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I started walking February 20, 2007 with the main purpose to grow closer to God. He has blessed that effort by helping me watch what I eat (especially cutting out the daily Cokes - and the chocolate), and eating more fruits and veggies. I walk each morning, trying to start by 4:30 a.m., and the time varies between 1-2 hours. It really depends on how drawn to my Bible study I am each day (how much time I think God is calling me to). I want to get down to 145 because I know I will feel and look better, and I am doing this for my Christian witness. Besides, I want to be around to see my sons marry and have families.

Member Since: 6/27/2007

Fitness Minutes: 295

My Goals:
(Reworded 8/1/07)

#1 goal - become more intimate with God: spend time daily with Him through prayer, reading His Word, memorizing scripture, worshiping through songs on the radio or CDs.

#2 - Have the body God intended me to have so that I can do EVERYTHING God intended me to do

#2 - Lose 2 pounds per week (burn or eat 500 cal. less than weekly needs per pound)

#3 - Weigh 200 by 11/16/07

#4 - Get rid of my big belly

#5 - Tone everything

My Program:

Eating the right things

Drinking LOTS of water!

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Personal Information:
I'm a native Albuquerquean (except 4 years in CO going to college, and about 9 months in AZ working a job). My husband and I have been married 23+ years, and we have three sons, 21, 19, and 13. I go by Ozark Mom because my 21 year-old spent two years there before God led him elsewhere, and now my 19 year-old is in his second year there.

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I work as the Office Manager at a CPA office, teach 4 and 5 year-old Sunday School, sing in the church choir, serve as co-director of the leadership team of our Women's Ministry, and try to keep up with the activities of my family. That is one reason I get up so early to walk - besides, I like seeing millions of miles when I look at the stars.

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    I've revised my weight numbers because I got a new scale for Christmas. It's about 4 pounds different than my old one, but it will be more accurate. So, my starting weight is revised to 282. And, I checked something and my minimum weight should actually be 150, so I revised that one, too.
    4862 days ago
    Hi Debbie! I saw your post about bell peppers and chocolate and had to visit your page! Your weight loss is phenomenal!!! I'm thrilled for you!! I love your attitude, perseverance, and heart for our Lord and his work. I'd like to add you to my friends so I can find you better. If you object (some do) just shoot me a SparkMail and I will comply. The best to you and yours during these holy days!

    4876 days ago
    FIRST .. I LOVE THAT PICTURE OF JESUS LAUGHING .. OUTSTANDING ..I have a file on my computer with just Jesus pictures ..
    Thank you for visiting my spark page .. it is nice to have some one understand thegiving part . I give because I am told ,,Thanks for helping God's kids ..
    You are doing great .. keep it and keep the sweet words coming ...RUTH
    4882 days ago
    Here I am, adding another comment to my own page. Such is life! I just realized I didn't make it to one of my goals (weighing 200 by Nov. 16th). I'm not going to beat myself up about it. For one thing, I've obviously got more energy than I used to. I cleaned my bathroom from top to bottom Saturday and wasn't particularly sore Sunday. I'm going one room/area at a time. By Christmas, my house should be spotless - yeah right, I'll have a 13 year-old by then... Oh well, I'm getting there.
    4898 days ago
    I'm pretty new and just lurking around. But I wanted to encourage you and tell you that you are doing an awesome job! :0)

    4901 days ago
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