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Libbie 10-27-01 thru 9-18-09 She was the BEST little girl ever...she has our hearts FOREVER!


Autie But We Call Him "Thug" or "Thuggie" :)

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I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me!

I have battled weight my whole life. Now that I am 60 my goal has become health instead of what I look like. It has taken the Lord these years to teach me to eat correctly and I thank Him for that! 15 years ago I weighed 336lbs. I lost 215lbs using all the wrong ways but kept the weight off for approximately 8-9 years. Food and eating were a total obsession for me. I slowly gained weight back up to a high of 233 in February 2008. I was diagnosed with very high blood sugar (diabetes) and ...
I have battled weight my whole life. Now that I am 60 my goal has become health instead of what I look like. It has taken the Lord these years to teach me to eat correctly and I thank Him for that! 15 years ago I weighed 336lbs. I lost 215lbs using all the wrong ways but kept the weight off for approximately 8-9 years. Food and eating were a total obsession for me. I slowly gained weight back up to a high of 233 in February 2008. I was diagnosed with very high blood sugar (diabetes) and high cholesterol. I began my journey of learning about fiber and correct eating and drinking water. But the most important thing I learned was to exercise and MOVE. It is the key. I have already lost 92lbs through diet and exercise before finding Spark and know that I need ongoing support to avoid falling into "old ways". :) I intend to implement the things I have learned for as long as I am allowed to stay on this earth.

My Highest "Known" Weight 336 BMI 55.9
SW 233 BMI 38.8
12-02-08 130 BMI 21.7
12-07-08 129 BMI 21.5
12-29-08 127 BMI 21.1
1-15-09 125 BMI 20.8
2-10-09 138 BMI
3-24-09 130 BMI

GW ?

And what would happen if we prayed
For those raised up to lead the way
Then maybe kids in school could pray
And unborn children see light of day
What if the life that we pursue
Came from a hunger for the truth
What if the family turned to Jesus
Stopped asking Oprah what to do
-Casting Crowns
"What if His people prayed"


If You Think You Are Beaten, You Are.
If You Think You Dare Not, You Don't!
If You Want To Win, but Think You Can't,
It's A Cinch You Won't.

If You Think You'll Lose, You're Lost;
For Out In the World We Find
Success Begins With a Fellows Will;
It's All In The State Of The Mind.

Life's Battles Don't Always Go
To The Stronger and Faster Man,
But Sooner Or Later the Man Who Wins
Is The Man Who Thinks He Can.

Hosea 4:6 (New King James Version)
6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.
Because you have rejected knowledge,
I also will reject you from being priest for Me;
Because you have forgotten the law of your God,
I also will forget your children.


Use this conversion chart to determine the number of steps per minute for activities other than walking. Multiply the number of minutes you participated in the activity by the number indicated in the chart.

For example, high impact aerobics(see chart below) for 30 minutes equals 6,090 steps (30 x 203 = 6,090). If you want to go further and convert that to miles you divide your total of steps by 2 (approx. 2000steps/mile).....(6,090 divided by 2 = 3.04 miles) round your number off for convience sake. (3 miles)


Aerobics: low impact....145
Aerobics: high impact...203
Aerobics: step.....246
Badminton, casual....131
Backpacking on hill under 10 lb load...189
Ballet Dancing...118
Basketball, recreational....174
Basketball, game....230
Bicycling - leisurely....116
Bicycling - stationary....203
Canoeing, light....94
Chopping Wood...165
Circuit Training....232
Cross-country, skiing, moderate....232
Downhill skiing....174
Elliptical trainer....203
Gardening, light....116
Gardening, heavy....174
Gardening, weeding....131
Golfing (without a cart)...131
Grocery Shopping....67
Hiking, 10-20 lb. load....217
Hiking, 21-42 lb. load....232
Hiking, general....172
Horseback riding....116
Horseback riding, trotting....188
Housework, light....72
Housework, mopping floors....101
Housework, scrubbing the floor....110
Housework, vacuuming....101
Housework, washing windows....87
Ice Skating....203
Jogging (general)...189
Jogging (in water)..212
Jumping rope, moderate....290
Kick boxing....290
Mountain Climbing....153
Racquetball, playing recreationally....203
Raking leaves....125
Resistance Training....74
Roller Skating....203
Running, 10 mph (6 min/mile)....463
Running, 8 mph (7.5 min/mile)....391
running, 6 mph (10 min/mile)....290
Running, 5 mph (12 min/mile)...232
Scrubbing floors....94
Shoveling snow...165
Skiing Downhill (moderate to steep)...165
Skiing Cross-country....212
Soccer, recreational....203
Soccer, competitive....290
Spinning Class....240
Stair climbing, machine....260
Stair climbing, moderate....334
Stair climbing, slow....232
Stair climbing, vigorous....434
Swimming, backstroke....203
Swimming, breaststroke....290
Swimming, butterfly....319
Swimming, freestyle....203
Swimming, leisure....174
Swimming, treading water....116
Tae Kwon do....290
Tai Chi....116
Tennis, doubles....174
Tennis, singles....232
Volleball, game....232
Volleyball, leisure....87
Walking (normal pace)....100
Wash the car....87
Water Aerobics....116
Water Skiing....174
Wax the car....131
Weight lifting, abdominal....64
Weight lifting, arms only....42
Weight lifting, back only....80
Weight lifting, moderate....87
Weight lifting, shoulders....69
Weight lifting, vigorous....174
Yard Work....145

