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Hello. My name is Joanne and I live in rural California. I've been married to my husband for over 40 years (I married my high school sweetheart!) We have 2 boys and 4 grandchildren.

I told my daughter-in-law the other day, "As far as weight loss is concerned, I have at least three strikes against me: I'm diabetic, over 50, and I'm Italian! So, have I struck out?"......I don't think so!

For me, weight loss may be more difficult and a bit slower. If I find myself driving behind someone going 15 miles an hour, I don't give up, turn around and go home. I continue on my way and eventually arrive at my destination. My biggest challenge is to enjoy the journey along the way, no matter what the speed!

The foundation of my life that gives me purpose and meaning is my deep and abiding faith in Jesus Christ. It is His comforting Presence that has given me hope for tomorrow and strength for today.

I have a wacky, off-beat sense of humor and a laugh to match. All I can say, is watch what you pray for, you just might get it!!

My hobbies and interests include Bible Study, reading, writing, blogging, scrapbooking, ancestry research & crocheting. My husband and I also travel in our RV, "seeing the USA in our Alegro Bay"! ( I'm showing my age with an old TV commercial!)

Although I feel I have a deep faith, it's also pretty simple. "We went through fire and through water; Yet Thou didst bring us out into a place of abundance." Psalm 66:12. I believe that this place of abundance is the result of a life of obedience.

I believe that abundance means different things to different people. "Two things I asked of Thee, Do not refuse me before I die: Keep deception and lies far from me, Give me neither poverty nor riches; Feed me with the food that is MY portion, Lest I be full and deny Thee and say, 'Who is the Lord' Or lest I be in want and steal, and profane the Name my God". Proverbs 30:7-9

"Charm is deceitful and beauty fades, But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised". Proverbs 31:30

If what I have said here strikes a cord with you, come alongside me and lets join ourselves together in this journey we call life!

Member Since: 7/9/2012

Fitness Minutes: 2,272

My Goals:
To be the happiest, healthiest little Italian "Nonnie" that I can possibly be! And to enjoy every day of my journey, living the abundant life Jesus promised to those of us who belong to Him!

My Program:
I am following Dr. Joel Furman's book, "Eat to Live". I eat the foods that God made first: green vegetables, fruits and legumes. Then starchy vegetables in moderation. And finally, sparingly eat processed whole grains, fats, animal protein and dairy, etc. I have recently added the Visalis shake mix by BodyByVi because it has helped greatly in stabilizing my sugar levels. I have recently discovered that I also need to eat gluten free. It may be challenging, but it is "do-able".

Personal Information:
My name is Joanne and I live in rural California with my husband of 40+ years and our two dogs, a black lab and a pom. One of our favorite things to do is load up the dogs in our RV and travel this beautiful country seeing all the sights! And visiting the kids and grandkids as we head out!!

Other Information:
Newest favorite quote:
"Better to write for yourself and have no public than to write for the public and have no self." Cyril Connolly

Newest favorite song lyric, from the Newsboys:
"God's not dead, He's surely alive: He's living on the inside, Roaring like a Lion!"

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    Looking forward to the journey with you!
    316 days ago
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    And say emoticon for your friendship & continued support on Shining for Jesus and God Answers Prayer Teams... emoticon Let's emoticon on Together.. emoticon Team Leader, Judith

    1635 days ago
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    Good Morning emoticon Joanne

    Cheering you on for a fantastic Friday and weekend ahead, may I encourage you to emoticon and keep up the great work...

    emoticon for being part of our Team and thank you for your friendship & support! emoticon emoticon emoticon

    Just want you to know you have been missed, may I encourage you to come back and jump onboard again, we'd love to have you back!
    1977 days ago
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    emoticon Joanne

    Dropping by to say hi and wish you a great Thursday ahead, also want you to know you are being though of today, hope all is well, please keep in touch.

    Hope you enjoy the Easter Poem! emoticon

    This Life on Earth

    Easter means that this life on earth
    is not all there is.
    Jesus went "to prepare a place for us"
    in His Father’s heavenly mansions
    for all eternity.
    Jesus died for our sins,
    paying our penalty,
    so that we could be forgiven.
    He was resurrected, to prove
    that death has no hold
    on those who repent
    and accept Him as Savior.
    This life on earth is a prelude
    to eternal joy with our Lord.
    Easter is a celebration
    of our eternal destiny.

    By Joanna Fuchs

    2047 days ago
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    Morning emoticon Joanne

    Wishing you a great week ahead and cheering you on for a successful day in meeting your goals. You are doing great, keep pushing on & keep up the good work... emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2051 days ago
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