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Sparkpeople is a blessing!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Hey all! Hope everyone is doing well.

First off, I want to say how blessed I am to be with sparkpeople. Its the best resource by far, and whats more, its FREE! I thank the creators of this wonderful community. I read my sister's blog, and what an inspiration she is to me! I'm not quitting! I've read my Bible this morning and feel much better today than last.

Didn't have a good day yesterday, but I did resist the temptation to go out and binge on rainbow cookies, you know the ones with the M&Ms, haha. Anyway, didn't go out and get them, could have, but didn't.

Anyway, God bless each and every one of you and your journeys to becoming a healthier you!

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KMONTGOME 1/31/2013 5:33PM

    Amen to that! Sparkpeople is the best tool for weight loss out there! I'm so proud of you for not giving in to the temptation YOU are MY inspiration! Love you bunches & bunches!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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THINAGIN2 1/30/2013 4:58PM

    I couldn't agree more! Good luck to you on your journey!

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MJ7DM33 1/30/2013 3:12PM

  I agree !!! SP is a blessing!

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DOOBIE893 1/30/2013 1:14PM

    God bless you as you enjoy your Spark journey.

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BEVENH 1/30/2013 1:12PM

    I think Sparkpeople is a great tool to help me maintain weight lost and learn about eating and living healthy. Best of luck to you on your journey.

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The Prodigal Returns!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Hello all, hope everyone is doing well on their journeys to a healthier, happier life.

So, A LOT has changed since I last posted on here. God blessed me a wonderful new job. I had to go to San Antonio, TX for training with my hubby and his caretaker. I'm working from home, continuing as a telephone triage nurse. I absolutely LOVE it, but its been difficult getting back into the swing of things. Got home on Dec. 15, and I still don't feel like I have a routine yet, but that will come.

I started reading Dr. Phil's Weight Loss Challenge and am feeling very hopeful. I'm addressing some painful emotions that I've stuffed with food for FAR too long. I'm looking forward to transforming my thinking.

Thank you all for your support as always!

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THINAGIN2 1/25/2013 4:08PM

    Welcome home! Our arms are always open wide!
on your return!

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KMONTGOME 1/25/2013 3:34PM

    Welcome back, sis! What you're doing is very difficult. It takes courage to really examine your eating habits and explore the emotions that cause you to binge. It's easy to ignore it and make excuses. I'm trying my best not to make excuses for my bad eating habits, but instead to dust myself off when I falter and keep going. If you make a few bad choices in one day, it's very tempting just to write it off as a bad day and tell yourself you'll start again. I've done that more times than I would like to admit.

I encourage you to try Spark Coach. It has REALLY helped me get motivated. You get a 7 day free trial (you don't have to enter any credit card info until you want to upgrade), After that, it's $8.99/month. If I had the money, I'd do it in a heartbeat. It's definitely worth it!

I'm very proud of you and am here for you! I love you bunches!




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Hello out there!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Hi everybody. Its been quite a while since I posted. emoticon I'm embarking on something new. I want to dedicate my whole entire self to God. I have dedicated my soul and spirit to Him, but its time to stop giving Him left overs and put Him first. I have abused by body with lack of exercise, sugar, and processed foods for way too long, and I'm ready to give up those things. I call to mind what the Apostle Paul said, inspired of the Holy Spirit, "I discipline my body daily and keep it under control lest after preaching to others, I myself should be disqualified." (1 Corinthians 9:27)
I am beginning the Maker's Diet Phase 1. Prayers are much needed and appreciated!
God bless you all! Have a great day!

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FAITH__IN__ME 11/24/2012 3:35PM

    Diets are no good, just change your lifestyle when it comoes to what and how much you eat. You can do it! :)

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Vacation's Over!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Hello everybody! Hope everyone is having a wonderful and healthy summer. Its going quickly as it always does.

Just got back a couple of days ago from vacation. My husband and I went to see his parents at their lovely new home in Myrtle Beach, SC. We spent about 10 days there. Had a wonderful time! Some friends of ours were there while we were, and we had the pleasure of spending some time with them. I did a lot of swimming. I feel like I stayed pretty active the majority of the time. As for as the eating goes, not so hot. Two days I tracked what I ate and stayed within my ranges. So now, time to get back to business.

I have to say I'm blessed far beyond what I deserve. My hubby and I came in around 10 pm Monday night to find a clean house! Thanks to my amazing parents. What a gift they are to me. They have been so loving and kind during our grief over our precious Frank, and now this! Everything looks great! I can't begin to imagine my life without them.

