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Running the Race of My Life!

I am in my 50s and ready to get healthy so that I can enjoy this time of my life! God has plans for my life and I need to be in tip-top shape so that I can carry them out! For the past year I have been participating in the BLC teams on Spark People - I have been a Groovy Gecko and I love it! I am absolutely delighted with all the tools that are provided by Spark People! I wish everyone the best on their wellness journeys!
I am in my 50s and ready to get healthy so that I can enjoy this time of my life! God has plans for my life and I need to be in tip-top shape so that I can carry them out! For the past year I have been participating in the BLC teams on Spark People - I have been a Groovy Gecko and I love it! I am absolutely delighted with all the tools that are provided by Spark People! I wish everyone the best on their wellness journeys!




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Member Since: 4/26/2013

SparkPoints: 7,821

Fitness Minutes: 3,719

My Goals:
Enjoy enhanced health and wellness!

Have energy to do important things in my life!

Gain control over blood sugars, diet, activities, and motivation!

My Program:
Diet ~ Eliminating flour from diet. Eating lost of fruits and veggies. Moving toward less meats.

Exercise ~ 5/24/13 ~
Monday, Wednesday, Friday - yoga
Tuesday, Thursday - hour body sculpting class that incorporates weights
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday - cardio (combination of classes and treadmill/stepper/bike)

Water, water, water!

Motivation ~ Daily chats with God! At least 30 minutes per day on motivational activities, such as earning Spark points and giving Spark goodies!

Personal Information:
From Maryland.

Married for 27 years to marvelous man. Have two wonderful children in their 20's - both are in college - son is getting master's degree in mental health counseling and daughter is working on bachelor's degree. I am graduating with my PhD this summer! Have 4 dogs - 2 yellow lab pups, an English mastiff, and a stray German wire-haired pointer/chocolate lab mix.

Teach college nursing courses for three universities online. Considering what changes to make in career since earning the PhD.

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CAN'T WAIT TO START THE BLC21 CHALLENGE!!!

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GLORYLIGHT57
2/27/2015 11:59:27 PM

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☻/.... Just stopping by to wish you an awesome WEC
/▌ Go Groovy Geckos!!
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RUTHIEBEAR
2/1/2015 10:18:12 AM

SOmetimes I feel so discouraged on this journey. I feel defeated and like I am a failure. Some days I feel so unworthy knowing I have not made the right choices.
At times like those, Christian music can change my focus and lift my spirit. today I share the lyrics of a song written by Geron Davis. His wife Becky does such a touching rendition.

Mercy Saw Me- Written By Geron Davis

The years had left scars. The scars had left pain. How could he recognize me? I wasn't the same. I knew I should pay and I knew the price. For justice and law demanded my life. Yet, his tender heart heard my desperate cry. And he saw my past through merciful eyes.

Chorus: Beautiful! That's how mercy saw me; Though I was broken and so lost, mercy looked past all my faults. Justice of God saw what I had done, but mercy saw me through the Son; Not what I was, but what I could be, that's how mercy saw me.

Wherever you go, you can't go too far that his eyes of mercy can't see where you are. He loves you too much to leave you alone. You're flesh of his flesh and bone of his bone. Yet his heart cries out for your heart today. See yourself through his eyes and then you will say, you'll say:

Bridge: Sin has stolen my dignity and all my self-esteem. But I was made brand new again when mercy looked at me.

Know that when the Lord looks at YOU - in HIS eyes - You are beautiful!

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TRANSFORM-ABBY
1/29/2015 5:46:34 PM

Me too, Gail! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon



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TRANSFORM-ABBY
1/27/2015 11:39:27 AM

Thanks, Gail, for checking in and for that encouragement. I have been off the grid a lot the past two weeks. Health issues, then family in the past 2 weekends. It has slowed me down on my exercise. Diet has been good until the past two days. Getting back on track. How are you doing?



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SHARKAR02
1/19/2015 9:10:05 PM

Thanks for the goodie. Go Geckos!



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