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My "baby" climbing a rock wall at our city's summer festival! 7/26/08

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July 26, 2020
We're here to try again... We're not starting until next week, but this week I am reviewing everything & getting use to this site again. I desperately need a diet plan to get started with that gives me a menu & grocery list and all I have to do is prepare the food. All 3 of us agreed to try the meal plan on here for at least a couple weeks, to see if we can handle it. I'm hoping we can try for a month. The menu plan on here uses foods that we have never used or are so different than what we are use to. Also, it calls for us to use such small amounts of some items in one week, that the rest of that item will spoil. This is a problem for us, as we can't afford to be frivolous with our food budget. I am hoping to switch out some foods in the meal plan to make sure I am not buying products that we won't use all of before they spoil. If this works for a bit, I hope I can learn to figure out healthy meals on my own. Learning how to make a healthy meal plan is my biggest hurdle to grocery shopping and providing my family healthy meals. I don't want to just eat a piece of meat and a salad. So I guess we will see how it goes...

May 18, 2016
Life is funny... You think you are doing things for the right reason, but years later, you find out that you were wrong! My family has gone through a lot over the last 7 years. I don't feel that I am capable of making change anymore that is going to be good in the long run. I am hopeful, though. My son needs me to be!

So the long & the short of it is that we are now 3 people, who desperately need to be healthy. My son started gaining weight about 5 yrs ago (even though we were eating very healthy & exercising at the time!) and the doctors just kept telling us he will balance out as he gets taller. He is now severely obese. There is so much more info to say about this, but the main thing I need to do right now is to help him eat healthier again and get him exercising more.

I started back up on Sparkpeople hoping for help with meal ideas, as well as for food tracking.

April 11, 2009 * Hello, my name is LaNette and I am an enabler! *
My husband just spent almost a month in the hospital, mostly due to complications caused by his obesity. While he was there, one doctor was very blunt with me about my husband's health and it was like God used him to "slap" me into reality! I realized that I was in denial of how badly I enable my husband (thus feeding my weight prob too) and that it is time to stop!!!

I may not be on SparkPeople daily, like I want to, but we definitely will be continueing on with our new healthy lifestyle. My husband's life depends on it! I believe the changes we are making are God's will and he will give us the strength to accomplish them!

JANUARY 11, 2009 * I AM BACK!!! *
My husband lost his job a couple months ago and has fallen into a desparate depression! I have to re-commit to our "healthy" lifestyle and do what I can to help our family!

I had to go back to work in October, as my home job ended and I wasn't finding any further work from home. It is so hard to find time for everything and feel like I am giving my family the quality time I should too!

I am relying on the Lord above to give me the strength and tools needed to accomplish a healthier body, mind, and family!

Please know that if I don't get back to you for a while, when you send me a message, that it is just that I didn't have time to. I will be logging my food daily and that may be all I will have time for to start with.

For all those out there supporting me & my family, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart! God bless!

My name is LaNette. I am from the great state of Washington in the Pacific NW! I have a wonderful husband and an awesome son (who will be 4 yrs old in July '08).

I was pretty fit and athletic in my younger years and tried to stay that way in my early 20's. Life has a way of just going by in a flash and, before I knew it, I had ballooned up to over 250 lbs and am totally out of shape!

My husband is severely obese, too, so we are hoping to lose a total of 525 lbs!!! We have tried to lose before and did good one time, until the holidays came along. This time we are trying a different approach, with including our family, friends, church, neighbors, this site, and, especially, God to be our supporters and help hold us accountable! I know we can do it with all the great people we have backing us!

Member Since: 6/23/2008

Fitness Minutes: 2,465

My Goals:
To do my part, as a mother, wife and woman, to be healthy and help my family be healthier.

My Program:
Eating healthier and excercise.

Personal Information:
My name is LaNette. My husband is Bruce. We have one son, Bart, who we adopted at birth in 2004.

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    Hi, I came across your page searching for someone to add as a friend. I live in washington too. I just want to say God Bless You and I will pray for your sucess we can do it. I just started today and it is going to be hard but it just takes commitment and Faith that God can help us get through. Sucess in 2009 emoticon
    4483 days ago
    Rule for Friday!

    Love Yourself enough to keep going!

    Have a great weekend!

    4506 days ago
  • v LAUREL2372
    I added you... so check it out. :)

    Thank you for the compliment. I guess the hard work is worth all of the going without. LOL I feel better and look better and feel like I could run a marathon. LOL

    4622 days ago
    Doing Good here. I did do a 16 day hit and miss getting a project done for court. Things happen, but and am hard back at it again.

    Hey I am glad to see that you are doing something everyday! emoticon
    4636 days ago
  • v MAMA1984
    hi LaNette
    im so glad we have the adoption team. you are so right our kids are all miracles from God. i couldnt imagine life without them. i hope we can keep writing to each other i would like to keep in contact with other adoptive parents. jacki
    4646 days ago
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