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This is me in Helsinki. I had no idea how round I had become.

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Welcome to my Spark Page. Hi my name is Whitney and this is where my Spark journey begins.

In July 2008, I read a book called "The Richest Man Who Ever Lived". I have since passed it on and cannot recall the authors name. It was a book on how to achieve financial success( and so much more). The author tells of his journey through the Book of Proverbs and applying Solomon's wisdom to his own life. He shares the importance of goal setting in all areas of your life. Well, this book inspired me to take the first steps...write down what you want in life.


So I bought a notebook and some loose leaf paper and wrote down a goal on each sheet.

1. To have a closer relationship with my Father.
2. Get our financial house in order.
3. Be the Excellent Wife of Proverbs 31.
4. Be a better friend, sister, daughter and
5. Lose weight and get healthy
6. Sell the jewelry I make
7. Own our own house

That is far as I got with the actual goal setting steps. I just left it in the Lord's hands, which is not a bad place to keep your dreams.


My Father always amazes me. Even when I do not specifically ask Him, I see His wonderful hand working.
He quietly began working in my life...changing my husband's job, releasing me from mine, leading me to wonderful study on the internet of the Excellent Wife and now leading me to Sparks People.


Here I have begun to learn so much about achieving your goals and the actual steps to get there. I found a worksheet here reading this article

I AM TRULY STOKED. PRITYTXGIRL let me steal a wonderful poem from her page which I believe will be my new mantra for life.

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually who are you not to be? . . . We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us." --Marianne Williamson

How beautifully true.

Member Since: 11/11/2008

Fitness Minutes: 3,002

My Goals:
After using the worksheet ....
Long Term Goal -
lose 73 lbs.

1. Feel better in and out of clothes.
2. Will be strong and flexible.
3. Will be healthier for second half of life,
4. Will be more confidant.

Deadline -
September 29, 2009

My Program:
I am going to follow the guidelines on this site.

I will track all these things, food, exercise, etc.

I will set mini goals and achieve them.

Personal Information:
I am from Arlington, Texas. Still live here. I like crafting, making jewelry, painting. I enjoy bible studies. I like to try new recipes of all kinds. I love making my hubby happy.

Other Information:
“The tragedy in life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.” ~ Benjamin Mays

"You can't break a bad habit by throwing it out the window. You've got to walk it slowly down the stairs." ~Mark Twain~

"I'd rather wear whatever I like, than eat whatever I like "

Be careful how you live; you will be the only Bible some people ever read.
–William J. Toms

Progress has little to do with speed and much to do with direction, gradual is lasting.

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  • v DEB2448
    Hello and Welcome to the 40 something team. Good Luck with your goals.
    4220 days ago
    I wanted to say Hi and welcome.
    4220 days ago
    Welcome. Good luck with your journey. Feel free to ask questions if you want. Come visit my page if you like!


    4221 days ago
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    Welcome to SparkPeople!!!

    You will find tons of motivation and tools here to help you on your weight loss journey!

    Remember to stay focused and you will reach your goals in time. Remember to drink at least 8 cups of water, stay within your calories, stay active, and get involved with your teams, you will succeed.

    Feel free to add me as a friend; I am always up for motivating and supporting other SparkPeople!

    Check out the SparkTeams on my page, we would love to have you join us!

    Be sure to check out all the features of SparkPeople!

    Good Luck & See ya around the great Spark Teams! If you need anything, just as, I’m always here!

    You CAN do it!


    4222 days ago
    One day at a time!! You can do it!!!
    4223 days ago
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