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7/17/14 9:52 P

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I have been away it looks like for almost 4 years. It makes me sad to see that I've lost a lot of ground I've already covered. My life seems no less complicated than when I was here the last time, but my health has made it imperative that I do more for me. I don't want to make any promises other than I am willing to try and to do better than when I was completely on my own. I can tell it is going to take me a little while to learn this site again.

My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. . . . For when I am weak, then I am made strong. 2 Cor. 12:9 & 10

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3/24/14 1:13 P

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WHO & WHERE
Desiree from Montana lived here 7 years
FAMILY
Married - yes
Kids - yes 3
Grandkids - 1
Pets - 14 yr old black lab, 1 yr old lab/border collie
Live near family - My 3 kids & granddaughter live with me, but all my and hubby's family live in Missouri
WORK
Outside home - no, except a small newspaper route &1 house I clean
Jobs around home I enjoy - none
Rather not do - all
FUN & RELAXATION
Hobbies - crocheting, reading
Movies - Action (Transformers), some romance(Lakehouse), sy-fy , historical documentaries
Books - Beth Moore, Christian fiction/history, Jane Austin, Corrie Ten Boom
HEALTH GOALS
Regular exercise - Great class & instructor "Cardio Party", Tues., Thurs., Sat., it's fitness dance with extras like squats or ab work in the middle of a track (we're on youtube "the 9:05 spot"; then a weight lifting class Mon., wed., Fri., an hour of squats, lunges, bicep/tricep/shoulder/chest/back work; also some water aerobics if I get bored with lifting weights.
WEIGHT LOSS GOAL
Ultimately 130 lbs., but this year 50lbs
SPECIAL GIFTS
I sing and teach
BUDDIES
Team buddy - Please. I know no one with similar goals, interests and struggles. All my friends and family are thin. The one heavy friend I have is not living the Christian life, so it's hard to talk to her and get motivated spiritually as well as intellectually.
Contact me on Sparkmail - Yes, please!

Love in Christ, Desiree
"...let us throw off every weight and the the sin that so easily entangles us and run with patience the race set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith..."Heb. 12:1b-2a


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3/19/14 12:06 A

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WHO ARE YOU AND WHERE YOU LIVE:
Name: Emily
Where are you from? Minnesota
How long have you lived there? my whole life :-) less 4 yrs in Arkansas

YOUR FAMILY:
Are you married? Nope
Do you have kids? No
Do you have grandkids? No, but I have 10 nieces and nephews, and 1 great niece and 1 great nephew and I'm the baby of 8 kids! :-)
Do you have pets? Sadly no, but I have a niece-cat name Sookie (naked sphnyx), a nephew-cat name Sid Vicious (also nake sphynx), a nephew garfield cat named Biscuit, a nephew-dog named Finnagin, and a nephew-dog named Dexter who are all my 1 sisters! LOL! I get lots of love from them when I go visit!
Do you live near any of your family? Yep. I live near 2 brothers and their wives and kids, my folks are a couple hrs away, and other siblings and family are throughout the US.

YOUR WORK:
Do you work outside of the home? I work full time for a group home company where I support individuals who have a specific genetic disorder called Prader-Willi Syndrome.
What types of jobs around the home do you enjoy? Sleeping, cooking, procrastinating, LOL!
Which ones would you rather not do? cleaning a bathroom after a man. I SWEAR, if I'm ever married, I will ONLY agree to living together IF he has his own bathroom which he cleans himself or hires a maid for! ISHY!!

WHAT YOU DO FOR FUN AND RELAXATION:
Do you have hobbies? I love crafts....scrapbooking, painting, cardmaking, quilting, sewing, etc
What types of movies do you enjoy? Anything BUT bloody and horror.
What types of books do you enjoy? Non-fiction, fiction (christian/not)

YOUR HEALTH GOALS:
What kind of exercise do you like to do regularly? I have a personal trainer 1x/week and I'm starting my personal goal of moving some way every day for 30 min or more. Ideally, this is at the gym (horray for discount if I do go 12x/month) but I want to celebrate even times I chose to walk around Super Target or outside.
How much do you want to loose? However much I lose. Honestly, I'm not focusing on a number as I'm recovering from an eating disorder so my perspective is simply to just be the best me I can be at whatever size that is each day. There's healthy at every size on this journey and this is what I seek to find.

YOUR SPECIAL GIFTS:
What special gifts has God given you? Spiritual gifts are teaching, exhortation, preaching, and discernment all tied for #1 with leadership a close #2.
Anything else you would like to share?nope.

OPTIONAL YOUR BUDDIES:
Would you like to have a team buddy? Sure!
If someone with similar interests reads this, would you like them to contact you on your SparkMail? Absolutely!

"I wish I could tell every young girl with an eating disorder that she is WORTHY of life and that her life has MEANING. You can OVERCOME and get through ANYTHING." ~Demi Lavoto~


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3/15/14 3:18 P

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WHO ARE YOU AND WHERE YOU LIVE:
Name: Jennifer
Where are you from? Currently residing in North Carolina
How long have you lived there? 6 months

YOUR FAMILY:
Are you married? Getting a divorce
Do you have kids? No
Do you have grandkids? No
Do you have pets? Yes, a kitty cat named Sugar
Do you live near any of your family? Yes, I live with my mom

YOUR WORK:
Do you work outside of the home? I have a part time job that I work at home (admin assistant) and I work in a call center outside of the home full time.
What types of jobs around the home do you enjoy? I love making lists...things that need to be done etc.
Which ones would you rather not do? Doing the lists!

WHAT YOU DO FOR FUN AND RELAXATION:
Do you have hobbies? I am average nerd. I love to watch TV, read, play Sims3, write, sleep, shop, crochet amigurumi and baby hats/cocoons/booties, and bunches of other things!
What types of movies do you enjoy? Pretty much anything except for horror and some of the dumb comedy movies.
What types of books do you enjoy? Christian fiction is what i normally stick too...but I love the occasional Archie comic book.

YOUR HEALTH GOALS:
What kind of exercise do you like to do regularly? Generally go to the gym, would love to learn to row when I get a bit smaller.
How much do you want to loose? 200 lbs

YOUR SPECIAL GIFTS:
What special gifts has God given you? I think He is teaching me to be a leader, and he also has given me the gift to relate through drama.
Anything else you would like to share? I believe that my calling is in missions...I want to be ready for when I'm called to step out!

OPTIONAL YOUR BUDDIES:
Would you like to have a team buddy? Sure!
If someone with similar interests reads this, would you like them to contact you on your SparkMail? Absolutely!

Jennifer

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***Goals for Summer Challenge***

* Lose 25-30 pounds
* Track 3000 Cardio Minutes
* Track 1000 Strength Minutes
* Track food daily
* Post at least once daily in chat
* Stay on track with Daniel Plan


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2/8/14 11:04 P

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WHO ARE YOU AND WHERE YOU LIVE:
Name: Christy
Where are you from? Washington (The state, not the capitol)
How long have you lived there? 12 of my 18 years

YOUR FAMILY:
Are you married? No
Do you have kids? No
Do you have grandkids? I should most certainly hope not!
Do you have pets? Yes, a Westie named Pipin and a Lhasa named Snoopy
Do you live near any of your family? Yes, most of my family

YOUR WORK:
Do you work outside of the home? I don't have a job. I'm a full time college student
What types of jobs around the home do you enjoy? Caring for the dogs, I guess?
Which ones would you rather not do? Vacuuming. Stirs up too much dust!

WHAT YOU DO FOR FUN AND RELAXATION:
Do you have hobbies? I like writing, sewing, crafting in general, horseback riding, shooting...I'm kind of the stereotypical country girl that got shoved in the city and learned to adapt. XD
What types of movies do you enjoy? I'm still fond of Disney movies. I like scifi and thrillers.
What types of books do you enjoy? Practically everything. I love a good murder mystery, though.

YOUR HEALTH GOALS:
What kind of exercise do you like to do regularly? I like biking during the summer, but the weather's far too foul to do that right now (a foot of snow outside...) Hiking in the woods, too.
How much do you want to loose? About 140.

YOUR SPECIAL GIFTS:
What special gifts has God given you? Words. I am very good at getting my point across and I've had a knack for telling stories since a young age.
Anything else you would like to share? I'm a musician. I'm studying to be a music teacher.

OPTIONAL YOUR BUDDIES:
Would you like to have a team buddy? You mean someone to talk to? Certainly!
If someone with similar interests reads this, would you like them to contact you on your SparkMail? Sure. :)


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1/29/14 2:00 P

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WHO ARE YOU AND WHERE YOU LIVE:
Name: Nicole
Where are you from? Ohio
How long have you lived there? my whole life

YOUR FAMILY:
Are you married? Nope
Do you have kids? Yep, I have a 9 year old daughter and my 11 year old niece lives with me
Do you have grandkids? nope lol
Do you have pets? yep, golden retriever (sadie mae), jack russel (spade), 2 cats (bellamy and kitkat)
Do you live near any of your family? yep, i actually live with my parents and my little brother (he's 22)

YOUR WORK:
Do you work outside of the home? nope I run a daycare
What types of jobs around the home do you enjoy? i like doing dishes lol
Which ones would you rather not do? Laundry!

WHAT YOU DO FOR FUN AND RELAXATION:
Do you have hobbies? Yep, love to read and watch movies. i like to sew, craft jewelry & hair clips and design candles
What types of movies do you enjoy? I love good action films lol.... try to stay away from the typical "chick flicks"
What types of books do you enjoy? I love a good book, normally i read tom clancy, but loved the left behind series...and i got more into christian fiction here lately

YOUR HEALTH GOALS:
What kind of exercise do you like to do regularly? to be honest, i just started exercising yesterday...love shaun t's rockin' body workout
How much do you want to loose? 157 pounds

YOUR SPECIAL GIFTS:
What special gifts has God given you? I would say the crafty side of me. That and I can listen to what people say, offer advice, without judgements
Anything eles you would like to share? not that i can think of

OPTIONAL YOUR BUDDIES:
Would you like to have a team buddy? That would be cool...someone to keep me in check and someone i can help too
If someone with similar interests reads this, would you like them to contact you on your SparkMail? Of course :)

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1/14/14 10:19 A

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Hi all... I posted on a different part of the forum, so here I am again, this time to fill out the questionnaire.

WHO YOU ARE AND WHERE YOU LIVE:
Name: Connie Jean
Where are you from? Southwestern Idaho
How long have you lived there? almost 8 years

YOUR FAMILY:
Are you married? Yes, over 13 yrs
Do you have kids? If so – How many and what are their ages? Yes. Hannah is my almost 13 yr old daughter and Benjamin is my 10 yr old son.
Do you have grandkids? If so – How many and what are their ages? nopers, not yet.
Do you have pets? If so – How many and what kind? Yes. Merlin is my male Labrador and Tiger is my male Chihuahua mix.
Do you live near any of your family? Nope

YOUR WORK:
Do you work outside of the home? No, unless you count direct sales but I do quite a bit of that from home.
What types of jobs around the home do you enjoy? Homeschooling my kiddos. It's way more fun than many think.
Which ones would you rather not do? Laundry and mopping floors.

WHAT YOU DO FOR FUN AND RELAXATION:
Do you have hobbies? Yes. I love reading, writing, crafting... website design, bible studies, searching for homeschooling opportunities... oh and I'm a boy scout leader and american heritage girls leader.
What types of movies do you enjoy? all sorts. Action, drama, comedy (clean), and all sorts in between.
What types of books do you enjoy? Sooo many. It's easier to say what I don't like and that would be mystery books mostly. I also don't see a point to all of the gore-ish books that are being promoted for teens with vampires and zombies. Some are entertaining but what are they trying to teach our kids?

