Two of my kids and I after an autumn hike

Me relaxing on the beach - at a healthier weight. Hopefully will repeat this summer.

My sis, my english sis, and me (in green) at a healthy weight.


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Like many others - I'm trying to make positive changes in my life this year. Last year was extremely challenging personally. I difficult surgery for myself followed by my child being diagnosed w/ cancer. Went from a healthy weight and routine, to a 30 pound weight gain and feeling awful about myself. Cancer and surgery is now behind us, and I'm ready to devote a little attention to myself.

Member Since: 1/2/2007

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My Goals:
My goals are to return to a healthy weight, and do everything in my power to remain there. I don't want to do anything extreme or unreasonable. My body is the temple of the living God, and I want to be a good steward of what He has given me.

My Program:
I am tracking fat and calories, and trying to eat fairly frequently to keep hunger eating to a minimum. Try to do cardio several times a week and weight training twice a week. This is the tough part w/ such a busy schedule.
I believe in occassional splurge meals so I don't constantly feel deprived. I'm trying to keep that to a once a week occurrence.

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I love being a wife and a motherof three awesome kids. I work 32 hours a week (started back to work when my youngest child was two) in order to send our children to private school.

My youngest son was diagnosed w/ Ewings Sarcoma October of 05 - and we had a very trying year - but thanks be to God, he is healthy and we are moving forward w/ "normal" life.
I desire to live my life to glorify God and enjoy Him forever. I am so blessed that my entire family shares this same goal - and we serve Him together.

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God is faithful and loving towards all He has made.

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    Hello. I'm now on SparkPeople. Between this and MySpace, I'll never get anything done!
    3394 days ago
    Hello. I'm now on SparkPeople. Between this and MySpace, I'll never get anything done!
    3394 days ago
    I just want to say how inspiring you are with what you have had to deal with in the past year. I will be in continual prayer for you and your family. I can not imagine what your past year was like. We have a four year old son and have had a few scares with him but faith in our God gets us through each day!
    3575 days ago
    Hey, Sissy! Glad you are on here! I love your page. We can tell which of us is the graphic artist, can't we! You will look great in time for FLorida, I know! Of course, you are ALWAYS beautiful in my eyes!

    Love ya!
    3578 days ago