December 2007 - Maintaining at 150 pounds (give or take 2 or 3 on any given day)

June 2006 - 250 pounds.

May 2007 - Releasing weight and riding my Harley again!


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I released 100 pounds and a lot of emotional and spiritual baggage between the Summer of 2006 and October 2007. The tools were the principles in God's Word, the power of the Holy Spirit, and the teachings in Thin Within . WHOO HOO! Read the entire story (if you dare! LOL!) at

The story continues - January 2011 - After struggling with almost two years of hormonal fluctuations due to that nasty change of life ;-), my body regulated again. Hunger and satisfied became more predictable and continue to be now. The size increase stopped--I had "grown" up about two sizes which I maintained for about a year-- and then I released the weight again. Now I am about the size I was at the time when I lost all my weight in 2007, but I haven't weighed.

On the exercise front, I have finally "given in" to getting regular about exercise. This has made a huge difference in my life (all good ways). I needed something that I could do without obsessing about numbers, miles, sets and repetitions. I use TurboFire which comes with a workout schedule. I pop in the DVD(s) for the day and just do what is prescribed. I don't have to track or write down anything. I was worried for many years that I would become obsessive again about exercise if I began again. I am thankful to say that my fears haven't been realized. I do still have issues to work through...but I am pleased with the overall changes. I have been doing TurboFire workouts for three and a half months.

Member Since: 12/27/2007

Fitness Minutes: 595

My Goals:
1. To move my body in an utterly delightful, enjoyable, worshipful way a minimum of 4 times each week for 30 minutes in addition to all of my adventures!

2. To drink more water and less diet soda each day!

3. To continue to eat between the parameters of hunger and satisfaction.

4. To delight myself in the Lord and in His people!

My Program:
I eat when I am hungry and stop when I am no longer hungry. I try to go to God for all those other things that used to send me to food! I choose to eat foods that delight my taste buds and also work well for my body. With Thin Within, no food is taboo. I love the freedom!

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Nestled with my family in the California Sierra Nevada foothills. Two great kids who I homeschool and a terrific, supportive husband. I am an "at home" mom who also freelance writes.

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Owned by two rescued dogs, a geriatric chinchilla and four horses who teach me about life every day. My author website is at and the blog where I am most faithful to write is Please stop by!

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  • v NANA717
    Heidi, dear friend. Thank you for your wonderful answer to my blog. What an inspiration you are!!! Others are getting a lot from what you shared. I thank God that I have met you. I have so much to learn from you. I'm grateful for your leadership and the studying we are doing together. Blessings, dear friend, Dalena
    2487 days ago
  • v PATTI_SP
    Wow! I read your post on Nana717's blog! What a great story. I can't wait to read more about your journey! I hope you don't mind I've added you as a spfriend!! Funny... true story, as i was showering minutes ago, I was thinking about writing... more like compiling a book ~ and thought ~ I wonder how one does that, then I read your story :) Who knows!
    2487 days ago
    I added you as a friend, too! Lets stay in touch! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2494 days ago
  • v NANA717
    Thank you for your comment on my blog. Me too! want to hug YOUR neck!!! Thanks!! What is neat, I've already had someone in the challenge asking me what is 0-5 eating and that opens up the door for to tell her about Thin Within. Isn't that neat!!! What a wonderful tool we have, this internet, to connect and help spread the Word and God's love for us! Love YOU, Heidi!! Blessings!
    2546 days ago
    Heidi, I struggle SO MUCH with after dinner eating too! Thanks for sharing on the ThinWithin team! {{{hugs}}}
    2596 days ago
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