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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: 2,967

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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  • v SADIEDOLORES
    THANK YOU FOR ADDING ME AS YOUR FRIEND, I HAVE INVITED YOU TO BE MINE.
    394 days ago
  • v INSPIRED1314
    I humbly appreciate your note. To God be all the glory! Edith. Tis the seasOn to lift up Jesus. Enjoy family and friends. Edith
    429 days ago
  • v BCARSON11
    Thank you for your lovely spark mail message.

    I'm not that much younger than you. I am 69 now.

    I believe you can do it too. Just make changes gradually. You don't have to make all the changes at once. You can still exercise. There are lower intensity classes, even some sitting in a chair if that's where you need to start. I teach fitness classes to both young and seniors as well.

    Let me know if I can help you with anything.
    440 days ago
  • v AMYISSUCCEEDING
    Thank you for adding me as a friend. I have added you as well. Will be looking foreword in getting to know you.
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    569 days ago
  • v CLAIREINPARIS
    Thank you so much Merry Jo for your lovely note on my page! I hope you are having a good week. I am still deep in meetings in Ethiopia (but able to eat healthy food here, which is good!), and looking forward to a couple of days sightseeing early next week before I fly back to Paris.
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    622 days ago
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