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Member Since: 10/28/2008

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To get to a weight where I feel comfortable in my own skin.
To feel unashamed of who I am because of my appearance.

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    O! I'm so glad! I thought I had your personal email at one time, but let me know how you'd like the info and I'll be happy to pass it along. I think you are going to be joyfully surprised! emoticon BB~ emoticon
    2 days ago
    You never realize what you truly have until you lose it. I don't know why, but I wanted to move away when I got on my own and never come back. There were few jobs there and the competition for a job opening was huge. I was offered a job doing key punch, but I didn't like typing and wanted to be a nurse.

    I enlisted the year after I graduated, 1970, and ended up being an administrative specialist/clerk typist in the Air Force. Once I was in the military, I realized what a great place it was where I had lived. Deep Creek Lake began growing as a tourist attraction and property values skyrocketed.

    I do have a lot of memories from there. I have gone back a couple of times and stayed at a timeshare that my sister has. The first time I went back, there were very few places that I recognized. The houses were gone, the roads had changed, the old bridges had been replaced. There were few familiar landmarks that I remembered. Our rancher is now a rental property. The last time I was there, I went up the driveway and turned around. The house has been changed, but some things I remembered.

    3 days ago
    I grew up in Garrett County. My parents bought a cabin in the early 1960's that was along the lake. Later Dad built a rancher for us and rented out the cabin. Eventually, he tore down the cabin.

    Mom sold the house and property after Dad died. We had 150' of shoreline and I was active swimming, water skiing, fishing and sledding. The winters there can be immobilizing.
    3 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/27/2016 3:43:26 PM
    My friend TEXASFILLY asked me to friend you. I too live in Maryland, in Hagerstown.

    I went through an almost 6-year marriage of physical abuse. I wanted to tell you, you can put your past into a different perspective. I am a survivor, so are you! We can be used by God to share our stories of victory by His Grace.

    When I decided to leave my first husband, I was not a Christian, but God preserved me through all of the abuse. I went home to my Mom and had to start over. I had three outfits and a pair of shoes and had to borrow money from my mother to purchase clothing at yard sales.

    There is a time to draw a line on the past. We cannot change it, but we can change our attitude about it. I hope you will accept me as your Spark Friend.

    I have health problems too. I have the same attitude about them. I can look at the possibility of what "can" happen or I can fight with food and exercise.

    I have found a way of eating that fits me. It is Dr. Eric Westman's ketogenic way of eating. I leave it to individuals if they want to have a long, slow weight loss or whether they would rather go this route. I went to a meeting this year in Shepherdstown, West Virginia and heard the unsolicited testimonials of people that were using his way of eating. People with all types of illnesses were improving their health and some no longer had any symptoms of their illnesses. I had tried his way of eating for two weeks and saw my blood glucose improve dramatically. I also lost weight.

    I have been told that I have, Crohn's disease, irritable bowel syndrome, morbid obesity, diabetes and kidney damage, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea and arthritis. I can see my improvement in the statistics or vitals taken at my doctor's visit. I can feel in my body, the absence of pain and swelling.

    I generally don't write my blogs about diet and weight loss because I would rather write about other things. Diet and weight loss can be hyper-focused on instead of getting out there and interacting with others and living a happy life. I find when I do the latter, that I am exercising and I am mindful of what I put into my body. I am a happy woman.

    Today I found Torani sweetener for my coffee and I can have coffee now with no calories, not even from artificial sweeteners. It is a small victory, but one that allows me to have flavored coffees. It is a vanilla sweetener and there was also caramel on the shelves at Weis Markets.

    Please put the thought that your life is meaningless and that you are not worthy of love from your mind. God made each person as an individual and they have a purpose that no other can fill in His Plan. There used to be a cartoon of a little boy and it was captioned, "God don't make no junk."

    I hope you are having a good day today. You will have Spark friends here that really do care about you. I talked to BB yesterday on the phone and prayed about her wrist with her. She is a bright spot in my day when she phones me.

    I am glad your man sees your heart, that is what is important. We, as humans, tend to judge the outside. 1Samuel 16:7 But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart. This was written about David, a shepherd that was to become the king over Israel. God saw in him a king while he was put down by one of his brothers.

    I may never be famous or great in the eyes of other people, but Jesus died for my sins and I am a child of the King. I am joyous in the love of God and hope that I spread that when I am around others.
    4 days ago
    Thanks very much for the gift!
    4 days ago
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