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I discovered Sparkpeople in February, 2008. I think it is a great website with wonderful helps for people losing weight and developing healthy lifestyles. I was impressed with the creator's purpose for the website of giving back and helping others!

My goal is to lose 80 pounds and overcome emotional, binge type eating behaviors. I have developed these unhealthy behaviors over a lifetime but now its time to turn them around.

I'm excited to be on this journey with a group of like minded people; so thank you all for any encouragement and help you can give me a long the way! And hopefully I will be able to encourage you as well! I very excited today because I just earned an trophy. It is 6/17/10....I want to see how quickly I can earn the next trophy. It will take around 2500 points. So that will take some time and growth (hopefully)....and most definitely some weight loss. After being here for 2 years, I'm finally getting involved and eating more wisely. Learning to practice restraint and less late night eating and binging. So I'm feeling very positive about my life.

Yesterday for awhile I was really not happy with myself feeling as if I can't or don't ever achieve any goals Then I was reminded that is not true....I CAN! So my attitude changed to one of strength instead of defeat. Then today I learned I need to set some specific, measurable goals! And I see that I'm writing a blog instead of an introduction text. So I will start that now, a blog.

"I can do all things through Christ who strenthens me." Phil. 4:13
"Greater is He who is in me than he that is in the world."
Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might!
Faith without works is dead...

Let's encourage one another; together we can achieve our goals!

Member Since: 2/4/2008

Fitness Minutes: 3,002

My Goals:
Develop a healthy and more active lifestyle
Lose 5% of my weight

My Program:
Eat sensibly
Practice restraint
No binging
Limit my calories
1200 per day
Exercise 10 minutes a day

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I live in the beautiful state of Oregon, on the south coast of Oregon. I have been a
member of Sparkpeople since 2008. I am a mom and grandma to 3 precious grandsons; who all have grown into fine men.

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  • v BLUEJAY1969
    Thanks so much for your comments on my "August 9th 2017" blog! I am very pleased that things have worked out so wonderfully for my DD and her family! The Lord just seems to do that if you get out of His way and let Him work! Congratulations on consistently renewing your commitment to your healthy lifestyle! I also believe it's a decision we must make on a daily basis! I appreciate your support in my life!
    12 days ago
  • v PHOXYM
    Thank you sooo much for the comment on my page!! That's why I love it here everyone is very encouraging and motivating 😍
    21 days ago
    Thank you for your really nice post on my recent blog and I am glad it inspired you!
    50 days ago
    Thank you for reading and commenting on my plateau blog, I really appreciate the support
    86 days ago
    emoticon to the Treasure Trove Team! ...It's a crazy mix of scruffy sailors, and scalawags! .. We continue to make this adventure fun and exciting as we sail to the distant shores in daily search of Inspiring blogs by spark members! ...Jump right into the Forums and threads .... we look forward to your participation! .. Happy sailing!

    Captains 2bdynamic, & 52bince and awesome crew of mates!
    88 days ago
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