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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: 82,350

Fitness Minutes: 29,922

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
8/17/2014 3:52:34 PM

God Bless you Marisa, emoticon for visiting my blog and many thanks for your valued support & friendship, may your Sunday be blessed... emoticon emoticon





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8/11/2014 12:36:05 AM

Marisa,
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BARBIEE52
8/10/2014 12:30:16 AM

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If a person has ugly thoughts, it begins to show on the face.
And when that person has ugly thoughts every day,
every week, every year, the face gets uglier and uglier
until it gets so ugly you can hardly bear to look at it.
A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly.
You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth.
But if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.
~Roald Dahl~
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Enjoy your Sunday!! Fill the hours with sunshine, sweet smiles, songs, and special people in your life!!
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8/6/2014 12:18:49 AM

~~~~Creativity Takes No Excuses~~~~

If it's important enough, YOU'LL TAKE
TIME FOR IT.

If you don't know where to start,
START ANYWHERE.

If you feel stuck, ASK SOMEONE TO
HELP YOU OUT.

If you're tired, TAKE A TIMED BREAK.

If you don't know how to do it, TRY
DOING WHAT YOU CAN.

If you believe that you can do it,
YOU WILL.

~~~~~~Happy Wednesday~~~~~~
Love all, trust a few, do
Wrong to none.
(William Shakespeare)
Sending you Lots & Lots of (((((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))))
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8/1/2014 1:26:39 AM

Enjoy Life

No matter how hard it may seem
When life gives you a
thousand reasons to cry,
Show the world that you
have a million reasons to
SMILE!!
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Wishing you a Happy Friday!!!!
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