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" I'm not sweating, my fat cells are crying."





That's me before (on the left) @ 177 pounds!





Nine months later @ the Morton Arboretum 5K - Maintaining @ 40 lbs lighter!!!



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I'm nearly fifty and don't want to feel it....I want to LIKE the way I look and feel. I want to set goals and achieve them, and not just achieve them, but build on them.

NOV 11th, 2010
I AM FIFTY - and I feel GREAT!!! Finding Spark has been one of the most wonderful blessings of my life. Since starting SparkPeople, I have lost 43 lbs. and have commenced a journey to become the best me I can possibly be. I am taking better care of my health, exercising and running, ...
I'm nearly fifty and don't want to feel it....I want to LIKE the way I look and feel. I want to set goals and achieve them, and not just achieve them, but build on them.

NOV 11th, 2010
I AM FIFTY - and I feel GREAT!!! Finding Spark has been one of the most wonderful blessings of my life. Since starting SparkPeople, I have lost 43 lbs. and have commenced a journey to become the best me I can possibly be. I am taking better care of my health, exercising and running, continuing to eat healthy and maintain my weight loss. I am also learning to practice the same principles that helped me reach my goal weight to achieve goals in other areas of my life; ie., financially, professionally and with organization and time management. I am just beginning to comprehend how vast my options in life are and what I can do to achieve my dreams while maintaining a balance in my day to day life. I am becoming happier, more content and self assured as life goes on and I intend to keep Spreading the Spark.

Jan. 10, 2013
I can hardly believe I've been Sparking for three years now! Still, I learn something new everyday. Sometimes I think it was easier losing the weight than it is keeping it off, but the rewards are so worth it. My goal this year is to get back of the few pounds that I have gained back and to get more consistently active. I am also planning to then start school and get my certification as a personal trainer and continue on from there to become a physical therapist. It is amazing how many areas of my life that have been Sparked by this program. Eager to find out what new roads it is going to lead me down!
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Member Since: 12/28/2009

SparkPoints: 102,520

Fitness Minutes: 51,703

My Goals:
Lose some weight and tone to look and feel better, Learn to cook tasty and healthy to help in keeping it off. Get more fit and trim. Run a 5K by fall of '10. Get my lifes priorities more in line with my lifes goals and set up my need to do's based on my priorities.

My Program:
CONTINUING TO SET GOALS-YEAR TWO
During my first year on Spark I was able to achieve all the goals that I set for myself above, and then some.
My journey isn't over now, I want to keep the weight off and increase my fitness, strength, endurance and stamina. For 2011, I want to run at least one 5K, one 10K, on half-marathon (and hopefully two) and lose 3-5% points of body fat.
My program includes continuing to eat a healthy diet, getting 7-8 hours sleep every night, getting up without hitting the snooze and getting in at least 30 minutes of fitness everyday.

Personal Information:
1/2/2010 Starting weight 177 lbs.

5/22/2010 Spark Goal Weight (146) Met @ 145.5 lbs.

6/27/2010 Personal Goal Weight Met 139 lbs.

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"Success is the result of what you do when the Woo Hoo is all through....."-ON2VICTORY (Robert)

"The miracle isn't that I finished...the miracle is I had the courage to start." - John 'The Penguin



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Member Comments:
RUTHIEBEAR
1/10/2016 10:31:01 AM

Here we are in 2016. whether you have been on this journey for years or for months, you know it is hard. Natalie Grant recorded a song a few years ago that gives me the strength to keep going when I am struggling. I hope it will minister to you also.

ou are here in my heart
You're the light that guides me through the dark
You walk beside me, the night seems cold each time I fall
Your arms are there to hold

You walk beside me, giving strength I've never known
And I am not alone
You walk beside me
(I am not alone)

You are here in my mind
I talk to you and all my fears unwind
I know I'm loved, for who I am, you make me want to be the best that I can
And you walk beside me, giving strength I've never known

And I am not alone
You walk beside me
Oh, I am not alone
Wherever the road leads

And I rely on your patience
When I face the unknown
And because of you, I am, I am not alone, ooh
I am not alone
(I am not alone)

You're always beside me, yeah, I am not alone
Oh yeah, yeah in the sun, in the rain
(I am not alone)
Through the good times and in the pain
You're always beside me I reach out for your hand
(I am not alone)
I know that you understand, oh yeah, yeah
(I am not alone)

In the sun, in the rain
Through the good times and in the pain
You're always beside me I reach out for your hand
(I am not alone)
I know that you understand, oh

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HATCH/STONE



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RUTHIEBEAR
1/10/2016 10:30:57 AM

Here we are in 2016. whether you have been on this journey for years or for months, you know it is hard. Natalie Grant recorded a song a few years ago that gives me the strength to keep going when I am struggling. I hope it will minister to you also.

ou are here in my heart
You're the light that guides me through the dark
You walk beside me, the night seems cold each time I fall
Your arms are there to hold

You walk beside me, giving strength I've never known
And I am not alone
You walk beside me
(I am not alone)

You are here in my mind
I talk to you and all my fears unwind
I know I'm loved, for who I am, you make me want to be the best that I can
And you walk beside me, giving strength I've never known

And I am not alone
You walk beside me
Oh, I am not alone
Wherever the road leads

And I rely on your patience
When I face the unknown
And because of you, I am, I am not alone, ooh
I am not alone
(I am not alone)

You're always beside me, yeah, I am not alone
Oh yeah, yeah in the sun, in the rain
(I am not alone)
Through the good times and in the pain
You're always beside me I reach out for your hand
(I am not alone)
I know that you understand, oh yeah, yeah
(I am not alone)

In the sun, in the rain
Through the good times and in the pain
You're always beside me I reach out for your hand
(I am not alone)
I know that you understand, oh

Songwriters
HATCH/STONE



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RUTHIEBEAR
12/1/2015 10:23:20 AM

We miss you at the CML team! Please stop by and see what's new. Let's follow this road together!
O COme Let Us Adore Him

ruthie



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RUTHIEBEAR
12/1/2015 10:23:17 AM

We miss you at the CML team! Please stop by and see what's new. Let's follow this road together!
O COme Let Us Adore Him

ruthie



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JEANKNEE
7/2/2015 12:26:24 AM

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