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Seven months and about 50 pounds lighter

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This at the beginning of my diet

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My name is Sylvia, and I want to lose weight so I can feel better about myself and to just be healthy..I am truly tired of being at this weight...I am 5' and weigh 220 ..My BMI is 36 therefore I am considered obese...I definitely hate that word. I have been working out 6 days a week and plan on making this a part of my everyday routine....... My true inspiration is the Lord.. I could not do this without Him..I have been praying to Him about changing my thoughts towards food and for Him to keep me motivated to work out...He has truly answered my prayers...I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me....Without Him I am nothing...Praise God! November 2009 had back surgery and I have now gained all my weight back. I definitely need support from my sparkpeople friends. June 7,2011 putting the excuse of my back behind me and am ready to start all over again to reach the goal I intended to reach in the first place. God is my strength so I will be praying everyday for His wisdom and strength to help me with this ongoing task of making this my lifestyle... I am so glad He is A God of Mercy and Grace. I have made a commitment to myself to get into the Word whenever I am craving something I shouldn't have. So off I go to a new me. Had second back surgery, but plan on getting back on track. Its been a long road but i will not be defeated!

Member Since: 1/20/2007

Fitness Minutes: 1,480

My Goals:
My goal is to become healthy for the Lord, both physically and spiritually...

My Program:
I have been working out 6 days a week..3 days I do weights and 6 days aerobics/Zumba 3 days a week which I absolutely love.

Personal Information:
My name is Sylvia and I am from Oregon. My email address is

Other Information:
My first interest is God I love spending time with Him in worship and Praise..I play Congas on our worship Team and I do sign language I am also a Zumba instructor. I love the outdoors and spending time with my husband who happens to be my best friend.

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    Just wanted to stop by and wish you a Happy and blessed Thanksgiving. We have gorgeous weather here, and hope you have too. Enjoy! Susan
    3581 days ago
    Just stopped by to say hello! I hope you're living your destiny!! Keep the faith...
    3581 days ago
  • v DOBIE76
    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for your words of encouragement. I'm definitely ready to do this. Keep sparking!
    4139 days ago
    Hi there!

    I just added you as a spark friend. Hope that's ok. I am looking forward to helping you in any way I can. I have fell off just because of laziness and am ready to get back on track. I believe I can now, especially with "The Spark"; & sparkpeople. emoticon

    Have a great night. God bless!

    emoticon Lianna
    4140 days ago
  • v no profile image HULTHEN
    Ohh! Thanks for being my diet buddy. I so need to just check in with someone to keep me on task. It looks like we are at about the same weight and need to lose the same. That always helps.

    PS So post me a comment and let me know how you want to do this.
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    4143 days ago
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