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It's time to treat myself to the best treat of all--a healthy body. I can do this with the help of Sparkpeople because we are all in-spark-ations for one another. Health is one of the most precious things in the world. I love to eat, so I hope starting today I will eat my way to health!

Member Since: 11/29/2007

Fitness Minutes: 335

My Goals:
Once upon a time, there was a famine. The fields did not yield wheat or corn. Berries could not be found in patches, nor apples or other fruits on trees. The people in the land called all delicious foods "kisses," and feared starving without them. In no time, the men, women, and children had consumed everything delicious and everything not delicious, and a sense of doom fell upon them. No longer could they savor health. Before long, travelers who passed through saw the need for help. Some returned to the hungry land because they knew what kind of food to grow and how to grow it. Others knew how to use the right foods together, and they reminded their starving friends to do the same. Finally--oh, not at first, but eventually--the people of the famine began to eat delicious food again. For them, it was like getting many many kisses! In the end, they lived healthily ever after!

(My goal is to be one of those people.)

My Program:
1. Drink my water.
2. Track my eating.
3. Walk daily.
4. Make friends.
5. Help others.
6. Plan.
7. Learn to handle stress

Personal Information:
My family is from the Midwest, but my dad was in the Navy, so I grew up on the East and West Coast. I live in Texas now where I enjoy my family, dachshunds, friends, and faith. I have retired from teaching secondary English, and I consider what lies ahead an adventure worth the journey. Every moment is new, every second a fresh beginning. I am grateful for life, especially whatever builds my character.

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Charles Dickens is my favorite Victorian writer. I would have liked to have been one of his characters. I like to read him in the winter. David Copperfield is an enjoyable read, though Bleak House is probably Dicken's best. And, Pat Conroy with his Beach Music, Prince of Tides, and Lords of Discipline is a contemporary who has won my respect. I write poetry, enjoy lectoring at church, and love to kayak with my best friend.

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    Hi pretty lady! Love your thoughts on your page and thank you for your note that blessed me! Look forward to 2008 and may the Lord bless you special this year! Diane
    3819 days ago
    Thanks for commenting on my page. AW!!! Another Doxie Lover. I have a 5yo mini-doxie named Sammie. She is a rotten little terror. LOL I love her to pieces. I work in my Church's Pre-School and taught 2nd Grade Sunday School. I am on hiatis from the Sunday School for a while, but still workl at my church with other ages...all the time. LOL And YES!!! I love my Jesus more than anything in the world. Hope you have a safe and Happy New Year!!!
    3823 days ago
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    Hi Linda, Merry Christmas, the Lord brought you to my mind so i stopped by to let you know that I am praying for you and your son. Hope you both are being blessed this wonderful Chritmas Day. God Bless Karen
    3828 days ago
    Thank you for adding me to your friends!

    God bless,
    3831 days ago
    Hi Linda, I stopped by your page to send you some Spark Love!

    Like your spark page,
    3832 days ago
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