YOUR HEALTH GOALS:
What kind or exercise do you like to do regularly? Well, to be honest, I don't really LIKE to do any exercise, at least not at this point in my life. I just started the Couch 2 5K challenge so walking/jogging/running is included. I do sort of enjoy zumba but I am usually unable to complete much because it wears me out.
How much do you want to lose? 125 lbs

YOUR SPECIAL GIFTS:
What special gifts has God given you? I completed a spiritual gifts test with my American Heritage Girls leader group about six months ago. While taking the test I learned that I have prophecy, teacher, and mercy as gifts. I am able to discern truth easily and love to constantly research.
Anything Else you would like to share? Um, not really... but ask away if you want to know more!

OPTIONAL YOUR BUDDIES:
Would you like to have a team buddy? Sure! That would be awesome
If someone with similar interests reads this, would you like them to contact you on your SparkMail? Yup!


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1/14/14 9:13 A

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WHO YOU ARE AND WHERE YOU LIVE:
What is your name: Jaime
Where are you from? near Bedford, PA
How long have you lived there: Most of my life...

YOUR FAMILY:
Are you married? Married, separated
Do you have kids? No
Do you have grandkids? No
Do you have pets? A kitty cat
Do you live near any of your family? Yes

YOUR WORK:

Do you work outside of the home? Not yet, looking. I also do wedding photography and fine art photographs.

What types of jobs around the home do you enjoy? making the bed, and doing dishes.

Which ones would you rather not do? Cleaning the toilet...

WHAT YOU DO FOR FUN AND RELAXATION:
Do you have hobbies? Reading the bible (necessity) Photography, some quilting type stuff, Cooking, and baking. Some craft type stuff.

Do you have a flower or vegetable garden? Not right now.

Do you knit, crochet or sew Some little bit of Crocheting and sewing.
What types of movies you enjoy? Christian and rated G or PG (chick flicks)

What types of books do you enjoy? Amish romances, True life inspirational Christian.

YOUR HEALTH GOALS:

What kind or exercise to you like to do regularly? NRB Faithful workouts 9:30 am-10:00 am.

How much do you want to lose? 100 to start with... I'll think about more after that...


YOUR SPECIAL GIFTS:
What special gifts has God given you? Compassion, Grace, and Love.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE?
God is Great! Praising God is my first priority. May the Glory of His presence and His ever- present Grace be always the light shining through me always by the Grace of the Father God through Christ Jesus our LORD and His sacrifice for us on the Cross.


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1/6/14 4:16 P

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MY NAME IS ERIN AND I AM RETURNING HERE AFTER A LONG ABSENCE. I AM VERY EXCITED ABOUT THIS NEW CHALLENGE. SOMETHING DIFFERENT EVERY WEEK IS CHALLENGING IN ITSELF.
I AM MARRIED AND HAVE GROWN CHILDREN THAT LIVE VERY FAR FROM ME SO I NEVER GET TO SEE THEM. I HAVE MULTIPLE HEALTH ISSUES BUT TRY NOT TO LET THEM RULE MY LIFE. MY BIGGEST CHALLENGE IS BEING THE CAREGIVER TO MY HUSBAND WHO HAS CANCER, WHEN I HAVE LIMITATIONS AND HEALTH PROBLEMS OF MY OWN. SO PUTTING MYSELF FIRST IS JUST NOT ALWAYS POSSIBLE. BUT I AM LEARNING TO ASK FOR HELP. IT'S FINDING IT FOR FREE THAT IS THE ISSUE.

ERIN
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1/6/14 11:55 A

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Hello to All,

I am a single mom who has known for a long time that I need to get healthy. Recently on a shopping trip I realized how bad I look. I have not avoided mirrors its just that I had only seen what I wanted to see....and well now that I have seen all of me in a full mirror...I don't like it. As well my son is bigger than he should be for his age. I'm not harping on him loosing weight but I want him to be healthy and active.

Getting him active means thai I need to be as well and at the current stage where I stand activity is not easy. I and seeking God in my journey as it is not an easy road for me to travel.

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12/14/13 12:03 P

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Hi, I am new to this team but not to Sparkpeople. You can find out more about me by visiting my sparkpage.
Have a blessed day,
Sunflowergammy

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11/24/13 10:48 A

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WHO YOU ARE AND WHERE YOU LIVE:
Name: Lyndsay
Where are you from? Central IL
How long have you lived there? I have lived within a 12 mile radius my entire life

YOUR FAMILY:
Are you married? Yes - Dan 5/15/10
Do you have kids? If so – How many and what are their ages? Yes - DD (Monkey) Sarai - 2.5 she was just diagnosed with SPD. SD Heather 7 lives with her mom no contact at the moment
Do you have grandkids? If so – How many and what are their ages? Nope I am only 28 ;)
Do you have pets? If so – How many and what kind? yes 2 cats Sherbert who is 27 pounds and Butterscotch who is 22 pounds
Do you live near any of your family? My parents live 12 miles down one road from us. My husbands parents/ grandmother and sister with her kids live 17 miles down another road from us and his other sister lives 3 blocks over. The farthest person is his brother who is 19 miles down a 3rd road

YOUR WORK:
Do you work outside of the home? I am currently not working. I am a stay at home mom
What types of jobs around the home do you enjoy? I love to cook. I am currently teaching a class with some other moms about batch cooking and freezer cooking.
Which ones would you rather not do? I hate changing cat litter.

WHAT YOU DO FOR FUN AND RELAXATION:
Do you have hobbies? I love to create crafts. Every year I make home made Christmas Ornaments for all the kids in the family. Right now I am working on a project as one of my goals. I normally am such a perfectionist that I end up ripping out all the stitches on a crochet project when I am 75% of the way done. One of my goals at the moment is to make sure I finish a project by my anniversary. Basically whatever I get done by then that's it no more ripping out and starting over.
- do you have a flower or vegetable garden?
- do you knit, crochet or sew?
- do you do crafts, paint, or other?
What types of movies do you enjoy? I love romance, musicals, historically based movies
What types of books do you enjoy? I love all books. My favorite are Christian romance like Janet Oke. I love Francine Rivers!!! - New book this spring!!!!!

YOUR HEALTH GOALS:
What kind or exercise to you like to do regularly? (ie: walk, bike, swim , etc..) I am usually running after my toddler. but I do enjoy walking and swimming. I don't have access to a pool at the moment but I do try to walk a lot.
How much do you want to lose? almost 200 but my first long term goal is 50 by May 15th.

YOUR SPECIAL GIFTS:
What special gifts has God given you? Apparently I don't know what gifts God has given to me. I normally tend to see everything negative about myself. However just recently I was shown in an amazing way how other see me and it was really eye opening.
Anything Else you would like to share

OPTIONAL YOUR BUDDIES:
Would you like to have a team buddy? I would love to have a buddy!!!!!!!!!
If someone with similar interests reads this, would you like them to contact you on your SparkMail? yes please! I know I can not do this as an island.

Lyndsay

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-35% 219 (BMI - 33)
-40% 202.2 (BMI - 29) (No longer obese!)
-45% 185.4 (Wonderland!) (BMI - 28)
-50% 168.6 (BMI - 25)
-52% 160 (BMI - 24.3) Final Goal!!!!!! Normal Weight!!!!!



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10/29/13 2:56 A

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Hello, my name is Felicia. I have been serving God for the past 13 years now. I am a 40 year old mom of 2. I live in Northern California .For years now I have been up and down with my weight gain and weight loss.I have been all my life trying to help others including my kids, instead of taking care of myself. Now my kids are older and I can start to focus on working on myself with the Lords help. I was doing well with spark people but I left and now I am back. I had lost 40 pounds and gained it back plus some. I could use any Christ like support in my effort to win over my fleshly desire to run to food and be lazy, then giving up. Please pray that the Lord will allow me to stop giving up so soon and push myself to love myself again and start from the inside out. I desire to lose100 pounds by next June 2014. It is not going to be easy but I know that with the Lord all things are possible. I have a very supportive son and daughter that want to see me live a healthy life. May the Lord help me to get back on Track. Lord bless you

Greater is he that is in me, than he that is in the world.
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7/22/13 7:19 A

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WHO YOU ARE AND WHERE YOU LIVE:
What is your name: Erin
Where are you from? Charlotte, NC (Texas originally)
How long have you lived there: 6 years

YOUR FAMILY:
Are you married? 11 years
Do you have kids? 2 sons, 3 daughters
Do you have grandkids? no
Do you have pets? not yet- getting hamsters for dd1 birthday in 2 weeks
Do you live near any of your family? Mother in law lives with us and that's all the family in the area

YOUR WORK:
Do you work outside of the home? No- homeschooler and SAHM
What types of jobs around the home do you enjoy. Gardening, sewing, homeschooling, blogging
Which ones would you rather not do? Dishes

WHAT YOU DO FOR FUN AND RELAXATION:
Do you have hobbies? crafts and exercising
Do you have a flower or vegetable garden? We just moved so not this year but next year will do herb and vegetables
Do you knit, crochet or sew? I sew, and learning to knit
What types of movies you enjoy? action
What types of books do you enjoy? Christian

YOUR HEALTH GOALS:
What kind or exercise to you like to do regularly? elliptical and steps
How much do you want to lose? 110 total (I'm down 19 so far)

YOUR SPECIAL GIFTS:
What special gifts has God given you? Hospitality

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE?
I'm Deaf along with pretty much everyone in our family (only 1 son is hearing). We are proud to be Deaf :)

Deaf, Reformed, Homeschooling Mom to 5 on Earth and 3 in Eternity.


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3/30/13 5:26 P

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Hi, I am back on SparkPeople after many years away and fallen of the weight loss train. I am about 20 pds heavier then the first time I joined. I realize I have to change my brain in order for me to succeed in reaching my goals to be slim and healthy. I remember writing on here about how a pound of butter inspired me to lose weight. I think I will put a block of butter back in my fridge to remind me everyday what I am doing to my body by overeating. I am looking forward to being a part of your team. We all know that keeping our eyes on Jesus changes everything!



PS.... after posting this and finding my weight scale (ticker) I found out I am actually 15 pounds less then when I started a few years ago. Non the less, the battle is the same !

Edited by: COFFEEANYONE at: 4/2/2013 (01:57)
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WHO YOU ARE AND WHERE YOU LIVE:
What is your name: Keisha
Where are you from? Washington, DC
How long have you lived there: Born & Raised here but lived lots of other places too!

YOUR FAMILY:
Are you married? No but not single either
Do you have kids? No
Do you have grandkids? No
Do you have pets? Yes, 2 doggies a girl and a boy
Do you live near any of your family? Yes, they all reside in short driving distance

YOUR WORK:

Do you work outside of the home? Yes

What types of jobs around the home do you enjoy? None, really but I clean the bathroom and kitchen really well

Which ones would you rather not do? Straightening up rooms or organizing closets…..totally suck at that sort of thing

WHAT YOU DO FOR FUN AND RELAXATION:
Do you have hobbies? Reading, pedicures and I have to add on this….those 2 things while listening to music and walking which ironic cause I love it and its healthy but I don’t do it nearly enough

Do you have a flower or vegetable garden? No

Do you knit, crochet or sew? Crochet, not as good as I like to be but not bad for someone who learned from a book

What types of movies you enjoy? Quirky unknown, or underground films and of course Comedy….think Stepbrothers, Life of Pi, that sort of thing

What types of books do you enjoy? A little of everything ...depends on the mood

YOUR HEALTH GOALS:

What kind or exercise to you like to do regularly? None if I am honest, but walking is not exercise for me, more like meditation. When I go, I enjoy the gym immensely, I adore the elliptical and the weight machines….well actually I like the gym, it’s just getting there that is the problem.

