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It's time to treat myself to the best treat of all--a healthy body. I can do this with the help of Sparkpeople because we are all in-spark-ations for one another. Health is one of the most precious things in the world. I love to eat, so I hope starting today I will eat my way to health!

Member Since: 11/29/2007

Fitness Minutes: 335

My Goals:
Once upon a time, there was a famine. The fields did not yield wheat or corn. Berries could not be found in patches, nor apples or other fruits on trees. The people in the land called all delicious foods "kisses," and feared starving without them. In no time, the men, women, and children had consumed everything delicious and everything not delicious, and a sense of doom fell upon them. No longer could they savor health. Before long, travelers who passed through saw the need for help. Some returned to the hungry land because they knew what kind of food to grow and how to grow it. Others knew how to use the right foods together, and they reminded their starving friends to do the same. Finally--oh, not at first, but eventually--the people of the famine began to eat delicious food again. For them, it was like getting many many kisses! In the end, they lived healthily ever after!

(My goal is to be one of those people.)

My Program:
1. Drink my water.
2. Track my eating.
3. Walk daily.
4. Make friends.
5. Help others.
6. Plan.
7. Learn to handle stress

Personal Information:
My family is from the Midwest, but my dad was in the Navy, so I grew up on the East and West Coast. I live in Texas now where I enjoy my family, dachshunds, friends, and faith. I have retired from teaching secondary English, and I consider what lies ahead an adventure worth the journey. Every moment is new, every second a fresh beginning. I am grateful for life, especially whatever builds my character.

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Charles Dickens is my favorite Victorian writer. I would have liked to have been one of his characters. I like to read him in the winter. David Copperfield is an enjoyable read, though Bleak House is probably Dicken's best. And, Pat Conroy with his Beach Music, Prince of Tides, and Lords of Discipline is a contemporary who has won my respect. I write poetry, enjoy lectoring at church, and love to kayak with my best friend.

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    Have you exercised today? Jenna
    3744 days ago
  • v KAREN1951
    Hi Linda, Welcome to "Chistians with Fibromyalgia" - I am glad you found us. I am the one that told you about us on the Arthritus forum. We are so excited to decided to join us. Feel free to jump in am post often- we normally hang out in the 1st forum top sticky note. When you get a chance post with us and let us know a little a bout you - I am sure everyone would like the opportunity to meet you. hugs Karen
    3751 days ago
  • v BARBIE567
    HI! Welcome to Christians With Fibromyalgia!!! This is a wonderful group. Everyone is very supportive and encouraging. I look forward to getting to know you. God Bless, Barbie
    3752 days ago
  • v JENNIW70
    Hi! Wanted to stop by here and welcome you to Christians with Fibromyalgia team. In-Spark-ations! I like that! I can tell you will fit right into our team. I have found them a wonderful support and encouragement. I hope you will too! God Bless, Jenni
    3752 days ago
    Welcome to Christians with Fibromyalgia. So glad you found us. This is a great team full of wonderful Christian sisters. It is my favorite team on sparks. I know you will come to love it as I have. So sorry to hear that you have fibromyalgia-it is such a challenge to live with. I am looking forward to getting to know you better and see you have already huddled!!!
    3752 days ago
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