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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
4/10/2014 8:25:05 PM

Sending you BIG emoticon and an Afternoon emoticon cheering you on your day, keep up the great work, you are doing a good job, thanks for your continued support and prayers, feeling better today but have a way to go... emoticon emoticon



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JUDITH316
4/3/2014 8:04:17 PM

emoticon Mary

Dropping by to say hi and wish you a great Thursday ahead, also want you to know you are being though of today, hope all is well, please keep in touch.

Hope you enjoy the Easter Poem! emoticon

This Life on Earth

Easter means that this life on earth
is not all there is.
Jesus went "to prepare a place for us"
in His Fatherís heavenly mansions
for all eternity.
Jesus died for our sins,
paying our penalty,
so that we could be forgiven.
He was resurrected, to prove
that death has no hold
on those who repent
and accept Him as Savior.
This life on earth is a prelude
to eternal joy with our Lord.
Easter is a celebration
of our eternal destiny.

By Joanna Fuchs




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JUDITH316
3/3/2014 12:15:49 AM

Hi Mary

emoticon for your continued support on my blogs, also wishing you a great week ahead and cheering you on your journey, keep up the emoticon work, emoticon emoticon



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JUDITH316
2/14/2014 2:50:06 AM

Happy Valentine's Day! emoticon

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On Valentine's Day we think of those
Who make our lives worthwhile,
Those gracious, friendly people who
We think of with a smile.

I am fortunate to know you,
That's why I want to say,
To a rare and special person:
Happy Valentine's Day!

By Joanna Fuchs




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JUDITH316
2/6/2014 9:26:29 PM

Hi Mary

Dropping by to say hi and cheer you on your day and coming weekend.. Thanks for your encouraging words and your valued friendship...Keep up the great work, you are doing emoticon emoticon



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