How much do you want to lose? 100 but I would actually be fine with 70 but I like to start a new mini goal of 10 pounds and see how that goes

YOUR SPECIAL GIFTS:
What special gifts has God given you? He has given me an upbeat spirit, compassion for others and a wise, intuitive mind. I am always trying to help those around me by being an example of what compassion looks like and trying to show some one the right way while speaking on the Lords good grace

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE?
I love God and know that I am not serving as he always intend for me to or allow him to speak to me through the bible as I should so if some Bible study as well as weight loss comes out of this then I will consider myself happier than usual.
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WHO YOU ARE AND WHERE YOU LIVE:
What is your name: Penny
Where are you from? Katy, TX (suburb of Houston)
How long have you lived there: Lived in Katy for 8 years, originally from a small town about an hour west of Houston

YOUR FAMILY:
Are you married? Yes 17 years!
Do you have kids? Yes - 1 son, he will be 13 in April
Do you have grandkids? That would be no (please see son's age above emoticon )
Do you have pets? no
Do you live near any of your family? Yes! mom still lives in the house I grew up in about an hour away

YOUR WORK:
Do you work outside of the home? Yes. I am a paralegal. I work in the legal dept. for a corporation
What types of jobs around the home do you enjoy? I like cleaning the bathtubs. I don't know why. It's weird. Also, vacuming.
Which ones would you rather not do? any sweeping or mopping, dishes

WHAT YOU DO FOR FUN AND RELAXATION:
Do you have hobbies? Reading, pedicures!
Do you have a flower or vegetable garden? no
Do you knit, crochet or sew? no
What types of movies you enjoy? My favorite are action movies but as long as it's a good movie, I'll watch it!
What types of books do you enjoy? Romantic Suspense...that's the official genre...I like there to be some shooting and some loving...not necessarily in that order.

YOUR HEALTH GOALS:
What kind or exercise to you like to do regularly? I don't like any kind of exercise really but I want to make it part of my daily life...especially cardio. I can make myself do strength training because I like that better but cardio I don't like as much.
How much do you want to lose? 110-120 (initial goal is 50)

YOUR SPECIAL GIFTS:
What special gifts has God given you? Praying for others and teaching...I serve on our prayer ministry team and I also teach the 3-6 year old Sunday School class...they are my heart!!

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE?
I really need an accountability partner. I need to be reminded the I am not in control and that I can't do this on my own.
God is good....all the time!


Penny
Katy, TX
All your life you are told the things you cannot do.
All your life they will say you’re not GOOD ENOUGH
or STRONG ENOUGH or TALENTED ENOUGH. They’ll say you’re the wrong height or the wrong weight or the wrong type to play this or BE THIS or achieve this. They will tell you no, a THOUSAND times no... AND YOU WILL TELL THEM YES



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WHO YOU ARE AND WHERE YOU LIVE:
Name: Susan
Where are you from? George, Washington
How long have you lived there? 1 year

YOUR FAMILY:
Are you married? Yes
Do you have kids? If so – How many and what are their ages? yes, 2 (25 & 23 yrs old)
Do you have grand kids? If so – How many and what are their ages? Yes, 1 granddaughter 2 yrs old
Do you have pets? If so – How many and what kind? no
Do you live near any of your family? no

YOUR WORK:
Do you work outside of the home? no
What types of jobs around the home do you enjoy? Cooking most of the time.
Which ones would you rather not do? Dishes

WHAT YOU DO FOR FUN AND RELAXATION:
Do you have hobbies? reading
- do you have a flower or vegetable garden? no but would love to start one
- do you knit, crochet or sew? learning to crochet
- do you do crafts, paint, or other? not really
What types of movies do you enjoy? Comedy
What types of books do you enjoy? Mystery

YOUR HEALTH GOALS:
What kind or exercise to you like to do regularly? (ie: walk, bike, swim , etc..) Dancing, walking
How much do you want to lose? I need to lose almost 200 pounds

YOUR SPECIAL GIFTS:
What special gifts has God given you? Singing
Anything Else you would like to share Hmm, can't think of anything just now.

OPTIONAL YOUR BUDDIES:
Would you like to have a team buddy? Sure
If someone with similar interests reads this, would you like them to contact you on your SparkMail? absolutely


Susan from George, Washington (yes, it is a place lol)
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WHO YOU ARE AND WHERE YOU LIVE:
What is your name: Lori
Where are you from? New Mexico (originally from MO)
How long have you lived there: 37 years

YOUR FAMILY:
Are you married? Yes 33 years!
Do you have kids? Yes - 2 daughter and 1 son
Do you have grandkids? Yes. 3 of the smartest children ever
Do you have pets? no
Do you live near any of your family? Yes! They are all within 30 minutes drive!

YOUR WORK:
Do you work outside of the home? Yes. I teach elementary school
What types of jobs around the home do you enjoy. Gardening
Which ones would you rather not do? Dishes

WHAT YOU DO FOR FUN AND RELAXATION:
Do you have hobbies? Reading, crafting
Do you have a flower or vegetable garden? Yes...vegetables
Do you knit, crochet or sew? I sew, embroider, and do needlepoint
What types of movies you enjoy? Romantic comedies and musicals
What types of books do you enjoy? The Bible and Christian romance novels

YOUR HEALTH GOALS:
What kind or exercise to you like to do regularly? I need to start walking
How much do you want to lose? 140

YOUR SPECIAL GIFTS:
What special gifts has God given you? Praying for others and giving encouragement

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE?
I really need an accountability partner. In addition to the weight loss, I need to get my blood sugars under control.


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WHO YOU ARE AND WHERE YOU LIVE:
What is your name:
--Cheryl
Where are you from?
-- Montana, previously Minnesota and grew up in Central Pa....We Are!!
How long have you lived there:
--2 1/2 yrs this May 2013

YOUR FAMILY:
Are you married?
-- Yes 25 years!
Do you have kids?
-- Yes - 2 ...Daughter 24 and Son 23
Do you have grandkids?
-- Not yet
Do you have pets?
-- 4 cats....1 goes in the semi with my husband
Do you live near any of your family?
--12 hrs away :( But very Thankful for my Church family!

YOUR WORK:
Do you work outside of the home?
--No, I do volunteer at our local museum
What types of jobs around the home do you enjoy.
--searching for recipes on SparkPeople !
Which ones would you rather not do?
-- Clean

WHAT YOU DO FOR FUN AND RELAXATION:
Do you have hobbies?
-- Reading,play games on computer,searching for recipes online, hiking, outdoor activities
Do you have a flower or vegetable garden?
-- No. haven't had a chance since we moved here...would like to try container gardening this year.
Do you knit, crochet or sew?
--Yes I crochet and would like to sew more
Do you do crafts, paint, or other?
--I do enjoy crafts when I get a chance. Really enjoy making things for people they can actually use.
What types of movies you enjoy?
-- Comedy. Romantic comedies.
What types of books do you enjoy?
-- My Bible and Christian novels

YOUR HEALTH GOALS:
What kind or exercise to you like to do regularly?
--Circuit training 3 days a week,Zumba 2 days a week
How much do you want to lose?
-- 100+

YOUR SPECIAL GIFTS:
What special gifts has God given you?
--Compassion and Encouragement

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE?
--Love searching for recipes online to get healthy and to learn how to eat and live more healthy. Looking for others who need encouragement on their weight loss journey please feel free to add me as a friend!

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WHO YOU ARE AND WHERE YOU LIVE:
What is your name:
-- Sally
Where are you from?
-- Michigan
How long have you lived there:
-- All my life!

YOUR FAMILY:
Are you married?
-- Yes, for the second time. Was divorced after 26 years of marriage, then met my current hubby online - we've now been married for 13 years. My husband and I remain friends with my ex and his new wife, which really pleases my kids and makes family gatherings a lot of fun!
Do you have kids?
-- Yes - 5 (ages 41, 40, 38, 37, 35)
Do you have grandkids?
-- Yes - 5 boys, 1 girl (ages 6-17)
Do you have pets?
-- 2 dogs
Do you live near any of your family?
-- No - opposite site of the state

YOUR WORK:
Do you work outside of the home?
-- Yes - I'm an RN who reviews medical records (part-time)
What types of jobs around the home do you enjoy.
-- Not many LOL
Which ones would you rather not do?
-- Clean

WHAT YOU DO FOR FUN AND RELAXATION:
Do you have hobbies?
-- Reading, computer stuff, crosswords, Words With Friends (game). I also like to knit and crochet.
Do you have a flower or vegetable garden?
-- No. We tried once, but the dog decided the veggies were her snacks! Plus, I don’t have a green thumb.
Do you knit, crochet or sew?
-- Yes, but haven’t recently. I particularly enjoy knitting and crocheting in the winter as the project helps keep me warm as I go along! I can sew rather well, but I just don’t have the patience sometimes.
Do you do crafts, paint, or other?
-- No. I don’t consider myself creative in those areas.
What types of movies you enjoy?
-- Comedy. Romantic comedies.
What types of books do you enjoy?
-- Christian novels

YOUR HEALTH GOALS:
What kind or exercise to you like to do regularly?
-- Very little, actually - due to health/physical issues
How much do you want to lose?
-- Well over 100 - I do not own a scale (I find them way too depressing) I measure my weight loss by changes in clothing size :-)

YOUR SPECIAL GIFTS:
What special gifts has God given you?
-- Compassion and a passion for the elderly

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE?
-- In addition to utilizing all the tools on SP, I am doing a course online called “Lord’s Table” www.settingcaptivesfree.com/courses/
lo
rds-table/
. It is a 60-day interactive course which will teach you to enjoy a newfound relationship with the Lord. You will find freedom from the sin of gluttony, by learning to follow biblical and practical ways, as you daily proceed through this course. I’ve gone through this course once before, and it’s an excellent program!


The Lord's Table is a 60-Day interactive course which will teach you to enjoy a newfound relationship with the Lord. You will find freedom from the sin of gluttony, by learning to follow biblical and practical ways, as you daily proceed through this course. www.settingcaptivesfree.com/courses/
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WHO YOU ARE AND WHERE YOU LIVE:

What is your name:
-- Brenda
Where are you from?
-- Texas
How long have you lived there:
-- Since I was 12
YOUR FAMILY:
Are you married?
-- Yes
Do you have kids?
-- Yes 16 and 20
Do you have grandkids?
-- No
Do you have pets?
-- Dog, Cat, and 2 birds
Do you live near any of your family?
-- Yes, by my In-Laws
YOUR WORK:
Do you work outside of the home?
-- I work for a company from my home
What types of jobs around the home do you enjoy.
-- ?
Which ones would you rather not do?
-- Clean
WHAT YOU DO FOR FUN AND RELAXATION:
Do you have hobbies?
-- Reading
types of movies you enjoy?
-- Horror and Comedy
What types of books do you enjoy?
-- Many but right now I am working thru the Grace Chapel Inn series
YOUR HEALTH GOALS:
What kind or exercise to you like to do regularly?
-- Walk
How much do you want to lose?
-- 150
YOUR SPECIAL GIFTS:
What special gifts has God given you?
-- I am a Mom and a Wife these are my special gifts and I would not change them for anything.

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WHO YOU ARE AND WHERE YOU LIVE:

What is your name:
-- Jessica

Where are you from?
-- Duncanville, Texas

How long have you lived there:
-- Since 2001 or so

YOUR FAMILY:
Are you married?
-- Nope

Do you have kids?
-- no

Do you have grandkids?
-- n/a

Do you have pets?
-- Nope :)

Do you live near any of your family?
-- Yeah, I'm about 45 minutes from my mom, step-dad and brothers, and maybe an hour from one set of grandparents.

