Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny. óLao-Tze
Pounds lost: 23.2
Fitness Minutes: (173,114) Posts: 6,160 12/30/12 1:52 P
to Leadership! So glad you took this step, Ravyna. I pray God will bless us all with your step of 'obedience' being a role model for us all. Thank you, Lord for this public act. Please increase Ravyna in her faith and love for the ladies on this team and for you. Amen
Thank you for asking me. I would like to introduce myself to the members of the team. I live in North TEXAS, am the mother of 3 grown children, and two grandchildren from different of my children. Stryker almost 3 is the son of my oldest son Andrew and his committed girlfriend Veronica of 7 years. Madelyn is my 5 month old granddaughter of my daughter Carol and her husband Jonathan. (they are away this weekend celebrating their 8th anniversary and my hubby Paul & I are watching her thru New Years Day.) I also have my youngest son Daniel who is single and happy that way (so far)
I have suffered depression all of my life, but was diagnosed with bipolar illness in the early 90's. I didn't know it was depression at that time. I have also suffered with severe migraines. Those no longer occur since I had my hysterectomy about 15 years ago. The migraines always seemed to come along with one of my depression lows. (I am 57) I have had my ups and downs, and my struggles with medications. Both my parents have died, my father when I was 14, my mother in 2007. I became a Christian in 1973 when I went to college through the ministry of the Navigators.
I want to be a leader on this team, because I want to help others who have needs that I have been through, I have been encouraged by others, and want to be used by God to encourage others. My main commitment to teams will be this one and a challenge team that I will be joining when it starts in January for the spring.
When I started on SP I weighed 252. My all time high. I now weigh about 218, about, because it seems to go up and down 3 or 4 lbs, and I am mostly staying steady. My bipolar is currently under control also, but at times I have a panic, or wake up on Sunday morning and don't want to go to church. My solution is to turn to God and to reach out to people that I have built up as a support system. Please don't ever be embarrassed to admit that you suffer from depression. God made you and He also provides you the ways to deal with your sufferings. I will be glad to talk with anyone who needs to. God bless you all, and may we have a wonderful 2013.
Ravyna Central time zone - North Texas
I am a born- again CHRISTIAN, married 36 yrs, mother of three, and grandmother of two, who are cousins.
Pounds lost: 5.0
Fitness Minutes: (24,691) Posts: 8,230 12/29/12 4:23 P
I would like to send a big to Ravyna (ANYVAR54) who has accepted our invitation to join the leadership team for Christian Women with Depression! Look for her around the team threads and give her a big !
Thank you, Ravyna for stepping into this new role!
Tina Team Co-Leader Christian Women with Depression (CWWD)
5% Summer Challenge - Starfish team Ohio - Eastern Time Zone
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