Hello Spark People!! I know you all are busy running forward in your journey to get rid of those pounds that you do not want around and I thank the Lord for His helping you achieve every goal.
Last Friday I heard from an old friend and he came over to see my son and myself. I had to go out to my parking area to show him where I was at. After he was in the house we caught up a little and then I cooked breakfast for the guys. We had a little conversation about how I was loosing weight. I told him that he had not been around to cook so the weight I gained from eating his food I lost and then some. He did not recognize me when I was out in the parking area and he drove by me. He asked himself, "Who is that skinny woman?" Well, you know this made a sista's day!
That's the best compliment to hear from anyone, especially a male. I am not that skinny yet but if it looks that way, Praise the Lord!!! I am so proud of the leaps I have made during this journey. I have been determined to turn up the fire because I know that it is in me to do just that. All of us have that power to get where we want to go. People are successes because that is what they choose to be. We should not let anything hold us back from reaching any goals. Not race, gender, religious beliefs, or economic environment. There is nothing impossible to them who believe. Take the first step and the next steps will be easier. I did just that and I am proud of where I am today. I started at a size 24 and some 26 but now I can put on a pair of size 15 jeans without laying on the bed to zip them up. That's a blessing and I only had 1 pair of jeans when I was a 24. If I can do it anyone can do it.
I still have some more pounds to lose but I will lose them and they won't be found by me again. Be encourage everyone and HAPPING LOSING!!!
HOLLA AT JESUS
I just want to give honor to God for my miracle daughter. 22 years ago the Lord blessed me with my first live birth...a true miracle. I was an uncontrolled diabetic and things were not going well for me or my baby. I was not gaining weight and neither was my baby. After my umpteenth sonogram, the doctor called me at work and told me to go home and lay on my left side because my baby was not thriving in the womb. She was not gaining weight. Friends...I was in my 8th month and this is not what you want to hear when you had lost your first pregnancy. I had to go to the doctor almost every week and I was on the diabetic diet that I never followed before. So, now I was losing weight each week. I tried to gain but when your body is used to eating more calories it only loses. I believe I was about 252 pounds before my pregnancy. The highest I have ever weighed!! I sent up prayers to God and called the Oral Roberts Prayer Tower. Then, I went home...well to my mama's house. I laid on her couch and ate Captain Crunch Cereal.
God helped me soo much and gave me what I prayed for. The doctor's were expecting a difficult delivery for me since I was diabetic. But God changed that. My prayers and the prayers of others were answered. My labor started when they burst my water. They gave me medicine for the labor to start too. At 5:40pm my 5lb 7 ounce baby girl actually slid out. The pain was non and void. God saved me during childbirth a promise that I embraced!!! Truly a miracle baby. The enemy tried to kill and steal the blessing of the Lord from me but he could not do it!!! Praise the Lord for His mercy and favor!!! My 22 year old daughter had no problems from having a mother with uncontrolled diabetes. They checked her thoroughly. Thank God for His gifts to the children of men!!! Please praise the Lord with me who daily load us with benefits!!! I love You Jesus!!! Happy Birthday Jacinda!!!
Luv to all of you miracle baby mamas!!!
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!!!