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I'm 55, a writer, songwriter, guitarist, poet, nature loving, old hippie/Jesus freak with about 90 pounds to lose as of this writing. I'm married to a sweet man who is in a nursing home with dementia, so I've known some stress in the last year. We have 4 kids we mostly homeschooled. I was a sahm until this year, but I now work part time in a group home for people with developmental disabilities. I have a BSinEd from Missouri State Univ. in special education (1981) and am working on a MMin ...
I'm 55, a writer, songwriter, guitarist, poet, nature loving, old hippie/Jesus freak with about 90 pounds to lose as of this writing. I'm married to a sweet man who is in a nursing home with dementia, so I've known some stress in the last year. We have 4 kids we mostly homeschooled. I was a sahm until this year, but I now work part time in a group home for people with developmental disabilities. I have a BSinEd from Missouri State Univ. in special education (1981) and am working on a MMin online through Summit Bible College in Bakersfield, CA.

I've been plump since I was about 8, with a brief foray into the world of slimness when I was about 20. The big pounds came on during my pregnancy with twins twenty years ago. I haven't been in One-derland since the days of nursing twins - and they are 24 now, so it's been a while!

I lost over 50 pounds in 2006-2007, but put on over 30 in 2008, a year fraught with disappointments. I continued to gain in 2009. Part of this was because of being on an antidepressant and part was because my husband had to be hospitalized for a good part of the year - and we moved to a different part of the state during that time.

We have been through a lot! I want to make good health choices a priority in the year to come. I am keeping track of my calories now. I have a good idea how weight loss is done, since I've done it before. It's the consistency and commitment that are hard. My youngest daughter and I are planning a special trip in the spring to meet some special people, and I am using that as an incentive to do what it takes to trim down some.

May God help us all as we strive to develop healthier, more positive eating and movement habits!
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Member Since: 1/25/2006

My Goals:
To feel better in my body again.

To make wise choices about food, exercise, and time management regardless of how I feel about it at the time.

To get my masters degree in Christian Counseling.

To develop a ministry of helping people learn to overcome fear, anxiety, depression, etc., through writing, spiritual growth, art, and other good things!

My Program:
Aerobic videos or walking at least 10 min. 5 or more times a week. Build up to 30 min. workouts

lift weights two times a week.

5 a day fruits and veggies

sensible portions and choices

Personal Information:
Freelance writer and student. Mother of four and happy wife for 24 years. Homeschooled the kids, but am done with that. Live in the country and have homesteading dreams. Play the guitar and write songs.

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You can listen to my original songs at

myjonesmusic (dot) com
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CANICE
2/21/2014 7:09:02 PM

I would like to invite you to join the Spring Biggest Loser Challenge!
If you're interested, go to this page: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_
individual.asp?gid=25339#team_goals

It is to the BLC All Team page. The Spring sign up thread is the second thread in the General Discussion Forum. Just add your name to the list

I'm on the Turquoise Titans Team!
If you want to be on Turquoise, you need to add that beside your names
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I hope to see you there!
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ASOBFALLS
3/24/2013 8:59:22 PM

emoticon Here are some virtual eggs to help you prepare for Easter.

May 2013 Holy Week bring you closer to your Lord and Savior.
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1/22/2013 3:14:04 PM

Thank you for the Add. may God bless you real good!



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10/16/2012 1:49:39 PM

emoticon for being a friend. I was reminded of Paul and Silas Sunday...Give praise even on the difficult days! See my Blog.
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CATHYG7
10/16/2012 8:45:52 AM

Welcome to our Autism, Asperger's, Sensory, Oh My! team! Sounds like a dream life with homesteading!! Way to go for taking care of you! You have done well for your kids with homeschooling and raising them. You are worth it too! We are here to support and encourage you however we can! We look forward to getting to know you! See you on the team, Cathy (team leader)



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