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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: 110,446

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.

Personal Information:
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 40. 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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  • v NANA717
    Oh my goodness!!! Could it be that we know the same people? Tell me more about your friend in Topeka. And how you know her? Have you ever lived there? I lived there for almost 30 years. Blessings!
    2392 days ago
    Donna, thank you for the welcome to Celiac Disease and Gluten-Free Team. I appreciate your encouraging words.

    BTW, I love the background you chose for your page.


    2397 days ago
    Sorry you had a frustrating day shopping, Hope the rest of the weekend is better.
    And thanks for my goodie, I love it! :)
    Smiles, Mo
    2398 days ago
    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
    2413 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!
    2423 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/6/2011 2:05:13 PM
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