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WOW 2013

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Can you believe I am just catching up to the realization it is 2013!!! Holy Cow where did the time go? I do have to say that I am NOT sorry that 2012 has come and gone!!!
Talk about what doesn't kill you making you stronger. It definitely taught me some hard lessons, that I am still having a rough time dealing with but I am a strong woman and I can do this.

I haven't been online as much as I would like to have been but like all of you I'm sure, life gets in the way. But don't think life got in the way of my training and my journey. I have been very busy with my son, my writing and my training. I have my sights set on another competition in the fall and my sister wants me to do a Mud Run with her so kicking up the cardio and crazy boot camp type workouts. Haven't crawled in the mud since I was six but hey why not the spring rain is here and the weather is getting warmer each day, so if you don't see me out on my motorcycle or in the gym, I'll be crawling in the mud with my sister. LOL

I hope everyone is good and kickin it on their journey.

Happy Spring and Thank God for all the good in life.


2012 has been a year from he double hockey sticks

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

It has been a rough year for me personally and I have all but disappeared from most of my online sites and I apologize to you all. I felt that I was in no condition to help anyone when I couldn't help myself. It was a year for heartbreak It took me a very long time to believe in myself again and although I am back to being a functioning Human Being, I am not completely over it, when are you ever? But I do have to say I haven't cried in a very long time so that is a good sign. My Faith in God helps me to get through the rough patches and I am thankful that I have great friends and family, without them I don't know what I would do. I have always said to all of you here that life is a journey and I truly believe that, everything happens for a reason. I had to go through this as a sort of right of passage so to speak, It made me realize How strong of a Woman I really am and what a wonderful loving caring son I have, he was there for me the entire time. He became the parent when I wasn't able to and I am so thankful that God blessed me with such a great kid. I realized who my friends are, I mean my true blue, stand by your side, have your back kinda friends and I cant thank them enough for letting me cry in their arms as they dried the tears from my eyes. I also realized that I have an amazing life and I wouldn't trade for the world.
I am back and ready to kick it up another notch. It's time to end the pity party and get back to living life the way it should be. Throw caution to the wind and see what it hits.

This Journey of mine has just started a new chapter and I am writing it every single day.
Its a new year and a new life and and I'll be damned if I'm gonna sit back and watch it go by without me!!!

Happy Journey's everyone.

There is no obstacle I can't jump over as long as I have my Faith in God!!!
I thank Him for the challenges he puts forth that make me a stronger woman!!

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SAMSON94 1/11/2013 8:40AM

    Thank you all so much for your inspirational words. It means a lot!!
I felt the need to put myself out there for strictly selfless purpose. I have so many triumphs in my life but I wanted everyone to see that along with those triumphs there are tribulations that we all must go through as part of our Journey to self discovery. For those who are struggling with weight loss, health or any other issue, remember we all are but the best part about SparkPeople is that we all do it together, support each other, encourage each other and best of all we GET each other. Some have been there and succeeded, some have been there and fallen off, but we are strong and with all the support here we bounce back with more resolve than before.
I am not a card carrying Bible Thumper by no means but in this world of cynical people The one constant that has kept me above water is my Faith in God and it is nice to know that I am not alone in my beliefs.
Thank you all so very much.
Make a difference in someones life and it will make an impact in yours.

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JERSEYGRL4EVR 1/10/2013 4:19PM

    May you be truly blessed in 2013!

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Phil 4:13

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MUGGLE_MOM 1/9/2013 8:09PM

    I am so sorry to hear that you have had such a tough time. I am so very thankful that your son has been such a wonderful young man and you've discovered that you have some friends who are standing by you in your time of need. I have no doubt that 2013 will be a top notch year for you as your write the next chapter of your amazing life.

Ellenmary, you were my very first SparkFriend and I think of you often, especially whenever I hit that mall. I wonder how you are doing and if you're still going strong. Your picture is AMAZING and I am so thrilled that you were able to keep hold of that part of your life during your down times.

Wishing you all the best for 2013. Welcome back. I missed you emoticon

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NEEDBU66 1/9/2013 8:03PM

    May God bless and keep you, May His face shine upon you and give you peace.

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Five year anniversary on Spark!!!!!

