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My weight has been a battle all of my adult life but now it's not just about my weight; I want to be healthy and be able to enjoy my kids and grandkids. We have a total of five kids: two boys, ages 36 and 31, and three girls, ages 28, 25, and 16. Right now, we have five grandkids, four boys (15, 12, 3, & 1) and a little girl (5 yr old). Serving a powerful and wonderful awesome God is most important in my life, and then comes taking care of my family. My Prince Charming is so supportive of me, and loves me no matter what, however, he is glad to see the weight loss so that we can have more years together. In January, we celebrated our 10th anniversary, and I told him that I want to make to at least 50 years!! To do that, we both have to hit the century mark since we were 46 when we married. I have to be healthy to get there, so onward and upward---or maybe I should say DOWNward--we go!!!

Member Since: 9/21/2008

Fitness Minutes: 19,428

My Goals:
My main goal is to be healthy enough to see ALL my kids and grandkids grow up

My Program:
Continue pursuing a healthy lifestyle, including what I eat and the fitness routines that will help me get there.

If I lose weight, I will be very glad. If not, I will be fat and healthy!

I've done my first Triathlon, and I will be continuing to participate in events.

Personal Information:
One of my "life verses": They that WAIT upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles. They shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint."
Isaiah 40:31
Teach me, O Lord, to WAIT.

Laugh when you can..✿. Apologize when you should..✿. And let go of what you can't change... Love deeply and forgive quickly... Take chances and give your everything..✿. Life is too short to be anything but happy...✿ You have to take the good with the bad...✿ Love what you have... Always remember what you had... Forgive and forget.✿..and always remember.. that life goes on..✿ Life is too short✿

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I am the proud wife of a retired U.S. soldier who is also a pastor, I am a mom, grandma, and a college student. I'm an online student with Grand Canyon University,I will do my student teaching in the fall and then in December I will have my degree to teach English. One step at a time...

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    2323 days ago
    With my 3rd sparkaversary coming up in a few weeks I thought about you. After all, you were one of the very first friends I had on SP.

    (((gentle hugs))) to a wonderful woman who helped to keep me steady in the early days.

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    2350 days ago
    emoticon Lori! I hope all is well with you. It is the last month of the year! With temptations of holiday foods let’s remain focused on our December goals that will lead us into the New Year with sparktacular results!

    emoticon D = Daily Reflection: Visualize your hopes and dreams until each are met!
    emoticon E = Embrace your journey with optimism, commitment and follow-through!
    emoticon C = Choose effective goals for each day that fits best for your lifestyle!
    emoticon E = Eat healthy nutrition, diversify fitness activities and mindful well-being!
    emoticon M = Measure progress without scale by the results that you see and feel!
    emoticon B = Be patient and always persevere by turning obstacles into achievements!
    emoticon E = Encourage, support and inspire others by sharing your success!
    emoticon R = Remember, You are Worthy! You CAN Do It! You are a Winner!

    May you always be fulfilled with the Blessings of Hope, the Spirit of Serenity and the Gift of Happiness. Have a beautiful and blessed holiday season. Love and hugs always.

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    2486 days ago
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    Just stopped by to see how you were doing. Have a fantastic week.
    2549 days ago
    emoticon Lori! Let’s make October the month to renew and refresh ourselves! Fall is the season to rejuvenate our body, mind and spirit! Let’s enjoy the colorful sights, autumn scents and wildlife sounds of October! Fall for outdoor fitness fun! Find healthy recipes with autumn flavors! Embrace positive modification for inner well-being! Enjoy October’s journey of improved health! Have a happy and healthy autumn month!

    emoticon O = Our journey is about self-improvements and personal growth!
    emoticon C = Conquer obstacles by turning setbacks into comebacks!
    emoticon T = Trust your choices, decisions and actions!
    emoticon O = Open your mind to new ways of doing new things!
    emoticon B = Bring out the very best in you and your abilities!
    emoticon E = Embrace each goal with optimism, dedication and completion!
    emoticon R = Reduce stress, eat healthy, drink water, exercise regularly and have fun!

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    2550 days ago
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