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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: 2,927

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 KATHYJO56
    Thank you for coming by my Spark Page and commenting on my weight loss. Losing 200 pounds was much easier on my mental health than gaining 200 pounds ever was. I appreciate your kind comment and have added you as a Spark Friend. emoticon
    551 days ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    Whatever you focus on is what you get – negative or positive – so why not focus on the positive?” Marion Licchiello

    If you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything. I'm positive that a doer makes mistakes." ~ John Wooden

    Learn from Yesterday...Live for Today...Hope for Tomorrow
    To climb steep hills requires slow pace at first.” ~William Shakespeare

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    572 days ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    3/23 Shift your focus Good health is the goal loss of weight is the gift emoticon

    Yesterday is dead. Tomorrow is a dream. Today - each today - is where the action is where all of life occurs emoticon

    . Today IS your life - your only life. Live today to the fullest. emoticon

    578 days ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    “The next few months will go by whether you work out or not Make them count

    I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. Douglas MacArthur
    Either you run the day or the day runs you. W. Clement Stone

    580 days ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514

    "Today is unique! It has never occurred before and it will never be repeated. At midnight it will end, quietly, suddenly, totally. Forever. But the hours between now and then are opportunities with eternal possibilities We made it it’s the first day Of Spring

    581 days ago
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