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My name is Jackie, and I live in Las Vegas with my husband and our 3 adorable cats. I have been a nurse for 28 years, mainly in ICU and post-surgical Recovery, now in Pre-Op.
I herniated a disc in my lower back a few years ago, and combined with quitting smoking, I've put on about 30 pounds. I found SP in December of 2009, and firmly believe that it's the greatest website on the whole Internet!

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My name is Jackie, and I live in Las Vegas with my husband and our 3 adorable cats. I have been a nurse for 28 years, mainly in ICU and post-surgical Recovery, now in Pre-Op.
I herniated a disc in my lower back a few years ago, and combined with quitting smoking, I've put on about 30 pounds. I found SP in December of 2009, and firmly believe that it's the greatest website on the whole Internet!

“Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.” - Coach John Wooden (1910–2010, died a few months shy of his 100th birthday)

"Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. " (also from John Wooden)




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Member Since: 12/4/2009

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Fitness Minutes: 7,031

My Goals:
I want to be down 2 pants sizes by July 20 (my 50th birthday!)

My Program:
I got the ZUMBA Exhilarate DVD set as an early Christmas present from my hubby (per my request!) What a blast!!

I just got a bicycle and am SO excited about riding again!! I am also using resistance tubes/bands at home for strength training, as well as several workout DVD's.

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I am the youngest of 3 kids, and don't have any of my own, unless you count my cats!! I love to watch sporting events--tennis, football, Olympic sports, and of course, BASEBALL! My family has lived in St. Louis since 1973, and I am a true Redbirds fan--I even have a small Cardinal tattoo on my right hip!!

I quit smoking on May 4, 2009! WOOHOO!!!


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RUTHIEBEAR
7/11/2015 10:32:01 AM

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.

Chrous
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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6/20/2015 10:25:23 AM

I have been thinking about Father's Day this weekend. I lost my Dad in 1980. I do not think I will ever get over missing him.
But We also have an ever-present Heavenly Father. This song reminds me again and again of how much He loves each of us and how vast His love is. It was sung by a group called Sierra.

YOUR LOVE
Your love is an ocean
Too vast to comprehend
Your love is a mystery
One I'll never understand
You see what I can't see
As You watch me from above

Everything I'll ever need
Everything I long to be
The very air I breathe
Is found in Your love
Deeper than the deepest sea
Your living water runs in me
My very heartbeat
Is found in Your love

Your love is the rising sun
That burns from dusk to dawn
Your love is the silver moon
In darkness Your light is drawn
You hold eternity
And at the same time You hold me

I am consumed to think that You
In all Your Majesty
Would be consumed with me

Written by:
Austin Green; Jermaine Reid; Thomas Williams; Michael Morgan

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RUTHIEBEAR
2/1/2015 10:23:02 AM

SOmetimes I feel so discouraged on this journey. I feel defeated and like I am a failure. Some days I feel so unworthy knowing I have not made the right choices.
At times like those, Christian music can change my focus and lift my spirit. today I share the lyrics of a song written by Geron Davis. His wife Becky does such a touching rendition.

Mercy Saw Me- Written By Geron Davis

The years had left scars. The scars had left pain. How could he recognize me? I wasn't the same. I knew I should pay and I knew the price. For justice and law demanded my life. Yet, his tender heart heard my desperate cry. And he saw my past through merciful eyes.

Chorus: Beautiful! That's how mercy saw me; Though I was broken and so lost, mercy looked past all my faults. Justice of God saw what I had done, but mercy saw me through the Son; Not what I was, but what I could be, that's how mercy saw me.

Wherever you go, you can't go too far that his eyes of mercy can't see where you are. He loves you too much to leave you alone. You're flesh of his flesh and bone of his bone. Yet his heart cries out for your heart today. See yourself through his eyes and then you will say, you'll say:

Bridge: Sin has stolen my dignity and all my self-esteem. But I was made brand new again when mercy looked at me.

Know that when the Lord looks at YOU - in HIS eyes - You are beautiful!

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RUTHIEBEAR
1/24/2015 11:00:53 AM

“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” Ephesians 2:10
Remember when struggles come, YOU are God's Masterpiece - you are work every effort, every obstacle! God has good things in mind for YOU!!! SO look up and stay strong!
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1/18/2015 11:36:58 AM

I really struggle with feeling good about myself, trying to enjoy the way I look, even if I am not yet where I want to end up weight wise. This week I share this prayer with you.

Lord, sometimes when I look in the mirror I’m not too happy with what I see. Please let me see me the way you made me, beautiful and perfect just as I am. Help me to hold this image in my mind and heart as I follow my life’s path. Allow others to witness your light shining through me as I walk with confidence, grace and a smile on my face. Amen.

May we all gather strength and confidence and see ourselves as HE sees and loves us.

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