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LOOKING BACK FROM WHERE I STARTED...

Monday, June 20, 2011


September 2007

In July this will be my 4th year. I just knew I would have met my goals before now but things happened. I was going strong in the summer of 10 until I stepped into a massive drainage ditch. That sidelined me from all cardio for months. But I am back on my role and changes are happening in my body and I am determined to meet my goal this year on the weight loss. I’m proud of my fitness triumph. Let me give you a short background.

I moved to Texas in 2007 after my mother passed in December 06. When I first got here I used canes, wheel chairs and shopped by riding in carts in the stores. I used a handicapped parking plaque to get a close parking space and avoided stairs of any size. I’ve had 2 back surgeries because of ruptured disk (ruptured in same place the 2nd time). I’ve had jobs where I lifted heavy boxes(tenant folders inside), I’ve moved furniture and the such simply because I thought that because I was this heavy I should be able to do it without incident.

I found out about SparkPeople.com from Women’s World magazine. I still have that life changing article. I also believed God led me to that article because I wanted true change. I had lost weight before…just a little then gained it all back. I always knew that proper nutrition habits mixed with exercise brought about the best weight loss. I also realized that this would be a lifetime change that I was willing to do.

Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Neuropathy, Carpal Tunnel, Vision problems all were affecting my quality of life. I’ve taken so many types of medicine. At this point I’m only on a couple. But I wanted this change and my body started responding. I became more settled in my new routines. I did hit some road bumps because of personal issues and emotional eating and gained some weight back but had lost it all again last summer.

(I no longer need to use canes, wheel chairs or those carts any more. I can walk 4 miles and even jog. I dance everyday, rebound, strength train and multitudes of other exercise. I know what I have to do to get something different my history.)

Now I’ve gotten back on track and working daily to perfect this journey. It will not be perfect but I will strive to come very close. I’m mindful thinking…most of the time… and stepping up efforts to be an example for the rest of my family.

I love me! That’s the greatest leap I have made. In my adult life my highest weight was 252 lbs. I never gained more than 5-10 pounds while pregnant with my son or daughter. That wasn’t a problem. Started gaining weight in 4th grade. Then I thought I was “destined” to be overweight. But that was a lie and I know that I am worth all that God Created me to be and I will do All that I can to be that healthy woman He created me to be.

Every day is not 100% but I will continually stretch forward toward that High Calling of my Father. I can do all things through Christ Who Gives me Strength. I’ve come this far by Faith and the Blessing of SparkPeople.Com. My Blessing from God! 35+ or – to go!

Blessings to You All for Your Motivation!
Deb

Holla@Jesus!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SHERRYJVP 7/1/2011 2:08PM

    Wow..I didn't know you had had such health problems. you have come so far..and I KNOW you will succeed and continue to be one of the best motivaters on this site. With your best friend (Jesus), you can never not succeed.

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WILDFLOWERR_ 6/20/2011 9:50PM

    emoticonBlog Spark~Sista' you are amazing! Keep on Keepin' On! emoticon
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NEWMECT 6/20/2011 8:40PM

    emoticon Thank you for the encouragement!!!

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-KATHERINE- 6/20/2011 7:31PM

    emoticon Very encouraging blog! You are right to keep doing what you can and pressing forward and loving yourself! Life is full of twists and turns, you have overcome alot and are inspiring to me! emoticon emoticon

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ONLY1EMPRESS 6/20/2011 7:04PM

    You are AWESOME! Keep up the good work! emoticon

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HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

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FATHERS…
Fathers are so Amazing
Especially if they are Raising
Their children Alone
Because the mother is gone…
…in some way.
Father’s are more than BBQ Kings
The taste of their Hot Wings
More than the songs they Sing
More than the Gifts they Bring…
…in so many ways.
He’s Protector
A debt Collector
The car Mechanic
The one that says don’t Panic…
…in such a soothing way.
Fathers are full of Love
Blessings from Above
There when you Cry
And won’t even ask Why
They are Anointed from on High…
…they are loved Always!
By: Deb 6/18/11

  
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VISUALLYRICS 6/19/2011 8:27AM

    So thankful for the many fathers in my life!! and esp Abba!

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PENNEYV 6/18/2011 6:12PM

    Thank you for the wonderful Father's Day reminder! emoticon

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CELEBRATE EVERY TRIUMPH!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

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I was thinking the other day about Jesus and in his own town The Bible states that He could not do too many great works because of unbelief but Healed a few sick folks. BUT HE STILL HEALED SOME OF THEM. It was still a Blessing and that did not stop Him.

In all areas of our lives we might want to get frustrated because the outcome is not the way we would like it to be.

Weight loss is only a pound.
You only could walk 20 mins one day.
You only could do 8 reps of pullovers.

But anything you do towards your goals in every area are great feats. There is nothing too hard for you to do when you have faith in God and what He can do through you.

Never give up on yourself. Celebrate small victories just like the big ones. The small victories are the ones that lead you to the bigger Triumphs.

