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I've been a part of SparkPeople since 2007, but we live in a remote village where internet service is often a challenge. I love it when I can connect to Spark People, because it helps me with personal accountability. (And, thankfully, our current service is much more consistent, so I seem to be on a roll again! WHAHOO!)

In 2013 I spent most of the year in the States helping our youngest son with some of his re-entry adjustments (and my husband travelled back and forth to be with me as much as posible). I actually lost 50 pounds later in the year, which was something of a miracle for me! For the first time in my life, I really didn't have to count points nor calories, and it was also the first time that I lost weight without a lot of extra exercise, since I was recovering from back surgery. 2014 . . . my "skinny" year! I kept it off for most of 2014, but eventually about half crept back on. So hard to adjust to Hubby's habits and wants without me falling back into those same old habits. Am thrilled to now be wearing clothes from 2014, though I'm not quite down to that weight yet. The big difference is that I'd been exercising and toning before my hysterectomy, so things slide on than didn't even at the lower weight. Fun! Fun!

This site remains an encouragement to help me stay on track! As missionaries to Mexico, my biggest obstacles are lack of reliable internet, support, and convenience diet foods. I love the encourgement I get from SparkPeople. Blessings!

Member Since: 4/12/2007

Fitness Minutes: 59,435

My Goals:
Reduce blood pressure
Lose weight
Increase energy and self image
Increase my life longevity (plan to out-live my Mother, who passed at 90--I turned 65 in February!)

My Program:
Recently my husband has taken some positive steps towards improving his health. This has enabled me to make a subtle switch to the DASH diet, which better encapsulates both of our health needs. Of course, I've not exactly announced that to him, but he is accepting more fruits and vegetables and accepting my direction for less sugar in his diet. I, personally have found that truly counting my FREGGIES has made a huge difference in reducing my hunger. And . . . something really strange is happening . . . I'm falling in love with fish. Having grown up as a Kansas farm girl and eating beef my whole life, it's a new/fun surprise that is helping my dietary changes a lot!

Personal Information:
I'm a wife and mother of 3 adults living in the States and grandmother of one AMAZING grandson! I'm also a small-town, Kansas farm girl who has travelled far but never lost a love for her roots and wholesome values she learned there! We live and work in Mexico as missionaries where we minister to a pretty closed, indigenous people group who have a completely different culture and language. Hard work, but the rewards are amazing!

Other Information:
I love to read, bird and butterfly watch, garden, and share Jesus with the precious people of the world. Teaching is my special gifting. Our God is a RESTORATION God--so amazing--so powerful! What a joy to live for Him and have some small part in His Kingdom!

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    Thanks to all who so warmly welcomed me to the Friendly Persuasion group! This group as at the heart of what I'd wanted to find. Since it's a new group, welcome right back to all of you! I believe 2014 is my year . . . made such great strides in 2013 and ready for my 2014 adventure! emoticon
    2247 days ago
    Our WW leader always says, Did you eat better this year than you did before you joined WW? It sounds like you did. Congratulations. I hope that the trip to the ER turned out to be not serious. When I heard other girlfriends talking about all they ate, I cringed because I know I could have done the same thing. We are always teetering on the edge of a binge.
    2277 days ago
  • v TURTLE69
    Welcome to the Emotional Eaters Team! emoticon Feel free to add me to your friends. If you need any support or just someone to talk with, give me a holler.


    2575 days ago
  • v WILLOW49
    Welcome to the EE team :) If you haven't already done so, be sure to stop by the team and introduce yourself. Let's get going!
    2576 days ago
    Juniatrome, you're cute! All my "new" things are old things that I'm fitting into again! LOL! Hubby keeps telling me I have too many clothes, and I keep saying, "Doesn't EVERYONE have wardrobes in 3 sizes??!" I can't find anything much down here in my size, but I'm hoping to be down several sizes so I can buy some fun things when we go Stateside in September! Oh, yeah!
    2857 days ago
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