Cheesing in 2004
On my way to speak at the Indiana Statehouse, 2005
Me in 2006 at 38
Hello, fellow Sparkers! Welcome to my page!
I'm here to lose weight for my health. I am dealing with several issues that have made it important: fibromyalgia, relapsing-remitting MS, and most recently Type II diabetes.
Throughout the years my weight has gone up and down; from 127 pounds, as a freshman in high school, to my peak weight of 354 pounds around the first week of January 2014. I'd been making very poor food choices and I'd also been covering up other issues with food as well.
Now I'm eating fewer carbs, drinking lots of water and improving the quality of the food I eat. I use the Spark-D plan to keep track of everything. I test my blood sugar 2-3 times a day.
I'm taking each day as it comes, and striving to do the best I can. I am working to be a more optimistic person, to emphasize the good and minimize the negative in life. I am taking control of my well-being.
I want to venture out into the world with more confidence. I want to free myself from fear and I want to be the best woman I can.
I am learning each day. I can make a positive change with each choice I make.
If God takes me to it He will get me through it!
I started at 354. Still working out my goal speed.
140 lb -- GOAL!
**Rewards along the way. :-)
The plan is lots of water, more fruits and vegetables, and protein Plenty of fiber and whole grains. Gentle exercise due to the MS.
I live in a rural area. Really enjoy the small joys of living here.
I love cats and am owned by a few. :-)
Some interests: simpler living, bargain hunting, collecting miniatures, encouraging others, decluttering, FLYlady, reading, listening to music, prayer, movies, organic gardening.
Random things I love: playing rummy; pink carnations; a fire in the wood stove.
Honesty, family, faith in God, nature, humor, love, laughter, cats, books and music.
| Pounds lost: 20.4
May you always have
enough happiness to keep you sweet:
enough trials to keep you strong:
enough success to keep you eager:
enough faith to give you courage:
and enough determination to
make each day a good day.
179 days ago
Thanks for the Goodie! You have a happy Thanksgiving, too!
582 days ago
Thanks for the goodie of the "Friendship Tree"! I planted it by our new house!
586 days ago
Thanks for leaving a comment on my photo!
586 days ago
Stopping by to wish you a good weekend. One step, one day at a time...we CAN do it!
627 days ago