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I'M GOING DOWN

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

I am leaving 190 ville very soon. It has taken me too long to lose 3lbs. It was set backs and letting so many meaningless mess get in my way. I know I have the victory and I must keep my trust in God Who has already gotten me the victory through Jesus Christ the King of Glory. I have decided that I am ready for sure to meet this goal of 145 lbs. Sometimes we get settled and stop for losing just a little weight and going down some dress sizes. The battle is not over. Health and total Wholeness is near. We can't be defeated. We already have the upper Hand. I can't believe I set myself up to slow down. I take all the blame, but I know I will be gorgeous when I look in the mirror...wait...I am already gorgeous...LOL You heard me! I love myself now, therefore I will love myself even more then. So many people around here influence, encourage, inspire and motivate me. Too many to name, but they all know who they are for I always acknowledge them. It is good to be able to come to a place and get motivated to stay on track. This is truly a blessing. I thank my God for His many blessings. I think I need to take a bath and go to sleep for a couple of hours before I have to be at work. I am on the move to a heathier, fitter and mentally stable me. Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord! I know I need to put up new pics and I will. Just haven't been able to do it. I am anxious to show off this 43 pound weightloss.

  
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MSPROVERBS31 3/27/2008 9:34PM

    PRAISE THE LORD, PRAISE THE LORD, PRAISE THE LORD! PRAISE HIS HOLY NAME!!!
YAY, I'm always so proud of you and yes you are always in my SP prayers. It it truely something when we can rejoice and shout RIGHT NOW!!! Now faith is what you have and doesn't it feel good!!!

I hope your rest and bath before work were relaxing. Take care!
much love,
Rosalyn

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D710DANCE 3/26/2008 11:55AM

    My sister, I am so proud of you. And WHEN you hit your final goal, know that I will be shouting with you over here...in the meanwhile, I can't wait to see your new pictures!!!

Love ya',
Deondra :)

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I AM making Progress!

Thursday, March 06, 2008

I am wearing a size 16/18 pair of zip up button up pants today and that feels great. Sometimes I feel like I am not gong anywhere but then I put on these pants and I feel great. I am in an exercise slump right now because of so many things going on in my life. I want it to get back on track because I have to reach my goal this year. Of course, I will reach my goal. I am so blessed to have gotten down this far. I will not stop. I say again, and again, I will not let food of any kind control my destiny. I love myself enough to do what I need to get up and kick box, belly dance, arobicise, weight train, jazz dance and walk my way to 145 pounds!

PRAISE THE LORD!

  
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DEBORAHKT 3/6/2008 4:58PM

    Hi, you are doing so well in your quest!
I, too, find myself in a slump, but you are right, we are blessed to have come this far, and we will reach our goals!
Thank you!

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LOSE48LBS 3/6/2008 2:37PM

    Your success and continuing determination is an inspiration!!! Congratulations!! Fellow Spark citizen :)

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The Right Motivation

Sunday, February 17, 2008


That's a picture of my great niece. I am a great aunt even before I am a grandmother. Thank the Lord! LOL. She's a right motivation. I want to be around to watch her grow up. I want her to see how fine her great Aunt is even during the 40s. I want her to see that eating healthy is fun and fulfilling. I don't want her to have to be my age trying to get healthy because of a sick body caused by being overweight. This is one of my motivations.

I am not motivated anymore by the scale. It lies. How can I gain 3 pounds overnight? I thought 3500 calories was a pound. Maybe I got it all wrong. The scale is used as a tool. It helps you know where you might be. It can be wrong. It can be right. It is not the right motivation for me. It does not know how much strength training I do. It does not know how much I eat either. So I have to have some other things to motivate me.

When I put on a pair of size 18 jeans without having to lay on the bed to button and zip them up that motivates me and makes me smile and thank God. When I started this journey I wore a size 24. It has been such a long time since I saw a size 18. I can also wear some size 16 s too. I can't wait to get into a size 16 jeans. I am motivated when a 2X is too large for me, or when I can't find a finger to put a new ring that I received because it is too big. I smile and I thank the Lord again. I am changing. My body is responding.

Of course, I have days when the emotions take over and I turn to food. Then I regret what I ate because I feel sick and want to just...well, you know what I mean. I have decided that nothing is worth me jeopardizing my new life and new beginning this year. So many wonderful things have happened for me and I am so excited about all the things that will happen to me. I don't know about you, but I walk with the favor of God surrounding me and He is the best magnet for the best things in life. He knows the plans He has for me and I know that what He has for me is better than anything I might plan for myself.

My great niece will know me as an aunt who loves the Lord and who loves health. I will teach her how to eat healthy and be healthy. I will be able to run and play with her. I will do all of these things because of the right motivation.

Oh, one other motivation that I want to mention. SPARKPEOPLE. Thank God for SparkPeople. My life has not been the same since I have joined and it never will be the same again. I will reach my goal this year. I will maintain it too...for the rest of my long healthy life.

  
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DEBORAHKT 2/25/2008 9:56PM

    Congratulations on your beautiful little great niece!
She will adore you!
Wow, from size 24 to size 18. Awesome, you have motivated me!
Congratulations as well on your trip to fitness!
We all have our weak moments, so don't beat up on yourself too much, but just enough! You will make it!

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DEBBIESTY 2/18/2008 3:10AM

    Congrats on the size 18 jeans! You are right, find success in the sizes! They are more important than the scale. Keep up the good work!

