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9/18/12 7:15 P

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Praise the Lord! Myra, it will only get easier to say no. Eventually you will be able to allow some snacks, but make sure they fit within your calorie range and you aren't sacrificing nutrition to allow it.

Wade and I got to the gym today. I did 4.36 miles on the recumbent bike in 30 minutes. I'm trying to go a little farther each time we go.

Keep on going, and don't grow weary. This is an adventure, and there is a healthier thinner you at the end of the journey! Woohoo!

God bless, Kim

There is nothing more important in your life than your relationship with Christ.

Something is wrong when focus is, "how sin does not separate us from God," rather than, "how God separates us from sin."

Live today with all you've got for Jesus. Never give in and Never give up.


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9/17/12 6:45 P

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Day 1 went well. Today, Day 2 was a little more challenging but successful. Even managed to squeeze in extra exercise while I was filing...squats and lunges. Really wanted to get into the chips and M&Ms that are stashed all around the building but I got my partner in crime to hold me accountable and she did. We spent time praying (we are both struggling with many of the same issues right now). It is strongly frowned up on our office, but we did it anyway. All in all, a successful day. Thanks for your support too. It was good to log in a see your replay to yesterdays post.

Myra Beasley
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9/17/12 9:32 A

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Myra, welcome back! And congratulations on your new beginning! You definitely know how to do this, you just need to remember how awesome those pounds felt coming off, how great you felt 59 pounds ago. You can do this! Every day is a new beginning - ask the Lord for the desire and the will to do the right thing. There is no giving up from this point onward - from here on out you are living a healthier lifestyle - no looking back with regrets. If I can help, let me know, I'll be here for you. Kim

God bless, Kim

There is nothing more important in your life than your relationship with Christ.

Something is wrong when focus is, "how sin does not separate us from God," rather than, "how God separates us from sin."

Live today with all you've got for Jesus. Never give in and Never give up.


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9/16/12 11:46 A

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So ... Here I go AGAIN! I previous lost 65 pounds and then got lazy and fell back into old habits (including an M&M addiction). I haven't Sparked in 10 months and have gained all but 6 pounds back. I'm struggling with getting started and back to sparking but really want to do it. I work in an office of over weight, unhealthy women who offer no encouragement to be healthy even though we all need to be helping each other with this. Please pray for me that I can get 28 days under my belt of good behaviors and healthy living. Hold me accountable. Today is day 1.

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Without God, life makes no sense.

Starting weight: 328
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"The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials." - Chinese Proverb


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9/12/12 10:13 A

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Hi! Welcome to our team. SP is a great site, and this team has some very caring ladies who are also great prayer warriors. Our main thread is Daily Discussions, Devotions and Encouragments. On Wednesdays we do our weigh ins. We send Bren (BLONDEE53) our weight and she then posts the losses or gains. We recently had a team challenge that was quite successful. We will be having our annual Pre-Holiday Challenge beginning on Oct 23rd, getting us in a healthful eating mindset especially prepared for the holidays.

Some things I suggest for all our newbies:
1. Stay Active on the site. This is a big part of your accountability. We also have a thread called Camp Accountability. We haven't been active on it since the challenge, but if you are interested I will be there and I know Bren will be too.
2. Track, track, track. Oh, and did I mention track? This is so important for learning what a healthy calorie intake looks like, as well as balance. Anothe thing that has helped me immensely lately - stop eating when you are satisfied, not full!!! No matter if you are out or at home, quit when the hunger is gone. Eventually you will know how much to put on your plate so there won't be left overs.
3. Drink water. Plain water makes me nauseous so I drink flavored waters, but get rid of sweet drinks and drink water instead. If you like tea, make it green tea - it is so good for.
4. Keep moving. Walk around while talking on the phone. Do exercise while lying in bed or sitting in the chair watching TV. You can do muscle tightening exercises in you core, legs, and backside also while sitting and doing something else. Just tighten the muscle, hold for 5 seconds and let it go. When I hurt my knee an orthopedic doc told me to do 100 of these a day to strengthen the muscle above my knee - it was amazing how strong that leg got compared to the other - I started doing it on both.

