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hi, my name is Lula i am here to lose weight and get healthy, I hope i can do it this time, I tried several times in the past to lose weight, always end up failing,it's so hard to do when you have other people to cook for,and they love the fatty foods,but seems like i'm the only one who gains weight from them,but i hope i will be able to do it this time.before i did not have all the tools that i needed,but thanks to spark,i have everything i need right here at my fingertips,all the motivation i could ever ask for,awesome people here on spark that never put you down because you slipped,just lots of encouragement,motivation,and caring,thanks everyone here on sparkpeople,and to my family&God ,you are all i need to do this,HUGS TO EVERYONE
update:i made it to my goal weight,maintaining is hard work,but i am getting better at it,not going back,i am moving forward,thinks sparkfriends for all your help and motivation,hugs
UPDATED FEB-7-2010 -Well I regained 30 pounds back,why ?Because i quit tracking my food ,and working out.Well hopefully I learned my lesson,I have to remember that if i want to be healthy i have to exercise and watch what i eat.and that once i quit doing that the pounds come back so fast.

My God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,
He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savior—
from violent men you save me.

-2 Samuel 22:3

The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them;
he delivers them from all their troubles.
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
A righteous man may have many troubles,
but the Lord delivers him from them all;

-Psalm 34:17-19

but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.

-Isaiah 40:31

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

-Isaiah 41:10

When you've eaten too much and you can't write it down,

And you feel like the biggest failure in town.

When you want to give up just because you gave in,

and forget all about being healthy and thin.

So What! You went over your points a bit,

It's your next move that counts...So don't you quit!

It's a moment of truth, it's an attitude change.

It's learning the skills to get back in your range.

It's telling yourself, "You've done great up till now.

You can take on this challenge and beat it somehow."

It's part of your journey toward reaching your goal.

You're still gonna make it, just stay in control.

To stumble and fall is not a disgrace,

if you summon the will to get back in the race.

But, often the struggler's, when loosing their grip,

Just throw in the towel and continue to slip.

And learn too late when the damage is done,

that the race wasn't over...they still could have won.

Lifestyle change can be awkward and slow,

but facing each challenge will help you grow.

Success is failure turned inside out,

the silver tint in a cloud of doubt.

When you're pushing to the brink, just refuse to submit,

If you bite it, you write it....But don't you quit!

- Author Unknown




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A Dieters Poem.... Dont quit!


The Dieters Lament

Dear Lord help me to attain
the weight that I have often sought.
Help me to win the battle of
the bulge that I have often fought.

Lead me on the righteous path
to eating healthy meals.
My goal is to cut the fat;
to know the joy a thin girl feels.

Seal my lips when I am tempted
to stuff my mouth with sweets galore,
including the luscious hot fudge sundaes,
topped with whipped cream I adore.

Guide me on the path to health,
by acquiring a taste for low fat food.
Teach me patience and perseverance.
Uplift my spirits so that I dont brood

Eliminate my fear of failure
which zaps my diet from the start.
Give me the courage to look away
from a slice of pie or an apple tart.

Help me to attain my goal,
A slender woman in stylish clothes.
With a little help I will succeed
and drop those pounds until it shows.

To show my thanks I will pledge
to help other women to succeed,
by passing on this little prayer
for other dieters to read.

update:well I am back again with more weight to lose,can't believe I gained almost 50 pounds back,well you live and learn,I have no one to blame but myself,I tried to come on here before but was so ashamed of myself for gaining almost half my weight back,so I tried doing it on my own,well that did not work so i am here today owning up to my mistakes and get past this shame i feel,and realize i can't do it by myself i need my sparkfriends and spark to do this.Hope i did not let anyone down













Member Since: 2/22/2009

Fitness Minutes: 143,852

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when i was 17 i weighed 115lbs after losing 100lbs.i felt amazing.im now 45,ive had 4 children,and im ready to feel amazing again.im going on this journey with my daughter, with the help of jesus and all of u. i would like to make some new friends on here,if anyone has any tips please leave me a message.also *i want to look good for my husband*


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  • v no profile image SHAKERATTLEROLL
    “Just because you are soft doesn’t mean you are not a force. Honey and wildfire are both the color gold.” – Victoria Erickson

    Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.”– George Patton
    7 days ago
  • v DAKOTASMOMMY_07
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    emoticon CONGRATS on being The 8-Week Battle By Faith, BWOTW!
    Keep pressing forward and your goals will very much become a reality!

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    29 days ago
  • v DAKOTASMOMMY_07
    emoticon Thank you for leaving your Spark on my page!
    Keep pressing on. These next weeks of Battle will be over before we know it, make the most of it!

    Blessings~ Christina
    36 days ago
  • v no profile image SHAKERATTLEROLL
    Just a reminder that yesterday was yesterday---what took place a month ago is in the past but sometimes we have a dam built up but this bible verse says it all

    2 Corinthians 5:17 King James Version

    Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

    For then the dam is broken up and the river water goes under the bridge and is swept away just like the day you ask the Lord into your life.


    39 days ago
  • v no profile image SHAKERATTLEROLL
    Romans 8:15-18 KJV

    15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

    16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:

    17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

    18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
    42 days ago
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