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I've been fighting this battle for way too many years. I have always been obsessed with losing weight. At one time in my life, I thought being 140 pounds was too heavy. Now I would be thrilled to weigh 140 but that's not even close to what I weigh and it seems no matter what I do, not even my willpower is enough to get the job done.
November 23, 1982 I went to my very first OA meeting. I don't remember it, but I read about it ...
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I've been fighting this battle for way too many years. I have always been obsessed with losing weight. At one time in my life, I thought being 140 pounds was too heavy. Now I would be thrilled to weigh 140 but that's not even close to what I weigh and it seems no matter what I do, not even my willpower is enough to get the job done.
November 23, 1982 I went to my very first OA meeting. I don't remember it, but I read about it in a journal I recently found. I guess I only went to one or two meetings. It didn't impress me at the time. But --- after so many years, I finally came to the end of the road. God knows I needed to turn my life around. On November 19, 2009 I recognized that I was and still am a compulsive overeater and joined OA for the second time. I have many health concerns -- hypertension, osteoarthritis, diverticulosis, knee pains, and borderline cholesterol and diabetes. I am facing the fact that I have more health problems than I can handle right now. I have gotten so much support here in SP, and made many friends who I will always cherish. I found out that willpower doesn't work for me. And exercise alone doesn't fit the bill either. Balancing it all is what counts. I walk every day or whenever the weather permits, I walk with a friend on Thursdays.

I joined SP on March 7, 2006 at 245.4. In January 2008 I wrote this: ah, another year. I'm starting over....Again. I have fallen many times but I keep getting up! Yayyy, I still have faith in my convictions to get below 200. I can do it with commitment to the cause with an eating plan and exercise program plus a POSITIVE ATTITUDE. I know that the key to a winning combination is right here in SparkPeople, continuing to go to OA and a connection with God. So I'll be staying here. I will always be fighting the good fight with all my SP buddies. Onward SP Crusaders! I found recovery at OA and will be a member for the rest of my life. I intend to stay in SP for as long as it exists also. The two together have helped me immensely.

July 1st 2013 I had bi-lateral surgery and now I am blessed with two new knee replacements. After many physical therapy sessions I am on my way to a whole new life! Walking more.

When I first started in SP, I thought it would be nice to chat with local people so with a small group, we started the LEHIGH VALLEY SPARKS Group Forum which later became a Team. We're all community members fighting the same "losing" battle. Join us if you live in our neck of the woods Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton or anywhere beyond those cities. Look for us -- SparkPoints -- Groups -- Lehigh Valley Sparks.

http://teams.sparkpeople.com/LehighValle
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When you need help, you can depend on the SP Staff members because they're always willing and able to answer all your questions. You just can't find a nicer group. I am so happy to be a member of this community and I thank Spark Guy for developing the site, and keeping it free of charge.

I've been spreading the Spark at my personal websites. Visit some of my websites:

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Serenity Chapel:
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Google BLOG:
http://smyleered.blogspot.com

Fortune City BLOG:
SmyleeReds Place to Vent http://smyleered.myblogsite.com/

Onward SP Crusaders!

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Member Since: 3/7/2006

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My Goals:
To cultivate a new lifestyle by eating less carbs and being gifted with losing some weight I honestly want to be healthier physically, mentally and spiritually. I trust in and seek God's help each day of my life.

Every 4 months the blood sugar and cholesterol numbers are getting better.

A very long-range goal is to get to One-derland, below 200.


My Program:
~~ 1250-1600 calories
~~Using SP trackers
~~ Weigh In once a month
~~Come to SparkPeople as often as I can and read, read, read, comment on my main team. the Lehigh Valley Sparks and my SP blog.
Together WE CAN DO IT! Onward SP Crusaders to fight the good fight!
SmyleeRed your #1 SP Crusader


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Born and raised in the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania June 1945; married 38 years (4-5-75) to a great guy who supports my efforts, have one daughter who I'm very proud of. With all my medical and physical issues there are plenty reasons why I need to change my lifestyle. SP helped me more than any other program as far as learning what to eat, how much to eat and what's healthy. This is a serious undertaking for me, one that I am making to benefit my health and my life. I need all the help, motivation and encouragement I can get. Hopefully I will achieve my goals with God's help and this community's support.

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I like gardening, watching Days of Our Lives, anything Patriotic, CSI , listening to Gunther Walsh on the radio,exchanging recipes, I read a lot, especially my OA Literature, medical info, meditation, nutrition, exercise, recipes, and whatever I can find online that is beneficial. That's precisely how I found SparkPeople.com I was looking for a calorie counter. What a blessing! I'm spreading the Spark on my personal websites.


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3/1/2015 5:56:43 PM

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It is going to be a most successful month - I feel it in my bones!

God bless us all with success in all areas of life!

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12/24/2014 8:57:56 PM

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.




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