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I am a 52 year old female. I live in PA. I want to lose 100 lbs. I know it's going to be a hard journey, but I am up for the challenge. I have fibromyalgia, Psoriatic Arthritis and survived cancer in 2006. Healthy eating is so important in dealing with illness or preventing it. I work very hard at keeping a positive attitude. It makes things so much easier to do that.

I am setting small weight loss goals instead of looking at the entire picture of what I need to lose. It's less overwhelming that way.

I love life and all it has to offer. God gave us so much, it's up to us to use the tools he's given us to better our lives, and ourselves.

I need ALL the support I can get. I need you all here :) I want to be there for you too :) I wish you all the best of luck in your journey to lose weight.

UPDATE: 3/11/09 (41 lbs. lost)

Don't Quit

"When things go wrong as they sometimes will
When the road you're trudging seems all up hill.
When funds are low and the debts are high.
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh.
When care is pressing you down a bit.
Rest, if you must, but don't you quit.
Life is queer with its twists and turns.
As everyone of us sometimes learns.
And many a failure turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out:

Don't give up though the pace seems slow -
You may succeed with another blow.
Success is failure turned inside out -
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt.
And you never can tell how close you are.
It may be near when it seems so far:
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit
It's when things seem worst that you must not QUIT.

Author unknown

"Yesterday's failures are today's seeds
That must be diligently planted to be able to abundantly harvest
Tomorrow's success."

Those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Isaiah 40:31 NIV


Member Since: 11/1/2006

My Goals:
1. Lose this weight.
2. Drink my 8 cups of
water daily.
3. Count my calories
on sparkpeople daily.
4. Keep on exercising as best I can with a chronic illness.
5. Look at myself in
the mirror daily and
remind myself I am
worthy of this.

My Program:
Counting calories and trying to move more! Every little change will add up :)

Personal Information:
Age 51 (female)

Married- 32 years

2 grown children

2 grandchildren

Enjoy music, internet, crocheting and hallmark movies :)

Other Information:
"The struggles make you stronger, and the changes make you wise"
Great quote from the song: Life Ain't Always Beautiful" by: Gary Allen

YOU, and ONLY YOU can change who you are :)

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    I just read this poem & felt it too good not to share on this CHRISTmas Eve! God bless!

    {This is another version of 'Twas The Night Before Christmas' }

    'Twas the night before Jesus came
    and all through the house
    Not a creature was praying,
    Not one in the house.
    Their Bibles were lain on the shelf without care
    In hopes that Jesus would not come there.

    The children were dressing to crawl into bed.
    Not once ever kneeling or bowing a head.
    And Mom in her rocker with baby on her lap
    Was watching the Late Show while I took a nap.

    When out of the East there arose such a clatter.
    I sprang to my feet to see what was the matter.
    Away to the window I flew like a flash,
    Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash!

    When what to my wondering eyes should appear
    But angels proclaiming that Jesus was here.
    With a light like the sun sending forth a bright ray
    I knew in a moment this must be THE DAY!

    The light of His face made me cover my head
    It was Jesus! returning just like He had said.
    And though I possessed worldly wisdom and wealth,
    I cried when I saw Him in spite of myself.

    In the Book of Life which He held in His hand
    Was written the name of every saved man.
    He spoke not a word as He searched for my name;
    When He said "it's not here" my head hung in shame.

    The people whose names had been written with love
    He gathered to take to His Father above.
    With those who were ready He rose without a sound.
    While all the rest were left standing around.

    I fell to my knees, but it was too late;
    I had waited too long and thus sealed my fate.
    I stood and I cried as they rose out of sight;
    Oh, if only I had been ready tonight.

    In the words of this poem the meaning is clear;
    The coming of Jesus is drawing near.
    There's only one life and when comes the last call
    We'll find that the Bible was true after all!

    (by Reverend Edward M. Gionest, Sr.)

    To those who receive Him, He gives the power to become the sons of God, even to those that believe on his name. Repent and declare with your mouth that Jesus is your Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him up from the dead, you will be saved.
    522 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon God bless America & your July 4th! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1060 days ago
    No, I've never been to the Flight 93 memorial, just don't go out that way alot, we work alot.
    Congratulations on the 5lb. weight lose! emoticon
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    1074 days ago
    Yes, I know where Jennerstown is, my husband just informed me it's out past Ligioner, so that makes it clearer to me!
    Yes, I had a really nice lunch with my friend Cathy, it was much needed, and I had a good weekend. We celebrated my husband, took him out to dinner for Father's Day. emoticon
    1075 days ago
    I'm not sure where the Boswell area is, I will look it up. I have to get ready here, meeting a friend for lunch and it's much needed. I don't get to do that too often.
    Have a great weekend!
    Love and blessings,
    1079 days ago
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