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Christmas 2011 (at my lowest weight since joining SP)





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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: 34,627

Fitness Minutes: 11,390

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
12/29/2014 7:59:53 AM

Some people dislike Mondays; they hate getting out of bed. However, Monday is the day that can determine how your entire weeks goes. Monday is the day to have a mighty amount of motivation to put into a multitude of positive thoughts and actions. You see, how you think about Monday and which actions you take determines your week...yes, you do have control over how you perceive Mondays....so think of this Monday as a day to be enjoyed and filled with lots of opportunity for a good life. Monday is a Mighty Important Day!



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IAM_HIS
12/28/2014 7:29:53 PM

Enjoy today, Sunday, a day to refuel your soul, and be grateful for your blessings. Take a deep breath and relax. Take a deep breath and relax. It is your day to rest. Enjoy your family and friends.



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IAM_HIS
12/25/2014 6:30:08 AM

The Christmas Night
Wrapped was the world in slumber deep,
By seaward valley and cedarn steep,
And bright and blest were the dreams of its sleep;
All the hours of that wonderful night-tide through
The stars out blossomed in fields of blue,
A heavenly chaplet, to diadem
The King in the manger of Bethlehem.

Out on the hills the shepherds lay,
Wakeful, that never a lamb might stray,
Humble and clean of heart were they;
Thus it was given them to hear
Marvellous harpings strange and clear,
Thus it was given them to see
The heralds of the nativity.

In the dim-lit stable the mother mild
Looked with holy eyes on her child,
Cradled him close to her heart and smiled;
Kingly purple nor crown had he,
Never a trapping of royalty;
But Mary saw that the baby's head
With a slender nimbus was garlanded.

Speechless her joy as she watched him there,
Forgetful of pain and grief and care,
And every thought in her soul was a prayer;
While under the dome of the desert sky
The Kings of the East from afar drew nigh,
And the great white star that was guide to them
Kept ward o'er the manger of Bethlehem.



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IAM_HIS
12/24/2014 5:38:25 AM

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This Christmas end a quarrel. Seek out a forgotten friend. Dismiss suspicion, and replace it with trust. Write a love letter. Share something you treasure. Give a soft answer. Keep a promise. Find the time. Forgo a grudge. Forgive an enemy. Listen. Apologize is you were wrong. Try to understand. Examine your demands on others. Think first of someone else. Be kind; Be gentle. Appreciate. Laugh more. Express your gratitude. Gladden the heart of a child. Welcome a stranger. Take pleasure in the beauty and wonder of life. Speak of your love for others. Speak of it again. And again. For giving the gift of love is what Christmas really is.

I so want you to know just how special you are and how much I cherish your friendship. Have a very Merry Christmas.



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12/17/2014 4:59:48 PM

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Christmas is almost here and I know many people will be very busy, some going to visit their family. So I am taking this time to say how grateful I am to have the gift of your friendship...one of my best Christmas Gifts!



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