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Oh, no... I really didn't realize... March 2008~360lbs.

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As I endeavor to lose 196 pounds, I know that I MUST trust God above all else, including my own best efforts! I CAN do all things through Christ who strengthens me!

"Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help, who rely on horses, who trust in the multitude of their chariots and in the great strength of their horsemen, but do not look to the Holy One of Israel, or seek help from the Lord." Isaiah 31:1

Member Since: 1/11/2007

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My Goals:
My ultimate goal is to obey God in regard to my body. 1Corinthians 6:19 and 20 say, "Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore, honor God with your body."
As for more concrete goals, I hope to get back to the weight I was when I met my wonderful husband Scott. When we met in 1997, I was only 175 pounds, which didn't look bad on my 5'11" frame. Since then, my weight has literally doubled! My top weight was 358 pounds in January of 2008. I had already lost 65 pounds, but have gained back all of it and more! I will plow ahead one success at a time. Thanks to you all for taking this journey with me!

My Program:
I'm really excited about SparkPeople, but the bottom line is the same for all of us; eat less and exercise more. There is no magic formula or miracle cure. Changing a lifetime of bad habits is never easy, but I know that God will give me strenth and courage as I try to obey Him. "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:5-6
Try as I might, I can't seem to implement a consistent exercise program, probably because I hate exercise!
Those of you who pray, pray for me. I need it!!!

Personal Information:
I'm a 37 year old mother of three. I have one son, Aaron, who is 17, and two daughters, Arissa (13), and Kennedy (9). I have a wonderful, supportive husband, Scott. I'm very artistic, and love to paint, read, write (hopefully a novel), and go to the movies. My favorite movie is Jane Austin's "Pride and Prejudice"! One of my life goals is to (someday) go on an extended trip to Italy! This is one of my (many) motivations to lose all of the weight. I'm very involved in my church, and give all of the glory for my weight loss success thus far to God! I know I couldn't do it without Him!

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"No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, He will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it." 1Corinthians 10:13
Proof that I have a choice! God keeps His promises, and I CAN choose not to eat that second helping, or that dessert, even if everyone else is. I've been given victory already, thanks to Jesus's sacrifice on the cross. I will be strong and courageous!

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  • v HAPPY1604
    Where o where is my sister friend???? Thinking about ya!!!! Miss hearing from you!!!!! Come out and play would ya???
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    4741 days ago
    I am new to the program and looking for friends. I am so inspired by your story. I, too, lost over 100 pounds 14 years ago and maintained it for many years. I am working to lose the 40 pounds i have gained in the last 4 years since my daughter was born. i have added you to my friends. Hope you can visit my Sparkpage sometime.
    4742 days ago

    Just wanted to stop by and let you know I was thinking about you!! Glad to have you back and posting in our cozy little group!
    4764 days ago

    Here's to and AWESOME APRIL!!!!!

    4765 days ago
    Hey Missy!!

    Hope you're doing great. Have missed visiting with you so we've got to get this communication thing going again.

    I love your blogs -- you are such a gifted and creative writer. You are very blessed with your abilities.

    We can do this together with the Lord's help!!

    We had a wonderful trip to the Holy Land and Petra. We had 34 in our group, and all of the people and the trip were absolutely fantastic -- no grouches on board PTL! They were from 4 different states -- Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana and Kentucky.

    Please let me know how you're doing.

    Your sister in Christ,

    4769 days ago
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