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“Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.”
- 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

I love this passage...I feel like I'm finally getting it..

I am back in this place of needing and wanting to lose the weight. I have yo yo'd up and down over the past 20 years. After a significant trauma, I gained 50 pounds. I maintained that weight for years and slowly added a few pounds along the way.

I was walking everywhere (lived in the West Coast and did not own a car) but I slowly started gaining. I am the heaviest I have ever been and I absolutely HAVE to get healthy. My father just died 8 weeks ago after a quad bypass. He and his doctor's didn't know he had advanced heart disease. It's on both sides of my family. My mother has breast cancer and is fighting for her of my sister's died of cancer 5 years ago in her 30s.... Now while all of that seems so depressing, I smile only because I have twin sons, who are 4 1/2 and the light of my life. They need their Mama, healthy, in spirit, body and mind. I've got the spirit part down, the mind part is a work in progress - lol - now I have to honor my body. Anyone wanna join me?

Member Since: 8/3/2009

Fitness Minutes: 1,199

My Goals:
1) To read the Bible in the next year.
2) To join a Bible Study group at my amazing church!
3) To consciously choose foods based in my favorite Bible passage.
4) To exercise daily.
5) To continue to grow, evolve, and thrive as a woman, mother, friend, social worker and church member.
6) To feel gratitude daily for this life.
7) To learn to fully respect my body as much as I respect my spirit.
8) To offer my love, friendship and service to those around me.

My Program:
I have become a member of my church which is so special to me. I have never officially joined anywhere, nor have I been baptized. I am really looking forward to the baptism and foraging new relationships with my fellow members.
*****Update: I was baptized this summer, volunteer at my church 8-15 hours a week, and am feeling so blessed that I have this community each and every day.

I am eating clean, daily. When I falter, I do not see the day as a failure, I brush myself off, drink a glass of water and move ahead.

I am reading my Bible daily.

I am reading my Devotionals for Mom ~ daily.

I am noticing the changes in my body and fully appreciating them. I am also noting my scars, stretch marks from pregnancy and realize they are all a part of the roadmap of my life. I love that!

I take joy in every single emotion I have on a daily basis.

Personal Information:
I am living as a Texas transplant and LOVE it here! I am the mama of twin special needs boys who are the absolute "everything" of my life. I am also a clinical social worker who is fearlessly opening up a brand new private practice.

Other Information:
I love almost all kinds of music and find such peace and serenity in jazz. Sara Vaughn, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzie Gilespie... 'em all. I am an art lover and am constantly stretching myself to learn more about the art of photography and mixed media. This is goofy but I have to write about this: I have watched several movies in the last 3 months that DON'T involve puppetry!!! Yay for me!! LOL (yes, the only time my TV is on is for sesame street, Fraggle Rock, etc...).

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