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In 2006, these words inspired me to lose 86 pounds;

"Think about how different life could be if you stopped emphasizing the end, the fix or getting there, and began enjoying each step of the way. If one moment was as good as the next. If the goal in life was not to fix yourself but to transform yourself. Here, after all, is a miracle; you are already on the journey. You already know and already have everything you need to continue. Relax, breathe, be kind to yourself and everyone else. Oh, there's one more thing; enjoy the ride!"
(Geneen Roth)

It has been over ten years since those words inspired me to lose 86 pounds, and a lot has happened in that time. I gained back the weight, plus an extra 14 pounds.. Then I lost 72 pounds, only to gain them back within a few months. It has been one weight loss attempt after another, followed by one re-gain each time.

I'm back again for another attempt. I still believe that I'm worth the effort, and with God's help (and the support of my Spark friends) I will reach a healthy weight and find the strength to maintain it this time.

"An undivided heart. That's what my whole journey in conquering my cravings was about. When it comes to my body, I can't live with divided loyalties. I can either be loyal to honoring the Lord with my body or loyal to my cravings, desires, and many excuses for not exercising. The apostle Paul taught the Corinthians about this two thousand years ago when he wrote: "Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body."
(1 Corinthians 6:19).
-Lysa TerKeurst

Member Since: 1/24/2011

Fitness Minutes: 89,290

My Goals:
To be as healthy and strong as possible, through a healthy diet and plenty of exercise. I do not have a weight goal, I just want to feel better and take care of my body.

My Program:
Trying to eat healthy, real food, around 1500 calories a day. Fighting the battle against sodas and junk food.
My goal is to exercise three to five days a week.

Personal Information:
I am a born again Christian and mom to two awesome sons. I am 58 years old. MAGA!

Other Information:
I workout at home with DVD's. I love DDP Yoga the best!

"Exercise is like an addiction. Once you're in it, you feel like your body needs it."
-Elsa Pataky

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    emoticon The weekend is here. Just wanted to tell you that you are emoticon and doing amazing. emoticon stay positive. What ever your goal or challenge is I am here rooting for you. emoticon emoticon Have a great weekend! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    42 days ago
    "Pain is temporary, quitting last forever." Lance Armstrong

    Okay Ya' ALL emoticon Because we are worth it. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    45 days ago
    Happy Thanksgiving! emoticon emoticon
    51 days ago

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    Wouldn't it be wonderful
    If every day we're living
    We stopped to count our blessings
    Like we do on Thanksgiving?
    If every day we took the time
    For gratefully expressing
    Our thankfulness for every joy
    And every little blessing...
    Wouldn't it be wonderful
    If we would just remember
    Gratitude's a year-round thing
    Not only for November!
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    Wishing you many blessings to count and many joys to remember
    this Thanksgiving Day and all the days that follow! Your support and
    encouragement have been a real blessing in my journey!
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    52 days ago
  • v GLORYB83
    emoticon Stopping by to let you know I'm thinking of you Pixie and hope everything is going well for you. I miss our talks but realize we all have our lives to live and don't always get as much time as we'd like to have.

    Stay well and always be happy. Life is too short to be anything but!

    Love you!
    55 days ago
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