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You must begin to think of yourself as becoming the person you want to be.

David Viscott

To fail is a natural consequence of trying, To succeed takes time and prolonged effort in the face of unfriendly odds. To think it will be any other way, no matter what you do, is to invite yourself to be hurt and to limit your enthusiasm for trying again.

David Viscott


My Reasons Why:

I think in order to try and keep it all in perspective it is important to write down your reasons for Why Am I Doing This. To me these are the NSV (Non Scale Victories) that you want to see happen more than the total number of pounds lost.

In no particular order:

Be more active with my fiance
Be able to walk up a flight of stairs normally, without stepping, stopping, stepping
Be able to fit in a booth at a resaurant
Be able to fit in a normal sized chair
Be able to buy clothes that fit without having to get a part time job.
Have someone notice and compliment weight loss
Have someone ask How did you do it?
Be able to solve "reach" issues
To be able to keep up with family while doing a mundane task such as Shopping and not lagging behind like a complete stranger.
To be able to stand up from chair or couch without having to think about it first.---I CAN DO THIS NOW
To be able to play Basketball again.
To be able to play Racquetball
To be able to walk into a Gym without feeling as if every eye in the place is on me
To have no more knee pain
To prove to myself that I can do it.
To live a healthier life.
More to come as they pop up!


To be able to buy a Dallas Cowboy Jersey (and wear it)
To be able to tie my shoes
To be able to put socks on without it being a chore
To be able to do squats
To be able to do push ups
To basically do any lower body exercises
To be able to sit in a church pew without squeezing in.

Member Since: 3/8/2009

Fitness Minutes: 257

My Goals:
May Goals
Just to get back on track.

Drink 4.5 Liters of water a day

Walk for 30 minutes a day

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Las Vegas NV

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I have a personal relationship with Jesus and am leaning on Him to get me through this and to face other giants in my life.

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    Hi and welcome to the spark team, Christians with 100 lbs to lose.
    I wish you all the best in your journey to health and God Bless and guide your choices and make your goals a reality.
    3335 days ago
    Thank you for adding me as your friend. I have added you too! I am inspired by the honesty in your writing. Your blog about your last 2 years touched me greatly. I can't imagine the thoughts that must have kept you in such a dark place for so long. Our God is greater than all those demons that haunt you. I know you already know that. You need to keep your eyes, lips, ears and heart focused on Him and know that YOU ARE WORTHY because Jesus died for YOU. The battle is already won. Victory is yours through Christ who strengthens you.
    I am honored to be your friend
    3336 days ago
    emoticon to the team Challenges for Sparkers with Lots to Lose!!!!

    Stop on by the daily chat so that we can get to know you. And don't be afraid to jump right into our weekly challenges. This week (Week 10) we are keeping track of our food and getting points for staying within our calorie range. We are also having a push up challenge for the week and a blog challenge. Check it out!

    Let us know if you have any questions. We would love to help you out!

    3336 days ago
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    emoticon to the team Challenges for Sparkers with Lots to Lose!

    We are glad you joined us!

    3336 days ago
    Glad to see you are back, Matt! Thought about you quite a few times when you were gone. I was gone some of that time too. Had a baby, gained back that weight during my pregnancy, now I'm back at it again. I'm gonna go read your blogs and see what you're up to.


    3338 days ago
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