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244 pounds at Disneyland 8/3/2013

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I was 231 pounds on this picture taken at my apartment in Moreno Valley, CA. October 2016

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I was 24 years old and at my smallest weight as an adult 195 pounds.

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My name is Arlene and I would like to lose a total of 95 pounds.
My starting weight was 277 pounds and my goal weight is 180 pounds. I have lost 38 pounds so far since I have been a Sparkpeople member. I have Type 2 Diabetes. I have been able to get off of insulin because I change my eating habits and stop eating so many carbohydrates and high processed foods.

I love deserts and this has been my temptation while I'm on my weight loss journey, but I would like to overcome this temptation.
I said that I would only have deserts on special occasions instead of every day.

For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future.

I have plans to be thinner in the future and eat healthier right now and forever.

Let the peace that Christ gives control your thinking, because you were all called together in one body to have peace always be thankful. Colossians 3:15

What's in the mind controls the body. Thought before action. Plan 1st and then act out your plans. I have the mind of Christ.

The amazing thing about life is that you choose what you allow into it. You choose how things affect you, you choose how you react. Happiness is a choice, make it. - Unknown

Be very careful about what you think. Your thoughts run your life.

Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God which trancends all
understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Dear God in your strong hands, I place my life today, choosing to depend on you to light and guide my way.

Free will doesn't mean doing whatever you want. It means having the freedom to do what is right. - Unknown

It is possible to achieve any goal, once you set your mind to it. What you believe in and what you give your energies to, will eventually manifest itself as your reality. - Unknown

Stop worrying about what you have to loose and start focusing on what you have to gain. - Unknown
I will focus on a better health without medication.
A smaller size clothes than what I wear now.
A healthier BMI and healtheir lifestyle.
Being able to live a longer and fuller life because of my health.

What lies ahead will always be a mystery. Do not be afraid to explore. Where there are choices to make, make the one you wont regret. - Unknown
I will not regret making healthy chocies in the food that I eat. I will have to suffer the consequences when I eat food that has no nutrisional value.

Galatians 6: 7-9
Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasing life. And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.

People often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, I acquire the ability to do it, even if I didn't have it in the beginning. - Mahatma Gandhi

Everything in your life is a reflection of a choice you have made. If you want a different result make a different choice. - Unknown

Instead of looking at the hundred reasons to quit, try looking at the thousand reasons not to quit. - Unknown
Health reasons, smaller size clothes, healthy mind, healthy body, compliments from the men at work, mama, and Freddie. Healthy lifestyle for me and the children. Do things and go places with the children and grand daughter.

You Must Make a "Choice" to Take a "Chance" or your Life will Never "Change." Choice, Chance, Change! Facebook 12/17/13

January 5, 2014 to January 26, 2014, I am on a Daniel Fast with Generation Church. My daughter Francine attends this church and she is on the fast along with me. The Daniel Fast is similuar to a Vegan Diet. You can eat fruit, vegetables, Ezeikiel Bread, brown rice, beans, veggie burgers, drink protein shakes and juice. You can not eat no sugar, flour, meat, or nothing that comes from animal or birds. You can not eat any animal products. I have lost 6 pounds so far on this Daniel Fast and I feel amazing.

January 15, 2014, Facebook
Dear God, please help me to live a clean and innocent life in a dark world full of crooked and perverse people. Help me to make right choices that will shine like a light to everyone around me. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Greatfully, in Jesus Loving Name I Pray, Amen.

If you change nothing, nothing will change - Facebook 3/13/14
I am going to change my eating habits starting today.

You're not going to overcome fear and live a powerful, victorius life if you're not disciplined in you thought life. That's where the main battle is taking place. Guard your mind. - Joel Osteen Ministies

"Happiness is good health and a bad memory." But without good memory, good health may not even be possible. - Ingrid Bergman

2 Timothy 1:7
For God gave us a spirit not of fear, but of power, love, and self control.
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love and of a sound mind.

Isaiah 61:3 says, "The oil of gladness instead of mourning, a crown of beauty instead of ashes, a garment of praise instead of a spirit of heaviness." As God is breathing new life into your spirit, the sadness is leaving and gladness is coming.

Life is an echo. What you send out, comes back. What you sow, you reap. What you give you get. What you see in others, exists in you. Remember, life is an echo. It always gets back to you so give goodness. -Chineses Proverb - Facebook

Proverbs 6:2 says
You are snared with the words of your mouth. Snared means to be trapped. Your words can trip you. What you say can cause you to stumble, and it can keep you from your potential. Don't set limits for your life with your words.

