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** October 1 2019**
My plan of action is to update this page on the 1st of every month.
Starting weight as of September 22 2019 = 269/2
Weight as of October 1 2091 = 268.6
Am working through The Sparkpeople 28 Day Program and loving it - I am blogging my journey should you wish to read what I am learning and how it is going. Looking at food a lot differently and feeling much better about it.

** September 28 2019 **
I read a great article re goal setting and there are using what they outlined to share mine here

Realistic: I want to release some weight

Specific: I will release a total of 140 pounds

Forgiving: I will forgive myself when I have a setback

Crystal Clear: My desire is clear - I want to be more healthy

Valuable: My health is the most important because if I am not healthy I am not able to be the best wife, best mother, best friend to anyone

Challenging: It is a challenge for me to make the necessary changes in my lifestyle as I have been on the wrong road for many years

Rewarded: With meeting each small challenge head on I will be rewarded with better health, better mobility and of course looking better helps

Backup: My back up plan is to stand up, shake off the negative thoughts that have returned, and start over at where I am.

**September 22 2019**

Starting weight 269.2

Long time member of Sparkpeople but have had to close out previous account and start over - problems with my email and all so it was better to start over - am praying that the email problem is now fixed as my server says it is.

A bit about who I am and how I got here:
Started gaining weight in my 20's and rather than taking control when I was 30 pounds overweight I ignored it - and now 50 years later here I am with over 100 pounds to lose. On the good side I have lost 48 pounds in the last 36 months so am going in the right direction.

It is now time to pick up the speed a little as my health is failing and my organs can't take much more of the abuse of being overweight. So am stepping out in faith that one year from now I will be considerably less re weight.

I am married to a wonderful man since Dec 1983. I became a mom the day I married - to my 2 beautiful step daughters, who were 11 and 13 at the time. Five years into our marriage we adopted a sibling group - special needs - our handsome son and our beautiful baby girl who happens to have Down Syndrome. Our youngest, who is currently 30, still lives at home, and she brings me the greatest joy. Our two older girls are both married to wonderful men and both have blessed us with grandchildren, 1 granddaughter and 4 grandsons. Our son, though not married blessed us with a beautiful granddaughter and since then the she has become the big sister to 2 brothers, one of whom went to heaven at age 15 months from brain cancer. We consider them our grandsons though they were not fathered by our son - but they are part of our family. And our older granddaughter has blessed us with one great granddaughter (age 2 at this writing) and in 3 weeks will present us with our next great granddaughter.
We are truly blessed to have such a wonderful family.

My husband and I are born again Christians and are active in our church. We have truly been blessed with a wonderful pastor that has taught us a lot not just from his great sermons on Sunday but from 2 courses he has taught us - Foundamentals of the Faith and Systematic Theology. We are starting another 13 weeks of Systematic Theology next week - it is a great course.

We also have one small dog - Molly - her brother Benji passed away Jan 29 2019 and we miss him so. But Molly is making sure she gets a lot of attention and just loves going for her morning walk with hubby.

Member Since: 9/22/2019

Fitness Minutes: 580

My Goals:
My goals = my foundation of what I am going to be working on are as follows:

(1) Track all food each day here on Sparkpeople
(2) Food will consist of vegetables = taking care not to eat so many that I have an IBS attack but enough to help with weight loss and fiber issue / a little protein at each meal but watching the amount due to Kidney problems / no more than 3 fruits a day / no processed foods and lastly no sugar other than what is in fruit
(3) Walking is my form of exercise - I am tracking my miles walked = am a slow walker and am working at increasing the daily mileage but to start it is 1 mile a day with a goal of 5 - 6 miles a week. Working toward getting up to 3 miles a day by this time next years
(4) Bible reading - my husband and I read the Bible daily - 4 chapters each day - and we will continue this till we finish it and then start over. We are also doing a study as mentioned above called Systematic Theology.
(5) Baby blankets = I make them for the Preg

My Program:
My program does not really have a name - healthy eating which means no processed foods / no sugar / no flour / lots of vegetables, some protein and 3 fruit each day

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Name: Marilyn
Reside British Columbia Canada

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    O Lord, if you heal me, I will be truly healed; if you save me, I will be truly saved. My praises are for you alone!
    Jeremiah 17:14

    Have a blessed weekend.

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    I'm sure with you on enjoying what I eat. I simply won't choke down what I don't care for just because a health professional tells me I ought to suck it up and eat it anyway. However, like you, I will try to find ways to sneak the recommended food into my meals. One of my favorites is to finely chop spinach or kale and steam it in a non-stick with a teaspoon or two of water added. Then I add this to my meatloaf recipe. This is very yummy. I also like to add grated sweet potato into my Kodiak Cakes pancake batter. I enjoy sugar-free syrup on my pancakes. I grate carrots or zucchini into my spaghetti sauce. I add Brewers' Yeast to flavor air-popped popcorn (amazing!). I add wheat germ into my oatmeal and powdered milk. I love peas cooked in every possible way and added to casseroles of any kind. I really don't care for cauliflower, but I like to sneak it into my mashed potatoes in a 50/50 combination. A 4-inch frozen banana blended with a protein shake is fabulous as is spinach and frozen mango. Have fun, my friend as you work out your own unique nutrition plan. Blessings on you every day! emoticon
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    15 days ago
    When God our Savior revealed his kindness and love, he saved us, not because of the righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He washed away our sins, giving us a new birth and new life through the Holy Spirit. He generously poured out the Spirit upon us through Jesus Christ our Savior. Because of his grace he made us right in his sight and gave us confidence that we will inherit eternal life.
    Titus 3:4-7 (NLT)

    Have a blessed weekend.

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