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Wow. 2015 and so much has changed!!

I'm Lorraine, but I generally go by Raine. I'm 32 years old and I live in Jersey! Love it here! I was in the Air Force for 5 and 1/2 years, but I got out last September and my whole life is so different now, but for the better!

I'm an attorney, and I love my job! I also run half marathons and hopefully a marathon this year. I read books for fun, I sew and make quilts, and I also cross stitch. I love baking, too!

I took a hiatus from Sparkpeople while I got my life adjusted, but now I am ready to come back, reconnect, give and receive support, and finally feel comfortable with my body again :)

Member Since: 10/4/2008

Fitness Minutes: 49,270

My Goals:
Lose 15 lbs.

Read 40 books.

Set a new 1/2 marathon PR.

Run one full marathon.

My Program:
Running 3-4x week.
Strength 2-3x week.
Yoga when I can.

Make better food choices.

Personal Information:
I am from the great state of New Jersey, received my B.A. in English from Immaculata University, and my J.D. from New York Law School! I have a Morkie (Maltese/Yorkie) puppy named Buffy.

5k: - 27:02
5 Miles: 47:44
1/2 Marathon: 2:11:44

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I LOVE working out, but I'm not so great at eating healthy. I love to read books, scrapbook, cross stitch, dance, and attempt to cook new recipes.

My favorite movies are Dirty Dancing, Finding Neverland, and Halloween. But I have a strange addiction to really bad horror movies as well.

My favorite TV shows are Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Haven, The Vampire Diaries, The Witches of East End, and Falling Skies. I also love all home decorating and home buying shows - I am obsessed with HGTV!!

My favorite books are Bellefleur by Joyce Carol Oates, Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis, Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk, and The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield.

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    I give thanks to God, the Father, for you as I pray for you today. May you know by experience God’s grace, spiritual favor and BLESSing today and every day, having heart peace from God the Eternal Father – that peaceful state of trust in Him to which He calls us; that soul harmony with Him that umpires life choices, heart desires, and questions of the mind. May He settle us with faith to trust Him. Have a BLESSed Thanksgiving, rested in Father. Loving you in Christ, Darlene.
    746 days ago
    The cold weather is getting to me, but it will not win the war. What is getting to you and slowing your progress? Let me know and I will gladly pray with you for your victory. Whatever the challenge, let's keep the main thing the main thing and find the victory there. Enjoy the journey, and remember, progress--not perfection. Change comes here a little and there a little as we stay the course. Remember that true success is in how we make the journey, not the destination. If we lose all our weight but fail the change the habits that put us there, we may feel victorious in reaching the destination, but it will be short lived if we don't find the victory needed on the journey of true change. emoticon emoticon emoticon Darlene emoticon Go Mustangs! There is victory in the journey lived well.
    753 days ago
    Worry over the future breeds anxiety. Fretting over the past breeds depression. Both can stop our good movement forward and put us in front of the TV with a bad movie and too much of the stuff we don’t need to put into our bodies. That horrid cycle, of course, breeds regret and dread that brings us to more of the same. I believe that is called “insanity”.

    Instead work to stay in the present taking the next step needed for living to the full the “now” that is before you, having learned better ways from past experience and pushing forward with hope that right action now will produce a better tomorrow. This is living life with power that produces a good outcome and protects our journey from wasting away.

    Plan for the future, yes; but let the first plan be to live your best you in the now you have to possess.

    764 days ago
    How was your drive? (more like.. how were your audio books? haha)
    I hope everything went well for you, the transition to your family's house, your stuff and you arriving safely, and hopefully transitioning into a new job.. not wearing a uniform!
    take care of yourself!
    790 days ago
    Thanks for visiting my triathlon blog!
    811 days ago
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