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I'm very honest, so if you're on my page actually reading this, you may as well know that from the start :D

I have struggled with my weight my entire life. Looking back, many of the poor decisions I've made were due to my very low self-esteem. I've never had a drop of self-confidence. To be straightfoward about it, I've never in my life felt as if I belonged here or mattered.

Since last year, I've learned to value myself as a person a lot! Despite this, I still ...
I'm very honest, so if you're on my page actually reading this, you may as well know that from the start :D

I have struggled with my weight my entire life. Looking back, many of the poor decisions I've made were due to my very low self-esteem. I've never had a drop of self-confidence. To be straightfoward about it, I've never in my life felt as if I belonged here or mattered.

Since last year, I've learned to value myself as a person a lot! Despite this, I still have low self-esteem to a degree, and I firmly believe it's keeping me from being everything I want to be. The low self-esteem is due to my being overweight. So guess what I did on a tiny budget? Bought p90x and the necessary workout equipment!

As I waited for it to arrive, I fasted for a few days, and the LORD showed me that I was addicted to food; whenever I was feeling blue the first thing I did was reach for some unhealthy junk and I never cared about caloric intake and whatnot... and don't let me begin to tell you how absolutely depressed and unmotivated I was to get off my bum and work out... but that is no longer the case!

Since this year began, I have been mindful of drinking 8 or more glasses of water daily. As a former Pepsi addict (I was sucking back 5 or 6 cans a day! :-O), I saved a couple of my old bottles and filled them with water, and it became an easy way for me to get used to drinking the H20! If I REALLY have to have a sweet drink, I just go for juice and green tea, too. And I feel better for it! I believe I even dropped some pounds just by doing that!

I'm not getting any younger and there are so many things I want to be able to do, so many clothes I want to be able to wear and look good in without being conscious of my body. So I've started p90x (after being inspired by a friend of a friend, admittedly) and I love the pain! The pain is just a badge of change, the 'big girl' caterpillar beginning her metamorphosis into the fit, fine butterfly she's always wanted to be :D

So I'm doing it for me. No more listening to people who don't want me to be the best I can be... It's about what I want now, and I will know what it's like to be physically fit, with self-confidence that reaches beyond the stratosphere. I know I deserve it, and it's been 30 years coming!

I'm pushing play... for me!
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Member Since: 5/28/2007

SparkPoints: 1,525

Fitness Minutes: 1,560

My Goals:
I will not stop until I can wear a size 12 again! Quitting cigarettes is hard... but I'm still trying! Instead of being mad at myself for ever starting, I'll choose to focus that energy on quitting!

My Program:
ROUND 2 of P90X has begun! Accountability is a necessity!

I work best when I stick to something faithfully; I will not grow the least bit complacent!

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I finally had to learn to love myself enough to do this. Not doing it for anyone else; I'm being selfish for happiness for myself!

I can do it! I put my mind to it, and I pray that GOD helps me stay focused and aware and motivated.

I'm counting the Victory! I proved to myself that I could stick with something for more than a month! To succeed, I must maintain no matter what! I want to be fit for the rest of my life!

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My hobbies include drawing, writing, reading, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE dancing~! One day I'd love to study some form of martial arts... tae kwon do, krav maga, or maybe even kung fu!

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SPARKROZ
8/31/2011 8:56:39 AM

Happy mid-week!!!



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JIBBIE49
6/2/2011 7:17:30 PM

emoticon Happy FOURTH Sparkversary! emoticon

Since most all of the people who joined when you did have long since quit and gone back to old habits, you need to celebrate your great success. What an inspiration you are to others!! emoticon



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SPARKROZ
4/24/2011 7:17:15 PM

Hey Foxy!!!!

Hope you're having a GREAT Easter!!!!



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8/26/2010 3:47:15 PM

Hey cutie!!!!

Roz



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BEAUTYSPARK
5/26/2010 11:39:42 PM

You are doing great!!!



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