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July 7, 2013 about 192 lb

12/4/10 - At my heaviest 197.

11/12/05 - My healthiest - 141. I saw myself as overweight at this time.


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My Story Goes Something Like This:

I've always seen myself as fat, as doomed to be obese. My mother and aunts were proof that that's what life held for me. I was always a little bigger than the other girls, but never realized I was volumptuous and attractive, I thought I was pudgy but in reality I was the real-deal, the "hour-glass." Because I had wider hips I was "Fat." The physical reality was so much different than my emotional reality. The only thing wrong with me was my incredibly low self-esteem.

Even in 2005, jogging regularly, riding my bicycle to the grocery store and around town, weight-training - I thought I was fat. (see wedding pic.)

Then I got a job sitting in a medical office all day with people bring free food, donuts, cookies to try to get the doctors to peddle their drugs. I gained 30 lbs in 2 years. My pants actually ripped at work one day. But I didn't do anything about it. I always felt hopeless. I had a victim mentality. I was defeated.

I found sparkpeople through my cousin. I found positive mental attitude through the book list of Britt World Wide. I dare sare I found my spark. I don't know what happened, I don't know why but in January 2011 I decided I was done. Done being mediocre physically, spiritually, and personally. I told my husband I was going back to school to be a nurse so I could travel to orphanages around the world and help the kids there. (A couple times a year, not all year.) I told my husband he wasn't going to stop me. Then I realized I didn't have to fight him, he wasn't holding me back or stopping me from anything. Only I was.

So here I am. Using the success stories on sparkpeople, the nutrition tracker, the positive flow and wealth of resources. And I am no longer defeated. I am choosing victory. The past is the past. Today is what I make of it.

January 2011 I just decided I was done. Done not chasing after my dreams, done being unhealthy. I decided to go to nursing school - to follow my dream of traveling the world helping others. I decided to lose the weight and eat NUTRITIOUS food. So back to spin class I went.

Member Since: 2/14/2011

Fitness Minutes: 5,649

My Goals:
Be a healthy mama and wife in mind, body and spirit.

My Program:
Exercise 4+ x's/wk
Pray regularly
Journal 1+ x/wk
Eat real food, lots of veggies.

Personal Information:
I quit my FT job to be a SAHM and it is better than I imagined! I have 2 young daughters (3 and 11 wks as of 7/18/13) and am blessed with a supportive hubby who puts his family first. I am blessed! Even the hard days are "good" because I trust God at His Word to always take care of everyone who seeks Him.

Other Information:
God loves you. Period, end of story. No matter who you are, sexual orientation, lifestyle, addictions, fears. GOD LOVES YOU!

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