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My Personal Motto:
"MY CHOICE" (explained in blog dated 3-11-2010)


Hello, and welcome to my Spark Page. Ever since I can remember, I have been overweight. I never remember a time in my life that was not shadowed or overshadowed by weight issues. Even when I was a decent weight for a year or two of my life, I did not know it, and therefore, did not enjoy it.

Join me in this journey and we will run the race together, cheering each other over the finish line; but we won't quit once we cross that line. Instead, we will keep on going, maintaining what we have accomplished and becoming healthier each day, becoming a WHOLE person.




Jillian Michaels - Smart tip
You have 1 true obligation, that's to contribute your best you to the world.Visualize what you want out of life & think big. Don't be afraid of what others think. That's their business not yours. Don't feel undeserving. We're ALL deserving of living our dreams - some of us realize it & some don't. You�re not doing anyone any favors by living small. Embrace these truths & step up. The world is waiting.


James 1: 2-4 Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don't try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way. (The Message Bible)


In the darkest days of World War II, Winston Churchhill stated "Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never--in nothing, great or small, large or petty--never give in, except to convictions of honor and good sense."


Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together. ~ Vincent VanGogh



Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential. ~ Winston Churchill


Understand that by removing self-imposed boundaries you obtain limitless possiblities...


Develop the courage to go after your goals...


Believe that small changes can make a difference...


~ Power of 10% Video


"Perseverance is not a long race: It is many short races one after another." ~ Walter Elliot


Member Since: 9/19/2007

Fitness Minutes: 8,391

My Goals:
9-10-13 ~ To become a person who gets up early and gets things done.

~ To get up by 5am
~ To make a morning routine; my program below is what I am doing to become the person I want to be and to meet my goals.

My Program:
~ Rising 15 minutes earlier each week until I get my wake-up time adjusted to 5am.

~ Getting dressed and exercising within 15 minutes of getting up, 5X / week.

~ Eat a high protein breakfast after morning exercise.

Personal Information:
My name is Shannon and I live in South Central, Kentucky

I am married, and have 3 children, 1 step-son and 2 grandchildren.

Other Information:
My favorite color is orange and I love to laugh.

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    Hi Shannon...just arrived at Spark people a couple of days ago. Sorry you're not here right now, but hope you will be back soon. Never look back but forge ahead. I'll be right beside you.

    2028 days ago
    hi Shannon Hope you are having a good summer. Things are trucking along on my end. Super slowly but it's working. We can do it!
    2089 days ago
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    Hi!! I'm good. How are you?
    2117 days ago
    SOmetimes I feel so discouraged on this weight loss journey. I work so hard and get nowhere. It is those times I have to remember that through Christ I can do all things. this song, written by Geron Davis, says it so well.

    Every road I walked had led to nowhere,
    Everything I tried had turned out wrong.
    It seemed I'd lost a reason,
    To get up every morning.
    I had lot all hope and lost my song.
    Circumstances said I wouldn't make it,
    But that was all before I met The Man.
    He put His arms around me,
    I heard HIm say, "forgiven",
    And I knew I'd never be the same again.

    Then and there, settled and done
    Then and there, victory won
    No more walking on my own,
    No more facing life alone,
    No more struggling with guilt and despair,
    New life began, then and there.

    Now my heart is getting restless,
    Longing for the day he'll come.
    When we've fought the final fight,
    And our faith has been made sight,
    And we'll stand before the throne and hear Him say
    Well done, He'll say well done.

    Then and there, settled and done
    Then and there, victory won
    No more pain and no more fears
    No more death and no more tears
    No more walking through the night
    For the Lamb will be the light
    No more sin and no more burdens to bear
    New life began, then and there

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    Ruthie CML team
    2136 days ago
    I am just stopping by to say hi. I hope all is going well for you Shannon!
    2137 days ago
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