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Forcing myself to be active is the hardest part of being active!

My name is Jackie, and I live in Las Vegas with my husband and our 3 adorable cats. I have been a nurse for 28 years, mainly in ICU and post-surgical Recovery, now in Pre-Op.
I herniated a disc in my lower back a few years ago, and combined with quitting smoking, I've put on about 30 pounds. I found SP in December of 2009, and firmly believe that it's the greatest website on the whole Internet!

“Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you ...
My name is Jackie, and I live in Las Vegas with my husband and our 3 adorable cats. I have been a nurse for 28 years, mainly in ICU and post-surgical Recovery, now in Pre-Op.
I herniated a disc in my lower back a few years ago, and combined with quitting smoking, I've put on about 30 pounds. I found SP in December of 2009, and firmly believe that it's the greatest website on the whole Internet!

“Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.” - Coach John Wooden (1910–2010, died a few months shy of his 100th birthday)

"Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. " (also from John Wooden)




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Member Since: 12/4/2009

SparkPoints: 40,801

Fitness Minutes: 6,373

My Goals:
I want to be down 2 pants sizes by July 20 (my 50th birthday!)

My Program:
I got the ZUMBA Exhilarate DVD set as an early Christmas present from my hubby (per my request!) What a blast!!

I just got a bicycle and am SO excited about riding again!! I am also using resistance tubes/bands at home for strength training, as well as several workout DVD's.

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I am the youngest of 3 kids, and don't have any of my own, unless you count my cats!! I love to watch sporting events--tennis, football, Olympic sports, and of course, BASEBALL! My family has lived in St. Louis since 1973, and I am a true Redbirds fan--I even have a small Cardinal tattoo on my right hip!!

I quit smoking on May 4, 2009! WOOHOO!!!


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RUTHIEBEAR
2/1/2015 10:23:02 AM

SOmetimes I feel so discouraged on this journey. I feel defeated and like I am a failure. Some days I feel so unworthy knowing I have not made the right choices.
At times like those, Christian music can change my focus and lift my spirit. today I share the lyrics of a song written by Geron Davis. His wife Becky does such a touching rendition.

Mercy Saw Me- Written By Geron Davis

The years had left scars. The scars had left pain. How could he recognize me? I wasn't the same. I knew I should pay and I knew the price. For justice and law demanded my life. Yet, his tender heart heard my desperate cry. And he saw my past through merciful eyes.

Chorus: Beautiful! That's how mercy saw me; Though I was broken and so lost, mercy looked past all my faults. Justice of God saw what I had done, but mercy saw me through the Son; Not what I was, but what I could be, that's how mercy saw me.

Wherever you go, you can't go too far that his eyes of mercy can't see where you are. He loves you too much to leave you alone. You're flesh of his flesh and bone of his bone. Yet his heart cries out for your heart today. See yourself through his eyes and then you will say, you'll say:

Bridge: Sin has stolen my dignity and all my self-esteem. But I was made brand new again when mercy looked at me.

Know that when the Lord looks at YOU - in HIS eyes - You are beautiful!

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RUTHIEBEAR
1/24/2015 11:00:53 AM

“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” Ephesians 2:10
Remember when struggles come, YOU are God's Masterpiece - you are work every effort, every obstacle! God has good things in mind for YOU!!! SO look up and stay strong!
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RUTHIEBEAR
1/18/2015 11:36:58 AM

I really struggle with feeling good about myself, trying to enjoy the way I look, even if I am not yet where I want to end up weight wise. This week I share this prayer with you.

Lord, sometimes when I look in the mirror I’m not too happy with what I see. Please let me see me the way you made me, beautiful and perfect just as I am. Help me to hold this image in my mind and heart as I follow my life’s path. Allow others to witness your light shining through me as I walk with confidence, grace and a smile on my face. Amen.

May we all gather strength and confidence and see ourselves as HE sees and loves us.

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RUTHIEBEAR
1/11/2015 10:47:57 AM

The road of this weight loss journey is rough. We all have our ups and downs, successes and failures. Just remember when the going gets rough and you want to give up
"I can do all things through Christ, which strengthens me."
[PHP 4:13]

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1/4/2015 9:29:21 AM

ON this journey we all need help. Here is a prayer I say to help me. I share it from my heart to yours:
Dear Lord, I look to you in patient expectation. Renew my strength like the wings of eagles.

Help me and uplift me by the power of Your Might. Then I shall go forth in strength and wholeness. I shall run and not be weary. I shall walk and not faint. Amen

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