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I think that this is a good title for my continued weight loss journey. I lost 30 lbs. over the course of 1 year and have gone up and down over the past 24 months. I lost some inches, and I found them back in other places. Exercise has helped. Exercise is just one piece of the puzzle. Sleep is an important piece of the puzzle, as is what I eat from day to day. My blood pressure goal was 135/85; today it is 131/82(and it has been lower) I still am working to loose the weight, but being ...
I think that this is a good title for my continued weight loss journey. I lost 30 lbs. over the course of 1 year and have gone up and down over the past 24 months. I lost some inches, and I found them back in other places. Exercise has helped. Exercise is just one piece of the puzzle. Sleep is an important piece of the puzzle, as is what I eat from day to day. My blood pressure goal was 135/85; today it is 131/82(and it has been lower) I still am working to loose the weight, but being healthier in all aspects is just as important.
The SparkTeams are a great way to gain support, and I absolutely love the MysteryReaders team. It is an active group and these ladies really keep you on your toes.
The ultimate goal is to keep the focus on healthy living.
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Member Since: 6/7/2008

SparkPoints: 63,694

Fitness Minutes: 40,044

My Goals:
My goal is to loose weight, keep physically active, and eat a variety of healthy foods. My goals, however, are in direct conflict with my motivation.

My Program:
I am attempting to live by the slogan "strive for five".

Personal Information:
I have lived in the same city for most of my life, except for college. I have worked as an Occupational Therapist for over 27 years. Home health is where I work, and I have done that the longest(17 years).

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I am basically shy, not quiet. I enjoy reading, mostly cozy murder mysteries. I am active in my church, mostly in the choir. I bowl, and I have taken bridge lessons for 4 years. And yes, I enjoyed cooking and baking.

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RUTHIEBEAR
1/24/2015 11:01:07 AM

ďFor we are Godís masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.Ē Ephesians 2:10
Remember when struggles come, YOU are God's Masterpiece - you are work every effort, every obstacle! God has good things in mind for YOU!!! SO look up and stay strong!
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1/18/2015 11:38:09 AM

I really struggle with feeling good about myself, trying to enjoy the way I look, even if I am not yet where I want to end up weight wise. This week I share this prayer with you.

Lord, sometimes when I look in the mirror Iím not too happy with what I see. Please let me see me the way you made me, beautiful and perfect just as I am. Help me to hold this image in my mind and heart as I follow my lifeís path. Allow others to witness your light shining through me as I walk with confidence, grace and a smile on my face. Amen.

May we all gather strength and confidence and see ourselves as HE sees and loves us.

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RUTHIEBEAR
1/11/2015 10:49:24 AM

The road of this weight loss journey is rough. We all have our ups and downs, successes and failures. Just remember when the going gets rough and you want to give up
"I can do all things through Christ, which strengthens me."
[PHP 4:13]

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1/4/2015 9:28:29 AM

ON this journey we all need help. Here is a prayer I say to help me. I share it from my heart to yours:
Dear Lord, I look to you in patient expectation. Renew my strength like the wings of eagles.

Help me and uplift me by the power of Your Might. Then I shall go forth in strength and wholeness. I shall run and not be weary. I shall walk and not faint. Amen

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12/28/2014 11:34:14 AM

A New Year's Prayer

Lord, You make all things new
You bring hope alive in our hearts
And cause our Spirits to be born again.
Thank you for this new year
For all the potential it holds.
Come and kindle in us
A mighty flame
So that in our time, many will see the wonders of God
And live forever to praise Your glorious name.

Amen

Blessings,
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