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I joined SP in May of 2011 to get out of a rut of poor food choices and too little exercise (resulting in a slow but steady weight gain of about 10-15 pounds over several years). I am Catholic, and realized that I was not treating my body as a temple of the Holy Spirit. I don't want to become obsessive about the numbers on my scale or clothing tags, but I do want to be a good steward of this body God has given me.

I lost about 15 pounds between May and December of 2011, and then ...
I joined SP in May of 2011 to get out of a rut of poor food choices and too little exercise (resulting in a slow but steady weight gain of about 10-15 pounds over several years). I am Catholic, and realized that I was not treating my body as a temple of the Holy Spirit. I don't want to become obsessive about the numbers on my scale or clothing tags, but I do want to be a good steward of this body God has given me.

I lost about 15 pounds between May and December of 2011, and then lost my motivation, and gained around 5 of it back. By October 2013 I was within a few pounds of my goal weight, and then got pregnant! So for now I'm trying to have a healthy pregnancy, and worry about my goal weight after that. My lifetime goal is to stay around my final weight, but more importantly, to make sure I get good nutrition and an adequate amount of exercise each day. I still struggle a great deal with choosing healthy foods over junk food, and that's definitely something I need to overcome. Though since I got pregnant, I haven't been craving sweets like I used to. I hope this stays with me!
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Member Since: 5/15/2011

SparkPoints: 35,457

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My Goals:
- lose 5ish pounds
- eat well
- be more active
- keep this reasonable (not let myself obsess over it or let it become more important than prayer or spiritual growth)
- stay this way!

My Program:
- track my food intake each week that I have a gain in weight

- do some form of exercise every day

Personal Information:
I'm a 35 year old Catholic housewife and homeschool mommy. I enjoy crocheting, scrapbooking, reading and coupon shopping.

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IAM_HIS
3/20/2015 1:22:46 PM

“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.”
Marcus Aurelius



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IAM_HIS
3/17/2015 10:43:53 AM

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Happy St. Patrick's Day my dear Spark Friend emoticon

May The Road
Rise Up To Meet You


May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields
and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

(traditional Gaelic blessing)



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VALLITTLEMAMA5
3/2/2015 10:03:26 PM

Thanks for your encouragement on my blog. I'm already running into "snags." My first challenge will be to find some festive no-sugar baked goods to use for birthdays (of which there are a lot in our family!!).



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IAM_HIS
2/16/2015 11:53:52 AM

Did you know that "mon" in Monday is French for mine? In case you weren't aware, that makes Monday, "My Day". That sure makes the start of this week very special. So have a Marvelous Monday....make it a great "My" day.



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IAM_HIS
2/13/2015 11:07:53 AM

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St. Valentine was jailed for continuing to secretly marry young lovers, defying Romans rules in the third century that insisted single men made better soldiers. For this he was sentenced to death and later named for the holiday celebrating lovers. But his act of love was his act of service to the soldiers.

February 14th is the day of love, and there's nothing more important all year. So, use it to give love, show gratitude and appreciation to all those people who've touched your life this year -- whether it's giving them a gift, a hug or a simple call. Bring some you made especially for your perpetually single best friend, call your grandparent you've been meaning to talk to, make some homemade soup or cookies for that person who did you that big favor this year. Honestly, it will make you feel incredible! And that's really what the day is about: spreading love, being of service, expressing your positive emotions and feeling good. Valentine's Day is about showing love. So take the commercialism out and put the true meaning into the day,



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