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Mid School Update: Jan 2014
I am 250 pounds... that is certainly up from this summer. When I changed schools things got stressful. Praise God work is going well and he is showing me favor there.
But my blood pressure is back up, higher than it was...

I am reminded of the parable of the Strong man in the Bible. Self reformation is worthless... Lord knows I need some help, I can not do it alone.

But this one thing I do... forgetting the things that are ...
Mid School Update: Jan 2014
I am 250 pounds... that is certainly up from this summer. When I changed schools things got stressful. Praise God work is going well and he is showing me favor there.
But my blood pressure is back up, higher than it was...

I am reminded of the parable of the Strong man in the Bible. Self reformation is worthless... Lord knows I need some help, I can not do it alone.

But this one thing I do... forgetting the things that are behind and I am reaching forth to the things that are before. I press toward the mark of the prize of the high calling which is in Christ Jesus...

I must walk in my healing, walk in my deliverance and claim my victory!


PRE SCHOOL START UPDATE!!! August 1, 2013
OK, the "summer" is grinding to a halt for me. The sad part is that I am in no better "shape" now than I was at the end of school. Actually worse.

I must do something NOW because I am beginning to become uncomfortable at times walking stairs. The funny thing about that is I have been doing more jogging now than ever! That has not traslated to the weight loss that I wanted. I guess it has helped me on my running endurance but nothing else...

Needless to say I had better do something or it will continue to get worse. I haven't given up.


**Summer 2013 (July 17, 2013)

I have completed two of my running events and there are a few more on the horizon.
I was blessed to have been able to attend two dance conferences this summer in Chicago and Detroit and they were both awesome.
Weight wise I have been stuck at around 250 and I can't seem to shake it. I have signed up for a TRX/ Kettlebell class and I like it. It is a good work out. I was hoping it would kick start my weight loss.
Additionally I have been getting up, most mornings and Jalking (jog/walk).. I am now up to about 1.5 miles of sustained jogging in and around downtown South Haven. I have two favorite routes that are 3 and 4 miles long, and I will go out at about 7:30 in the am. That really feels good!
My kids have all had birthdays, they are now, 12, 9 and 7.
I am still in the grind and having a good time along the way.

Spring 2013 (April 2, 2013)
I am gearing up for some running events this summer. Following the Cool Running and Women's Health walk/run plans I need to log many miles of "jalking" (Jog/walking for me) on the way to the finish line!

DONE!! Tulip Time 5K: May 4th - 47:17 minutes
DONE!! Girls on the Run 5K (fun, no time)
AHEAD!! Blueberry Festival - August 10th
AHEAD!! Turkey Trot - Nov 30th
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About me:
I am a 35 (as of Sept 22) year old wife and mother of three. My highest recorded weight was 264 after the birth of one of my children. My lowest was 207 pounds somewhere in the middle of all that child bearing. Wow...

What I want to do?
Lose 60-80 extra pounds I have been carrying around. That will land me at 160-180 maintenance weight.


Past weight loss endeavors:
I have been a member of spark for some time(different name). I have done crash dieting, Slim downs, curves, weight watchers, strange and bizarre diets and eating schedules, The Lord's table, working out like a mad women, counting and you name it I have done it. I have not ever stuck with anything long enough or been consistent enough to reach the fitness levels I have set as a goal...

What is different this time?
The Lord has and is renewing my mind. Before I looked at this as an event. This is not an event. I have focused on the scale and have been effected by its report. I have let things distract me and I have given in to the tricks and tactics of the enemy that is only out to kill me. In the name of Jesus I have the Victory!


Motivators:
-Pain and stiffness I presently feel :(
- To be in the will of God
- Looking kinda sloppy... better body portrait as a dance minister and teacher.
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Member Since: 2/15/2010

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My Goals:
To lose weight. Approximately 60-80 pounds.

I want to defeat my flesh that would not eat right, or exercise.

To display temperance and live disciplined to the glory and honor of God.
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Personal Victory Goals
-Jog an entire 5K
- Complete a 10K
-PALM bike tour across lower Michigan
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Infinity and Beyond!

My Program:
1. TRACK what I eat.
2. Get 6-8 hours sleep
3. Respect my food allergies

!!!!2013 Runs!!!!
May 4th -Tulip Time 5K DONE!! 47:17

June 1st - GOTR 5K - DONE!!!

June 8th - Strawberry Festival 5K - MISSED IT

August 10th - Blueberry Festival 5K- DONE!!!

September 9th - Grape Lake 5K (DID NOT GO)

November 30th - Turkey Trot (DID NOT GO)

*********2014********
1) Grain free/ Allergen free diet with doctor's monitoring January

2) Complete the Kettleworx for 6 weeks

Personal Information:
Madelyne
Age: 36
Married
Mother of 3 (ages 12, 9, and 7)
Live in South Haven, MI
High School Math Teacher

I am saved and I love the Lord and the Body of Christ.
I enjoy Praise dancing, Gospel Music and being with my family.

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Celebrations:

- A jogging holder for my mp3 player
- Sports watch
- high impact clothing
- new tennis shoes
- Needed new clothing is my hope! (once I get too little for my present clothes)


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MANILUS
1/26/2014 9:27:37 PM

Sounds like you adjusted well over time to pregnancy. I can only hope the same! I got some ginger root to make tea and fudge. Also some preggie pop drops that are really helping with the nausea.



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MANILUS
1/16/2014 12:19:28 AM

Thanks for the lovely words on my page! I see you have 3 kids, were all the pregnancies the same, needing a nap until 12 weeks? I feel very fatigued and nauseous.



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MBETTIS3
1/11/2014 6:59:39 PM

Why did my home scale say249, but my doctor's scale says 254? emoticon



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GBSLIM
1/8/2014 12:19:45 PM

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Wow! New Haven?... do you get a lot of lake effect snow like Kalamazoo? I hope you got your snow days just sorry you will have to make them up at some point.
My dh does delivery work and usually has to work no matter what so I was one happy camper when his boss got stuck on his way in to work and called everyone to take Monday off. They did call back later in the day though and wanted him to make a couple of deliveries.





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TRUE-NESS
1/1/2014 6:52:54 PM

Happy New Year!!! Let's get it done!!!

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