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Hi name is Valerie and this is my 3rd time around at attempting to lose weight. Two years ago I lost a total of 58 pounds and I was on top of the world. I really thought that I was on the road of defeating this weight struggle this once and for all. I never thought that I would see myself here again but two years later I am up to 294, not my highest weight but 10 pounds away from it and that is scary. I refuse to let the scale top off at 300 plus pounds so that is why I decided to take it back to the basics and hit the re-set button to my life.

I have set mini goals for myself in six month increments, so the first six months I have set a goal to lose 50 pounds and I will record it each month. Starting today I am 294 but after next month I will never see this number again. I will defeat this once and for all.



"God, I relinquish power of my thoughts to you"

This is taken from someone else's page but I think it fits me to a T!!! It is very beautifully said:

Dear God,
I surrender my body and my weight loss to your divine care and love. I ask that you remove all excess and unnecessary weight from my body. Return my body to its most healthy and balanced state. Give me eating habits that support my health and life energy.And,finally,teach me to love my body and to care for it from this day forth. Amen

Dear God,

As You know, some days I wish
I looked different than I do.
How good it is to be reminded, Lord,
that You had me--exactly this me--
in mind long before I came to exist!
So today I present myself to You
with a grateful heart.
Help me to be a good steward of my body.
Because You designed it,
I want to celebrate, nurture, and respect it.
By Your power at work in me,
I praise You for every molecule, gene, and freckle!

Taken from "The Dieter's Prayer Handbook"

Member Since: 7/15/2008

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My Goals:
My goals for the year are to loose 60 pounds by 06/03/2013, fit into a size 16 comfortably, run a 5k, and learn how to eat healthy and make healthy food choices!!

My Program:
Drinking 9 glass of water a day,eat at lease 5 servings of fruits and veggies a day, no breads, no sodas, cardio 3- 5 times a week, reward myself and prayer!!

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My name is Valerie and I am originally from HIllsborough NC.

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    1858 days ago
    Thanks for the kind comment on my blog emoticon I wish you a very happy, blessed, and successful New Year! Congrats on the weight loss and health goals which you have accomplished thus far! I look forward to cheering you on as you succeed day by day! emoticon emoticon
    1960 days ago
    I hope your holiday was a Christ-centered CHRISTmas... finish strong unto HIS glory!
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    Welcome to Black Girls RUN! I am looking forward to getting to know you and supporting each other as we accomplish our goals.

    Please drop by our team page, introduce yourself, and join the team goals.... tracking it THE key to building consistency and making progress. Run, Black girl, run!!! Have a fantastic week!

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    1977 days ago
  • v CRISSA1669
    Hi there! Welcome aboard the BGR team!! I love this team. It is actually the only one I have chosen to participate in. The ladies are great and our team leader is such a sweety. I am fairly new to running, I started a year ago using the c25k app... It worked for me!! And I was 220 pounds when I started running. Now i run about 4 times a week from 5-9 miles each run!!So be encouraged, you really can lose the weight, gain the fitness and accomplish your goals, it just takes time, commitment and daily choices. You've lost weight before so you can surely do it again!! Lord bless your restarted journey!! Clarissa
    1977 days ago
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