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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.

Update: Taking weight loss break during my pregnancy. ...
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.

Update: Taking weight loss break during my pregnancy. Will resume battle after we have this little one!
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Member Since: 1/10/2013

SparkPoints: 99,731

Fitness Minutes: 33,161

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

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

(Taking weight loss break during my pregnancy.)

Goal - 120 lbs.

My Program:
Eat healthy.

Want to walk minimum 30 minutes/day, 5 days a week.


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

"Weight loss is like driving: If you ever veer off the road, just make a u-turn and head back in the right direction."

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JUDITH316
1/11/2015 4:32:12 AM

Morning emoticon Marisa

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Just Peeking in to say hi & wish you a Blessed Sunday ahead...

emoticon for your ongoing support and valued friendship!
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BARBIEE52
1/11/2015 1:22:04 AM

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emoticon ~~DIET TRUTHS OR MYTHS~~ emoticon

Dear Diet,
Things just aren't going to work between us..
It's not me..it's you.
You're tasteless..boring
and I can't stop cheating on you.

I didn't make it to the gym today.
That makes 5 years in a row.

How many Weight Watcher points
in an entire a bottle of wine?

I'm having fruit salad for dinner.
Well it's mostly grapes..actually.
Ok, all grapes...fermented grapes....
I'm having wine for dinner.
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Well..what do you think? Truth or Myth??
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JUDITH316
1/7/2015 8:39:21 PM

Evening emoticon Marisa

Dropping by to say hi and wish you a great day and rest of your week! Let's keep Sparking on Together... emoticon emoticon



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JUDITH316
1/4/2015 9:09:54 PM

Evening emoticon Marisa

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Just dropping by to say hi and share a Delivery Of Hugs....Thanks for your valued Friendship and Support. Cheering you on for a Blessed Sunday and Week ahead.... emoticon emoticon

Also want you to know we all have been missing you on our Team, hope you come back soon... emoticon emoticon





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1/2/2015 4:37:16 PM

Here is to a Happy New Year! emoticon



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