YOUR WORK:
Do you work outside of the home?
-- No, I'm a full time student for now.

What types of jobs around the home do you enjoy.
-- organizing, especially closets.

Which ones would you rather not do?
-- Anything to do with bugs. Ick!

WHAT YOU DO FOR FUN AND RELAXATION:
Do you have hobbies?
-- I like writing. I've been working on a sit com recently, so that is taking up a lot of time to work on. :)

types of movies you enjoy?
-- romantic comedies and dramas.

What types of books do you enjoy?
-- Anything I can get my hands on that isn't horror. :)

YOUR HEALTH GOALS:
What kind or exercise to you like to do regularly?
-- A lot of different things on Wii fit :)

How much do you want to lose?
-- 150

YOUR SPECIAL GIFTS:
What special gifts has God given you?
-- The gift of listening and of writing.

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Hey girls, I'm Deb. I'm currently a stay-at-home mom from California, though I'm looking for some part time work now that my kids are older. I've struggled with my weight for all of my life - at least since jr. high.

Looking forward to getting to know you!

Keep moving forward!

I'm a new day rising, I'm a brand new sky to hang the stars upon tonight!


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Hello,
My name is Vickey, I live in Kentucky. Add me to your friends if you want to. I am looking forward to meeting you all. Be Blessed!

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Philippians 4:13


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Hello ladies. My name is Elizabeth. I am from South Florida (originally western New York) I have recently found my way back to God after having run vigorously from him for years and years. I was a faithful Christian for about five years and faced a test that ripped me away from the grace of God. I have been with my husband for over 18 years and I have three beautiful step daughters(whom I have always been very close with) and a daughter and a son. We've faced many struggles - as most people have, and the stress level in my life is excessively high. I lost a decent amount of weight on Spark a few years ago when I first joined - unfortunately when I faced a couple of those rough patches I gained most of it back. I am back and ready to make a lifestyle change and hope to make some good friends along the way. Because you are Girls of God I will also ask for prayer please for my family. My husband has terminal cancer, over which we lost our business and everything we had. I am grateful to have found work but my income is siginificantly lower than it has been in more than twenty years. My daughter is pregnant (after four miscarriages in the last three years) She is 20 weeks along now and doing very well *Praise God* and I keep my granddaughter to be *Lyla Rose covered in prayer... My son as well is expecting a child (he is recovering from severe drug addictions) and I pray that he will find work and be able to support his new family and I keep my next granddaughter to be *Rayne Elizabeth covered in prayer as well. She is expected five days before Lyla so I will have two grandbabies in January. I have with my husbands girl - two granddaughters already who are 2 1/2 and almost 2 years old :) Sorry for the novel I am grateful to have found a group of faith here and hope to be able to grow in faith and shrink in size alongside ya'll emoticon

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Hello ladies! So glad to have found this group. My name is Hannah and I turned 30 last month. :) I've been a Christian for many years now and I am looking for a good friend to share my ups and downs with. God bless you all and let me know if there is ever anything I can pray for you about.

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Hey, girls! I'm so excited to find this group!! Hoping to meet some awesome women and keep each other encouraged. :-)

WHO YOU ARE AND WHERE YOU LIVE:

What is your name:
-- Tabatha

Where are you from?
-- Savannah, GA

How long have you lived there:
-- Since 2004

YOUR FAMILY:
Are you married?
-- VERY HAPPILY for 13 years!!!

Do you have kids?
-- Yes - our miracle 'baby', Col, who is 7 yrs old

Do you have grandkids?
-- n/a

Do you have pets?
-- just my son ;-)

Do you live near any of your family?
-- no, we're about 4 hours from our families

YOUR WORK:
Do you work outside of the home?
-- Yes, I'm a property manager and my husband is a full-time minister (which means, I am too - lol)

What types of jobs around the home do you enjoy.
-- organizing (but you can't tell it the way my home looks now!)

Which ones would you rather not do?
-- dishes, hands down!

WHAT YOU DO FOR FUN AND RELAXATION:
Do you have hobbies?
-- reading, listening & singing praise & worship music, spending time with my little family

types of movies you enjoy?
-- romantic comedies and dramas (I'm such a girl...)

What types of books do you enjoy?
-- mystery, Christian fiction - most anything by Ted Dekker

YOUR HEALTH GOALS:
What kind or exercise to you like to do regularly?
-- I'm really liking the Biggest Loser Yoga for Weight Loss DVD

How much do you want to lose?
-- 135

YOUR SPECIAL GIFTS:
What special gifts has God given you?
-- I play piano/keys and love to sing, I also like being able to encourage others & be their listening ear.

~Tab.~
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Hi ladies!! My name is Vicki and I'm looking for support, prayer, and friends! I have a long "weigh" to go, but with Jesus, I know it will happen!

WHO YOU ARE AND WHERE YOU LIVE:

What is your name:
--Vicki

Where are you from?
-- Washington

How long have you lived there:
-- Over 20 years

YOUR FAMILY:
Are you married?
yes

Do you have kids?
yes, 3 kids two daughters ages 17 and 9, and a son aged 11.

Do you have grandkids?
No (thankfully since my oldest child is 17!)

Do you have pets?
Yes, a dog, and a couple of birds.

Do you live near any of your family?
Just my husband, kids, and I. My Mother-In-law and sister in law are sort of close, everyone else is far away, or in heaven.

YOUR WORK:
Do you work outside of the home?
Yes. I clean houses. I also homeschool my kids. Keeps me very busy.

What types of jobs around the home do you enjoy.
I really like to work on anything with a small engine!
Which ones would you rather not do?
Cleaning... I do enough of that in other people's houses!

WHAT YOU DO FOR FUN AND RELAXATION:
Do you have hobbies?
Play chess, do photography, crochet, watch NASCAR and MotoGP, repair small engines, dream of owning a motorcycle...

types of movies you enjoy?
Uplifting, romantic, action and adventure, sci-fi, inspirational.

What types of books do you enjoy?
The Bible, theology books, how-to books, Christian living books, Health and Wellness, Novels occasionally, classics.

YOUR HEALTH GOALS:
What kind or exercise to you like to do regularly?
Biggest Loser Challenge for Wii, 30 Day Shred, Wii Fit Plus, Walking.

How much do you want to lose?
134 pounds

YOUR SPECIAL GIFTS:
What special gifts has God given you?
writing, teaching, photography, on occasion a word of wisdom.

Edited by: THRICEBLESSED at: 7/3/2011 (22:51)
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Hello ladies!! I am also reintroducing myself since I have been a member of SP for years. i have yo yo'd my weight for years but this time is different because this is a lifestyle change. Here goes.......

WHO YOU ARE AND WHERE YOU LIVE:

What is your name:
-- Becky

Where are you from?
-- Nashville Tennessee

How long have you lived there:
-- Since 2003 but always lived in Tennessee

YOUR FAMILY:
Are you married?
-- VERY HAPPILY for 5 years!!!

Do you have kids?
-- No but we are not sure it is Gods plan for us

Do you have grandkids?
-- no can do

Do you have pets?
-- two kits

Do you live near any of your family?
-- 2 hours from mine and four from his. :) pretty close

YOUR WORK:
Do you work outside of the home?
-- Yes until recently I was let go and now I am preparing to get my degree in fall!!!!

What types of jobs around the home do you enjoy.
-- I only enjoy projects like decorating but I do like to see things clean. I also really love to cook( I can be creative!!)
Which ones would you rather not do?
-- laundry an dishes

WHAT YOU DO FOR FUN AND RELAXATION:
Do you have hobbies?
-- I have many. I like to read, garden, play video games, write and play/ sing music. I do have a flower garden but I'm lazy about tending to it so it grows kinda wild. I don't know how to knit ir crochet bit I would like to learn. I am a bit crafty and I like scrapbooking.

types of movies you enjoy?
-- most all generes except horror. I really like historical fiction best.

What types of books do you enjoy?
-- inspiring/devotional and historical fiction

YOUR HEALTH GOALS:
What kind or exercise to you like to do regularly?
-- Yoga/ walking/xbox kinnect workouts

How much do you want to lose?
-- 135---55 GONE only 80 to go!!!!

YOUR SPECIAL GIFTS:
What special gifts has God given you?
-- singer(was taken way for 5 years but restored through Gods Grace) /writer/designer , good listener/ caring (sometimes too much)


To elaborate more on my above comment, I lived a pretty normal life until May 25,2002 when I suffered a severe stroke at the age of 26. I had a blood clot that went through a hole in my heart and up to my brain. I was paralyzed on my left side for 3 days but then started to recover. In two months I had heart surgery to close the hole. During the time I had the atroke, I was engaged and the Wedding was scheduled October. I still went through with the wedding against many signs that it was a bad decision. I was married on October 12, 2002 and during oyr honeymoon grew very weak. When we got back I got worse and ended up being diagnosed with pulmonary embolism. I was treated and released.I contined to heal and thanks to the grace of God was only left with a small hearing loss. The hearing loss was stll devastating because it caused meto lose my singing ability that I had always had a God given talevt for. -I would later (5 years) have my hearing restored. I moved from my hometown to Nashville and shortly after, grew apart from my husband due to MANY reasons both spirital and non spirital. My husband and I divorced in 2004 and soon after I met the love of my life( why is that?).We dated for nearly two years and then got married in 2006. Not long after I was remarried, I recieved a call that I needed to go back home for a funeral- it was the funeral of my Ex husband. My Ex had a heart attack in his early 30's- he was over 400 lbs and had a very sedintary lifestyle. I was better but still not healthy after marrying the love of my life and seeing God work, I am very happy and I feel I am FINALLY doing God's will. Feel free to message me anytime.




Edited by: APLUSGURL at: 6/29/2011 (00:10)
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I'm re-introducing myself emoticon . My name is Cassie and I've been a member off and on for several years now. Life seems to get in the way of reaching my goals but fortunately I am a believer of fresh starts. So I'm starting over... Again.

I'm married to a fabulous guy who has cystic fibrosis. We have a 16 yr old beagle mix who is on her last leg but has been a blessing to us both. I teach middle school choir in an inner city school district and love what I do.

My biggest fear right now is that since my mother who has MS was diagnosed with congestive heart failure and my dad has adult onset diabetes and just had prostrate cancer (he is cured for now) that im going to be next in line with a major health issue because of my weight.

My DH has started walking with me in the evenings and we are both watch more carefully what we eat. When I first started spark people Girls of God was the first group I hooked up with. You are amazing women and I look forward to getting back to where I need to be.

Cassie



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Name:Stephanie

Where are you from?Chicago

How long have you lived there?My whole life, 43 years

YOUR FAMILY:
Are you married? Yes, for almost 5 years this August.

Do you have kids? If so , How many and what are their ages? Yes,two. A 4 year old daughter and a 2 year old son

Do you have grandkids? If so, How many and what are their ages?No

Do you have pets? If so, How many and what kind? No, my husband is allergic.

Do you live near any of your family? No

YOUR WORK:
Do you work outside of the home? No, but as a stay at home mom I do plenty of work inside the home.

What types of jobs around the home do you enjoy? Well, I would have to say mainly cooking. I do like having a clean house, just not sure how much I enjoy doing it...lol...

Which ones would you rather not do? Clean the bathroom

WHAT YOU DO FOR FUN AND RELAXATION:
Do you have hobbies? Yes

- do you have a flower or vegetable garden?Yes, but my FIL mainly takes care of it

- do you knit, crochet or sew? No but really wanting to learn how to do all three.

