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Hello! Welcome to my SparkPage! I am a Christian woman who is also a wife, mother, grandmother, retired teacher now tutor and health coach. I am a writer, and I deliver flowers for Valentine's Day and Mother's Day. I thank God for my family and friends and all of the opportunities I have been given.

SparkPeople got the ball rolling, and Take Shape for Life/OPTAVIA is showing me that I can be successful. (old - I have lost 21 pounds since May 15, 2014. / current - I had lost 45 pounds and gained it back, but I joined the Pink Flamingos with the Biggest Loser Team in the fall and have lost more than 25 pounds already.) I went down at least one size. (I had been down 3 - 4 sizes.) I like shopping more now because I can fit into more, and it is more of a reward for me than food now. (old - My next goal...just days away is to break 200! / current - My goal is to eat well through the challenges and to exercise. I had written earlier that I wanted to add some exercise. I did. I also write that I wanted to add some medical testing. That is being done now.)

Member Since: 7/17/2011

Fitness Minutes: 5,739

My Goals:
~ Lose Weight by Eating Healthy Foods
~ Drink Lots of Water
~ Exercise & Do Yoga & Dance & Hike and Go to Gym
~ De-clutter My Home, My Work & My Life...

My Program:
This is it...I am trying to keep up with SparkPeople and OPTAVIA (previously TSFL)...healing my body and my home...and my mind. Added 7.3.14 ~ I have recently found success with OPTAVIA and want to get back to Planet Fitness and walking and drinking lots of water! Added 6.19.17 ~ I have gotten to the place in my life where I CAN get back to center and FOCUS on what I want and need. Added 8.3.18 ~ I am now a retired school teacher with 35 years of experience. I am now really able to simplify my life by seriously de-cluttering my junk. I can now become the OPTAVIA coach I want to be. I can be the daughter of Christ that He created.

Personal Information:
I am a struggling (less now in 2018 and in the past few years) Christian, happily married woman (22+ years), proud mother (of 6) and grandmother (of 8), special education teacher (retired after 35 years in 2018) and past department chair and current Student Service Learning Coordinator (at time of retirement). I am a member of our local business networking. I am also a Students Against Destructive Decisions sponsor and an OPTAVIA health coach (previously known as TSFL). I have been active in my church, Emmaus (now Board Chair/CLD) and in the local theater, Port Tobacco Players (actor, props mistress, stage manager and assistant director). I am looking for simpler pleasures now, so I have more time for me and what is most important to me. IN 2018 I GOT MY CHANCE TO REALLY BE ME BY RETIRING FROM THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM AND SEEING WHAT ELSE IS OUT THERE FOR ME! SO FAR IT HAS BEEN GRAND!

Other Information:
~With Jesus, all things are possible.

~God, grant me the serenity...
The Serenity Prayer

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
Courage to change the things I can;
And wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
As it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
If I surrender to His Will;
So that I may be reasonably happy in this life
And supremely happy with Him
Forever and ever in the next.
Amen. (prayer attributed to Reinhold Neibuhr, 1892-1971)

~"The Joy of the Lord is my strength."

"Give thanks with a grateful heart.
Give thanks to the Holy One.
Give thanks because He's given Jesus Christ, His Son.

Give Thanks
Don Moen
Give thanks with a grateful heart
Give thanks to the Holy One
Give thanks because He's give

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