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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..

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!!


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!!


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!


DECEMBER 2015: Is almost here! (Today is November 27)

Tis time once again to celebrate Christ the Saviors Birth!

Time once Again to spend time with loved ones far and near. Spread the love and good cheer!

Since Christmas of 2014 I have lost roughly 40 lbs. I am so thankful. I feel better physically. Less Fibro flare ups and lower back troubles. It is MUCH easier to put socks on. YAY!!

I have 17 more lbs to lose if I go the higher end of my healthy BMI and 30 if I go the lower end. At this point in time I am aiming for the 17 lbs. I have been at the weight before and felt comfortable and content. I will do this one day at a time.

Christmas time is my favorite holiday. I love to decorate. I collect snowmen and I of course love to put out the Nativity scene which means so much to me. I love the smell of pine...When I was a home owner I INSISTED on a real tree. Now apartment living keeps me from having the real thing, so I light my balsam scented candles while I enjoy my "Charlie Brown" Christmas tree. (It's very small,but fun to decorate).

Wishing you a lovely, fun and joyful December and Holiday time!!
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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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Member Comments:
11/27/2015 8:20:47 AM

emoticon Cynthia, blessings today and always! I just want to share some thoughts about life.\ from Mother Teresa who has truly inspired me and continues to motivate me to become a better person.

Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is a beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it. '
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is life, fight for it.

I will continue living each day with an attitude of gratitude. So many opportunities await us if we only choose to become involved by truly living life fully one day at a time.

emoticon So blessed and happy to be your friend

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11/17/2015 7:09:29 AM

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During my morning mediation and prayer time, I realized something very important......ATTITUDE. Do I truly have an Attitude of Gratitude? It's time for me to realize that my ATTITUDE toward the life I'm living and the people in it can have a tangible,. measurable and profound effect on what happens to me day by day. If I expect good, then surely good will come to me. If I try to each day to base my attitude and point of view on a spiritual foundation, I know it will change all the circumstances of my life for the better. Through daily communion with God my spirituality will be maintained.

During this month of November which celebrates THANKSGIVING may you and I remember to have an Attitude of Gratitude.......and may we continue to have it 365 days a year!

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11/10/2015 9:28:40 PM

Cynthia, Thanks so much for the goodie and the encouragement, I really appreciate it. I'm close to goal weight but have been in this same 5-lb range forever, it seems. Just can't seem to stay motivated and lose those last few pounds. But I'm way ahead of where I was 5 years ago and thankful to the Lord for bringing me this far. I do okay with exercise but food is a huge struggle lately. How are you doing? Is there anything that helps the fibro much? I know some people take meds for it and those seem to work for some and not at all for others. Again, thanks for stopping by! It's always good to hear from you, friend! Hugs, Karen

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11/8/2015 6:48:17 PM

Thank you! The slow cooker supper was sooo good and there is lots of leftovers. I am certainly going to use the slow cooker more often. It makes things a lot easier and that way I can try to eat healthier this winter too. I tend to pack on pounds due to eating poorly and not moving as much because it's so cold out. I know though I can dance inside, that will be my 'go to' exercise. emoticon haha
I have had a few days of feeling good, so I am holding onto those moments, thankful for having them.
My mom is coming up Thurs, same day as my test, just later that evening, for a few days and I am really wanting to feel good for the whole time she is here!
How are you doing??

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11/5/2015 11:21:13 AM

emoticon Fill each day in November with gratitude.


Like your profile picture being side wise ..... sometimes it is the technology I don't want to tackle. Sometimes it is 'Just for the fun of it'

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