- do you do crafts, paint, or other?Yes I enjoy doing all kinds of crafts

What types of movies do you enjoy?Comedies?family type movies

What types of books do you enjoy? Bible and anything that will help me in my walk with God

YOUR HEALTH GOALS:
I enjoy walking

YOUR SPECIAL GIFTS:
What special gifts has God given you?I am still learning this one. I have been told the gift of encouragement as well as teaching and some say preaching.

Anything Else you would like to share? I love Jesus with all my heart. I just want all I do to be to the glory of God. I want to have a healthy body as I do not like that since the Holy Spirit lives in me that I am having Him walk around in a very unfit body

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Who are you and where do you live:
Name:Bailey
From: Central Kentucky
How long have you lived there: 61 years and counting...:)

Family: Married 17 years, no children of our own but I have mothered many.
Have a great niece 16 and great nephew 12 that we helped raise...Like grandkids to us.

Do you have pets: Yes, one house dog Penny who is a short legged beagle 6 yrs old.
One cat,thought it was a girl and named it Sandy Sue and now husband says it is a male so I call it a boy named Sue.lol, have a TN Walker horse named Buck, have 4 hunting dogs, Rattler,Dutchess,Rebel,Ringo...and we also have about 125 chickens, many baby chicks right now, geese and baby goslings, herd of cattle and baby calves, and then there are the varments that I don't put out the welcome mat for but they come anyway the coyotes, the snakes, the moles, the chicken hawks....it seems endless, but I look out over the fields and thank God each day for the land and all that he has placed in our care to tend for the days we are here on the earth. It is such a blessing.

Do you live near your family: My husbands family is all around us and all farmers. The farm we have was purchased by my husband's uncle and his wife in the 1940's and now belongs to us. My family lives about 1 hour away. Not bad.

Do you work outside the home: Yes. I am a dispatcher for the Kentucky State Police. I have worked for 17 years now dispatching. I work midnights, then work on our 52 acre farm at home. It is all a lot to take care of and also have my husbands ailing mother with us the past 4 years, but she is also a blessing to us. Love her dearly.

What do you do for fun and relaxation: I love to write, and read and really love working on Bible Studies. I have very little time at home to do a lot. I also love to cook..hmmm may have been my problem all along.

My Health Goals: That is easy to learn to eat small portions, keep my diabetes in check and get this excess weight off as well as get more exercise. I have to sleep much of the day but then up and helping with chores and doing as much as I can to stay moving.

Your special Gifts: Everyone tells me I have the gift of giving. I love to give. Our hens lay lots of eggs and we sell them but I also give many away and I have traveled with eggs to work and given them to others as well as sold them but one lady gets them for her brother who lives in TN every time her parents go there he gets about 6 dozen. Now my eggs end up who knows where. On a serious note, I do love to give to those in need not money but things they need. Like clothes, or linens, whatever the need and food. My pastor said I have the gift of hospitality...I never cook for just our family. Anyone comes to the door at mealtime they have to sit and eat. I learned that from growing up on the farm and grandma cooking for hired hands. Always had to be extra.

Optional: Your Buddies:
Would you like to have a team buddy? If someone with similar interest read this would you like them to contact you on your SparkMail?

I WOULD LOVE IT!







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WHO YOU ARE AND WHERE YOU LIVE:
Name: Moira, or Mo for short
Where are you from? Central Maine
How long have you lived there? 12 years come September, before that the first 18 years of my life were spent in Fullerton, CA

YOUR FAMILY:
Are you married? YES!! :o)
Do you have kids? Sure do, 3 amazing ones!
Do you have grandkids? I have a "grand-kid" that's a two week old goat! ;) emoticon
Do you have pets? If so – How many and what kind? 2 boy cats: Bummers and Macavity; 3 full grown goats: Jasmine (our new momma), Tiny (our wether and the first goat on our farm), and Spice (our buck and proud papa); three bantam hens: Peepers who hatched out 8 babies three weeks ago and Cayenne and Stardust who are both setting on eggs right now. emoticon
Do you live near any of your family? I do but I'm not close to any of them; they didn't like the direction my life has taken and became toxic...so I had to cut them out. My in-laws are fabulous but all live out of state.

YOUR WORK:
Do you work outside of the home? No. I'm a full time student getting my teaching degree (got my Bachelor's and working toward my Master's now) and an Avon Lady.
What types of jobs around the home do you enjoy? All of it! Cooking is my fave and I'm a Taste of Home magazine Field Editor; we have a 28 acre farm and our main income line is produce, flowers and herbs so as you can guess, I also LOVE gardening. I milk our goat each morning and again just before dinner, which is actually very relaxing.
Which ones would you rather not do? I'm not fond of floor mopping or window washing

WHAT YOU DO FOR FUN AND RELAXATION:
Do you have hobbies? Oh, goodness, MANY! Photography and scrapbooking which go hand in hand; outdoor activities especially canoeing and hiking; I love soapmaking, candle crafting, home decorations and seasonal decorations too.
- do you have a flower or vegetable garden? yes, both, pretty big ones, too
- do you knit, crochet or sew? Knit and sew, and I would love to learn crocheting.
- do you do crafts, paint, or other? All the previous, lol!!
What types of movies do you enjoy? All kinds except gory horror flicks, ugh!
What types of books do you enjoy? Pretty much the same as my movie choices, but I don't like 'graphic' or 'mainstream' romance, I prefer inspirational romance. I will admit to a closet vice for Stephen King novels emoticon

YOUR HEALTH GOALS:
What kind or exercise to you like to do regularly? (ie: walk, bike, swim , etc..)
I love to swim but don't get the Y much anymore. I am seriously thinking of getting a Wii so I can do some workouts at home, just gotta convince my hubby :o(
How much do you want to lose? 120 lbs.

YOUR SPECIAL GIFTS:
What special gifts has God given you? The gifts of singing and teaching
Anything Else you would like to share? Not at this time... Can't think of anything else

OPTIONAL YOUR BUDDIES:
Would you like to have a team buddy? sure :)
If someone with similar interests reads this, would you like them to contact you on your SparkMail? You betcha!! emoticon

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WHO YOU ARE AND WHERE YOU LIVE:
Name: Jenn
Where are you from? Southern New Hampshire
How long have you lived there? It will be 10 years at the end of October

YOUR FAMILY:
Are you married? YES!! :o)
Do you have kids? Not yet
Do you have grandkids? No
Do you have pets? If so – How many and what kind? None
Do you live near any of your family? I live close to my in laws. My family is 3 hours away in upstate NY.

YOUR WORK:
Do you work outside of the home? Yes - I work for a Christian Healing Center where I wear many hats. I was hired as their Massage Therapist and a Medical Assistant nearly 10 years ago. Now I am still the only Massage Therapist on staff and oversee a lot of the medical/office day to day things as well as being the information technologist.
What types of jobs around the home do you enjoy? Cooking and gardening.
Which ones would you rather not do? Dusting and dishes.

WHAT YOU DO FOR FUN AND RELAXATION:
Do you have hobbies? Yes, quilting and scrapbooking. I co-host a Faith Crafting Night each month and a weekend (Friday/Sat) each quarter.
- do you have a flower or vegetable garden? yes
- do you knit, crochet or sew? Quilt (Sew)
- do you do crafts, paint, or other? Scrapbook
What types of movies do you enjoy? Chick Flicks.
What types of books do you enjoy? Christian Love Stories... I love Tracie Petersens books!

YOUR HEALTH GOALS:
What kind or exercise to you like to do regularly? (ie: walk, bike, swim , etc..)
I love to swim! I have been very lax at doing my Wii Zumba and going to the Gym :o(
How much do you want to lose? 120 - 140 lbs.

YOUR SPECIAL GIFTS:
What special gifts has God given you? The gift of massage therapy and leadership
Anything Else you would like to share? Not at this time... Can't think of anything else

OPTIONAL YOUR BUDDIES:
Would you like to have a team buddy? sure :)
If someone with similar interests reads this, would you like them to contact you on your SparkMail? absolutely ;)

"With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible." ~Matthew 19:26


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WHO YOU ARE AND WHERE YOU LIVE:
Name: Beverly
Where are you from? A small town in southern Alabama called Ariton
How long have you lived there? 7 years

YOUR FAMILY:
Are you married? Yes, almost 20 years
Do you have kids? If so , How many and what are their ages? I have two sons, ages 19 and 17
Do you have grandkids? If so, How many and what are their ages? Not yet. Would love to have some eventually, but in absolutely no rush!
Do you have pets? If so, How many and what kind? I have a 3 year old American English/Boxer bulldog (my baby) named Rebel, a 5 year old Jack Russell (the mean one) named Zippy, and an 8 month old cat named Squeaks
Do you live near any of your family? I have cousins and aunts and uncles that live within 15 - 40 miles of us, and also my in-laws that are about 15 miles from us. But my parents live about 150 miles away in Florida.

YOUR WORK:
Do you work outside of the home? Yes, I am an office manager for a contractor on the local military base. I've been there 10 years, and I love it!
What types of jobs around the home do you enjoy? That's a good question! I'll have to really think about that, and get back to you. Lol!
Which ones would you rather not do? Housework, laundry, yard work.... :)

WHAT YOU DO FOR FUN AND RELAXATION:
Do you have hobbies? Not really, I've just always been really involved in my childrens' lives. But now that they're pretty much all grown up, I guess I'll have to find something :(
- do you have a flower or vegetable garden? No, but I do want one.
- do you knit, crochet or sew? Nope...never learned how...
- do you do crafts, paint, or other? No...
What types of movies do you enjoy? I've always loved horror movies, Michael Meyers being my favorite character, but I've noticed that the older I get (although I still love horror movies), I'm watching more dramas and comedies, with some action movies thrown into the mix.
What types of books do you enjoy? I love to read factual Christian books. For instance, I just finished reading "Heaven Is For Real" by Todd Burpo. This is a wonderful book! I have always loved reading, and have never read a book more than once. However, I can see myself reading this book over and over again! If you haven't read it already, please do so in the future. It's one that you won't want to put down!

YOUR HEALTH GOALS:
What kind or exercise to you like to do regularly? (ie: walk, bike, swim , etc..). Well...I haven't actually started exercising yet. But I do plan on starting soon! I plan to do Zumba in the mornings, and go to the gym after work in the evenings.

YOUR SPECIAL GIFTS:
What special gifts has God given you? As far as talents, I'm still wondering that myself. :)But He has given me a wonderful, loving family, a job that I love, a comfortable home, a church and church family that we adore, and awesome friends. So I have to say that I am very blessed!
Anything Else you would like to share? Just that I love God, and that I'm very thankful to have found this team! Oh...and one more thing...I'm fat and desperately need to lose weight!
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Hello Everyone.
My name is Stephanie, I am 42 and live in Portland Oregon. I am new to SP and this group and just wanted to say hello. I am looking forward to my journey with support from this team. emoticon

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You know, I've been on this SparkTeam for a long time and I don't think I've ever introduced myself! Or posted...I honestly don't remember, I'm so infrequent to forums of any kind these last few years. Anyways, I searched for the first post for the proper introduction :)

WHO YOU ARE AND WHERE YOU LIVE:
Name: Lisa
Where are you from? Originally from Ottawa Canada, but I live in beautiful Vermont now.
How long have you lived there? I've been in Vermont for nearly 11 years now.

YOUR FAMILY:
Are you married? Yes, very happily :)
Do you have kids? If so – How many and what are their ages? Not yet...if I can have them...
Do you have grandkids? If so – How many and what are their ages? Nope, can't have grandkids if I don't have kids!
Do you have pets? If so – How many and what kind? One dog, her name is Bella :) We've been told when we adopted her that she's a border collie/hound mix.
Do you live near any of your family? My in-laws live about 5 miles away from us. The rest of my own family is still in Canada.

