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June 9th will be the 9th Anniversary of our wedding day! So blessed and happy!

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After years of giving in to almost all of my sugar cravings, I'm eating Sugar free. I woke up one day and decided that Sugar was killing me! About the same time, I read that Gluten can be the cause of a rash. For about 10 years I have had a chronic rash that 4 or 5 Dermatologist have been unable or unwilling to diagnose. I decided to eat Gluten free and see if the rash would go away. I started this on October 28, 2015. It's too early to know if it is working, but I am feeling better, not craving sweets and not missing breads and other baked goodies. I have lost 5 pounds, so far and hope to lose much more in the near future. I know I can to it with God's help and your support!

Member Since: 1/12/2011

Fitness Minutes: 16,406

My Goals:
Eat small portions, walk, exercise and reach my ideal weight by Christmas 2016!

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I am trying to eliminate simple Sugars and Gluten from my diet.

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I am a Christian lady married to my childhood sweetheart, who is a retired United Methodist Pastor. We are enjoying some of the things we couldn't while we were working. We are still 'newly weds' but before this marriage, we both had long and happy first marriages until we both lost our spouses in 2004. We are thankful to God for bringing us together. We look forward to each day and try to give God praise and thanks for all the many ways He has blessed us.

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I worked as a secretary/bookkeeper from the time I was in high school until I retired. Now, I wonder how I managed to work 8 hours a day for all those years and do all the housework at home, too!

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    Hi Dot, thanks for commenting on my new profile picture. I'm glad you're back...I know you will lose those re-gained pounds. I have lost ground too, but we can never give up on ourselves. Just keep trying, one day at a time! Have a great rest of the week!
    544 days ago
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    Hi, Dot!
    Just stopping by to say emoticon Hi! and to let you know I am thinking of you today. I hope all is well with you.
    613 days ago
    Glad to see a new face on the Classy 70s.

    I am making a new start here too.
    650 days ago
    “If you want to change your life, begin by changing your words.
    Start speaking the words of your dreams, of who you want to become,
    not the words of fear and failure.” -- Robert Kiyosaki
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    Thanks a bunch for the rose goodie. I'm glad you are back to Sparking...good luck on your No S Diet! No Sweets, Seconds or Snacks...yeah, I might be trying that one too! I am wishing you success. Have a blessed Easter!
    655 days ago
    “The chief beauty about time is that you cannot waste it in advance.
    The next year, the next day, the next hour are lying ready for you, as perfect, as unspoiled, as if you had never wasted or misapplied a single moment in all your life. You can turn over a new leaf every hour if you choose.”
    -Arnold Bennett
    I am turning over a new leaf, thanks to the support of my Sparkfriends! I appreciate your comment on my blog, "Coming Out Of Hiding." Have a healthy week!
    658 days ago
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