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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: 82,463

Fitness Minutes: 29,923

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
7/28/2014 4:16:36 PM

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Dropping by to say hi and emoticon for all your support, you are such a blessing, also want to cheer you on for a great week ahead. Keep up the fantastic work, you are doing emoticon emoticon




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BARBIEE52
7/27/2014 11:23:56 PM

~~~~~~~~~~7 Lovely Logics~~~~~~~~

1) Make Peace with your Past,
So it doesn't spoil your Present.

2) What others Think of you is
None of your business.

3) Time heals Almost Everything.
Give the Time, Some Time.

4) No one is the Reason for your Happiness
Except You, yourself.

5) Don't compare your Life with others,
You have No Idea what their journey is all about.

6) Stop Thinking too much
It's Alright not to know all the Answers.

7) Smile..You don't own
All the Problems in the World.

DO these sound Logical (natural, reasonable, sensible, understandable) to you?

Have a Wonderful Week Full of Logical Days!!
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7/25/2014 8:27:09 AM

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Fill your Friday with exercise & Fun!!
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Hope you are feeling great...let me know how you are doing!!



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JUDITH316
7/22/2014 6:46:02 AM

Good Morning emoticon Marisa

Thank you for dropping by my Blogs and leaving your kind comments, I so appreciate your ongoing support and your valued friendship. Cheering you on for a great Tuesday...

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╬═╬ ........."Friendships come and Friendships go
╬═╬ ................Like wave upon the sand
╬═╬ ..........Like day and night Like birds in flight
╬═╬.. ............Like snowflakes when they land
╬═╬............But you and I are something else
╬═╬...............Our friendship's here to stay
╬═╬........Like weeds and rocks and dirty socks
╬═╬.............It never goes away”
**********♥ Friendship is a priceless gift!!




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JUDITH316
7/19/2014 8:35:28 AM

Morning emoticon Marisa

Dropping by to say hi and wish you a blessed and happy Saturday & Weekend ahead. Sorry for MIA the past several days from your blogs but wanted to say thanks for your kind comments and support on my blogs and your valued prayers especially since I have been battling a severe infection in my body. I am happy to say I’m feeling better today. As always I am supporting you & cheering you on your journey. emoticon emoticon emoticon




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