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** December 3 2019**
Started food plan of no sugar / no flour on Nov 5 - weight 271.4
Weight on Dec 3 after 4 weeks no sugar / no flour = 253 which gives me a loss of 18.4 pounds = now we will see how Decembers goes following this wonderful plan

**NOVEMBER 1 2019**
On November 5 2019 I started a program for no sugar and no flour.
Weight on Nov 5 2019 = 271.4
Weight on Nov 26 2019 - 254.6
Loss of 16.6 pounds for November

** OCTOBER 1 2019**
Starting weight as of September 22 2019 = 269.2
Weight as of October 1 2091 = 268.6
Am working through The Sparkpeople 28 Day Program and loving it - I am blogging my journey should you wish to read what I am learning and how it is going. Looking at food a lot differently and feeling much better about it.

**SEPTEMBER 28 2019**
I read a great article re goal setting and there are using what they outlined to share mine here

Realistic: I want to release some weight

Specific: I will release a total of 140 pounds

Forgiving: I will forgive myself when I have a setback

Crystal Clear: My desire is clear - I want to be more healthy

Valuable: My health is the most important because if I am not healthy I am not able to be the best wife, best mother, best friend to anyone

Challenging: It is a challenge for me to make the necessary changes in my lifestyle as I have been on the wrong road for many years

Rewarded: With meeting each small challenge head on I will be rewarded with better health, better mobility and of course looking better helps

Backup: My back up plan is to stand up, shake off the negative thoughts that have returned, and start over at where I am.

**SEPTEMBER 22 2019**

Starting weight 269.2

Long time member of Sparkpeople but have had to close out previous account and start over - problems with my email and all so it was better to start over - am praying that the email problem is now fixed as my server says it is.

A bit about who I am and how I got here:
Started gaining weight in my 20's and rather than taking control when I was 30 pounds overweight I ignored it - and now 50 years later here I am with over 100 pounds to lose. On the good side I have lost 48 pounds in the last 36 months so am going in the right direction.

It is now time to pick up the speed a little as my health is failing and my organs can't take much more of the abuse of being overweight. So am stepping out in faith that one year from now I will be considerably less re weight.

I am married to a wonderful man since Dec 1983. I became a mom the day I married - to my 2 beautiful step daughters, who were 11 and 13 at the time. Five years into our marriage we adopted a sibling group - special needs - our handsome son and our beautiful baby girl who happens to have Down Syndrome. Our youngest, who is currently 30, still lives at home, and she brings me the greatest joy. Our two older girls are both married to wonderful men and both have blessed us with grandchildren, 1 granddaughter and 4 grandsons. Our son, though not married blessed us with a beautiful granddaughter and since then the she has become the big sister to 2 brothers, one of whom went to heaven at age 15 months from brain cancer. We consider them our grandsons though they were not fathered by our son - but they are part of our family. And our older granddaughter has blessed us with one great granddaughter (age 2 at this writing) and in 3 weeks will present us with our next great granddaughter.
We are truly blessed to have such a wonderful family.

My husband and I are born again Christians and are active in our church. We have truly been blessed with a wonderful pastor that has taught us a lot not just from his great sermons on Sunday but from 2 courses he has taught us - Foundamentals of the Faith and Systematic Theology. We are starting another 13 weeks of Systematic Theology next week - it is a great course.

We also have one small dog - Molly - her brother Benji passed away Jan 29 2019 and we miss him so. But Molly is making sure she gets a lot of attention and just loves going for her morning walk with hubby.

Member Since: 9/22/2019

Fitness Minutes: 1,090

My Goals:
My goals = my foundation of what I am going to be working on are as follows:

(1) Track all food each day here on Sparkpeople
(2) On November 5 2019 started a program re No Sugar / No Flour
(3) Exercise: Will start to use my treadmill in December 2019 and dumbbells for my arms
(4) Bible reading - my husband and I read the Bible daily - 4 chapters each day - and we will continue this till we finish it and then start over. We are also doing a study as mentioned above called Systematic Theology.
(5) Baby blankets = I make them for the Pregnancy Care Clinic

My Program:
My program is No Sugar / No flour / 3 meals a day / no snacks / all food to be measured with protein at every meal / all food to be record - I have a paper journal for that purpose

Personal Information:
Name: Marilyn
Reside British Columbia Canada

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    Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to be content with whatever I have. I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little. For I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength.
    Philippians 4:11-12 (NLT)

    Have a blessed weekend.

    Women Weight Warriors of God team emoticon
    3 hours ago
    Thank you for the advice and the welcome. Much appreciated, Marilyn. Happy Holidays!
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    4 days ago
    But you, dear friends, must build each other up in your most holy faith, pray in the power of the Holy Spirit, and await the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will bring you eternal life. In this way, you will keep yourselves safe in God’s love.
    Jude 20-21 (NLT)

    Have a blessed weekend.

    Women Weight Warriors of God team emoticon
    6 days ago
    Now may the Lord of peace himself give you his peace at all times and in every situation. The Lord be with you all.
    2 Thessalonians 3:16 (NLT)

    Have a blessed weekend.

    Women Weight Warriors of God team emoticon
    14 days ago
    The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives.
    Psalm 37:23

    Have a blessed Sunday.

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    19 days ago
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