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Mom and I at 5K Foam Fest 2013.





Me at 295 lbs. - Summer of 2011



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Marisa from Texas

It's hard to believe that I'm almost to my goal. Including weight lost before joining SP, I'm over 90 lbs. down, 25 more lbs. to go! Not sure when I'll get there...but I will get there!

I will probably never have washboard abs and I will always bear the consequences of being over 100 lbs. overweight, but I'm doing it and I'm not looking back!

I choose to love my body, just the way it is, right now--battle scars and all.
It's hard to believe that I'm almost to my goal. Including weight lost before joining SP, I'm over 90 lbs. down, 25 more lbs. to go! Not sure when I'll get there...but I will get there!

I will probably never have washboard abs and I will always bear the consequences of being over 100 lbs. overweight, but I'm doing it and I'm not looking back!

I choose to love my body, just the way it is, right now--battle scars and all.


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Member Since: 1/10/2013

SparkPoints: 66,970

Fitness Minutes: 27,178

My Goals:
My main goals are to be healthy and get down to a healthy weight.

Run a half-marathon - 9/22/13
Run a marathon - 2014?

2013 Races
Foam Fest 5K - 4/20/13
Carrollton Trails 5K - 5/4/13
Plano Balloon Festival Half Marathon - 9/22/13
Dirty Girl Mud Race - 10/5/13
Real Options for Women 5K Life Run - 10/12/13
(won 1st place in age group)

Upcoming Races: ??

Total pounds lost:
In 2012 - Lost 40 lbs.
(55, but gained 15 back)

In Jan 2013 Joined SP
Lost 50 lbs. - 2/05/13
Lost 60 lbs. - 3/8/13
Lost 70 lbs. - 4/15/13
Lost 80 lbs. - 7/13/13
Lost 85 lbs. - 9/4/13
Lost 90 lbs. - 9/19/13

Goal - 120 lbs.

My Program:
** Tracking food and activity on SparkPeople.
** Try to do minimum of 10,000 steps on my Fitbit.
** Right now, I'm running 5 days a week, cross training 1 day a week.
** Finished Chantel Hobb's book, "Never Say Diet" (great jump start book for me)


Personal Information:
In January of 2012, I got to a point that I could no longer neglect my health. I was at my heaviest weight ever and was heading for a milestone that I never thought that I would get to--300 lbs.

I went to the Internet, searched for a 5K and signed up. In 2012, I did 3 - 5K's and 1 - 10K and lost 45 lbs.

After my last race, I started back with my old habits and gained about 15 lbs. back.

I've now started SparkPeople and have short, medium and long term goals to help keep me motivated.

Other Information:
"I have learned that there is no failure in running, or in life, as long as you keep moving." Amby Burfoot

"Sweat and tears are healing waters." Abby, Season 8 of Biggest Loser

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BARBIEE52
4/22/2014 11:07:22 PM

Stopping by to wish you a Wonderful Wednesday!!
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4/21/2014 11:31:02 PM

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MARCYNA
4/20/2014 10:14:54 AM

emoticon emoticon Hi Marisa, hope It will work out fine, we're in the same boat and I am sure we're both going to make it!!!!

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4/19/2014 5:16:22 PM

Easter is a time of love, of family, and of peace.
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It is a time when we say a quiet thanks,
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For all that we have, and for all that the future holds.
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JUDITH316
4/18/2014 5:28:25 AM

Good Morning Marisa

Dropping by to wish you a Blessed Easter Weekend and share a special Easter Poem....

Easter Means Eternal Life

A perfect God demands a perfect justice;
He cannot let us get away with sin.
We used Godís gift of our free will to trespass,
So heavenís gates were closed; we couldnít get in.

Our sin required our blood, a sacrifice,
To atone for all the wrongs that we had done.
"But I love them!" cried our Father, filled with sorrow;
"Iíll send my only Son to be the one."

Good Friday marks the slaying of our Jesus,
The unblemished lamb, the perfect sacrifice.
He took our guilt and blame upon Himself,
So we could be with Him in paradise.

On Easter morning, he came back from death;
He vanished from the tomb, the empty grave.
His resurrection means eternal life
For us, the ones he came to earth to save.

This summarizes all the Easter story
And because of it, weíll be with Him in glory.

By Joanna Fuchs



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