To win for God, myself and my family, I need to lose over 100 pounds. I will pursue till victory.
This past summer my weight had climbed to 330 lbs. I knew something had to be done. My college advisor told me about SparkPeople, and I joined Sparks on 4/21/10, Today I weighed and I lost. My goals are to get down to 150 lbs. I want to be able to enjoy life without all the emotional and physical pain that I experience now. I want to feel good and I pray that with my change, I can make a positive impact on someone else. I want to be an inspiration to others. I have not only decided to get the weight off of me, but at age 59, I headed back to college to finish my bachelor's degree in psychology.
My program is changing. When I first started, I didn't exercise, but now I have put exercise into the program. I track my food and look at what triggers me to want something.
I was born in Fremont, OH and eventually adopted to a family in Genoa, OH. After marriage, we moved to PA. Now we live in MO. I am a pastor's wife and love the Lord.
One of my greatest joys is crocheting butterflies for Angels for Hope. Anyone can go on line and request an angel, butterfly or smilely face be sent to someone free of charge. It is a privilege to make butterflies that may brighten someone's life. I also love to read Christian romance and Christian mysteries.
Secrets of Success
| current weight: 267.4
Happy 4th of July. Enjoy a happy, fun and safe day full of laughter.
Be safe on the roads.
2123 days ago
I hope you had fun and found some neat stuff at the garage sales. Who knew that healthy tastes so good! I hope your enjoying every bite. Keep up the best lifestyle and choices you are making. Don't sweat the small stuff - no diet police will follow you for enjoying treat. Remember it is the overall picture that counts add in some nice long walks or play times with the kids. Life should be fun and exciting without the stress of what is on our dinner plates. Let's get back to living like kids. Take the time and watch the kids play - they run, jump, dance and laugh "just cause" without effort. We need to learn to so the same. Let's keep it up together. I know your doing it and as you page and the messages you leave me proves that!
Turn up that music let's- pray, laugh, sing and dance "with" life.
2167 days ago
Since I have had health problems in the past few months, I am making up for lost time. I am dropping in to remind you that you're never alone in this journey of ours. I am right by your side, embracing you with lots of support, encouragement and hugs! YOU ARE A WINNER!
"Movement is a medicine for creating changes in our physical, emotional and mental states." Are we ready to train our mind as well as our body?
TOGETHER, WE CAN DO IT!
~ Monika ~
2253 days ago
The ABC's of a SPARKling PAL...
A. ACCEPTS you as you are.... B. BELIEVES in you.... C. CHOOSES you.... D. DOESN'T give up on you... E. EMAILs you.... F. FORGIVES your mistakes.... G. GIVES you support... H. HELPS you when you need it..... I. INSISTS that you continue.... J. JOINS you on your journey.... K KICKS you when you need it.... L. LOVES you ASIS.... M. MAKES you laugh when you need to... N NEVER lets you down.... O. OFFERS you Support.... P. PICKS you up... Q. QUIETS your fears.... R. RESPECTS your Process... S. SUPPORTS your efforts.... T. TELLS you the truth... U. UNDERSTANDS your frustrations.... V. VALUES who you are.... W. WISHES you allways the best.... X. X-TENDS you their friendship.... Z. ZAPS you into Reality when needed....
Don't forget to take care of you today...you ARE worth it: ) As always, sending motivation your way!!!
2257 days ago
~``~~To My Wonderful Spark Friend~~``~
000___Stopping by your Spark page____000__
_000__To share the gift of friendship___000__
__000__A heartprint from me to you!_000___
___000____For my very special____000____
2265 days ago