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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: 100,016

Fitness Minutes: 33,250

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
12/4/2014 5:07:27 AM

Good Morning emoticon Marisa

Dropping by to wish you a great Thursday & Weekend ahead, also saying thanks for your visits and support on my blogs!

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JUDITH316
11/30/2014 4:31:41 AM

Morning emoticon

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-----------(----)---Just Stepping by to say Hi
------------)--/---- And Cheer you on your Journey...
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----oooO---- Also wishing **YOU** my Friend
----(---)---- a Great Day & Weekend Ahead!
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And say emoticon for all your support on my blogs, as always I cheer you on your journey,

Lets Keep Sparking and Pushing Forward Together, 1 step and 1 day at a time... emoticon emoticon



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11/19/2014 10:27:37 PM

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Just Peeking in to say hi & wish you a great Week ahead... Also saying emoticon for your continued support & friendship...




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BARBIEE52
11/3/2014 3:00:49 PM

Hi Marisa,
Good Morning!
""If you have nothing to be grateful for check your pulse."" ~Author Unknown

Be Grateful for Today.....It'll be Gone Tomorrow
Make it a Marvelous, Magical Monday
Barb
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JUDITH316
10/31/2014 3:17:00 AM

Morning emoticon Marisa

Thank you for all your prayers this past several days while I was away during my surgery and recovery time. I appreciate your friendship and kindness expressed and your faithful support!

God Bless you my Friend...Hope you enjoy the following poem!

The Gift Of Friendship

Friendship is a priceless gift
That cannot be bought or sold,
But its value is far greater
Than a mountain made of gold -
For gold is cold and lifeless,
It can neither see nor hear,
And in the time of trouble
It is powerless to cheer
It has no ears to listen,
No heart to understand,
It cannot bring you comfort
Or reach out a helping hand -
So when you ask God for a Gift,
Be thankful if He sends
Nor diamonds, pearls or riches,
But the love of real true friends.

Helen Steiner Rice



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