July 4, 2009
4/9/2011 Finishing the 5K at the World's Grit Festival in St. George, SC
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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.
My goal is to continue to exercise, eat making better choices so that there will be less of me and greater health.
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.
Born in Longview, Texas. My name is Clinton and my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Pastor of Andrews Presbyterian Church in Andrews, SC.
Secrets of Success
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| current weight: 250.0
165 days ago
How many times have you or someone you know set out to lose 50 or more pounds, or exercise for an hour day for six days a week, only to fall off the wagon a few weeks (or days) later? Even when people have the best of intentions and or the willpower to set out and do something huge like losing weight, without a plan or a smart goal in place, they stumble along the way—and are more likely to fail. Now that you've been exercising for 10 minutes a day over the past week or so, it is time for you to set some fitness goals that can last a lifetime! So get started and plan to win!
168 days ago
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!
169 days ago
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. Let's get creative!
170 days ago
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.
171 days ago