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I am a 30 year old Christian girl who is ready to make some better choices healthwise! I have struggled with my weight since I was in 4th grade and so I know that there have to be changes made both inside and outside. I want to fill myself with good things..my life, not my stomach! I know that the way to do this is to believe that God is who He says he is, and that I have the power to SAY NO to overeating and laziness. Sometimes you just have to draw a line in the sand, and say "I'm not ...
I am a 30 year old Christian girl who is ready to make some better choices healthwise! I have struggled with my weight since I was in 4th grade and so I know that there have to be changes made both inside and outside. I want to fill myself with good things..my life, not my stomach! I know that the way to do this is to believe that God is who He says he is, and that I have the power to SAY NO to overeating and laziness. Sometimes you just have to draw a line in the sand, and say "I'm not crossing that anymore". I don't want to be the girl that turns to food to solve emotional problems, or the girl that overindulges just because she can. I don't like feeling sick when I eat too much. It is time to respect my body and to practice self control. I love and enjoy food, but I want to do that in a healthy way.

My goal is to get down to 140 by September 2010. I haven't weighed that little since..um.. I don't know when. I got down to 142 in 11th grade, and in the 12+ years since then, I have fluctuated, usually staying around 180.

I started SparkPeople April 23, 2009. I am so glad that I did! I lost twenty pounds in about 3 months by sticking to the eating plan and working out consistently. Then I went on vacation to Greece, and I got off track. I am trying now to really be diligent in this, because it is something that matters to me. I have kept the weight off, but I am ready for 20 more pounds to be gone by September. Please pray for strength and willpower!

This is an important journey for me. I treated myself very badly for a really long time, and now I know that I am loved by God and that He can give me strength to do this. He has already changed my life in so many ways, and so I will trust that He can help me do this, too!

Romans 8:9-11 - “You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature, but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ. But if Christ is inside of you, your body is dead because of sin, yet your spirit is alive because of righteousness. And if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead is living inside of you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit, who lives within you.”

Angela

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Member Since: 4/23/2009

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My Goals:
I want to be healthy! In addition to losing weight, I want to be eating natural food that is not full of chemicals and preservatives. It is important to me to feel good, and not eat empty calories that aren't beneficial! I want to be energetic so that I can meet each day with a great attitude.

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I love life, God, and my friends and family. I want to live the best life possible, and to encourage others to do the same!

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ERIN1022
11/4/2009 8:47:27 PM

Thanks!! How are you doing?



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JIBBIE49
9/12/2009 11:08:27 PM

emoticon I know you CAN get to that goal weight. Just stay with it each day and don't quit.



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CHELCEE393
7/23/2009 2:53:42 PM

i am doing pretty good. it is very hard and i have not done so good on my diet!! i hope to do better. working at a fast food place does not help me keep on my diet. hope to talk to you agian bye. see you later



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CHELCEE393
7/12/2009 5:44:51 PM

i had to come and say hi and ask how you were!!! so how have you been? have you been doing good???



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GLITTERGIRL36
7/7/2009 12:06:09 AM

My excercising today has been to and from the pantry but, I plan on excercising here at the house at 5am when everyone is sleeping. I have stocked up on my bottle water and checked out what classes are available at the Y. And I plan to stock up on some healthy snacks and by pass the chip/cookie/icecream isle at the grocery store. so I guess im doing okay. emoticon



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