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Hello. My name is Anna. I have one kid at home. She is 14 and I'm enjoying her so much! I also have three sons and they are 20, 19, and 17. I'm also a full-time student with WGU Washington and work full-time for an insurance company. My mother passed away in 2004 at the age of 57. I want to get healthy and do more with my kids and for myself. I also want to be able to shop at regular stores and know I look good. In addition I now have a grandbaby that was born to my oldest son on 01/11/13. ...
Hello. My name is Anna. I have one kid at home. She is 14 and I'm enjoying her so much! I also have three sons and they are 20, 19, and 17. I'm also a full-time student with WGU Washington and work full-time for an insurance company. My mother passed away in 2004 at the age of 57. I want to get healthy and do more with my kids and for myself. I also want to be able to shop at regular stores and know I look good. In addition I now have a grandbaby that was born to my oldest son on 01/11/13.

When I started SparkPeople I was 360lbs and wearing a size 32. I'm now back up to 358 and wearing size 24/26 so through this my body composition has changed and is better but I need to get this weight off and keep it off. In April 2012 I injured my knee and it has been taking a toll. I really need to get through this and back on track so I can accomplish what I set out to do.
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Member Since: 4/18/2010

SparkPoints: 39,130

Fitness Minutes: 15,138

My Goals:
My main goal is to make great choices and be healthy. I want to do things that I have not felt like doing because of my weight. I want to travel. I want to go to amusement parks. I want to look good in a bathing suit - I want to look good in everything.

Goal - Rewards:
330- Charms
315- Cut and color
300- Passport
285- Jewelry - Sapphires!
270- Sunglasses
255- Weekend getaway
240- New Coach
225- Fossil Watch
210- Jewelry-Diamonds!
195- New Wardrobe
170- Trip to Holland!

My Program:
My biggest challenge is getting to the gym consistantly. I am on SparkPeople because when I work it, it works! For me reading is a huge help in keeping me focused and stress free. To stay positive I am trying to limit my TV as I gravitate toward crime dramas that sometimes dampen my mood.

Personal Information:
My name is Anna. I live in Federal Way, WA. My email address is owenzzoo@aol.com. I am also on Facebook if anyone would like to be my friend.



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I have 4 kids, 3 boys and a girl.



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RUTHIEBEAR
2/21/2015 11:08:40 AM

The weather where I live has been frigid with lost of snow. It is a time of year when being cooped up due to the weather can cause a feeling of loneliness and perhaps even cause turning to food. Here is a Prayer for MidWinter that I have been saying this week.
From the rising of the midwinter sun to its setting,

Scatter the darkness with the light of your love, O Shining One.( I say Jesus)

Make me short on mean thoughts, long on offers words of comfort.

Make me short on being driven, long on paying attention.

Make me short on focusing only on my own, long on looking beyond.

Make me short on obsessive lists, long on spontaneous acts of kindness,

Make me short on mindless activity, long on time to reflect.

Make me short on tradition as a habit, long on rediscovery and re-owning.

Make me short on rushing a tiring, long on walking and wondering.

Make me short on false, festive jollity, long on stilling and rooted joy.

Make me short on guilt, long on being merciful to myself.

Make me short on being overwhelmed, long on peaceableness as I set forth this day.

-from The Celtic Wheel of the Year by Tess Ward

I hope it ministers to you also.

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RUTHIEBEAR
2/15/2015 9:53:44 AM

The prayer of my heart this week is found in the lyrics of a song by Hillsong. May we always seek the ways of the Lord on this journey and in life.

Show Me Your Ways
Song by Hillsong Live

Show me Your ways
That I may walk with You
Show me Your ways
I put my hope in You
The cry of my heart
Is to love You more
To live with the
Touch of Your hand
Stronger each day
Show me Your ways
Show me Your ways
That I may walk with You
Show me Your ways
I put my hope in You
The cry of my heart
Is to love You more
To live with the
Touch of Your hand
Stronger each day
Show me Your ways
Show me Your ways
That I may walk with You
Show me Your ways
I put my hope in You
The cry of my heart
Is to love You more
To live with the
Touch of Your hand
Stronger each day
Show me Your ways
Show me Your ways
That I may walk with You
Show me Your ways
I put my hope in You
The cry of my heart
Is to love You more
To live with the
Touch of Your hand
Stronger each day
Show me Your ways

If we look upward, it will be that much harder to drag us down!

Have a blessed week.
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RUTHIEBEAR
2/7/2015 9:15:06 AM

No matter what the circumstances are, we have to remember that the Bible says "Give thanks in all things"
Don Moen is one of my favorite Christian music artists. Here are the words to one of his songs, that I hope will minister to you this week. I sing it as a prayer.

Thank You Lord
Song by Don Moen
Bible says it's a good thing to give thanks to the Lord, amen
I come before You today
And there's just one thing that I want to say
Thank You Lord
Thank You Lord
For all You've given to me
For all the blessings I can not see
Thank You Lord
Thank You Lord
With a greatful heart
With a song of praise
With an outstreched arm
I will bless Your name
Thank You Lord
I just wanna thank You Lord
Thank You Lord
I just wanna thank You Lord
Thank You Lord
For all You've done in my life
You took my darkness and gave me Your light
Thank You Lord
Thank You Lord
You took my sin and my shame
You took my sickness and healed all my pain
Thank You Lord
Thank You Lord
With a greatful heart
With a song of praise
With an outstreched arm
I will bless Your name

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RUTHIEBEAR
2/1/2015 10:18:28 AM

SOmetimes I feel so discouraged on this journey. I feel defeated and like I am a failure. Some days I feel so unworthy knowing I have not made the right choices.
At times like those, Christian music can change my focus and lift my spirit. today I share the lyrics of a song written by Geron Davis. His wife Becky does such a touching rendition.

Mercy Saw Me- Written By Geron Davis

The years had left scars. The scars had left pain. How could he recognize me? I wasn't the same. I knew I should pay and I knew the price. For justice and law demanded my life. Yet, his tender heart heard my desperate cry. And he saw my past through merciful eyes.

Chorus: Beautiful! That's how mercy saw me; Though I was broken and so lost, mercy looked past all my faults. Justice of God saw what I had done, but mercy saw me through the Son; Not what I was, but what I could be, that's how mercy saw me.

Wherever you go, you can't go too far that his eyes of mercy can't see where you are. He loves you too much to leave you alone. You're flesh of his flesh and bone of his bone. Yet his heart cries out for your heart today. See yourself through his eyes and then you will say, you'll say:

Bridge: Sin has stolen my dignity and all my self-esteem. But I was made brand new again when mercy looked at me.

Know that when the Lord looks at YOU - in HIS eyes - You are beautiful!

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RUTHIEBEAR
6/14/2014 11:19:35 AM

From CML team for your inspiration this week
The Healer by the TALLEY TRIO
copy and paste
http://tinyurl.com/llz4es8

Whatever your need, we have a HEALER who will touch us and make us new.

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