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GOD'S COUNTRY A REASON TO GET HEALTHY

My name is April. At the age of 53 I am trying to turn my life and health around by making healthy lifestyle changes. I am from North Carolina (the flatlands) closer to the coast. I think our coastal lands are beautiful, but I really love our mountains here in our state, and just walking the scenic nature trails! The mountains of North Carolina are often called "God's Country." Here in God's Country are the "Land of the Waterfalls." I love mountain scenery and waterfalls better than ...
My name is April. At the age of 53 I am trying to turn my life and health around by making healthy lifestyle changes. I am from North Carolina (the flatlands) closer to the coast. I think our coastal lands are beautiful, but I really love our mountains here in our state, and just walking the scenic nature trails! The mountains of North Carolina are often called "God's Country." Here in God's Country are the "Land of the Waterfalls." I love mountain scenery and waterfalls better than anything I know of and I love climbing the trails to see them. I am obese, have diabetes and osteoarthritis, and I do not intend to let this keep me from doing what I love!

God's Country

As I sit here on the side of this mountain
and I see all this beauty before me,
the majesty of the trees are surrounding me,
I can hear the birds singing their tunes
and I see a deer or two, frolicking on their way,
while I see a bear cub at play
with mommy on its way.

I see a beautiful waterfall
falling into a small stream
as a rainbow shines its beams,
into the mist I see wild horses
stop for a drink.

Oh such radiance, peacefulness and purity
there is in nature,
I just have to wonder and think.
If there was no God,
then where did all this beauty come from?
Can we believe that maybe this is a little part of heaven?
Or is it just a dream?
This place is nothing that I've ever seen!

God's Country I will call this place,
for I believe that heaven does exist
and the Lord our God is giving us a piece of it,
all we have to do is take a moment and find these places,
and make it a place all our own.
A place where serenity flows,
a place we call home.

Copyright Sherri Emily Avery

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Member Since: 7/7/2009

SparkPoints: 38,779

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My Goals:
To make new and lasting Healthy Lifestyle Changes to help reach my ..............................

Long-Term Goal:
Lose 137 pounds by
April 25, 2013

Short-Term Goal:
Try to lose 10 pounds by the last of every other month:
May 30, 2012=10 lbs
July 30,2012=10 lbs
September30,2012=8lbs

My Program:
Atkins' for life

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I am a Christian

53 years old

Goal weight 125 pounds.

Married

1 Daughter

1 Son

2 Grandchildren

Favorite color: shades of purple and plum

Favorite movie:
"Facing the Giants"



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