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Our new grandaughter, Juliana. Such a sweetie & beauty and sleeps so well! She's my little rosebud.





My DH and me, here in south Brazil-May 2009





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I'm a missionary in Brazil, 56, married for 35 yrs, have 5 children, 4 sons-in-law, and 7 grands (so far!). I'm a 3-yr survivor of colon cancer and don't ever want that monster to return!
I was introduced to SP by a friend (thanks TAZ!) and, since it happened at a time when I was beginning to make some drastic changes in what I thought was already a pretty healthy diet, I decided to adopt the help that SP offers...especially since it's free!

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I'm a missionary in Brazil, 56, married for 35 yrs, have 5 children, 4 sons-in-law, and 7 grands (so far!). I'm a 3-yr survivor of colon cancer and don't ever want that monster to return!
I was introduced to SP by a friend (thanks TAZ!) and, since it happened at a time when I was beginning to make some drastic changes in what I thought was already a pretty healthy diet, I decided to adopt the help that SP offers...especially since it's free!

Thanks for stopping by!

I'm St.Lucian by birth, American by heritage, Brazilian by adoption, and Christian by God's grace, mercy & love!

Home is where my bed is, family is where my heart is.
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Member Since: 2/11/2008

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My Goals:
I have needed to lose 10-30 lbs for several years, depending on what year it was. Last year I lost about 40 lbs when I went through 2 surgeries and chemo but that was too much. Then I had the not-difficult-problem of having to gain weight, something I didn't think I would ever have to do! My problem now is stopping at a certain weight and not gaining more than that. I've gone about 10 lbs over what I would like to weigh, so that is 1 of my goals, to lose 10 lbs within the next several months and to make some necessary changes on my menu.

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I plan to make my portions smaller, trying to eat more fruits, veggies & whole grains and less of certain proteins(red & preserved meats) and sweets. I also plan to increase the amount of exercise that I do, especially cardio. Oooh, that cardio is my biggest challenge!

Personal Information:
I was born in St.Lucia, West Indies, where my parents were Baptist missionaries, lived & studied in NC for 7 years, then came to Brazil with my husband & 2-yr-old daughter in 1978 where we are still currently missionaries. We have 5 children: 4 married daughters, and 1 son who graduated from high school in May '08. We also, of course, have 4 wonderful sons-in-law and 7 bee-yoo-tee-full grandchildren! I can't forget to mention that we have 2 dogs, Sox & Morgan, and a chinchilla named Tiny.

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My favorite color is green, favorite season is Spring and favorite food is...BREAD (oh no, my downfall) !

Guess what my favorite flower is??...! My favorite people are...well, if you really knew me, you would know!

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Member Comments:
ESHTEMOA
6/10/2009 7:28:38 PM

Hi Rena,
How are you?Love the photo of you and your husband.
Roz.



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BEACHDREAMS
6/6/2009 7:53:12 PM

Hi Rena, and thank you for the comment on our picture. I actually was taken aback to see how ...fluffy that picture made me look--and I'm under my body fat, too! I see more crunches in my future!

Your picture of your kids is WONDERFUL!! And you and your husband look great, too!



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PATTYSH
6/5/2009 9:24:21 PM

Thanks for your comment on my little blog. Its so fun to share news with my spark friends!
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PATTYSH
5/28/2009 2:01:51 PM

Thanks for the birthday goodie. Hope all is well with you. Are you getting excited about your trip back to the states?
Thanks again for thinking of me!
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SLAYINGDRAGONS
5/23/2009 1:52:25 PM

Thx for coming by my blog to give a word of encouragement. Were back home now and Im trying to use my Saturday to catchup a few things. Have a cold so need to rest some too. Hope your weekend is superb!



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