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I glanced at myself in the mirror yesterday while doing my daughter's hair. I was quite disturbed by what I saw. I had on my underwear and saw what resembled Jabba the Hut. A big blob of fat and rolls. I was quite saddened, but didn't release the tears because I didn't want my daughter to see me.

How could I allow myself to get to this point? How can I make a change? I have the desire, but the willpower is lacking. The Message Bible puts it this way: But I need something more! For if I know the law but still can't keep it, and if the power of sin within me keeps sabotaging my best intentions, I obviously need help! I realize that I don't have what it takes. I can will it, but I can't do it. I decide to do good, but I don't really do it; I decide not to do bad, but then I do it anyway. My decisions, such as they are, don't result in actions. Something has gone wrong deep within me and gets the better of me every time. But for you who welcome him, in whom he dwells—even though you still experience all the limitations of sin—you yourself experience life on God's terms. It stands to reason, doesn't it, that if the alive-and-present God who raised Jesus from the dead moves into your life, he'll do the same thing in you that he did in Jesus, bringing you alive to himself? When God lives and breathes in you (and he does, as surely as he did in Jesus), you are delivered from that dead life. With his Spirit living in you, your body will be as alive as Christ's!

God, I'm calling on you to help me do this once and for all. I don't have the ability to do this on my own. I've tried in my on might and failed. You said ask and it shall be received. I'm asking You to help me to eat in a healthy manner and exercise to reach a healthy weight for my body. I'm putting my faith and Your word in action. I surrender my body completely to You. I commit to do what I can do and I'm trusting You to do the rest.

Member Since: 12/24/2006

Fitness Minutes: 5,073

My Goals:
May 2009 Swimsuit Bootcamp

Weight 212 to 204

My Program:
I am currently following the Weight Watchers Program. I am also utilizing the videos from Leslie Sansone, Weight Watchers and the Firm.

Personal Information:
Originally from Louisiana, I currently reside in the Houston area. I am a single parent of 2--a son and a daughter.

Other Information:
I enjoy reading Christian fiction, Joyce Meyer and Joel Osteen. I also love starting my mornings with Joyce Meyer, Creflo Dollar and Kenneth Copeland.

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    Just passing by Spark members to give a shout out and some encouragement. "Do your body good and take it for a walk" LeRoy (waterwkr) keep up the great post, it is what motivates me each and everyday.

    JOY, team leader in Float like a Butterfly in 2007 (F.L.A.B)

    5194 days ago
  • v W8T2GO
    Hi!1 I'm not an AKA but my friend is, so i recognized it soon as I turned to your page! Good luck w/ your weight loss!
    5199 days ago
  • v no profile image HEALTHYANGIE
    Your site is beaultiful. I bet you are beautiful too. Most AKA'S are gorgeous.
    I didn't pledge in college. But i still enjoyed college. I live in Houston too.
    No i haven't found anything for the scars. I wish . When i save some money i will try to find a black dermatologist to see if he/she can help me.

    Have a great day! And good luck on your weight loss:)
    5199 days ago
    Your page is so pretty! You did a great job! I wanted to pop in & welcome you to SparkPeople & to our PCOS team. I look forward to reading your posts & getting to know you better.
    5213 days ago
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