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Down to about 240 pounds.

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Front view of me taken on March 5, 2011 at 270 pounds.

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This is a picture of me at about 160 pounds without the chubby cheeks I have now.

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My name is Janis. I am a Christian woman with a creative spirit. I am a stay at home mom and wife. I love crafts, puzzles, singing, reading and very much into writing, cooking and baking gluten free foods.

Feeling positive this year is a year of good change and setting a plan to jump back on that weight-loss bus. My family prayed together this morning and we are looking forward to eating smarter and being more active.

Thanking God every moment! He is gracious and merciful and I love walking with Him every day! God bless!

Member Since: 2/12/2011

Fitness Minutes: 11,907

My Goals:
Pray every day.
Eat more fruits.
Eat more vegetables.
Drink more water.
Exercise every day.
Write every day.
Think positive thoughts.

My Program:
I am carefully following the goals set by the site. I am also exercising by resistance training and then following it up with cardio by Denise Austin. I am eating more fruits and veggies than I ever have and drinking more water. I am learning to be more creative in the kitchen, not just with meals, but with gluten free and sugar free (mostly) baking.

Personal Information:
My name is Janis and I am from Northern New York, but now live in Maine. I am a writer and have written several poems, lyrics, short stories, and have three nonfiction books I am working on, with some fictional stories just waiting to be written.

To contact me elsewhere:


YIM: mysticocean@ymail.com
GoogleTalk: nayture.girl@gmail.com
WindowsMS: jisoucie@hotmail.com

Other Information:
This is one of my favorite quotes:
"Each of us may be a diamond-in-the-rough, needing only a muse and a change in circumstance to go from humble caterpillar to majestic butterfly." - Peter Whitmer, Ph.D. ~from The Inner Elvis: A Psychological Biography of Elvis Aaron Presley

I am inspired by God and all he has created; by my family and friends, by people such as Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, Johnny Depp, among a few others.

I love most kinds of music except death metal. I like romantic comedies, comedies, adventure, thriller, and drama movies. I love Disney and Pixar films.

My hobbies are writing, reading, crafts, scrapbooking, playing online games on Facebook, gardening, going for walks, hiking, fishing, horseback riding, four wheeling, snowmobiling, cooking, baking, interior decoration, listening to music, watching movies, and those are just a start.

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    HI JANIS we are connected . emoticon We can do this together, it's the very best way. emoticon emoticon
    2700 days ago
    I am not very good with computers, never used one till spark. I like to have some communication I do not want just pictures to collect I want spark friend to support and be supported by.
    Our eldest son lives in Plattsburgh New York. I am not using face book this is the only site I like because it is very well run. Anything inappropriate goes and I am much older than you but I prefer it that way.
    I have walking Buddies and I try to walk daily. I have lost my weight slowly but I am retired and This is my thing to do. If people want to chat it's great. If they do not want to be supported I will leave them alone and remove them from my page. I am overwhelmed with people but I know some just want thousands of friends and contact is with Emoticons. I like to chat as you can see, I too am diabetic and I am off any medications I use diet and exercise. Great to meet you I hope our Spark friendship will be a good one. Pat in Augusta, emoticon emoticon Nice to meet you !! emoticon
    Pat in Maine.
    2701 days ago
    Thank you so much!
    2711 days ago
    emoticon for joining the "Writers" team, even getting two welcome mat Goodies! emoticon I wish you much success with your weight loss. Take things one healthy meal, one exercise, one positive day at a time and always believe in yourself that you can do this, one pound at a time. emoticon -- Lou
    2724 days ago
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    Janis, Just peaking in to see how you are doing... Prayed that you might have a great day and be moving forward in your health journey. Gentle hugs from Washington. Linda
    2941 days ago
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