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Well Hello Spark Family......I am attempting AGAIN to lose this weight and to keep it off!!!!! Last March of 08 I discovered SPARKS and for me it was sooo wonderful. I was able to successfully lose a favorable amount of weight and to more importantly begin to feel good about my body again. I went on Vacation, and was EVEN in a cute 2 piece.....The downfall of it all was coming back home and getting back into the "old bad habits" as before joining Sparks. I stopped working out and I returned to Nursing School which was more stressful and even harder for me to become MOTIVATED as before. I am returning to Sparks in order to get back on track and to become a more healthy being inside and out. I look for the support of you all and I appreciate all the wonderful success stories here at SparkPeople!!!!!
I want to obtain a healthy body, a peaceful & balanced state of mind, and a closer spiritual relationship with the Lord. I need to be healthier physically, mentally, emotionally, and most important Spiritually. I have 3 children whom I need to set a good example for and I need this balance for myself!!!!!!! So it is time to throw away the excuses and put on my running shoes and get to work......Heres to an Improved Lifestyle!!!!

*******These quotes were taken from another members spark page, they have truly helped me with motivation********************

"Feeling un-motivated is what happens when you’re not really making conscious choices at all–you’re just responding mindlessly to various triggers in your environment, or operating on “autopilot” based on old habits and conditioned behavior." -Coach Dean

"Obstacles are what you see when you take your eyes off the goal." - Luis Escobar

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." - Martin Luther King, Jr

“Hope is faith holding out its hand in the dark.”
George Iles

"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase. " Martin Luther King, Jr.

It's very hard in the beginning to understand that the whole idea is not to beat the other runners. Eventually you learn that the competition is against the little voice inside you that wants you to quit." -George Sheehan

*******Update 4/07/09*******
I DID IT GUYS........I graduated from the nursing program something I have been working on for quite a long time. I have achieved a lifelong dream of mine and I am sooo proud of myself. Now that school is out of the way for now I hope to focus on my health and getting back on track. I will start out hitting the gym and making exercise a regular part of my life. Looking to make this happen!!!!!

Member Since: 3/24/2008

Fitness Minutes: 1,411

My Goals:
1. to lose 30lbs by 9-30-08
2. to eat at least 2 fruits per day.
3. to eat at least 2 veg. per day.
4. to drink 8 glasses of water per day.
5. communicate positive affirmations to myself daily.
6. To love myself as I am!!!

My Program:
I am following the sparks program by staying within the 1200-1500 cal diet. I am tracking my meals and learning to prepare my meals ahead of time. I also aim to include cardio 5xs per week. No fried foods, fast foods, or sodas. I will allow myself 1 cheat day.

Personal Information:
my name is Sharice, I am a 36 year old wife and mother of 3 beautiful kids, ages 2, 5, &15. We live in Plainfield, Illinois. I work for the postal service and I am a full time nursing student with 1 year left in receiving my rn degree.
Update------As of March 19th I am now a graduate nurse. Praise God!!!!!

Other Information:
favorite bible verse: " I can do all things through Christ Jesus that strengthens me"
favorite things: vacationing in the caribbean, massages, thriller movies, hanging out with friends and laughing, spending time with my kids and family

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    The last 5 weeks will go by fast. Glad to hear that you're seeing it through to completion. You'll be rewarded well for your hard work and dedication. I wish you the very best.

    I've been doing pretty good. I had my garage turned into a fitness studio and am currently doing personal training full-time. I truly love helping others live healthier lives and achieve their fitness goals. Check out my website when you get a moment. Go to Let me know what you think.

    Take good care of yourself and keep me posted on your progress. I'll do the same.

    4399 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/9/2009 3:12:09 PM
    Hi Sharice! How's the nursing program coming along?
    4400 days ago
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    My Dear Reecie: Your blessings are many, Sweetheart!!! Besides your beautiful sweet self, you have a good man and gorgeous kids!! Your daughter truly is a Princess and a total "Mini Me!!!" As I said, your blessings are many!! I salute you for wanting to get fit and healthy -- and you look fab already -- no kidding!!! You got it going on -- so anything and everything you do will be icing on the cake!!! (oops... sorry for the food reference!!)

    Thank you for the honor of adding me to your Spark friends. I look forward to walking our journeys together!!

    Blessings to you!

    4420 days ago
    Thanks for the kind words Reecie. Glad to have you in it with us.
    Take Care,
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    4422 days ago
    Hey Girl -- I see you are still doing your thang -- keep up the good work!!!
    4607 days ago
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