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(Still not completed...but it's a start...more to come)

Well, it's been over a year and a half since I have been here. To say I fell off the wagon would be an understatement, and I almost chuckled when I typed that. So my journey begins again. This I say with much pride. My hope is that my continuing journey can, in some small way, help others succeed in theirs.

A big thanks and hugs to all of my friends who continued to reach out to me and love me in spite of how far down that hole I had gotten. You know who you are and love you...thanks for helping helping me save myself...I love you all.

I might not be someone's first choice, but I am a great choice.
I may not be rich, but I am valuable.
I don't pretend to be someone I'm not, because I'm good at being me.
I might not be proud of some of the things I've done in the past, but I am proud of who I am today.
I may not be perfect, but I don't need to be.
Take me as I am, or watch me as I walk away!!
(Author Unknown)


1. No matter how far you have fallen into a hole or how many bumps you have hit along the way...there is HOPE AS LONG AS YOU KEEP TRYING.

2. There are going to be times...numerous in my case...where you are going to fail/slip/mess up...this doesn't mean you are a means you are human...oh, you didn't know that - rofl.

3. If you let them...they will come...The support of your friends in this community are ready to help you, lead you, support you, in every area of this journey you are on...all you have to do is ask.

4. Allowing yourself to bare all parts of your life is hard, but the more transparent you are the easier your journey. Every time you let something become known, you become lighter. All that stuff we hide is very heavy...believe, me, I know this from personal experience.

5. Stop blaming others for your weight issues. I have allowed this to happen over the last year and a half until I realized no one was standing over me with a gun making me shovel food in my mouth...well, duh, why did I allow this to happen...AGAIN.

6. You wil never here me say, "IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO." I cringe every time I hear this statement. You have to make that decision totally on your own. I know many people will disagree with this and that is ok. It's my opinion.

7. You can't be every thing for WILL BURN OUT...BE SELFISH AND PUT YOURSELF FIRST FOR A CHANGE...again, speaking from personal experience.

8. (coming soon...I am tired of typing and thinking)

BLC17 CHALLENGE - Rockin' Rose Rangers

Starting Weight: 210
Boot Camp - 209
Week 1 - 208 (.48% - ranked #18 on team)
Week 2 - 207
Week 3 - 206
Week 4 - 205
Week 5 - 203
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12

Member Since: 12/31/2008

Fitness Minutes: 29,318

My Goals:
**1400 calories a day
**8+ glasses of water
**5 fruits/vegetables/day

**Cardio every day
**Core every day
**strength 3 times/week

**Take time for me
**Blog at least once/week

My Program:
**Track nutritional and fitness data.
**Portion control
**Use 5% weight loss goal/month and post to page
**Set nutritional goals and fitness goals and post on page
**Set up a reward system (something I never did before)
**Update my SparkPage at least monthly.
**Use my support system!!!

Personal Information:
My name is Pam and I live in Louisiana. Before retiring due to a sudden illness, I worked for Bell South/AT&T for 15 years in Public Rel. & Marketing. Got layed off. Went to work for Cigna Healthplan for 9 years. Never got married - don't know why. Just didn't happen.

I'm very involved in my church, with playing with my great niece & nephew, and scrapbooking.

I love people and being involved in "stuff."

Other Information:
I have some physical challenges due to complete respiratory failure in 1995. God was good. It wasn't my time to go. There is something on this earth that I'm supposed to do so I need to be as healthy as I can.

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    Just wanted to say Hi, and I Hope you are having a great day!
    Keep it up!
    4566 days ago
    You just always seem to make my day even when you don't know it. I read something you post on my page or blog, or when you don't I see something you've posted in the forums, and I just have to say YOU ARE AWESOME! I just wanted you to know that. :)
    4567 days ago
    Thanks for noticing the little things I do for the team. You are the people who make this website such a great place!

    Spread the Spark and light up the worrld!! emoticon
    4569 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/19/2009 9:47:35 PM
  • v MOMMA_BEAR_69
    Your statement "There is something on this earth that I'm supposed to do so I need to be as healthy as I can." sums your life up wonderfully. God has a plan for you and is using you for your moments of greatness to help others. We never know how much influence we have on others in our lives. If we can help just one person in God's name and that person helps one, etc. then we have achieved much in bringing Him into the lives of others and hopefully bringing them to Him. You can see how this will have a snowball day at a time. If I can help you in any way, please let me know. I am here for you.
    God bless you as you travel your journey to the healthiest you can be. In His name, I remain faithful.
    4575 days ago
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