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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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    Thanks for the friend add and for your comments on my blog. I really appreciated it! I have major depression, bipolar and PTSD als well, so we really have similar issues. I've been in the hospital 3-4 times for mental illness as well. Thanks again for the comments and the friend add.
    3404 days ago
    emoticon For each petal on the shamrock.
    This brings a wish your way
    Good health, good luck, and happiness
    For today and every day. emoticon
    3420 days ago
    I love the way that you're decorated your SparkPage! That shade of blue and the clouds look so nice together. How do you like the new layout? They put different buttons at the top, you know. I think it's sort of pretty, but I wish they had told us that it was going to happen. It was kind of a shock this morning. I didn't know where the old buttons went, and the new ones looked like camouflage- I didn't even see them for a while.

    I'm sorry that you're going through such a tough time! Do you have a Dollar Tree or a Dollar Store by you? Because they have a lot of things for a dollar or less. Maybe you could get more for less by shopping at a place like that.

    3443 days ago
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    emoticon Support is here for you. One of the things I like about SP is the ability to go on it 24 hours a day.
    3443 days ago
    I found you on the forum, if you want to go there.
    3459 days ago
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