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"Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go, only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be."
~~Karen Ravn

I've gained a lot of weight in my lifetime. I've lost some and re-gained more. But this is the point all that is going to change. No turning back. I'm committed to getting to a healthy weight and there ain't nothing or nobody that's going to stop me.

Goals are dreams with deadlines. And I got a dream with a deadline: To lose 90 pounds by December 31, 2010. I have divided this dream goal into smaller ones. To reach this goal, will need to lose roughly 9 pounds per month, a little over 2 pounds per week. I've got the SparkPlan and now I'm about to work it! I'm sure there will be a few obstacles, but I have planned for that. Obstacles will simply be hurdles on the road to be jumped over, kicked over, or just walked around. Staying on track is my #1 goal. On New Years Eve 2010, you will be able to read JoJo's Spark Success Story!

I'm going to reward for 10 lbs lost which is roughly one reward per month.

240 Buy dozen gladiolas, love violet ones [3/1/10]
230 A new book
220 Facial
210 New Pair Earrings
200 Day at Spa (Massage, Mani/Pedi) (50 lbs lost)
190 Night clubbing
180 Glamour Shots makeup/photo session
170 Hot Outfit (and I mean smokin' hot)
160 New pair really expensive shoes (Louboutin/Prada)

"Never consider the possibility of failure; as long as you persist, you will be successful." ~ Brian Tracy

"No matter who you are, no matter what you do, you absolutely, positively do have the power to change." ~Bill Phillips

Member Since: 6/11/2006

Fitness Minutes: 4,848

My Goals:
My weight loss goal is to lose 90 pounds by December 31, 2010. I'm 5'9 and that will put me at a healthier 160 lbs. Once I reach this goal weight, I plan to lose another 10-15 pounds.



I'm going to reward for 10 lbs lost which is roughly one reward per month.

240 Buy dozen gladiolas, love violet ones [goall met 3/1/10]

230 A new book [GOAL MET 4/5/10] bought book: "Style Clinic: How to Look Fabulous All the Time"

220 Facial

210 New Earrings

200 Day at Spa (Massage, Mani/Pedi) (50 lbs lost)

190 Night clubbing

180 Glamour Shots makeup/photo session

170 Hot Outfit (and I mean smokin' hot)

160 New pair really expensive shoes (Louboutin/Prada)

My Program:
Daily Calorie Intake: 1200-1550

Strength & Cardio exercises for 30 minutes 5 times a week.

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added 2/20/10: do 50 crunches 5x week

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I love purple -- no surprise my birthstone is amethyst

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    I just read this poem & felt it too good not to share on this CHRISTmas Eve! God bless!

    {This is another version of 'Twas The Night Before Christmas' }

    'Twas the night before Jesus came
    and all through the house
    Not a creature was praying,
    Not one in the house.
    Their Bibles were lain on the shelf without care
    In hopes that Jesus would not come there.

    The children were dressing to crawl into bed.
    Not once ever kneeling or bowing a head.
    And Mom in her rocker with baby on her lap
    Was watching the Late Show while I took a nap.

    When out of the East there arose such a clatter.
    I sprang to my feet to see what was the matter.
    Away to the window I flew like a flash,
    Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash!

    When what to my wondering eyes should appear
    But angels proclaiming that Jesus was here.
    With a light like the sun sending forth a bright ray
    I knew in a moment this must be THE DAY!

    The light of His face made me cover my head
    It was Jesus! returning just like He had said.
    And though I possessed worldly wisdom and wealth,
    I cried when I saw Him in spite of myself.

    In the Book of Life which He held in His hand
    Was written the name of every saved man.
    He spoke not a word as He searched for my name;
    When He said "it's not here" my head hung in shame.

    The people whose names had been written with love
    He gathered to take to His Father above.
    With those who were ready He rose without a sound.
    While all the rest were left standing around.

    I fell to my knees, but it was too late;
    I had waited too long and thus sealed my fate.
    I stood and I cried as they rose out of sight;
    Oh, if only I had been ready tonight.

    In the words of this poem the meaning is clear;
    The coming of Jesus is drawing near.
    There's only one life and when comes the last call
    We'll find that the Bible was true after all!

    (by Reverend Edward M. Gionest, Sr.)

    To those who receive Him, He gives the power to become the sons of God, even to those that believe on his name. Repent and declare with your mouth that Jesus is your Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him up from the dead, you will be saved.

    1083 days ago
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    1621 days ago
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY 2013!!!
    Where are ya, Done Girl!? I hope no matter where you find yourself in life, you are definitely enjoying it this birthday!!

    All the very best,
    1761 days ago
  • v NIXY72
    Happy Belated Birthday! May this year be the year that all of your wildest dreams come true!

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    2122 days ago
  • v JIBBIE49
    emoticon Happy Belated Birthday DONE GIRL emoticon

    The Aquarian child grows up an "isolated only child" in some way as she has a lot of action with adults and so she isn't really a "little kid" but becomes very smart at an early age, so she is a highly intelligent person. She really isn't meant to be a fat person as she doesn't want anything to "hold her down" and she can be a "hippie" style person doing her own thing, especially when it comes to a healthy diet and exercise. (Denise Austin is a wonderful Aquarian woman teaching others how to be fit and independent, but still happily married with two grown daughters. She's 55 but remains so young as she's 5'4" and 112#.)
    Aquarius gets along with Libra, Gemini, Sagittarius, Leo and Aries. She can have problems with her ankles.

    In Aquarius the Sun is eccentric and original. You're apt to be a superb thinker, and your ideas are frequently advanced, no matter what field of profession you select. Often, your unique approaches to problem solving are viewed as too radical and unworkable, but you prefer to think of them as advanced and progressive instead. Unconventional and outspoken, you see your role as the rebel and the person who rejects worn out traditions and old ways of operating. You like to be with those ushering in the new order and fostering advanced thinking.

    Paradoxically, you're a good team player, but one who must have personal freedom. You don't like to feel fenced in. While you're headstrong and inflexible in your ways, you can work very effectively within a large group. You have complete respect for the sound ideas put forward by others. You are aloof and detached, and your concerns are directed toward society rather than to the problems of any one person. You are somewhat impersonal most of the time. You're more emotionally involved with your work than you are with people. You can be highly critical and demanding in a position of authority. Nonetheless, you are a strong leader and organizer. You have a deep understanding of human nature, but often you lack sensitivity to the emotional content of many situations.

    You thrive on change and managing the unexpected. Always ahead of your time, you are viewed by everyone as being different and unusual, labels you don't mind accepting. You pride yourself on your ability to find a better way of doing the job. Sometimes you lack follow through, and you always dislike routine. You like to take chances and keep everything stirred up. Occasionally, you enjoy antagonizing people in positions of authority, and stimulating a good argument now and then. You don't mind that you are seen as a bit unusual, in fact, you may encourage this image.

    Equality, freedom and fairness are all important issues for you. You strongly subscribe to the doctrine that all people are created equal and should have the same rights and opportunities. In this regard, you are likely to be classified as a progressive and often associated with humanitarian issues and causes. Though you are very involved with such matters, your approach is always somewhat in the abstract, with ideological concepts, the sort that don't usually stem from true emotions. Your approach is often very impersonal and detached.

    Friendly and sociable, you may have a wide circle of acquaintances. Friends are very important to you. Intellectually oriented, you are happiest with friends that share common ideas and interests. Strangely, you find it more difficult to cultivate a truly satisfying intimate relationship. This aloofness exists because feelings are rarely expressed outwardly, and you usually seem distant. You resist anything or anyone threatening your independence
    2125 days ago
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