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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: 65,326

Fitness Minutes: 27,055

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
4/5/2014 12:23:48 AM

Marisa,
I am not a "perfect person". emoticon
My hair "doesn't always" stay in place, emoticon
and I "spill" things a lot. emoticon emoticon
I am "pretty clumsy" emoticon
and sometimes I have a "broken heart", emoticon
"My friends" & I sometimes "fight", emoticon
and maybe some days "nothing" goes right. emoticon
But when I think "about it" and take a "step back", emoticon
I remember how "amazing life" truly is, emoticon emoticon
and that maybe, just maybe, I like being "unperfect". emoticon emoticon

Hope you have a sensational Saturday, and a super Sunday!!!
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Barb



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JUDITH316
4/3/2014 7:53:20 PM

emoticon Marisa

Dropping by to say hi and wish you a great Thursday ahead, also want you to know you are being though of today, hope all is well, please keep in touch.

Hope you enjoy the Easter Poem! emoticon

This Life on Earth

Easter means that this life on earth
is not all there is.
Jesus went "to prepare a place for us"
in His Fatherís heavenly mansions
for all eternity.
Jesus died for our sins,
paying our penalty,
so that we could be forgiven.
He was resurrected, to prove
that death has no hold
on those who repent
and accept Him as Savior.
This life on earth is a prelude
to eternal joy with our Lord.
Easter is a celebration
of our eternal destiny.

By Joanna Fuchs




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BARBIEE52
4/2/2014 11:56:10 PM

Marisa,
Forgive those who insult you, attack you,
belittle you, or take you for granted.

But more than this...
forgive yourself for allowing them to hurt you.

Have a truly thankful Thursday!
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HEALTHY_IN_2014
4/1/2014 11:45:37 PM

Thanks for you great comment on my blog! You have made amazing progress on your goals. I hope to follow your success. emoticon



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SMITTY4RL
4/1/2014 8:26:58 PM

Thanks for the motivation you left on my blog about running my first half! Appreciate it very much ;-). Hope you're doing well!



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