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Hi everyone,

I am a 66 year old living in Mississippi with my husband of 47 years. We have two grown children and two grandsons. I am wanting to do something to get out of the rut I'm in and am hoping that Sparkpeople will help me. Can't tell you how many diets I 've been on through the years but most very unsuccessful. What I really need to do is get off the "feast or famine" treadmill that I've been riding for way too long. In fact this time I'm determined to not make this a diet but rather a lifestyle. Any and all help from other fellow strugglers will be sincerely appreciated.

Member Since: 1/1/2008

Fitness Minutes: 12,482

My Goals:
To read the Bible through within one year by reading scripture each day - finished reading all the way through once on 10/30/08

To memorize one key passage of the Bible per week

To walk in a 5K or 10K walk sometime this year

To lose a total of 12 pounds - reached 2/4/08

To lose a total of 22 pounds - reached 3/24/08

To lose a total of 32 pounds - reached 5/9/08

To lose a total of 42 pounds - reached 7/23/08

To lose a total of 52 pounds - reached 9/5/08

To lose a total of 62 pounds

To lose a total of 72 pounds

To lose a total of 77 pounds!!!!!

My Program:
Daily food journal

Exercise at least 3 X a week at Curves

Try to walk 3 X a week

Drink 8 glasses of water daily

Stay within calorie limits per SP

Personal Information:
I'm 61 years old, live in Mississippi, have been married for 43 years, 2 grown children (one a family doctor and the other a high school English teacher); one grandchild on the way in October!

Other Information:
Love to travel, grow flowers, birdwatching, photography

Favorite music - Southern Gospel; classical; traditional Christian music; broadway music; music by Frank Sinatra, Andy Williams, etc.

Favorite movies - The Inn of 6th Happiness; The Princess Bride; Amazing Grace; National Treasure

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    Hello and good luck from Corinth, MS
    4704 days ago
    4704 days ago
    Welcome, Normanell, from a fellow Mississippian! You will like it here. If you track your caloric input, exercise and water, the changes will be easier. Sorta like being held accountable for everything that enters your mouth.

    4705 days ago
    As a member of the group Christian Living I have come to your sparkpage to say Hi and to encourage you to come and participate as oftenas possible.

    Smaller versions of the group are now available

    May 2008 be a good year for you
    4705 days ago
    Hello and Welcome to the "Christian Living" team! So glad to have you join the family!

    It's a team full of faith, inspiration and motivation! If you ever need any help just ask and we'll be there!

    Good Luck with all of your goals! You can Do It! Remember: Progress! Not perfection is the key! Small steps add up to huge successes!

    Hope you have Happy and Blessed New Year!

    God Bless

    4705 days ago
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