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HAPPY 4TH ANNIVERSARY TO ME!

Thursday, July 07, 2011


Hello Everyone! Happy Thursday!!!

I don't know why but I always think the day I started was the 7th instead of the 6th so I'm a day late. But it actually started when I decided I wanted change that will last. emoticon

July 6, 2007 Is when I started this journey. It took me about a month to get real serious and maybe that long to start participating with other Sparkers. I will never in my life regret coming here. emoticon

I've went through my beginning in a previous blog so I will not repeat myself. I just want to Highlight that every time I walk...I AM SO THANKFUL! Losing wasn't new to me but losing and KEEPING it off was. emoticon

Of course I am working towards this 30 lb goal. A far cry from the 88lbs I wanted to lose when I started. I know I'll do it and I am doing it. I appreciate every one of you who help to keep me grounded and accountable. I am grateful that God has put you all in my life. emoticon

4 Years! Yes I've gained some and lost it back but my focus is on point and I am in this to win it for a LIFETIME. I thank God for the confidence I have. I used to be so ashamed of being overweight. Mainly because I was teased and bullied when I was growing up. I felt worthless. But I know I am Worth More than anything on this earth. I was worth Jesus Blood! emoticon

So I'm going forward...starting another year and excited about further changes in my body. I'm a far cry from the 233lbs size 24 when I started. I'm 178-183 but I don't trust the scale. Wearing 14's and 16's. I'm excited. I am smaller than when I graduated high school for sure. emoticon

I appreciate Spark People and will forever tell people where they can come and get the best information and support and tools for a successful Lifestyle change ever. All Free of Charge. Thank You Father for that! emoticon

I'm Celebrating this entire month and pray that your journey is as exciting as mines has been. Have met some of the greatest people here and I do appreciate you all. You are my motivation. I can't say this enough. It's TRUE. That's why I say it. You are so Special and You are here because you want to Change what you've been doing that wasn't working. Here, We Are So Very Blessed! Thanks SparkGuy! emoticon

More changes in me to come. I am making progress in every area. Have written over 90000words on my Young Adult novel...you know I'm long winded...ready to edit it by the end of this month hopefully then a rewrite that I want completed by December31,2011. And I have many other goals that I'm working towards. emoticon

emoticonI'm still Going Strong and Getting Stronger Daily!
Many Blessings to All of You. My main Encouragement: If you don't know Jesus as Lord of Your LIfe then Ask Him to come into your heart and lead you in His Path for You. Without Jesus I can do nothing. Without Them in my life I would not have found SparkPeople. He's Sweeter than the Day Before. HE LOVES YOU SO!
HOLLA@JESUS!!
DEB

  
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BABY_GIRL69 7/10/2011 1:40PM

    Happy Anniversary Sweets!! This is something worth celebrating! So I raise my glass of orange juice to you! God bless & enjoy everyday! Dee

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SKUNKY4 7/9/2011 9:02AM

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Happy emoticon! Looking forward to hearing more great things about your journey!

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VISUALLYRICS 7/8/2011 11:49AM

    Happy Anniversary!!! emoticon
I am with you on this journey... emoticonso glad to have you along for the ride!
You are doing Great!! ...I just blogged about mindful eating.....an area I need to improve in...for sure.

Be Blessed!! ~ Laura

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WILDFLOWERR_ 7/7/2011 6:22PM

    emoticonHAPPY emoticon!!! emoticon

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TUBLADY 7/7/2011 6:00PM

    Congratulations. You have came a long way. You have determination and faith in God to make the journey with you.
May you continue to experience success.
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I CAN! I WILL! I DO! I HAVE! I AM!

Saturday, June 25, 2011



Thank God for Changes! The scales is creeping down and the inches are coming off and my routine is becoming Healthy Habits. I'm very thankful to all of you who TRULY keep me motivated to succeed. I am Pressing Toward Every Dream and Success My Heart Desires with God I can Do It With You I am doing it!!! emoticon

We know changes are happening in our bodies but it's always great to SEE them. I stress...don't just depend on the scale. Look at your face, waist, neck, chin, even your feet. How do you feel? How farther can you walk? How faster? emoticon

Let's stop dwelling primarily on a number. It's more to this Journey than a number. I'm so happy. I feel great! I know I'm making progress so that means I can Make it Happen!
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I encourage you ALL to keep up the wonderful jobs you are doing. No matter how small it's PROGRESS! You should be clicking on that every day on the Huddle Wall. We ARE making Progress each day. In some way we are growing and getting stronger. emoticon

We are doing it TOGETHER! Say it after Me: I can! I will! I do! I have! I AM!!!(HE'S IN THIS PLAN!)
Many Blessings & Happy Saturday!
Deb
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Holla@Jesus!!

  
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BABY_GIRL69 6/30/2011 11:58PM

    This is so true. We have to focus more on how we feel & if we see results through inches lost & lumps turning to curves. lol

God bless & thank you for sharing this blog!

Dee

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-KATHERINE- 6/27/2011 10:09PM

    You are so inspiring, and motivating to me! You look amazing!



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LUNADRAGON 6/27/2011 6:36PM

    You look great! Yes, healthy living does wonders!

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SHERRYJVP 6/27/2011 2:25PM

    Just what I needed to hear..am just back from a very high calorie vacation and need to get back on track...back to my REAL lifstyle.

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PENNEYV 6/26/2011 7:22AM

    What encouragement! So well put! God's plan is for us to prosper and that doesn't mean to be fat, but fit! emoticon

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MSPROVERBS31 6/25/2011 8:46PM

    feels good to come back reading this. You are one blessed ball of motivation, praise God!!!

"I can! I will! I do! I have! I AM!!!(HE'S IN THIS PLAN!)"
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GODSCHILD2_2011 6/25/2011 8:04PM

    Deb, I just love your words of encouragement it is truly a blessing to so many. Congrats on your journey and much success as you continue on the healthier lifestyle journey. Keep spreading the spark. emoticon Have a wonderful weekend as well!

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VISUALLYRICS 6/25/2011 6:13PM

    you are right, girlfriend!! It's NOT about numbers at all...it's about Living and enjoying the life God has given us!

I'm with ya!!! emoticon

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ALESHABEE 6/25/2011 5:59PM

    Yes we are congrats on your progress!!

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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!

  
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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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