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9/8/2010 - 50TH BIRTHDAY! MY YEAR OF JUBILEE!!!
***I am not losing because of multiple surgeries of the feet, and being in a wheelchair, but I am eating for LIFE!!!
I am looking into alternative ways to assist me in this need to get the weight off of my tendons and joints. Anything I do will require diet and exercise, lifestyle changes, and serious focus.
New goal - lose 50 in my 50th year...OR MORE!

And my NEW PLAN - I am not allowed to train for the triathlon ...
9/8/2010 - 50TH BIRTHDAY! MY YEAR OF JUBILEE!!!
***I am not losing because of multiple surgeries of the feet, and being in a wheelchair, but I am eating for LIFE!!!
I am looking into alternative ways to assist me in this need to get the weight off of my tendons and joints. Anything I do will require diet and exercise, lifestyle changes, and serious focus.
New goal - lose 50 in my 50th year...OR MORE!

And my NEW PLAN - I am not allowed to train for the triathlon like I wanted....but I can still train....FOR LIFE!!! Doing T-Tapp in a chair.

I'm many years into this journey - with ups and downs.

I am a born again Christian with very conservative/fundamental beliefs - but there are somethings that might surprise you if you want to discuss religion with me!
My whole life view revolves around who I am in Christ Jesus.
My two favorite verses - if I have to choose (see, I can't choose just one)
Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
and
Jeremiah 29:11For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
Oh, I could go on and on and on......start at Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth
and end at Revelation 21:21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
And everything in between!

There isn't anything in my life that hasn't been touched by the Hand of God, and nothing in my life makes sense without God's great plan for me. I trust in His ability to weave a beautiful tapestry out of all the threads, good, bad, beautiful or ugly.

I struggle with Dm2, foot, knee, back and hip pain, from FMS and OA, but I love to walk when I can.
I have multiple health issues, and PTSD - which added to the weight and the weight multiplied the health issues which added to the stress caused depression...and around and around we go. but I'm ready to get off this merry-go-round! As of 5/1/09, I have a physical therapist helping me to get the bone structure to work so I can walk again! Thank you God!

Today - 6/16/09 - I have been given permission to do 20 minute walks, and I have a 1 hour water routine I can start in another week. Finally answers - direction - and now we can go somewhere! Thank you Jesus!


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My Goals:
My first goal was to reverse the prediabetes and prevent full blown diabetes - Goal Met 4/14/08.
My second goal is to walk a 5k - Goal Met 3/29/08.
My third goal is to get the pain and the sugar to be balanced so that I can be a consistent exerciser, and not emotionally eat.
As of 12/26/09- I'm getting closer!
As of 6/16/09 - the blood sugar is taken care of. And we're working on the pain and bone stuff.
For safety reasons, I now have a service dog, name Gabriel.
AS OF 11/6/09 THE PAIN IS SUBSIDING, BLOOD SUGAR IS STABLIZING, AND I AM EXERCISING DAILY! PRAISE TO JESUS CHRIST!

My MAIN Goal is to lose a total of 130 pounds. I need to take that in 10 pound increments - and I need to be as supportive of myself as I am of others.

I want to be able to take walks, hikes and enjoy the outdoors without wondering if my knee or hips will give out.
DONE 11.6.09
Hips gave out, 11.20.09

This is all an experiment...and I'm glad I'm not alone

My Program:
I am watching what I eat, and logging it - an average of 1400 - 1600 calories a day.

7/8/2010
I am working on the T-Tapp food plan of GodMade food for 2 days, then Man Made food for 1.

I doing T-Tapp most days a week, in a chair. Much FMS pain is subsiding...but with multiple feet surgeries scheduled, I have to do my exercises in a chair.


(11.6.09)
WATER WALKING for rehab on my hip, now. SWIMMING LAPS - UP TO 1K A WEEK
My energy levels eb and flow - so I don't always get these all in.
ENERGY IS INCREASING - NOW I'M UP TO TWO WORKOUTS A DAY! (11.6.09)
1/5/2010 - I am working on training for the triathlon, while taking care of other physical issues.
7/7/2010 - this was nixed until the hip situation is stablized. :-(

Personal Information:
I am from central Ohio - Go Buckeyes.
I live in the beautiful city of Katy, TX.

I am a mother to five children - 27,26,25,23 and 21. All grown and left home.
I have been married to my husband Jim for 30 years in 2010.
I have one grandson, Brayden - who turns 3 June 2010. Another is due the first week of December.


Other Information:
There are several issues I am interested in and support:
Christ following Christianity
Compassion - sponsor a child.
Child abuse Awareness
Faith Mission(feed the homeless)
Pregnancy Decision(care for women in crisis pregnancy situations)
Breast Cancer Awareness
Diabetes
Fibromyalgia
Insulin Resistence/Syndrome X
Arthritis
Depression

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JENNY712
3/5/2012 12:05:34 PM

Matthew 11:28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. K.J.V. in public domain


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12/19/2011 2:02:59 PM

"Merry Christmas"
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10/13/2011 1:43:23 AM

"GIVE THE FOLLOWING GIFTS":

To your enemy . . .forgiveness,
To your opponent . . .tolerance.
To a friend . . . your heart.
To a customer . . . service.
To all men . . .charity.
To every child . . . a good example
To yourself . . .respect

-Author unknown
http://www.thoughts-about-god.com/quotes
/quotes-life.htm



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10/10/2011 8:56:48 AM

A Poem of Hope
by Helena Fehr

I feel the arms of God around me,
as I lay on my bed at night.
Asleep, I feel the Angel's touch-
I'm surrounded and held tight.

More go to: http://www.thoughts-about-god.com/poems/fe
hr_hope.htm



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JENNY712
9/27/2011 4:46:37 PM

Dear Friend, Here is a poem you may enjoy! Part of the below poem is posted! Go to the site to see the rest! Have a great day! HUGS Jenny

IF......Written By: Margaret C Mullings
If you can remain calm
and forgive and still show
love in the midst of your
hurt and pain!

If you can do this Jesus
Christ has the reigns to
your heart and you are
a vessel chosen by your
Heavenly Father to bring
Glory and Honor to him.
http://www.thoughts-about-god.com/poems/
mm_if_poem.html



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