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"There's something about engaging not settling that brings us ALIVE in Christ" - J. Seibert





....::giving it 100% - no matter what I look like! Bahaha!





....:::the most flattering curve on your body is a smile!



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Maintaining. . .One Day at a Time.

"We SPARK to know we're not Alone."

....::::not alone, that is, in our JOURNEY to living healthy lifestyles. My journey is all about - the Spark of Jesus.
He motivates me to be Fit, to eat Wisely and to Enjoy this Lifestyle!! I feel so "Alive"!! ....and whole. Maintaining relationships with other Sparkers has been such a source a encouragement for me...::::to journey in the company of other like minded Sparkers is empowering.

What a ...:::GIFT:::.... it is ...
"We SPARK to know we're not Alone."

....::::not alone, that is, in our JOURNEY to living healthy lifestyles. My journey is all about - the Spark of Jesus.
He motivates me to be Fit, to eat Wisely and to Enjoy this Lifestyle!! I feel so "Alive"!! ....and whole. Maintaining relationships with other Sparkers has been such a source a encouragement for me...::::to journey in the company of other like minded Sparkers is empowering.

What a ...:::GIFT:::.... it is just to "move"! What a Fantastic Lifestyle I've discovered through Spark People!! ...::::Thank you SP!

My name is Laura....and I CrAvE this Lifestyle of Health & Fitness! ...but it hasn't always been this way....70 # ago. However, I have maintained my loss for ONE YEAR now!

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GOAL: August 22, 2008: begin weight loss journey...lose 60# slowly...take it 1 day at a time.

GOAL MET: November 2009 - lost 60#, and 51 inches down!

GOAL: Maintain 60# loss, and increase strength endurance, lose inches too...(my FAV kind of loss!)

GOAL MET: November 2010 - I have maintained my 60# loss, an additional 12 inches GONE!! & I'm CRAVING Strength training and cardio!!!, ...this healthy lifestyle is MY LIFESTYLE now!! I own it!

GOAL: June 2012 - Due to a motorist accident, I gained 8# and lost time during the recovery period....I need to regain strength, endurance and ideal weight....once again!

GOAL MET: October 2012 Made my goal!! ...and even better than before! ...and now 3# away from my FINAL GOAL!

GOAL MET: November 2012 I reached my Final Goal!! ..::::65# gone Forever! Now to maintain:::...my range weight is 140-145....gives me a 22 BMI.

GOAL MET: June 2013 I reached another goal...::my body fat is now 21%!

SETBACK: February 2014 I developed plantar fasciitis, and had to STOP all fitness for a few months....being sedentary was a sort of prison for me. Then we moved (HUGE life change for my family of 6)...time flew through house remodeling and needing to stay off of my foot - hence 23# gained thru it all.

GOAL: Currently as of June 2015...I'm taking one day at a time and claiming my health...once again. Weight loss through staying on track and implementing those healthy lifestyle habits. One Day At A Time...I Can Do This.

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The following are quotes special to me:

"Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting, ''Wow... What a ride!'' ''

And an even BETTER version!

I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails.
I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp.
I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children.
I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden.
I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder.
I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived.
― Marjorie Pay Hinckley

"The Will of God will never lead you where the Grace of God cannot keep you."

"God doesn't Call the Qualified, He Qualifies the Called!!!"

Let the words of my mouth & the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Thy sight, O Lord, my Strength & my Redeemer. ~ Ps 19:14

Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil - It has no point!

"Success is not a destination, it's a journey."

If you never fail, you're not trying hard enough.

"Successful people have an abundance mentality."

"Integrity is never being ashamed of our reflections. "

Attitudes are contagious. Is yours worth catching?

"A good laugh is sunshine in a house"

"Character gets you out of bed; commitment moves you to action. Faith, hope & discipline enable you to follow through to completion."

"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond to it."

Fear is leaving my body as I push myself to do what I know I was meant to do!

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Member Since: 7/2/2009

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My Goals:
...::BUILD a lean & toned body, maintain healthy eating habits...... for a lifetime!

...::maintain 21% body fat.

...::Unashamedly aDdIcTeD 2 Fitness!

My Program:
...::major on the fellowship; minor on the food. Food is simply fuel.

...::Circuit Training/2X/wk ..::& RUN 3X/wk.

...::when life becomes extra busy, adapt and carve out time for fitness - even while shopping...Lol.
Fitness is a state of mind.

Personal Information:
...::I live in central Texas, am married to my best friend, and mother of 4 beautiful blessings whom I home school...


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SURVIVOR61
5/5/2016 6:51:21 PM

emoticon emoticon How many times have you or someone you know set out to lose 50 or more pounds, or exercise for an hour day for six days a week, only to fall off the wagon a few weeks (or days) later? Even when people have the best of intentions and or the willpower to set out and do something huge like losing weight, without a plan or a smart goal in place, they stumble along the way—and are more likely to fail. Now that you've been exercising for 10 minutes a day over the past week or so, it is time for you to set some fitness goals that can last a lifetime! emoticon So get started and plan to win!

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1CRAZYDOG
5/5/2016 9:27:29 AM

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. . .the more fearful and small you feel, the more your world-just like a mirror-reflects that powerlessness right back to you. Christine Ranck
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5/4/2016 6:01:08 PM

emoticon sometimes we all reach a weight loss plateau. What are we to do when that happens?

DO focus on fruits and vegetables. Most American's don't come close to eating the recommended minimum of five servings per day, but vegetables and fruits of all kinds and colors should take center stage in a heart-healthy diet. They're rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that promote a healthy heart and body, plus they're filling and low in calories, which can promote weight management. Fresh, frozen, dried, canned (without sugar/syrups or added salt), raw, cooked—all fruits and vegetables are good for you.

Try filling your plate 3/4 of the way full with healthy veggies. Make sure they are baked, roasted or steamed. This way you will be getting the most health benefits they have to offer. Such as fiber, antioxidants and vitamins.

Double check what you are drinking. Some of us don't realize those delicious lattes and iced coffees are loaded with calories. Check out SP's Chef's Megs recipes for lo-fat & lo-cal coffess. They are so delicious.

And last but not least, try revamping your exercise routine. That's right, sometimes that is all it takes. Revamping your exercise routine by adding a couple of new exercises or switching up a couple of things.

Remember, a plateau is just temporary and you can restart your weight loss! emoticon



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5/4/2016 7:46:21 AM

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SURVIVOR61
5/3/2016 6:13:36 PM

Finally it's Summer! We've all been waiting for it. Some fun in the Sun....but, what are we to do if the cold is still hanging around?

It doesn't mean that we should jump off the wagon, stop exercising and start eating whatever we want. A healthy, calorie-moderated diet and regular physical activity are essential for physical and mental health. We can still practice self-acceptance while continuing to work toward our goals.

We can exercise in the house, use Spark People's exercise video's, dance our way to fitness and so much more. Just don't give up and let the blues slide in and up set your balance.

I have faith in you. emoticon Let's get creative!



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