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Christmas Day 2008 in Auburn


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A huge thank you to Spark People and all my spark friends and team mates who have been a constant source of encouragement and support on my journey! I have come and gone a few times, and I slipped a bit from my path at times but this is a journey and I know that with consistency and motivation and by making healthy choices each day, I can be a healthier person! I am so grateful for Spark People and all the amazing people that are on this path with me to a healthier lifestyle!

Purple is the color that symbolizes pancreatic cancer and also happened to be one of my mother's favorite colors. I am coloring my page purple in honor of Mom...Mom passed away on April 12, 2013 after a long and courageous battle of more than 6 1/2 years with pancreatic cancer. I was so blessed to have had such a wonderful Mom. I miss her terribly but am so thankful that she is now free of pain and suffering and she leaves behind her wonderful legacy to her 3 children and 15 grand children. I will love you always Mom and I see your sweet spirit in the faces of your grand children and know that we all have a special angel named Lu in Heaven watching over us and guiding us.

As I struggle through the grieving process I will be writing about the experience in my blog. My hope is that this might help someone else who is going through the sadness and grief of losing a friend or loved one, or even the loss of life as they once knew it. Grieving can take many forms during our life here on earth.

Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning. Psalm 30:5

There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens. Ecclesiastes 3:1

Turn Turn Turn ( to Everything There Is a Season) was adapted from the book of Ecclesiastes (3:1) by Pete Seeger in 1959. In 1965 The Byrds recording went to #1 on the Billboard 100.

Member Since: 9/15/2007

Fitness Minutes: 78,502

My Goals:
By focusing on healthy nutrition, exercise and stress reduction my goal is to be a slimmer and healthier me!

My Program:

Nutrition: Paleo/Primal Diet
Started Whole30 program 9/25/15

Fitness: Walking, Zumba, water aerobics/Aqua Zumba, strength training

Personal Information:
I am married and have two wonderful children and live in Birmingham, AL. I am a registered nurse, licensed massage therapist and a certified health coach. My husband and I are adjusting to life as "empty nesters' and having two children in college.

Other Information:
I love to read, play games online, and travel. I am a lifelong student and love to learn new things!

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    Your success story in the SP Blog came up today as the top recommended story for me. Congrats on your success and thanks so much for sharing your tips.

    761 days ago
    Hello! I hope that you are having a great day. I wanted to leave you with a quote from Brian Houston, Pastor of Hillsong Church in Australia:

    “Life is a journey, a winding path filled with many unknowns. It's only possible to navigate because of God's power and grace.”
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    I'm doing well! I've just come off a 6-day water-only fast, and my gut, appetite, hormones, and BG/fluid regulation is back on track. I'll maintain an 18/6 routine for the rest of the holidays (as hunger and availability of acceptable food choices, LOL) and hit the New Year running.

    I'm sorry you had a tough day! Don't sweat it, or the lack of scale love. Healing always comes before weight loss. You've got a New Year plan that will serve you well!

    Be warm and FULL of the hope, peace, JOY and love of this Advent season!
    1692 days ago
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