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July 4, 2009

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I pastor Andrews Presbyterian PCA in Andrews, SC. Over the last two years I have managed to go from 380 lbs to 295 lbs. My sister informed me about SparkPeople and I came here to find support on my journey to lose the next 120 lbs. At 63 I will not let my age stop me from getting there. Blessings be upon you.

Dedicated now to work on being 1/2 the man I used to be. To acknowledge my failures and short comings, and allow God to make something out of my nothingness.

I guess Martin Luther's words express it far better than I can.

"It is the nature of God that he makes something out of nothing. Consequently, if someone is not nothing, God can make nothing out of him. Thus God accepts no one except the abandoned, makes no one healthy except the sick, gives no one sight except the blind, brings no one to life except the dead, makes no one pious except sinners, makes no one wise except the foolish, and in short, has mercy upon no one except the wretched, and gives no one grace except those who have not grace."

Thus, I acknowledge it is in our weaknesses and inabilities, and that we present it to God and let Him make something out of Exnilo. He can make something out of nothing.

In Him we can see and accomplish all things.

We can all do this.
We can all allow Him to help us win the battles, big and small.

God Bless you all as we journey together.

Member Since: 9/6/2010

Fitness Minutes: 77,766

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My goal is to continue to exercise, eat making better choices so that there will be less of me and greater health.

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Walking at Home with Leslie Sansone as well as her Walk away the pounds. When the weather gets nicer I plan to get back on my old beach cruiser style bicycle and get ridding again.

Then good food choices.

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Born in Longview, Texas. My name is Clinton and my email address is

Pastor of Andrews Presbyterian Church in Andrews, SC.

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  • v SURVIVOR61
    emoticon sometimes we all reach a weight loss plateau. What are we to do when that happens?

    DO focus on fruits and vegetables. Most American's don't come close to eating the recommended minimum of five servings per day, but vegetables and fruits of all kinds and colors should take center stage in a heart-healthy diet. They're rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that promote a healthy heart and body, plus they're filling and low in calories, which can promote weight management. Fresh, frozen, dried, canned (without sugar/syrups or added salt), raw, cooked—all fruits and vegetables are good for you.

    Try filling your plate 3/4 of the way full with healthy veggies. Make sure they are baked, roasted or steamed. This way you will be getting the most health benefits they have to offer. Such as fiber, antioxidants and vitamins.

    Double check what you are drinking. Some of us don't realize those delicious lattes and iced coffees are loaded with calories. Check out SP's Chef's Megs recipes for lo-fat & lo-cal coffess. They are so delicious.

    And last but not least, try revamping your exercise routine. That's right, sometimes that is all it takes. Revamping your exercise routine by adding a couple of new exercises or switching up a couple of things.

    Remember, a plateau is just temporary and you can restart your weight loss! emoticon
    143 days ago
  • v SURVIVOR61
    Finally it's Summer! We've all been waiting for it. Some fun in the Sun....but, what are we to do if the cold is still hanging around?

    It doesn't mean that we should jump off the wagon, stop exercising and start eating whatever we want. A healthy, calorie-moderated diet and regular physical activity are essential for physical and mental health. We can still practice self-acceptance while continuing to work toward our goals.

    We can exercise in the house, use Spark People's exercise video's, dance our way to fitness and so much more. Just don't give up and let the blues slide in and up set your balance.

    I have faith in you. emoticon Let's get creative!
    144 days ago
  • v RPCLEM2000
    Thank you for the goodie. It's nice to know that there are brothers and sisters out there praying for me. Just to let you know things are starting to get better. I know the good Lord will not let me go through more that I can handle. I also know that I did the right things. I backed off some of my responsibilities and asked for prayer. So many of my friends came through for me. Thank you again.

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    145 days ago
  • v SURVIVOR61
    Did you know working out comes in many forms, and not all of them will leave you breathless and drenched in sweat? “Exercise doesn’t have to be spending an hour at the gym. Just get moving,” even if it's just for 10 minutes a day. “Take a dance class, go for a hike, walk the dog, or vacuum your house. It all counts!” So, yes, those late-night solo dance parties where you pretend you’re Beyoncé or Rita Hayworth are well worth it. Just get your body moving. Before you know it, you will have started a work out routine!

    145 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon It is so good to see you in our new location. You made my day.
    Seeking the Right Path is home away from home for everyone.So hope to see you on the Wall Post and the team threads when you get a minute.

    146 days ago
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