Many days I could just fold up and give up but I am on a mission and I expect the Successful outcome in every area and for each goal I have. I'm never giving up! emoticon

As I continue on this journey of staying fit and healthy I will cheer those who have met their goals on with great joy because truly they show me that it can be done.

I CELEBRATE YOU TODAY! HAPPY SATURDAY AND ENJOY THE REST OF YOUR WEEKEND!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Many Blessings to You All!
Deb
Holla@Jesus!
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IAMCHANGE 6/15/2011 1:41PM

    I too agree with you and everyone. I agree with you. Let's celebrate! Anytime of the hour is a great day you celebrate.

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BABY_GIRL69 6/13/2011 5:05PM

    I try to celebrate & smile as often as I possibly can. Some believe that you should wear your brokenness on your sleeve but I find that I will share if I am going through but I try to keep it upbeat lest I fall into the trap of staying in a eternal pity party.lol God bless & thank you for sharing! Dee

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LUNADRAGON 6/12/2011 9:36PM

    I so agree with you, little steps are to be celebrated. The little things add up, and can mean great losses. It is what gives us hope, knowing that five minutes here and there add up to hours, days, weeks, months, and years!!!
Well said.
Deborah

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VISUALLYRICS 6/11/2011 8:56PM

    I Celebrate emoticonwith YOU!! Christ Jesus is worthy of a party any time!!
He never has given up on me....so I couldn't even think of giving up - Nope! Not I!

love ya!!! emoticon ~ Laura

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RAINSTORM17 6/11/2011 7:47PM

    I agree with you. Let's celebrate! emoticon emoticon

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JUNE IS ON!

Sunday, June 05, 2011

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HAPPY SUNDAY AND HAPPY JUNE!

Determined is my word for JUNE. I will get some more results. Today I put on this skirt that was a little tight a while back so I didn't even try to put it on. So I have it on and I feel so slim. emoticon

I know we all like to see that scale move but I rather be able to fit my clothes and notice the inches leaving by how many times I have to put belts on with pants now. (I hate belts) emoticon

Been eating much better and staying within my calories. That is such a great thing for me. Well...snacking at night was a problem because I'm up working so sometimes I get the snack bug. But God...He is always helping me out...Always! emoticon emoticon emoticon

So if you think you didn't have a successful month of May, measure yourself or try on some tight clothes and see how they fit and your new numbers. Working out and eating well sleeping and drinking water are very important and births Happy results! emoticon

We are in the 6th Month and if you have not turned up the pace...Just Do It! For those of us who have 2011 Goals WE CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO GIVES US STRENGTH! emoticon

Many Blessings to You All!
Have a Wonderful Week!
Deb
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Holla@Jesus!

  
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CARYNRICKY525 6/8/2011 10:06AM

    Deb you just put a smile on my face. I am so proud of you. Like I told you keep doing what you are doing because you are my inspiration!!

Yeah...I think you need a new wardrobe!

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SHERRYJVP 6/6/2011 10:09AM

    Sounds like you need to plan a shopping trip! How cool is that. save a few dollars and reward yourself with a new wardrobe this fall..as all your clothes will be TOO BIG for you. What a shame. LOL

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PAULWARD1 6/6/2011 9:28AM

    You go girl!(in my Martin voice)

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-KATHERINE- 6/5/2011 9:17PM

    emoticon emoticonHow fun you put your skirt on and it fits, that is so awesome! You are sparky today and I am going to spark with you and take my June up a notch too! emoticon

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QUEENCREOLE 6/5/2011 8:34PM

    emoticon June is the month. I can FEEL it!

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SOMETHING FUNNY...

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

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MIDDLE AGE TEXTING CODES:

ATD -at the doctor. BFF -best friend fell. BTW -bring the wheelchair. BYOT -bring

your own teeth. FWIW -forgot where I was. GGPBL -gotta go, pacemaker battery

low. GHA -got heartburn again. IMHO -is my hearing aid on? LMDO -laughing my

dentures out. OMMR -on my massage recliner.

ROFLACGU -rolling on floor laughing and can't get up. TTYL -talk to you louder!


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Blessings to You All. We deserve to Smile and Be Happy Inside. Laugh Daily...You will save a lot of money on Medicine.
Deb
Holla@Jesus
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CARYNRICKY525 5/28/2011 11:27PM

    Too cute! I will be using this.

Thanks for sharing.
Caryn

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BABY_GIRL69 5/26/2011 5:20PM

    Girl, I have to ask my son what does NM mean? Never Mind. . . .Whatever. lol

God bless & thanks for sharing laughter with us today!

Dee

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-KATHERINE- 5/26/2011 3:09PM

    Hilarious emoticon

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NAPPILICIOUS 5/25/2011 10:47PM

    Too funny

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SHERRYJVP 5/25/2011 8:32PM

    I am going to have to borrow this. so funny.

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QUEENCREOLE 5/25/2011 7:33PM

    I laughed out loud! Thanx

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