This is my husband and I in Russia. Great trip. Not digging my body though.

This is me in Helsinki. I had no idea how round I had become.


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Welcome to my Spark Page. Hi my name is Whitney and this is where my Spark journey begins.

In July 2008, I read a book called "The Richest Man Who Ever Lived". I have since passed it on and cannot recall the authors name. It was a book on how to achieve financial success( and so much more). The author tells of his journey through the Book of Proverbs and applying Solomon's wisdom to his own life. He shares the importance of goal setting in all areas of your life. Well, this book inspired me to take the first steps...write down what you want in life.


So I bought a notebook and some loose leaf paper and wrote down a goal on each sheet.

1. To have a closer relationship with my Father.
2. Get our financial house in order.
3. Be the Excellent Wife of Proverbs 31.
4. Be a better friend, sister, daughter and
5. Lose weight and get healthy
6. Sell the jewelry I make
7. Own our own house

That is far as I got with the actual goal setting steps. I just left it in the Lord's hands, which is not a bad place to keep your dreams.


My Father always amazes me. Even when I do not specifically ask Him, I see His wonderful hand working.
He quietly began working in my life...changing my husband's job, releasing me from mine, leading me to wonderful study on the internet of the Excellent Wife and now leading me to Sparks People.


Here I have begun to learn so much about achieving your goals and the actual steps to get there. I found a worksheet here reading this article

I AM TRULY STOKED. PRITYTXGIRL let me steal a wonderful poem from her page which I believe will be my new mantra for life.

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually who are you not to be? . . . We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us." --Marianne Williamson

How beautifully true.

Member Since: 11/11/2008

Fitness Minutes: 3,002

My Goals:
After using the worksheet ....
Long Term Goal -
lose 73 lbs.

1. Feel better in and out of clothes.
2. Will be strong and flexible.
3. Will be healthier for second half of life,
4. Will be more confidant.

Deadline -
September 29, 2009

My Program:
I am going to follow the guidelines on this site.

I will track all these things, food, exercise, etc.

I will set mini goals and achieve them.

Personal Information:
I am from Arlington, Texas. Still live here. I like crafting, making jewelry, painting. I enjoy bible studies. I like to try new recipes of all kinds. I love making my hubby happy.

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“The tragedy in life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.” ~ Benjamin Mays

"You can't break a bad habit by throwing it out the window. You've got to walk it slowly down the stairs." ~Mark Twain~

"I'd rather wear whatever I like, than eat whatever I like "

Be careful how you live; you will be the only Bible some people ever read.
–William J. Toms

Progress has little to do with speed and much to do with direction, gradual is lasting.

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  • v SUNNY332
    Hey - Just stopping by to see how you are doing? Any date yet
    for quitting smoking? If the group (DMNS) is overwhelming, just
    let me know and I will elimate you from the membership. I
    thought it would be of help to you but ?? as I haven't seen you
    post anything.

    Let me know. BTW - we have some new threads at Kindred
    Spirits - a book club just starting up Feburary 1st. Thought
    you might be interested.

    Take care and hope to hear from you soon. Sunny
    2837 days ago
  • v RMH0465
    Just popping by to say hi. How's bootcamp going? I'm loving it. I haven't seen much of a change in the scale but I still love the way I feel after doing the workouts.
    2838 days ago
    Well we are practically neighbors! I am in Tyler, I go to Dallas at least once a week on business... maybe we can have lunch... share a salad sometime.
    2842 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/15/2009 2:14:47 PM
    I'm not sure how I ended up on your page but I have become addicted to the great inspirational people here on SP!

    You have some really great goals and I know you will do well with these things to look forward to. I don't make jewellery but I LOVE the wearing of it. Would like to see your work sometime.

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    2844 days ago
    Looks like you are on your way! emoticon
    Thanks for checking in with me. How's this for a vision to work towards?
    2847 days ago
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