For people who are negative
Embrace those who love you and whom you love, and rid yourself of those who will only bring you down.

7/12/16 - My weight is at 252 right now and I am try to get my weight at 180 pounds. Between 2009 and 2016 I have lost a total of 40 pounds and then I gained all of it back except for 10 pounds. This time I want to make a difference in the weight that I lose and keep it off. I know that I can not return to my old eating habits. I have to stop eating deserts except on special occations like birthdays and holidays. I am eating meat for lunch only and not for breakfast or dinner. I eat oatmeal every morning and I like that because it seems to keep my weight down.

Always do your best. What you plant now you will harvest later. - Galations 6:7-8
If you work at losing weight. Every little step of the way. You will see weight lost in the end.

Self-disciplines begins with the mastery of your thoughts. If you don't control what you think, you can't control what you do. Simply, self discipline enables you to think first and act afterwards. - Napoleon Hill

Nothing is but that thinking makes it so. Shakespeare
What the mind can conceive and believe man can achieve.
Thought before action.
What's in the mind, the body will follow.
Success to eating healthy and living a healthy lifestyle.
We can't control our weight, but we can control what we think, do and feel.
Plan meals for the day every night before.
Planning what you are going to eat before you eat will make you successful at dieting.

I've seen to many victories, I can't let defeat have the last word. I count it victory. - The Williams Brothers Song
From 267 to 247 this is victory.

If you want to fly, you have to give up the things that weigh you down.
Things that weigh me down:
Negative thinking, processed foods, sugary foods, baked goods, large amounts of food, greasy foods, animal products, high calorie foods, high fat foods, and negative people.

What you think you become. I will think about reaching my goal to become thinner. Eating Healthy every day. Mindful eating and think before I take that 1st bite. Meditate on the word of God. I'm flying without wings.

Never stop trying. Never stop believing. Never give up. Your day will come. I will not stop trying to lose the weight. I want to lose a total of 70 pounds right now and my goal weight is 180 pounds.
I have passed the exam for Senior Administrative Clerk 7/2016 and I am waiting for my promotion from God right now.

Member Since: 11/1/2012

Fitness Minutes: 90

My Goals:
Lose 50 pounds by 12/30/16

Wear a size 14 dress size by June 2017.

Eat healthy for the rest of my life.

Get off my diabetes, blood pressure, and cholesterol medications.

My Program:
Lower intake of pasta,
potato, rice and bread.
Eat fish 3 times per week or 5 days per week.

Eat vegetables and fruit at least 3 servings each day.
Stop eating process foods that are high in carbohydrates.
Stop eating sweets
Eat meat only for lunch
Think before I eat each meal and be mindful of what I am eating.

Walk each day for 30 minutes.

Personal Information:
I have been married for 31 years. I have 3 beautiful daughters all in their 20s and I have one grand daughter age 6.

I have worked at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power for 33 years as a Clerk Typist.

I am from Los Angeles, California. I currently live in Moreno Valley, CA.
My email address is
I am a chirstian and I enjoy going to church and fellowshiping with other belivers. I enjoy reading the bible, books on health and romance novels.

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So as a man thinks in his heart so is he.

Phillipians 4:8
Think on things that are praiseworthy and things that are of a good report.
Think on things that are noble, true, honest, just.
If there be any virture and any praise think on these things.

Phillipians. 4:13
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

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    Happy Valentines Day Arlene and God Bless, hope your day is blessed!

    And you enjoy the following Valentine Poem! emoticon

    You Are Often In My Thoughts

    Love is a command
    That Christians are called to do;
    Our Lord says "Love your God,
    And love your neighbor, too."

    Some people are easy to love;
    They are human rays of sun;
    They light up every life,
    And encourage everyone.

    You are in that group,
    So I sincerely want to say:
    You are often in my thoughts;
    Happy Valentine's Day!

    By Joanna Fuchs

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    Evening Hello Arlene

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    Dropping by to Spread the Spark
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    And wish you a great Week ahead and say thank you for you’re support emoticon

    I'm so emoticon for not being here for quite some time but wanted you to know you hadn't been forgotten, as always I cheer you on your journey! emoticon

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    And say thank you for your friendship & continued support on Shining for Jesus Team... emoticon Let's emoticon on Together.. emoticon Team Leader, Judith

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