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My name is Josie, and you are welcome here!

My goal in life is to live vulnerably, authentically, and joyfully, knowing that belonging is something that is not negotiated with the world. Who I am is where I stand, and it is sacred ground. I will not compromise who I am to please others or fit in. I belong to myself above all other people. Belonging in a community is a wonderful thing, but I also know there will be times when I will need to stand alone. (I learned this from Brene' Brown's books.)

That said, it is a journey. This is something I am learning to do, and I will practice it until it becomes most natural to me. Then I will keep practicing it for the rest of my life.

I believe that if I focus on being exactly who I am, standing my ground according to my values, all the rest, including my weight, will fall into place.

"I came naked from my mother's womb, and I shall have nothing when I die. The LORD gave me everything I have, and they are His to take away. Blessed be the name of the LORD." Job 1:21

Member Since: 3/31/2013

Fitness Minutes: 24,199

My Goals:
In a nutshell, my goal is to move with complete ease...physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

*remove excess from my life
(Ditch the stuff, keep the people. Less really is more!)
*normal blood tests
*the least medication possible

*long term: be a very active, joyful elderly person

My Program:
*Relax, breathe, and remember being thin
*balanced meals (1500-1800 cal.)
*45 net carbs max at every meal
*track food daily
*water, water, water (10c.daily)
*intentional exercise (300 minutes/wk)
*sleep (8 hrs./night)
*eliminate excesses in my life
*dinner with friends at least once per month

Personal Information:
*happily married to my best friend, with three adult children, three grandchildren, and two dogs

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My WHY for Losing Weight

1. Why is losing weight important to me? Losing weight is important to me because being obese steals my ability to move freely and be healthy.

2. Why does that reason matter? It matters because if I can’t move freely and be healthy, I can’t be my best.

3. Why do I feel strongly about that reason? I feel strongly about this because I have been lost for so much of my life. Losing weight is part of finding the true me.

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    Thank you for visiting my page with sweet thoughts that fill empty spots. Thank you for your timely thougts. Today, Wednesday, Wave goodbye to Wishy Washy Wishful thinking that Won't Work, but With love for God, self and all mankind, Willingly Work determined to be a Winner.
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    10 hours ago
    Good Morning my amazing friend. Just stopping by to let you know I was thinking of you and praying you have a Wonderful Weekend Working to be the Winner you already are. How do I know that you are a winner? Because "you are fearfully and wonderfully made". to be a winner. The Lord is blessing you and will continue to do so.
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    4 days ago
    emoticon Sweetie, hope your hav'n a super, stupendous Saturday. I am, since I've said sayonara to senseless snacking on mental "slop" and instead serving myself satisfying, scrumptious, sweet, soul filling "salences" to support my fattening soul and skinnier silhouette. So there!
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    P.S. "Salences"= my coined word for combination salad+sentences.
    11 days ago
    Just a note to say "Hello". I hope you will have a fantastic Friday.

    "Low self-confidence isn't a life sentence. Self-confidence can be learned, practiced, and mastered--just like any other skill. Once you master it, everything in your life will change for the better."-Barrie Davenport
    12 days ago
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    Thinking about you today, hope all is well in your world! emoticon emoticon
    16 days ago
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