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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: 105,193

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 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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    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.
    2092 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!!
    2095 days ago
    Hi Donna,
    We went to Cozumel and Progresso on the cruise but I enjoyed the days at sea almost more than the ports, it was just so nice to be out there with no worries and everything taken care of. Where did you go?
    Smiles, Mo
    2096 days ago
  • v D-ABBY
    Hey, Donna. Just thought I would run by to see you for a bit. I know you are out of town. Hope you have a great visit with those grandbabes--oh--and the kids emoticon

    2102 days ago
  • v LINDAF49
    Thank you for the massage - it is funny, my daughter has her first level certification for this and i have never had a massage!! would be a fun thing in real life but totally enjoyed the thoughts and gift of one here. God bless you as you continue to lead and encourage us.
    2103 days ago
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