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My name is Jackie, and I live in Las Vegas with my husband and our 3 adorable cats. I have been a nurse for 29 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)

Member Since: 12/4/2009

Fitness Minutes: 8,023

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I will stay consistent this time! I have several pounds to release and will focus on 5# at a time!!

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I got the Jessica Smith WALK STRONG 6-Week Total Transformation DVD set for Christmas and am excited about the results I'll be's THAT for positive vision??

I am also using resistance tubes/bands at home for strength training, as well as my dual trainer (combo elliptical/stationary bike)

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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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    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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    CML team
    1155 days ago
    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]

    Ruthie CML team emoticon emoticon
    1162 days ago
    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

    Ruthie CML team emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

    1169 days ago
    A New Year's Prayer

    Lord, You make all things new
    You bring hope alive in our hearts
    And cause our Spirits to be born again.
    Thank you for this new year
    For all the potential it holds.
    Come and kindle in us
    A mighty flame
    So that in our time, many will see the wonders of God
    And live forever to praise Your glorious name.


    Ruthie CML team

    1176 days ago
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    A Christmas prayer from my heart to yours:
    Dear God, please bless this Christmas with peace, joy, and love. May the happiness of Baby Jesus' coming be felt in your home.

    Remember to visit the manger and worship with the angels and shepherds as you prepare for Christmas.

    Ruthie (CML team)
    1183 days ago
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