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This Painting Is Called "Face Reality Female" The time has come for me to really FACE REALITY, AND SO I SHALL!!!

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Hey Spark Frams, ( friends and family) O.M.G! Where do I start. Um, well first I fell and I fell hard AGAIN. It is just unbelievable how hard it is to lose weight. This is literally the hardest thing I've ever had to be besides having my baby and that was nearly 34 years ago. I use to drink and smoke neither of whch I do now. I would think that those two things would be the hardest things ever to give up, but I did so very easily. I learned that the other vices/habits I had weren't necessities, but eating to survive is and that's the difference. I'm not going to dwell on mistakes I've made. But instead take the negative and make it positive. I've found my way back yet again, and I'M SO HAPPY TO BE HOME!


Phenomenal Woman

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I'm telling lies.

I say,
It's in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.

I say,
It's the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

Men themselves have wondered
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they can't touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them,
They say they still can't see.

I say,
It's in the arch of my back,
The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,
The grace of my style.
I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

Now you understand
Just why my head's not bowed.
I don't shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing
It ought to make you proud.

I say,
It's in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
The palm of my hand,
The need for my care,
'Cause I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

♥Hey SP Family♥
(UPDATED 2/28/11)
My name is Pearl aka Ms. Drpitlikitshot. I hale from the "Show Me State" of Missouri. I'm 53 years ( not anymore, lol. I'm 55 now)young and absolutely love the color RED. I'm a pet lover, I love all animals. Currently I have birds ( no more birds, they flew the coop) and the newest addition to my family is a siamese kitty whose name is Prince " Rico" Sau`ve he's so adorable. Sadly I lost Rico to an intestinal virus Oct 27, 2010. GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN, RIP RICO. No current pets

I have a beautiful daughter and very beautiful grand daughter, both whom I love dearly. I'm here because I need help! Point blank. I know I can't do this by myself. Sure, I know I put it on by myself, we all did right?! Well, I need help taking it off and keeping it off. Hence my reason for coming to SP. I want to surround myself with people who know the struggles of losing weight first hand. When someone says to me..Girl, I know how you feel. I want to know for a fact, THEY INDEED KNOW HOW I FEEL!!!

I must also tell you that I'm greedy (yeah a fact already known, that's why I'm here right) I want it all, I want the encouragement, the uplifting, the pep talks, the motivation, the caring and compassion, the tears, the joy, the happiness, even the No PAIN NO GAIN.

Currently, my weight is no longer 266 (yay) but 261.5 lb now. My heaviest weight was 3 years when I weighed 285 pounds. Boy was I a mess, everything on my body hurt! I managed to lose 40 pounds but over time and the lack of motivation I began to slowly gain it back. Before long (if I had kept on the path I was on) it wouldn't have taken me long to get back to where I started. I do not want that to happen. So that's why I'm here.

Where can I find some WSB's (weight struggle buddy or buddies)? I NEED some badly! PSST...Did I tell ya'll I love the color RED? (I know I did, just play along with me, OK ) Doesn't it just scream hey look at me... I'm alive, alluring, sassy, bold, and sexy. You know what...that'll be me at the end of my weight loss journey. Wait a minute!!! Heck, that's me now, LOL, I'll just be far more intense when I reach my goal!



In all my transactions today, I intend to come from a place of love within me, to a place of love within others;
From a place of honesty in me, to a place of honesty within others;
From my integrity, to the integrity of others;
From a place of openness, to a place of openness as I respect the rights of all living things.
I intend to be gentle, kind and forgiving.
I intend to be aware of the wonders of the universe and to greet them all with gratitude and awe.
I intend to welcome whatever flows into my life to teach me today,
And to listen to the conversation that the universe is trying to have with me.
I intend to be inspired, to have joy in both work and play,
To be grateful for all that I have in my life and for every opportunity I'm given.
I intend to use my intuition and all my other spiritual gifts in all transactions today and to help wherever I can, even if that help means standing still and doing nothing, or letting go of someone I love.
I intend that there shall be peace and harmony and that wherever I can make restitution,
I shall have the courage and willingness to do so.
I intend to live my humanity and divinity simultaneously today and to move further along my path to enlightenment.
I re-dedicate my life to love, to peace, to harmony, to healing, to teaching, to my spiritual growth and the spiritual growth of others.


