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I am a 53 year old mother of 5 adult children, grandmother of 4, Pastor's wife and I work full time in the banking industry. My life has been blessed in so very many ways, yet for the past 20 years I have let myself gain 100 pounds. In my 30's I was a Weight Watcher's instructor, but that was 130 pounds ago. I have tried many diets and they have always been a roller coaster ride for me.
I have determined that this is the start of my new life. This is not a diet, it is my new way of managing the food that I eat. I have several physical problems, nothing major, thank the Lord, but many that are made worse by my weight.
I travel alot for my job, and often to some beautiful places, but I am not fit enough to enjoy my surroundings.
It is my desire to be able to run and play with my grandchildren (ages 4, 3, 2 and 1) as they grow; to be able to walk miles and miles and enjoy doing it; and to kneel to pray and not fear that I cannot get back up again.
I pray that I will once again "love myself" and be pleased with who I am in my body. I am reminding myself daily that my self worth is found in who I am in the Lord.
Matthew 22:37 "'You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind': This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'
I believe that losing this weight is part of God's plan for me. God's plans always take into account what is best for us. His will is to lead me towards spiritual growth. I have been using my weight as an excuse for way too long.........this is a new year and I have a New Point of View!

Member Since: 1/20/2008

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My Goals:
Lose 15 pounds by Memorial Day!
Exercise 4 days a week for 3 weeks in a row by April 15th.
No diet pop!
No sugar!
No Raisinettes! (I love them)

My Program:
Portion control, portion control, portion control.
Drink ice water and not diet pop.
Be willing to eat out with friends and family and have them see me making wise choices.

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I love mysteries. I have always been a die hard fan of Murder She Wrote, Matlock.....love the new Hallmark Mystery Movies.

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    One day at a time!! You can do it!!!
    4355 days ago
    Hey there Sparkler! (((HUG)))


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    4479 days ago
    Hi! I wanted to check in with you and see if you made your goal on the 15th of April of exercising 4 days a week for three weeks? That is a GREAT goal! I am sure you'll be able to acheive that - and more! Keep it up!
    4530 days ago
    Hi Losing! I realized that I had never come by your page and welcomed you! We're glad you are on the pastor's wives team. Come visit my page too and make me a friend if you want. You and I have a lot in common. I am also off sugar and am newly off diet pop. I don't want to replace sugar with chemical sweetners so I'm trying to stay away from both. Have a great week. Lydia
    4560 days ago