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I've been a part of SparkPeople since 2007, but haven't been entirely consistent. We are missionaries who regularly live in remote villages where internet service is a challenge most of the time. I love it when I can connect to Spark People, because it helps me with personal accountability.

I spent most of 2013 in the States helping our youngest son with some of his re-entry adjustments (and my husband travelled back and forth to be with me as much as posible). In spite of some surprise, non-weight-related medical issues, I lost 50 pounds later in the year, which was something of a miracle for me! For the first time in my life, I really didn't have to count points nor calories. I found what worked, was in control of the food I bought, and just followed my routine. It was also the first time that I lost weight without a lot of extra exercise, since I was recovering from back surgery.

The hard truth is that back home in Mexico with the daily routines with my husband, I've gained about half of that back. I'm trying to figure out how to make my routine fit with what he's willing to eat and do. We have finally found an internet service that seems to be more reliable. Let's hope so!

This site remains an encouragement to help me stay on track! As missionaries to Mexico, my biggest obstacles are lack of reliable internet, support, and convenience diet foods. I love the encourgement OI get from SparkPeople. Blessings!

Member Since: 4/12/2007

Fitness Minutes: 51,106

My Goals:
Reduce blood pressure
Lose weight
Increase energy
Make my honey wake up and NOTICE!!!!

My Program:
I follow the 17-day diet somewhat. That has been really difficult to do with my husband's food preferences, and I always get worn out when I try to fix everything differently for me. So now I'm trying to find a balance between the two. Spark tracker helps keep me honest. (When I can follow the 17-day plan completely, calorie count is never necessary.)

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I'm a wife and mother of 3 adults living in the States and grandmother of one AMAZING grandson! I'm also a small-town, Kansas farm girl who has travelled far but never lost a love for her roots and wholesome values she learned there!

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I love to read, bird and butterfly watch, garden, and share Jesus with the precious people of the world. Teaching is my special gifting. Our God is a RESTORATION God--so amazing--so powerful! What a joy to live for Him and have some small part in His Kingdom!

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    Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone. Here's hoping that you've had a happy, healthy & LUCKY day!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1095 days ago
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    ☻/.... Just stopping by to cheer you onward!!!
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    ♥The true way to live an abstinent life without addiction to food
    is to enjoy every moment as it passes, to keep oneself busy,
    and to witness the everyday things around us to realize
    that the beauty of life lies all around us as well as inside.

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    ⋯ ◯ ⋯ Take time to enjoy the small*´¯`.¸¸.☆
    ⋰ ⋮ ⋱ blessings in life.*´¯`.¸¸.☆
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    ´*.¸.•´♥ Have a bright sunshiny day. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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    in loving kindness,
    Linda emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1460 days ago
    * JUST STOPPING* + .
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    LINDA emoticon
    1470 days ago
    Sharon, what is the "Friendly Persuasion" Group? You are doing an awesome job! emoticon
    1519 days ago
    "Just Ḻike Ṱhe Ḃutterfly
    we Шill Åwaken & Transform..
    Їn our ϴwn Ṱime.
    Let’s share the journey, together."
    ƸӜƷ Linda
    1531 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/5/2014 10:44:36 AM
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