Today God has blessed me with another chance among many other blessings. I've walked 7 miles with Leslie and have stayed within my ranges thus far. Went grocery shopping and planned some healthy meals.

Hope you all are doing well and sparkin' on!

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ROCKYCPA 7/18/2012 10:07PM

    Sounds like a great vacation!

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JOANNAIMREADY 7/18/2012 5:57PM

    I'm glad you had such a fantastic vacation it sounds like you really enjoyed yourself and coming home to a clean house, it doesn't get better than that. Way to go on that 7 miles, it's always more fun with a friend. Good Luck!

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25 pounds down!!!

Friday, July 06, 2012

Well, let me start off this post by getting the hard stuff out of the way first. What a whirlwind of a week! Its been very bittersweet. This weekend was wonderful, got to spend some much needed time with my sister and her hubby. Only problem was it didn't last long enough. Came home Sunday night to no power. We've been having 100 degree heat, eesh. So, my parents were very gracious and had Zach and I come to stay with them. Monday, still no power, Tuesday, the same. We were on our way to Charlotte for a concert and took our black pug, Frank with us. We were going to go and get settled in a hotel first and then go on to the show. Frank became very nervous, as he usually did, when going on a car ride. He started breathing heavy, which was not at all unusual for the situation. He kept on, we had the AC on him. We were about an hour and a half into our trip, when we noticed that his breathing was slowing down. We thought it was getting better. My husband looked down, and to our horror, we realized he had passed away. Zach and I both were extremely attached to this precious little being. We've been hard hit with grief, and I imagine we will for a long time. So, don't ever deride someone for grieving over the loss of a pet! The good thing was, he did pass peacefully. He had a lot of health issues. I first felt a lot of guilt, and still do to some extent. I realize, however, that we gave him a very happy home. He originally belonged to my in laws. They moved to Myrtle Beach and gave him to us, being that my father in law has had some heart problems, and had just not felt well enough to keeping up with a pet. So, they gave him to us, and what a gift he was. I will always treasure. No pet will ever be able to fill that hole in my heart.
Ok.....got to get past the really sad part and get on to my blessings. This morning I stepped on the scale, and guess what...9 more pounds down! I was really pleasantly surprised when I saw that. I haven't been working out this week because its just been a killer of a week. I am now down 25 pounds! How incredible that feels! Bye-bye 240s! I will never see you again! I am determined not to. One thing that I plan on doing is when I get to my goal weight, I want to get rid of all my fat clothes so I'm not tempted to get back into those clothes. I'm so thankful to God who has given me the self discipline to do this! I have more to go, but I'm well on my way to a new me! I'm feeling more energetic, and I know this will only get better.
May God bless you all! Have a wonderful evening! Night! emoticon

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KMONTGOME 7/7/2012 8:51PM

    WOW! You are an amazing woman with so many qualities that I wish I had. :) So sorry about Frank. He was a special dog and I know that he knew he was loved. My heart hurts for you and you and Zach are in my prayers. I hope that you both can come stay a weekend VERY soon. I need some sista time! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

P.S. Time to celebrate!!!!

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EMNURSE23 7/7/2012 11:33AM

  Thank you all for all the encouragement and kind words. It means so much to me!

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AVANELL 7/6/2012 9:11PM

    I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your little doggie! It's so sad when we lose one of our pets.

Congratulations on your weight loss! emoticon

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FITWITHIN 7/6/2012 8:36PM

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67YKCEB 7/6/2012 10:22AM

    oh I am so sorry about your fur baby. They truly are our kids and they give us more love than our 2 legged kids do. emoticon

Congrats on your weight loss!! emoticon

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    So sorry to hear about the loss of your dog. Sounds like you were a great mommy!

Congrats on the weight loss! I can't wait until I get there!

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ROCKINMOM776 7/6/2012 8:39AM

    I'm very sorry about your dog... But way to go on your weight loss!!

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KEAMOM1510 7/6/2012 7:14AM

    Sorry about your loss.


Way to go on your latest fitness accomplishment!!!


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PEPPYPATTI 7/6/2012 5:15AM

    Wow 9 lbs down! That is awesome! Sorry about your fur baby. I know how it feels as I lost my Kayleigh last August. Sometimes it is still hard. Just give yourself some time! Other wise sounds like you are doing awesome!
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HOTPINKCAMARO49 7/6/2012 1:46AM

  emoticon You go, girl! emoticon

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