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Michael, playing jazz with the Air Force

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Michael, my husband

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It has not been a simple journey for me. When I began my sparks journey, I thought I can do this project of calories in and calories burned. I will be thin in no time.
It wasn't that easy for me. Yes, I have lost 40 lbs, but that is not near the amount of weight I need to lose. What I have gained here is the mindset of an athlete. I am able to do workouts that I never thought I would be able to accomplish. I now have the confidence to participate in Martial Arts, Weight Training, Cardio and soon swimming.
I am conquering my emotional eating habits because I learned that until that happens no diet in the world is going to work for me.
I may not be on the success pages of Sparks, but I am the most healthy and fit I have ever been in my life. I contribute that to God, my Spark friends and my wonderful husband. Take the challenge and don't ever give up!

‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD Almighty. (Zechariah 4:6)

Member Since: 4/7/2008

Fitness Minutes: 2,075

My Goals:
My desire is to change my mind and heart, so that food is not an addiction. It is important to me to change and evolve so that I am continually able and prepared to serve God.

My Program:
As far as exercise is concerned, I am in a transition in my mind and body since a back injury. Currently I am using Weight Watcher meetings as my best tool.

Personal Information:
I have been married for 11 years and blessed with a very supportive husband.

It has also been my joy to work in the fashion industry for twenty three years where I have had an opportunity to meet some very special people.

I enjoy reading,bible study,cooking,the arts and writing. I love new experiences.

My favorite time is family gatherings.

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Lord,of the years that are left to me, I give them to thy hand, O' take me and break me and mold me to the pattern thou hast planned.

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