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My name is Buffy, and I joined spark to get assistance in developing healthy eating and living habits that will potentially lead to weight loss and a more healthier, confident me.
All my life I've struggled with obesity. Since I was a small child I've gone through ridicule from family and peers about my weight. This eventually led into poor self image, low confidence, and whatever else follows a young girl who doesn't know or love herself for who she is instead of what the world demands her to be. This I've sunk deep in for years occasionally reaching the surface for a breath of air before receding back to the depths. And don't get the idea I'm some "sad fat girl," this was more of an internal struggle.
Time to overcome...admit my flaws, accept the past and what I cannot change....everything said and done in response...grasp what I can change (through God's power and love), and not let the way I look determine my feelings and image of myself. No more excuses, moaning, groaning, blaming, or feeling sorry for myself....taking responsibilty, believing in myself that I CAN DO THIS.
Now, a college grad, newlywed, loving my job, and preparing for gradschool, I know God has a purpose for my life...and drives me even more to want to make wise choices about my health so I may please him and be there longer for my family.

I'm doing this for me, my God, my family, my friends, and for everyone who's ever said over and over..."i just can't do it."

So that's me in a longer than brief intro...feel free to add me as a friend...I'm looking give and receive encouragement, motivation, or just a bit o' love in a life today.


Member Since: 4/11/2010

Fitness Minutes: 3,837

My Goals:
~Lose 50lbs by July
~Gain more confidence and self-outlook

My Program:
~Evaluate before eating if I'm actually hungry or craving
~Not letting myself become too full or ravenously hungry
~Consider the after effects of the foods I choose leading me to make healthier choices
~Drink more water

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Loves- Jesus, my husband, my fam/friends, history, religion, theology, different cultures, missions, cooking, entertaining, purple, and just being me!

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    Buffy, your words spoke to me as I share very similar feelings. Different circumstances yet the sentiments are the same. God grant me the courage to change what I can, accept what I cannot change and the wisdom to know the difference. We may have cards stacked against us, but we have the power and the control in what passes our lips. We have the choice to move it or lose it. We can wallow in self pity or we can take a stand and take control over our actions. Changing our mindset from "I can't" to "I don't" puts the control back in our court. God may have designed us to be a size 12 instead of a size 6 like we may have in mind, but we can be the healthiest and fittest size 12 we can be. It sounds like you're making the connection. You may not be where you want to be but thank God you're not where you used to be. Keep your chin up, face forward and don't look back. Your on the road to goal. I'm rooting for you girl!
    2095 days ago
    I read your recent blog and really appreciate your insight. Yes and no. Two little words with so much power. Thanks for reminding me of what is important. I am adding you as a friend and I hope that is OK.
    2095 days ago
  • v no profile image EX-SKINNY60
    I really loved what you had to say about "Yes" and "No". I had never thought of my struggle in that way, and your insight has given me a major boost to carry on with my "millionth" attempt at getting back on the wagon.
    Thank you so much!
    2096 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/13/2014 8:26:03 AM
  • v WATOGA17
    Thanks for sharing the great blog! emoticon
    2096 days ago
    emoticon Research shows that Sparks who have friends on the site have better results.

    Sooo..... emoticon come post on our discussion boards and make some friends.
    Joyce with Christian Women with Depression
    (you don't have enough friends...)
    2155 days ago
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