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Hi I'm Cynthia! **WELCOME** to my page!

2020...Good bye to a year that was strange. While it was an okay year for me, it was devastating for so many. My thoughts and prayers to all whom have been sick from Covid, are sick, or lost friends or family from it. Prayers for the lonely, faint at heart, weary, and scared. May 2021 be a happier year, full of love and peace.

I don't set new years resolutions. I do look for things to make a happier and more positive.

Now when I mean happy I don't mean goody goody happy joy everything's perfect and wonderful. I mean happy as in to be content and thankful even in the difficult circumstances. To find my Happiness and Joy in the Lord, not just during the Good times, but through the Trials as well.. Life is hard at times, but through Jesus Christ we can walk in victory.

This year I want to continue my focus on my mental health. That's been my focus for quite some time. Trying to manage symptoms of depression, increase positive activities and self care.
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I've been a sparkler here for about 12 years now. It's been quite the journey. I started out at 170 my highest weight ever and I was ready to do whatever it took to lose the weight. (healthy ways) After a couple of years I came so close to my goal weight of 130 lbs. I felt on top of the world, but it was short lived. I have struggled with Binge Eating Disorder for years and it reared its ugly head and I all but gave up. Needless to say I have regained all of the weight back + a few more. (Current weight December of 2019 is 189 pounds) I've also struggled with Fibromyalgia and arthritis the past 9 years. making it very difficult to function and do daily tasks which includes exercise.But I believe through Christ I can do ALL things. I can and will overcome!

My biggest accomplishment is that on February 29,2008 I quit smoking and with that came the gift of being able to breathe. That gift of fresh air opened the door to this journey!

I came to Spark People lonely, sad, frustrated with myself about the shape I had let myself get into. I didn't know a thing about fitness and nutrition, but in the years that I have been here I have learned a lot. I might not always follow the path that leads to victory, but I try where I can from veering too far off. And even when I seem to be falling from a cliff...He is there to catch me and get me back on track.....and so are my wonderful SP friends! Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your support!

Again: I CAN and WILL succeed and so CAN YOU!!

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2019 is nearly at a close. Part of the year (and last year) I really struggled with depression and anxiety. Fortunately the past couple of months the depression has improved. For that I am incredibly grateful! Another blessing is that the fibromyalgia has also improved. I still have days with pain, but they are much fewer and far between. The fatigue continues to be with me. I've learned that napping when necessary and listening to my body are very important to self care.

My goals this past year were not focused on weight loss. They mostly pertained to improving self care and dealing with my depression and anxiety. I 've not made goals for 2020. I do know they will be small steps to be healthier. And I am talking teeny tiny baby steps.




Member Since: 3/30/2008

Fitness Minutes: 21,323

My Goals:

Current goals:

~ Support my fellow Spark friends and Team mates!!
~ Improve my Relationship with Christ...Bible Reading and prayer


My Program:
Taking it one positive Baby step at a time!



Personal Information:
I was born and raised in Michigan, but have always been a southern gal at heart. I now live in SC (been here 15 years) and absolutely love it here.


I am a born again Christian who is trying to live for God and trust in him one step at a time.


Other Information:
Reading is my favorite past time. I love The Yada Yada Prayer Group Series by Neta Jackson!! I also enjoy Historical fiction.

I enjoy drinking coffee; iced coffee during summer and lattes during the cooler months.

My favorite way to work out is walk. I live in a downtown area where there are gorgeous walking trails through the parks.

I had a sweet miniature dachshund named Lucky who recently passed away (Nove 2013) I miss him so much as he was my walking buddy. I also love cats and have one named Gabbie! She really fits her name as she is quite vocal!

I LOVE Christian Contemp Music. My favorite is Tenth Avenue North and JJ Heller. I do enjoy other types of music too, alternative, country, classical, rock!




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  • v DOCHOMES
    YOU HAVE EARNED:
    10 POINTS
    FOR LOGGING IN TODAY

    Smoke free for 1 Week, 6 Days, 13 hours and 28 minutes. Cash reward $88.50.


    Today should be a good day.
    4644 days ago
  • v MAEWINGS
    Hey there,
    Remember when I said something will get in the way and mess up my schedule...welp, it happened! I just hope these current medical issues will go away so I can get back in the game.

    Hoping you're doing well on your journey!
    4644 days ago
  • v GLORY2WALKWHIM

    Hi Cynthia!

    dropping a quick note to ask if you are enjoying Step 2 on monitoring food intake this week, and next .. where you ate, if it was a binge ..recording as in the next few steps we are going to use that info. to further grow and learn from . I am excited!!!! I just started recording yesterday and plan to do it for the few wks, to come to further gain insight so that I can make the appropriate changes on my lifestyle ..

    .. was just thinking fondly of you,
    glory
    4646 days ago
  • v CHERI13
    Hi Cynthia! Thank you so much for the comment on my blog!! You are doing fabulous yourself! I hope you have an awesome weekend!
    4647 days ago
  • v TALSHIAR
    Hi Cynthia, thanks for the welcome to Classy Quitters. I have now set my quit time for midnight Saturday night. I'm not waiting till I smoke the remaining packs I have-that'd be 2 wks away. Deb
    4647 days ago