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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, 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!

Member Since: 12/28/2009

Fitness Minutes: 61,586

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.

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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.

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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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    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

    631 days ago
    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

    631 days ago

    Congratulations on logging 5 years of Maintenance!
    783 days ago
    I have been thinking about Father's Day this weekend. I lost my Dad in 1980. I do not think I will ever get over missing him.
    But We also have an ever-present Heavenly Father. This song reminds me again and again of how much He loves each of us and how vast His love is. It was sung by a group called Sierra.

    Your love is an ocean
    Too vast to comprehend
    Your love is a mystery
    One I'll never understand
    You see what I can't see
    As You watch me from above

    Everything I'll ever need
    Everything I long to be
    The very air I breathe
    Is found in Your love
    Deeper than the deepest sea
    Your living water runs in me
    My very heartbeat
    Is found in Your love

    Your love is the rising sun
    That burns from dusk to dawn
    Your love is the silver moon
    In darkness Your light is drawn
    You hold eternity
    And at the same time You hold me

    I am consumed to think that You
    In all Your Majesty
    Would be consumed with me

    Written by:
    Austin Green; Jermaine Reid; Thomas Williams; Michael Morgan

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    795 days ago
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    emoticon Great to see your Spark Friend, emoticon FATGIRLRUNN featured in the Spark Mail as The Motivator of the Week. What an honor for her. emoticon
    866 days ago
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