A44983   11,894
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At my heaviest

February 2013, 213 lbs

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Transforming Grace

Married, working mom of two teens.
Married, working mom of two teens.



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 current weight: 232.6 

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Member Since: 7/10/2010

SparkPoints: 11,894

Fitness Minutes: 6,365

My Goals:
To learn how to live healthy, no more diets!

Goal wt 180 or less.

Short term: work out consistantly

Run a 5K next spring.

My Program:
Making small changes everyday.

Not giving up or giving in when I make a poor choice.

Enjoying every minute! (most of the time)

Personal Information:
I live on 19 acres in a rural area just a little east of Kansas City, MO.

I have two teenage children. They are amazing! I really want to be the best example for them in every aspect of my life.

My husband always encourages me on adopting healthy habits. (I think because he also reaps the benifits) I am so happy to have met him. We will be celebrating our 16th anniversary this year.

I am thankful for God's unconditional love and I want to live my life for Him.

Other Information:
I am a nurse. Which helps and hinders a healthy lifestyle. My schedule is irregular and I work long hours. Which can lead to poor eating and exercise habits (ding, ding) But I also have a sound understanding of good nutrition and the need for regular exercise and how this affects your health. I love Sparkpeople because it has a balanced approach with diet and exercise. It is a valuable resource and tool that fits in with the busy lifestyles we often lead.

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1/21/2016 7:59:57 AM

Thanks for commenting on my blog! Have a good day!!

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5/28/2013 8:46:45 PM

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☻/.... Just stopping by to cheer you onward!!!
|\...... You can do this!!!

Missourians Team

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9/2/2012 11:52:21 PM

Thank you so very much for your comment on my blog. You are so right. When we seek God first, his plans are amazing. I especially love the direct communication like today, and the overwhelming feeling that I've been touched by Him, directly in a way that I am moved. I'm steadily growing, listening and waiting.

Thank you so very much for taking the time to comment on my blog. I really appreciate it. Thank you for the friend add as well. I look forward to getting to know you. Best wishes to you with all of your goals, and have a wonderful week ahead!

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3/13/2012 10:00:05 AM

Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. I was going to recommend the book "Why We Get Fat" by Gary Taubes, but WOUBBIE beat me to it. :) That's a good thing.

One thing I learned from the book is low carb is not a diet, but a way of life. Honestly, I can do this way of eating forever. It is so much more healthy than how I've been eating......Patti

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3/12/2012 12:58:35 PM

Hi! I saw your comment on N_STITCHES blog:

"I have done low carb diets in the past and yes the cravings do go away. When I stopped following the low carb diet then desserts tasted to sweet. However that soon goes away and then the old cravings return. I think part of it is physical but a lot of it is mental. Sounds like your doing great with managing your sweet tooth."

I have a great book recommendation for you, especially since you're in the health field. You'll never look at overweight people the same again: Why We Get Fat and What To Do About It by Gary Taubes. All science, but very readable. And yes, it's 90% physical. :)

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