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I am a Christian and my priority is to live my life as God wants me to. When God is in control everything will work out. My family is very important to me.
I have several health issues, but choose not to let them control my life any more than necessary. I need to lose about 20 lbs to get back to a healthy weight. My highest weight was about 185 lbs. I lost the ability to walk and the lbs. packed on. With WW, lots of determination I lost 45 lbs. Since than I have really had to work on keeping it off. With thyroid issues it makes it harder, but I know it can be done.
I like getting to know people of all ages. Everyone has something to offer.
I collect cherished teddies and like teddy bears in general.

Member Since: 10/22/2007

Fitness Minutes: 107,608

My Goals:
My goal is to lose 1-2 lbs a month. It doesn't come off very fast, because of thyroid issues, but I won't give up.

My Program:
Counting calories and eating a healthy diet which for me includes a GF diet. I am working with a friend from sparks on tracking our nutrition.

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I am from the TX panhandle. I have 2 daughters who are married. One is a lawyer and the other is a mech. eng. Husband of 38 years. I have a degree in El.Ed.
I have two grandson and four grand daughter. I recently had a total knee replacement and finding it hard to do the kind of exercises I want. I have low thyroid, and was recently diagnosed with hashimoto thyroiditis. A new thyroid medication was added in addition to my taking melatonin to help me sleep better.

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I enjoy reading Christian Novels. I have several authors that I love... Karen Kingsbury and others who write about the Amish.

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    Donna, what is a first board post award? Congrats on it, whatever it is. I'm thinking posting on a message board, but it seems like you would have done that already. Hugs, Susan
    2200 days ago
  • v D-ABBY
    Thanks, Donna. My sister actually is living with my dad right now. She is between jobs, being one who lost her job in the time when things were getting so bad and has been unable to find work in her field of expertise--she is a neuclear tech and they have flooded the market in that field here, so she lost her house and wound up moving back here. She was working with a group in a lesser paying position that did things un-kosher and has since wound up without work again, so she is coming here for a visit where we can catch up and to give her a break from being at daddy's with all the stress there. Thanks for asking. Hope you are doing well. Were you at church Sunday night? If you were, either I missed you or my eyes did not register you. Hope to see you soon. Hugs!
    2210 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/6/2011 2:05:13 PM
    emoticon I thought of you today as a woman had many Boyd's bears at her yard sale. Are you still collecting them?
    2212 days ago
    I found you through a 'mutual friend' and was VERY blessed by your opening sentence: "I am a Christian and my priority is to live my life as God wants me to." Looking forward to being friends.
    2217 days ago
  • v NANA717
    I've just added you as a friend. I hope that's OK with you. When I read the first few sentences on your page, they could be written by me. We think a lot alike! BUT, I have more than 10 #'s to lose! I look forward to getting to know you better as we travel this journey together. I found you on the Christians with Celiac team. I'm going there now to check out that recipe for the carrot cookies. They look SOOOO good!!
    2220 days ago
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