "Always saying a Prayer"



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My Goals:
I am starting off my goals with wanting to lose ten pounds by May 2nd. As of April 5th, I have lost 4

Then to continue setting goals of losting fifteen more. And to continue setting and meeting those goals until I have lost the whole 100 lbs.

I would like by Fall to compete in a 5K run/walk. (DONE!!)

Sometime in the Spring of 09 would like to complete a 10K

In January 10 compete in a half marathon run/walk in Houston with my daughter Jami who is a marathoner.

SW - 240
Goal: 140

1 - 230 DONE
2 - 215 DONE
3 - 200 DONE
4 - 185 DONE
5 - 170
6 - 155
7 - 140

5K 9/27 Race for the
Cure - DONE!!

ASAP - "Always saying a Prayer"

My Program:
1200 calories
30 minutes of exercise, 4Xwk (building up from there)
8 to 10 cups of water

ASAP - "Always saying a Prayer

Personal Information:
I grew up in Amarillo and moved to the Houston area twenty eight years ago. I have been married to the same wonderful guy for over thirty five years and have five children.

Tauna our oldest, lives in OKC. She is going to school and a stay at home mom. She is married to a Captain in the Air Force and has two boys. Bill lives in Plantersville, Tx. He is a truck driver, married and has a daughter. Andrea lives in Humble, Tx. She is an account rep for an import export business, married and has two children. Her son just finished boot camp in the Air Force. Jami lives in The Woodlands, Tx. She is a partner in an insurance firm, married and has a one year old son. Brandi lives in The Woodlands as well. She is an attorney, married and no children (We are praying for one soon). Brandi and Jami and their husbands are Texas Aggie granduates. Brandi is also a graduate at University of Houston. We have a total of six grandchildren and praying for more.


Other Information:
My husband and I love to go to Sprint car races when we can. The World of Outlaws circuit is our favorite. We feed our racing passion in the meantime by watching NASCAR. "Go Tony Stewart!"

I am also an aspiring writer. I have written a young adult book and a romance one. I am working on a couple more at this time. Working to get the two I have noticed and published in the near future. Only thing I know to do is keep plugging at it. "Even a blind hog will find an acorn every now and then".

I also like to cross stitch.

ASAP - "Always saying a Prayer".

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9/29/2014 12:31:47 PM

“Live your truth. Express your love. Share your enthusiasm. Take action towards your dreams. Walk your talk. Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering.”
― Steve Maraboli.

...."and eat your veggies." – My Mother.

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Happy Monday! Here's to an awesome week. Be fierce! Be fabulous.


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5/28/2014 11:25:06 AM

Just dropping by to send some SPARK love!!! Have a great Wednesday!!!!

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Wanted to stop by and wish you a very Happy New Year! I'm finally back (it's been soooo long!) and just wanted to let you know that I've missed you and that I look forward to reconnecting. Hope you are doing well and that 2014 will be your best year yet!

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The Aquarian child is some how an isolated only child when growing up and therefore gets lots of attention from adults. She becomes a "free thinker" and is very smart. She really isn't made to be a "stay-at-home-mom" as she has so much to give to the world. She makes a good teacher, scientist, or designer as she has new ideas. She loves people and can move from place to place with ease and make new "best friends forever." She gets along with Sagittarius, Libra, Aries, Leo and Gemini. She wouldn't do well with controlling Scorpio as she MUST have her freedom. Her weak areas are the ankles. She isn't cut out to be obese as she needs to move about freely. Denise Austin is a wonderful example of an Aquarian woman. She is turning 56 and still very "young". She's 5'4" and 112# but very strong.

In Aquarius the Sun is eccentric and original. You're apt to be a superb thinker, and your ideas are frequently advanced, no matter what field of profession you select. Often, your unique approaches to problem solving are viewed as too radical and unworkable, but you prefer to think of them as advanced and progressive instead. Unconventional and outspoken, you see your role as the rebel and the person who rejects worn out traditions and old ways of operating. You like to be with those ushering in the new order and fostering advanced thinking.
Paradoxically, you're a good team player, but one who must have personal freedom. You don't like to feel fenced in. While you're headstrong and inflexible in your ways, you can work very effectively within a large group. You have complete respect for the sound ideas put forward by others. You are aloof and detached, and your concerns are directed toward society rather than to the problems of any one person. You are somewhat impersonal most of the time. You're more emotionally involved with your work than you are with people. You can be highly critical and demanding in a position of authority. Nonetheless, you are a strong leader and organizer. You have a deep understanding of human nature, but often you lack sensitivity to the emotional content of many situations.
You thrive on change and managing the unexpected. Always ahead of your time, you are viewed by everyone as being different and unusual, labels you don't mind accepting. You pride yourself on your ability to find a better way of doing the job. Sometimes you lack follow through, and you always dislike routine. You like to take chances and keep everything stirred up. Occasionally, you enjoy antagonizing people in positions of authority, and stimulating a good argument now and then. You don't mind that you are seen as a bit unusual, in fact, you may encourage this image.
Equality, freedom and fairness are all important issues for you. You strongly subscribe to the doctrine that all people are created equal and should have the same rights and opportunities. In this regard, you are likely to be classified as a progressive and often associated with humanitarian issues and causes. Though you are very involved with such matters, your approach is always somewhat in the abstract, with ideological concepts, the sort that don't usually stem from true emotions. Your approach is often very impersonal and detached.
Friendly and sociable, you may have a wide circle of acquaintances. Friends are very important to you. Intellectually oriented, you are happiest with friends that share common ideas and interests. Strangely, you find it more difficult to cultivate a truly satisfying intimate relationship. This aloofness exists because feelings are rarely expressed outwardly, and you usually seem distant. You resist anything or anyone threatening your independence.

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Belated Happy Birthday Wishes to you!
Hope the celebration was DONE just right!
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