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Forgive me..............for I have sinned!

Friday, July 13, 2012

It's been over six months since I've been on SparkP. I've been faced with joblessness and homelessness. I have since returned back to Jesus Christ and my church which gives me hope. I am still looking for a job, with no luck. I have gained about 10 lbs. back because I've been binging at night again. I know God will provide for me, but I'm still fearful that I will never find a job. My church has helped me with food and gas money, but I'm tired of handouts and want to work. I belong to ChristFellowship in West Palm Beach. I joined Believers in Recovery at church so I can reach out to other Christians with addiction issues also. I know poverty and homelessness has triggered this ugly addiction again. I am grateful to God that I'm able to share this today. I still have hope.

  
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KMSIMMONS1 7/13/2012 9:57AM

  So glad you posted! Sounds like you are making good decisions to reach out to God and stay plugged in to helpful sources like Spark People. God will help you in every way. I will pray for you. He will never give up on you because He loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life.

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Maintaining My Goal Weight

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

I'm just 2 months into maintainance mode now and I'm happily eating more calories and working out every day. I've lost 122 lbs. and I'm feeling better than I did 30 yrs. ago!!! This has been an interesting journey that I'm so glad I took. I'm finally not afraid of my body and food. I know what I can and cannot get away with. Learning about my body and mind has been like getting to know a new friend and discovering all the quirks that goes along with this. I'm starting to feel "normal".

  
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BREWMASTERBILL 10/4/2011 8:52AM

    Congratulations! Like you, I feel better than I have in a long time as well. I've been "maintaining" for over a year, but maintenance for me is constant improvement. Sounds like your changes have stuck. That's great news.

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The magic # is 121!!!

Friday, June 24, 2011

I haven't visited SparkPeople for awhile and I feel so guilty about it. Since reaching my goal weight, (I've actually gone a little below my goal) I've been maintaining pretty well so far. This site has been my best friend for almost 2 yrs. now. I recently borrowed "The Spark" from the library and just started to read how it all began. Chris Downie is a pretty amazing guy!!! I also haven't smoked for over 5 months now and this has given me such freedom. I'm no longer a slave to my "habit". I so hope that everyone that is here in "Spark" land is able to reach and maintain their dreams like I have.

  


Below goal weight

Sunday, May 01, 2011

I decided to go below my goal weight so I can have some fun once in awhile and not be afraid to eat a little naughty. My goal was 138 lbs. and I'm at 134, shooting for 130. I've hit a major plateau though. I lost only 1 lb. in April. YIKES! My body has changed a lot though. My tummy is almost flat!!

  
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TRIGFROST 5/1/2011 10:25PM

    I wish... my goal weigh is ( 137)...and I am no-where near it... so emoticon for losing so much already.. emoticon
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GETFITTER7 5/1/2011 11:57AM

    I am so jealous too...but am happy that it can be done and....YOU DID! emoticon
Persistance! Keep up the great work! INSPIRATIONAL! emoticon

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ROJAKHAN 5/1/2011 11:27AM

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FISHTAILS444 5/1/2011 10:19AM

    Way to go!!

emoticon and beyond!!

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JENNSWIMS 5/1/2011 10:12AM

    Way to be proactive! Congrats! I hope to one day say the same!

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KAYALLISON 5/1/2011 10:10AM

    Congrats...I'm so jealous...but I will be there soon...well maybe not soon enough but one day I will be there. Keep up the good work!

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I finally reached goal............but................

Monday, March 14, 2011

I finally reached my goal of losing 112 lbs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm down to 138 lbs!!! I was struggling to lose the last 5 lbs............until, I got the flu!! WOW! I couldn't eat even if I wanted to. I felt so guilty that I didn't workout for an entire week!! I just layed in bed feeling miserable and achy. I was getting maybe 500 or 600 cals. every day. I lost those last stubborn 5 lbs., but I don't recommend "the flu diet" for anyone. I'm also very grateful to SparkPeople for helping me get to this point. I've worked very hard to lose this weight, so now maintainance is the most important thing. I WILL NOT REGAIN THIS WEIGHT!! I also quit smoking almost 3 months ago. I'm feeling sooooooooooooo much better!!!

  
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GETFITTER7 4/2/2011 5:01PM

    Wow! I am Soooo...happy for you. Your hard work paid off! Hope you the best on your maintaining. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JUNESHOPE 3/14/2011 2:51PM

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emoticon need I say more..shrinky dinky...

congrats, June :-)

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TRIGFROST 3/14/2011 12:16PM

    WOW---112 emoticonand down to 138...My goal is to get to 137.... emoticon emoticon What an encourangment you are.... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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