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Maintaining 80 Pound Loss with SP & Relentless Determination!

I'm 80+ lbs below my all time high and I've lost over 50 pounds since Dec. 2008. In 2009 I achieved a healthy BMI 25. Then with SparkPeople I was able to achieve BMI 21, a weight I always wanted!
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I've gained this weight back many times. But now with SP I've learned the relentless determination it takes for long term success! -Marsha
I'm 80+ lbs below my all time high and I've lost over 50 pounds since Dec. 2008. In 2009 I achieved a healthy BMI 25. Then with SparkPeople I was able to achieve BMI 21, a weight I always wanted!
Check out my SparkPeople Success Story: http://www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?p
ost=86_pounds_down_marsha_is_one_activ
e_grandma

I've gained this weight back many times. But now with SP I've learned the relentless determination it takes for long term success! -Marsha


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Member Since: 9/2/2009

SparkPoints: 165,655

Fitness Minutes: 120,054

My Goals:
* Maintain 80+ pound loss.
* Focus on eating sensibly, healthy foods enjoyed with dignity. Go back to tracking if average weight exceeds 132 pounds.
* Keep on running. Go for PRs.

Current PRs:
.5 Mile=4:01 (12/21/13)
1 Mile = 8:47 (4/13)
5K = 27:33 (4/13/13)
10K = 1:01:13 (3/16/13)
HM =2:26:02 (11/24/13)


My Program:
Clean SWEEP:

Clean = eat with dignity
S = 7-8 hrs sleep
W = 8 glasses water
E = eat healthy
E = exercise 6 times/wk
P = persistence



Personal Information:
65 years old, 5'6", 129-134 pounds. Retired social worker-grant writer-nonprofit administrator. One adult daughter. I keep my two darling granddaughters 6 days a week when my DD & DSIL work. Weigh less right now than I did in junior high. Have struggled with weight all my life, but I just may have it now!!

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You don't have to be perfect to succeed, but you do have to be determined. Never, never, never give up!

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GABY1948
12/26/2014 6:55:15 PM

Thank you SO much for your kind words, Marsha. YOU are such a big part of my success because you have been setting the example for SO long! I really do love this Beck program, as you know...and I actually find that in SOME respects, I am actually learning to "think like a thin person". It is so amazing and I hope I NEVER wake up from this "dream".
You are the one that INSPIRES me but I do thank you for the kind words! You get LOTS of credit for that!



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WATERMELLEN
12/26/2014 1:12:02 PM

Thank you for your comforting comments on my Two UP blog; this two will pass, yes it will!!



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CRACKERS4554
12/26/2014 11:10:41 AM

Yesterday I wanted my traditional chinese for christmas meal, but did not plan for it and did not eat it, but I decided to plan for it today. Good for me!



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GABY1948
12/25/2014 10:33:47 AM

Thanks for taking time in your busy day to comment on my blog...and such a CUTE comment! Be sure to let me know what your presents WERE! And, an aside....I have so many rocks that I do collect..so I laughed at this...I'm always picking them up and bringing them home! And I told John that we are MOVING every one of "my" rocks! emoticon

Have a truly blessed day with all your family! emoticon emoticon



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IMAVISION
12/25/2014 4:21:15 AM

I just read this poem & felt it too good not to share on this CHRISTmas Eve! God bless!

{This is another version of 'Twas The Night Before Christmas' }


'Twas the night before Jesus came
and all through the house
Not a creature was praying,
Not one in the house.
Their Bibles were lain on the shelf without care
In hopes that Jesus would not come there.

The children were dressing to crawl into bed.
Not once ever kneeling or bowing a head.
And Mom in her rocker with baby on her lap
Was watching the Late Show while I took a nap.

When out of the East there arose such a clatter.
I sprang to my feet to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash!

When what to my wondering eyes should appear
But angels proclaiming that Jesus was here.
With a light like the sun sending forth a bright ray
I knew in a moment this must be THE DAY!

The light of His face made me cover my head
It was Jesus! returning just like He had said.
And though I possessed worldly wisdom and wealth,
I cried when I saw Him in spite of myself.

In the Book of Life which He held in His hand
Was written the name of every saved man.
He spoke not a word as He searched for my name;
When He said "it's not here" my head hung in shame.

The people whose names had been written with love
He gathered to take to His Father above.
With those who were ready He rose without a sound.
While all the rest were left standing around.

I fell to my knees, but it was too late;
I had waited too long and thus sealed my fate.
I stood and I cried as they rose out of sight;
Oh, if only I had been ready tonight.

In the words of this poem the meaning is clear;
The coming of Jesus is drawing near.
There's only one life and when comes the last call
We'll find that the Bible was true after all!


(by Reverend Edward M. Gionest, Sr.)

To those who receive Him, He gives the power to become the sons of God, even to those that believe on his name. Repent and declare with your mouth that Jesus is your Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him up from the dead, you will be saved.



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