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So, I got a Wii Fit for the boys and I for this summer, and find out my scale is off by 10 lbs. So I am starting my ticker over again. Exercise in summer is hard, as the boys don't cooperate, and they are high maintenance so I'm always beat. But I'm not giving up, doing what I can and will get back on a regular schedule in Sept.
Thank you spark friends for all the support, it means a lot to me. :)
Making my spiritual health my first priority. Mom and Dad's deaths were very hard on me but made me spiritually stronger, relying on Jehovah more than ever. This is a poem I wrote about my Mom, my family and my hope

Death came to us that evening
And led her out the door.
She went quietly and softly,
Mom’s not with us anymore.

I know it’s not forever,
I know it’s not for good,
But my family does not know it
How I wish, I wish they could.

My heart aches to see them suffer
My heart breaks to see their grief.
How I long to give them comfort
And provide some sweet relief.

I can show them in the bible
That this life is not in vain
I can show how God so loves us
He revealed to us His name,

I can show He’s just and righteous
And His will is that we live,
Here on earth in peace forever
Joy and happiness He gives.

How the dead when resurrected
Will not hunger will not thirst
They’ll not age or suffer illness
Will not fear and will not hurt

In His Kingdom no more hatred
No corruption and no greed
Peace and happiness surround us
He fulfills our every need

How I love my God and family
How it makes me want to cry
When I mention faith or hope
I see the wall behind their eyes.

Satan’s lies have made them angry
They don’t trust for they have seen,
False religion causing hatred,
Wars and lies and misery.

Lord Jehovah I beseech you
Make me brave and make me strong
Help me speak out on your mercy
Help me sing your praises long

Help me shine the light of truth
On all my friends and family
Tear away the veil of lies and doubt
That Satan spreads with ease.

Thank you so much God Jehovah
For your love and tenderness.
For all the hope and peace you give
To those within your nest,

For your firstborn son Christ Jesus
The huge sacrifice he made,
For the hope that his choice gave us
And the chance to praise your name.


Member Since: 10/31/2008

Fitness Minutes: 6,965

My Goals:
To feel better, have more energy and strength. To have more energy and strength. To have more energy and strength. I don't want to be tired and depressed anymore. I want me back.

My Program:
I have started tracking and controlling my calorie intake again and have started a regular exercise routine. Well, as regular as it can be with the crazy life we have. Have been going to the gym for over 8 months and am starting to have a little more energy. Thank goodness. However now that the boys are out of school I'll be doing my workouts at home. I don't burn any where near as many calories at home, and the boys make it very difficult to do any kind of exercise unless I get up way before they do. But I'm not giving up yet.

Personal Information:
I just turned 52 this year. I'm married and have two boys who are autistic as well as obsessive compulsive. I have 3 step grandsons, who are little cuties and I very much enjoy. And a brand new granddaughter that I have not met yet. They moved out of state so I don't get to see them anymore. I am a Jehovah's Witness which has given me a great deal of comfort and endurance for all the stress life has thrown my way, as well as hope for the future. That makes me so regret not listening to the message they were bringing much earlier than I did. I was too skeptical because of experiences with religions that were untrue to God's word. Glad to finally be under Jehovah's wing.

Other Information:
I love my God Jehovah, and my family.
I love being out in nature, watching the birds in my yard, sailing, lots of different crafts, taking pictures, exploring, and cooking. Except for the cooking I very seldom have time for these things. Hoping to have more time for them as the boys get older and gain skills.

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    Thanks for the goodie!!!
    3982 days ago
    I was wondering when you were going to find that recipe, lol! Sounds nice for winter, but not so great in 100 degree weather that we have here!!

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    3989 days ago
    Its good to hear from you sis. How are you and the boys doing. Hope all is well. xoxoxox wendy
    3990 days ago
  • v STRINGI719
    emoticon so much for stopping by my blog & the comments. I am just grumpy today, I guess, and needed to vent. I usually try to stay positive, and I'm so glad to have SP to help with my attitude & motivation!

    Thanks again, I really appreciate your time!
    3990 days ago
  • v BARETREES130
    What a nice surprise! Thanks for the cheery morning greeting I found from you when I checked my computer this morning emoticon I'm doing alright. Hope you are too. It seems like if it isn't one thing it's another trying to knock me off balance, but that goes for most everyone it seems. A little, kind
    Hello helps a lot to keep one balanced on the happy side! Thanks! Hope you're doing well. From what Shari said sounds like you're doing about like I am!
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    3992 days ago
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