DEWAND1

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My husband and I at a wedding a few years ago. Thinner times



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A special evening out with my husband several years ago



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After losing 50.4 lbs., I am holding up a size 24 jean -- I wore one size bigger! Also too big top


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As many of you are, I have different roles. A daughter, wife, sister, mother, a nana and a friend. Now, I am beginning a new phase of my life, exploring fitness and nutrition and taking some time for me. I get excited over taking challenges on and succeeding. I just walked my first 5K in October 2012 and I am finally enjoying exercise. I am looking forward to what God has in store for me ....it will be good I am sure of it!

Member Since: 7/4/2012

Fitness Minutes: 6,992

My Goals:
Short Term Goal: To exercise every day for 10 minutes - part of Streak into Spring. Longer Term Goal: To walk 5K again by my birthday of August 10th. I am recovering from broken ankle and finding it hard to get going again. I love walking though and 30 minutes is a bit much for me now so trying to do 10-15 minutes every day. Long Term Goal want to be under 200 lbs. Drink more water - currently not doing so well on this but I am gonna do it!


My Program:
Sparkpeople of course plus support of my husband. Taking part in weigh and measurement at work and also lunch and learn sessions at work about nutrition, health stuff etc. My faith is so important to me. I am going to do devotions to help me lose weight and depend on the Holy Spirit to help me. Yup, I am a Christian!



Personal Information:
Born in Montreal, P.Q., moved to Ontario as a young child. Proud Canadian! Married to my hubby (He is a keeper!) with a son, daughter in law and two wonderful grandkids, work full time in health care - Human Resources. Attend a wonderful church and volunteer there. I have been mentored and am now mentoring a co-worker. Always wanted to be a teacher, but filled that need through teaching Sunday School, Pioneer Boys etc.


Other Information:
I love to sing and I make up songs to help me remember Bible verses. Some are just little choruses others are bigger. I am a lifetime learner and am currently learning a new program at work called OneNote.
I can't wait to go to my favourite park in the spring and hear the brook babbling! I love the water, especially seeing Lake Huron in all of its expanse.




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  • v GLORY63
    emoticon on making progress towards your goals. Keep it up!
    2594 days ago
  • v JUDITH316
    Dropping by to say hi and emoticon for dropping by my blog and sharing your kindness, also cheering you on for a emoticon Thursday ahead.

    Hope you enjoy the Easter Poem! emoticon

    This Life on Earth

    Easter means that this life on earth
    is not all there is.
    Jesus went "to prepare a place for us"
    in His Father’s heavenly mansions
    for all eternity.
    Jesus died for our sins,
    paying our penalty,
    so that we could be forgiven.
    He was resurrected, to prove
    that death has no hold
    on those who repent
    and accept Him as Savior.
    This life on earth is a prelude
    to eternal joy with our Lord.
    Easter is a celebration
    of our eternal destiny.

    By Joanna Fuchs

    2594 days ago
  • v no profile image PIXIE-LICIOUS
    "Conditions are never perfect. ‘Someday’ is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you.
    If it’s important to you and you want to do it ‘eventually’, just do it and correct your course along the way."
    ~ Tim Ferriss
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    Thank you for commenting on my blog, "Obesity Is Not Benign." Have a healthy Spring!
    2607 days ago
  • v IMAVISION
    Welcome to the Christians Overcoming Compulsive Overeating team.

    May we both enjoy the blessing of success that our Abba has for us!

    Ima
    2622 days ago
  • v DEWAND1
    Be as kind to yourself as you hope you are to others. Forgive yourself as much as you would forgive your child. Give of yourself to others and you will receive back many times over. Remember you are loved!
    3102 days ago
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