I found this poem I'd like to share with my Spark Family

Zephyrs Of Spirit

Zephyrs of Spirit
Like a breeze through my mind
With sails raised and ready
I grasp each whisper in kind

I yield to its presence
And merge with the flow
In a current of purpose
I'm compelled where to go

The breeze gently passes
I arrive in my place
Resting in the moment
This moment of grace

Awake and renewed
With heart full of zeal
I sail with direction
In a smooth even keel


What Is A Workout?

A workout is 25 percent perspiration and 75 percent determination. Stated another way, it is one part physical exertion and three parts self-discipline. Doing it is easy once you get started.
A workout makes you better today than you were yesterday. It strengthens the body, relaxes the mind, and toughens the spirit. When you workout regularly , your problems diminish and your confidence grows.
A workout is a triumph over laziness and procrastination. It is the badge of a winner- the mark of an organized person who has taken charge of his, or her destiny.
A workout is a wise use of time and an investment in excellence. It is a way of preparing for life's challenges and proving to yourself that you have what it takes to do what is necessary.
A workout is a key that helps unlock the door to opportunity and success. Hidden within each of us is an extraordinary force. Physical and mental fitness are the triggers than can release it.
A workout is a form of rebirth.
When you finish a good workout, you don't simply feel better, YOU FEEL BETTER ABOUT YOURSELF.

Quote - “Be sure to take care of yourself so that you can take care of the one’s that need you.”

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Member Since: 4/8/2008

Fitness Minutes: 6,580

My Goals:
Well, I've set a weight loss goal of 180 pounds. And to make this easier for me to accomplish I have set little goals to be met along my journey. I'm starting out small. After all we had to learn to crawl before we could walk. So this is my philosphy. I'm going to baby step my way slow steady and consistantly to a new vibrant healthier me!

My Program:
OK, let's see, I start my mornings at 5 am.
5 to 10 min Stretch
1 hr of walking
1 hr of Cardio
Strength training

Personal Information:
I'm from Missouri my name is Pearl and my email address is Exqitblkprl@ yahoo.com

Other Information:
I have many hobbies, some of which are music, love Jazz, R&B, Neo Soul, Soft Rock, Raggae, Blues, Classical, and ambient. I love reading almost anything, good suspense, thrillers, and horror are at the top of the list. Love movies, passionate about high action packed, Sci-fi, mystery, and of course love novels. I love arts and crafts, knitting, crocheting, needle point, and beading. I dabble in drawing here and there and would love to get into painting both oils and water colors and pottery.

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    (yahoo im: belton_lynn)
    2042 days ago
  • v BLISS_OM
    Hi there, I was thinking of you today and wanted to stop in and wish you well. I hope you are staying motivated, inspired and joyful! Remember any and everything IS POSSIBLE! Believe in yourself and KNOW without a doubt that God is right there with you every step of the way! You are loved and loveable by many - ensure that you LOVE YOU as much if not more than the love you receive from others. You ARE WORTHY! Take good, good care of you, Bliss! emoticon
    2911 days ago
    emoticon Pearl! I wanted to drop in to let you know that you are always in my prayers and thoughts! I hope that all is well with you. Have a blessed Sunday.

    ~ Monika ~ emoticon
    2926 days ago
    Pearl, thinking of you. Hoping you are doing well. Let’s spring into April! Nurture your mind with positive thoughts! Plan nutritional meals with healthy recipes! Take care of your body with physical activities! Together, We CAN turn our APRIL goals into permanent results! Have a wonderful week!

    emoticon A = Attitude by believing in yourself that you CAN do it!
    emoticon P = Plan variety in nutrition, fitness and well-being goals!
    emoticon R = Reward yourself for making progress and reaching each goal!
    emoticon I = Inspire others by sharing your success!
    emoticon L = Live a healthy lifestyle because no one can replace you!

    ~ Monika ~ emoticon
    2953 days ago
    emoticon Pearl on your March achievements! I am so proud of the progress you have made! THANK YOU for being such an INSPIRATIONAL friend!! Sending lots of WOOHOO support and hugs to you. Have a beautiful and blessed Easter holiday weekend!

    emoticon W = Wonderful role model from turning goals into lasting achievements!
    emoticon O = Outstanding friend that supports, encourages and inspires others!
    emoticon O = Open to new ideas by replacing poor habits with healthy choices!
    emoticon H = Honorable by meeting new challenges and creating effective goals!
    emoticon O = Observes a healthy lifestyle with dedication and completion!
    emoticon O = Overcomes every obstacle by mastering positive results!

    ~ Monika ~ emoticon
    2962 days ago
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