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I seem camouflaged by the mural! Cuzco Feb 2007

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Jose, Rut, Vicky, Tito...almost constant companions, FAMILY, in Lima.


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I didn't mind being "gordita", but my doc said I should lose the weight for health. I am post menopausal, married 37 years before my husband passed away in Feb of 2011. He loved me the way I was and so do the people I've come to know and love during my mission trips. I am not trying to impress anyone, but I want to be around for my grandkids and for my extended family in Peru
People can see more pix - and videos - at My album is mumz2you. and follow my mission trips in Peru at

Member Since: 4/12/2006

Fitness Minutes: 51,119

My Goals:
To reach and stay around 180, maybe even as low as 160 if possible, SOME time by 2017. I may never be able to fit into my 40 year old wedding dress, but I can at least hope to be fit and healthy for my remaining years of service.

My Program:
My daughter, Abi, and I got in this together, by changing our eating habits and developing an exercise habit. I am trying to exercise more regularly and eat more "freggies".

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I was born in Texas, but I''ve lived in Rochester most of my life. I became a Christian my senior year of high school (Spencerport class of ''71) and met Ansel at an Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship retreat during my 2nd year at SUNY at New Paltz. We married less than a year later (Oct 27, ''73) and after losing our first child went on to have 3 others - Abi (12 -77) Ben (8-83) and Cassie (10-86). Ben married October '06 .Abi has given us our first 2 grandchildren-and yes, by the same man!Our son Ben gave us a granddaughter, Penny, in Sept 07 and grandson Jack in February 09! My husband Ansel passed away in February of 2011, but the Lord united me with a wonderful Peruvian man in August of same year, Levi Utia. We tried to have a civil ceremony either here or there. But we encountered so many obstacles. We finally married in August 2016, and are now in the process of getting his spouse visa.

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I've made 11 mission trips to Peru, and will gladly explain how I became involved to anyone who has ears to hear! I have "second homes" in Pucallpa, Lima, Chiclayo, and Iquitos (just wish I could go more often) and I have cultivated some very close friendships there.
Anyone interested in seeing photos and videos from my trip in June-July 07 and to Machu Picchu in Feb of 07 can see them at the album under mumz2you . I have two blogs - the bilingual : and my 'Perunews" where I have blogged about my most recent trip - complete with photos. Stop by and read all about it! I will try to update the photos in my gallery, so stop by again!

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    I am sure a book about you missionary adventures would sell. For those of us that have never been out of the United States, it would be interesting to know how others live, what their country is like, etc.

    Some visited a missionary and his wife in Guyana and I was shocked to see pictures of the showers, no hot water. We have so much that we take for granted here.
    17 days ago
    Food always tastes better when the company is a delight!

    That's for sure!
    17 days ago
    Bayau, is such an energetic dog. She will grab something outside and just run. There is a hole in the back yard where the pool leaked and made a small sinkhole. She jumps over the hole at a dead run. I wish I had her energy and playfulness.

    She is a smart dog. When she tries to be dominant, if I am inside in my chair, I hold my coffee mug toward her and say, "Hot!" She settles down then. She will get into my husband's chair and then try to cross over the cup console in between his and my recliner on the love seat, to lie on me. She weighs about 35 lbs., but she is not a lap dog.

    "he was the designated pooper or something! But they all loved to go for a walk!" This made me laugh!
    18 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/8/2016 12:52:57 AM
    WOW! I looked at your weight ticker, "You go, girl!"

    Maybe it is stubbornness or resiliency, but I will have to figure out or outsmart the old codger, my husband, when it comes to what food is bought. The IBS keeps me at home, but I may have to squirrel away cash and go when I feel good enough and buy the fresh stuff I need. He definitely sabotages me. I asked him to put the "junk" in the spare bedroom where I won't see it every time I am in the kitchen. He brought it back out and had it on a hutch in the kitchen; it's back in the bedroom again.

    I am grateful to have Spark People to vent to. He tends to like to get me stirred up, so I have learned not to say anything.
    18 days ago
  • v AOKDIET21
    Glad for you that you got remarried. Prayers
    22 days ago
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