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My name is Janet. I am 76 years old, 4"6" tall, have struggled with weight since age 37. Before that, I never weighed more than 100 pounds! I have two grown sons, was widowed in 2006. I worked at a homeless shelter, a Christian ministry, for 25 years, retiring in May 2007. Now I am a volunteer editor, working for several ministries from home. Technology allows me to volunteer for a ministry halfway across the country. Prior to working at the shelter, I was a high school business teacher for 5 years (St. Louis, MO), then a stay-at-home mom for 11 years.

In May 2009, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I finished treatment in October 2009, got my first "all-clear" report on 12/29/09 (my birthday). June 2010: I am now adjusting to the everyday challenges of secondary lymphedema. April 2019: 10 years cancer-free!

I have used a "habit-at-a-time" approach to building new habits -- getting enough water, eating fruits/veggies daily, cutting off eating 2-3 hours before bedtime, etc. SP's "Other Goals" area has helped me build consistency not only w/eating goals but also with spiritual and general goals.

I have gained much insight and practical help from four books/Bible studies: The Lord's Table (TLT), available free on-line at the Setting Captives Free website, Thin Within, Made to Crave, and Renewing the Mind books by Barb Raveling.

SparkPeople rocks!!

Member Since: 1/1/2006

Fitness Minutes: 97,745

My Goals:
To honor the Lord by becoming free of a long-time habit of overeating, especially sweets.

My Program:
-"Eating" scripture daily
-Planning/tracking at SP (if you bite it, write it)
-Using the SP Other Goals page to set and track goals/boundaries
-Enjoying a wide variety of foods in smaller portions, including plenty of water and yummy fruits and veggies
-Cutting off eating for the day two hours before bedtime
-Wearing a Fitbit 24/7 to help me increase physical activity and improve sleep.

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    Hi there - I just read your post about how you track your food. I was very interested in the idea of adding custom meals for different types of eating. I've only used them for different times of day - Morning Snack, Supper etc. But also I can isolate the food I eat that isn't planned, perhaps emotional eating. Then I can look back and see the patterns and habits in my eating. Thanks for the idea!
    1882 days ago
    Super introduction, Janet - really great to know you better!
    2249 days ago
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    Janet, WELCOME to the Keep Walking With Jesus team! It is a wonderful and uplifting group. Embracing you in friendship, support and hugs. Have a blessed weekend.

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    2250 days ago
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    Thanks for the add as a friend Janet! I see you are on Chair Exercise team and you love the Lord. I look forward to getting to know you better. God bless, Jenni
    2254 days ago
  • v SURVIVOR61
    Hi I am Jill and I am one of the team leader's with Keep Walking With Jesus!! Welcome to our team, feel free to jump in on any of our forums. We want to let you know that we are here to support you in your weight loss and spiritual journey.
    Love Always your sister in Christ
    2379 days ago
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