Me& daniel goofing off in front of our banana tree.so long summer! it was fun while it lasted10/6/09
Thanksgiving Day with the family (my side)
Hi everyone and welcome to my spark page. Let me tell you all a little bit about myself...First of all, I am a happily married mom of two, a 27year old daughter, Alicia, and a 26 year old multi-disabled son, Daniel. Alicia attends college here in Tennessee, and Daniel is active in many activities for special needs' children. They are both amazing kids, and I am so proud of them both! God has really blessed me and I am so thankful for all my blessings.
I have worked as an assistant for a special needs bus for the past 18 years. I currently volunteer with a non profit called The Joy Center. We are working to give special needs' adults who have aged out of school a safe, fun-filled place to go, socialize, enjoy games, music, crafts, and other activities. . I love working with special needs children, and in my spare time,I do volunteer work as a coach for Challenger League, which is a ball team for special children here in my area. I am a Christian, and am active in the small church I attend.
I have been what I consider overweight most of my life .I do know why I am overweight. The plain and simple facts are that I love to eat. I LOVE food. Period. .I have never been what qualifies as 'fat' to most people, but always seemed to have those extra 10- 20 lbs. that are so aggravating. I have been on spark several years and have lost over 20 pounds. I have seemed to level off around 150ish, but I think that is due to lack of motivation and slacking off the program a bit. I do like the size I am at now, but know I could stand to lose a few more pounds. I have become obsessed with weight, numbers on the scale, and eating habits before, and don't want to end up going down that path again.
Thanks for visiting, y'all..Please drop me a line anytime. It doesn't matter if you're 90 lbs or 500 lbs, Christian or Muslim, etc. or 25 or 100 years old, I look forward to hearing from you all...Best wishes...debbie
I began Spark last year weighing 162lbs. Truth be known, I believe it was about 5 lbs more than that because I had to change scales after a couple months.My goals are simple. I want to be healthy and feel good. If I had to pick a goal weight, it would be somewhere around 125-130.that is where i think i looked and felt the best. More than anything, though, I want to have the satisfaction of knowing that i am eating and living healthy and accept whatever weight that may lead to.
I do cardio 4x week for at least 30 min. sessions, strength training exercises twice a week. During the summer and fall seasons, i also play on the field coaching challenger league ball for sp. needs children. My meals are monitored by me thru spark eating between 1200 and 1550 calories per day, also with limits on protein, carbs, and fat intake.
I am 46 years old.. 5"5" wanting to weigh around 130-135 I live in middle Tn. I have been married for 27 yrs, and have 2 kids,26(boy) and 27(girl). My son is mentally and physically challenged, but
they are both such a joy! I work in the school system with special needs children. I am a Christian, but I have sooo many faults and definitely try not to judge anyone.
i like yard sales, clearance sales, anything that saves me money. I also enjoy watching shows that make absolutely no sense like Gilligans Island, Threes Company, Seinfeld,etc. I do have a more serious side every now and then, but I feel that I work hard and deserve to enjoy life ever how I want whether it will be traveling (hopefully one day before i die) or just laying around watching TV and drinking coffee.
| current weight: 155.0
Keep On Moving, Grooving & Rocking Your Way to FABULOUS, Doll!!!
YOU are WORTH the time, the effort & the sacrifices it requires to live HEALTHIER!!!
NEVER Give Up On YOU!!!!
Stay Positive, Stay Focused, Change IS Coming,
Cloverleaf Motivational Leader
535 days ago
Deb! to the Team!
What is your nephew's wish. I actually, live not far from the Make a Wish Foundation in Central Jersey.
The best to you!!
536 days ago
Thanks for stopping by my Spark page. Let's make the cloverleafs the best team ever
536 days ago
100 Reasons to Exercise Now
Because it makes you feel confident
Because it helps you get stronger
Because exercise helps combat depression
Because you'll feel proud of yourself
Because you have goals you want to reach
Because you'll feel bad if you don't
Because you want to move forward, not backward
Because it burns more calories than not working out
Because it improves your heart health
Because you want a great butt
Because it prevents diabetes
Because you want to be a good example to your kids
Because you want to feel good in your clothes
Because it reduces your risk of cancer
Because your body was made to move
Because you want to be an athlete
Because you want to look better
Because it lifts your mood
Because you want to stand taller
Because it reduces back pain
Because it feels good
Because it makes you feel accomplished
Because you spend most of your day on your butt
Because swimsuit season is always coming
Because strong is the new skinny
Because dieting only works so much
Because it strengthens your bones, too
Because it helps you lose weight
Because it allows you to eat more food
Because it's the best way to spend "me" time
Because it helps you de-stress
Because it's cheaper than therapy
Because you want a strong core
Because you want to take care for yourself
Because you take pride in your body
Because it strengthens your legs
Because it helps your clothes fit better
Because you want to push yourself
Because you are capable of more than you ever imagined
Because moving your body feels good
Because it keeps your mind sharp
Because it helps you beat belly bloat
Because it helps you sleep better at night
Because it gives you energy
Because you want to stay healthy as you age
Because you want to look younger
Because you want toned arms
Because it improves your balance
Because it burns off last night's dessert
Because it boosts your immune system
Because sweat is sexy
Because you want to live longer
Because you want to get better at your game
Because you want to catch someone's eye
Because exercisers earn more money
Because you're more likely to eat better when you exercise
Because you want to shave time off your running pace
Because you want to breathe easier
Because you want to see the scale drop
Because exercise improves your sex life
Because you are worth it
Because being fit makes everything in life better
Because you promised yourself that you would
Because you deserve a better life
Because it'll help you drink more water
Because you want to do real push-ups
Because it reduces your health care costs
Because you'll miss fewer days of work
Because you want to create a new future for yourself
Because it'll help you like what you see in the mirror
Because it makes clothing shopping more fun
Because you want to look and feel incredible
Because exercising can be fun
Because it'll give your skin a glow
Because it's a good way to spend time with your friends
Because it'll help you prevent the middle-age spread
Because it reduces your blood pressure
Because you don't want to let yourself go
Because you don't want to squeeze into an airplane or rollercoaster seat
Because it strengthens your spirit
Because it's a cheap way to entertain yourself
Because you'll be able to reward yourself
Because you need a reason to wear those new workout clothes
Because you're tired of being tired
Because not working out is not going to get you very far
Because it's a great way to spend time outside
Because you made a commitment to yourself
Because you're tired of starting over
Because there will always be another wedding, vacation or reunion
Because you're not a quitter
Because it improves your cholesterol
Because it boosts your metabolism
Because it prevents age-related muscle loss
Because if you can do this, you can do anything
Because a fit body is a healthy body
Because it beats sitting on the couch
Because everyone has at least 10 minutes to spare
Because you want to be stronger than your excuses
Because not working out isn't working out for you
Because the only workout you ever regret is the one you skip
Keep Pushing For Greatness, Clover!!!
YOU are WORTH it!!!
Cloverleaf Motivational Leader
538 days ago
Sorry Deb for leaving you in the lurch. I've just been completely derailed and it seems every time I start to get my groove back something happens to derail me again. Will start posting more often. Maybe we should have a posting challenge.
1211 days ago