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There are no detours around obstacles

There isn't a meaningful goal that can be achieved, without facing obstacles and hurdles. It's an inevitable part of life's road to success. The more you come to grips with this, the faster you'll get where you want to go!

Instead of seeing difficulties as the end or your dreams, see them as part of the journey. View obstacles as challenges, which, once overcome, will bring you closer to your destination, Refuse to be stopped - keep focusing on where you want to go.

When the going gets tough, remind yourself that snags build wisdom, perseverance and strength, with this outlook your frustrations will transform to motivations and success will come your way more quickly.

Taken from Meditation for Women

I have struggled with my weight all my life. I'm making a commitment to finally lose the wieght for me, for my son, for my life! I want to know what it is like to feel normal, to fit in the world. To go on a shopping spree! ;)

Member Since: 6/6/2012

Fitness Minutes: 458

My Goals:
I started on this journey in May 2011 at 420 lbs. At the time I was having a difficult time walking and a lot of pain,

I joined SparkPeople on June 6, 2012

My goal has been to lose 10% at a time and with the help of SP I finally achieved my first goal on July 10, 2012

Goal 1: 420 - 378 (42 lbs.)
Goal reached:
July 10, 2012 375.2

Goal 2: 375 - 337.5 (37.5 lbs.)
Goal reached:

Goal 3: 337.5 - 304 (33 lbs.)
Goal reached:

Goal 4: 304 - 274 (30 lbs.)
Goal reached:

My Program:
Started Sugar Free on July 16, 2014
Week 1 - July 23

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  • v MAGICAL13
    I am searching for Purple Phoenix....
    44 days ago
    Welcome to the Spring Challenge!

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    45 days ago
  • v MAGICAL13
    Hi. Anna..... thus us MAGICAL13 (Carol) leader of the Purple Phoenix team. I will send you an invite you will find it in your sparkmail. Please accept your invite as soon as possible, challenge starts on Wednesday.
    45 days ago
  • v VELVETLADY1950
    Hi Anna, I loved getting your message even thought it took me so long to reply, I gained a lot of my weight back and am trying harder now. I am a full time 24/7 caregiver seven days a week, for my mother. I am blessed I can do it as well as I do. with loads of love. So happy my mother at 94 can stay in her home she has lived in for 67 years. Keeping two homes clean is hard. As she ages there is more and more. She is happy for all her age people have passed but one. and she is older then mother. I sorry it took me so long but I have to be on my desk top to do this for some reason spark does not work as well on phone. Hope your happy and well. Bless you, Darcy emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1022 days ago
    Looking for a Fun Challenge this Summer? Want to get connected with a Team to support you through your Journey to a Healthier Lifestyle. If yes, then consider joining the BL Challenge that starts early June. Each week 11 teams of 24 Active, do fun nutritional and fitness challenges. The challenges promote a healthy lifestyle and If for some reason you cannot do a challenge then they are modified to meet your needs. Often we do the challenge in a game form, we have BINGO and TIC TAC TOE or seasonally themed. For Spring we had Gardening Time, Help Fill Peter Rabbit’s Basket and Bingo. If you decide this might be for you you can leave your name on the waitlist for the Summer challenge. To get to the Challenge go to my page and click on the “BLUE BIGGEST LOSER” Icon, or copy and paste the link below, or let me know and I can send you an invite. Join the Team then sign up on the waitlist. It’s the thread right below the Chit Chat.

    1074 days ago
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