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CINDYHOUGHTON
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What an Adventure
Friday, August 19, 2016      1 comments

My son set sail from Hong Kong for Vietnam a couple of days ago. He will be teaching aboard the Sorlandet, a tall ship that in his words looks like a pirate ship. So many emotions as we parted ways a couple of weeks ago for many reasons. I will ... Read more
Fight to Win
Saturday, May 07, 2016      1 comments

As I sit here I remember the time when I lost five pounds on my own and said, " I can do this." That brought me to Sparkpeople. I lost 27 pounds in about 3 or 4 months. After awhile I decided to "take a break " and not work so hard at it and thu... Read more
Lower the Threshold
Sunday, April 17, 2016      0 comments

I started this journey when I hit my no no weight. I vowed I would never get to 200 labs. To me that was the weight that was just too disgusting for a woman. So when I reached 199 I decided I had to do something. I was encouraged when I lost 5 ... Read more
Broken Family
Saturday, February 20, 2016      7 comments

I called my brother for his birthday a day late yesterday. I know how much I enjoy getting cards and visiting with family on my birthday and the holidays. He said I was the only one of three siblings that had bothered to call. That made me reall... Read more
Holding my Own
Saturday, November 21, 2015      3 comments

I lost 15lbs. After leaving my present job about nine months ago. There were so many things that were not good about the job I left to. Now I am working with a different bunch of ladies, but man do they like to eat. Once a week we go out to eat ... Read more
The New Job
Wednesday, October 07, 2015      0 comments

I have been at the new job for almost a week now. It is so much easier on my body and less stress. I am working with the same people I have worked with for ten years but with a new position. My brief time away from them makes me appreciate it mo... Read more
New Job
Tuesday, September 15, 2015      2 comments

Come the first of the month I will be starting a new job, which is really kinda my old job. I have not been a person of confidence much of my life. I have always been excited that anyone would even want me to work for them and, can I say, surpr... Read more
Marks to Motivate
Thursday, July 23, 2015      3 comments

As I have begun to lose weight I see the damage I have done to my body by overeating. I have found stretch marks in places I had no idea that existed. I have seen these marks on other overweight people, but never imagined I was in the same class... Read more
Go For Two
Wednesday, July 08, 2015      0 comments

I wonder if we could have everything we say how it would change what comes out of our mouth. I'm not necessarily saying , Oh I'm going to get a million dollars today kind of talk. If we would pay attention to the negative things we say, I think... Read more
Fear Not
Thursday, July 02, 2015      0 comments

Don't be afraid 1. You have been redeemed 2. You are chosen 3. God is with you 4. God is your light and salvation 5. Trust in God 6. The Lord is your confidence and will keep your foot from being snared. 7. God is with you and... Read more
Changing Beliefs
Friday, June 12, 2015      0 comments

I believe many things that are not true. The thoughts have become so comfortable that I accept them as truth. But just because I believe it doesn't make it true. For a long time I believed losing weight was hard... because I never tried, because... Read more
Significance
Tuesday, June 09, 2015      1 comments

I used to blog regularly, but now it seems I rarely have the time to do so. I am almost back down to 167. My tracker says I am, but I leave it there as a motivator. This weight is significant for me in a number of ways and I just realized it t... Read more
I Think I Can, I Think I Can
Tuesday, June 02, 2015      3 comments

I have lost 12 pounds since starting my new job almost 3 months ago. Still liking the job. Got something on my mind this morning. By our thoughts we CAN change our future and that of those we love. We will think in the direction of our faith,... Read more
Heavy Heart
Monday, May 11, 2015      4 comments

Last night we got news that a 26 year old had shot herself on her father's birthday. He too committed suicide. Both also had substance abuse issues. Hers was mostly self medication due to severe pain related to disease. She was an amazing young ... Read more
Making It Happen
Thursday, April 16, 2015      2 comments

I have struggled getting my exercise in with my new job. I have had to totally change my morning routine. I have not exercised because I just didn't feel like it and had a pocket full of reasons why it was okay. I heard a quote years ago, but do... Read more

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