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To goal: 149!


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I'm finally here! I reached my goal weight and I feel great!A hard fought battle but by the grace of God I won!
Thanks to:
My Heavenly Father who gives me courage and strength each day.
HIs Son, my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who makes my life worth living.
My daughters, Jordan and Ashley who encouraged, scolded and kept me on track.
My doctor, Samuel Reid and his immortal words, "Lose some weight! You've lost weight? Then lose some more weight!"
My Spark Mates who let me know we're not in this alone and continually keep me encouraged, motivated and smiling, even when I don't feel like it:)
All the people who've benefited from my old clothes. May Sparkpeople find a place in your lives.
And finally, ME for never, never giving up!

I've learned:
I CAN do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
It's not about exercising to lose a few pounds and then go back to the lifestyle you had before. It's about making a permanent lifestyle change.
I can eat that without salt.
I can eat live without the sugar.
I can live fat free.
I have no reason to fear new challenges.
I don't have to die from diabetes, heart attacks or strokes just because my ancestors did.
Just because THEY said I couldn't do it, doesn't MEAN I CAN'T do it!
And so can you. Don't give up the battle, stay on that treadmill, the elliptical, the bike and the scale are your friends.
You're not in this alone. Your spark teammates are going through the same thing. Give each other love, understanding and support.
When you're walking and feel like you want to drop, envision the new you and keep stepping!

Member Since: 4/19/2008

Fitness Minutes: 31,327

My Goals:
To maintain my weight between 149-154.

My Program:
USC-Upstate Wellness Center.

Personal Information:
I call the SC Upstate home, I'm 49, mom to a 27 yr old daughter, owner of a terrorist cat named Jack, I'm a musician. I love to cook and I've come to love this working out business.

Other Information:
I love southern movies, comedies, old school music, and biographical type movies. My favorite authors are Bebe Moore Campbell, Tina McElroy Ansa, Terry McMillan and Flannery O'Connor. I'm also a shoe fanatic and I love to shop!

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