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Mark 9:23 NKJV Jesus said to him, "If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.

What we believe about ourselves will either lead us to victory or defeat. Jesus said that all things are possible to the one who believes.

Transformation comes as a process, but aligning with God's plan to transform us and then walking out that process is our part. God has the plan and as we seek Him He directs our steps.

My desire is that God would transform my life as I seek Him and walk according to His principles for good health, spiritually, physically, emotionally and mentally! It begins with my belief that God is for me and if He is for me and I apply myself to what He shows me, together with Him, I will win!

My perspective of my journey to healthy living is changing day by day as I yield to the direction of the Lord and apply healthy living choices to my eating and exercise activities. Each choice that I make may not be seen on the outside right at the moment, but I am being changed from the inside out. God is working on me molding me and making me into the person that He wants me to be. It's as I look into His face through prayer and Bible Study that He changes me. The person that I am is not perfect nor perfectly shaped by the world's standards but as my mother often said beauty is only skin deep, meaning there was more to a person than their outward appearance. Of course she was placing an emphasis on a person's character being more important than their outward appearance as we all have inner flaws.

My faith is in Jesus and it is through Him that I can do all things. I write a devotional blog at Word Press and for those of you who would like to follow it you can find it at aviesplace.wordpress.com.

Two of my favorite scriptures are:
Luke 1:37 "For with God nothing will be impossible."
Mark 9:23 Jesus said to him, "If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes."

May God empower each of us to live healthily through embracing and applying good choices in the food that we place within our bodies and the movement we choose to exercise them!

Member Since: 2/16/2011

Fitness Minutes: 88,863

My Goals:
To glorify God in my body as I live out my destiny in Christ Jesus!

To encourage others in their journey to healthy living.

To lose 39 pounds.

My Program:
Cutting added sugar out of my diet
Counting calories
Watching carb intake
Cutting portion sizes
Drinking 8 glasses of water
Depending on the Holy Spirit!

Personal Information:
I am married to Gerald, the love of my life. I have 2 grown, married children and 5 wonderful grandchildren.

Other Information:
Please stop by my devotional blog at aviesplace.wordpress.com.

I love Ragdoll kitties! I don't have one but maybe someday I will! Love to see the different colors and varieties. The blue eyes are especially appealing to me! They look so personable!

Faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible, and receives the impossible. Faith makes things possible, not easy!

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    Friday's fun and not so fun facts: I finally, once and for all, figured it out and face it! Food "fixes" do not fix faulty funky feelings of faultfinding. It took me forever to face that. Go figure?
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    95 days ago
    Thursday's thought: Treat thyself today with a thirst for soul-fattening, thank-worthy thoughts of "Thin for HIM", and eat that which is good, which will translate into health and wellness.
    96 days ago
    Wednesday's Wonderful Wise Warriors Win because Work Will Win when Weak Wishy Washy Wishing Won't.
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    97 days ago
    While I was walking around Walmart doing my grocery shopping, with my daughter helping me, i noticed something bugging me in my shoe. I thought perhaps it was the support hose I had mended just wadding up but the irritation got more pronounced and finally I took my shoe off in the middle of the isle and dumped whatever it was that was in my shoe. To both our surprises a tiny spring from a pen had somehow gotten into my shoe without my knowledge and was the irritation. My daughter, quick on the draw, announced joyfully, "Mother you have a spring in your step." We both laughed and laughed. May the good Lord help us all have a joyful spring in my step daily with a positive attitude. LOL What is the little irritation in your "shoe" today? We can all make our little irritations stepping stones to success if we try. Irritations as you know can be triggers to eating wrong or too much.
    104 days ago
    So glad we made connection again. Let's rise to heights that are new with the best help we will ever get, even our resurrected Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
    106 days ago
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