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Refusing to Give up!

*Update March 17th, 2014

I have reached the original GOAL weight I set for myself last April 28th!!! (Starting weight: 248lbs & Goal weight: 175lbs) I'm am so thankful---beyond words-for all the SP family here--your support & love is incredible! & I thank God for this achievement & for giving me that verse about courage--to get up and going & keep pushing on through--through sooo much! So here I am 74lbs down now!!! WOO HOO!!! That said, I'm gonna revamp my goals to get the final ...
*Update March 17th, 2014

I have reached the original GOAL weight I set for myself last April 28th!!! (Starting weight: 248lbs & Goal weight: 175lbs) I'm am so thankful---beyond words-for all the SP family here--your support & love is incredible! & I thank God for this achievement & for giving me that verse about courage--to get up and going & keep pushing on through--through sooo much! So here I am 74lbs down now!!! WOO HOO!!! That said, I'm gonna revamp my goals to get the final touches before I hit maintenace--more to come on that soon (look for it in an upcoming blog!) I *love* Spark People--you guys are one heck of a great bunch of cheerleaders!!!
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*Update February 3, 2013*

I am now 15 lbs from my goal weight! Even though I'm dealing with an injury right now that leaves me unable to do cardio, I'm sticking to my motto....I'm sticking to this journey of choosing a healthier life. Giving up is not a choice.

Although it is *VERY* testing on my patience to keep on pushing SO slowly, when knowing how much faster I could be going when exercising....it is strengthening my roots of endurance and determination. I once heard this:
"Be strong. Be brave. Be beautiful. Be you."
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*September 15, 2013

I started this journey late April 2013 here on SP, since then I've lost almost 25 lbs! Sometimes its felt like slow going, but persistence is paying off! :) I'm still pushing forward, with courage--refusing to let fear hold me back from achieving my goals or changing into the better me I know God wants me to be...and that I want to be!

Psalm 27:14
"...Be strong & let your heart take courage..."
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Member Since: 4/27/2013

SparkPoints: 14,487

Fitness Minutes: 8,140

My Goals:
1. Be able to do a 5k
2. Be able to shop in non-plus size clothing stores. (CHECK!)
3.Be able to do walk and talk w/out breathing heavily. (CHECK!)
4.Be able to achieve a healthier diet and fitness level.
5.Lower (one or all!) of: tension headaches, anxiety, depression, and (chronic) fatigue symptoms.
6. Be able to accept who I am.
7. Be comfortable in my own skin.


My Program:
Nutrition: Make sure I drink at 8 cups of water, enough protein, and keep calories in range. Work on getting more freggies in!

Exercise Program Mid- Injury:
Upper arm ST 3x a week.
Walk: 5x a week.
Physio: 3x a day.


Other Information:
Relaxation hobbies: card making & scrapbooking, baking, strumming guitar or fiddling on the keyboard. I enjoy composing my own songs...I simply love music--and am always buying more! (lol) Music is like the air my heart needs to breath!
I'm an RECE...
Children are a huge passion in my life & I'm so blessed with the opportunity to work with them & see them grow!
Having a network of great friends & family mean SO much to me! Finally, I'm thankful for my faith in God & for giving me the courage to get my butt in gear, step up to the plate & take ownership for my health!

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JADED_CHICK19
9/14/2014 9:33:16 AM

Thank you for stopping by my page and for the sweet comment on my photo!!! I love fall so much and I love your new fall page! :) Hope you have an amazing Sunday!



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MELYROD18
9/10/2014 6:13:29 PM

Thank you, you're sweet too. I'm very happy with my progress, I wish it were faster but progress is progress. I hope you're feeling much better today and thank you for the flowers, girl you always put a smile on my face. I watched your videos today. I can't believe it, 91.5 pounds, that is amazing, you are amazing.
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LOVINSHERRY78
9/5/2014 8:07:16 AM

oh yay..a good nights sleep!! i think i finally got one myself last night as well. funny that it took sleeping on the couch to get it though, lol. i thought i was waking up so much at night b/c of potty time but it seems that it's mr. snores that would always wake me up and then i just happen to have to go potty too...lol. oh goodness..looks like the couch just might be my new sanctuary.
have a blessed day!!



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MELYROD18
9/1/2014 11:51:20 PM

Thank you so much for stopping by my page and leaving so many beautiful comments on my pictures. You are very welcome about me commenting on your blog. I'm usually in a rush and don't read long blogs but there was something about yours that caught me and I read the entire blog. emoticon You seem like such a wonderful person and wow you just make me blush, you're so sweet. Thank you so much for your lovely words and your words of encouragement. You are emoticon ! And always remember to smile emoticon , you have a beautiful smile.
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LOVINSHERRY78
9/1/2014 4:26:30 PM

i totally agree...we def have to be able to do it alone but yes..so glad to have spark friends to keep me motivated. such a great tool and so glad to have found your page :) good luck to you this week!!



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