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Maintaining. . .One Day at a Time.

"We SPARK to know we're not Alone."

....::::not alone, that is, in our JOURNEY to living healthy lifestyles. My journey is all about - the Spark of Jesus.
He motivates me to be Fit, to eat Wisely and to Enjoy this Lifestyle!! I feel so "Alive"!! ....and whole. Maintaining relationships with other Sparkers has been such a source a encouragement for me...::::to journey in the company of others is empowering.

What a ...:::GIFT:::.... it is just to "move"! ...
"We SPARK to know we're not Alone."

....::::not alone, that is, in our JOURNEY to living healthy lifestyles. My journey is all about - the Spark of Jesus.
He motivates me to be Fit, to eat Wisely and to Enjoy this Lifestyle!! I feel so "Alive"!! ....and whole. Maintaining relationships with other Sparkers has been such a source a encouragement for me...::::to journey in the company of others is empowering.

What a ...:::GIFT:::.... it is just to "move"! What a Fantastic Lifestyle I've discovered through Spark People!! ...::::Thank you SP!

My name is Laura....and I CrAvE this Lifestyle of Health & Fitness! ...but it hasn't always been this way....70 # ago. However, I have maintained my loss for ONE YEAR now!

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GOAL: August 22, 2008: begin weight loss journey...lose 60# slowly...take it 1 day at a time....

GOAL MET: November 2009 - lost 60#, and 51 inches down!

GOAL: Maintain 60# loss, and increase strength endurance, lose inches too...

GOAL MET: November 2010 - I have maintained my 60# loss, an additional 12 inches GONE!! & I'm CRAVING Strength training and cardio!!!, ...this healthy lifestyle is MY LIFESTYLE now!!

GOAL: June 2012 - Due to a motorist accident, I gained 8# and lost time during the recovery period....I need to regain strength, endurance and ideal weight....once again!

GOAL MET: October 2012 Made my goal!! ...and even better than before! ...and now 3# away from my FINAL GOAL!

GOAL MET: November 2012 I reached my Final Goal!! ..::::65# gone Forever! Now to maintain:::...my range weight is 140-145....gives me a 22 BMI.

GOAL MET: June 2013 I reached another goal...::my body fat is now 21%!

SETBACK: February 2014 I developed plantar fasciitis, and had to STOP all fitness for a few months....being sedentary was a sort of prison for me. Then we moved (HUGE life change for my family of 6)...time flew through house remodeling and needing to stay off of my foot - hence 23# gained thru it all.

GOAL: Currently as of June 2015...I'm taking one day at a time and claiming my health...once again. Weight loss through staying on track and implementing those healthy lifestyle habits. With sport orthotics, I am able to RUN again!! Yippeeee!

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The following are quotes special to me:

"Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting, ''Wow... What a ride!'' ''

And an even BETTER version!

I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails.
I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp.
I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children.
I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden.
I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder.
I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived.
― Marjorie Pay Hinckley

"The Will of God will never lead you where the Grace of God cannot keep you."

"God doesn't Call the Qualified, He Qualifies the Called!!!"

Let the words of my mouth & the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Thy sight, O Lord, my Strength & my Redeemer. ~ Ps 19:14

Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil - It has no point!

"Success is not a destination, it's a journey."

If you never fail, you're not trying hard enough.

"Successful people have an abundance mentality."

"Integrity is never being ashamed of our reflections. "

Attitudes are contagious. Is yours worth catching?

"A good laugh is sunshine in a house"

"Character gets you out of bed; commitment moves you to action. Faith, hope & discipline enable you to follow through to completion."

"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond to it."

Fear is leaving my body as I push myself to do what I know I was meant to do!

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Member Since: 7/2/2009

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My Goals:
...::BUILD a lean & toned body, maintain healthy eating habits...... for a lifetime!

...::maintain 21% body fat.

...::Unashamedly aDdIcTeD 2 Fitness!

My Program:
...::major on the fellowship; minor on the food.

...::Circuit Training/2X/wk ..::& RUN 3X/wk.

...::daily Prayer is Power & staying in His Word is Life!

Personal Information:
...::I live in central Texas, am married to my best friend, and mother of 4 beautiful blessings whom I home school...


...::and I LOVE Praise Music!! ...RED, Toby Mac, Skillet, Sanctus Real, MW Smith, Superchick, Fireflight & so many others!!


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7/7/2015 8:25:25 AM

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BILLB000
7/4/2015 11:22:48 PM

Thanks for the nice words of encouragement Laura. One pound is not dramatic, but i will take it. Today was a lovely day in our part of Michigan. My bike ride turned out to be about twice a long as planned. Here is to a healthy and positive week for all of the Firecrackers.
Bill



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IAMLIVINGWELL
7/4/2015 4:37:20 PM

Thank you for the encouragement and support. Have a wonderful holiday weekend. emoticon emoticon emoticon



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6/28/2015 5:23:23 PM

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Best wishes for a strong first week full of water, good food and exercise. You can do it!




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CRISTYRAY
6/27/2015 9:24:15 PM

Thank you for extending a hand of friendship and encouragement. It means alot to me.



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