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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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TERRY0217
1/26/2014 10:51:28 PM

Thought I'd stop in to see how you're doing...I hope you're doing well and keeping safe and warm...




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JUDITH316
1/5/2014 2:24:03 AM

emoticon Mary for your support & friendship, looking forward to another year walking this journey with you, let's keep Sparking On Together 1 day and 1 step at a time... emoticon emoticon



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JUDITH316
12/26/2013 11:17:12 AM

Good Morning

Happy Boxing Day, wishing you an awesome day filled with all the blessings of the Lord, hope your Christmas day was blessed. Mine was lovely, spent away at my daughter's home, all my family gathered there. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon




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JUDITH316
12/8/2013 7:01:22 AM

Good Morning Mary

Dropping by to say hi & wish you a blessed Sunday and a great coming week ahead...Let's keep Sparking along together... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Hope you enjoy the following poem...

Christmas time
Is a time to reflect
And celebrate our saviour's birth;
A special time
To join together
And rejoice that He came to earth.

By M.S.Lowndes



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JUDITH316
12/7/2013 6:59:24 AM

Good Morning Mary

Dropping by to say hi and say emoticon for your support on my blogs, also wishing you a great weekend ahead, keep up the great work, I cheer you on... emoticon emoticon emoticon



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