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11/16/06 5:03 A

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Hi Cindy!
Thank you so much for the encouragement!
I've prayed about it, and just gave all the burdens to God. I've also made a choice not to be negative and I choose to be positive! That's the new me, from today!
I've also read Joyce Meyer's new book, "The Battlefield of the Mind". Man, what a powerful book! And I've seen in my own life, that I start to "act" and "feel" upon what I'm "thinking". No more I tell you!!!!!
Here's to a "new me", and for everything good!
And the same to you too!
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11/15/06 10:46 P

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Michelle,
Aw, I am sorry you haven't been feeling too spiffy. I have been there and I guess what I do then is just get mad enough to do something different. Like this week I set the alarm for 5am and I do the tread, write in my Spark stuff and my quiet time, then go to work. Two times I walked at lunch time at work. You know what, I still feel really obese but the good news is my endorphins must be kickin in because I don't feel as powerless, or away from God. I think God loves us so much no matter what our weight is, quite frankly I think He is not up there making a little check list, oooh she went over her calories by 5. Instead He is cheering us on for the right things, the right heart attitude and goals. You are a lot skinnier than I, as you get closer to your goal I think it is even harder. I swear, fat grows roots at some points it seems!
You are a beautiful girl personality and the outside, don't lose heart! Usually just before some of that weight drops people always say they hit plateaus. Don't give up, I believe you will reach your goals one day, what a nice thing that will be and worth all this effort. Then we will work on maintenance, right?
Take care,
Cindy

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MADKINS1 Posts: 439
11/15/06 1:43 A

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Hi Cindy,
Today and for the last few days, I've been having such bad and hectic days, this morning I just burst out into tears!!!! Things are just getting a bit too much, and I prayed and said to the Lord that He better help me cause I don't know what I'm going to do to myself! :)
I'm also so very frustrated with the weightloss too, I'm like obsessed with it!
Yesterday, my husband and I were watching a sermon from Joel Osteen about putting your focus on God, not on your problems. I'm really trying to do it, but it's sometimes just so hard!
Anyways, I trust you're having a good week so far!
Thank you for staying in contact!
Enjoy your day!
Michelle
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11/14/06 7:00 P

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Hi Madkins and Irene, hope you and everyone else are having a good week. Let's keep on with the race, laying aside every "weight" emoticon


Run with patience :)
Cindy

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MADKINS1 Posts: 439
11/13/06 2:49 A

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Hi "IRENECANDO".
Welcome to this page!
Yes, it's like you said, God knows our hearts and desires, and also how our bodies work. But the final
"choice" is up to us if we're going to keep our temples looking good or not! I know for a fact it's my fault that I'm overweight and not at my goal weight, and I'm also praying about it and asking the Holy Spirit to guide me and help me reach my target!! One of the Fruits of the Holy Spirit is selfcontrol, and I acknowledge, I do battle with it sometimes, especially when I get so hungry that I binge like crazy!
So for me, from today, I'm eating 5 - 6 small meals during the day to keep my sugar level, and I trust that these small low calorie meals will boost my aid in losing the weight!
Good luck with you too!
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11/12/06 7:32 P

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Hello everyone. I just joined the Christian Motivation in weight loss Forum and thought I would start with the hello. I am Irene. I too realize that more is possible when we allow God to help control what we ourselves cannot. Satan has a way of reminding us, for of course he knows our weaknesses and knows when we are more likely to cave in and try just one piece.Please write to me whenever you get the chance. I do love to chat

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MADKINS1 Posts: 439
11/11/06 12:42 P

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Hi HoneyB7! Nice to meet you!
Yes, I also hope that the slow going will help keep the weight off. But I do wish you could just wish your weight off and when you wake up in the morning, it's all gone! hehe!
Good luck with your weightloss journey, enjoy the ride!
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11/8/06 3:31 P

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JUST WANTED TO SAY HELLO! I'VE BEEN WITH SP FOR A COUPLE OF MONTHS AND IT'S GOING SLOW. I'VE ALWAYS BEEN TOLD THAT SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE. I HOPE THEY'RE RIGHT.

I AM FEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY MADE IN GODS IMAGE!


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MADKINS1 Posts: 439
11/5/06 8:07 A

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Hi Liz,
Welcome to the group! How was church? We're going tonight to church, we've only got evening services. We're bikers, and on Sunday mornings we have our breakfast runs where we go out with bikes and minister to other bikers. So that's why we only have a church service at night.
Love your pics on your sparkpage!
Anyways, enjoy the rest of your Sunday!
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11/5/06 5:04 A

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Hi Liz, Welcome! Hope you have a great day and get a good shot in the arm to encourage you in your walk today!
Also hoping your experience with Spark is a good one, so far I really like it.
Cindy

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11/5/06 4:30 A

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Hi - I am new to Spark people and I just wanted to introduce myslef before Church (it's Sunday morning already here)

'So I tell you. Live by following the Spirit. Then you will not do what your sinful selves want.'



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11/4/06 2:35 P

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Have a great weekend everyone, nice to see you M! Hope you do great too, we sometimes need a hammer and a chisel but eventually surely it will have to give up and go away :)
Cindy
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MADKINS1 Posts: 439
11/4/06 11:06 A

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Hi Cindy!
Welcome to the group!
I'm like you, also wishing there was some magic pill we could drink and *poof* emoticon we're as thin as we always wanted to be! hehe!
But sadly, back in reality, you have to work hard, eat right and exercise to make that happen! My progress is going so slow, but I trust the Lord that things will speed up soon!
Wishing you all well!!!

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11/2/06 6:33 P

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Elisabeth,
Thanks, it is going ok, I am so impatient and want it all off now but will give it time.....
You look like you are doing great! And you have my verse! It is a keeper.
Keep lookin up,
Cindy

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11/1/06 9:01 P

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Hi Cindy! I'm Elisabeth, and a resident lurker for the most part. Hope your health journey is going well!

Welcome!
Elisabeth

Philippians 4:13 - I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

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11/1/06 8:07 P

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What an incredible experience joining this site has been. First of all it is free which is nice, it covers so much and then on top of that you get to be motivated by people who share your values (as well as some who don't who are also some pretty amazing people!)
Great to find your group and looking forward to getting to know some of you!
Cindy

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