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My husband and I with the beautiful City of Jerusalem behind us

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Our grandson Jacob, born October 14th of this year.

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My husband & I in the City of Lima, Peru, where we do mission work (the Pacific Ocean in background)

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Hi everyone,

I am a 66 year old living in Mississippi with my husband of 47 years. We have two grown children and two grandsons. I am wanting to do something to get out of the rut I'm in and am hoping that Sparkpeople will help me. Can't tell you how many diets I 've been on through the years but most very unsuccessful. What I really need to do is get off the "feast or famine" treadmill that I've been riding for way too long. In fact this time I'm determined to not make this a diet but rather a lifestyle. Any and all help from other fellow strugglers will be sincerely appreciated.

Member Since: 1/1/2008

Fitness Minutes: 12,482

My Goals:
To read the Bible through within one year by reading scripture each day - finished reading all the way through once on 10/30/08

To memorize one key passage of the Bible per week

To walk in a 5K or 10K walk sometime this year

To lose a total of 12 pounds - reached 2/4/08

To lose a total of 22 pounds - reached 3/24/08

To lose a total of 32 pounds - reached 5/9/08

To lose a total of 42 pounds - reached 7/23/08

To lose a total of 52 pounds - reached 9/5/08

To lose a total of 62 pounds

To lose a total of 72 pounds

To lose a total of 77 pounds!!!!!

My Program:
Daily food journal

Exercise at least 3 X a week at Curves

Try to walk 3 X a week

Drink 8 glasses of water daily

Stay within calorie limits per SP

Personal Information:
I'm 61 years old, live in Mississippi, have been married for 43 years, 2 grown children (one a family doctor and the other a high school English teacher); one grandchild on the way in October!

Other Information:
Love to travel, grow flowers, birdwatching, photography

Favorite music - Southern Gospel; classical; traditional Christian music; broadway music; music by Frank Sinatra, Andy Williams, etc.

Favorite movies - The Inn of 6th Happiness; The Princess Bride; Amazing Grace; National Treasure

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    Huge congrats on reaching 35 pounds! If you would like a new sticker to celebrate your 35 pound milestone and replace your 30 pounder, go to my pics on my spark page and copy the 35 and any others you would like to your computer and then load them onto your spark page. Spark doesn't have the 5 pound increments, but I have found them on other pages and they are a big boost to me. I am slowly creeping to my 45 pound sticker! Good luck to you! ;)
    4565 days ago
  • v MOMMA_BEAR_69
    I saw on the team huddle that you have lost another pound. CONGRATULATIONS!!! 35 pounds lost... that is fantastic!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    God bless you as you continue your journey to a healthier you.
    4565 days ago
  • v no profile image ROMANIAGIRL
    Hi Norma! Thanks for visiting my page. emoticon
    To answer your question, the area of Romania we travel to is Constanta, right on the Black Sea coast. We have been going there 11 years, serving the needs of mentally and physically disabled teens and young adults and their families...and most importantly, sharing the Gospel with them. Through God's grace, we were able to establish a day center there so the "kids" (we call them our kids) can have daily lessons (since they were never permitted into school) and social interaction and a real sense of community. God blessed us with a handful of wonderful native Romanians willing to run the day center during the year. We go over twice a year: once for summer camp in June and once for a big Christmas celebration in early December.
    What area do you travel to in your ministry?
    By the way, CONGRATS on the pending grandbaby and on the happy diagnosis you recently received. Slava Domnul !
    4571 days ago
  • v BERTHA1947
    Happy anniversary to you..congrats on 43 years emoticon
    4573 days ago
  • v MOMMA_BEAR_69
    I saw on the team huddle that you lost 2 more pounds for a total of 34 pounds...Congratulations!!! WAY TO GO!!! You are creating a body that is strong and balanced! From your own efforts, you will make a difference, and you will feel good about yourself.
    God bless you.
    4575 days ago
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