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I am a wife, cat-mom, caregiver, volunteer and quilter. My weight and eating history? You could say I was born a fat and had a set back. There isn't enough money in the world to get me to go through childhood again, unless I could go back with the knowledge, tools and self acceptance I have today. I battled with food and fat all of my life until I realized that I couldn't fight it anymore. I had to become willing to accept what I needed to do in order to be healthy, to pick up and ...
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I am a wife, cat-mom, caregiver, volunteer and quilter. My weight and eating history? You could say I was born a fat and had a set back. There isn't enough money in the world to get me to go through childhood again, unless I could go back with the knowledge, tools and self acceptance I have today. I battled with food and fat all of my life until I realized that I couldn't fight it anymore. I had to become willing to accept what I needed to do in order to be healthy, to pick up and use the tools needed to reach that goal, and to change the mindset I had that food was both my enemy and lover.
Today I start each day with gratitude, thanking God for the bright shiny gift of life. I believe that it's Gods will for me to have a healthy, balanced life filled with joy, enthusiasm and service. If I choose then to abuse myself - my body, mind and spirit, with excess food or by practicing unhealthy and chaotic behaviors, then it seems to me that I am throwing that gift back in Gods face. Am I perfect at accepting and taking care of this valuable gift everyday? No, I'm afraid I am still a bit careless in how I treat it sometimes. But every morning, so far, I've been granted another try. Thankfully, God has abundant patience!




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Member Since: 9/26/2007

SparkPoints: 14,303

Fitness Minutes: 8,636

My Goals:
Attain a healthy balance in my life, physically, emotionally and spiritually.

Slow down enough to enjoy the lessons, the scenery and the people in my life.

My Program:
Follow a healthy food plan, go to water aerobics 3 to 5 days per week, walk, attend a support group meeting, drink water, take time for friends, to journal, pray & meditate, take time to play, to rest and to do service for others. Attend 5 retreats per year to focus on recovery.

Personal Information:
I was born and raised in Northern California, but my spirit has always been Oregonian. I have been blessed to live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest since 1990.

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ONLYTEMPORARY
1/26/2010 9:38:46 PM

Popping in to say hi and see how are you doing?



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SAYRAH-M
1/16/2010 8:51:24 PM

I am back to Charter. I love you!!! Last name Maddox



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BEVPRESLEY
1/2/2010 9:10:00 AM

Good luck with the Big Picture Goals. Patience is a very hard thing. I take care of my MIL also, some days are really hard, some are gems.



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TOWHEE
12/27/2009 9:24:38 PM

Hi Alice, thanks so much for the greeting. Yes, I know where Hillsboro is. My husband is a Ham Radio operator and one of his buddies lives in Hillsboro.
By the way I have a Fabricaholic sweatshirt.

Margaret




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LADYNLI
9/28/2009 10:11:33 PM

I have been out of town this past weekend, but I wanted to stop by and say congrats on your anniversary with Spark.

Nancy



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