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When life gives you LIMES... turn the letters around and SMILE!

Happy to be a member of THE LOVELY LIMES and looking forward to having even more success on the Fall Challenge! Blessings to all of you!

I'm so happy to have discovered SparkPeople and determined to see some new successes in my life!

I have often joked that the last time I was a size 14 I WAS 14, but it is true. My body is really speaking to me about the effects of being overweight for 40 years! In the last few years I've had knee surgery, been diagnosed with sleep ...
Happy to be a member of THE LOVELY LIMES and looking forward to having even more success on the Fall Challenge! Blessings to all of you!

I'm so happy to have discovered SparkPeople and determined to see some new successes in my life!

I have often joked that the last time I was a size 14 I WAS 14, but it is true. My body is really speaking to me about the effects of being overweight for 40 years! In the last few years I've had knee surgery, been diagnosed with sleep apnea and type 2 Diabetes. Enough is ENOUGH! I'm making changes and I WILL win this battle with God's help most of all...and yours...and plenty of hard work on my part, I know.

A dear friend of mine has a motto about "Loving Myself Healthy, One day at a time". It made me think about what loving myself really looks like. Jesus said "love your neighbor as yourself" (Matt 19:19, Mark 12:31, Luke 10:27, Romans 13:9b, Galatians 5:14, James 2:8, Leviticus 19:18). Yep, he said it a LOT. Love your neighbor AS YOURSELF. Really. I came to understand that I really can't love anyone else properly if I don't know how to love myself.

So what does that look like? Well, it looks like ALL the things I want for those around me that I love. 1. That they know and love Jesus. 2 That they have good health. 3. That they have enough provision that they are not perpetually struggling, that they can enjoy what life has to offer, and they can happily give to others. 4. That they have purpose and joy in life, peace with themselves, and people they love to share that with.

Well, it's TIME. It's time to learn to love myself. 1. Thankfully, I know and love Jesus. 2. Health is not always in our control, but I have an obligation to myself AND all those I love to do WHAT I CAN DO to take care of God's temple and get my body in good condition. And I can more fully accomplish 3 and 4 if I have a healthy body to do it in. So I'm going to take the words of Jesus to heart! I'm going to Love MYSELF healthy, (lose weight and get fit) so I can properly show love to all those I care about!

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I'm not LOSING weight, I'm GETTING RID OF IT! I have NO intention of finding it again!
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Goals Met:

My first goal was to lose 13 lbs in 13 weeks (by my 55th birthday). With the help and encouragement of all my friends on SP, I started with 10 minute walks, and improving my eating. I am now able to walk a mile at a time, I've done really well with sticking to my meal plan, I've been maintaining normal blood sugar readings AND I have lost not 13---but 20 lbs in those 13 weeks! I ended the Summer challenge at 314 lbs.

My next goal is to get rid of another 20 lbs during the Fall Challenge--which for the first time in more than ten years, will put me in Two-terville (under 300)!
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REALTYLADYLISA I had a long day on my feet today...walked to & from my doctor's appt (just a checkup)...longest walk for me in a LONG time, but I am glad I can do it!! 1.3 mi each way!
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Member Since: 2/18/2011

SparkPoints: 17,332

Fitness Minutes: 2,511

My Goals:
Lose weight and get healthy. Ultimate goal is to lose 200 lbs. Interim goal is to get moving physically and lose enough weight to be active and enjoy the little people (toddlers) in my life. I want to feel good in my own body getting out and doing active things with my friends and family

My Program:
Goal 1: Drink 10-12 glasses of water daily
Goal 2: Get in those fruits and veggies every day
Goal 3: Get moving...get out and walk for 15-20 minutes at least four days a week.
Goal 4: Pack lunch daily so I don't find myself looking for a sweet blood sugar fix.
Goal 5: Lose 5% of my body weight each quarter of the year.
(Lost 20.5 lbs from 5/29 start date to end of BL Summer challenge on 8/21/14--Looking forward to the Fall challenge starting 9/11!)




Personal Information:
Currently live and work in Windsor, CT

Real estate broker for The Master's Key Realty LLC

Married 32 years to my college sweetheart

Magnificent 23 y.o. daughter who is wise beyond her years and makes me proud every day!

Born again, spirit filled child of the Living God and ambassador of his son Jesus Christ!

Other Information:
Favorite food: eggplant parmesan (I know, weird choice for a favorite!)
Favorite book: The Bible
Favorite activities: bible-study, reading, singing, photography, scrap-booking, connecting with friends...
Favorite thing I do to help others: Finance & budget counseling, negotiating bill settlements, and helping people get out of debt!


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MARYANNSQUEST
9/19/2014 9:25:30 PM

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BLONDEE53
9/18/2014 4:47:26 PM

Aww Kimberly, I borrowed that for myself too! Great advice and I'm taking it!
Lisa, thanks SO much for your post on my blog! I feel like kinfolk with this crowd and I will always be SO glad for your introduction to this wonderful group!

Blessings beyond counting is my wish for you!
Bren



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DAISYBELLEKIA
9/18/2014 4:35:54 PM

Dear Lovely Lime Lisa,

I ran across this encouraging note and wanted to share it:

Never quit. If you fall, get right back up. It doesn’t matter what happened yesterday. Today’s a new day. A fresh start! Think happy thoughts. Exercise. Drink lots of water. Be healthy and be happy! Forget mistakes. Forget failure. Forget everything except what you’re going to do now, and do it. You can do it!

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MARYANNSQUEST
9/18/2014 4:34:22 PM

emoticon What makes me smile today is tomorrow starts the starting weigh in for the Champions in the Kitchen, plus I am waiting by Gate #1 to head to our first destination on Saturday. emoticon



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9/18/2014 12:12:05 PM

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