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This is my introduction to blogging. I've been meaning to do it for a while, but I just never took the time to do it.

I am 51 years old, married to a wonderful man, Gabriel and am the mother of 6 (birthed & blended). We have 3 dogs and 1 cat. We have a wonderfully adorable grandson (do I sound biased?) and I LOVE LOVE LOVE to cook. I was born in Brooklyn and raised (yes I was raised) in New Orleans. I moved to Atlanta in 1993 and I still consider New Orleans home. LOL! I am a Saints/Eagles fan (a divided house WILL stand)!

I am on the journey because I am tired of being tired and having no energy. I have a beautiful 15 month old grandson that loves to play and I want to play with him. My family has been very supportive of me and my husband has been my cheerleader and encourager.

In the past I've lost 50# or 60# and get side tracked and gain it back. That is my past and I intend to leave it there. This time I am determined to get to my goal and stay there. I know there will be good days and bad days, and this time I will not let my bad days turn into bad years. I also have worthiness issues. Now I wake up and tell myself "I am a child of God and I am worthy of being the best I can be and thru Him I can do all things that He has destined for me."

When I started my journey this time, May 24, 2011 - the day our son Jordan left for the Army I weighed 276.6#. Today, August 24th I weigh 249 ... 27.6# and counting! Friday mornings are my weigh-in days and that helps keep me on track on the weekends. My husband will get up early on Sat and Sun and walk with me. My sistafriend is my personal trainer and she is wonderful. I have all the tools and this time I am determined to get and stay at my goal. I have a SistaFriend that has a raw food restaurant and her mantra is "Stop die*ting and start living" so this is my mantra - No more DIE*Ts and on to LIVING!

So join me on my journey. Next stop - learning to post pictures!

Member Since: 12/12/2007

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To be all that I was created to be by my Creator ...

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-Tracking my food
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-Exercising and moving more
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Grace is love that paid a higher price. The price was the death of Jesus on the cross. Faith is accepting that gift of grace and making it our own. Faith is the altar of powerful worship ... Mary Southerland

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    "Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength."
    -Arnold Schwarzenegger
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    Thanks a bunch for commenting on my blog, "The Monkey On Your Back." I was so surprised and honored to see it was the featured blog post. Have a wonderful, healthy day!

    1164 days ago
    Thanks for reading my blog, and you kind words of support. I really appreciate!
    1234 days ago
    "One day at a time--this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering."
    ~~Ida Scott Taylor
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    Thank you for commenting on my blog, "Streaking!" Have a healthy day!
    1242 days ago
    Thank you so much the the kind words on my blog. I "never" expected my simple story would touch so many people. What a wonderful reminder that Spark is not just an Internet group, but also a community of friends.
    1250 days ago
    "Victory is won not in miles but in inches. Win a little now, hold your ground, and later, win a little more."
    --Louis L'Amour
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    Wow, thanks a bunch for the vacation goodie, that was soooo generous of you! I hope your week is off to a great start!
    Big hugs,
    1259 days ago
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