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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!
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Member Since: 3/30/2008

SparkPoints: 128,224

Fitness Minutes: 21,084

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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9/20/2015 9:28:36 AM

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We need to be studetns of life, We need to be open to learning. Our spirits can grow if we're willing to do three things: First, we listen, Second, we think about what we've learned. Third, we turn what we've learned into action. Listening, combined with thought and action, will help us learn life's best lessons.

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8/28/2015 6:08:29 AM

Hi, Cynthia. emoticon Have a nice weekend. emoticon emoticon

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8/16/2015 2:53:16 PM

Thanks for stopping by again! emoticon

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8/15/2015 7:48:54 PM

What an adorable picture. We have a grown cat that coloring and my boys have a blanket just like that. Cats are the best pets. We have two at home.

with my fibro symptoms and using spark people, I am finding some help on understanding and relieving the severity of the pain and inflammation.
1. drink enough water each day. (I use a 32 oz glass juce bottle and fill it twice daily. took three days to get to this level of water daily, but felt way better by third day. Pain was down to a 1 and had not been below a 3 for months before this.
2. watch my sodium intake (the days with the over goal are the days my pain is worse.
3. get the recommended amount of fiber ( I have been way low on this as well from what I can tell from tracking) found out that football players use chia seeds in their water bottles for training and muscle health, so began adding 2 tbs dally to my water bottle. It absorbs water, is tasteless, and ups my fiber count and adds nutrition to the day for a low calorie count. Got a large bag of these for about eight dollars and I am feeling a lot better and eating less with this change.

How have you been physically and spiritually? How long have you been on spark people?

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8/15/2015 12:11:16 PM

emoticon Cynthia! It is time to show our SPARK pride! Let's acknowledge our progress and achievements. WOOHOO for choosing good habits of being self-confident, eating healthier, exercising regularly, managing stress, getting enough rest and improving medical conditions! It is because of our positive lifestyle changes that we are making results happen. Each victory has put us closer to where we want to be. WOOHOO to us!!

emoticon W = Wonderful role model from turning goals into lasting achievements!
emoticon O = Outstanding friend that supports, encourages and inspires others!
emoticon O = Open to new ideas by replacing poor habits with healthy choices!
emoticon H = Honorable by meeting new challenges and creating effective goals!
emoticon O = Observes a healthy lifestyle with dedication and completion!
emoticon O = Overcomes every obstacle by mastering positive results!

~ Monika ~ emoticon

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