YOUR WORK:
Do you work outside of the home? Nope, I work at home. I'm a freelance fantasty artist/children's book illustrator.
What types of jobs around the home do you enjoy? If it involves being creative with crafts, cooking, art stuff, that's the sort of jobs I like doing ;)
Which ones would you rather not do? Housework, in general. I've always hated cleaning but someone's got to do it.

WHAT YOU DO FOR FUN AND RELAXATION:
Do you have hobbies? My husband and I are in the SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism), which is a historical re-creation group, it varies from ancient Roman period to 1600AD. A lot of fun! And I've learned more about history in the few years we've been in it then I have in my entire life!
- do you have a flower or vegetable garden? I don't. We don't even have a garden, period. We've tried planting flowers before but they all died.
- do you knit, crochet or sew? I do, but not very often. I haven't knitted in years. I'll crochet once in a while, and I learned how to tat a couple years ago. The only sewing I do is whenever my pants need hemming, or if I need to make new garb for the SCA. Sometimes I'll sew by hand.
- do you do crafts, paint, or other? All the time! It's what I do :) I mostly work with markers and coloured pencils, but I also work with gouache (I also make medieval illuminations, complete with gold leaf), oil paints (a la Bob Ross) and so on. I'm a fast learner when it comes to crafts, I just pick things up quickly.
What types of movies do you enjoy? I'm a fan of horror (I just can't resist a good ghost story once in a while!), or movies that involve time travel (like Back to the Future), or anything to do with medieval/fantasy (like Dragonheart).
What types of books do you enjoy? Books? That involves reading, doesn't it? *laughs* I don't read very often, sometimes I have problems even just reading things online. But when I do read, I like fantasy stories. Like The Belgariad series. I don't know, sometimes it just takes a lot for me to get into reading.

YOUR HEALTH GOALS:
What kind or exercise to you like to do regularly? (ie: walk, bike, swim , etc..) I've recently started walking everyday.
How much do you want to lose? Well, when I first started out, I was 285, and my ultimate goal is to get down to 150. Ideally, I'd like to get down to 200 by the end of the year. I'm 230 right now.

YOUR SPECIAL GIFTS:
What special gifts has God given you? I believe it's anything to do with arts, crafts and music. I just seem to have a knack for stuff like that :) I keep telling people "I may not be smart in Math and Science, but at least I feel smart in what I do know" :)
Anything Else you would like to share? I'm going to be participating in my local Walk to Defeat ALS. My dad passed away last September, and I'm hoping I can make a difference by participating in the walk and collecting donations for it as well. I get exercise, and I help the ALS Association to find a cause/cure for the disease...it's a win-win situation! :)

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Hi my name is Jackie and I live in GA. I love the Lord and I am glad to be part of this team.

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Welcome to all the newbies!! Wonderful to see ya here!!

Looking forward to getting to know you all!!

Have a Blessed day!!!!

"“If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again.”
― Flavia Weedn


"It is not enough to take steps which may some day lead to a goal; each step must be itself a goal and a step likewise."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe~

"Our glory is not in never falling, but in rising each time we fall."~Unknown

I can do all things through Christ who gives me Strength. Phillipians ch.4 vs.13.


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Hi! I'm Angie from Indianapolis, Indiana. About 2 weeks on SP, and new to this group. You can check out my page for more background, and looking forward to meeting new people and both encouraging and being encouraged.

God bless!
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Hi!! I look forward to making new friends!!!
I posted my first blog telling some of my story....
Check it out if you're interested.
See ya around! emoticon

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Hello everyone:
My name is April and I live in South Ga. I am a married of 22 years to the love of my life. I have three children, well actually four including the son in law. My children are 15, 18 and 21. I am a blood bought, saved, santified, full of holy ghost and fire child of God. I am so excited about my new journey. I had lap band surgery on April 1, 2011 and I am anticipating great results thru my father which strengthens me. I know alot of people say this is the easy way out, but oh my Lord it has been the hardest two weeks of my life. You still have to learn to eat different the rest of your life. I hope to be an inpiration to everyone I come in contact with and to let my life shine the light of Jesus Christ. I have been overweight all of my life pretty much. I have around 150 pounds to lose. I would love to have the opportunity to talk to others with similar issues. Please feel free to email me or message me anytime.

Joshua 1:9"Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go."


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Hello everyone!
My name is Keri. I am a married mother of 3 boys ages 14,10, and 4. I also have a handsome dog named Diesel. I have been on and off Spark people for the last few years. I find myself tipping the scales again where I started my journey 3 years ago. :( I am so ready to loose! I am faithful that the good Lord will help me on this journey and give me the strength and peace to make it through each day. When we rely on him ALL things are possible. Can't wait to be a part of the "team"!!


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Hi my name is Michelle,
I've been on SP since lace December but just joined this team. I was married for 40 years when my DH decided that he rather be free to do his own thing. For the last 3 years I have been very depressed. I was born and raised Catholic, but I strayed away from the church for many years. On New Year's Eve I made a resolution to put my life back in order. Started by going to church. I firmly believe that you can't feel 100% if you aren't fit physically, mentally and spiritually. SP seems to be the perfect place for me to find encouragement and support in all three areas. I have tried several times to lose weight and to do things my way and be very much in control. I haven't had much luck. I did manage to lose a significant amount of weight (71 lbs) about 2 years ago through the Optifast diet, but, some of the weight has started creeping back (20 lbs). I have finally relented to let God be in control and that is why I joined this team! So hello to all of my new SP friends! emoticon

Remember the slogan "this is the first day of the rest of your life?"
Actually it would be wiser to live each day as if it were the last day of your life.


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Hi! My name is Dia. I live in Minneapolis, MN. My husband and I will be celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary this August. We have two boys--14yrs and 10yrs. We have a whole house full of pets! My oldest has a passion for reptiles he has 4 lizards and 2 snakes. My youngest has a tortoise. And, my hubby and I fight for our dogs affection daily--he's pretty spoiled. :0) My mother in law is the only family close by and she is a 45 minute drive. I'm a registered nurse for a home care agency. I work about 20 hours/week. I love reading and watching movies in the winter. During the summer, I love camping, hiking, jet skiing and pontooning. I was an avid exerciser, but experienced some health issues recently. I am ready to get back into it though. I love to jog, walk, and do exercise DVD's. I lost 75 pounds a couple years ago, but have managed to put back on 50 pounds. I would like to lose about 105 pounds to get to my goal. God has given me the gift of encouragement. I love to cheer people on! I am ready to give up my food idol and put my focus back on my heavenly Father. I can't wait to "meet" and get to know you all!


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My name is Jami and I live in Kenosha Wisconsin. I have been divorced for 13 years,and I have four children. My oldest son is 20, my daughter is 18, my middle son is 17 and my baby is 15. I have a really big dog Zeke (weymeriener) and a little dog Mooshu (peke/chin mix). I am a social worker working with MI adults. I weigh around 245 now, I have yoyo'd all of my adult life and I want to turn this over to God now.I really am feeling like I want God to become the center of my life rather than another thing on my to do list. I have signed up with Spark people a long time ago but really haven't used it. I am excited that this is another area I can turn over to God and see what he does with it.

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My name is Annie. I have lived in Missouri for most of my life. I am a single mother with two beautiful children. My son is 9 and my daughter is 5. We have two dogs (Babe & Lucy) and two cats (Max & Violet). I enjoy doing some of the house work (dusting & vacuuming) but like most people, I hate doing laundry. In my spare time (which is rare) I like to scrapbook and do landscape painting. I like to knit and sew by hand. I love to read spiritual motivational books, true crime books and history books. As far as exercise goes, I walk and walk on the treadmill. I want to lose 170 lbs.

Im not sure what gifts God has given me, besides my children. I have trouble staying motivated to exercise, and also battle depression and anxiety. I would like to have a team buddy.

That is all for now.

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Hi, I'm Pam Eschenroeder I am 60, My husband is Bill. I have 3 sons, Ryan 32,wife Sara, and they are pregnant. Chad and Angel 30 3 grandchildren. Savannah,7, Jackson 5 and Liberty 2.I also have a 25 yearold son and wife Jaime and Grandson Roman. I love them all so much
I have always had a mega weight problem. Once I lost 100 lbs and quickly ate my weigh back. I weigh 289 lbs. andI so want to lose weight. I have been a Christian (born again) for about 47years or more. He has always been with me through thick and thin (literary) I also have MS for 40years.I am unbalanced, I use a cane. I have arthritis in my left ankle and in my Right knee because of falls. i am anxious to start on Spark people, but I am a bit nervous because of my past failure. I still want to try, as this body is the temple of the Holy Spirit and I should cherish that, I want to lose this weight also, because the Neuro Dr. Said I am morbidly overweight and has recommended the Band Surgery. That is not anything I would do, I have heard and read the side effects are worse. That is all for now God Bless you all. I would love prayer anytime and to pray for others any time. Love, Pamesch1

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Hi Suzanne and team! My name is Kayte, I am a mother of 3 - 2 girls and a boy. I have a basset hound, McGee whom I adore.

I am Catholic by birth, but fell away, I am deserately trying to find my way back. Although I have always remained faithful and prayful I haven't been focused or centered for a long time.

So I'm here at spark people with a lot to lose and even more to gain!

I am currently working on losing the next 11 pounds in the 131 that need to go and am working through the Purpose Driven Life for the next 39 days.

Hope everyone is well and finding success!

Kayte

~Kayte

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Hello! My name is Suzanne. I'm 55 years old and as of today have lost 55 pounds on Sparkpeople. I still have 104 pounds to lose to get to goal. Here are my progress pictures so far:

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I had over three years of very poor health living as an invalid. I had three major surgeries, many hospitalizations and home nursing care for complications but as of today I walk without a cane or limp! God is good! When I lay in ICU I prayed for God to give me the strength to recover and get healthy and He is walking with me day by day. I am so thankful!

I am married 34 years to a godly man and we have one grown son who lives about an hour away. We have a black and tan dachshund and a 3 year old African Grey parrot. I love to play piano, do needlework, watch birds, grow flowers, and love my family, friends, and church. I am happy to be here.

Press On!

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I've lost 111 pounds on Sparkpeople.
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Hello, My name is Relisa and I am 43 years old and live in upstate New York.
I have been a member of Spark People for 1 Year, but have not been as faithful with the program as I would like. I definitely need the support to stay on track.
I look forward to learn how to overcome the temptation to give up. I want to walk in the new life Jesus has purchased for me. I remember the days when I was a lot smaller and healthier and I need to get back to the place of better health, physically, emotionally and mentally.
I am a disciplined person in other areas of my Spiritual walk and now it is time to take charge of this flesh of mine.
I look forward to working with others whose goal it is to win the battle over food.
Thank you for being there to support others as they fight to win back their health.
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Hi!

My name is Wendi and I'm from North Dakota. I'm a 44 yr old mom of 3 boys....ages 13, 10 & 4. I'm married and we just recently celebrated our 15th anniversary. I'm a stay at home mom with a small daycare as a side job. I currently have 4 daycare kids.....2 babies, a 3 yr old and an 8 yr old before/after school. This keeps me busy for sure! My boys are also involved in music, scouts and church activities so lots of running there too!

I grew up on a cattle ranch so am a true farm girl. I have struggled with weight since I was a kid although I was thinner teenager. I now need to lose 170 pounds. I've put myself on the back burner for too long. I'm looking for a supportive team that will help with my spiritual as well as physical growth. I'm completely an emotional eater and know I need to turn to God to help me with this journey. I'm completely a work in progress.

Wendi
North Dakota

"Fall seven times, get up eight"~Japanese proverb

"Listen for God's voice in everything you do and everywhere you go; He's the one that will keep you on track." Proverbs 3:6

No matter how slow you go you are still lapping everybody on the couch.

