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"Laura", a journey to find the woman inside.

March 17, 2012

Well,almost 4 years since I joined Sparks on April 16, 2008. I've been up and down during this time. I lost so much weight at first that I was delighted: 20 lbs in the first year. Since last fall I've been losing weight steadily. I think I finally got the Spark. lol This morning I'm down again and still on track to be 175 by my birthday. This excites me as I change dress sizes and strengthen my body. __________________________________________
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March 17, 2012

Well,almost 4 years since I joined Sparks on April 16, 2008. I've been up and down during this time. I lost so much weight at first that I was delighted: 20 lbs in the first year. Since last fall I've been losing weight steadily. I think I finally got the Spark. lol This morning I'm down again and still on track to be 175 by my birthday. This excites me as I change dress sizes and strengthen my body. __________________________________________
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Member Since: 4/16/2008

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My Goals:
I need to loose 100 pounds and be strong enough to live a healthy vibrant life. Well, the September deadline came and went. Now my goal needs to be updated. I'm stuck at 210 pounds now for sometime. I hope to get over this plateau and be 200 by November 1, 2008.

December 18, 2008
Definitely missed my goal of 200 by the 1st of November. I'm at 208 this morning and feeling like this isn't going well for me today. I've been overeating again. Cookies, sweets and Christmas baking is banned in my life!
lol Keep moving.... gotta keep moving....LK

My Program:
Walking 3 days a week for 2 hours a day and 3 days a week for 30 minutes a day. As well, I'm using my Wii Fit for yoga and strength exercises. The fun games are an added bonus.
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February 3, 2011
Weight-210 lbs

March 17, 2012
Weight-186 pounds

February 11, 2013
Weight - 179 pounds

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I'm sure everyone has a story, mine is years of ignoring my health and weight gain. Now I'm paying the price. (Sowing and reaping) Time to step up and be the person God intended in the first place.

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"I can do all things through Christ who strengtheneth me."

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LAURAKOHORST
12/25/2014 2:03:54 AM

What can I say but AMEN. Even so come Lord Jesus, come.

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IMAVISION
12/24/2014 9:45:21 PM

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.




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SHEENADEE
3/16/2014 2:11:15 PM

Hi! Just stopped by to say a quick hello and see if you're still Sparking. I hope you are doing well!

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HEATHER1969
10/5/2013 11:10:15 PM

Hey there....

How is your Spark these days?

take care of you!

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LAURAKOHORST
7/22/2013 11:17:59 PM

Here I am in Ontario visiting my family and keeping extremely busy. Grandchildren are a source of never ending energy that keeps me hopping. Hope everyone is having a great summer as well.



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