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Distractions

Sunday, January 27, 2008

When you have a goal right in front of you, distractions come to sway you in another direction. No matter what you may be moving towards, that enemy distraction will show it's ugly head. We all want to be successful in this journey that we are on. We want to be loved too. Sometimes we jump at the first attention that comes our way and then boom we have made the biggest mistake of our lives. I admit that I was swayed by a Distraction. I was lied to by this distraction and I am hurt by where my heart went with this distractions. Distraction fed my heart with all that I desired to hear and I planned to grow old with that distraction. I planned. God did not plan it. I had to repent to my Father for making bad choices when He was working in my life for good. He put me on this journey and He wants me to be successful in this journey and in every area of my life. It can be hard to let go of a Distraction, even though it was not good for you. Well, maybe in some ways but not all the ways that it should have been. God does not do anything halfway. Distractions get us on a road that is not filled with His desire for our lives. We snap and realize that this is not right. This is not His Will for my life. What have I done? What am I doing? My focus must be straight on. I have to reach my goals for my life and I can't take any more detours. I want a Crown of Glory for righteousness. I want to weigh 145 pounds. I thought emotional eating was gone, but it has tried to pop it's ugly head up too. But I know I have NOW VICTORY! God is in control. I am focused. I will stay focused. All Distractions must go. This is my year of New Beginnings!

  
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PRAISEGODIMFIT 1/28/2008 9:49AM

    Ciera.
I am glad you are back on track. I am an emotional eater and it is a day by day maintenance. Keep your eyes on God and He will get you through. I have been on this journey for 1 year and 6 months--I still get caught by ED (Eating Demon), which comes from emotional eating. So, don't get discouraged when he rears his head. Learn from it and go on. Keep up the good work.

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QUEEND1969 1/27/2008 9:52PM

    Amen my sister. I know this Christian journey isn'ts easy. BUT GOD! He loves a repentant heart and spirit. Continue to walk in your forgiveness, don't look back. Remember you have a crown waiting for you on the other side. It's called eternal life. Prayed for you. Stay Blessed.

Psalms 1: 1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

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QUEEND1969 1/27/2008 9:50PM

    Amen Sister. It's not easy this Christian journey. But God loves a repentant heart/spirit. You are in my prayers. May you continue to heal, cry if you have to, and know that Jesus loves you always.

Now let's continue on, and make HIM proud. Hugs to you

Psalms 1: 1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

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Supernatural Trainer

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

I thank M3 for reminding me to blog.

I have not blogged since October and I should be ashamed of myself. God has forgiven me. He is my trainer and as you can see, His way works. I prayed a couple of months after I joined SP and gave my appetite and all those bad food habits that I had to Father. And that's Who He is to me. That's when success begin to happen for me. First, I had to have patience because I knew this weight would not come off overnight. Although I wanted it to. Don't we all?

Before the end of 2007 I had lost 33 pounds. That was a miracle from Father. My appetite is in control. Of course, I am tempted to eat foods I should not and sometimes I give in, but I don't do this as a practice. Sometimes you can treat yourself, but you should make sure you are in control and will not go overboard. Another thing I learned was to take control of food and not allow it to control me. Bad things happen in our lives, but food does not change those bad things. When I look to food for comfort, that is like telling Jesus that He can't give me the comfort I need. There is no Peace and Comfort like the One Who is Peace and Comfort...Jesus. I could not have made it this far without Him in my life. I speak with Him all the day long and share the victories that He has allowed me. I smile as I type because I am happy with God as my Trainer.

He has given me strength to finish a kickboxing workout, when I wanted to stop. He has guided me up 3 flights of stairs when I wanted to stay in the car instead. He has put the willpower in me to continue on this journey so that I can meet my goals. I have so much I need to give to this world and I want it to give the best me I can be. God is faithful and He promised me that He would never leave me nor forsake me. He is true to His Word.

I love to workout. It invigorates me. Gives me the desire to go on and do even more. Kickboxing has been one of the hardest workouts I have ever done, but it is worth it. According to Spark's Fitness Tracker a 30 min KB workout burns 450 calories. I think the more you weigh the more calories you burn. So I desire to burn the most calories at one workout. Strength training has also played an important role in my current success. I plan to expand on it during 2008 because I have alot of places that need toning up.

This is just a start of what I have to say. I also credit this site that is covered by God's Favor, for helping me to decide that I don't have to stay overweight if I did not want to. I do not want to. I can just taste that size 10 jeans. LOL For the longest I wanted to wear a size 10. 2008 will be that year. This journey is so fulfilling when you see results. Anyone who makes up their mind to take off the weight and stand firm, they can and will do it. It's according to your pace. This is not a race. Everyone is different.

Do like I do, don't give up. Keep working out and eat within your range. Success is right at arm's length. This is the best site filled with caring people who really desire to help each other succeed. That's awesome. Just like my Father. Praise the Lord for His Goodness to the children of men!

Deborah

  
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VEENS1 1/30/2008 2:36PM

    Thanks for this message. My trainer is Jesus. I wondered if anyone else had Him as a trainer. You are the first one that has testified. God bless you and may your journey and walk with Him be blessed.

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PRAISEGODIMFIT 1/9/2008 4:23PM

    I was bought here through M3s page. Your testimony is awesome. I will always remember that God is my trainer. I don't need to look any further. Thank you so much for sharing your journey. I has truly strengthened me. God is all over you and this blog. May He continue to bless you.

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M3NOMOFAT 1/9/2008 3:01PM

    Wow! I wanted you to blog for your benefit and to keep you in touch with yourself. I had no idea what a powerful witness your words would be to me! Thanks for your transparency. I am going to print this and keep it at hand to encourage me. I hope everyone on this site can see this. It is that powerful...
Bless you beautiful Queen,
m3

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