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Hi There! I'm Pam. Thank You for stopping by my Spark Page.
Be sure to check out my photo's, I've come a long way since I first joined Sparks. You can too!!!!
I am a Mother, Wife and Grandmother.
My hobbies include working on computer graphics, reading, I love to garden and lately I'm enjoying experimenting with new recipes.
I love writing. I write poems randomly and could probably publish a book with the amount I have done already. So I guess you could say I am creative.

My weight loss goals are easy enough to attain. (You would think) I do have 175 pounds to lose.(*NOT ANYMORE) Well, when I first started my journey I had 175 lbs to lose, now though, about 18 to go.
I have decided I will go about it by setting 10 pound goals. Once I lose the 10 pounds I will set a new goal. That way it doesn't seem like my goal is out of reach. I have to get healthy, for me. I want to feel good again first and foremost. I want to be here to watch my 3 children become adults and see my 3 Grandsons grow up.
One of my major goals is to get my B.M.I. down to a healthy range.
When I started my journey my B.M.I. was 50.2 which is dangerously HIGH! Through proper nutrition and exercise I have brought it down to 27.9
That is still high, there is progress though. Ideally, when I get to my goal weight, my B.M.I. should be 25. This is more important to me than looking good or losing the weight. More than anything, I want my health back. I have let it go for too long. It's time for me, time for me to take charge of my body and the things I do to it and the things I put in it.
The fight is on and I plan on being victorious!

Started at 350+ lbs. That was prior to joining Sparks. Was in the 330's when I started utilizing Sparks.
I'm moving at a turtles pace but I'm moving.

My Weight Loss Journey by 10's
330's Dec 2008
320's Jan 2009
310's March 2009
300's May 2009
290's: July 3, 2009
August 19, 2009 Suffered Mini Stroke
280's: Sept 8, 2009
270's: Nov 19, 2009
260's: Dec 7, 2009
May 21st, 2010 - (268) I've done nothing for the past 5 months but yo-yo the same 12 pounds. (Being Honest Here)
250's: July 14, 2010 And then July 12, 2015 - 233
240's: August 10, 2010 And then August 12, 2015 - 217
230's: Sept 19, 2010 And then Sept 12, 2015 - 211
Oct stayed the same. And Then Oct 12, 2015 - 205
220's: Nov 5, 2010 And then Nov 12, 2015 - 197
210's: Dec 6, 2010 And then Dec 12, 2015 - 193
200's: Jan 22, 2011 And then Dec 29, 2016 - 189
190's: April 15, 2011 Back in 190's Nov 2015 August 2017 Back to 198. :(
180's: Dec 29, 2015 - 189 Oct 2017 - Back in 180's.
170's: Sept 25, 2016 - 179 Back on track Nov 8, 2017
I mess up sometimes, I'm human. The key is, you have to continually remind yourself that you are worthy of being healthy. Sometimes I forget this and snuff out that little voice and then somewhere like a mighty wave that voice washes over me and says, "Get it girl, you got this, move forward from here, learn from the mistakes you made and just do it."

Goal: 155 Lbs.

No matter what happens in your life, you have been blessed with that circumstance to mold yourself into a better, stronger person. So take charge and JUST DO IT! NO REGRETS!

Reminder to all: Treat others
the way you yourself want to be treated.
You will never rise higher than the company you keep. Strive for quality always. And above all else, respect yourself, if you don't, nobody else will.

Member Since: 6/8/2006

Fitness Minutes: 134,477

My Goals:
Here to lose 175 pounds, (*ACCOMPLISHED! NOT STOPPING YET) My goal is to lose 10 pounds at a time. I think small goals like this make for success. Only having to lose 10 pounds seems so much more attainable then saying I have to lose 100 or more.

My Program:
I am eating recommended portions of food per nutrition labels. Cutting back on fats/Sugars but not cutting them out completely and calorie counting.
Incorporating more fresh fruits, veggies & whole grains in my daily meals.
And exercising no less than 2 Hour a day.

Personal Information:
Living in the mid-west as of now, I am a Mountain Girl at heart. Although for the most part I was raised in OKC, Oklahoma. Spent 20 of my adult years in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in NC. I consider North Carolina home. I'm Mom of three, 2 Boys, 1 Girl and Nana to three boys.

I believe you have a responsibility to comport yourself in a manner that gives an example to others.

Other Information:
I'm not liking the image of the person looking back at me in the mirror. I'm a good person, don't get me wrong. I'm just a VERY unhealthy person at the present time, I need to fix that. And I've come to realize I am the only mechanic in the whole world that can fix ME.

I'm clearing away all the things that have limited me in the past. My future is wide open. I will empower myself to make the changes necessary to build my life the way I want it to be from here on

Surround your self with positive people, people who believe and encourage you. People who are upbeat and love life but most of all, people who love you just because you are you, no stipulations, no strings.

An exercise tip: Walk early in the morning,
before your brain figures out what you're doing.

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  • v YICHE12
    Welcome to the Community Team! So glad that you joined up with us.

    By the way, your transformation is amazing! Keep up the great work! Whatever you're doing is working. emoticon

    698 days ago
    I just read this poem & felt it too good not to share on this CHRISTmas Eve! God bless!

    {This is another version of 'Twas The Night Before Christmas' }

    'Twas the night before Jesus came
    and all through the house
    Not a creature was praying,
    Not one in the house.
    Their Bibles were lain on the shelf without care
    In hopes that Jesus would not come there.

    The children were dressing to crawl into bed.
    Not once ever kneeling or bowing a head.
    And Mom in her rocker with baby on her lap
    Was watching the Late Show while I took a nap.

    When out of the East there arose such a clatter.
    I sprang to my feet to see what was the matter.
    Away to the window I flew like a flash,
    Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash!

    When what to my wondering eyes should appear
    But angels proclaiming that Jesus was here.
    With a light like the sun sending forth a bright ray
    I knew in a moment this must be THE DAY!

    The light of His face made me cover my head
    It was Jesus! returning just like He had said.
    And though I possessed worldly wisdom and wealth,
    I cried when I saw Him in spite of myself.

    In the Book of Life which He held in His hand
    Was written the name of every saved man.
    He spoke not a word as He searched for my name;
    When He said "it's not here" my head hung in shame.

    The people whose names had been written with love
    He gathered to take to His Father above.
    With those who were ready He rose without a sound.
    While all the rest were left standing around.

    I fell to my knees, but it was too late;
    I had waited too long and thus sealed my fate.
    I stood and I cried as they rose out of sight;
    Oh, if only I had been ready tonight.

    In the words of this poem the meaning is clear;
    The coming of Jesus is drawing near.
    There's only one life and when comes the last call
    We'll find that the Bible was true after all!

    (by Reverend Edward M. Gionest, Sr.)

    To those who receive Him, He gives the power to become the sons of God, even to those that believe on his name. Repent and declare with your mouth that Jesus is your Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him up from the dead, you will be saved.

    1275 days ago
    I hope all is well! I'm reconnecting with spark and with you!
    1348 days ago
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