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County Fair and more...

Sunday, August 29, 2010      9 comments

We had a WONDERFUL time at the Bayfield County Fair! I was BLESSED beyond words that my back didn't hurt AT ALL! I'm not kidding! God touched my back in a phenomenal way and I'm was praising His NAME!!!!!! Thank you so, so much for your pray... Read more


Saturday, August 28, 2010      9 comments

I'm feeling anxious and asking the LORD of healing to touch my neck/back. The pain started last week but then subsided but after my 4 mile walk yesterday, I've experienced a lot of pain. In 1995 I had emergency ruptured disc surgery in my neck... Read more

Fitness goal

Friday, August 27, 2010      8 comments

My goal is to get to a 4 mile 60 minute walk by September 27th. Today I did the 4 miles in 68 minutes! Now I have ONE month to take 2 minutes off of each mile. Pretty THRILLED about God's grace to help me even walk the 4 miles today and I... Read more

This and That

Thursday, August 26, 2010      7 comments

Jonathan gets his baby Green Cheek Conure on September 3rd. We are ALL so excited! This process has been long [waiting for the baby to be ready to leave the nest] and we're praying that all will go well with his little journey from Arizona to ... Read more

Sweet Potato Pancakes

Wednesday, August 25, 2010      7 comments

OH MY! These are THE best!!!!!! 1/3 cup old-fashioned oats 1/3 cup mashed sweet potato 2 egg whites 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp vanilla extract Pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg Maple syrup, walnuts, chia seeds (... Read more

Galatians 2:20

Wednesday, August 25, 2010      10 comments

Today I was meditating on Galatians 2:20 and the KJV has a very interesting difference to this verse. I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by... Read more


Tuesday, August 24, 2010      13 comments

I'm officially in the BMI for OVERWEIGHT instead of OBESE! Yipee! My BMI today was 29.7. ... Read more

Wonderful weekend

Monday, August 23, 2010      7 comments

Sometimes I grumble and I SO want God to remove this ugly characteristic from my life! I ALWAYS have such wonderful visits and enjoy company so much, but the preparations sometimes overwhelm me! I guess it's NOT much different to cook for 16 t... Read more

Almost to the half-way mark :-))))

Sunday, August 22, 2010      4 comments

In the fall of 2008, I started my weight loss journey with another 'tracking' system. It was the first time I had stuck to something for longer than 3 months and had some good elements to the program; however, there were missing pieces to the p... Read more

Victory in JESUS

Friday, August 20, 2010      13 comments

Overeating and thinking about food has consumed so much of my emotional and mental energy that the abundant life has been strangled! Thus far and NO further! In the NAME of JESUS, this stronghold will be demolished and brought down in the vic... Read more

This scripture blessed me today:

Thursday, August 19, 2010      8 comments

"Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest."... Read more

My tastebuds are changing...

Wednesday, August 18, 2010      7 comments

I've been on SparkPeople now for almost 5 full weeks. When I started, I decided to buy a box of 3 Musketeers at Sams since they were lower in fat and I love chocolate! Well, right away, I felt that it was TOO many calories and I wasn't really ... Read more

"The Spark" rewards from goals

Wednesday, August 18, 2010      2 comments

Long-term goal reached [after reaching my final weight loss goal]--Manicure and pedicure [this is a HUGE splurge] Mid-Term Goal [reaching my mid-term weight loss goal of 6#'s by Sept. 27th.]--buy a new top when I reach 152#'s Short-ter... Read more

Chapter 6 of 'THE SPARK'

Tuesday, August 17, 2010      2 comments

I'm working on Chapter 6 of "The Spark" and being more concrete about my goals. I set my long term goal as to be fit and trim by June 2011 and get into my wedding dress again with all 8 of my children surrounding me while my husband takes ... Read more

Horse back riding

Tuesday, August 17, 2010      3 comments

Yesterday was so fun! My little darling daughter is a natural on that horse! And my good friend who owns the horses was SO tickled with Mary's enthusiasm and desire, that she offered her FREE riding lessons!!!!!! God is SOOOOOOOOOOOO good!!!!... Read more

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