My 50th birthday! Aging gracefully......Life's a Beach!
Me and my girls! Saugatuck 2007
I saw this on the back of a vehicle in the Meijer's parking lot! I just HAD to take a pic!
Starting over again. Not sure when I wrote the words below (at least one year ago), but they sound familiar.......however, I am STILL not giving up. Today is 1/20/14. I pray this truly WILL be my year to get healthy!
Here I go again.........I figure I have lost and re-gained hundreds of pounds over the past 20 years. Ugh. What a waste. However, I'm choosing NOT TO DWELL on this! Instead, I am going to focus on staying positive and never giving up! I have learned that when I am using SparkPeople, tracking my food & exercise, I see positive results! It is up to me to put in the time and make the effort. I don't know of anyone who has lost 100+ pounds, and gotten healthy by sitting on their couch. So, what am I waiting for? Seriously.... I am not waiting any more! I can do something positive for my health each day.
A few of my goals/motivators for getting healthy and losing weight:
being around to see my daughters get married, possible grandchildren, going ice skating, horseback riding, amusement park rides, body surfing in the ocean & gulf of Mexico, get off blood pressure medication, not be afraid of the camera, buy "normal" sized clothing, not have to wear a bra with ten rows of hooks in the back, I could go on and on....
First and Foremost: having God in my life and doing His will. Including: lifestyle changes--healthier food choices, portion control, walking and Celebrate Recovery to deal with emotional eating issues, co-dependency, and all the other challenges that come my way!
I have lived in mid-Michigan all of my life. I love traveling to Florida. I love the beach, the water and sunshine!
I am 53 years old and have two amazing daughters! One is already a Spartan Alum. My youngest should be graduating Dec. 2012. I have worked at MSU since 1981. My mom and dad met at MSU. My dad played football here. I BLEED GREEN.
| Pounds lost: 5.0
GOD'S AMAZING GRACE! Team
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When God permits His children to go through the furnace,
He keeps His eye on the clock and His hand on the thermostat.
His loving heart knows how much and how long.
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Look back and thank God.
Look forward and trust God.
Look around and serve God.
Look within and find God!
¸.* *¸.* *Teresa
1477 days ago
Hey Woman!! I hope you're doing okay. I'm at home sick today (stomach virus) so I missed the pool. I hope you were able to make it either yesterday afternoon or sometime today. :-)
Hope to see you next week at the pool! Don't quit trying!!
Take care, Mary
1604 days ago
Good job on your weight loss this week. Keep up the good job!
1613 days ago
GOD'S AMAZING GRACE TEAM
I Said A Prayer For You Today
by Frank J. Zamboni
I said a prayer for you today
And know God must have heard.
I felt the answer in my heart
Although He spoke no word!
I didn't ask for wealth or fame
(I knew you wouldn't mind).
I asked him to send treasures
Of a far more lasting kind!
I asked that He be near you
At the start of each new day;
To grant you health and blessings
And friends to share your way!
I asked for happiness for you
In all things great and small.
But it was for His loving care
I prayed the most of all!
1614 days ago
for the DONE Girl Love!
1620 days ago