REVJVH   25,082
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10/25/2010 - down 150 lbs





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Metamorphosis

"It's not that some people have willpower and some don't. It's that some people are ready to change and others are not."
~ James Gordon, founder of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine

After just over a year on SparkPeople, my day-to-day life is different. I have more energy, less pain, more mobility, more desire to get out there and MOVE instead of sitting at my desk all day, day after day.

When I started SparkPeople on October 29, ...
"It's not that some people have willpower and some don't. It's that some people are ready to change and others are not."
~ James Gordon, founder of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine

After just over a year on SparkPeople, my day-to-day life is different. I have more energy, less pain, more mobility, more desire to get out there and MOVE instead of sitting at my desk all day, day after day.

When I started SparkPeople on October 29, 2009, I could stand and work in the kitchen or elsewhere for about 20 minutes at a time before my back started to hurt badly. I walked up stairs reluctantly and slowly, planting both feet on one step before moving to the next. I had a handicapped permit because of pain and always parked as close as possible to the store. I had below-average energy.

Fast-forward to today. I ride my bike, eat sensibly and deliciously, carry things up and down the stairs one foot per step and sometimes without handrails, work on my feet for well over an hour at a time, park far from the store and walk, sleep well, and have tons of energy. I cooked on Thanksgiving for eight straight hours. I was sore the next day, but I did it!

I still have the handicapped permit, but I almost never use it.

My life gets better every day. Woohoo!!!
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Member Since: 10/29/2009

SparkPoints: 25,082

Fitness Minutes: 13,452

My Goals:
Reach a healthy weight and fitness level.

Track calories and fitness every day.

Sit comfortably in a theater seat, restaurant booth, airplane seat (ok, no one's comfortable on an airplane, but there are degrees!)

Establish a Life Coaching practice that can support me.



My Program:
Health: Control portions, track calories, eat whole foods most of the time, move my body consciously most days of the week.

Work: Take steps every day, in addition to current paying job, to build the new practice.

Personal Information:
Pastor in the United Church of Christ

Life Coach specializing in transformational change and goal fulfillment.

Single, no kids.

jhouse@discoverandthrive.com

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NEWDAYNEWAY
2/6/2013 9:13:40 AM

Amazing what dedication can do! emoticon



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1935MARY
2/6/2013 7:56:21 AM

You sound like I was almost in the shape you were in. I couldn't hardly move and was about to give up and completely ,give in to the things that had me down.Then one day flipping through a magazine I saw a spark people success story, I said yea right, but decided to check it out. Begin here since 8-2012, losing slowly , but I feel great and I am moving around better everyday and my health is getting better. I let my diseases and weight rule me. Now they don;t have me . I am in control. emoticon emoticon You are an awesome lady.



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LRSILVER
2/6/2013 7:52:14 AM

Congratulations on being the MOD. What an inspiring story you have to tell. comgratulations.
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2/6/2013 1:42:17 AM

emoticon emoticon Congrats on being picked for Motivator of the Day! emoticon emoticon




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DIETER27
4/20/2012 5:06:46 PM

Your an inspiration emoticon emoticon



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