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I am now in the 60's and starting eating for the wrong reasons in my teens. My weight issues were made worse by gaining a lot of weight during my pregnancies. The doctor told me that during pregnancy you can multiply fat cells and they will want to be filled up the rest of your life. I believe him now more than then! So I have lost weight up and down several times in all these years. Each time I am embarrased about gaining it back. So here I am again just trying to be healthy. I am tired ...
I am now in the 60's and starting eating for the wrong reasons in my teens. My weight issues were made worse by gaining a lot of weight during my pregnancies. The doctor told me that during pregnancy you can multiply fat cells and they will want to be filled up the rest of your life. I believe him now more than then! So I have lost weight up and down several times in all these years. Each time I am embarrased about gaining it back. So here I am again just trying to be healthy. I am tired of hearing that obesity can cause every ailment under the sun and knowing that means me. I need to be healthy to live a life where I can do the things I enjoy. I have been jailed in this body. My only hope is that when I lose the weight, my body will still be there for me.
My biggest challenge is a job that is very stressful and long hours during several months of the year. My pattern has been to get healthy during the normal times and to gain it back during the stressful times. I really can't change jobs now.
In so many ways I am lucky; I have a lot to be thankful for. I am thankful for finding this site. It is amazing.




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IMAVISION
12/24/2014 9:41:53 PM

I just read this poem & felt it too good not to share on this CHRISTmas Eve! God bless!

{This is another version of 'Twas The Night Before Christmas' }


'Twas the night before Jesus came
and all through the house
Not a creature was praying,
Not one in the house.
Their Bibles were lain on the shelf without care
In hopes that Jesus would not come there.

The children were dressing to crawl into bed.
Not once ever kneeling or bowing a head.
And Mom in her rocker with baby on her lap
Was watching the Late Show while I took a nap.

When out of the East there arose such a clatter.
I sprang to my feet to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash!

When what to my wondering eyes should appear
But angels proclaiming that Jesus was here.
With a light like the sun sending forth a bright ray
I knew in a moment this must be THE DAY!

The light of His face made me cover my head
It was Jesus! returning just like He had said.
And though I possessed worldly wisdom and wealth,
I cried when I saw Him in spite of myself.

In the Book of Life which He held in His hand
Was written the name of every saved man.
He spoke not a word as He searched for my name;
When He said "it's not here" my head hung in shame.

The people whose names had been written with love
He gathered to take to His Father above.
With those who were ready He rose without a sound.
While all the rest were left standing around.

I fell to my knees, but it was too late;
I had waited too long and thus sealed my fate.
I stood and I cried as they rose out of sight;
Oh, if only I had been ready tonight.

In the words of this poem the meaning is clear;
The coming of Jesus is drawing near.
There's only one life and when comes the last call
We'll find that the Bible was true after all!


(by Reverend Edward M. Gionest, Sr.)

To those who receive Him, He gives the power to become the sons of God, even to those that believe on his name. Repent and declare with your mouth that Jesus is your Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him up from the dead, you will be saved.




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JIBBIE49
9/5/2014 12:51:22 AM

emoticon The Motivator of the Day. What an honor. emoticon

BTW, I'm sure you know that that "Beautiful Woman Award" that people keep sending around is against Spark's policy since it is Chain Mail, as it says to "Paste it on the page of 8 women". They have posted about it a number of times.



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IMAVISION
7/4/2013 1:46:59 PM

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DRADISCH
4/26/2013 6:02:46 PM

BEAUTIFUL WOMAN AWARD

Hi! Just a shout out to congratulate you!

You are the recipient of the Beautiful Woman Award!!

"Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the page of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out!"

Again, Congratulations Beautiful!

Thanks for spreading a little beauty, love, friendship, and support into my life!



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MARTY19
3/17/2012 8:05:09 PM

I've been to that edge. I turned around and so will you. We have been successful before and this plateau will be gone before you know it. We ARE a success story still being written.

Marty



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