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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The Word of God is to be applied to ALL areas of our lives including this Journey of a Lifetime we are on. Our Lifestyle of Health and Fitness for as long as we live! Our way WILL be Prosperous and we WILL have GREAT Success!

I started this journey weighing 233 pounds after years of BELIEVING that I was MEANT to be overweight. I spent my younger years sitting in the house ashamed to go outside in public. I would send my little cousins to the corner store or burger joint for my goodies. I ate 2 of most everything I wanted: 2 Burger specials, 2 fish sandwiches, 2 cherry mashes, and even drink 2 diet sodas! emoticon That was EMOTIONAL eating!!!
I was 18 on this hope for change at that time. Senior picture.

I lost 20lbs the summer before I entered the 8th grade. I KNEW I had to work hard during that time. I would go in my room and workout to my music for an hour each time. I even found some toning exercise demos in a book my mother had. Later when school started again I gained it back eating cookies out of the cafeteria. THAT was emotional eating too! I wanted a fairy godmother to instantly take the weight off. I felt helpless.

Doesn't that happen while adults as well? We make strides then we don't see the changes we desire and we become discouraged as if we were the only ones not seeing changes. It happens all the time. But...

Anytime I've made a conscience effort to DO all I can to reap the rewards of successful results I came out on top! That's in ANY area. There's no easy fixes!


When you start changing your life it takes time and one step at a time. At first changes may come quickly but if they stop don't think you've gone as far as possible. It's PERSEVERING that gets the SUCCESS!!! Each day is a STEP to GREAT success!

When we get off track and attempt the quick fixes...

...Is where we end up!

Can you just imagine?! emoticon

In some ways we think this will actually work. The process must happen!

For me to get this far I had to go through stages. Times of weightloss. Times of discouragement. Times of frustration. Times of why is it not going as fast. One step at a time. I was 50lbs down on this picture:

It took forever to get where I am now it seemed. From gains and binges and injuries. Yep I was really frustrated BUT I finally LET GO and LET GOD lead me in what got me over the biggest HUMP ever. A NEW eating plan and FAITH that I would get the weight and inches off. AND IT HAPPENED!!!

Times when you think you're alone remember that our Father says He will NEVER leave or forsake us NO! NEVER!!! That's WORD!!!

There really are NO SHORTCUTS TO SUCCESS! He's CARRYING Us When We REALLY Need It!!! emoticon

Enjoy your midweek services or whatever you do. Be Joyful! emoticon

Love & Blessings!
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KADULAC 5/23/2013 10:29PM

    It is definitely frustrating to put in the work and not see the changes. Sparkpeople is so great because we meet people who are going through the same thing and we realize we are not alone. Great blog.

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NEWFREEDOM4ME 5/23/2013 7:30PM


Woohoo!! what at great message! You are beautiful both inside and out at any size, but I know you feel better today. Yes, let go and let GOD. Let him be your driver, he will never steer you wrong!

Have a blessed day,
Shelley emoticon

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SLIMTHICK2 5/23/2013 4:53PM

    Lovely blog, very encouraging. All the best to you. emoticon

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MZLADY77 5/23/2013 9:17AM

    No shortcuts! It never was! Good blog! Keep it up girl! I like your attitude! emoticon emoticon

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WORKNPROGRESS49 5/22/2013 9:21PM


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SWIMLOVER 5/22/2013 8:47PM

  Thank You So Very, Very Much for this wonderful inspirational blog! You are so right--we are (I am) to let go and let GOD! The Holy Spirit will guide us if we surrender to HIM and ask HIM.

Thank You Again!


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WARRIORGIRL121 5/22/2013 7:59PM

    emoticon Deb! You are so right! and what is so important is to let the Holy Spirit be our guide in ALL things.. He will never steer us wrong. The Lord loves us and His plans for us are GOOD. We need to seek Him for His plan and we will always come out on top! God bless, Sis! emoticon Karen

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GEMINIGEM6 5/22/2013 7:16PM

    You're so right Deb! No shortcuts! Love this blog!

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  You are so right. No short cuts just honest to Jesus following His Holy Spirit of truth about who I am in Him and my own personal plan for losing weight.

One size does not fit all.

Each of us has our own plan from heaven above that will get us to the right and correct healthy weight that we should each weigh.

Just follow the Master of truth and grace and love and we will get to where we want to be. In the name of Jesus this is the good fight of faith which means that we win.

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STEVIEBEE569 5/22/2013 6:41PM

    Awesome! Way to go! WooHoo!

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