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I have been overweight for a lot of years and have ruined my health in the process. I would love to talk to people like me. Perhaps we can help each other.

Just to share a little more about myself ... I am a 59 year old widow with 3 kids and 10 grandkids. I am, first and foremost, a Christian. I place all my goals in God's capable hands and trust Him to lead me. I live in an apartment with my 2 little dogs, Pippino Jose Miguel Manuel Rodriquez Lick ... Pippy for short; and Princessa Carmelita Boonita Lick ... Boo for short. They provide me a wealth of company, comfort, and entertainment. I thank God for my little dogs and we are having Babies at the end of August.

I am currently retired, due to some very severe back and leg problems. I have to lose about 150 pounds all together. I will take this in small parts (50 lbs at a time). My weight problems have caused me to be diabetic, have high blood pressure, have severe pain that has been uncontrollable, and to have sleep apnea (which adds to all the previous problems). I am looking into the possibility of getting bariatric surgery. The process involves much counseling and seminars. If I do this it is still at least 6 months away.

Despite all these problems, I refuse to give in. God is helping me to get back into shape so that I can go back to work. I have been a social worker for 20 years and can't wait to get back to it. While waiting I have been keeping my mind very active by earning an on-line MBA, and I was working on a PhD in human services (Managing Non-Profit Organizations), but ran out of funds ... still, I obtained some valuable skills and info from this study experience. I currently hold a BA in Behavioral Science (Social Work and Psychology majors, Religion and Art minors), a Masters in Counseling Psychology, and the MBA already mentioned.

Oh my, what else can I say? I love hiking, but am unable to do so right now. I enjoy drawing and painting, writing, my grandchildren and Pippy and Boo.

May God bless each of you as you work toward your own goals. If God is for us, who can be against us?


Member Since: 11/8/2008

Fitness Minutes: 3,605

My Goals:
To renew my health and the Temple God entrusted to me (my body).

Weight loss of 150 pounds (50 pounds at a time).

To get 7-8 hours of quality sleep a night.

To drink 8-10 cups of water daily.

To complete my PhD.

To return to the workforce as a non-profit administrator.

My Program:
I attend the local fitness center 5X per week for water aerobics, water walking, swimming, and whirlpool treatments.

I am using the nutrition section of this site to track my food intake.

Calories 1,500 - 2,000 per day.

Daily Bible reading and Prayer.

Bible Study Groups.

Looking into Bariatric Surgery.

Personal Information:
MaryJane Lick (MJ)

Age 61

Gatesville, Texas


Other Information:
As for me and my house; We will serve the Lord.

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  • v DETERMINED2019
    The team leaders of Calling Christian Women want to encourage you to come and participate as often as possible

    2682 days ago
    Hey friend, I am also a 59 year old retiree. I was an eighth grade English teacher for 29 years. I retired five years ago due to illness, but all is going well now, thank the Lord. Don't worry, things will go well for you too.
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    Here is a special Rose for you. Have a great day!!!

    By the way, I am also from Texas.
    3037 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/25/2011 2:39:40 AM
    Sorry I haven't been here is so long. No good excuse, just haven't been in. I have been fighting with the weight ... it's a constant up and down. I had lost down to 300 pounds and then came Christmas. I GAINED 12 POUNDS!!!! I've taken off 6 and put back on 3 ... as Eyore would say ... "Oh bother". Keep the encouragement coming. I really need it. emoticon
    3055 days ago
  • v CANDI6166
    Are you there??? Hope you are well and the holiday is nice for you and your family. God Bless!
    3434 days ago
  • v GLORIA68
    Oh, I fully agree with you:
    God is good!
    3568 days ago
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