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I am still here. I lost 40 lbs. over the course of several years 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 130/80; it has been fairly consistent. 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: 54,453

My Goals:
My goal is to loose weight, keep physically active, and eat a variety of healthy foods. I have tried some new recipes, and tweak the old ones to meet my goals.


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 32 years. Home health is where I work, and I have done that the longest(22 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 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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    752 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! -:¦:-


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    (. ;.•.♥ Have a Sparkling Day.
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    776 days ago
  • v RUTHIEBEAR
    No matter what the circumstances are, we have to remember that the Bible says "Give thanks in all things"
    Don Moen is one of my favorite Christian music artists. Here are the words to one of his songs, that I hope will minister to you this week. I sing it as a prayer.

    Thank You Lord
    Song by Don Moen
    Bible says it's a good thing to give thanks to the Lord, amen
    I come before You today
    And there's just one thing that I want to say
    Thank You Lord
    Thank You Lord
    For all You've given to me
    For all the blessings I can not see
    Thank You Lord
    Thank You Lord
    With a greatful heart
    With a song of praise
    With an outstreched arm
    I will bless Your name
    Thank You Lord
    I just wanna thank You Lord
    Thank You Lord
    I just wanna thank You Lord
    Thank You Lord
    For all You've done in my life
    You took my darkness and gave me Your light
    Thank You Lord
    Thank You Lord
    You took my sin and my shame
    You took my sickness and healed all my pain
    Thank You Lord
    Thank You Lord
    With a greatful heart
    With a song of praise
    With an outstreched arm
    I will bless Your name

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    780 days ago
  • v RUTHIEBEAR
    SOmetimes I feel so discouraged on this journey. I feel defeated and like I am a failure. Some days I feel so unworthy knowing I have not made the right choices.
    At times like those, Christian music can change my focus and lift my spirit. today I share the lyrics of a song written by Geron Davis. His wife Becky does such a touching rendition.

    Mercy Saw Me- Written By Geron Davis

    The years had left scars. The scars had left pain. How could he recognize me? I wasn't the same. I knew I should pay and I knew the price. For justice and law demanded my life. Yet, his tender heart heard my desperate cry. And he saw my past through merciful eyes.

    Chorus: Beautiful! That's how mercy saw me; Though I was broken and so lost, mercy looked past all my faults. Justice of God saw what I had done, but mercy saw me through the Son; Not what I was, but what I could be, that's how mercy saw me.

    Wherever you go, you can't go too far that his eyes of mercy can't see where you are. He loves you too much to leave you alone. You're flesh of his flesh and bone of his bone. Yet his heart cries out for your heart today. See yourself through his eyes and then you will say, you'll say:

    Bridge: Sin has stolen my dignity and all my self-esteem. But I was made brand new again when mercy looked at me.

    Know that when the Lord looks at YOU - in HIS eyes - You are beautiful!

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    786 days ago
  • v RUTHIEBEAR
    “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” Ephesians 2:10
    Remember when struggles come, YOU are God's Masterpiece - you are work every effort, every obstacle! God has good things in mind for YOU!!! SO look up and stay strong!
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    794 days ago
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