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Hello! I'm CC! It's time to get motivated and get this weight off! I figured today would be the greatest day to start! I'm a teacher, editor, writer and an all around whatever else is needed.

I am a writer. I write inspirational books, stories and short messages of encouragement for the people that truly wish to hear God in those 'simplistic' ways!

But most of all, I am a humble servant, a handmaiden of our Most High God, He comes first in my life before anything else. I am a mother, a grandmother and a best friend to the 'never end' to many that I come into contact with. I adore all God's people!

I was hesitant about just what to share here however, now I feel that I can share a short testimony!

This weight has been my hiding place of safety for as long as I can recall. From molestation, rape, domestic abuse, you name it I've been through it! I was bulimic, anorexic, and a diet pill slave from the time I was seven.

In 2003 I was involved in an automobile accident in which I was severely and permanently injured. My daughter and I were broad sided by a drunk driver that ran a stop sign going 65 miles per hour.

I had multiple severe injuries, my left foot and ankle were severed off my body, my kidneys were crushed, I had a concussion with a bleed to my brain, my liver was cut nearly in half, my spleen exploded, I had a 3rd degree burn on my neck from the seat belt and my left femur was fractured as well as 2 ribs.

I spent 11 1/2 hours in surgery, 4 days on a respirator, 21 days on the critical list and a total of 2 months in the hospital. I ended up with a HUGE bed sore on my right buttock that went into the hip bone. I was released after that stay in the hospital unable to walk, a huge hole in my body and numerous other issues. I had no medical insurance and I was unable to walk for nearly 8 months.

This accident really caused my weight to balloon. It did not matter what I ate I could not exercise it off. Fast forward 7 years. I have since the accident been able to walk for very short periods however, with chronic severe pain from fibromyalgia, a degenerative spine, neuropathy , osteo and rheumatoid arthritis, knee problems my life has become my bedroom, where lying down hurt less.

After speaking with my doctor about how to get this weight off she suggested I go back to the Wellness Center and go from there! This is wonderful and I do plan to go back however, I also desired to have some daily encouragement and motivation as well.

I prayed and asked the LORD to show me a place here online that I could do just that and during a search for Scriptures for weight loss I found this site! I am so blessed by this place. I am still learning so much is yet to be discovered, however, I am thrilled to be here!

‎*:*Today's funny in the life of "CeCe". So I will obey my doctor and go BACK to the Wellness Center! I stopped because I was sick of looking at the scale weekly and dreading the stalled pendulum. So I quit going! WELL, today is a new day and instead of saying, 'Here comes the scale to tell me JUST how fat I am ...From now on I shall say ... Today through Christ scale you are a friend and not an enemy! Bye, bye weight you've held me down too long!*:*

What is posted here in any of my blogs IS my own material, however, I may at times use a small portion of a devotional, message of encouragement or anything else that brings God glory and gives me encouragement! A portion of this blog was taken from ---Rylisms, however, I have been writing devotionals, messages of encouragement and anything that glorifies God since 2000. I do have my own literary website and plagiarism is not a portion of what I offer unto the LORD! Here are links to my OWN work if you should wish to check me out further:

Member Since: 7/27/2011

Fitness Minutes: 410

My Goals:
1} Stop making excuses and start making changes.
2} Stop beating myself up looking at how far I have to go and start embracing each day, each moment that I stay on track.
3} Pray more, complain less and enjoy this weigh down journey!

My Program:
First off I have to create a balance sheet of how and where I spend my time for the day.

I need to get up and move and venture outside the four walls of my office.

I'm going to wrap this ankle and foot and get to walking as much as possible.

Put off self-destructive words spoken and start encouraging myself through prayer, praise and worship songs and encouraging articles.

Limit salt intake, increase water consumption, stop working at a decent hour and get more restful sleep.

Personal Information:
I'm from Paradise, CA I moved to the West Coast fours years ago from Louisiana to finish my counseling training. Living in the south for 44 years and then moving here in the mountains was a huge change! For about 6 months I felt that I was Jonah in the belly of the whale! However, after we moved to Paradise ... and yes, it does live up to it's name my views for the future have also changed!

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I love the LORD Jesus with everything that is within me. I enjoy all that He has blessed me to do for His Kingdom. I try each day to see His majestic 'priceless treasures' in the simple things.

Above all I love people. All people. I've been hurt so I know how to love in spite of ... I also hold firm to this motto: He who has been hurt much ... loves much!

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

    1819 days ago
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    Good Morning emoticon CC

    Cheering you on for a fantastic Friday and weekend ahead, may I encourage you to emoticon and keep up the great work...

    emoticon for being part of our Team and thank you for your friendship & support! emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    Dropping by CC to say hi and wish you a great Thursday ahead, also want you to know you are being though of today, hope all is well, please keep in touch.

    Hope you enjoy the Easter Poem! emoticon

    This Life on Earth

    Easter means that this life on earth
    is not all there is.
    Jesus went "to prepare a place for us"
    in His Father’s heavenly mansions
    for all eternity.
    Jesus died for our sins,
    paying our penalty,
    so that we could be forgiven.
    He was resurrected, to prove
    that death has no hold
    on those who repent
    and accept Him as Savior.
    This life on earth is a prelude
    to eternal joy with our Lord.
    Easter is a celebration
    of our eternal destiny.

    By Joanna Fuchs

    2050 days ago
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    Morning emoticon CC

    Wishing you a great week ahead and cheering you on for a successful day in meeting your goals. You are doing great, keep pushing on & keep up the good work... emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2053 days ago
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    Good Afternoon

    Wishing you a great day and coming weekend ahead. Also cheering you on your journey, keep up the great work, thanks again for your participation on our Team and your valued friendship & support... emoticon emoticon
    2085 days ago
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