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I'm Missy, a 53 year old mother of four, grandmother of a beautiful three year old little boy and three month old little girl, with one kid still at home (my baby, Melanie, 14). I am blessed to have a wonderful husband who cheers me on in all I do. He's CaptainCookie here on SP. I'm from New Orleans and now live just northwest of the city. A common greeting here is, "Where ya at?" Native New Orleanians are often, therefore, called Yats. I usually use the nickname NOLady, for New Orleans ...
I'm Missy, a 53 year old mother of four, grandmother of a beautiful three year old little boy and three month old little girl, with one kid still at home (my baby, Melanie, 14). I am blessed to have a wonderful husband who cheers me on in all I do. He's CaptainCookie here on SP. I'm from New Orleans and now live just northwest of the city. A common greeting here is, "Where ya at?" Native New Orleanians are often, therefore, called Yats. I usually use the nickname NOLady, for New Orleans Lady, but that conjures up all kinds of questions. lol I have worked at home for over 20 years as a transcriber for court reporters, physicians, and others. That means I've sat in front of a computer monitor for untold hours at a time and grown fatter and fatter, eventually being a slug who never moved and then a slug who COULDN'T move. At my biggest, I became insulin resistant and put an extra 100+ pounds on my already very overweight body. No more! I've lost 74 pounds so far and still have a lot yet to lose. *PHEW* That sounds impossible, doesn't it? It's not. It IS possible! I'm making baby step goals for myself, one week at a time, and so far, I'm attaining them! I'm excited about the new me emerging as the rubble of a lifetime of bad habits is cleared away. The folks here at SparkPeople have been so encouraging and compassionate, and I'm delighted to have found this place!
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Member Since: 5/21/2009

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My Goals:
To become healthier and more energetic.

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My program has changed! SO much. It's all good!! Now I stay within the guidelines SP has set for my calories, carbs, fat, and protein when I can. More often than not I can't quite get all the calories or fat in, but I get close. Balance is such a wonderful world!! It's one of the finest things SP is teaching me. What hope there is!!!

I attend water aerobics three to five times a week and add a session or two of low-impact aerobics in to boost things a bit when I can.

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My husband (CaptainCookie here on SparkPeople) and I share our SparkExperience. When we're not here, we are enjoying FaceBook and a family oriented chat network called StarLink-IRC, which we hope will have a SparkPeople channel soon. We'll be happy to direct you there. Just ask!

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PANFRIEDTROUT
1/14/2015 7:25:45 PM


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IMAVISION
12/25/2014 2:30:20 AM

I just read this poem & felt it too good not to share on this CHRISTmas Eve! God bless!

{This is another version of 'Twas The Night Before Christmas' }


'Twas the night before Jesus came
and all through the house
Not a creature was praying,
Not one in the house.
Their Bibles were lain on the shelf without care
In hopes that Jesus would not come there.

The children were dressing to crawl into bed.
Not once ever kneeling or bowing a head.
And Mom in her rocker with baby on her lap
Was watching the Late Show while I took a nap.

When out of the East there arose such a clatter.
I sprang to my feet to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash!

When what to my wondering eyes should appear
But angels proclaiming that Jesus was here.
With a light like the sun sending forth a bright ray
I knew in a moment this must be THE DAY!

The light of His face made me cover my head
It was Jesus! returning just like He had said.
And though I possessed worldly wisdom and wealth,
I cried when I saw Him in spite of myself.

In the Book of Life which He held in His hand
Was written the name of every saved man.
He spoke not a word as He searched for my name;
When He said "it's not here" my head hung in shame.

The people whose names had been written with love
He gathered to take to His Father above.
With those who were ready He rose without a sound.
While all the rest were left standing around.

I fell to my knees, but it was too late;
I had waited too long and thus sealed my fate.
I stood and I cried as they rose out of sight;
Oh, if only I had been ready tonight.

In the words of this poem the meaning is clear;
The coming of Jesus is drawing near.
There's only one life and when comes the last call
We'll find that the Bible was true after all!


(by Reverend Edward M. Gionest, Sr.)

To those who receive Him, He gives the power to become the sons of God, even to those that believe on his name. Repent and declare with your mouth that Jesus is your Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him up from the dead, you will be saved.



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12/19/2014 1:49:36 PM

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11/9/2014 2:07:39 PM

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IMAVISION
7/7/2014 6:41:25 PM

Please join in prayer for the young family shared about in my recent blog. And, if you feel led, please share this need with other siblings-in-Christ.

God bless!




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