Me before starting Sparkpeople, August 2007 at 218lbs.+
A lot has changed in my life since my last update. The biggest change is that we added another precious baby to our family! Charlotte Josephine was born on December 20, 2012, and she has brought us so much joy! Charlie (named after my husband's Pap-pap) was born with a congenital heart defect and had open heart surgery at 13 days old! She's proven she is a fighter, and we've seen God's hand on her life! You would never know by looking at her that she had any heart trouble at all! She's amazing!
Life has been stressful these last few months, to say the least. As a result, I have found myself returning to old food habits, emotional eating, and trying to bring myself some joy through food. And I have gained back weight that I lost a long time ago.
I'm tired of the weight game! I want to get to a healthy weight once and for all and STAY THERE! My determination has kicked in! I find I am more successful in community, so I hope to be here more often!
I'm happy to be a part of the SparkPeople community! I have found great encouragement here~~I hope you can find the same!
I have a wonderful husband who is on the same journey as me. And we are blessed with four healthy, happy children. I am forever an optimist, so I do believe that I can meet my goals! With a little extra push, I know I can do it!
My main goal is to get healthy! I want to feel confident and enjoy life. I want to learn to make wise choices where food is concerned. I want to lower my cholesterol and shed a few pounds.
Mini goal? To stick to healthy living throughout the coming months of summer living! To see the other side of 200lbs. by September 30!
My program is simply following all the Sparkpeople recommendations! I fill in my nutrition chart and my fitness chart. I keep track of all my smaller goals and am so motivated by the points. I am using the Sparkpeople fitness page to track my cardio workouts and plan my toning activities (which I HATE!) And I'm drinking at least 8 cups of water and trying to get all those fruits and veggies in to boot.
Stateside for a bit...
I'm a central PA girl at heart, but I've been living in Jerusalem for the past 9 years . My husband and I work with a local Arab church and also do relief work in the West Bank. For the past year we've been living in New York, teaching at our Alma Matter and enjoying some time with family...also welcoming our 5th baby into this world!
My eating has been out of control and I'm tired of it! :(
I have 5 children: Thomas-14, Maggie-12, Scoty-10, Georgia Kate-7, and Charlie Jo-6 months.
My faith is the most important thing in my life. It keeps me going when life is difficult and brings me immense joy!
In my free time (who am I kidding...is there such a thing with 5 kids? :) I love to scrapbook and also enjoy making handmade soap, reading, talking, listening to music (The Monkees are my favorite! :), and watching movies/TV.
"Smiling's my favorite!"
| current weight: 215.4
I found you, too! And I joined the Scrapshare group. There IS a lot to learn about here. But I have high hopes that this will be the kick in the pants I need.
2486 days ago
Comment edited on: 8/5/2009 2:50:40 PM
Love your Thanksgiving pic. You are doing a great job. Keep it up!
3103 days ago
Hello, Fabulous Lady!
THIS IS A TOAST...TO US;
FOR THE MEN WHO HAVE US, THE LOSERS WHO HAFD US, AND THE LUCKY PEOPLE WHO WILL MEET US!!
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SEND THIS TO 10 AMAZING LADIES INCLUDING THE ONE WHO SENT IT TO YOU!!!
3163 days ago
Hello and welcome to Healthy Scrappers!
You are well on your way to a healthier you! Let the SP journey continue... I love, love, LOVE SP too!
If you the have time or inclination to join another team let me know. I think you may be intrested in joining the The M&M's ~ Motivated Mommas. We are a group of Mommas that share the same goal: Have FUN, MOTIVATE, SUPPORT, and CHALLENGE each other in weight-loss. Believe in accountability, responsibility, and TOTAL Victory! Drop me a Sparkmail if you are interested and I will send you an invitation...
Have a wonderful day! :O) Shelia
3168 days ago
Hi, I saw one of your posts on the scrap to lose site I think it was and you mentioned that you were 7 hours ahead of us. I was trying to figure out, "okay, where is she from" I'm on the west coast of the US, so I am thinking you have to be in the middle of the Atlantic ocean, so I had to stop by your page and find out where you live, or it would have driven me crazy not to know. ! I am really nosey that way. I just love meeting people all over the world. I am a travel agent and have been almost everywhere in the world. I have not however been to Jerusalem, it is on the very top of my to do list though and I plan to go there. My husband is a homebody and doesnt like to travel, (that really stinks) I live to travel, so I usually go with a friend or one of my kids. Anyway, I want to tell you you have a beautiful family. I also have 4 kids and love being a mom. My kids are much more spread apart, One is 29, then 23, 15 and 13, even though theres a big gap they all get along great. Anyway, just wanted to say hi. Marta (California)
3184 days ago