In my second year with Spark and my journey to a healthier and fitter me. I pronounce that I will get to my goal weight in November and then will start on my management program. This is really a lifetime journey for me because I want to keep all the weight I lose off. There have been some bumps in the road but I continue on. I get up and keep on going because I can see what awaits me over the horizon. I am so blessed to be on a site like Spark where people are celebrated. That's the blessing from above. Thank you to all of my friends and admirers alike. I appreciate each and every one of you. I am inspired by many and will continue to cheer each and everyone of you on your journey to health and fitness. May God bless each member of this site and may you reach your dreams no matter what they may be.
Glory to God!!!
I am so proud that God brought me into the world to be alive for such a time as this. I am also proud to be an American. I love this country and have no wish to live in any other. May want to visit one some day but America is where I stay. We have so many benefits that we should stop and think about and just thank God for choosing us to live here. I think we are one of the most blessed nations in the world. I want to be a great example of an American. I am also proud to be born in the black race and that I am a woman. I am totally blessed. Proud to be able to worship how and where I want and to believe in Jesus Who is the Lord of my life. I don't have to hide in basements to fellowship with others of like faith. God is rich in His Blessings toward all. He has done me a great service by leading me to SparkPeople. My life has turned around and I am moving forward toward the fitter and healthier me. 2009 is an awesome year to be alive. God bless America. God bless everyone who lives here. May Peace, Love, Joy and Happiness be yours during this blessed Independence Day. Remember why we celebrate this day and don't forget all those who fought for us to continue to walk in the freedoms that we have. We must not be too spoiled and not remember to thank God for living in America.
Deb is Proud to be an American and I am not ashamed to proclaim it!!!
Love to All!!!
June is here and we are almost halfway through this year!!! I am still here going strong and losing. I am losing slow in my book. Of course, my doctor thinks my pace is just fine. I really believe that I am losing more inches than pounds because of the way my clothes are fitting. I thank God for my diligence. Only He has brought me this far. I am going farther and I will not quit!!! I will not give up!!! I will not fall out!!! This is a lifestyle change and I will keep it going strong even after I reach my goal weight.
I look in the mirror sometimes and wonder...is that really me? A little "fear" gets in my belly but then I get excited because of the end results that I look forward to seeing. June is another month for me to go strong in exercise, food choices and staying healthy and fit. I need to drink more water and that is a goal that I am trying to achieve. It seems so hard for me because the water in the house goes quick and I do not drink faucet water. So nasty here!
I pray you all are reaching for the best you that your efforts cam achieve. God is with you and He is happy to help along this journey of a lifetime. It feels great to do something for yourself and see results. Results is what you are looking for no matter how big or small.
Well Spark, I just wanted to check in and let you know how I am doing. I am blessed and highly favored by God. He is great and greatly to be praised!!! Stay strong and keep going forward. Don't forget the end results is up to you. You can do it!!!
I just wanted to say that I see light at the end of the tunnel. Sometimes I feel like my life is mainly about losing this weight. Then I remember that it is bigger than that. The weight is just a minor part of the whole vision. I see the Light. He leads me and guides me. I will get to my goal weight, but I will not drop off the universe. Yes, a lot of people are here to lose the weight and go about there merry way. Then I think...it's more than that? There is light at the end of this tunnel!!!
Shouldn't we stick around to share that word of encouragement. God has been so good to us and has helped us on this path of new lifestyles and we are to share this great victory. This is only one part of the victory. One part of our life work. If we just complete our task then go on our merry way don't we leave others behind? Do you think we were here for just ourselves? Just for the moment. Oh, yes, it seems like an eternity but it was so fast that you could have blinked and not experienced all that you were here to experience. I pray you understand what I am talking about. We are always to look out for our fellow human being. It's not always about us. It's about others...first...before self. Can I help you in any way? Let me know. I am a motivator, but do I still motivate? Tough questions for someone's tough time. It's all good. You were made by God and He said you were good. Despise not what God calls Good. We are His workmanship created in Christ Jesus.
Keep your eyes on that Light and don't forget the other person who has not even gotten in that tunnel. They are waiting for your helping hand, word, goodie or blog.
I have lost 50 lbs. I am so happy. But I am more happy that I am a runner!!! Sunday I started my workout walking my community and ended up running the rest of the way. I am so happy!!! Nobody but God gave me the strength to run. I am so blessed. Spark friends, you can do anything. I am never going to stop running toward that finish line. You can do anything you set your heart to do. You have to persevere and never give up no matter what it looks like. I am a witness and a believer in the impossible. I am so close to my goal weight that I can just taste it.
Though the road may seem tough and the goal line may be cloudy, the finish will happen in your life. No matter what type of goal you desire, go after it with all your heart. My heart is to be a better runner. That started Sunday when I pushed myself. I did pace myself and started slow, but I actually did it. Thank you Spark friends for always staying in my corner.
Have a great week in this world of possibilities!!!