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Mary's Journey

My starting weight many years ago was 308. I have to remember how far I have come. I am in this for the long-haul.

The problem most of us- especially women, is that we look at our imperfect bodies and find all the things we wish were better. I have come to the realization that we become our own worst enemy in the battle to lose weight. How many times have I let a few days of overendulgence cause me to totally lose my courage to go on?

Not any more. I am ...
My starting weight many years ago was 308. I have to remember how far I have come. I am in this for the long-haul.

The problem most of us- especially women, is that we look at our imperfect bodies and find all the things we wish were better. I have come to the realization that we become our own worst enemy in the battle to lose weight. How many times have I let a few days of overendulgence cause me to totally lose my courage to go on?

Not any more. I am determined to keep going, even when I have less than perfect days or weeks or months. This is a lifestyle, not a diet. This is a fitness program, not a contest.

God is for me, so who can be against me?
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Member Since: 1/21/2008

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My Goals:
1. To get back to a healthy routine of smaller portions and working out.

2. To reach smaller reasonable goals.

3. Make my spiritual life a priority. Being spiritually fit helps with my overall health.

4. Exercise 4-5 days a week.

My Program:
1. Not to skip meals.

2. Keep it simple...if I have a bad day...keep on keeping on.

3. At least 30 minutes of cardio 4-5 days a week.

Personal Information:
I have lived in Tanzania as a missionary since 1999.

I love Jesus and want to please Him in everything I do including my body.

My main job is that of an accountant. I am also the office manager and a really good Bible College teacher for New Life Outreach.

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I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.

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JUDITH316
11/6/2014 6:21:27 AM

Good Morning emoticon Mary

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----oooO---- Also wishing **YOU** my Friend
----(---)---- a Great Day & Thursday Ahead!
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JUDITH316
10/31/2014 3:18:47 AM

Morning emoticon Mary

Thank you for all your prayers this past several days while I was away during my surgery and recovery time. I appreciate your friendship and kindness expressed and your faithful support!

God Bless you my Friend...Hope you enjoy the following poem!

The Gift Of Friendship

Friendship is a priceless gift
That cannot be bought or sold,
But its value is far greater
Than a mountain made of gold -
For gold is cold and lifeless,
It can neither see nor hear,
And in the time of trouble
It is powerless to cheer
It has no ears to listen,
No heart to understand,
It cannot bring you comfort
Or reach out a helping hand -
So when you ask God for a Gift,
Be thankful if He sends
Nor diamonds, pearls or riches,
But the love of real true friends.

Helen Steiner Rice



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JUDITH316
10/27/2014 3:40:38 AM

Good Morning emoticon Mary

Dropping by to say hi and wish you a fantastic week ahead, emoticon for your continued support on my blogs. as always I'm cheering you on your journey! emoticon



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JUDITH316
10/7/2014 1:19:33 AM

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Dropping by to say hi Mary and cheer you on your journey this week. Also want to thank you for your ongoing support on my blogs, as always it is appreciated... emoticon




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10/3/2014 2:29:07 AM

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Hi Mary

Dropping by to say hi and wish you a blessed Friday ahead, also wanted to say thanks for all your support on my blogs. I so appreciate your friendship. God Bless you always.. emoticon

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