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Healthy Mama of 6 ~Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going~

Welcome to my little piece of the web. I am glad you stopped by! I have started and stopped so many times, I can not count them. However, the good news is each moment, I get another chance to make the healthier choice for me.

*I* am not qualified for the awesome ministry of mother and wife and counselor that God has blessed me with....except for the biggest credential I have: daughter of the King.~ by MamaofFaith

"Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come ...
Welcome to my little piece of the web. I am glad you stopped by! I have started and stopped so many times, I can not count them. However, the good news is each moment, I get another chance to make the healthier choice for me.

*I* am not qualified for the awesome ministry of mother and wife and counselor that God has blessed me with....except for the biggest credential I have: daughter of the King.~ by MamaofFaith

"Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier." - Mother Teresa

"Don't you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets to the prize? So run to win! All athletes are disciplined in their training. The do it to win a prize that will face away, but we do it for an eternal prize. So I run with purpose in every step. I am not just shadow boxing. I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should. Otherwise, I fear that after preaching to others I myself might be disqualified. " I Corinthians 9:24-27


"God will not allow your foot to slip;
your guardian does not sleep" Psalm 121:3

This is oddly comforting to me as I start this battle to regain control of my weight and get healthier!
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"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit." Aristotle

I have a very powerful Father. You might know him. : D
I am a child of God!! (and so lucky to be so.)
I am Julie.
I am a wife to my best friend of 17 years.
I am homeschooling momma of 5. (yup I like my kids. They are really cool people God is sharing with me!)

I am the mother of a beautiful big-hearted dd is 16 .
I am a mother of a wild ds who is 14.
I am a mother of a sweet & shy ds who is 9 but trying to follow in his brothers footsteps.
I am a mother of a ds who is 5 - whom I am trying to keep a baby as long as possible despite HIS protest : )
I am a mother of a dd, who is soon to be 3, who is growing up waaaay to fast and wants to be like her "second mommy" and sings word for word some pop culture songs : / !
I am a mother of an almost 6 month old, who is also growing up too fast!


In all my spare time, (ha ha) I read, surf the web and read others blogs, blog myself, exercise (I hope), sew, scrapbook, bake cookies, have a perfect house and volunteer.... oooh oooh I am not suppose to dreaming here... ROFLMBO

Actually I almost NEVER have spare time but I do blog heree (not so much in the last 2 yrs) often mostly what I learn in my quiet time with God, exercise almost every other day (trying to develop a new habit!). As for the sewing, and scrapbooking well.. those are get around to it projects which I haven't manage to get around too in awhile.. the baking cookies ...lol... that depends on what holiday we are near...or if I need a coping mechanism : O ..snicker.. Can you guess that kind? And the volunteering... that is coming in my "golden years" season... And the perfect house, welll that truly is ONLY in my dreams... LOL. My goal NOW is to not trip and fall over stuff... Is a perfect house in my dreams?.... Nah! I hope to never have a perfect house.. because that means NO ONE in my family is living there. HA!

I am on this journey to become healthy because:
I want more energy!
I want my clothes to fit.
I am ready to shed some (lots of) pounds!
I want to feel like a woman, not a marshmellow, a shapless blob.
I want to be a sexy wife, for my hunky hubby!

They say it is not all about the destination (although I, for one, will be happy to get "there") but it is also about the JOURNEY.

I hope you will join me on the JOURNEY..

I think the toughest part is the making ME a priority.. I am going to work on that...

I have been reading that the most valuable key is CONSISTENCY! OUCH! I am horrid at consistency, but this is my goal!

This came from a wonderful Spark lady who said I could add this to my page to remind myself

I can not give up.
I can not quit.
I deserve to achieve this goal.
I have nothing to fear.
I AM STRONG.
I can protect myself without this weight.
When I slip or fall I must GET BACK UP AGAIN.

I AM A WARRIOR in the fight for my life to be better and healthier.

Persistence in the face of obstacles is good for my soul.

Remember to pray for me please. Stop by my blog entries and see if something inspires you. Drop me a note on my page, I LOVE "meeting" new people! Come along with me on my JOURNEY to a healthier life. Together we CAN do this!!!
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My Goals:
get to goal : get 10% of goal weight off

Be fitter

Have more energy!

Be a great role model for my kids.

Be that sexy wife for my wonderful hubby!



My new favorite quote:

"Nothink speaks louder than setting an example."

My Program:
Keeping my motivation up by being here.

Making weekly goals

I am shooting for working out 3 days a week for 30 min a day. I will up this as time goes on.

I want exercise to be NEEDED habit.

Personal Information:
I am a SAHH(homeschooling)momma of 5. My hubby used to work crazy hours but now is on a regular schedule so we are adjusting to a new life. I wish for more hours in the day:)

However, I have to remember that God gave me enough hours in the day to do the things HE expects me to do.

Other Information:
I love to do quiet time early in the mornings when the house is silent and still. I can listen to my windchimes tinkle in the soft morning breeze and listen for God's instructions on what to focus on just for today!

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HEATHIELAUREN
11/8/2011 6:10:17 PM

I guess my favorite team would be the DONE Being the Fat Girl Team. Honestly I'm not very active in the teams I'm on. I basically log on to log workouts, food, and comment on the friends that I have here on Spark. I just don't have lots of time to get too involved, as I'm sure you understand emoticon



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HEATHIELAUREN
11/8/2011 4:04:39 PM

Thank you for your kind words on my page emoticon I have been working diligently and praying the Lord keeps me focused on this life-long journey. I have FINALLY given it over to him, which is where I've failed the MANY times I've attempted this before, but now my successes are completely his, and no longer my flesh needing the praise for what I'm doing. You're page is such a blessing to me and I know the Lord crossed our paths for a reason. Sounds like we have LOADs in common. I too, homeschool DS who is 5.... We're kicking our first year off. So far, so good..... most days. I know you know how that goes! Any time you need support, prayer, or just a buddy, please stop by my page! Have a wonderful day! emoticon



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CASILAYNE
11/8/2011 9:29:47 AM

I got my extra prayer going....I just need to slow down long enough for that diet Dr. Pepper. Lol! Thanks for the encouragement :)



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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10
10/27/2011 4:03:22 PM

I just wanted to stop by and let you know that you CAN do this. It sounds overly simple but it is really a matter of scheduling in you and not letting nothing stop it from happening. Pick a time to workout when hubby or the older children can help. When I had all five at home I used to take my middle son walking with me. He was ADHD or whatever title they wanted to use so he was NOT staying home with the others. emoticon We used it as a time to bond and also time to work on his times tables without the other kids around so he would be less self conscious.

Obviously it is easier now because I am down to one but I remember all five pulling me in a hundred directions. The more time you give yourself the more you will have to give them. The peace and energy that comes from taking care of you is priceless.

Remember even if you stumble along the way, and we all do, just keep moving forward and you will get where you are going. God gives us the desires of our heart. And I believe if we do our part it is a given.

I will continue to pray and believe in you and all the success you are going to have. emoticon

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10
10/27/2011 3:36:01 PM

Thank you for stopping by my blog and all of your encouragement. emoticon



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