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Hi I'm Cynthia! **WELCOME** to my page!

***SURPRISE!!*** User Name change! Once AROSEFORC; Now HLTHAPPINESS4C it is! Why the change? It's because I need a daily reminder of what my goals are to be. Happy and Healthy & SO DONE BEING THE FAT GIRL!!

Now when I mean happy I don't mean goody goody happy joy everything's perfect and wonderful. I mean happy as in to be content and thankful even in the difficult circumstances. To find my Happiness and Joy in the Lord, not ...
Hi I'm Cynthia! **WELCOME** to my page!

***SURPRISE!!*** User Name change! Once AROSEFORC; Now HLTHAPPINESS4C it is! Why the change? It's because I need a daily reminder of what my goals are to be. Happy and Healthy & SO DONE BEING THE FAT GIRL!!

Now when I mean happy I don't mean goody goody happy joy everything's perfect and wonderful. I mean happy as in to be content and thankful even in the difficult circumstances. To find my Happiness and Joy in the Lord, not just during the Good times, but through the Trials as well..
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I don't always know where I'm going as I don't always follow the given path, but I know I am wonderfully and fearfully made. I can not fail with Christ! My mantra is I CAN and WILL BE VICTORIOUS. You CAN too!

I've been a sparkler here for about 7 years now. It's been quite the journey. I started out at 170 my highest weight ever and I was ready to do whatever it took to lose the weight. (healthy ways) After a couple of years I came so close to my goal weight of 130 lbs. I felt on top of the world, but it was short lived. I have struggled with Binge Eating Disorder for years and it reared its ugly head and I all but gave up. Needless to say I have regained all of the weight back + a few more. I've also struggled with Fibromyalgia and arthritis the past 5 years. making it very difficult to function and do daily tasks which includes exercise.But I believe through Christ I can do ALL things. I can and will overcome!

My biggest accomplishment is that on February 29,2008 I quit smoking and with that came the gift of being able to breathe. That gift of fresh air opened the door to this journey!

I came to Spark People lonely, sad, frustrated with myself about the shape I had let myself get into. I didn't know a thing about fitness and nutrition, but in the years that I have been here I have learned a lot. I might not always follow the path that leads to victory, but I try where I can from veering too far off. And even when I seem to be falling from a cliff...He is there to catch me and get me back on track.....and so are my wonderful SP friends! Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your support!

Again: I CAN and WILL succeed and so CAN YOU!!

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Happy 2015!!! Winter is here.

I continue to battle pain and fatigue that just comes along with having Fibromyalgia. I am thankful for the fun, support, and fellowship/friendships from my team mates on FIBRO SISTERS!! This Spark team Rocks!!

Basically for now I am just using my fitbit daily and trying to aim for 1500 steps/day. If I get there wonderful...if I get More that's just bonus. If I fall short I just try again tomorrow.

I am in a Winter challenge on my DONE GIRL team! I need to post. On January 12th I met and surpassed my goal of losing 2 lbs. I am so excited. I am just taking it day by day and trying my best to not let the scale dictate my emotions and self esteem. Love you DONE GIRLS!! xx :)

Let's all strive for wonderful 2015!! Blessings and Love to all!!
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It's SPRING! SPRING IS HERE!!

Today 3-22-15 I wore my sandals for the 1st time in many months! So excited I was. Also excited to see the beautiful dogwood, cherry blossoms and Bradford pair trees blooming.
SC is beautiful in Spring and is my absolute favorite season.

Speaking of blooming....NEW Challenge for Spring; started early this month. DONE GIRL'S BLOOMING BEAUTY CHALLENGE! We are in competition with no one, just trying one day at a time to meet our weekly weight loss goal and meet end of challenge goals. GO DONE GIRLS. WE CAN DO IT!!

Blessings to all in this beautiful season of Spring!
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Member Since: 3/30/2008

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My Goals:
2014 Goals

~ Participate in monthy DONE GIRL Challenges.

~ Get in 1500 steps each day.

~ Do PT exercises 3 days a week

~ eat 3-5 servings of fruits and veggies each day

~ Drink 8-10 cups of water each day

~ Spend time in God's Word daily

~ Improve self esteem

~ Read "Intuitive Eating" so that I can get a better handle of my binge eating disorder.

~ Aim for progress and NOT PERFECTION!!!

~ Support my fellow Spark friends and Team mates!!

My Program:
Taking it one positive Baby step at a time!

Personal Information:
I was born and raised in Michigan, but have always been a southern gal at heart. I now live in SC (been here 15 years) and absolutely love it here.


I am a born again Christian who is trying to live for God and trust in him one step at a time.


Other Information:
Reading is my favorite past time. I love The Yada Yada Prayer Group Series by Neta Jackson!! I also enjoy Historical fiction.

I enjoy drinking coffee; iced coffee during summer and lattes during the cooler months.

My favorite way to work out is walk. I live in a downtown area where there are gorgeous walking trails through the parks.

I had a sweet miniature dachshund named Lucky who recently passed away (Nove 2013) I miss him so much as he was my walking buddy. I also love cats and have one named Gabbie! She really fits her name as she is quite vocal!

I LOVE Christian Contemp Music. My favorite is Tenth Avenue North and JJ Heller. I do enjoy other types of music too, alternative, country, classical, rock!

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MAESTRAPLANK12
4/19/2015 9:02:25 AM

Courage is very important. Like a muscle, it is strengthened by use. A very dear SparkFriend this week posted on our Recovering Alcoholics team thread, Sobriety Blessings, this incredible reflection, "Sobriety has given me the courage to do the right thing in spire of my fear."

In my blog, Strength Training Builds More Than Muscle, I focused on having the courage to change our lifestyle and to reach our goals, our heart's desires.

Success is not final.
Failure is not fatal.
It is the courage to continue that counts.

Blessings today and always! emoticon a
Courage is fear that has said its prayers!

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BLESSEDBEING
4/18/2015 11:03:38 PM

Thanks for commenting on my feed, Cynthia! I've missed you over on the BBs. Hope you are doing well. I *love* that Cohen quote on your page! And the tulips are lovely. Take care emoticon
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MAESTRAPLANK12
4/16/2015 9:44:07 AM

Razzle Dazzle......great posting to the wall for our team! emoticon



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LILLYROSEGRAM
4/16/2015 12:25:46 AM

Thank you so much, C, for the Pedicure goodie you sent me. What a treat! I also appreciate your kind and encouraging words.

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MAESTRAPLANK12
4/10/2015 2:26:46 AM


I completed Steps Four and Five this week with my sponsor. I am a grateful recovering alcoholic.This has been a soul searching and incredibly empowering week for me. I just want to share something from my AA meeting today:

" Higher Power take my will and my life. Guide me in my recovery.
Show me how to live. "

One incredible new team member of Recovering Alcoholics reminded me how important it is to revisit Step One each and every day. I do this and also revisit daily Steps Two and Three also. The inspirational thought I have shared speaks to Step Three:

Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of
God as we understood Him.

The serenity which floods my soul is indescribable, but I know you have experienced this and can share in the joy of living sober!

Blessings and a BIG emoticon



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