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Hi I am Sandi, 57 yr old, married, 5 children, and 13 grandchildren. Unfortunately they are all in MI, where we moved from to Mesa AZ 5 years ago.

I am restarting the program as I have been MIA for quite some time. My goal is 155lbs- that means I need to loose
20-25 lbs.

Unfortunately I have fibromyalgia, diabetes,and multiple medical issues, accompanied by genetic depression. In my illness. God led me to lead a disability group at my church, and encourage others who have fibromyalgia, and other disabilities.

I had knee surgery the beginning of 2008, and developed RSD( look up in Medical term section) and I am on a medicine for that , that has caused me to regain lost weight. It is a side effect of the medication, Neurontin. I must choose to be heavier than I want and in severe pain requiring narcotics, or use the medication and have a little " belly pad".

I will give God all the Glory for what He does in and through me using Spark People, and starting a forum, called Christians with fibromyalgia. I praise God for leading me to this site.I am a born again Christian and go to a Bible believing evangelical church.

I was born again at age 22yrs - at least that is when I made Christ, Lord of my life. I grew up in a Christian home and accepted Jesus, as my Savior ,and did not understand the Lordship part.until I was 22yrs old.

In Sunday school at age 6, we were singing a song " Into my heart, into my heart, come into my heart Lord Jesus, come in today, come in to stay, come into my heart, Lord Jesus". So I would say I was saved then at age 6 and rededicated my life and was baptised at age 22.

Praise be to God that He loved me so much that He sent His one and only Son down from heaven,
Jesus Christ, to die for me. I know for sure when I die, I will go to heaven and be with God and Jesus Christ forever.

Again Praise God for His GRACE- God's riches at Christ expense", for it is by grace I am saved, not by works that I would boast. If I boast , according to Scripture, I am to boast about my weakness and how God has seen me through all sorts of trials and tribulations, to conform me into being like His Son-Jesus Christ.

If anyone reading this wants to know how they can know without a doubt, that they will go to heaven, please feel free to post on Christians with Fibromyalgia , my new group site,-or spark mail me, and I will be happy to help lead you to a personal relationship with Jesus While I was yet a sinner, Christ died for me... Sandi

Member Since: 3/20/2006

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My Goals:
To keep my body as God''s Holy temple- so I can do His will, His good, pleasing, and perfect will, in regard to physical, motional and spiritual health.

My goal is to reach 155 lbs,, as I am 5'8" .

MY goal is to share my Christianity with encouraging fellow fibromites or people with fibromyalgia, who find it difficult to exercise with the pain. I currently am limited by knee RSD, tendonitis, and arthritis, bilateral sciatica, leg cramps while I sleep and tendonitis of my entire left upper extremity. In addition I unfortunately have a life threatening immunity deficiency, over and above what other fibromites have & severe reactive asthma.

My Program:
I am keeping a daily nutritional journal and a spiritual one off line, through First Place Christ centered Bible study and weight loss program..

I have committed and suceeding currently Sep 23,2008 to exercise on my recumbant bike, as pain allows.

The site started by me is Christians with Fibromyalgia. Please spark mail me for an invitation. We are under spark teams.

Personal Information:
I currently live in Mesa AZ, for the last 5 years. I moved here for health reasons, and upon recommendation of my Drs in Michigan..That leaves 5 children, and 13 grandchildren in Michigan

I am addicted to the computer,scrapbooking, research,,and the power of prayer as I am a disabled RN.

Other Information:
Jan 2008 I had a full knee replacement, without surgery problems. UNfortunately, however, I developed the most painful disease one can aquire, and that is RSD of my knee and leg. It is also know as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. The pain is relentless , but still I trust God to forward in whatever He calls me to do.

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    You look wonderful in your pic. and you are an inspiration for me to get out and get this weight off. I am healthy and I can do it. Love all your pic.
    Alaskan cruise I bet that was fun. Take care.
    5131 days ago
    Hello ! I'm thrilled !! Warm welcomes to the Overcoming Obstacles family!" ("O.O." for short lol) (A place where people share successes, common goals and LOVE) I can recommend reading some of the past posts, to become familiar . Then, maybe post what ever you feel comfortable with.. There are quite a few different topics listed,as you will see.. like "jokes" or "motivation", "wheres' everyone from", "weigh in room" etc..
    I hope you will come and introduce yourself in the "disabilities group forum" topic, and reply to any of the ones already created, & if you'd like..create a topic you may find helpful. There are many little challenges posted too, to give us a little "spark". The "disabilities group forum" (marked as "sticky topic" is the main discussion area, even though many of the team doesn't have a disability, and some do, it is for everyone (doesn't matter where we are from, what our faith is, etc.) to congregate in, and know they are NOT alone.
    I really look forward to reading your posts & knowing you.. :o)

    (You'll see a BUNCH of FUN on my sparkpage..hope you'll come take a peek)
    ~ Challenges are now listed at the bottom of my sparkpage, to make it easier to find the challenges that may suit your needs~

    I want you to know, too.. I was a councellor before I ended up in my wheelchair, and if you ever want prayers, or vent, chat, laugh, be motivated or want insight in ANY way at all.. I hope you will feel free and confident to contact me at any time..... sparkmail is an awesome feature, & I promise I am confidential and will either make you laugh, or make you feel good about being YOU :o)

    My prayer is this: Overcoming Obstacles becomes a meeting place for every member to congregate in. ( and if time or other groups are " an obstacle" then even if it's to come and say hello, or share a smile "O.O." should be that place!.)

    I created this forum out of love, and that's what you will find.." angels who carry one another to our goals."
    Love, Prayers, and TICKLES,

    CHRIS (aka SPARKGUY) is an absolutely amazing person, and has created this wonderful site to share with the world..yet many people are still missing out.
    5142 days ago
    Welcome to BBWG SP Team:

    I am so grateful that God has given you,
    what you need at this time in your life.
    I don't believe in chance in these cases.
    It is no mistake that God has put us all together.
    He is preparing His people.
    I know God is doing great thing in your life,
    and this is just a life line for the next step in your life.
    I would like to welcome you now to BBWG SP.

    I pray to hear from you often,
    Be blessed in Jesus’ name

    Love Momdee;

    5143 days ago
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    Sandi love you page and love how you always know the right words for a great prayer. Teddie
    5271 days ago
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