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Hi! Thanks for stopping by. I am a self-employed 53-year-old married mom of five great kids. I've been fighting this battle my entire life and it's over!

I am nowhere near my goal weight, but I can say with confidence that the stronghold (of overeating) is broken through the power of Christ.

I am taking each day as it comes, seeking to get closer to God and remembering that without Him I can do NOTHING!

It is in Him and through Him that I live and it is by His grace and His power that I have been set free from:

1. The FEELING of wanting to eat because I'm bored, angry, etc.
2. The FEELING of thinking I'm not worth it
3. The FEELING of thinking I can't do it

Getting it out of my HEAD and into my HEART is the key.

May God bless all who are reading this right now.

Member Since: 6/25/2009

My Goals:
I love this tip that someone here at SP posted from their mom:

"There is no such word as 'can't' in our house. Can't means won't - it's a CHOICE you make NOT to do something. The only time I ever want to hear you say 'can't' is when turning down an opportunity from the devil himself, as you CAN do anything."

I want to reach and maintain a healthy weight that I can feel comfortable with my entire life.

I want to be able to go all day long and still feel good at the end of the day.

I want to honor this gift called my body by treating it like the Holy Temple that it is. It's where God lives, after all!

My Program:
Weight Watchers Points Plus

Exercise about 30 minutes, 3 days per week with Leslie Sansone videos and recumbent exercise bike.

Personal Information:
I am blessed with a wonderful husband and 5 great kids.

I write for a living, which is what I love to do, and my hobbies are crocheting, knitting, lots of reading and anything else crafty I can get my hands on!

Other Information:
You will arrive at your destination.

In a line out of one of my favorite movies, The Santa Clause, the elf tells the "new" Santa, that "seeing isn't believing" but "believing is seeing!"

That's how it works. You have to believe first, like having faith in God, then you will see the changes!

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    Welcome to SparkWisconsin .. emoticon .. Hang around and visit awhile .. we have alot of super support there, and alot of knowledge ..

    We have our team wall for announcements, and just general good morning's.

    Then we have our Team message boards .. some of the discussions change monthly .. Our general Chat, is currently August chat, we have a thread for our year long daily weigh ins,

    A place for your to introduce yourself in "New In August"

    Then the on-going and daily challenges .. It's less intimidating and overwhelming to break the postings down monthly .. So we have your weekly weigh in where you can post your weigh in's for the week (or as often as you wish), the weekly mileage ... letting us cheer you on for your weekly walking/running steps/mileage; and then the month of exercise information for those of us that get intimidated by trying to post in the activities log.

    The next section is just general forum information .. recipes, general conversation, group ideas .. etc etc ..

    We have fun, and always enjoy having new company ..

    Stop by our Hangout .. changes monthly, and get to know us .... it's the very first room of the general discussion .. currently called "August Chat" .. stop in and have fun with us .. (relieves the stress .. I'm proof !! :) )

    Anyway -- WELCOME !!!! emoticon

    1078 days ago
    emoticon Anita! The SPRING season has arrived! Are you feeling the energy? Are your spirits soaring? Is your body springing for outdoor activities? Get out of the house, release your inner youth and let’s SPRING into action!

    emoticon S = Strive to exceed daily with a combined mind, body and soul balance!
    emoticon P = Produce a non-food reward system for working hard to achieve healthy results!
    emoticon R = Reduce stress! Eat healthy! Drink water! Exercise regularly! Sleep better! Have fun!
    emoticon I = Implement an action plan for each goal from start to finish!
    emoticon N = Never give up on yourself from turning obstacles into sparktacular success!
    emoticon G = Greet life embracing healthy choices, positive changes and individual growth!

    ~ Monika ~ emoticon
    2323 days ago
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    Anita, are you ready to embrace this week? Join me as we journey together igniting sparks of confidence, making healthy choices and challenging our bodies! Let’s convert our flaming thoughts into positive action! Let’s fill our minds with infectious enthusiasm! Let’s feel the powerful-charged energy releasing from our bodies! GET READY to fully immerse ourselves from the tip of our heads to the bottom of our toes! GET SET by converting our individualized goals into extraordinary results! GO because TOGETHER, We CAN and WILL Do It!! Let's have a WOOHOO week!

    ~ Monika ~ emoticon
    2329 days ago
    Sorry I am let doing this but would like to take the opportunity to welcome you to the team. We are all here for you.
    2333 days ago
    Anita, I'm looking forward to our SP friendship and being a part of your journey. Embracing you in support and hugs. Honored to be friends and your sister in Christ! Have a beautiful and blessed Wednesday.

    emoticon H = HONORED to be spark friends!

    emoticon U = UNITY in support, encouragement and motivation!

    emoticon G = GRATITUDE to be a part of one another's journey!

    emoticon S = SUCCESS because YOU ARE a WINNER in all that you do!

    ~ Monika ~ emoticon
    2334 days ago

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