GIVENTHANKS
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This is the first book that my best friend and I wrote. Between the two of us, we have 4 on Amazon.



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Hi!
I was scheduled to have a consultation with a surgeon to have gastric bypass surgery, but I cancelled it. I decided that I was going to do this by permanently changing my eating habits. I have tried many diets over the years and I even lost 70 lbs on SPARKPEOPLE, but then broke my back and gained most of it back. I have wrestled with being overweight since I was a child. I have yo-yo dieted but this time, I am NOT dieting! I am creating a new, healthy lifestyle. I am actually really enjoying eating healthy foods. I can honestly say that I am not missing junk food or processed foods. I eat a lot of veggies and fruits and some meat. The weight is not dropping as fast as I would like, but it is a healthy weight-loss. I started this on June 27, 2020 and at my 6 week weigh-in, I had averaged about 3 lbs a week.
I LOVE SP! Tracking my food has become like a hobby! LOL! That might sound strange, but I do enjoy it and it keeps me accountable for everything I eat. Don't feel bad for me, I do enjoy other hobbies as well. I enjoy writing and have recently published 4 books on Amazon. Two of them were co-authored with my best friend. We have many more coming soon so that keeps me very busy. I also enjoy photography.

Pat


Member Since: 11/28/2008

Fitness Minutes: 330

My Goals:
My general weight loss goal is to make small goals and reach them one at a time and not beat myself up or set unrealistic goals!

My life goal is to fulfill what the Lord has called me to do and to make a difference in the lives of others.

Specific Short-term Goals:
*Get off some meds for BP and Diabetes.
*Have more energy.
*Be able to shop for clothes in a regular store.

Specific Long-Term Goals:
Get off ALL meds for Diabetes and BP.
Have energy to do what I want to do.
Reach my goal weight and maintain for life.


My Program:
Eat less.
Eat healthier.
Exercise 15 minutes a day to begin and gradually increase that.
Stay positive and motivated!
Support others.
Ask for support when I need it.



Personal Information:
I graduated from the University of Central Florida with a BS degree in Psychology and a Certificate in Victim Advocacy. I am currently looking for a job that will utilize these and hopefully allow me to work with victims as an advocate. I want to make a big difference in the lives of others.


Other Information:
My favorite book is the Bible. Some of my favorite movies are Overcomer, War Room, I Can Only Imagine, God's Not Dead, and Mountain Top. I also like the movie Pay It Forward because of the message. It is a message that needs to be spread all over.




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  • v CIERAPOET
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    HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!! emoticon

    You Are Special!
    Fearfully & Wondrously Made!
    You Are Beautiful!
    In God's Heart Engraved!
    You Are Love!
    Crowned From Above!
    You Are Blessed!
    Expect God's Best!
    This Is Your Day!
    Enjoy Happiness Always!

    Love & Blessings!
    Deb
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    2696 days ago
  • v no profile image PIXIE-LICIOUS
    “The whole idea of motivation is a trap. Forget motivation. Just do it. Exercise, lose weight, test your blood sugar, or whatever. Do it without motivation. And then, guess what? After you start doing the thing, that's when the motivation comes and makes it easy for you to keep on doing it.”
    -John C. Maxwell
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    Get ready for a healthy week, Sparkfriend! You know what you want, and you know what you need to do in order to make it happen...so just do it! Push yourself, even if you don't feel like it...because you really are worth the effort!
    Hugs,
    Pixie

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    2724 days ago
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    "The common conception is that motivation leads to action, but the reverse is true....action precedes motivation. You have to "prime the pump" and get the juice flowing, which motivates you to work on your goals. Getting momentum going is the most difficult part of the job, and often taking the first step is enough to prompt you to make the best of your day."
    -Robert McKain
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    Just stopping by to wish you a fun and healthy weekend! Keep your goals in mind, and keep doing your best to make progress towards reaching them. Never forget that you are always worth your very best effort!
    Hugs,
    Pixie
    2733 days ago
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    "Making changes in your life is never an easy task. The key, however, is not to get caught up in the distance you have to go to get to where you want to be. Nor should you despair over the amount of control you have over your circumstances. Progress is made in the small, intentional steps, and chances are, you have more power than you think. By focusing on little steps you can take every day, the progress you make will motivate you to continue your journey, and eventually, you can go wherever you want to go. The important thing is simply to begin."
    -Stephen Cherniske
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    Have a great week, Sparkfriend! Take those intentional steps towards your goals! Every small step is progress, and you are so worth it!
    Hugs,
    Pixie

    2751 days ago
  • v IAMBLESSED103
    Hi, Pat, just stopping by to say Hello and see how you're doing! Hugs, Karen
    2757 days ago
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