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I am focusing on the following:
***I am going to learn to stop negatively talking about myself all the time. ----DONE! After nearly 4 years of counseling, I love me! I really & truly do!
***I am going to put God first in everything I do; then my husband and my son. Nothing is more important. ----This is never a finished project! Always room for improvement!
***I am going to refocus my nutritional efforts--menus every week. ----Still trying to get this accomplished, but spark is helping.
***I am going to ensure that I work out a minimum of 3 times each week. ----Have not been able to work out for a LOOOOONG time due to chronic illness. Hopefully I can accomplish this now.
***I am going to make some time for myself. My mental and emotional well-being is just as important as my physical health. ----Still a struggle to find this time. Someday...
***I am going to treat my body better. I will no longer trash it with junk. I have to make this body last for a very long time. ----Mostly DONE! I have been gluten free for a full year, with only one accidental slip--and I paid for it dearly. No sodas in nearly two years. I have recently given up caffeine too!
***I am going to be healthy--body, mind, spirit. Love each day, enjoy my blessings, embrace every moment. ----I am doing this right now!!! RIGHT NOW! It's a wonderful feeling!


For years, I have desired a healthy life from afar. I would watch others jogging in the mornings, or riding their bicycles, or even picking out health foods at the grocery stores. Finally, one day, after 7 years of smoking, multiple years of eating whatever I wanted with no concern for how I was trashing my body, and spending almost my entire life sedentary, I decided to change it all. I quit smoking February 29th 2012 with my husband. Since that time, we have been eating cleaner and respecting our bodies with better nutrients instead of fast food 3 times a day. We are still working on fitting in all of the fitness we desire, and we are still trying to lose weight and get in shape. However, most importantly, we have built in a healthy lifestyle that is permanent. I say "we" a lot because I couldn't have done any of this without the love of my life encouraging me and helping me accomplish the goals I had always desired for my life.

Member Since: 5/16/2012

Fitness Minutes: 14,744

My Goals:
My goals are simple. They have changed very much over the years, but are now simply this:
Thank God everyday for the body He has blessed me with by treating it with respect, love, and healthy nutrition. Eat the foods He so wonderfully created. Do what I can do, and be proud of those accomplishments. It is not about the scale or a measuring tape anymore. It's about waking up each day, taking a deep breath in healed lungs, free of pain and diseases because the food I consume is whole, nutritious, and enjoyable. Food does not have to come in a package, box, or plastic to be wonderful. I look forward to the day when my physical state reflects what I know in my heart to be true. But, until that time, I will treat myself with love and respect. Each day is a new opportunity to make a positive change, no matter how big or small.

My Program:
Eat whole fresh vegetables and fruits daily--and lots of them. Organic, free range, grass fed--yes to all please. Eat when hungry until full (not overstuffed). Listening to my body for what it NEEDS! Treating myself with the nutritive, physical, and emotional well-being that I deserve! Enjoy the small moments. Take deep breaths. Stretch, play, take it easy, exercise because I want to.

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I love the Lord with all my heart, love my husband, my amazing son, my family, my friends and my three wonderful puppies!
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9

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    504 days ago
    emoticon for your thoughts and prayers. Little Noah weighed in at 1.5 lbs and 5 1/2 months...it has been a constant struggle since August 27th to nuture him, until there was nothing left but to let him go. He is my 2nd great-great nephew and his 1/2 brother (same father my great nephew) died 5 years ago at 18mos. It is sad on so many levels...please pray for Noah's parents Michelle and Jeremy, especially Jeremy who is a young veteran with many issues.

    506 days ago
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    thanks C...haha i know thats my fav pic the before one..after that it broke my heart the way he cried..i cursed the stupid traditions and hated myself..he cried his heart out and then fell asleep in my lap and had snot all over me and then would not look at me but wud not leave me..poor fella...then we came home, bathed him and took him to bed and then he gave me a small smile and loved me all over again...LOL..babies and moms...hehehe
    521 days ago
    Sorry you were sick. Funny, but I was also sick over the weekend! I had some sort of stomach virus.
    Will continue to pray for you.
    534 days ago
    emoticon for the sunshine. Remember, let go of the issue once you recognise it; forgive yourself and move on. When I screw up and start to beat myself up - I whisper His name. Jesus will get you through the small things, too.
    540 days ago
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