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Steve's Remodeling in Process: My Temple Restoration Project - My body/Gods temple

Hello, my name is Steve welcome to my page.
For too many years I have abused my body and not taken care of it by loving me. As a Christian I am told to love others as I love myself. Iím not promoting a stuck on yourself pride but a love that longs to care for oneís self. So how can I truly love God, my wife, family and others if I donít truly love myself? Ouch!!!
June 2010 I decided it was time that I love me and have that love for me reflected in my physical appearance, attitude ...
Hello, my name is Steve welcome to my page.
For too many years I have abused my body and not taken care of it by loving me. As a Christian I am told to love others as I love myself. Iím not promoting a stuck on yourself pride but a love that longs to care for oneís self. So how can I truly love God, my wife, family and others if I donít truly love myself? Ouch!!!
June 2010 I decided it was time that I love me and have that love for me reflected in my physical appearance, attitude and actions. So I started on this journey to restore my body/Godís temple. It wasnít until November of 2010 that I discovered SparkPeople and it was just what God knew I needed. So at the age of 51 I am learning a new life style in eating and being active. I can't do anything about the past, but I will do something about the future with Godís help.

So the journey to date (9-19-11) has taken me 15 months, 5 months before Sparkpeople and 10 months with SP. I have learned a lot about Steve in those 15 months and I know there is still a lot to learn. But one thing I know is that I can never return to the life I used to have. I say that because I am enjoying this new lease on life that has been created by this ďLifestyle Change.Ē So I continue to progress forward toward my goal, which by the way is 23lbs away. I should reach my goal by my first Ĺ marathon in January 2011. To learn more about my journey read my blogs.

Keep your focus on God and on your successes regardless how small. And keep a positive attitude.

SAC-6582 (Steve)

Goals for 1/15/12 - 1/20/12

In my earlier blog I shared about signing up for different events for the year to give me goals to shoot for. Well I have accomplished that goal. I am now registered for:

1. April 21, 2012 - Pat Tillman run this will be the first event I am training to run in not powerwalk.
2. June 6, 2012 Ė Walking/Hiking into the Grand Canyon (and back outÖlol)
3. October 27, 2012 - Lincoln Family Downtown Y half Marathon (& 5k walk/run) Iím doing the Ĺ Marathon
4. January 20, 2013 Ė PF Chang Marathon (26.2)
5. A couple of fun walks and hikes
6. And do several walks/hikes with local Spark friends


February 2, 2012

WooHoo!!!! Its official I now weight 170lbs, that means I have officially reached my goal. As for today I have lost 175lbs. Not itís time to switch to maintaining this new lifestyle change.


Weight Update: 8-22-13

I have been able to maintain my weight between 163-168 pounds for 1 Ĺ years now. It was far easier losing the weight then keeping it off. I have to really work at keeping my focus as I readjust my calorie intake and continue to work on fine tuning my fitness program. I like a poster I saw the other day. ďFitness is not a destinationÖItís a way of lifeĒ I will always have to keep vigilant if I want to stay fit. And I will always have to be adjusting my calorie intake based on my physical activity level and age. But with Godís help I will succeed.
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Member Since: 11/13/2010

SparkPoints: 150,148

Fitness Minutes: 167,696

My Goals:
- To Change my life style to a healthier life style - Still in progress

- To lose a hundred pounds - DONE!!! I have LOST 180+lbs

- To get off insulin and my oral medicine - DONE!!!




My Program:
I'm watching my food intake (calories). Changing the way I eat and live.
Drink more water and less soda/pop
Get more exercise


Personal Information:
I am 52 married with three children (young adults).
In ministry on the Gila River Indian Community (reservation) just outside Phoenix AZ.
My hobbies include playing guitar, reading guitar magazines and did I mention guitar...lol
I enjoy an good mystery or action movie.

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Above all else, guard your heart, for it affects everything you do. (Prov 4:23 NLT)

Don't you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself,
for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.
(1Co 6:19-20 NLT)

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CORKYTHEMOM1
9/24/2014 9:55:51 AM

emoticon Steve! Fall is the time to rejuvenate our body, mind and spirit. Join me as we WELCOME the start of the autumn season. Letís continue to strive for healthy nutrition, fitness fun, emotional growth and improved health! Always remember, you are never alone in this journey of ours. I am right by your side, embracing you with support, encouragement and hugs from my sparkpage to yours. TOGETHER, Let's Turn Our Autumn Goals into Amazing Results! God's blessings to you always.


emoticon A = Anything is possible when you believe in the power of you!
emoticon U = Utilize positive thoughts, decisions and actions in all that you do!
emoticon T = Take action! Be productive! Make progress! Achieve results!
emoticon U = U CAN commit to healthy nutrition, fitness fun and emotional growth!
emoticon M = Maintain focus on each goal, daily commitment and follow-through!
emoticon N = Never give up from conquering setbacks into mastering comebacks!


~ Monika ~ emoticon



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RUTHIEBEAR
9/21/2014 9:46:54 AM

We are in this battle together! Do you believe that success is the ONLY option?
I suspect you do because you are in the top five for team fitness minutes this week! YOU GO!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
Keep moving ahead and making the right choices!!!
I am rooting for YOU!!!!
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RUTHIEBEAR
9/14/2014 9:08:14 AM

Your motivation and determination are inspiring. You are in the top five for team fitness minutes!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
Stay strong and remember YOU ARE WORTH all of the effort.
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WARRIORWOMAN14
9/13/2014 6:14:09 PM

Congratulations on your incredible success. Reading your page was very motivating.

Comment edited on: 9/15/2014 11:22:50 AM

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GODSFREEGIRL
9/8/2014 2:41:18 PM

Thanks for the goodie and the encouragement! You and your wife are lookin good! GOD BLESS! emoticon



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