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Who I Am:

Dreamer, romantic, sillyheart and goofball. Flawed. Human. Earth Mother, sister to the Moon. Child of God.

Food is NOT my Higher Power. (Thank you, Denise824!)

Member Since: 12/8/2007

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My Goals:
To be strong and healthy; to care for and protect the God-given vessel that is my body; to nurture my spirit; to be fully "there" for God, my friends and family, and myself.

* means the goal is met

264 --Start weight
* 254 --- First 10 pounds
248 --- Last time “falling off the wagon” weight
244 --- Second 10 pounds
239 --- Less than 100 pounds to lose
238 --- 10 percent lost
234 --- Third 10 pounds
232 --- Last “serious effort” lowest weight
225 --- Weight where I started to hate myself
224 --- Fourth 10 pounds
214 --- Fifth 10 pounds
211 --- 20 percent
204 --- Sixth 10 pounds
199 --- One-derland
194 --- Seventh 10 pounds
185 --- 30 percent
184 --- Eighth 10 pounds
174 --- Ninth 10 pounds
169 --- Last “normal” weight
164 ---100 pounds lost
158 --- 40 percent
150 --- Happy place
145 --- Really happy place
140 --- Ultimate goal
133 - Unrealistic goal/50 percent

My Program:
* Average 1600 healthy calories a day with a focus on veggies, fiber, lean protein and whole foods.
* Nothing processed.
* At least 64 ounces of water.
* Writing out my menu and sticking to it.
* No eating in bedroom, in front of the TV, in the car, while standing or after 10PM.
* No mindless eating.
* No huge portions.
* Some type of exercise.

Personal Information:
I'm from Philadelphia, yo!

A writer and editor. I love to cook. I write music for my church's contemporary Christian band. I love pretty, shiny things. Tinsel rocks!

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My Heroes:

My daughter, who at 22 already is the person I want to be when I grow up; my best friend and the love of my life for his inner light, the joy in his heart, and his fearless spirituality and self-awareness; Eve ensler, Vaclav Havel, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther, Martin Luther King Jr.

Some of my faves:

Movies: Henry and June, Don Juan DeMarco, A Streetcar Named Desire, Chocolat, French Kiss, Barefoot in the Park, Dogma, The Shining, Rosemary's Baby, Ball of Fire, Shirley Valentine, Singin' in the Rain, White Christmas, Pleasantville

TV: M*A*S*H, Scrubs, The Office, The Deadliest Catch, MythBusters, Dirty Jobs, most stuff on the Food Network

Music: The Seraphim Band; bluesy, ballsy torch singers; the Uppity Blues Women; any Eric Claption; rockabilly and southern-fried rock; contemporary Christian music.

Books: One Hundred Years of Solitude, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, The Purpose-Driven Life

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    How are you, I pray you are taking action and making progress in all your endevors. You are an amazing person, worthy of the good life and love. I am grateful to you for all your help in my efforts to do the same. United We Stand!

    With Love and Support,


    3167 days ago
  • v DENISE824
    Hi – hope you are doing well.

    Today's thought: Progress, Not Perfection!

    Take a moment to recognize the positive changes you are making in your life. Showing gratitude, even for the little things, will increase your energy and lead the way to more good things.

    You are doing great! Keep it up!


    "Be not afraid of going slowly. Be afraid of standing still." --Japanese Proverb

    3690 days ago

    I had planned on sending you the following message tonight, however just read your O.A. Post asking for prayer .. I want you to know that I have been very ill, on the road now to recovery, though unable to go out with my family for a special Celbration dinner .. now I see how the Lord is going to use my disappointment into good for His glory .. this gives me plenty of time to begin praying you through this time of difficulty .. I will claim Gods promises for you!

    If you are able drop me an email with as much or little info. as you care to so that I might pray more specifically for the situation!! If not I certainly understand.


    Hey, you ln my friend page favorite person!

    I just wanted to share and invite you to:

    On the Living Binge Free Team where they are beginning a new Book Club on The Beck Diet Solution .. I would love if you might consider joining a handful of us in learning new coping tools in the next 6 wks. beginning Jan. 6, 2008, of the Book Club.

    If you're interested in checking it out here's the link

    if not no biggie, just thinking what a great asset you would be to the Team with your imput, aside from the completely selfish act of wanting to get to know you better!!

    Another Team you might enjoy checking out would be The Biggest Loser, Black Team whose Challenge officially begins Jan. 2nd, they are taking sign-ups, pics, starting wt. stats, etc. now .. I would love to partner up with you in this endeavor. 'again' if you'd care to take the Challenge .. smiling

    Can you tell I'd just enjoy having your Company/Godly influence, around?!



    Here's the main Biggest Loser Team link:

    here's more specifically The Black Team link:
    3708 days ago
    Thanks for the kind welcome! I am looking forward to this journey! What an incredible group of people - this Sparks thing is a great idea! See you around the boards!
    3711 days ago
  • v HOPEYM23
    Hey! I have not been on. This time of year is always hectic. I have gained weight! I'm not sure how much but it is at least 5-7 pounds. I'm trying not to get really upset about it. After all, the new years resolutions are just around the corner! :) A new year, a new chance!

    How are you doing?
    3716 days ago
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