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Never Give Up, Never Give In

I'm making a lot of adjustments this year. It is a struggle, but with God's help, I hope to come through stronger than ever.
I'm making a lot of adjustments this year. It is a struggle, but with God's help, I hope to come through stronger than ever.



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 current weight: 202.0 

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Member Since: 7/1/2006

SparkPoints: 13,747

Fitness Minutes: 6,730

My Goals:
1. Get to Onederland (DONE) - now to a healthy weight for me.

2. Improve strength, endurance, & flexibility.

3. Reduce joint pain.

4. Finish a 5K and NOT be in last place.

5. Inject more fun into my life.

6. Feel better about myself.

My Program:
1. Every other day at the gym - 30min cardio, 30min resistance.

2. Eating low-carb, diabetic-friendly meals.

3. Using SparkPeople trackers to keep myself honest.

4. Limit stress, where possible.

5. Get adequate sleep.

Personal Information:
I've been happily married for 24 years to a great guy. He's a great support and my biggest fan. We have two college-aged sons and my mom living with us along with a dog and a cat. I work full time and life can be pretty hectic. I'm learning to make my health a priority.

1 Corinthians 10:31 -
"So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God."

Other Information:
"Never, never, never, never give up." - Winston Churchill

"You must do the thing you think you cannot do." - Eleanor Roosevelt

"Your goals, minus your doubts, equal your reality." - Ralph Marston

In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Don't reward yourself with food. You're not a dog." - brazenly stolen from another Sparker's page.

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Member Comments:
3/21/2014 3:16:32 PM

Thanks for reading and commenting on my blog. I had heard of it a few months ago, though never really looked into it. The reason I re"found" it was when I decided that I was at a fork in my roads. I have been gaining weight since last summer, all my old habits were returning and I was having a really hard time stopping. I didn't give up, I kept trying all kinds of different things, but nothing was really working for me. I realized that I had gained back too much weight, I was binging more than not and everyday was starting fresh. I knew if I didn't find something soon, I was going to give in and just stop caring. I didn't lose 130 pounds to give up. So, I started searching for ways to curb binging and everything lead me to giving up sugar and carbs. So, I went to my friend who had told me about this before and jumped right in. I bought the book, picked two days from then to start, only to give me more time to shop (the two days before my official start I did the best I could and actually only messed up one thing and had hummus). I am glad that I found it! It has been an amazing turn around for me. I hope you have a great day.

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2/28/2014 8:30:49 PM

thank you for commenting on my blog, it is nice to be reminded I am not alone.

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2/27/2014 6:10:03 PM

Thanks so much for readingand commenting on my blog! I am glad to be back and cant wait to keep going. It is nice to hear from someone else who cant always follow the everything in moderation, makes me feel not alone!

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1/3/2014 11:34:34 PM

Wanted to stop by and wish you a very Happy New Year! I'm finally back (it's been soooo long!) and just wanted to let you know that I've missed you and that I look forward to reconnecting. Hope you are doing well and that 2014 will be your best year yet!

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11/15/2013 11:07:02 AM

Hi new emoticon emoticon the next time the stress monster attacks remember YOU are more powerful than IT is.


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