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Came to this site in February of 2008; began new lifestyle Aug,9,2007. Hoping for a reduction in medications and being able to have a normal, pain-free life from here on in. I appreciate all the support I get, am very blessed with this site and access to it!
This site and all the people on it are a continuation of growth for all involved. It is so true that we are our brother's keeper, we are put here for each other, strangers or not!
With a deep faith in my Savior and trust ...
Came to this site in February of 2008; began new lifestyle Aug,9,2007. Hoping for a reduction in medications and being able to have a normal, pain-free life from here on in. I appreciate all the support I get, am very blessed with this site and access to it!
This site and all the people on it are a continuation of growth for all involved. It is so true that we are our brother's keeper, we are put here for each other, strangers or not!
With a deep faith in my Savior and trust and hope in all that is offered on this site, I will do my best as HE allows me to do to better myself physically, spiritually, and emotionally!
We may not always get what we WANT, but we will always get what we need at the time, on HIS timetable, not ours!

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Member Since: 2/21/2008

SparkPoints: 343,118

Fitness Minutes: 208,612

My Goals:
1. Get off some of my medications.
2. Keep the diabetes at the stage it is in now.
3.Lose total of 152 pounds.
4. Maintain a new healthier lifestyle to prolong my life.

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I reside in Mid -Michigan, love to travel. I have one daughter who is my pride and joy.
The greatest thing in my life is my continual discoveries of how HE works in my life!

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I look forward to being able to get healthier, shed the weight I need to lose, and start to travel again.
I take nothing for granted in my life, my attitude is gratitude.

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CLUMBOY
8/13/2015 6:47:09 AM

good morning--thanks for stopping by my blog. I see you live in the UP--my FAVE place! we haven't made it up there in years, but a lot of years near summers end we go up to the birchwood inn at harbor springs with our dogs and relax for a week. I have always wanted to go to pictured rocks--one of these days we will make it! have a great day!



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SKRIBBLEZ
8/11/2015 1:41:32 AM

Thanks for your comment on my blog! Yes, very busy, all the time - its a bit tedious sometimes. I'm actually about to go through some of my old, old blogs - because I have to find out what worked before - but I know at the time I was taking diet pills and I wasn't in recovery and didn't have as many responsibilities and I had two dogs and a treadmill in my room - it was much easier to lose weight (I'm sure the pills helped). I don't want to go down that route again so I've got to do something!



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JULIAMOONCHILD
8/10/2015 2:48:42 PM

Thank you so much for your comment on my blog. You have been through so much and are still going through this very tough time with your Mom. Dementia is such a wretched disease. It destroys the person who has it and it nearly destroys the people who love them and care for them.
I appreciate what you are going through and I surely appreciate you being there for me over the years I spent with my Mom. You helped me then because you understood - You help me today for the very same reason.
Thanks for always being such a wonderful spark buddy and friend.

I am sending you good thoughts and prayers. emoticon



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SHARON10002
8/8/2015 12:12:06 AM

Here's little humor to get your "Weekend Atta-Tude" revved up and rarin' to go today:
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As you get older, you lose three important things.
The first is your memory.
The second is your ability to remember what you just said.
And I can’t remember the third thing.
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BLAZINGSWORD
8/7/2015 3:40:19 PM

Thank you for your comment on my blog. Yes, 30 years worth of stuff to sort through. We lived in Maryland, then moved to Michigan for two years, and then back to Maryland. But when we came back to Maryland, we rented a townhouse and had everything stored in the townhouse with our move from Michigan. Try getting 2,800 square feet houseful of stuff from Michigan to a townhouse that was probably like 1,800 square feet. Then when we moved to my present house which is like 2,600 square feet, there were some boxes, (I should say a good number of boxes), that we never had the chance to open as I started a new job.

However, I started cleaning and downsizing back in April of this year when I decided I had enough of house maintenance and yard work. That's when I put a deposit down on the condo, so I was in earnest. To tell you the truth, it was like God put a fire under my butt! LOL!

I had close friends and people from church telling me, why don't you downsize? You will be so much better off not having to deal with the house maintenance and yard work.

I heard from a close childhood friend up the street, my pastor, from a Community Bible Study core group leader, and several other people.

Then it was like when April came, I wanted out of the house right then and there!!!

So I was hoping to purchase a top floor condo with a loft with an elevator in the building in the subdivision where I live now but we only have like 3 buildings with elevators much less have a loft condo available.

Then my son-in-law happened to come across on a website where Ryan homes were building on the other side of town. There would be condo buildings with elevators in them and they would have a loft in them! BUT THEY HAD NO MODELS TO LOOK AT HERE!

However, there was one in Midlothian, Virginia. So when I went to visit my daughter & her husband in Virginia during Easter, I made plans to stop by on my way home and look at the condo loft model which was finished & furnished to see how it would look like here in Maryland. (No, I will not be moving to Virginia. He's in the armed forces and may be moving around.) So I liked what I saw and took about 100 pictures on my cell phone so that I would not have to rely on memory. I am glad that I did. It was the deciding factor that led me to purchase the condo.

Needless to say, I wasn't expecting to put the house up for sale so soon! But it is probably just as well because I can see God's hand in it. I pray everyday that He would direct me in the way that I should go in getting things done. I so want to be able to have the house up for sale by October 1st so that I can spend some time with a new grand baby that will be coming soon around September 10th. Evidently, I have yet to try to get this stuff off the freezer but will need to try a couple of things. It's almost like tree sap and I don't know if vinegar will cut it. So I will try a few things and see what happens. Have a great day! I need to get back to work! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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