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My Mom...95 years old!

Kitty, our cat. We miss him alot and so do his pals Oreo and Caspian...8/2003-3/19/2015


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WELCOME! to my Spark Page.

Come, sit down and have a cup of tea while we get to know each other!

Hope you enjoy your stay!

The Winter is almost OVER!! Spring is on its way!
Time to get cracking again with those exercises and a good diet routine.

I have a couple of bible verses to share with you today:

1 Corinthians 10:13
"No trial has overtaken you that is not faced by others. And God is faithful: He will not let you be tried beyond what you are able to bear, but with the trial will also provide a way out so that you may be able to endure it"

and also:

Philippians 3:13-15

Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Let us therefore, as many as are perfect, have this attitude; and if in anything you have a different attitude, God will reveal that also to you;

Keep pressing on...keep on reaching for the goals that are set before you and me. With God's help we can do this!

Member Since: 2/3/2010

My Goals:
Revised goals for 2017

To put God first in my life where He belongs and live my life the way He wants me to.
To lose some weight and get my labs down before my next doctor appointment in June.
To reset my sleep habits so I no longer have problems with insomnia...more zzz's = better health!

My Program:
Continue to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep a night.

Exercise and nutrition commitment:
Keep to a heart healthy dietary regimen. I need to stay on a low sodium, low carb diet. Keep my calorie intake between 1200-1500 per day, and my sugar intake below 25mg./day.

Use stationary bike at least 30 minutes/day.
Do my stretching exercises for my knee every morning..
Find fun and new ways to keep active while dealing with arthritis in my knees.

Personal Information:
My name is Sue.
I am 61 years old and live in Washington State.
I have been married for 38 years, have four adult sons and one adult daughter..
At last count our pets included one cat and one dog.

I have been a homeschooling mom for
almost 30 years, and now I am looking for some other meaningful way to fill my hours and days.
Hoping I can find a ministry to be involved with.

Other Information:
My Mission Statement:

I am a child of God, made in His Image, who seeks to be more Christlike every day.
I desire to do the work God has set before me and to do that work I need to be healthy and strong.
I will achieve my goals through diet, exercise and a lifestyle change while seeking God each day, so I can become the person God has created me to be.

Mission verse:
Psalms 139:14a
I will give thanks to Thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.

Motivational quotes:

Deuteronomy 7:6: �Of all the people on earth, the Lord your God has chosen you to be his own special treasure.�

1 Corinthians 10:13
"No trial has overtaken you that is not faced by others. And God is faithful: He will not let you be tried beyond what you are able to bear, but with the trial will also provide a way out so that you may be able to endure it"

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    Hello! Just checking in on you. Are you doing okay? emoticon
    35 days ago
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    69 days ago
    It's crazy cold here, too. This morning the temp was 0 with -11 wind chill. I had to go out to physical therapy in that. I was thankful that my car started. I let it warm up for a bit before I went out.

    I usually don't like to go out in this weather unless I have to, but one of my girlfriends just invited me out to dinner tonight. We're celebrating her retirement. We both retired from the same place - prison! And our payroll lady (still working) is going with us. It will be nice to get out of this house and have a few laughs with friends. I should do it more often.

    Life is more important than Spark, so don't feel guilty about taking care of yourself and your family. I let Spark slip through my fingers for a bit last Spring. In fact, the only reason I'm on so much now is because of the Biggest Loser Challenge I joined. Always something to do. We've just started week 5 and the challenge runs for 10 weeks. Starting during the holidays wasn't great for me. I gained weight the first 3 weeks, then lost 2 pounds last week. And not being able to exercise has been tough. But I'm on the mend and hopefully will be able to do more soon.

    I'm glad to see you back, Girlfriend. Take care of you and stay warm! emoticon
    77 days ago
    Don't you disappear, now. Tell me about your teams. What do you do on them? Do you like them? After the Biggest Loser Challenge I'll be looking for something a little more sedate and way less time consuming. But something active, with little challenges.

    Have a beautiful day, Sue. Keep in touch!
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    78 days ago
    Health issues. I get it! I'm dealing with back issues and started physical therapy last week. And, of course, there is always diabetes lurking in the background. But I won't give up!

    I'm sorry to hear that you're having a new struggle. What happened to the golden years? Or who thought to name this the golden years? Somebody got it wrong! Ha!

    Wishing you a healthy, prosperous, peace-filled New Year, my friend. God bless you! emoticon
    80 days ago
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