WHAT WEIGHS.........
1 pound = a Guinea Pig
1.5 pounds = a dozen Krispy Kreme glazed donuts
2 pounds = a rack of baby back ribs
3 pounds = an average human brain
4 pounds = an ostrich egg
5 pounds = a Chihuahua
6 pounds = a human’s skin
7.5 pounds = an average newborn
8 pounds = a human head
10 pounds= chemical additives an American consumes each year
11 pounds = an average housecat
12 pounds = a Bald Eagle
15 pounds = 10 dozen large eggs
16 pounds = a sperm whale’s brain
20 pounds = an automobile tire
23 pounds = amount of pizza an average American eats in a year
24 pounds = a 3-gallon tub of super premium ice cream
25 pounds = an average 2 year old
30 pounds = amount of cheese an average American eats in a year
33 pounds = a cinder block
36 pounds = a mid-size microwave
40 pounds = a 5-gallon bottle of water or an average human leg
44 pounds = an elephant’s heart
50 pounds = a small bale of hay
55 pounds = a 5000 BTU air conditioner
60 pounds = an elephant’s penis (yep, weights more than his heart!)
66 pounds = fats and oils an average American eats in a year
70 pounds = an Irish Setter
77 pounds = a gold brick
80 pounds = the World’s Largest Ball of Tape
90 pounds = a newborn calf
100 pounds = a 2 month old horse
111 pounds = red meat an average American eats in a year
117 pounds = an average fashion model (and she’s 5’11”)
118 pounds = the complete Encyclopedia Britannica
120 pounds = amount of trash you throw away in a month
130 pounds = a newborn giraffe
138 pounds = potatoes an average American eats in a year
140 pounds = refined sugar an average American eats in a year
144 pounds = an average adult woman (and she’s 5’4”)
150 pounds = the complete Oxford English Dictionary
187 pounds = an average adult man
200 pounds = 2 Bloodhounds
235 pounds = Arnold Schwarzenegger
300 pounds = an average football lineman
400 pounds = a Welsh pony
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My Goals:
At this point in my life my number one goal is my relationship with the Lord. Then to live as healthy a life as I possibly can. It is no longer about being skinny. It is about feeling well and being as fit as I possibly can until the Lord calls me home.

Today, December 15, 2008 I am so excited! I went to the doctor for my checkup for progress on my bloodworks that were high cholesterol and high blood sugar (diabetes). The cholesterol has been down and the a1c glucose has been coming down. Today he told me I am NOT diabetic. Spark is so worth it. What can be worth more than HEALTH????!!!!! I praise God for my results.

My Program:
After years of hard work, I have finally learned how to eat, which is something I never learned before. I know that three things I can never "forget" again, are Portion Control, Water, and Exercise (MOVING whenever possible). I know I need support and encouragement to keep on the right track and with the Lord's guidance I can continue on this path for the rest of my life.

Personal Information:
My name is Gaye and I live in Prescott, Michigan which is near West Branch, Michigan with my husband and three wonderful, gorgeous collies, Libbie, Taffy, and Autie. I have 2 grown sons and a grown stepson and a total of 3 grandchildren.

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True change is the result of a personal spiritual encounter that brings about a new beginning, with new purpose and new direction. We are to be controlled and compelled by love, living with genuine concern for the wellbeing of others, freely sharing the life we fully experience...James Robison

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Member Comments:
9/30/2014 8:46:30 AM

Thanks for the relaxation music. Just another hurdle to get over on this journey we call life. HUGS!

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9/30/2014 7:46:52 AM

Your so emoticon emoticon For reading Psalm of the day blog

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9/29/2014 8:36:14 PM

Your fur babies make me smile every time I visit your blog!
Have a wonderful week!

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Allow Yourself

Allow yourself to dream,
And when you do dream big

Allow yourself to learn
And when you do learn all you can

Allow yourself to laugh
And when you do share your laughter

Allow yourself to set goals
And when you do reward yourself as you move forward

Allow yourself to be determined
And when you do you will find you will succeed

Allow yourself to believe in yourself
And when you do you will find self confidence

Allow yourself to lend a helping hand
And when you do a hand will help you.

Allow yourself relaxation
And when you do you will find new ideas.

Allow yourself love
And when you do you will find love in return

Allow yourself to be happy
And when you do you will influence others around you.

Allow yourself to be positive
And when you do life will get easier.
Thanks for reading my blog,
Have a wonderful and bless day.

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9/28/2014 8:49:13 PM

Dear Gaby, Thanks so much for your beautiful comment on my bio blog. I appreciate your taking the time to read it and respond. I hope my "Sisters" will like it to when I do my program on the 27 of October. I'll be able to play my song on CD for them. Wish we had that capability here on Spark.

Yes, My Dad was a wonderful, humble, honest, hard working man. He wold give private flute lessons on Thursday evenings and all day Saturday for $1.00 a half hour. That money sometimes bought us a bag of chips and a bottle of coke to share, or sometimes doughnuts, and if it was a really good Saturday, a pizza. He never bought anything for himself. But trying to raise 3 kids on a teacher's salary was difficult. He even taught summer band but his salary was spread out over 12 months since school was out for 3 months. He didn't want Mom to work while the kids were young. She became a teacher's aide in the library when the kids started 1st and 2nd grade and were in school until 3 pm. emoticon

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