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Hi I'm Bonnie.
I've been a member here at Spark People for over 5 years now and have lost weight, gained it back and lost it again, like many people.

My motivation has always been to get healthy so I will be around to watch my grandchildren grow up. With the birth of our latest little granddaughter, that's 11 good reasons to get healthy.

But these days, my motivation has changed, it's become more selfish if I can use that word - more for my own self. Back in February, I began to develop vasospastic angina with no coronary artery disease in the larger heart arteries.

In plain English, I am experiencing heart attack-like symptoms, but not actual damaging or life threatening heart attacks. The pain is bad when it happens, but it is manageable with meds and lifestyle changes (yep, you guessed it - good old diet and exercise). Pain can really be a tough, strong motivator.

So in February, I started on a low sodium diet and have been working hard to stick with it by revamping my favorite recipes and finding lots of new ones. And the weight is coming off. I have a lot to lose, but the doctor says if I can just lose 20 more pounds right now, I should feel a BIG improvement so I'm working at chipping away at the weight in bite sized chunks.

Spark People is a great place to do that with all the tools, information and community support.

So here's to better health!

Member Since: 6/9/2008

Fitness Minutes: 7,998

My Goals:
General Goals:
1. To lose weight and get healthy so I'll be around to watch my grandkids grow up.
2. To exercise as I am able with my heart symptoms.

Specific Goals:
1. To be able to walk a mile - even if it's in little pieces. The idea is to feel better, not to run a marathon.

2. To lose 20 pounds, then another 20, then another 20 until I reach my goal weight.

My Program:
1. Keeping my calories and other nutrients in the SP range

3 Make healthy choices when eating out or away from home that are lower in sodium

Personal Information:
I have to giggle because everyone thinks I'm from the state of Indiana. Sorry - never been there, but I did live in Indiana, PA for several years which is where my screen name came from.

Now we live in Central PA where I am a writer, mentor, card maker, pastor's wife and all around crafty person.

I have 2 published novels - Daughter of Lot published in 2005 and Daughter of Scarlet which was released in July 2010.
You can PM me if you'd like to know more.

Other Information:
I have a devotional type blog at Wordpress :

Come visit me sometime!

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    Information for the Gather Magazine. Gather Editorial Office, Women of the ELCA, 8765 W Higgins Rd., Chicago Il 60631-4169 800-638-3522 ex 2730. They are up to Spring 2018 with biblestudy components but I am sure they are looking beyond that. They seem to be having 4 month series rather than 9 month series now also.
    740 days ago
  • v IGNITEME101
    Person who mowed my lawn, chewed up my cable, Bonnie! That means I can't send goodies. I'm organizing, reached my goal weight, too. Kids n grandkids are here in CO with me! Writing is in the next stage of life! Always thinking about it, though.
    750 days ago
  • v IGNITEME101
    Congratulations on the write up and interview on ZOE M. McCARTHY'S BLOG!
    751 days ago
  • v IGNITEME101
    Hi, Bonnie!

    I had a terrific time with my kids these past months, as you could tell from reading my blog.
    So good to be here again!

    Thank you for reading my blog.

    I love all of your books!
    933 days ago
  • v YOGI58
    Hey there ! ;)

    Thank you soooo much for " visiting me " at MY BLOG !

    And , thanks , too , for the very encouraging words . !

    I don't mind telling you that " LIFE " is certainly showing it's TOUGH side , to me , lately ! :
    But, I know " who hold tomorrow , and , .... I know who holds my hand , " , ..... soooo I will be JUST FINE .,... today !

    Blessings on your day and hope you are doing well , too !

    See ya , .... emoticon
    944 days ago
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