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No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees. “Make level paths for your feet,” so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed. Hebrews 12:11-13

Member Since: 9/9/2009

Fitness Minutes: 42,690

My Goals:
5/17/20 I am "rebeginning" my journey May 17th, 2020. It is incredible looking back on my thoughts nearly 8 years ago!

Start Weight: 274.6# 5/15/2020 ((Highest actually 290 pounds around Christmas 2019))
GOAL 1: 265
GOAL 2: 255
GOAL 3: 245
GOAL 4: 235
GOAL 5: 225
GOAL 6: 215
GOAL 7: 210
GOAL 8: 205
GOAL 9: 200
GOAL 10: 195

I am beginning my journey December 19th, 2012. I am in it for the long haul and am determined to make whatever changes necessary to regain control of my health.

GOAL 1: 249 lbs.
REACHED: 1/29/13

GOAL 2: 239 lbs.
REACHED: 3/7/13

GOAL 3: 223 lbs.
REACHED: 5/10/13

GOAL 4: 217 lbs.
REACHED: 5/17/13

GOAL 5: 210 lbs.
REACHED: 6/14/13

GOAL 6: 199 lbs.
REACHED: 9/19/13

GOAL 7: 189 lbs.

GOAL 8: 179 lbs.

GOAL 9: 169 lbs.

GOAL 10: Maintain 167 or as low as 155 for a year

My first goal is to track without cheating. To just get familiar with what I am eat

My Program:
5/17/20 I plan to discipline myself. I plan to not let my emotions get the best of me. I plan to celebrate my life and successes. Tracking still feels like a crutch so I am going to work on that looking like a good thing. I want to be well, not for a season, but for the rest of my life!

12/19/12 I plan to eat mostly fruits and vegetables while concentrating on my protien intake to curb hunger. I have been doing this for years, but ate a lot of sweets along side it, so cutting those out for the most part. I really want to know why I overeat and face every battle, challenge and fear so a lot of soul searching will be incorporated. Exercise will come later. I have been very religious about it in the past. At 250 lbs. I have ran a mile in less than 15 minutes over the summer of 2012. Not too bad, but certainly not my goal. This time however, I am taking my time, as my real problem is with food.

Personal Information:
05/17/20 I am still a happily married mother of five. Now they are 27, 24, 22, 11, and 8, and I've gained a grandson. Now I have two. :) Since my last update, I have graduated a 1500 hour internship and took state and a national exam so that I could practice as a nursing home administrator. That has not gone so hot, lol. As much as I have tried to interject myself into the field, it appears to keep spewing me out. Since I'm no quitter, it has been difficult for me to recognize the difference between giving up and giving in. I just don't believe it is for me, at least not right now. In the meantime, I have published two books and blog about days at (currently, this site is not launched, but hopefully coming soon) I am so busy right now. Story of our lives, eh?

12/19/12 I am a happily married mother of five. My children are 20, 17, 15, 4 and 1. I graduated college in 2007 with a BSBA and plan to use it before I am 50. (I hope, lol) For now, I am a stay at home

Other Information:
I was diagnosed with Bipolar 1 with psychosis, after the birth of my fifth child, more specifically two months after the tubal litigation proceeding her birth. Since then, my life has been a whirlwind of goals, most accomplished, but a huge set back to my health. Angered that I had to start taking a medication to control my brain's chemical function because it causes weight gain, I stopped logging and exercising. I have a bad habit of torturing myself, in hopes that it will help me, but of course, it never does. I hope to stay very focused and committed. I hope to let the past be just that, the past, and now that I have had a hysterectomy (in January) I am believing that I can use nutrition and fitness to help heal my mind and overcome what has been an otherwise rather debilitating five years.

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    emoticon Glad to see your Spark Friend, BUNNYKICKS is The Motivator of the Day. What an honor for her. emoticon
    2246 days ago
    I just read this poem & felt it too good not to share on this CHRISTmas Eve! God bless!

    {This is another version of 'Twas The Night Before Christmas' }

    'Twas the night before Jesus came
    and all through the house
    Not a creature was praying,
    Not one in the house.
    Their Bibles were lain on the shelf without care
    In hopes that Jesus would not come there.

    The children were dressing to crawl into bed.
    Not once ever kneeling or bowing a head.
    And Mom in her rocker with baby on her lap
    Was watching the Late Show while I took a nap.

    When out of the East there arose such a clatter.
    I sprang to my feet to see what was the matter.
    Away to the window I flew like a flash,
    Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash!

    When what to my wondering eyes should appear
    But angels proclaiming that Jesus was here.
    With a light like the sun sending forth a bright ray
    I knew in a moment this must be THE DAY!

    The light of His face made me cover my head
    It was Jesus! returning just like He had said.
    And though I possessed worldly wisdom and wealth,
    I cried when I saw Him in spite of myself.

    In the Book of Life which He held in His hand
    Was written the name of every saved man.
    He spoke not a word as He searched for my name;
    When He said "it's not here" my head hung in shame.

    The people whose names had been written with love
    He gathered to take to His Father above.
    With those who were ready He rose without a sound.
    While all the rest were left standing around.

    I fell to my knees, but it was too late;
    I had waited too long and thus sealed my fate.
    I stood and I cried as they rose out of sight;
    Oh, if only I had been ready tonight.

    In the words of this poem the meaning is clear;
    The coming of Jesus is drawing near.
    There's only one life and when comes the last call
    We'll find that the Bible was true after all!

    (by Reverend Edward M. Gionest, Sr.)

    To those who receive Him, He gives the power to become the sons of God, even to those that believe on his name. Repent and declare with your mouth that Jesus is your Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him up from the dead, you will be saved.
    2404 days ago
    So glad to be back on here. I need the accountability. So thankful for spark people! It's great we can do this together. :)
    2504 days ago
    I have also gained 16 pounds since earlier this year! It's tough to get over the mental block but we can do it :) I'm going to add you and check back with you
    2505 days ago
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