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"If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it." ~ Michael Jordan

"I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." ~ Michael Jordan


I wrote the following piece on 1/8/08 in honor of all my SP friends. I have been so inspired by your determination, diligence, and kindness. Regardless of the various stages we are on our journey of good health, I'd like to let my friends know that your inner beauty is shining through our virtual connection on SP.


My eyes are beautiful not because they are bright and perfectly shaped.
They are beautiful because I see the beauty of the world God has created.

My lips are beautiful not because they are full and luscious.
They are beautiful because they offer words of comfort to those who are down.

My bosom is beautiful not because it fits the ideals of Hollywood.
It is beautiful because inside beats a heart that loves and forgives unconditionally.

My hands are beautiful not because they are soft and manicured.
They are beautiful because they reach out to those in need.

My torso is beautiful not because it is flat and toned.
It is beautiful because it carried a precious baby from conception to birth.

My legs are beautiful not because they are shapely and tanned.
They are beautiful because I dance to the beat of my own drum.

In spite of my tired eyes, thin lips, sagging bosom, rough hands, flabby torso, and pasty legs...
I am beautiful!

Member Since: 8/15/2007

Fitness Minutes: 112,365

My Goals:
I want to lose 30 lbs. just to squeeze into the healthy range of the BMI. Then I want to lose 15 more to be in the middle of the healthy range.

8/15/07 start SP: 165 lbs.
9/21/07 lost 11.0: 154 lbs.
9/29/07 lost 15.5: 149.5 lbs.
10/29/07 lost 21.5: 143.5 lbs.
11/5/07 lost 26.5: 138.5 lbs.
11/20/97 lost 30: 135 lbs.
1/10/08 lost 35: 130 lbs.
7/3/08 lost 40: 125 lbs.

Due to setback, I have regained some weight. However, I'm NOT giving up.
2/27/09: 140 lbs.

My Program:
These are the group classes I am currently taking:

SUN - turbo kickboxing
MON - Zumba and weight training
TUE - turbo kickboxing
WED - Drums Alive and step aerobics
THU - turbo kickboxing
FRI - body challenge (50% cardio, 50% weight training) and step aerobics
SAT - weight training and step aerobics

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Other Information:
I am a social person, and I'm the same way when it comes to a fitness program. I love group exercise classes. Fun and variety are vital to my fitness motivation.

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    i am happy to hear that you are enjoying yourself :) i have so much fun watching as much as i do actually joining
    5056 days ago
    Hello and thankyou for writing on my sparkpage...the more the merrier! I was reading down your sparkpage and was totally impressed and motivated by your exercise program. I agree with BLONDEGIRL. I'm not doing to bad diet wise..the tracking is keeping me on line. I am having a problem getting off my butt and working out. I'm trying to book myself into dance classes because dancing is such fun, but otherwise I give my elliptical rider an evil stare as I walk on my to sit on my butt in front of the computer.Sigh..
    5056 days ago
    OMG! - You do a lot of exercise! Good for you - Keep it up!
    I love those Fiber One bars - amazing fiber - have you tried the peanut ones? Yum.
    I am watching you... I told you I would!
    Thank you for the posts on my page. You are the sweetest.
    Thank you!
    5057 days ago
    wowzer on the walking :) you are darned right i'm proud of you.... that is awsome... way to go :)
    5058 days ago
  • v no profile image BALDYJOHN
    see now you have 2 just needed to turn your page online. Well best of luck my new spark buddy....WE CAN DO THIS
    John :-)
    5059 days ago
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