Be the girl you were too lazy to be yesterday.


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Welcome New members, I am recently back again and trusting God for each new day and all things...
This is a wonderful, supportive group. Praise God!

Jendana emoticon

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Welcome to the team, Donna!! emoticon

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Hi!

I'm new here, my name is Donna. I live in NH on the Seacoast and love it here. I have 138 lbs to lose. I love the Lord with all my heart and will enjoy the memorization thread

I am married to a wonderful man named Dan....together we have 6 children, 13 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. We have to little papillons named Micah and Maggie. Dan is retired but running a taxi business and I am disabled by my weight and bipolar disorder. I go to Bible studies and to Women's meetings and try to take care of the house which is difficult.

I am very glad to be here and will talk to you soon!

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Hi, I'm Lisa. I am 47 years old. I am from Kansas City and have lived here my whole life.

I was married for 22 years and am recently divorced (April 2010 - maybe not so recently...almost a year!). I have 3 great kids: 2 boys ages 20 and 16 and a girl age 12. We have 2 beagles, 1 manx cat and a plain ol' cat who's simply gorgeous! I'm an only child. My parents were divorced when I was 13 and both remarried before I was 18. My dad and my step-dad are both deceased but I am very close to my mom who lives nearby and my step-mom who is in OH.

I am the accompanist at one of the high schools in our school district playing for 7 choirs, band, orchestra and musicals, festivals, etc. I am also the Worship Coordinator for our church along with playing the piano and singing on the Praise Team. I also teach private piano lessons at a local Fine Arts Center.

I enjoy mowing the lawn and shoveling snow. (I know, kinda weird) I don't garden; except for some herbs in flower pots every spring. I'd rather not clean toilets!

For fun I play the piano and hang out with my awesome kids and friends! For relaxation I listen to music, mostly classical or jazz or read. I also like to do jigsaw puzzles. I really enjoy all kinds of music and most movies, books, etc. I'm pretty easy to please.

I really enjoy lifting weights, but can't right now due to an elbow injury. Should be cleared in about 4 weeks to start lifting again. I've been trying to get in more cardio to help, but the weather is not cooperating. I've recently started some WATP DVDs. My short-term goal is to lose 60 pounds so I will weigh what my driver's license says! haha Eventually, I would like to lose 140 pounds.

I have the Spiritual gift of discernment. I'm gifted musically and I've been told I am a great listener and have a great sense of humor.





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Glad to know you!!!have a great time here and weigh in(in all areas,lol) when you can. I get in here when i can, and we all jump in on posts and ideas, and make sure you check out our challanges we have ongoing, but don't feel that if you opt out of something we have going on that you can't continue to post and chat, life happens and we like to always stay in touch to at least help out in prayer support.love,diana


When you’re overwhelmed with the dark dankness of your situation, think of yourself as a miner. Dig deep into the rocky walls and find that sparkling treasure—the positive. In the Bible God talked about the treasures of darkness: “I will give you the treasures of darkness and hidden riches of secret places, that you may know that I, the Lord, Who call you by your name, am the God of Israel.”3


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Hello, all! I wanted to introduce myself, although I seem to be having a lot of difficulty using this site on my phone. My Blackberry is the only internet connection I have at the present time... Lord willing, that will only be for another couple of months. I will try to participate as much as I can... Anyway, I am a "Real-life" friend of "Restfinder." So, that is how I got here in the first place.

I am 32 years old. I live in SC. I am a stay-at-home wife, mother, and homeschool teacher. I have been married to my awesome husband for 8 years. We have three adorable children--two boys and one little girl!

I currently need to lose 110 lbs... I have lost 30 lbs this past year. I have been (and will likely continue to) using another similar site. The thing I like most about this site that the other one doesn't have is the meal ideas. I have a hard time deciding WHAT to eat.

Recently diagnosed with PCOS.

I guess that pretty much covers the basics of "ME."
Excited about getting to know you all!

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Well hello! My name is Lacey and I love Jesus Christ. And I've finally come to a place in my life where I'm ready to lose over 150 lbs. With this obesity epidemic running through the nation, I want to be a testimony to how great God is, by fighting this fight with my body, finding discipline and healing through my faith in Christ and declaring that the Lord is the way to freedom! I've tried doing this on my own and it's been failure. I need a group of people that are going to support my spiritual health, so it can overflow into my physical health! I want to be able to support the girls in this group by offering the same, through encouragement, prayer and accountability.

Let's rock this out, ladies! God bless you and keep you!

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Hi, I'm Nadine. I live in middle Tennessee not too far from the Alabama border. I grew up in NY state, so really I am a transplanted Yankee. :)

I have been happily married for almost 6 years and have four wonderful children, the oldest of whom just turned 5 years old. I am in my mid-30s. We think we might have one more baby at some point, but I want to be REALLY healthy before that point.

Reading some of your entries has already inspired me. Seeing what some of you ladies have accomplished toward your goals gives me hope that my goal can be reached too! I think I saw something on here too about the team memorizing Scripture together. As a Christian I know that is key for me and the most powerful source of strength that is available to me. :)

Looking forward to encouraging and being encouraged here!

Nadine, mom of 4 wonderful knee-huggers, Christ-follower, wife to an amazing husband. Committed to letting the skinny girl in me come out of hiding for good!


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Hi, I'm Desiree "Strawberry". You can see my page to find out more about me. I have been on this team for a year, but I haven't posted because I'm also on the Biggest Loser Couples team and I don't like to be on the computer very much, so posting on one team was enough for me, but recently I've been rethinking and I need all the spiritual encouragement I can get and I would like to give some, too. I can't promise I will post every day, only that I will try to be consistent.

Love in Christ, Desiree
"...let us throw off every weight and the the sin that so easily entangles us and run with patience the race set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith..."Heb. 12:1b-2a


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Hello, my name is Dawn.
I am 55 years young.
I am a bred, born and raised Texan.
I am happily married (20 years next week).
I have 2 daughters, 3 granddaughters, one grandson.
I have one dog, two cats, and one rabbit.
I have a flower garden and a few vegetable plants.
I love to read, write, paint, penpal, bible study, draw, crochet, cook, decorate, talk and help people.
I am disabled, so I am at home 99% of the time.
In my lifetime, I have been abandoned, abused, neglected, molested, and generally treated like trash but as God says in His Holy Word, no weapon formed against us will prosper, He took all of that junk and turned it around and used it to make me strong. He gave me empathy for others and a gift of understanding that allows me to counsel victims and help them become survivors and then eventually they become overcomers and gain victory through Christ. This is not to say that I do not have days when I fall short and experience the residual effects of my past, but God is always there for me and with His help I get through it.
I do not work outside the home because of my disability.
Around the house I love cooking and organizing, but because of the pain I suffer with on a daily basis. sometimes cleaning is difficult for me.
The movies I like are the musicals from the past like Showboat, The King and I, My Fair Lady, etc.
I have no family living close to me, but I am like a magnet to hurting people so there are plenty of people around me. Also, I spend alot of time on the computer and on the phone with my friends.
My favorite books are Christian fiction, Frank Peretti, Beverly Lewis, etc.
Weight loss goals: when I started I wanted to lose 250 pounds, and I have 89 more to go.
My favorite exercise is my stationary bike. I do not really have a safe place to go outside, our streets do not have sidewalks, there are no hiking or biking trails etc. This Saturday I am doing a 5k walk to beautify our town and then on October 16th there is another one I want to do to benefit the American Heart Association.
Other than the gifts I mentioned above that God has given me, He has given me the spirit of prayer and praise.

If anyone would like to be buddies I am always looking for more friends.

Dawn

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Christians Walking In Faith
Texas Gulf Coast Sparkers

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Many things have been opened by mistake, but none so frequently as the mouth.

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I aspire to inspire before I expire

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WHO YOU ARE AND WHERE YOU LIVE:
Name: Nicole but everyone calls me Nikki
Where are you from? Dayton, Ohio
How long have you lived there? Only 5 years. Came down here for college from Cleveland but ended getting two jobs prior to my current one that kept me here

YOUR FAMILY:
Are you married? Nope
Do you have kids? Nope (though people ask me why I don't have kids yet. Didn't know that it was a requirement...lol)
Do you have pets? none
Do you live near any of your family? All of my family lives 3 hours away in Cleveland so I'm really on my own.

YOUR WORK:
Do you work outside of the home? Yes I am a Juvenile Probation Officer
What types of jobs around the home do you enjoy? Cooking, reading and sometimes cleaning.
Which ones would you rather not do? cleaning :-)

WHAT YOU DO FOR FUN AND RELAXATION:
Do you have hobbies? Reading, driving, traveling, sight seeing, going to the movies and shopping.
- do you have a flower or vegetable garden? No
What types of movies do you enjoy? Romantic Comedies, Comedies, Romance, Action
What types of books do you enjoy? Christian Inspirational

YOUR HEALTH GOALS:
What kind or exercise to you like to do regularly? Elliptical: I LOVE this exercise. And dance
How much do you want to lose? 120 pounds

YOUR SPECIAL GIFTS:
What special gifts has God given you? God has given me a big heart, the gift of listening and being empathic towards people. And I think he's given me discernment as well :-)


OPTIONAL YOUR BUDDIES:
Would you like to have a team buddy? SURE!


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Bellbab I like the double touch!Thank You!

I need to change-and with that said....lets do this!
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Hi Suzi,

Welcome to the Girls of God team. I am sure that you will enjoy all of the support and encouragement that you will find from this team and this site.

God Bless and have a great day! emoticon

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Hi Suzi,

Welcome to the Girls of God team. I am sure that you will enjoy all of the support and encouragement that you will find from this team and this site.

God Bless and have a great day! emoticon

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HI I'M SUZI
I LIVE IN A SMALL TOWN IN VA.
I'M HAPPILY MARRIED-TO A STATE POLICE OFFICER
I HAVE 1 TEENAGE SON AT HOME
I HAVE A DOG AND PET FISH(rusty)
I DO WORK PART TIME-CHRISTIAN PRE-SCHOOL
I LOVE TO SEW,BAKE,MAKE HOMEMADE CHOCOLATES,AND PRAY!


I need to change-and with that said....lets do this!
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WHO YOU ARE AND WHERE YOU LIVE:
Name: Valerie
Where are you from? Western NY USA
How long have you lived there? all but 3 years of my life

YOUR FAMILY:
Are you married? yes (23 years)
Do you have kids? 3 boys (19,17, 14) (I am 47)
Do you have pets? 2 Leopard Gecko's
Do you live near any of your family? siblings live in town

YOUR WORK:
Do you work outside of the home? Elementary Music Teacher in public school
What types of jobs around the home do you enjoy? gardening, cooking
Which ones would you rather not do? cleaning up

WHAT YOU DO FOR FUN AND RELAXATION:
Do you have hobbies? blogging, photography, reading and music
- do you have a flower or vegetable garden? yes
What types of movies do you enjoy? Pride and Prejudice, Anne of Green Gables
What types of books do you enjoy? Christian Inspirational (Historical) Fiction

YOUR HEALTH GOALS:
What kind or exercise to you like to do regularly? treadmill, beginner strength training
How much do you want to lose? at least 110

YOUR SPECIAL GIFTS:
What special gifts has God given you? common sense, photography, music, empathy


OPTIONAL YOUR BUDDIES:
Would you like to have a team buddy? we can try



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WHO YOU ARE AND WHERE YOU LIVE:
Name: Kristi
Where are you from? Okalhoma
How long have you lived there? Off/On 8 years

YOUR FAMILY:
Are you married? No
Do you have kids? No... but I claim my niece and nephew as my own ;) Love them dearly.
Do you have grandkids? No
Do you have pets? 2 Cats (Mars & Jupiter)
Do you live near any of your family? Almost 2 close for comfort... moved back in with my dad to help him out and less then a week my Bro & Sis In law and their 2 kids moved back in (I have a full house now)

YOUR WORK:
Do you work outside of the home? Yes, I work in the computer tech support field.

