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October Birthday 2010

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I am updating this Introduction Text as of 3/22/13. I am now 67 and because of severe arthritis I live in a rest home and spend most of my day in a wheelchair. My oldest son has lost around 180 pounds and this has encouraged me to live a more healthy life. I have lost 24 lbs. in the last 8 months and hope to lose 40 more with the help of SPARKPEOPLE.

Dec. 13, 2009
I am now 64. Since I have joined SP, I have lost altother 70.2 lbs. and have 42+ lbs. to go to reach a high goal. My son is in wonderful shape and has joined the Army Reserves. I'm really proud of him.
July 11,2011
I am now 65, and unfortunately have gained back half of the pounds I lost. I am starting again. I won't give up. My son spent 1 year in Afghanistan and has stayed in shape. My diabetes is in good control. Perserverance will win in the end.

Member Since: 1/20/2009

Fitness Minutes: 7,176

My Goals:
I want to lose another 60 lbs.

Continue to keep my diabetes under control

Have more energy to visit with family, take trips, etc.

My Program:
Beginning an excercise/weight training/program with rehab

Keeping a Journal of the food I eat/exercise

Personal Information:
I have lived near the Springfield, MO area a lot of my life. When I was able to work, I was a sph/language therapist in the public schools. The residents of this home remind me of my days of playground duty.

I have been trying and failing to keep my weight down since I was 11 and have lost 45 lbs before joining Sparks people

Other Information:
I love murder mysteries especially those from Scotland and England.
I knit,chrochet, sew, and do counted crossstitch, but I haven't had much time to do those things since I came here and got a computer. My Bible is in my computer now.

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    We have both been missing in action it seems. Wanted to wish you the very best in the New Year. emoticon emoticon
    301 days ago
    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.
    670 days ago
    emoticon Glad you are in my life....Well, Are you still here?

    Some Fall things for your page. emoticon emoticon
    710 days ago
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    Hiya, dropping in to say hi. Hope all is going good on your end. Rainy here in Florida. emoticon
    Well, back to working on my family tree. Take care.
    763 days ago
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    Summer is in full swing. How are YOU doing?
    861 days ago
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