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Wife of 40 years, Mother of six , and Grandmother of 15

I decided to get healthy for myself, my husband, children, and grandchildren. I was heavy as a child and lost some weight in high school and again in college. After the children were born, my weight kept going up. I am 5' 2" and weighed 260 pounds. I had arthritis and took pain medication daily. The medication was discontinue due to dangerous side effects and I was in a lot of pain. The climax came one day when I got out of ...
Wife of 40 years, Mother of six , and Grandmother of 15

I decided to get healthy for myself, my husband, children, and grandchildren. I was heavy as a child and lost some weight in high school and again in college. After the children were born, my weight kept going up. I am 5' 2" and weighed 260 pounds. I had arthritis and took pain medication daily. The medication was discontinue due to dangerous side effects and I was in a lot of pain. The climax came one day when I got out of bed and had to hold onto furniture to get to the restroom. I realized that my legs would have to feel better if they weren't carrying an extra hundred pounds.
Reva

A prudent person foresees danger and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences. Proverbs 22:3 NLT
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JERRIANNE (Ann) puts scripture to the letters of a person's name. She did this for me and I loved it so much I had to put it on my page.

R - REST - Psalm 37:7
REST in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.

E - EVER - I Thess. 4:17
Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them, in the clouds: and so shall we EVER be with the Lord.

V - VICTORY - I John 5:4
....Whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the VICTORY that overcometh the world even our faith.

A - ALWAYS - I Thess. 15:58
...beloved...be...steadfast, unmovable, ALWAYS abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

I hope that these Scriptures will be a blessing to you. God bless you and thank you again for giving me the opportunity to write Scriptures to the letters in your name. Ann

www.youtube.com/watch?v=spfw9CF_C5M

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http://entertainment.webshots.com/video/
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Record keeping for Bible reading
http://blog.betterthansacrifice.org/2008
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rack-as-you-read-through-the-bible/

Dr. Phil's 7 keys
http://www.drphil.com/articles/article/4
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Member Since: 6/16/2008

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My Goals:
My Goals:
1. Be in my ideal weight range.
2. Be an example for family members and other who are overweight.
3. Exercise more!
4. Eat only foods that I plan to eat (no impulse eating).

You gave them bread from heaven when they were hungry and water from the rock when they were thirsty. Nehemiah 9:15a NLT

My Program:
When I decided to start a healthy lifestyle, all kinds of obstacles seemed to lurk in my path. I refuse to be a victim that is forced by people and circumstances to eat what I donít want to eat. I have to take responsibility for every choice I make. I am the only person in complete control of what goes into my mouth. I can't place the blame on external factors. I take full responsibility for my decisions. I plan my daily menu (including portion sizes) and try to eat everything planned and nothing else. I don't try to cut out some nutritious food or skip a meal just because I'm not hungry at the time. I am still tempted when I see or smell an old favorite food. I now know that I can never fill an emotional void with food.

Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9 NLT

Personal Information:
My name is Reva. I have lived all my life in Indiana. I have twin girls, twin boys, and boy/girl twins. There is 2 1/2 years between the oldest and youngest. Both of my twin sons have twin sons. I am an only child and so is my husband. When I was a little girl, I always said that I wanted a dozen children. Now that my six children are married, I have a dozen! My mother read the Bobsey Twins series of books to me (they had two sets of boy/girl twins). They were my favorite books. One year I asked Santa Clause for twin dolls and got them. I got my heart's desire with my three sets of twins.

Give thanks to the Lord and proclaim his greatness. Let the whole world know what he has done. Psalm 105: 1 NLT

Other Information:
I have a doctorate specializing in behavior change, but for years made no effort to change my own behavior. I am traveling the road seeking for optimum health and energy. In the process, I am losing weight! I understand the struggles associated with being overweight and want to help others get healthy. I am off all of my prescription medication and have excellent blood pressure and lab levels.

Donít you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 NLT

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RUNNINGNP2B
2/10/2010 8:54:47 AM

Congrats on being Motivator of the Day!! emoticon



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TARGET40
2/10/2010 8:52:30 AM

What an amazing transformation! You are an inspiration for living a healthy life and cherishing what is really the most important thing in life...FAMILY! tear tear sniff sniff. You are so blessed.



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LOVE2BATEACHER
2/10/2010 8:28:14 AM

Congratulations on being motivator of the day, and on your success!



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CHAOTICMOM4
2/10/2010 6:54:45 AM

Congrats on being Spark Motivator of the day. Wow, three sets of twins you truly are blessed. Your family is beautiful. Great accomplishment getting healthy so you can enjoy them. emoticon



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ALLEYCAT_
2/10/2010 6:06:53 AM

Congrats on being a sparkpeople motivator! I love the thought you put on the third picture - you want to see your grandkids so you can forgo a cookie now. So true..and in my case I want to be around for my daughter so I can also kick that cookie to the curb. Thanks!



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