I hope that helps. I'll be here for you, just let me know how I can help. You can spark mail me or go to the main thread and share with all of us, I know the ladies would love to meet you.

God bless, Kim

There is nothing more important in your life than your relationship with Christ.

Something is wrong when focus is, "how sin does not separate us from God," rather than, "how God separates us from sin."

Live today with all you've got for Jesus. Never give in and Never give up.


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9/12/12 12:07 A

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Hello all. I am a newbie so it's going to take me a bit to learn my way around the sight. I am happy to have found a group that their relationship with Christ is very important to them. Also glad to have found that it is for woman with over 100 to lose. I personally have about 140 pounds to lose to goal weight.
The last 10 pounds I gained has been this past month, and it's been the straw that has broken the camels back. My knees are hurting so badly, I have no energy and I know if I do not turn this around I could very well end up an invalid. I have 2 young boys, I want to live for and 2 older children that I want to see have their own children for me to spoil, and a husband that deserves so much more than this. I want to live a long life, but one that is healthy.
I really would like a buddy partner that would be willing to help us both to stay accountable, pray for one another, and encourage one another.
I was so glad to find this website, because it is something I feel I can stick with for the long haul, with there not being a charge and all the little" helps" it has.

The realization that I love junk food more than I love my self shows how addictive unhealthy foods are. I can't judge what I should eat by what I am craving. I have to make a choice based on what my body needs, not longs for until the chains of craving are broken.
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9/3/12 6:39 P

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Thanks for the encouragement!

Donna~

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9/3/12 6:33 P

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Donna, that is so great! You have really lost a lot. It would be a shame to go backwards with so much victory aleady accomplished! One day at a time. Never give up and you won't look back with regrets. Those are my two mottos right now. And as always - nothing is impossible with Jesus! Kim

God bless, Kim

There is nothing more important in your life than your relationship with Christ.

Something is wrong when focus is, "how sin does not separate us from God," rather than, "how God separates us from sin."

Live today with all you've got for Jesus. Never give in and Never give up.


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9/3/12 4:12 P

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9/3/12 3:22 P

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Thanks so much....I used to be able to do the recumbant bike too. Now I go to Curves and I can actually do it! The way I see it is, if I hadn't been coming here and my other support group in my area, I would've gained another 50 lbs. I know that's what would've happened because I have never stopped gaining in my whole life...I was as high as 350 but started Spark People at 300...I'm at 280 now and just want to get to where you're at....lol. Thanks for the welcome.

Donna~

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Donna, welcome to the team. I'm so glad that you found us and stopped to say, "Hi!"

I'm in the same boat as you. I have been here for about four years. I started out at 271 and lost down to about 259 when I joined SP. I got down to 225, but menopause hit and then arthritis in my lower back, chronic migraines and more allergies. Taking walks stopped and I had to find another exercise, but everything I tried hurt something. I gained 10 pounds back in two weeks when I hit menopause - what a fright that was. Gradually another 15 pounds crept back on while I kept doing the right stuff without the exercise. I've halted the gain at 250 and have been yo-yoing between 249-254, eating healthfully and staying in range, but my body just won't let go of the pounds. We did join Planet Fitness and I can do the recumbent bike - now to just get there regularly! LOL! I love SP, it has helped me to stay accountable to my many friends here and they have kept me encouraged and motivated. I hope that we can do the same thing for you. One thing I have not done in these past four years in look back with regret - something I'd done many times before this. If there is anything we can do to be of help to you, please don't hesitate to ask. God bless, Kim

God bless, Kim

There is nothing more important in your life than your relationship with Christ.

Something is wrong when focus is, "how sin does not separate us from God," rather than, "how God separates us from sin."

Live today with all you've got for Jesus. Never give in and Never give up.


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9/3/12 12:30 P

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Hi!

I'm Donna from New Hampshire. I have about 110 lbs to lose and have been using Spark People for around 2 years. I have been a very slow loser...I keep "falling off the wagon" but I keep getting back on so that is a good thing. I originally had 138 lbs to lose so I have made some headway.

I'm just adding exercise to my program now because I found something that I could do at my weight with arthritis and muscle weakness. Tomorrow is my first day...I will start with 3 days a week.

Hope to see you on some of the other forums!

Donna~

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