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Just after completing the Incline climb (3600 railroad tie steps up the side of a mountain!)

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30 Pounds Down

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Section 16 - Red Rock Canyon Hike 10.2.10

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I used to think that losing weight was about me,
but now I know that its not!

It's NOT about

-my pride & vanity
-my goals & plans
-my attempts to earn love
-my working to be 'good enough'
-my expectations or others' expectations of me.
-my desire to get pregnant

So, what IS it about?

Losing weight and being healthy is about

-Following Christ! Being overweight holds me back constantly from fully being the woman Christ died to save! *I will strip off every weight that slows me down, especially sin that so easily trips me up. And I will run with endurance the race God has set before me.*

-Honoring Christ! Being overweight shows disrespect for the body God has given me- I want to take better care of it! *My body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in me and was given to me by God. I do not belong to myself, for God bought me with a high price. So I must honor God with my body.*

-Glorifying Christ! Being overweight has always been a symbol of my pain; Being healthy will be a symbol of Christ's healing in my life! *Christ has consoled my mourning, given me beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that I may be called a tree of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified*

Member Since: 1/31/2007

Fitness Minutes: 10,481

My Goals:
My goal is to follow, honor and glorify God with my body! I want to be the woman God created me to be, live the life He created me to live and reflect the healing physically that He has done in my spirit!

Lord willing, I will lose 130 pounds which would be 50% of my body weight!

My Program:
Currently working toward July 4, 2012 goal of 100 hours of exercise in 110 days!

*Sticking within my Spark guide for calories
*Drinking 12+ cups water/day
*Eating as clean as possible

I am growing a love for all sorts of activities like swimming, walking, jogging, hiking, aerobics and whatever else is active and fun! I am in the middle of the C25K training and I love it!

Personal Information:
I am a princess- a loved child of the King! Above all else I am a disciple of Christ. I am also wife to a wonderful man who encourages me every day. We have been married 11 years and look forward to the day God brings children into our home!

Other Information:
I am a nanny and I LOVE children! I am currently full time nanny to 2 adorable adopted baby girls! We are hoping to adopt a baby of our own sometime 2012. I love music, Gilmore Girls and games of all kinds! My husband and I have 3 dogs [Sookie-lab, Maizey-cairn terrier, Simon-cairn terrier].

I am SO blessed!

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