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I'm Midgie. I'm 51 years old, and have been married 30 of them. I'm Mom to 2 grown sons, 29 & 26 years old - and ecstatic Grandma to 2 Granddaughters, ages 9 & 8 - and a 6 year old Grandson. Oh, and we dare not forget Their Majesties - Sammy, our bossy big kitten and his little sister, Katie! (Rico, my Beloved Tabby, crossed the Rainbow Bridge in 2013.) They keep me busy! As of February 18, 2013, I had lumbar surgery - which derailed my activity somewhat for a bit, but gave me the ...
I'm Midgie. I'm 51 years old, and have been married 30 of them. I'm Mom to 2 grown sons, 29 & 26 years old - and ecstatic Grandma to 2 Granddaughters, ages 9 & 8 - and a 6 year old Grandson. Oh, and we dare not forget Their Majesties - Sammy, our bossy big kitten and his little sister, Katie! (Rico, my Beloved Tabby, crossed the Rainbow Bridge in 2013.) They keep me busy! As of February 18, 2013, I had lumbar surgery - which derailed my activity somewhat for a bit, but gave me the feeling back in my left leg!

If stress burned calories, after the last few years I'd be Twiggy! Alas, not. Did I mention I tend to be an emotional eater? Yeah. So, one of my biggest goals for this year - and always - is actually casting my burdens on My Lord instead of just talking about it! Anyone else out there with me?

Hooray for Sparks - and especially all my Sparkfriends who have hung with me through the nearly 5 years I've been here!! And big welcoming hugs to all the new friends I hope I'm going to make!


Nothing is impossible (Luke 1:37)!
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Member Since: 1/2/2009

SparkPoints: 25,989

Fitness Minutes: 475

My Goals:
Starting weight: 273
1/8 of the way: 260 DONE!
1/4 of the way: 247 DONE!
3/8 of the way: 234 DONE!
Halfway!!!!! 221 DONE!
5/8 of the way: 208
3/4 of the way: 195
7/8 of the way: 182
GOAL!!!!!!!!! 170

My Program:
The Weight Loss has really been kicking in, between the support I get here and at TOPS. I found out I was gluten Intolerant in August 2012; and going gluten-free has helped a lot - taking down the bloating, etc. I just had back surgery (02/18/13), which will really help my activity level once I recover, now that I no longer have a numb left leg!

Personal Information:
I live in Kalamazoo, Michigan with my husband of 30 years. We have two sons, who are 28 & 26; and 3 beautiful grandchildren (2 girls and a boy) who are 9, 8, and 6 and a half. I'm very blessed.... God has given me lots of reasons to want to live healthier & longer!

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"One hundred religious persons knit into a unity by careful organization do not constitute a church any more than eleven dead men make a football team"
A.W. Tozer


"We need never shout across the spaces to an absent God. He is nearer than our own soul, closer than our most secret thoughts"
A.W. Tozer, The Pursuit of God


Nobody can go back
and start a new beginning
But anyone can start Today
and make a new ending
~~~~Maria Robinson

-Life is God's novel. Let him write it. ~~~~Isaac Bashevis Singer

"When you come to the realization that the life you're living might be killing you, you'll be ready for a change."~~~~Eric Greer

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"
~~~~Mary Oliver

"You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body." ~~~~C.S. Lewis

"You can't get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me."
~~~~C.S. Lewis

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JUDITH316
5/16/2014 6:59:27 AM

emoticon BEAUTIFUL WOMAN AWARD" emoticon

You are the recipient of the Beautiful Woman Award!!

Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the page of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out!

Again, Congratulations Beautiful! emoticon

Have a great Friday & Weekend Ahead Midgie...Cheering you on!




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JUDITH316
5/5/2014 5:39:02 AM

Monday emoticon Midgie

Dropping by to say hi and wish you a great Monday & week ahead, keep up the emoticon work!

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Philippians 4:13 Scripture Poem

I have strength for all things
Through Christ who empowers me
I'm ready for anything that comes my way,
Even what I may not foresee
For it is Christ who infuses me,
Strengthening me in His might
And I am sufficient in His sufficiency
With the power of Christ inside.

© By M.S.Lowndes




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IAM_HIS
5/2/2014 10:13:34 AM

Thank you for the goodie and prayers for my sister. Yesterday I did not have to scrub for 20 mins. & put on a sterile outfit before I visited her. Also, her fever has finally broke. Would you believe her doctor did not give her a blood test after he removed her cancer. If he did, he would had known that when we removed her bowel, it caused bacteria to spill inside of her. Long story short, no test done resulted in an infection that threatened her life. She still is not out of the woods.

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4/24/2014 9:39:48 AM

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Gardening has taught me a lot. One thing for sure is, that I need to be patient and gentle caring for all living things. And, if I neglect caring for them, I will lose them. So today I pray that I will scatter patience and gentle love on all living things around me.

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JUDITH316
4/18/2014 5:04:10 AM

Good Morning Midgie

Dropping by to wish you a Blessed Easter Weekend and share a special Easter Poem....

Easter Means Eternal Life

A perfect God demands a perfect justice;
He cannot let us get away with sin.
We used Godís gift of our free will to trespass,
So heavenís gates were closed; we couldnít get in.

Our sin required our blood, a sacrifice,
To atone for all the wrongs that we had done.
"But I love them!" cried our Father, filled with sorrow;
"Iíll send my only Son to be the one."

Good Friday marks the slaying of our Jesus,
The unblemished lamb, the perfect sacrifice.
He took our guilt and blame upon Himself,
So we could be with Him in paradise.

On Easter morning, he came back from death;
He vanished from the tomb, the empty grave.
His resurrection means eternal life
For us, the ones he came to earth to save.

This summarizes all the Easter story
And because of it, weíll be with Him in glory.

By Joanna Fuchs



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