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I think that this is a good title for my continued weight loss journey. I lost 30 lbs. over the course of 1 year and have gone up and down over the past 24 months. I lost some inches, and I found them back in other places. Exercise has helped. Exercise is just one piece of the puzzle. Sleep is an important piece of the puzzle, as is what I eat from day to day. My blood pressure goal was 135/85; today it is 131/82(and it has been lower) I still am working to loose the weight, but being healthier in all aspects is just as important.
The SparkTeams are a great way to gain support, and I absolutely love the MysteryReaders team. It is an active group and these ladies really keep you on your toes. and this is all true, so I am still on my journey.
The ultimate goal is to keep the focus on healthy living.


Member Since: 6/7/2008

Fitness Minutes: 51,678

My Goals:
My goal is to loose weight, keep physically active, and eat a variety of healthy foods. My goals, however, are in direct conflict with my motivation.


My Program:
I am attempting to live by the slogan "strive for five".



Personal Information:
I have lived in the same city for most of my life, except for college. I have worked as an Occupational Therapist for over 27 years. Home health is where I work, and I have done that the longest(17 years).


Other Information:
I am basically shy, not quiet. I enjoy reading, mostly cozy murder mysteries. I am active in my church, mostly in the choir. I bowl, and I have taken bridge lessons for 4 years. And yes, I enjoyed cooking and baking.




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  • v DAP1313
    I love Laura Childs. She actually has responded to emails I've sent her. Love her books too.

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    457 days ago
  • v RUTHIEBEAR
    I have been thinking about Father's Day this weekend. I lost my Dad in 1980. I do not think I will ever get over missing him.
    But We also have an ever-present Heavenly Father. This song reminds me again and again of how much He loves each of us and how vast His love is. It was sung by a group called Sierra.

    YOUR LOVE
    Your love is an ocean
    Too vast to comprehend
    Your love is a mystery
    One I'll never understand
    You see what I can't see
    As You watch me from above

    Everything I'll ever need
    Everything I long to be
    The very air I breathe
    Is found in Your love
    Deeper than the deepest sea
    Your living water runs in me
    My very heartbeat
    Is found in Your love

    Your love is the rising sun
    That burns from dusk to dawn
    Your love is the silver moon
    In darkness Your light is drawn
    You hold eternity
    And at the same time You hold me

    I am consumed to think that You
    In all Your Majesty
    Would be consumed with me

    Written by:
    Austin Green; Jermaine Reid; Thomas Williams; Michael Morgan

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    465 days ago
  • v RUTHIEBEAR
    During this season of Lent, I always need a reminder to focus on WHO I am living for. This song by Francesca Battiselli spoke to me this week. I hope it will minister in a meaningful way to you also.

    "Write Your Story"

    They say
    You're the King of everything
    The One who taught the wind to sing
    The Source of the rhythm my heart keeps beating

    They say
    You can give the blind their sight
    And You can bring the dead to life
    You can be the hope my soul's been seekin'

    I wanna tell You now that I believe it
    I wanna tell You now that I believe it
    I do, that You can make me new, oh

    I'm an empty page
    I'm an open book
    Write Your story on my heart
    Come on and make Your mark

    Author of my hope
    Maker of the stars
    Let me be Your work of art
    Won't You write Your story on my heart

    Write Your story, write Your story
    Come on and write Your story, write Your story
    Won't You write Your story on my heart

    My life
    I know it's never really been mine
    So do with it whatever You like
    I don't know what Your plan is
    But I know it's good, yeah

    I wanna tell You now that I believe in
    I wanna tell You now that I believe in
    In You, so do what You do, oh

    I'm an empty page
    I'm an open book
    Write Your story on my heart
    Come on and make Your mark

    Author of my hope
    Maker of the stars
    Let me be Your work of art
    Won't You write Your story on my heart

    Write Your story, write Your story
    Come on and write Your story, write Your story
    Won't You write Your story on my heart

    I want my history
    To be Your legacy
    Go ahead and show this world
    What You've done in me
    And when the music fades
    I want my life to say

    I let You write Your story, write Your story
    Write Your story, write Your story

    I'm an empty page
    I'm an open book
    Write Your story on my heart
    Come on and make Your mark

    Author of my hope
    Maker of the stars
    Let me be Your work of art
    Won't You write Your story on my heart

    Write Your story, write Your story
    Come on and write Your story, write Your story
    Won't You write Your story on my heart"
    [x2]

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    549 days ago
  • v RUTHIEBEAR
    WHen things are not going our way and we are struggling, I find what I need most is to praise the Lord. The lyrics of this song help me to do that. I pray they will minister to your heart this week.

    Russ Taff Praise The Lord Lyrics

    When you're up against a struggle, that shatters all your dreams
    And your hopes have been cruelly crushed by Satan's manifested schemes
    And you feel the urge within you to submit to earthly fear
    Don't let the faith you're standing in seem to disappear
    Praise the Lord, He will work through those who praise Him
    Praise the Lord, for our God inhabits praise
    Praise the Lord, for the chains that seem to bind you
    Serve only to remind you, that they drop powerless behind you
    When you praise Him
    Now, Satan is a liar and he wants to make us think
    That we are paupers, when he knows himself we're children of the King
    So lift up the mighty shield of faith for the battle must be won
    We know that Jesus Christ has risen and the work's already done
    Praise the Lord, He will work through those who praise Him
    Praise the Lord, for our God inhabits praise
    Praise the Lord, for the chains that seem to bind you
    Serve only to remind you, that they drop powerless behind you
    When you praise Him
    Praise the Lord, He will work through those who praise Him
    Praise the Lord, for our God abides in our praise
    Praise the Lord, for the chains that seem to bind you
    Serve only to remind you, that they drop powerless behind you
    When you praise Him
    When you praise Him
    When you praise Him
    When you praise
    When you praise, you praise the Lord
    Praise the Lord
    Songwriters: HUDSON, MICHAEL VINCENT/BANNISTER, ELLIOTT B.
    Praise The Lord lyrics Warner/Chappell

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    570 days ago
  • v 1HAPPYSPIRIT
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    ) ..*) -::-
    (. ;..♥ Wishing you a wonderful day ♥.:.)

    .*) -::- Just for Today I have decided to take the path of change.
    .*) -::- Just for Today I CHOOSE to improve my quality of life.
    .*) -::- Just for Today I AM the priority!
    .*) -::- Just for Today I am a success, even if it is only for today!
    .*) -::- Just for Today I am beautiful!!
    -::- -::- I will make EVERY Day... Today! -::-


    ) ..*) -::-
    (. ;..♥ Have a Sparkling Day.
    (.( -::- ♥ ♥-::-

    594 days ago
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