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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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    Just stopping by to visit your page. Congratulations on your weight loss so far. Have a blessed weekend.
    4503 days ago
  • v AMBERC9
    Hi im new and I was just looking through on peoples pages that had lost weight and want to so congrads I wish you all the luck and joy in the world.
    4504 days ago
  • v TAMMIE1006
    congratulations on 43 lbs!! how exciting!
    you're doing fantastic - let this positive feeling encourage you to keep going!!
    i have to ask, where are you in MS? my dad went to high school in Gulfport/Biloxi (although he would be a bit older), just curious....
    have a great weekend!!
    4505 days ago
  • v no profile image RIGHTNOW40
    Hi there,
    I noticed on the Huddle Wall messages you reached a goal! Fantastic! I invite you to visit my SPage and pleeease take time to read my blog; I share a maaaajor breakthrough giving ALL praises to God!
    4505 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/25/2008 8:58:54 AM
  • v MOMMA_BEAR_69
    I saw on the huddle wall that you were making progress. Gongratulations on another 2 pounds gone!!! That is FANTASTIC!!! Keep on keepin' on! You are doing this for yourself and it's working! Enjoy it!
    God bless you.
    4507 days ago
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