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Praise God for all He has done in my Temple Restoration!!! 180+lbs gone!!!!


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Hello, my name is Steve welcome to my page.
For too many years I have abused my body and not taken care of it by loving me. As a Christian I am told to love others as I love myself. I�m not promoting a stuck on yourself pride but a love that longs to care for one�s self. So how can I truly love God, my wife, family and others if I don�t truly love myself? Ouch!!!
June 2010 I decided it was time that I love me and have that love for me reflected in my physical appearance, attitude and actions. So I started on this journey to restore my body/God�s temple. It wasn�t until November of 2010 that I discovered SparkPeople and it was just what God knew I needed. So at the age of 51 I am learning a new life style in eating and being active. I can't do anything about the past, but I will do something about the future with God�s help.

So the journey to date (9-19-11) has taken me 15 months, 5 months before Sparkpeople and 10 months with SP. I have learned a lot about Steve in those 15 months and I know there is still a lot to learn. But one thing I know is that I can never return to the life I used to have. I say that because I am enjoying this new lease on life that has been created by this �Lifestyle Change.� So I continue to progress forward toward my goal, which by the way is 23lbs away. I should reach my goal by my first � marathon in January 2011. To learn more about my journey read my blogs.

Keep your focus on God and on your successes regardless how small. And keep a positive attitude.

SAC-6582 (Steve)

Goals for 1/15/12 - 1/20/12

In my earlier blog I shared about signing up for different events for the year to give me goals to shoot for. Well I have accomplished that goal. I am now registered for:

1. April 21, 2012 - Pat Tillman run this will be the first event I am training to run in not powerwalk.
2. June 6, 2012 � Walking/Hiking into the Grand Canyon (and back out�lol)
3. October 27, 2012 - Lincoln Family Downtown Y half Marathon (& 5k walk/run) I�m doing the � Marathon
4. January 20, 2013 � PF Chang Marathon (26.2)
5. A couple of fun walks and hikes
6. And do several walks/hikes with local Spark friends


February 2, 2012

WooHoo!!!! Its official I now weight 170lbs, that means I have officially reached my goal. As for today I have lost 175lbs. Not it�s time to switch to maintaining this new lifestyle change.


Weight Update: 8-22-13

I have been able to maintain my weight between 163-168 pounds for 1 � years now. It was far easier losing the weight then keeping it off. I have to really work at keeping my focus as I readjust my calorie intake and continue to work on fine tuning my fitness program. I like a poster I saw the other day. �Fitness is not a destination�It�s a way of life� I will always have to keep vigilant if I want to stay fit. And I will always have to be adjusting my calorie intake based on my physical activity level and age. But with God�s help I will succeed.


Member Since: 11/13/2010

Fitness Minutes: 399,351

My Goals:
- To Change my life style to a healthier life style - Still in progress

- To lose a hundred pounds - DONE!!! I have LOST 180+lbs

- To get off insulin and my oral medicine - DONE!!!




My Program:
I'm watching my food intake (calories). Changing the way I eat and live.
Drink more water and less soda/pop
Get more exercise



Personal Information:
I am 52 married with three children (young adults).
In ministry on the Gila River Indian Community (reservation) just outside Phoenix AZ.
My hobbies include playing guitar, reading guitar magazines and did I mention guitar...lol
I enjoy an good mystery or action movie.


Other Information:
Above all else, guard your heart, for it affects everything you do. (Prov 4:23 NLT)

Don't you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself,
for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.
(1Co 6:19-20 NLT)




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  • v LYNDALOVES2HIKE
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    3553 days ago
  • v RAYLINSTEPHENS
    Welcome to SparkPeople!

    Start with your Start Page! Here is a video to help you unlock the power of Your Start Page:
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    Here's the video for the Nutrition Tracker - the best tool online!
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    I was 54 when I joined SparkPeople and 56 when I came back and started my Spark Program, starting with Stage One. This is a one day at a time program, but if you do the SparkPeople Program Steps, it really does work. I am terribly average, it's the SP program that is extraordinary.

    I found logging my foods in the Nutrition Tracker helped me to lose 90 lbs in 16 months! I started at 210 and went to 120.

    I hung clothing that was too small on my closet door and every time I would get discouraged I would try them on. Week by week they started fitting! That kept me motivated.

    Welcome aboard, we really are all in the same boat! Sometimes we can sail right along but sometimes we have to be rowing like crazy!

    You can make it happen! SparkPeople really does work!

    Linda

    3553 days ago
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