What types of jobs around the home do you enjoy? Laundry & Organizing

Which ones would you rather not do? Dishes

WHAT YOU DO FOR FUN AND RELAXATION:
Do you have hobbies? Reading, Writing, Karaoke & Camping
- do you have a flower or vegetable garden? Not yet
- do you knit, crochet or sew? Want to learn to sew... I do plastic canvas
What types of movies do you enjoy? Dramdies and Gary Marshall (which are usually Rom Com)
What types of books do you enjoy? Historical Fiction, Christian Fic (i.e. Peretti & William P Young)

YOUR HEALTH GOALS:
What kind or exercise to you like to do regularly? Curves Circuit, would like to get back into a walking habit... humidity/heat has curtailed that with my work schedule
How much do you want to lose? 193

YOUR SPECIAL GIFTS:
What special gifts has God given you?
Spiritual Gifts: Encouragement, Helper/Welcome (can't remember the actual title), Music

OPTIONAL YOUR BUDDIES:
Looking for a buddy to keep me accountable... have met a few friends on here so far, but am always open for new SP buddies

When you can't run, you crawl...and when you can't crawl, when you can't do that you find someone to carry you.' Firefly

I ain't settlin' for just getting by I've had enough so-so for the rest of my life. Tired of shooting too low so raise the bar high. "Just enough," ain't enough this time I ain't settlin' for anything less than everything" Settlin' - Sugarland


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WHO YOU ARE AND WHERE YOU LIVE:
Name: Sara
Where are you from? New Mexico
How long have you lived there? 24yrs

YOUR FAMILY:
Are you married? no
Do you have kids? no
Do you have grandkids? nope
Do you have pets? Yes! I have one dog. He's a Bug, (boston terrier/pug) His name is buddy and he might as well count as a child. SPOILED BEYOND BELIEF lol
Do you live near any of your family? some

YOUR WORK:
Do you work outside of the home? yes, I work at a Christian home interior store. Love It!
What types of jobs around the home do you enjoy? I don't mind doing laundry that much
Which ones would you rather not do? I'm not a big fan of dusting. I think because I have to do so much of it at work.

WHAT YOU DO FOR FUN AND RELAXATION:
Do you have hobbies? yes
- do you have a flower or vegetable garden? no
- do you knit, crochet or sew? kinda... lol
- do you do crafts, paint, or other? I always love making stuff! I love to paint,and I make some jewelry, and I can make a lot of stuff out of duck tape. haha
What types of movies do you enjoy? just depends on my mood. I don't watch a whole lot of movies.
What types of books do you enjoy? ANYTHING by Ted Dekker. He is my favorite fiction writer, and I also like stories about missionaries.

YOUR HEALTH GOALS:
What kind or exercise to you like to do regularly?
walking or swimming mostly.
How much do you want to lose?
120
YOUR SPECIAL GIFTS:
What special gifts has God given you? I would like to say that painting is one of them.
Anything Else you would like to share
... te main thing about me is my desire to do missions work. It's one of the many reasons I was to improve my body and health. I want to be able to go anywhere when the opportunity presents itself rather than turn it down because I couldn't handle it physically.
OPTIONAL YOUR BUDDIES:
Would you like to have a team buddy? Sure!
If someone with similar interests reads this, would you like them to contact you on your SparkMail?
yep!

Edited by: LOVE-REVOLUTION at: 8/21/2010 (16:40)
Try one more step and you'll be closer than before. (ippo)


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WHO YOU ARE AND WHERE YOU LIVE:
Name: Doris
Where are you from? Alberta, Canada
How long have you lived there? Most of my life

YOUR FAMILY:
Are you married? No
Do you have kids? Yes, a 23 year old son and 19 year old daughter.
Do you have grandkids? No, but i do have a great-nephew; whom i got to see being born in 2009!
Do you have pets? 2 Cats live outside
Do you live near any of your family? yes, except my daughter who is 4.5 hours away (she left to try and get away from her drinking problems)

YOUR WORK:
Do you work outside of the home? I work as a Camp Coordinator, a job that I find tough. Also volunteer on a board.

What types of jobs around the home do you enjoy? Sewing, writing. Which ones would you rather not do? Cleaning.

WHAT YOU DO FOR FUN AND RELAXATION:
Do you have hobbies? Reading.
- do you have a flower or vegetable garden? no, but lots of weeds, finally cut one down with an axe that was taller than me!
- do you knit, crochet or sew? yes, i make quilts.
What types of movies do you enjoy? Chickflicks and movies like Dances with Wolves, Gladiator., & Movies Based on Real Life Events/Inspirational
What types of books do you enjoy? Books about inspirational people, outdoor living, Christian books - love Frank Peretti.

YOUR HEALTH GOALS:
What kind or exercise to you like to do regularly? Walking
How much do you want to lose? 100 lbs.

YOUR SPECIAL GIFTS:
What special gifts has God given you?
Spiritual Gifts: Comforting, joy.

OPTIONAL YOUR BUDDIES:
Started making some friends here.


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8/18/10 1:01 A

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WHO YOU ARE AND WHERE YOU LIVE:
Name: Teresa
Where are you from? Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Since 87

YOUR FAMILY:
Are you married? No
Do you have kids? No
Do you have grandkids? No
Do you have pets? - No wish I did though (no place of my own yet)
Do you live near any of your family? No

YOUR WORK:
Do you work outside of the home? I am a traveling piano teacher.
What types of jobs around the home do you enjoy? Cooking, laundry
Which ones would you rather not do? toilets

WHAT YOU DO FOR FUN AND RELAXATION:
Do you have hobbies? Painting, Quilting, Reading, Playing the piano or sometimes the violin or guitar
- do you knit, crochet or sew? Yes both
What types of movies do you enjoy? Christian, Ben Hur, Joseph, Abraham, Classics - Jane Eyre, Little Women etc.
What types of books do you enjoy? historical novels and biographies.

YOUR HEALTH GOALS:
What kind or exercise to you like to do regularly? riding my bike
How much do you want to lose? 100 lbs.

YOUR SPECIAL GIFTS:
What special gifts has God given you?
Spiritual Gifts: Music, Worship, Edification and Hospitality


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WHO YOU ARE AND WHERE YOU LIVE:
Name: Alice
Where are you from? NW PA
How long have you lived there? Most of my life

YOUR FAMILY:
Are you married? Yes
Do you have kids? No
Do you have grandkids? No, but since our Mother passed, I have assumed the grandma position with my sister's (she is 16 years younger than I) four boys...they are 13, 11, 9, & 7
Do you have pets? 2 Cats & a Dog
Do you live near any of your family? About 5 hours away

YOUR WORK:
Do you work outside of the home? My husband and I are self-employed and I am in the process for ordination...I am called to be a pastor when I grow up... I am only 57 years old. Our Awesome God brought be out of bondage to drugs/alcohol 23 years ago and I have been on this most amazing journey with Him ever since...learning more and more each day.

What types of jobs around the home do you enjoy? Cleaning and cooking
Which ones would you rather not do? Laundry

WHAT YOU DO FOR FUN AND RELAXATION:
Do you have hobbies? Reading, painting, Bible Study
- do you have a flower or vegetable garden? More of a weed garden
- do you knit, crochet or sew? No
What types of movies do you enjoy? Comedies, Chickflicks, & Movies Based on Real Life Events/Inspirational
What types of books do you enjoy? Any books related to ministry, historical novels, books about prayer, biographies of great spiritual leaders

YOUR HEALTH GOALS:
What kind or exercise to you like to do regularly? Walking
How much do you want to lose? 150 lbs.

YOUR SPECIAL GIFTS:
What special gifts has God given you?
Spiritual Gifts: Encouragement, prophecy/perception, discernment, pastoring, teaching

OPTIONAL YOUR BUDDIES:
I am connected with a couple of wonderful gals already, but am always open to having more for my support network

Alice

One of my favorite verses (I have many)

"Don't be afraid for I am with you. Don't be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand." Isaiah 41:10


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WHO YOU ARE AND WHERE YOU LIVE:
Name: Linda
Where are you from? I currently live in the state of WA, but originally from Connecticut and RI
How long have you lived there? 19 yrs

YOUR FAMILY:
Are you married? Yes
Do you have kids? Yes 3 grown and married
Do you have grandkids? Yes, 6
Do you have pets? Yes, a little dog named Molly
Do you live near any of your family? My kids and grandkids all live about 1 hr away.

YOUR WORK:
Do you work outside of the home? Not any more, I am a retired RN
What types of jobs around the home do you enjoy? to be honest, I don't enjoy doing any of them.
Which ones would you rather not do? Cleaning bathrooms and doing dishes

WHAT YOU DO FOR FUN AND RELAXATION:
Do you have hobbies?
Lots, it just depends on the day.
- do you have a flower or vegetable garden? no
- do you knit, crochet or sew? All of these
- What types of movies do you enjoy? Chickflicks
What types of books do you enjoy? Christian Romance Novels, Bible, mysteries

YOUR HEALTH GOALS:
What kind or exercise to you like to do regularly? Walking
How much do you want to lose? I started needing to lose 103 lbs and so far I have lost 43 of that.

YOUR SPECIAL GIFTS:
What special gifts has God given you? Organization
Anything Else you would like to share? I just joined this team, because The Lord is the only way to get this done. He has been with me this journey, and it is working the best of all.

OPTIONAL YOUR BUDDIES:
Would you like to have a team buddy? Yes
If someone with similar interests reads this, would you like them to contact you on your SparkMail? Sure



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WHO YOU ARE AND WHERE YOU LIVE:
Name: Kate
Where are you from? currently living in Maine, however, I'm from New Jersey
How long have you lived there? 5 yrs. so far in Maine

YOUR FAMILY:
Are you married? No
Do you have kids? No
Do you have grandkids? NO
Do you have pets? 3 Cats & a Dog
Do you live near any of your family? No, everyone's down in Jersey (8 hours South)

YOUR WORK:
Do you work outside of the home? just about to begin my last year of graduate school (Master's of Social Work - 2 year Program)
What types of jobs around the home do you enjoy? Cleaning
Which ones would you rather not do? Collecting Garbage

WHAT YOU DO FOR FUN AND RELAXATION:
Do you have hobbies? HGTV Channel, Reading, Spending time with Friends, Movies, playing with my Pets
- do you have a flower or vegetable garden? no
- do you knit, crochet or sew? no
What types of movies do you enjoy? Dramas, Comedies, Chickflicks, & Movies Based on Real Life Events/Inspirational
What types of books do you enjoy? Anything related to Social Work & Pets

YOUR HEALTH GOALS:
What kind or exercise to you like to do regularly? (ie: walk, bike, swim , etc..) working out at the gym and/lor walking the dog
How much do you want to lose? at least 103, and then we'll see....

YOUR SPECIAL GIFTS:
What special gifts has God given you? empathy, compassion, patience, resourcefulness, basically the characteristics of a sturdy social worker
Anything Else you would like to share? Truthfully, I do not go to church or read the bible, although I live my life by Christian values. I'm kind of searching for a cure for the hole/sense of something missing that seems to drive my emotional eatting at times.

OPTIONAL YOUR BUDDIES:
Would you like to have a team buddy? I'm not sure yet.
If someone with similar interests reads this, would you like them to contact you on your SparkMail? Yes please.


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