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WENT ON A 4-MILE HIKE TO BLUE POOL WITH MY HUSBAND! IT WAS THE LONGEST (AND MOST DIFFICULT) HIKE I HAVE DONE IN A FEW YEARS. SAD, BUT I HAVE TO START SOMEWHERE! I'LL BLOG LATER. :)



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THIS IS WHAT I HAVE TO KEEP TELLING MYSELF WHEN I'M TO THE POINT OF EXHAUSTION AND OVER-HEATING!



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IF ALL ELSE FAILS, AND THINGS AREN'T GOING HOW YOU PLANNED...JUST DO THE SNOOPY DANCE!!!


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I am a woman who has dealt with being overweight since I began puberty. Surgeries on my foot and shoulder haven't assisted in the battle, but I have also used them as an excuse as to why I can't do things. Enough is enough! I am ready to hit the ground running...well, that or jogging, walking, doing push-ups....*smiling*...BRING ON THE BATTLE! IT'S TIME FOR ME TO WIN THIS WAR!!!

Member Since: 6/23/2014

Fitness Minutes: 5,488

My Goals:
My ultimate goal is to become healthy. I have about 135 pounds to lose. I know I will never be "petite", but thin isn't where I'm headed. I'm headed to a healthy weight, a toned body, great cardio, good strength, and having the ability to maintain a healthy body for the Lord's work. :)


My Program:
I am starting with simple walking and water aerobics. The weight on my joints prevents me from doing high-impact workouts. I am starting small and working toward relieving the pressure to all my joints. I will probably end up doing the "Daily Exercises" given on this website as well. I'll keep you posted!



Personal Information:
I am an outdoor junkie, so for me to be hindered from doing the things I love is hard. I have a wide range of enjoyments: kayaking, white water rafting, hiking, fishing, shooting guns, motorcycle riding, camping, tennis, volleyball, softball...and the list just goes on. Unfortunately, my weight has not allowed me to pursue some of these favorites...let's GIT 'ER DUN!!


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The Lord is my strength and my song!! I place my trust in Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. He is the One Who I owe my life and body to. I am a beautiful creation, but I have taken advantage of my freedoms. My body is God's temple, and it should be treated as such. I have been destroying my body with food and lack of activity for too many years. God deserves better! Thank you, Lord, for helping me through this trial...probably the biggest trial I have faced personally yet!




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  • v KRYS210
    Welcome to the Teachers Learning to Lose (TLL) team! Nice to see you here. Spark research has shown that people who use the threads and posts tend to lose more weight on average than those who do not. So what are you waiting for? Start posting and get your weight loss going!

    Krys + team leaders
    2588 days ago
  • v LIVINHEALTHY9
    Thanks for adding me as a friend.

    Happy Sparking!

    Jackie
    2588 days ago
  • v SHANKEYDOO
    Thank you both for your warm welcome and encouragement! I am SO ready for this journey. It will be long, and it will be hard. It will also be rewarding and exciting!

    Have a blessed night! :) emoticon
    2588 days ago
  • v DEULSENIA
    So your post, I applaud you for coming to Spark. Were all here for support!!!!!
    2588 days ago
  • v LIVINHEALTHY9
    Welcome!

    SP is a welcoming, supportive community and members are so helpful.
    Be sure to use all the tips and tools the site has to offer such as the nutrition and fitness trackers as well as the exercise videos.
    Being active on your Spark Teams will help keep you accountable and motivated. Plus, you will meet others who have similar interests and or challenges.

    Best of luck to you! You can do it!


    2588 days ago
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