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I'm so grateful for SparkPeople! I started (again) at 280 in April, 2013, determined to lose at least 100 pounds. I've lost 30+ so far, from my highest weight in January, 2013, of 288. Now I am headed to losing 100 more.

I'm losing 'from the inside out" -- getting healthy in body, mind, and spirit, with the love and encouragement from so many Sparkfriends in this wonderful community. This, I know, is what I need for long term stable weight loss.

If I can you ...
I'm so grateful for SparkPeople! I started (again) at 280 in April, 2013, determined to lose at least 100 pounds. I've lost 30+ so far, from my highest weight in January, 2013, of 288. Now I am headed to losing 100 more.

I'm losing 'from the inside out" -- getting healthy in body, mind, and spirit, with the love and encouragement from so many Sparkfriends in this wonderful community. This, I know, is what I need for long term stable weight loss.

If I can you do it -- so can you. I've been though major life changes here, and I keep learning to love myself, treat myself well, and thus eat better and move my body.
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Member Since: 10/23/2009

SparkPoints: 26,880

Fitness Minutes: 8,160

My Goals:
Daily:
Drink 10 glasses of water.
Morning Prayer
Yoga Basics
Enjoy Eating

Weekly
Class/strength training 3x week
Yoga Practice
Daily walking/activity at least 10 minutes.

What I would like: to weigh 230 or less by Thanksgiving.

Grand Goal: Weigh 150 and be active, healthy, and and to live well in my body.




My Program:
My Rule of Life is my foundation - Mass, praying the Office, Service, Prayer.
Sparkcoach is great and gives me the structure the structure I need.

I am Whole Foods Plant Based since April 2014 and LOVING THIS.

I am beginning to get fit now in July 2014. This is a decision to live in my body. I am also doing some 1:1 yoga, which is great.

Personal Information:
I'm from northwest Illinois and have two adult sons. Chris and Jack, pictured top left, share my home. Working full time, in a job that allows me to be flexible and creative.

Other Information:
My new priority is to take care of myself like I have not yet done in my life.


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TRANSFORM-ABBY
11/23/2014 2:51:20 PM

I give thanks to God, the Father, for you as I pray for you today. May you know by experience God’s grace, spiritual favor and BLESSing today and every day, having heart peace from God the Eternal Father – that peaceful state of trust in Him to which He calls us; that soul harmony with Him that umpires life choices, heart desires, and questions of the mind. May He settle us with faith to trust Him. Have a BLESSed Thanksgiving, rested in Father. Loving you in Christ, Darlene.



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11/20/2014 1:48:17 PM

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T is for the trust the pilgrims had so many years ago
H is for the harvest the settlers learned to grow
A is for America, the land in which we live
N is for nature and beauty which she gives
K is for kindness, gentle words, thoughtful deeds
S is for smiles, the sunshine everyone needs
G is for gratitude... our blessings big and small
I is for ideas, letting wisdom grow tall
V is for voices, singing, laughing, always caring
I is for Indians, who taught them about sharing
N is for neighbors, across the street, over the sea
G is for giving of myself to make a better me
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Thanks for the blessings, encouragement and support you bring to me here on my health and fitness journey!



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11/15/2014 11:08:32 PM

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11/6/2014 5:40:35 PM

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Everything you need to be successful on your weight loss journey is inside of you......so dig deep, if necessary, and push forward to meet your goal. Whether your goal is for the next hour, day, week or month you can meet it if you stay focused, positive and determined.
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YOU ARE WORTHY!!!

And you are beautiful
inside and out!!!



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TRANSFORM-ABBY
11/5/2014 11:58:14 AM

Worry over the future breeds anxiety. Fretting over the past breeds depression. Both can stop our good movement forward and put us in front of the TV with a bad movie and too much of the stuff we don’t need to put into our bodies. That horrid cycle, of course, breeds regret and dread that brings us to more of the same. I believe that is called “insanity”.

Instead work to stay in the present taking the next step needed for living to the full the “now” that is before you, having learned better ways from past experience and pushing forward with hope that right action now will produce a better tomorrow. This is living life with power that produces a good outcome and protects our journey from wasting away.

Plan for the future, yes; but let the first plan be to live your best you in the now you have to possess.




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