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Hi and welcome to my Spark Page!

Whatever comes up, make your first thought “What would I do if I knew I could not fail?”


1. Lose 1o3 .lbs the healthy way.
3. Learn to Swim
4. Finish my Education degree
5. Get to the bottom of all the
stumbling blocks to my happiness and weight loss.

Current Goal: Lose 10.lbs by 03/027/12.
Mid Goal: Lose 50+ .lbs by .
Ultimate Goal: Reached by 02/07/13

I'm over worked, stressed, and have had tremendous obstacles in my life in recent years. So I packed the pounds on. Now, I need to do this for me so I can live life, enjoy life now, and stop waiting for some elusive event to happen to make my life perfect. I will succeed!!!
"The joy of the Lord is my strength."

My two new mantras are:
"When you stand still, you reject the struggle, and you refuse to change and grow. ULTIMATELY, you REJECT FULFILLMENT, HAPPINESS, THE DANCE FOR JOY AND everything else that is eternally good." Matthew Kelly

*Live life at its fullest,
*Laugh at the things that don't matter,
*Love with all you have & more.

I started working on me before Spark people. I joined a women's social club, weight watchers, started seeing a relationship coach, and a (Christian therapist (because I was overwhelmed by recent tragedies & setbacks in my life) that I just couldn't handle on my own). I was struggling! Then I found Spark people and with the added support and motivation I get here my weight loss has been jumped started. My attitude and the way I deal with things have changed for the better. I know I can succeed at what ever comes now!! I need that daily motivation and challenge I get here.

How did it get to this point? I was a sick child, missed a lot of school. I didn't even know food had a taste until I was 8 and had my tonsials removed. My mom was so happy to see me eat that she gave me what ever I asked for. Soon I didn't want to stop even when mom tried to tell me that I was getting heavy. I felt hurt, unloved by her, and thought she didn't want me to have it. It was the first time I had failed her, my Hero. I guess that was my first experience with failure. My greatest fear is failure and the perfectionist in me (got that from mom too) can't accept failure. So I eat to console myself of any disapproval. That is changing today with this step of admitting that I need to reframe my destructive thoughts and start living, instead of waiting for life to happen to me because I love the dance of life and to get my dance on!

Proverbs 3:5-7 MSG ~ Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don't try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God's voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he's the one who will keep you on track. Don't assume that you know it all. Run to God! Run from evil! Your body will glow with health, your very bones will vibrate with life!

Whatever comes up, make your first thought “What would I do if I knew I could not fail?”

choose to reframe my thinking
choose to live
choose to move forward not back
choose to be healthy
choose to work hard for what I want
choose not to be negative
choose me
choose to be successful
choose to lose weight
I choose all of the above!!!

Great works are performed not by strength but by perserverance. - Samuel Johnson

Member Since: 3/7/2008

Fitness Minutes: 1,769

My Goals:
Just to be healthy and live pain free for as long as I can. To feel good about myself and love myself first so I can be the best person I can be for myself and my life. My ultimate goal is to get down to a size 10-12.

*Remember every 10 .lbs equals one dress size down!*



My Program:
M-W-F- Start with
1.30 minutes of cardio exercise using Low impact aerobics videos I have.
2. or"Walking Away the Pounds" DVD with Leslie Sansone
3. or Walk/Jog 10-30 min. on mini trampoline
4. Spark People Cardio Interval Video.

T-TH-SAT: Strength Training
1. Coach Nicole's 6 min. Hips, glutes, thighs video.
2. Stability ball video.
3. Strength training exercises off SparkPeople
4. Coach Nicole's butt busting video.
5. Legs of Steel video
6. Arms and Abs of Steel.

Join Weight Watchers
1.Flex PLAN for diet
For support, account-ability & weigh in.

Use Spark and Spark Friends for:
Motivation,Encouragement, Ideas for fitness, and etc.

*I need to Remember *
Every 10 .lbs = 1 dress size down! *Either you lose weight or gain muscle but not at the same time, SO don't get discouraged if scale doesn't move down. *Ask mysel

Personal Information:
Teacher assistant from NC.

I am a Member of the Lumbee tribe of Native Americans in NC. The Lumbees are descendents of the "Lost Colony" and possibly the Croatian Indian tribe. Which would make us ( I guess descendents of Sir Walter Raleigh), since his daughter and granddaughter were among the missing. Who knows, but I do love a great mystery don't you.

Other Information:
My passions are worshiping and praising God first, my family, praying, teaching,studying the Bible, reading all kinds of things. I studied interior decorating and merchandising. I love art, flowers, nature, gardening, DIY projects and teaching. I can do almost any home repair and I even built my head board for my bed. I love teaching and helping others to reach their goals.

(¨`·.·´¨) Blessings,
`·.¸(¨`·.·´¨) Love &
(¨`·.·´¨)¸.·´ Hugs,
`·.¸.·´ *Sybil*

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    Hi Sybil, Thanks for thinking about me today. It means alot to know others are thinking about me. Ya know I pray for my Sparksfriends almost every day. Anyway, we didn't get the brunt of the storm but a whole lot of lightening and rain. Lights went out a little but all is well now. It's passed so I guess we made it through ok. But I hear the towns a little more south got alot of flooding. Really sad. Well, it was good hearing from you. How are things with you? Keep me in touch. Hugs!!! Susan
    4560 days ago
    Hey Sybil...thanks for the spa treatment, it was super!!! Don't work too hard. Stay cool and keep up the good work!
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    4566 days ago
    Sybil, thanks for the SparkGoodie Smoothie! Cool, sweet, & refreshing! Just what I needed during this hot Texas summer day! Have an incredibly blessed day!

    Making Melodies by God's Grace,

    4569 days ago
    Congrats on meeting those goals and getting those rewards. We all need to do more work than just loosing the weight. You aren't alone and your friends are here!! Keep in touch and let me know how things are going!!
    4569 days ago
    Sybil, I really love that background picture on your page! Is it a personal picture or did you find it somewhere else? If so where could I find a link to it? Thnaks!

    Making Melodies by God's Grace For Him who has Ears to Hear,

    4570 days ago
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