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At 250, I think. Not my heaviest at 265.





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The journey of a thousand miles (or ~140 pounds)

begins with a single step. I've taken that step - finally.

I began this weight loss journey alone...on Thanksgiving 2009. I managed through the holidays to lose a little more weight. But then I found SparkPeople in mid-January 2010. And I'm so thankful!

I have been overweight my entire life. I remember with great mortification being weighed in my 2nd grade classrooom, and weighing 80 pounds. I remember weighing 160 in high school and fretting because my jeans ...
begins with a single step. I've taken that step - finally.

I began this weight loss journey alone...on Thanksgiving 2009. I managed through the holidays to lose a little more weight. But then I found SparkPeople in mid-January 2010. And I'm so thankful!

I have been overweight my entire life. I remember with great mortification being weighed in my 2nd grade classrooom, and weighing 80 pounds. I remember weighing 160 in high school and fretting because my jeans were too tight. I remember in college having to have a bridesmaid dress custom made, because I was too heavy to wear off-the-rack. And how odd I looked, because my dress was a different color than all the other bridesmaids.

I remember I weighed 175 when we got married in 1993. And my horror of hitting 190 later that first year. Then a few years later, the babies started coming. After 5 pregnancies, I simply numbly accepted that I weighed 240. After major surgery, and intense grieving, I saw 265 during a long, dark numbness for almost 5 years.

But God woke me up, helped my doctor figure out what was wrong with me (low thyroid and adrenal fatigue), and now I feel like I'm waking up from a long, long, dark dream. I'm so thankful!

I'm a SAHM (for the most part) of two lovely daughters, also known as The Princesses. They are my greatest cheerleaders. They also make great hall monitors, asking me if I should have that cookie or not. :-) My husband-so-dear works in computer security at Purdue University. We are active in our church. I'm one of the sign language interpreters for our budding deaf ministry.

We homeschool our daughters, and we love homeschooling! Both girls need it for the enrichment, and our youngest needs it for the extra care and attention, because she has mild cerebral palsy. She has an amazing birth story. (If interested, email me, and I'll send it to you.)

Most of all, I love Jesus.

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Member Since: 1/19/2010

SparkPoints: 30,760

Fitness Minutes: 14,208

My Goals:
-Lose at least 25 lbs in 2013
-Lose another 50 or more in 2014 to goal of 140.
- Be able to do T-Tapp's BWO+HD all the way through without stopping to rest, 6 days a week.
-Gradually increase exercise to 1 hr/day, 6x/wk
-Document calories in/out at least 90%.
-Improve consistency in several areas

272 - BMI 47
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174 - BMI 29.9 - no longer obese
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145 - "Normal" BMI
140 - What's this?
130 - By God's grace!

My Program:
-Portion control
-Learning SELF-control
-Learning when enough is enough
- Learning contentment and satisfaction with _less_
-Exercise in increasing amounts up to 1 hr/day, 6x/wk
-Progress, not perfection
-Decide: Does this food/movement/whatever please God?


Personal Information:
-I love Jesus!
-I love my husband!
-I love my two princesses!
-We love homeschooling!

In my spare time (yeah, right!), I like to sew, scrapbook, and read. I usually only get some reading done, though.

In addition to losing weight on my body, I am working on losing weight in my house = decluttering! I'd rather take a walk, though, so I'm making slow progress there.


Other Information:
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!

I'm on Facebook. Sparkmail me, and I'll help you find me.

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Member Comments:
FREELADY
12/31/2011 4:10:59 PM

Thinking of you with prayers and hoping you have a new year of hope and health!



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IAM_HIS2
12/23/2011 8:41:52 AM

Christmas, my friend, is love in action. Every time we, love ~ every time we give, itís Christmas. May we celebrate Christmas everyday!

Have a Blessed Christmas!!!



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IAM_HIS2
12/11/2011 5:38:11 PM

Hello my dear friend: Today is a wintry day here. My daughter decorated our Christmas tree this year. She couldn't wait to put it up and she put a picture of it in my photo gallery. I made 15 Christmas cards for family and close friends so far. This is going to be a frugal Christmas, however, it is going to be a real Christmas. We are enjoying the spirit of giving and love. Our time has been spent making gifts, listening to Christmas songs, watching Christmas movies and preparing for the coming of the Christ Child.



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IAM_HIS2
12/8/2011 8:28:14 AM

We are all different, yet, alike...At the end of the day, its not about being pretty & popular...its about being happy and healthy. Hope you have both!




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IAM_HIS2
12/7/2011 7:35:14 AM

A Creed to Live By
(one the most classic motivational poems)

Don't undermine your worth by comparing
yourself with others,

It is because we are different that each
of us is special.

Don't set your goals by what other people
deem important,

Only you know what is best for you.

Don't take for granted the things closest
to your heart

Cling to that as you would your life, for without
them life is meaningless.

Don't let your life slip through your fingers by living
in the past or the future.

By living your life one day at a time, you live all the
days of your life.

Don't give up when you still have something to give

Nothing is really over  until the moment
you stop trying.

Don't be afraid to admit that you are less
than perfect,

It is the fragile thread that binds us to each other.

Don't be afraid to encounter risks,

It is by taking chances that we learn how to be brave.

Don't shut love out of your life by saying it's
impossible to find.

The quickest way to receive love is to give love.

The fastest way to lose love is to hold on too tightly,

And the best way to keep love is to give it wings.

Don't dismiss your Dreams. To be without
dreams is to be without hope.

To be without hope is to be without purpose.

Don't run through life so fast that you forget
where you've been,

But also know where you're going.

Life is not a race, but a journey to be savored
every step of the way.

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