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I really want some friends who can help encourage me and let me do the same for them. I want to lose weight for me! I hate being diabetic and I want to wear clothes I don't feel lumpy in! I am the mom to 6 of my own children, and plenty of others along the way. I am a Vegetable & Flower garden FANATIC! .

Member Since: 8/6/2010

Fitness Minutes: 320

My Goals:
I am going to go from 220 lbs. to 130! by Christmas 2011. I will beat this Diabetes! I will beat the High Blood Pressure, High Cholestrol! And, I will beat the voice in my head that tells me all the time how fat I am!!!

My Program:
I am rethinking everything! I've decided that instead of thinking about my limits, I will concentrate on over coming them! I'm asking questions, setting goals, and I'm keeping my eye on the prize! A healthier, smaller ME!

Personal Information:
I live in a small town that has 1 grocery store, no gyms, nothing to offer in the way of exercise. I have been here 15 yrs. and found that if you didn't go to high school with everyone, well, good luck making friends.

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I have 6 kids. 4 grown and on their own, one teen at home, one gone to Jesus. Some of them think I'm perfect, some think I'm the devil. I can't rely on their opinions as it changes when their situations change. My husband has always said I'm perfect, but since I've lost 20 pounds, I've found out I look even better to him, but he's not thrilled with me looking better to everyone. I think it's because he has a weight issue and isn't ready to do anything about it. So, it's "me & God" as the song says. I'm gonna need a lot of prayer!

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    emoticon Have an awesome November!!! Remember, you can do it and you are so worth it!!! emoticon
    2591 days ago
    Hope you have an awesome week!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

    2995 days ago
  • v BLONDEE53
    Hey Laura...
    How have you fared, my friend? I did well thru Thanksgiving with no weight gain but have been out of commission with my foot again for 2-3 weeks. Have 3 more weeks in the boot and am praying for full recovery as regular walks on purpose are not on the agenda right now and I have little exercise to account for!
    BUT...I am not giving up, just extending the deadline! haha
    We have 34 days of the year left and we CAN make great strides, by the grace of God and in His the time we have. I want BADLY to get out of these 200's!

    Tomorrow is my weigh in day.....

    Wishing you strength and joy in your journey!
    3297 days ago
  • v BLONDEE53
    Hey Laura!
    Me too...I am excited to do this challenge and I just know we will be below 200 soon and we will rejoice loud and long!

    My foot is back in the boot after 10 days of overuse and foolishly thinking I should "push past" the pain! haha! (torn ligiments)
    I have an appt. Monday w/my foot Doc, who will fuss at me for my temporary insanity. I am IN the boot and behaving and praising God I did not go all the way back to square one! I am on two and hanging on...haha

    Otherwise, I am doing well, and looking forward to seeing 199 on that scale! Hooya! Let's boogy.... emoticon Bren
    3312 days ago
    Hi Laura!!

    Thank you so much for the kind words you left on my blog this evening. I do appreciate the support and prayers, as I know that God and the support of my fellow Spark-ers will help me keep my goals within reach. Thanks again!

    3313 days ago
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