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My Daughter, 1 neice, a youth group scavenger hunt pic on our porch! Fall 2010

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My Wedding Day, Feb 19, 2005(weighed 308 lbs. on this day)... and he still said, "I DO."

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1/22/10....178 lbs.....Backstrokin' to look and feel like this again. This "WAS" ALIVE !

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WELCOME TO MY SPARK PAGE~ :o). This has been a weight loss journey, I guess I enjoyed so much, just as many retake a most memorable vacation AGAIN, I am on this VOYAGE ONCE AGAIN! The best news of all, considering traveling isn't something I have ever enjoyed, and believe me in my childhood I was granted to oppertunity to go alllll over the world~ with weightloss, I DON'T EVEN NEED A PASSPORT, NOR DO I HAVE TO PACK SUIT CASES, OR EVEN LEAVE HOME! HOORAY FOR THAT!!!! HA! WINK!!!!!

If you go into my photos, you will see many weight loss success pics, and they are precious to me. Truly evidence that I HAD MADE IT, AND I KNOW I CAN DO IT AGAIN~ :o). This time though, it has to be done completely different. My relapse came following a sleep walking stair case fall in early June of 2010. To date 1/ 17/12, I am still in physical therapy~ with NO EXERCISE ALLOWED~(YET). It was attempted in P.T. several months back, and they realized it was causing further injury to my neck and spinal injuries sustained from my fall~ therefore it was removed. Back to massage therapy only. Sooooo~ this will be a long slow journey~ so very different than all of my weight loss voyages from the age of 12.

Learning to accept the changes that are life long from my accident, is a new part of my thought process, and the beginning of healing emotionally from within, in hopes that in the process my heavy heart will become lighter, AND MY BODY TOO~ :o).

Currently, size wise I look like my wedding photo~again. That was a beautiful day in 2005, and now in 2012....tis truly a blessing that God is a part of my EVERYDAY. He has not given up on me, and I MUST NOT GIVE UP ON MYSELF.


***Awwww and one last ditto~ Heartwarming Thanks to all of you who have voted me as "motivational." I now have that extra special "motivational sparkmember logo" on my sparkpage. Soooo truly meaningful that is to me! THANK YOU WITH ALL MY HEART!!!! ****

Member Since: 2/4/2007

Fitness Minutes: 717

My Goals:

2) Positive thoughts~even through very high pain, and health regression happening faster than I ever imagined possible.

3) Beating the odds of what specialists are saying, and getting back to the point that I am able to walk and move, as I did prior to my accident.

My Program:
Currently my program is physical therapy several times a week.

Doctoring out of town, several times a week, and out of state every month.

Unfortunately none of this pertains to weight loss, but healing after my sleep walking accident in early June of 2010.

Weight loss is a voyage I am on once again. One day at a time~ healthy eating, and unfortunately without exercise as it isn't allowed yet due to neck and full spinal injuries.

Personal Information:
The light in my eyes comes from living my life for Our Heavenly Father.

Writing spiritual, uplifting poetry, has been one of my gifts granted, and discovered by the age of 10. It has gone beyond "hobby, and become one of my passions."

I treasure time with my daughter, who like me shares the light and love of the Lord, and also is a writer. Bless her heart she was published by the age of 13 years young, and continues to write every single day.

Lifting the hearts and spirits of others, is what I love most about being part of SparkPeople.

Other Information:
I am 41 years young, with two children. My Son is nearing 20, and my Daughter age 15.

God is in the center of heart and soul. He is my life. He is my salvation. He is my Glory, my hope, and truly the LOVE OF MY LIFE.

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    Having a birthday soon and I'm thinking of you! Sending you good wishes for a Happy Birthday. Hope you are doing well. Missing youand hoping to hear from you. Love Always, Your Friend, Michele
    2477 days ago
    Free to Be Me

    Morning my sweet friend
    How are you this fine day?
    Hope all is going well for you
    And joyfully I humbly pray.

    Success I am discovering
    All depends on my attitude.
    So today I'm happy to say
    I'm thinking the way I should.

    Remembering precious friends
    And the kindnesses given me.
    Reflecting on positive words,
    Soul fattening, then I am free.

    by Charlene
    2572 days ago
    Missing you my dear, Just stopped by to tell you I love you and.......
    Today is absolutely beautiful. The sun is shining out side and the Son is shining inside, in my heart. Tomorrow is supposed to be a different story with more snow. But that won't dampen my spirits because the Son will still shine in my heart. Bringing joy to others keeps it shining. I am sure you do that all day long where ever you are. That is what fills us up and keeps us moving in the right direction with our "diet' plans. We WILL win this race.

    I am reminded of this scripture: Ecc. 9:11 " I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all."

    We each can make the most of our day by what we think, say and do that are all in harmony with each other. Make the most of your day today. I sure intend to.
    2645 days ago
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  • v HEZZA2000
    Just stopping by to say hello! Hope your new year is full of Blessings!
    2688 days ago
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