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I'm Midgie - been inactive for a few years on Sparks, but now I'm back. I'm 56 years old, and have been married 36 of them. I'm Mom to 2 grown sons, 34 & 31 years old - and ecstatic Grandma to 2 Granddaughters, ages 14 & 13 - and 3 and 12 year old Grandsons. Oh, and we dare not forget Their Majesties - Sammy, our bossy big kitten and his little sister, Katie! (Rico, my Beloved Tabby, crossed the Rainbow Bridge in 2013.) They keep me busy! As of February 18, 2013, I had lumbar surgery - which derailed my activity somewhat for a bit, but gave me the feeling back in my left leg!

If stress burned calories, after the last few years I'd be Twiggy! Alas, not. Did I mention I tend to be an emotional eater? Yeah. So, one of my biggest goals for this year - and always - is actually casting my burdens on My Lord instead of just talking about it! Anyone else out there with me?

Hooray for Sparks - and especially all my Sparkfriends who have hung with me through the years I've been here!! And big welcoming hugs to all the new friends I hope I'm going to make!

Nothing is impossible (Luke 1:37)!

Member Since: 1/2/2009

Fitness Minutes: 475

My Goals:
Starting weight: 273
1/8 of the way: 260 DONE!
1/4 of the way: 247
3/8 of the way: 234
Halfway!!!!! 221
5/8 of the way: 208
3/4 of the way: 195
7/8 of the way: 182
GOAL!!!!!!!!! 170

My Program:
The Weight Loss has really been kicking in, between the support I get here and at TOPS. I had back surgery in 2013. This really helped my activity level, now that I no longer have a numb left leg!

Personal Information:
I live in Kalamazoo, Michigan with my husband of 36 years. We have two sons, who are 34 & 31; and 4 beautiful grandchildren (2 girls and 2 boys) who are 14, 13, 12 and 3. I'm very blessed.... God has given me lots of reasons to want to live healthier & longer!

Other Information:
"One hundred religious persons knit into a unity by careful organization do not constitute a church any more than eleven dead men make a football team"
A.W. Tozer

"We need never shout across the spaces to an absent God. He is nearer than our own soul, closer than our most secret thoughts"
A.W. Tozer, The Pursuit of God

Nobody can go back
and start a new beginning
But anyone can start Today
and make a new ending
~~~~Maria Robinson

-Life is God's novel. Let him write it. ~~~~Isaac Bashevis Singer

"When you come to the realization that the life you're living might be killing you, you'll be ready for a change."~~~~Eric Greer

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"
~~~~Mary Oliver

"You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body." ~~~~C.S. Lewis

"You can't get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me."
~~~~C.S. Lewis

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  • v MOM4407BECKY
    Just stopped by to say Hi.
    Really appreciate your comments on our team.
    Take care
    Your TOPS Friend
    2485 days ago
    2488 days ago
    Hope your day ent well. Have a blissful evening in Christ's Spirit . So glad to be saved.! Thanks for being my friend. I messed up and removed you so I got you back!
    2491 days ago
  • v JUDITH316
    Morning emoticon Midgie

    Dropping by to say hi and wish you a great weekend ahead, also wanted you to know you were being thought of today, haven't heard from you in a while, hope all is well, please keep in touch as you can emoticon

    Hope you enjoy the following Poem... emoticon

    Friendship Duet

    We meet new people every day;
    Why we like some, who can say?
    Maybe it's because they think like us;
    It might be because they seldom fuss.

    It's hard to know why closeness grows;
    We like some better; that's how it goes.
    I think you're special; I’m glad we met;
    Let's keep having fun in our friendship duet.

    By Karl and Joanna Fuchs

    2496 days ago
  • v JUDITH316
    emoticon BEAUTIFUL WOMAN AWARD" emoticon

    You are the recipient of the Beautiful Woman Award!!

    Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the page of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out!

    Again, Congratulations Beautiful! emoticon

    Have a great Friday & Weekend Ahead Midgie...Cheering you on!

    2553 days ago
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