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March 17, 2012

Well,almost 4 years since I joined Sparks on April 16, 2008. I've been up and down during this time. I lost so much weight at first that I was delighted: 20 lbs in the first year. Since last fall I've been losing weight steadily. I think I finally got the Spark. lol This morning I'm down again and still on track to be 175 by my birthday. This excites me as I change dress sizes and strengthen my body. __________________________________________
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Member Since: 4/16/2008

Fitness Minutes: 93,334

My Goals:
I need to loose 100 pounds and be strong enough to live a healthy vibrant life. Well, the September deadline came and went. Now my goal needs to be updated. I'm stuck at 210 pounds now for sometime. I hope to get over this plateau and be 200 by November 1, 2008.

December 18, 2008
Definitely missed my goal of 200 by the 1st of November. I'm at 208 this morning and feeling like this isn't going well for me today. I've been overeating again. Cookies, sweets and Christmas baking is banned in my life!
lol Keep moving.... gotta keep moving....LK


My Program:
Walking 3 days a week for 2 hours a day and 3 days a week for 30 minutes a day. As well, I'm using my Wii Fit for yoga and strength exercises. The fun games are an added bonus.
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February 3, 2011
Weight-210 lbs

March 17, 2012
Weight-186 pounds

February 11, 2013
Weight - 179 pounds



Personal Information:
I'm sure everyone has a story, mine is years of ignoring my health and weight gain. Now I'm paying the price. (Sowing and reaping) Time to step up and be the person God intended in the first place.


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"I can do all things through Christ who strengtheneth me."




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  • v HEATHER1969
    Laura,

    You have almost 900 fitness minutes this month! WOWZA
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    2670 days ago
  • v SHEENADEE
    Hi! Just stopping by to wish you a fabulous and fit October.

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    2874 days ago
  • v MOSTMOM1
    Thanks for coming along with me on my 40 lbs lighter vacation vlog. It was fun sharing it with my SparkPeeps. Hope you've had a great summer too!
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    2906 days ago
  • v ROSGETSSERIOUS
    Thank you so much for your comments on my recent blog “Congratulations – you have won 86,400…” I have been overwhelmed and honoured by the response and receiving a popular blog award.
    In the past three weeks my mother-in-law passed away at 93, my brother-in-law had open heart surgery to repair an aortic aneurysm and my son’s mother-in-law has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer and is undergoing radical surgery tomorrow.
    Together with these events, the article came to my inbox as a timely reminder to me that our time here is numbered and every minute that we are given is too precious to waste on unimportant negativity.
    As Sparkie friends, we are sharing the journey to focus on being as healthy as possible and finding a successful balance in our lives – through healthy eating, exercise and happy relationships – I just wanted to share the article with everyone and I am humbled that it also resonated with so many others.
    Thanks for your support and best wishes for much happiness in the future.
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    2924 days ago
  • v MOONLITSTAR
    Good day to you my friend,
    I have returned to spark again. My not so wee self has put me back where I once started weight wise. I did not keep on doing what I did when I got to goal. So not such a surprise. What I hope to do is reach the goal again and learn that the battle while here on earth never ends. I am Blessed to have my daughter with me and have since I left. I do not blame the time I am giving her for my relapse in health. Yet I must find time for myself, in giving that up, here I am.

    Good to see you still here!

    Love and Huggles,
    Diana
    2951 days ago
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