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My life has been a struggle. Two steps forward, sometimes five steps backwards. Basically in and out of physical accidents, emotional crisis, most bigger than life circumstances. It wears you down. How many times must I climb the mountain to finally stay there. Now is my final race,45 lbs up from a car accident. now healed after 12 1/2 years. Only to have perscription damage and go up 75 pounds-25 pounds at a time. Almost physically back to normal . Back to spark again where my cholesterol showed 35 points down when I was at my highest weight. Now I found out that I have a plak in a valve to my heart caused by the impact to the stiring wheel in that car accident. I am doing things to dissolve the calcium deposits in my front valve. But this is my last race, and my final one. I am trying to stay physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually stable.No more excuses to my self about whatever stress comes along and bing eating. This is serious! No more games. When I reach my goal, at the mountain top, I know I will get back so many things I have lost long ago, and I will try to just ignore the emotional hole I am trying to fill! I am a rock!!!

Member Since: 10/29/2011

Fitness Minutes: 15,287

My Goals:
I would like to finally conquer my fears, and keep my health stable. As well as growing stronger in faith by knowing God's Word.

My Program:
I am learning more about maintaining a healthy life style, as well as cooking healthier. I am learning to release my fears to god, so that I won't keep this pattern of mindless eating which leads to self destruction.

Personal Information:
I am the daughter of immigrant parents, first generation. I was born over seas in a city in Germany that was like a resort, because the whole city was a spa. My family has some members named after the bible. I am the grand daughter of Joseph, and the child of Mary. I guess I am glad I didn't have a child, because I would have named him Christ-short for Christopher-or Chris Christopherson, ha ha. My mom remarried a chef when I was fifteen years old. But I never paid atten-tion to cooking till I was on my own.

Other Information:
I live in Michigan where we have four seasons. What has been constant in my life is that animals have come into my life. I have done rescue. "But little did I know they were rescuing me. I am very empathetic, and it shows in my writings. My unconditional love was shared by my animals. And they say that humans can never know this, except thru God.

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    To the people who love you,
    you are beautiful already.
    This is not because they're
    blind to your shortcomings
    but because they so clearly see your soul.
    - Victoria Moran
    1898 days ago
    "What is it that you would like to achieve?
    What is it that you wish to change, improve upon, create, express or experience?
    If you ever want it to happen, now is when you must do something about it.
    If it is your desire to see it come about, it is your responsibility to make the necessary effort."
    -Ralph Marston
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    Thanks for commenting on my "Day 16 of my 90 Day Challenge" blog. Have a healthy week!
    1904 days ago
    The Christmas Night
    Wrapped was the world in slumber deep,
    By seaward valley and cedarn steep,
    And bright and blest were the dreams of its sleep;
    All the hours of that wonderful night-tide through
    The stars out blossomed in fields of blue,
    A heavenly chaplet, to diadem
    The King in the manger of Bethlehem.

    Out on the hills the shepherds lay,
    Wakeful, that never a lamb might stray,
    Humble and clean of heart were they;
    Thus it was given them to hear
    Marvellous harpings strange and clear,
    Thus it was given them to see
    The heralds of the nativity.

    In the dim-lit stable the mother mild
    Looked with holy eyes on her child,
    Cradled him close to her heart and smiled;
    Kingly purple nor crown had he,
    Never a trapping of royalty;
    But Mary saw that the baby's head
    With a slender nimbus was garlanded.

    Speechless her joy as she watched him there,
    Forgetful of pain and grief and care,
    And every thought in her soul was a prayer;
    While under the dome of the desert sky
    The Kings of the East from afar drew nigh,
    And the great white star that was guide to them
    Kept ward o'er the manger of Bethlehem.
    1927 days ago
    I just read this poem & felt it too good not to share on this CHRISTmas Eve! God bless!

    {This is another version of 'Twas The Night Before Christmas' }

    'Twas the night before Jesus came
    and all through the house
    Not a creature was praying,
    Not one in the house.
    Their Bibles were lain on the shelf without care
    In hopes that Jesus would not come there.

    The children were dressing to crawl into bed.
    Not once ever kneeling or bowing a head.
    And Mom in her rocker with baby on her lap
    Was watching the Late Show while I took a nap.

    When out of the East there arose such a clatter.
    I sprang to my feet to see what was the matter.
    Away to the window I flew like a flash,
    Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash!

    When what to my wondering eyes should appear
    But angels proclaiming that Jesus was here.
    With a light like the sun sending forth a bright ray
    I knew in a moment this must be THE DAY!

    The light of His face made me cover my head
    It was Jesus! returning just like He had said.
    And though I possessed worldly wisdom and wealth,
    I cried when I saw Him in spite of myself.

    In the Book of Life which He held in His hand
    Was written the name of every saved man.
    He spoke not a word as He searched for my name;
    When He said "it's not here" my head hung in shame.

    The people whose names had been written with love
    He gathered to take to His Father above.
    With those who were ready He rose without a sound.
    While all the rest were left standing around.

    I fell to my knees, but it was too late;
    I had waited too long and thus sealed my fate.
    I stood and I cried as they rose out of sight;
    Oh, if only I had been ready tonight.

    In the words of this poem the meaning is clear;
    The coming of Jesus is drawing near.
    There's only one life and when comes the last call
    We'll find that the Bible was true after all!

    (by Reverend Edward M. Gionest, Sr.)

    To those who receive Him, He gives the power to become the sons of God, even to those that believe on his name. Repent and declare with your mouth that Jesus is your Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him up from the dead, you will be saved.

    1928 days ago
    Stand In Faith

    Stand in faith
    Even when you can’t see your way
    Stand in faith
    Even when you feel like you can’t face another day
    Stand in faith
    Even when the tears want to flow from your eyes
    Stand in faith
    Knowing that our God will always provide
    Stand in faith
    Even when you feel that all hope is gone
    Stand in faith
    Knowing that He is always there for you to lean on
    Stand in faith
    Even when you feel like giving up
    Stand in faith
    Because He is there ... saying, "Just look up"
    Stand in faith
    Even in those times you feel so all alone
    Stand in faith
    Hold on and be strong, for He is still on the throne
    Stand in faith
    Even when it’s hard to believe
    Stand in Faith
    Knowing that He can change your situation, suddenly
    Stand in faith
    Even in those times you feel it’s hard to pray
    Stand in faith
    And believe that He has already made the way
    Faith ... is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen
    So stand in faith
    Because you already have the victory!

    --Evangelist Johnnye V. Chandler
    1964 days ago
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