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Hello. My name is Joanne and I live in rural California. I've been married to my husband for over 40 years (I married my high school sweetheart!) We have 2 boys and 4 grandchildren.

I told my daughter-in-law the other day, "As far as weight loss is concerned, I have at least three strikes against me: I'm diabetic, over 50, and I'm Italian! So, have I struck out?"......I don't think so!

For me, weight loss may be more difficult and a bit slower. If I find myself driving behind someone going 15 miles an hour, I don't give up, turn around and go home. I continue on my way and eventually arrive at my destination. My biggest challenge is to enjoy the journey along the way, no matter what the speed!

The foundation of my life that gives me purpose and meaning is my deep and abiding faith in Jesus Christ. It is His comforting Presence that has given me hope for tomorrow and strength for today.

I have a wacky, off-beat sense of humor and a laugh to match. All I can say, is watch what you pray for, you just might get it!!

My hobbies and interests include Bible Study, reading, writing, blogging, scrapbooking, ancestry research & crocheting. My husband and I also travel in our RV, "seeing the USA in our Alegro Bay"! ( I'm showing my age with an old TV commercial!)

Although I feel I have a deep faith, it's also pretty simple. "We went through fire and through water; Yet Thou didst bring us out into a place of abundance." Psalm 66:12. I believe that this place of abundance is the result of a life of obedience.

I believe that abundance means different things to different people. "Two things I asked of Thee, Do not refuse me before I die: Keep deception and lies far from me, Give me neither poverty nor riches; Feed me with the food that is MY portion, Lest I be full and deny Thee and say, 'Who is the Lord' Or lest I be in want and steal, and profane the Name my God". Proverbs 30:7-9

"Charm is deceitful and beauty fades, But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised". Proverbs 31:30

If what I have said here strikes a cord with you, come alongside me and lets join ourselves together in this journey we call life!

Member Since: 7/9/2012

Fitness Minutes: 2,272

My Goals:
To be the happiest, healthiest little Italian "Nonnie" that I can possibly be! And to enjoy every day of my journey, living the abundant life Jesus promised to those of us who belong to Him!

My Program:
I am following Dr. Joel Furman's book, "Eat to Live". I eat the foods that God made first: green vegetables, fruits and legumes. Then starchy vegetables in moderation. And finally, sparingly eat processed whole grains, fats, animal protein and dairy, etc. I have recently added the Visalis shake mix by BodyByVi because it has helped greatly in stabilizing my sugar levels. I have recently discovered that I also need to eat gluten free. It may be challenging, but it is "do-able".

Personal Information:
My name is Joanne and I live in rural California with my husband of 40+ years and our two dogs, a black lab and a pom. One of our favorite things to do is load up the dogs in our RV and travel this beautiful country seeing all the sights! And visiting the kids and grandkids as we head out!!

Other Information:
Newest favorite quote:
"Better to write for yourself and have no public than to write for the public and have no self." Cyril Connolly

Newest favorite song lyric, from the Newsboys:
"God's not dead, He's surely alive: He's living on the inside, Roaring like a Lion!"

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  • v JUDITH316
    Good Morning Joanne

    Wishing you a great week ahead encouraging you to stick with your program and press ahead. You are doing a fantastic job, keep up the great work! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

    Hope you enjoy the following quote on Perseverance by Joyce Meyers...

    Learning to change our thinking works the same way. There will be days when we don't do everything right--days when our thinking is negative. But never stop trying. God is gradually bringing us around to His way of thinking. Just don't give up!

    1469 days ago
  • v JUDITH316
    Dropping by to say hi and wish you a great weekend ahead, also want to cheer you on your journey... keep up the great work, you are doing a good job! emoticon emoticon emoticon

    Hope you enjoy the following poem..

    The Power of Friends

    Everyone knows of the power of friends,
    The terrific result, when everything blends.
    When people have friends, they don’t stand alone;
    Friends always help, when you face the unknown.

    Friends give you courage to face problems untold,
    So the love of a friend can help make you bold.
    They can help you to live a much richer life,
    So your every day living will be less filled with strife.

    Thanks for being my friend!

    By Karl and Joanna Fuchs
    1506 days ago
  • v JUDITH316
    emoticon Joanne for your support & friendship, looking forward to another year walking this journey with you, let's keep Sparking On Together 1 day and 1 step at a time... emoticon emoticon
    1512 days ago
  • v JUDITH316
    Good Morning,

    Wishing you a great week ahead and cheering you on to a successful week...Thank you for your friendship and continued support! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1532 days ago
  • v SUNRISE141
    Want you to know you are in my prayers today on the team GOD ANSWERS PRAYER ! I am here daily if i can help you in anyway my friend ! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1603 days ago
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