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Thursday, July 21, 2011

How are you doing? emoticon

I'm having a emoticonweek so far and enjoying every day. I'm Growing in all

areas of my life and that excites me. I'm seeing my end before it happens and I'm

racing towards the future with open arms. I owe it to all of my friends who inspire

encouragement each day. Thanks for all the goodies to each and every one of you.

I do read the notes. Sometimes I may not get back to you but when I'm using my

phone to spark it take a while. emoticon But I thank you all. I love all the

encouraging post on my page and blogs. Just knowing you are reading my feed and

are a part of my journey is so very humbling. I love and appreciate you all! emoticon

I am seeing changes in my body and it's so exciting. Losing a few pounds and that is

motivation in itself. Clothes! Fitting looser and you know when you hold your

stomach in sometimes when you are wearing certain things and when I walked

on Wednesday to the Post Office I had on this bigger khaki jean skirt but it's

wayyyy bigger now! emoticon So when I pulled my stomach in I heard in my out you don't want it to fall down! emoticon That was funny.

God has a Great sense of Humor! emoticon

So keep on this Road of Victory. All victories are GREAT Victories!

I'm Praying With You for Your GREAT SUCCESS! emoticon

Have a Marvelous Evening and Remember to Go for The GOLD! emoticon

Blessings to All!

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VISUALLYRICS 7/23/2011 11:28AM

    I'm sparking right with you, girlfriend!!

have an abundant week in the Lord....cup overflowing!!!

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BABY_GIRL69 7/23/2011 11:00AM

    Praise God for His mercies & blessings! I am so happy for you & your success! God bless & enjoy everyday! Dee

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GODZDESIGN95 7/23/2011 9:09AM

    Holla@Jesus! emoticon

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Monday, July 11, 2011

"Inspiring people are vitamins for our spirits. They come in all kinds of disguises and descriptions. If you open your heart to being inspired, they will appear.Ē

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Don't ever forget that. We all have our own pace. Forget about the pace of others. What can you do and in your Strength that God gives you? We sometimes fall to the wayside because we are focused too much on the pace of others and everything that they are accomplishing that you somehow feel short of. Don't think like that!

We are ALL Winners right now. See the End before you start. That's with Anything. That's How God CREATED EVERYTHING. He saw His Finished Product at the Beginning.

We are well able to get to each goal in our lives. Have Faith in God. Have Faith in Yourself.

Your Pace is the Right Pace for YOU! emoticon

Let's Make July Hotter than the Temps in Texas! emoticon Triple Digits!

Thanks for all the comments on my last blog! Thanks for all the comments on this blog. Thanks for always motivating me to stay on my way Forward! I Love You!
Blessings and have a GREAT WEEK!

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VISUALLYRICS 7/15/2011 11:32AM

    You are certainly a shot of energy for me, sister!! I guess that would make you Vitamin C!!! emoticon emoticon

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-KATHERINE- 7/11/2011 10:45PM

    Great blog! You are such a motivator. emoticon

Love the part where you said God saw the finished product at the beginning, that is awesome!

Love your spark emoticon

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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 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!

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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 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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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!

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!

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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!


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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 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'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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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. Iím 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. Iíve had 2 back surgeries because of ruptured disk (ruptured in same place the 2nd time). Iíve had jobs where I lifted heavy boxes(tenant folders inside), Iíve 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 from Womenís 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 beforeÖjust 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. Iíve taken so many types of medicine. At this point Iím 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 Iíve gotten back on track and working daily to perfect this journey. It will not be perfect but I will strive to come very close. Iím mindful thinkingÖmost of the timeÖ and stepping up efforts to be an example for the rest of my family.

I love me! Thatís 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 wasnít a problem. Started gaining weight in 4th grade. Then I thought I was ďdestinedĒ 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. Iíve come this far by Faith and the Blessing of SparkPeople.Com. My Blessing from God! 35+ or Ė to go!

Blessings to You All for Your Motivation!


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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
emoticonAND Blessings,


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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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