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Our grandson Jacob, born October 14th of this year.

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My husband & I in the City of Lima, Peru, where we do mission work (the Pacific Ocean in background)

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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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    WTG on losing 40 pounds!! That is just fantastic! I couldn't be happier for you and am so proud of you.

    This really is a lifestyle change and you are going to make it happen! You're already almost to your goal weight! Wow!!

    Love & Hugs,
    4474 days ago
  • v THIN4HIM5

    Thank you for the nice comment on my page. I love your Sparkpage. We have a lady from our church who is in Peru teaching English.

    You are dong FANTASTIC! AHHH~ You must feel so much less burdened by those pounds.

    God Is Good,

    In Him,

    4480 days ago
  • v MSDB_611
    Hi Norma, Do you have the WII already???? The WII Fit is a board that goes to it and you can do all kind of exercises. It makes exercising fun.


    4484 days ago
  • v no profile image JOANASAAD
    Wow, you are doing great! I am new to sparks and still learning how to use it all. I am just beginning to use the teams and blogs. (new to me)
    I like your quote on your page about the 1,000 journey beginning with the FIRST step.
    It is a pleasure to meet you and wonderful to connect with other Christians like you.
    Keep pressing on in Christ.
    4508 days ago
    I saw your note about buying a pedometer on a thread and thought I'd drop by to say "me too!" I just started using one a couple days ago and am doing the same goal of 10K steps/day. When you're walking, I'm walking too! God bless....
    4510 days ago
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