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

As I sit here, I realize that it has been FIVE years since I first embarked on this roller coaster I call my JOURNEY, and I have to say, It has not been easy. My life, my mind, my body and myself as a whole has changed numerous times over these past five years and the one thing that I truly get comfort in is the fact that SparkPeople and my spark friends are still here, some have come and gone, others to return for help to get back on track but everyone is always here. Its somewhere that I can turn to when I'm just not feeling it, or like now, the Holidays have kick my @$$, all I have to do is click and send and here you are, SparkEVERYTHING and so much more. I bet that there are many of you out there who feel the same way.

I just want to say Thanks to all the SPARKPEOPLE behind the scenes, the ones who keep us up to date on the best things to bump up the energy or the Warnings of products that only stop us in our tracks and hurt us on our JOURNEY, for all the latest and greatest in exercise and eating healthy and for Never saying Never, I Thank you.
Thank you to the SPARKIES that encourage and cheer for us when we do good and also give us encouragement when we feel we have failed. Teaching us that, as long as you can get right back up and start over, there is no failure.

Thank you all so much for everything that you do for everyday that you talk us down from that cookie on the counter or that second helping of bread. Thank you.

We are all motivators to each other and I am flattered to have been chosen as MOD in December, what a great Christmas Gift.

I am embarking on a new journey of sorts and venturing out on my own and expanding my business, and with the same drive and determination I had in getting healthy and losing weight, I know I will be a success in building my business and becoming a independent woman. Wish me Luck!!!!

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    Happy Sparkversary!

Spark on!

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It's been a long year....

Monday, February 21, 2011

Hi All,
I have been a very busy woman these past 18 months. between the competition and getting divorced and selling my house, finding a new home...Whew it's been a long journey to say the least. but i'm happy to say that i have not fallen off the wagon, I still went to the gym when I got a free hour and I still ate right and I havent gained and ounce. I know youre all probably saying, "I hate you" but it is the determination of not letting the ups and downs and the road blocks of life get you down. As I have always said Life is a journey and your are the Driver, Navagator, Pilot, Co-Pilot and the GPS system to get you where you need to go.

Love to hear from all my Spark friends on how they have been doing.

Keep up the good work and eat good food and have fun the journey isn't over.


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WYO_CASEY 2/23/2012 8:31AM

    Sounds like some tough times! Good thing you have the gym to keep yourself sane!

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LILOPEASHY 2/23/2012 6:55AM

    Congratulations on being able to go through all of those challenges so gracefully! :)

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CAROLYNINJOY1 12/24/2011 9:31AM

    You are an inspiration!

May I borrow your words: "it is the determination of not letting the ups and downs and the road blocks of life get you down. As I have always said Life is a journey and your are the Driver, Navagator, Pilot, Co-Pilot and the GPS system to get you where you need to go."

Please let me know. Thanks.

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SAMSON94 2/21/2011 1:31PM

    awe Thanks MOM emoticon

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MUGGLE_MOM 2/21/2011 7:39AM

    Congratulations on maintaining your healthy lifestyle and your commitment to you at times of significant crisis. Your last 18 months would have done lesser mortals in. You decided that you were more important and refused to let that go. Congrats on such a stellar accomplishment.

Its nice to see you back on Spark. You've been missed.

Welcome Home!

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Achieving my goal...

Monday, May 03, 2010

From where I was to where I am is still unbelievable, I have achieved so much in my life and I am so proud of myself. Training for this show was a life altering experience. Learning how my body utilizes the food that I eat to change my body has been amazing. The diet alone has changed the way I eat, what I think when I put food in my mouth and what the results will be afterward. I have made so many new friends along the way and God has blessed me with so many great friends and acquaintances and so many people have touched my life and I am so very grateful for the opportunity to be a part of their lives and to be able to help them along the way. I have evolved into a person that I truly like and I love the feeling of being an inspiration to all of you.
Thank you for all you good thoughts and prayers and encouragement.
You all Rock!!!

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LGCHEER1 5/4/2010 2:34PM

  I am sooo proud of you! You look fantastic, and you truly ARE my inspiration....I think I'm going to print this picture and put it on my fridge!! Enjoy this, you do deserve all the good things life has to give

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