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Mike and I at our 34th Valentine Banquet Feb 12, 2016

Heading out to join my team in our "Walk Around the World"

Enjoying the flowers my sweetie gave me for our 31st anniversary:)


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August, 2010, I joined SparkPeople. That's over 5 years ago!! I have not worked as hard as I could have at losing my weight, but have worked harder than I would have on my own. The biggest help I have found is joining Biggest Loser Challenges. While the teams have been so supportive and encouraging, the friendship I have found has been amazing to me. I would not have believed I could feel so close and concerned for people I have never met IRL! Now it's time for me to get serious about bringing my weight under control, my lifestyle onto the track I want for it, and my life in the direction it needs to be so I can serve my Lord to my best.

Member Since: 8/20/2010

Fitness Minutes: 21,455

My Goals:
*Track food consistently
*Walk 5 times a week and strength train 3 times a week.
*Blog monthly

Long Term Goals:
*Lose 25 pounds by Nov. 29, 2015
*Begin a walking program
*Become more outgoing

My Program:
1-Measure portions twice a month to be sure I am maintaining accurate sizes.
2.Walk 30 min a day 4 days a week
3-Strenth train 3 days a week
4-Remember to have annual tests done

Personal Information:
I am a Christian who is truly blessed. God has given me a great life! I usually don't give out personal info unless I know someone, but I have just given the most important info about me.
I have a great husband and sons who are an encouragement to me on this journey.

Other Information:
I love to read for relaxation, or information, or anything else. My husband tells people I'll read anything, but that's not true:) I haven't read the dictionary or the encyclopedia from cover to cover.

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  • v MARYBETH4884
    Welcome to the Groovy Geckos! You slipped when I was busy and I missed your first post!! Welcome!! emoticon
    12 days ago
    I receive much wise counsel through the Holy Bible. Scripture is full of wisdom for all, whether they are a believer or not. Here is the wisdom I receive today as I prepare for April's focus on developing a willingness that makes me able to succeed:

    Isaiah advises us, "For thus the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, has said, 'In repentance and rest you will be saved, In quietness and trust is your strength.' But you were not willing" ~ Isaiah 30:15.

    We miss out on good things in life when we are unwilling to cooperate in doing what is needful for achieving the good we desire. God through Isaiah tells us that our consenting to cooperate with laws, rules, guidelines, etc., leads to our eating "the best of the land" (Isaiah 1:18-20). Willingness to do what we must for what we want is a necessary mindset for overcoming temptation and the failure to achieve. Develop a willingness to do what it takes within the boundaries of what is good, right, and true, and you will go far in life.

    "If anyone is willing to do His will, he will know of the teaching, whether it is of God or whether I speak from Myself" ~ John 7:17.
    59 days ago
    Wishing you a good weigh in on the Golden Phoenix team today!
    109 days ago
  • v RICKI157
    Thanks!!!! I am on my mini so no access to emoticons LOL I made that picture a long time ago. I'm glad you liked it!!!!! Have an awesome weekend!!!!!! Ricki
    136 days ago
  • v RICKI157
    There may be a some Struggles and Strife but Yes emoticon
    We Can Do What We Need To Do To Get What We Want!!!!!!!
    Have An emoticon Day!!!!!
    Remember to emoticon Drink Plenty of emoticon and emoticon Towards Your Goals!!!!!
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    139 days ago
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