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I am so glad that I am a daughter of the King of Kings and that is why I call myself Princess, well my call name here.
I have been a Christian for 34 years this spring and I would love to tell you that it has been an easy road but then I wouldn't be honest would I?
It hasn't been easy, I have been on the mountain tops and in the valley's but through it all my faith has deepened and I know whom I believed that He is able to keep that which I commit to Him, each and every day.
I have struggled with my weight, and with self esteem and sometimes depression for many years, well a little over 40. I worked hard to keep my weight down but I didn't have to worry too much about what to eat and what not to eat. UNTIL.....I was put on some anti anxiety meds as well as some meds to regulate my heart beat, I had tons and tons of PVC's, sometimes missing as many as 14 to 20 beats a minute. I finally found a great doctor who listened to me and helped me to get better. (he is now retired, much to my dismay, I miss him terribly) but the meds caused me to put on 40 pounds in 4 short months. I was already 20 pounds overweight. Then I got to a point where I kept telling myself that the scales were my enemy and I didn't care how 'fat' I was. I constantly beat myself up over it, at least in my 'closet' where no one could hear or knew.
I had tried SparkPeople a very long time ago but when I got sick I just couldn't do much of anything let alone concentrate on a weight loss, healthier eating I gave up and gave in.
This is not really my nature, I am a fighter and a trooper but I was beaten.............NOT.
So here I am, once again, working towards getting 49 pound off more or less and taking care of me, this temple that the Lord gave to me, I have neglected His child.
When I am feeling down and depressed and want to give up or give in I pick up His love letter to me and I read Psalm 139, and I am reminded that 'I AM FEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY MADE' Made in His image for His glory and then I put on my shoes and trudge up the mountain once again and when the going gets too tough and I don't think I can make it and the mountain top looks too far away, He carries me...I am so glad that He does.....

Member Since: 1/20/2014

Fitness Minutes: 1,355

My Goals:
My first day here is to set some goals about walking, exercise and eating right.
#1: Walk the dogs
#2: Choose one other
exercise x3 a week
#3: Drink my water
#4: Check in at Sparks
each day & record
my progress

My Program:
This is my first day, January 20th, so just being here and reviewing the program and what will work for and finding the motivation to move out of this overweight body into a thinner healthier one.

Personal Information:
Princess_45 aka Val

Other Information:
I have a variety of interests, my faith, my dogs, knitting, quilting and sewing as well as reading

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