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2014...the year of my success!

I am making imperfect progress!

Each day I get up and make healthier choices I am winning! Regardless of what the scale says! I won't let it determine my happiness any more!

Getting back up...dusting off my britches...and getting back in the game! Making simple changes to make a healthier life!

Pray, eat, move! That's my theme! Keeping it real and simple!

Pray more...eat more healthy choices...move more!

I know the journey isn't ...
I am making imperfect progress!

Each day I get up and make healthier choices I am winning! Regardless of what the scale says! I won't let it determine my happiness any more!

Getting back up...dusting off my britches...and getting back in the game! Making simple changes to make a healthier life!

Pray, eat, move! That's my theme! Keeping it real and simple!

Pray more...eat more healthy choices...move more!

I know the journey isn't going to be easy, but I promise to NEVER EVER QUIT! I AM worth it! I praise God that He has made a way for me to have freedom from the addiction that tries to keep me bound. I will not fear! I will go boldly into a healthier lifestyle that God has called me to! I will be healthy and free!

Remembering who I am:

I AM a child of God!
I AM beautiful!
I AM loved!
I AM forgiven!
I AM talented!
I AM smart!
I AM healthy!
I AM joyful!

I want to feel strong and energetic! I want to be happy and healthy! I want to be a healthy BMI! I want to look good and feel good! I want to be able to keep up with my kids! I want to be here for their weddings and babies! I want to grow old lovin' my man! ;-)

♥✞♥ I Am HIS & He Is MINE ♥✞♥
"Who are You, Lord?" He answered me: "I AM."
"But who is I AM?" I asked discouraged.
His soft answer filled my heart with fire, because I heard:
"I AM Love; I AM Peace, I AM Grace,I AM Joy, I AM the Way,
the Truth and the Life, I AM the Light, I AM your comforter, I AM Strength, I AM the Creator, I AM the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End."
With tears in my eyes I asked softly, "But, Lord, then who am I?"

While God gently wiped away my tears, He whispered in my ear: "YOU ARE MINE."

Count your blessings instead of your crosses;
Count your gains instead of your losses.
Count your joys instead of your woes;
Count your friends instead of your foes.
Count your smiles instead of your tears;
Count your courage instead of your fears.
Count your full years instead of your lean;
Count your kind deeds instead of your mean.
Count your health instead of your wealth;
Count on God instead of yourself.

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~☆~Don't Quit~☆~
When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
when the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
when the funds are low and the debts are high,
and you want to smile but you have to sigh,
when care is pressing you down a bit
rest if you must, but don't you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns.
As everyone of us sometimes learns.
And many a fellow turns about
when he might have won had he stuck it out.
Don't give up though the pace seems slow -
you may succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than
it seems to a faint and faltering man;
often the struggler has given up
when he might have captured the victor's cup;
and he learned too late when the night came down,
how close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out
the silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
and when you never can tell how close you are,
it may be near when it seems afar;
so stick to the fight when you're hardest hit
it's when things seem worst, you must not quit.

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♥When the world says, "Give up."
♥ Hope whispers, "Try it one more time. "
♥ (¯`v´¯)(¯`v´¯)(¯`v´¯)(¯`v´¯) ♥

✫..Look back and thank God.
✫..Look forward and trust God.
✫..Look around and serve God.
✫..Look within and find God!




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Member Since: 7/15/2010

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My Goals:
I want to feel good and be healthy! I want to get under 200 pounds! I want to be a healthy BMI.

SW: 261 April 2010
1st goal: 250 DONE! 7/10
2nd goal: 240 DONE! 9/10
3rd goal: 230 DONE! 1/11
4th goal: 220 DONE! 4/11
5th goal: 210 DONE! 9/11
6th goal: 200
7th goal: 190
8th goal: 180
9th goal: 170
10th goal: 160
11th goal: 150
12th goal: 140

My Program:
I have to get back to this program...as it worked for me! I've gotten off track but I'm making my way back!

Moving, moving, moving! I've become addicted to moving and feeling good!

I have cut out fried foods, sodas, sweet tea, second helpings. I am eating fruits and veggies.

Personal Information:
I'm from North Georgia. I've taught for 21 years. I have 3 beautiful children, a wonderful husband of 25 years, and a sweet Westie.

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Favorite quotes:

If you think you can or think you can't, you are right! (Henry Ford)

I'm not crazy. I'm medicated for a chemical imbalance! (Mrs. Beadle on Barnyard)

DIETS give you a bunch of rules and regulations that you have to follow. A LIFESTYLE is a learning journey to an abundant life. (IMSOOZEEQ)

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CRYSALLIS1
4/8/2014 9:14:54 PM

I challenge you to 30 minutes of exercise tomorrow (Wednesday) emoticon & to track your food for the day. Do you accept the challenge? Maybe you left your Spark on a walking trail?



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1FAVOREDLADY
4/8/2014 4:49:17 PM

#3 is STRAWBERRIES!
They contain 4g of carbs in a 50-gram portion. One-half cup of sliced strawberries contains 6.5g of carbs.
Strawberries are loaded with phytonutrients, which makes them heart-protective, anti-cancer, and anti-inflammatory fruits. They contain ellagic acid, which may inhibit tumor growth. The anthocyanins found in strawberries block the pain and inflammation-causing compounds, COX-1 and COX-2. dLife Information



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NEVERORNOW
4/7/2014 3:35:23 PM

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Leisa, Have an awesome week!!!

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1FAVOREDLADY
4/5/2014 3:44:39 PM

Have a healthy weekend!

It's not always easy to compare apples to oranges when it comes to carbs. Fruits and vegetables come in all shapes and sizes, and while it might seem like one is a lower-carb choice than another, it may just seem that way because of size and weight differences. We leveled the playing field for you here, so you can compare apples to apples ... so to speak!
Note: To help you visualize a 50-gram portion, here are some examples: 10 grapes, 1/3 of a medium sized peach, 1/2 cup chopped celery, 35 blueberries, or 2 extra-long spears of asparagus.

#1 is ARUGULA!
It contains 2g of carbs in a 50-gram portion. One cup of arugula contains 1g of carbs.
Arugula is rich in phytonutrients, which may reduce the risk of several kinds of cancers, including breast, stomach, and colon.
Note: To help you visualize a 50-gram portion, here are some examples: 10 grapes, 1/3 of a medium sized peach, 1/2 cup chopped celery, 35 blueberries, or 2 extra-long spears of asparagus. dLife Information



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SPARKFRAN514
4/4/2014 11:14:34 PM

 He who has health has hope and he who has hope has everything Arabian Proverb



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