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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!)

2014 and 2019 were my "skinny" years. Pretty consistently have kept off 45 pounds. I'm ready to hit it hard and move on down! I still have a ways to go. Am going to start 2021 getting rid of bins of clothes I haven't touched in 6 years! YAY!

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! SHARON

Member Since: 4/12/2007

Fitness Minutes: 76,202

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 will turn 67 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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  • v BARBIE176
    Tuesday's food for thought: “Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” – Og Mandino emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2 days ago
  • v LESLEY_62

    Have a blessed and wonderful Sunday!! emoticon emoticon

    The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.

    Helen Keller

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  • v 2020ISTHEYEAR
    Happy Friday! Just stopping by with a friendly reminder to post any unposted Fit minutes/LTGL points by 11:59 tonight and then Weigh-In Sat by 11:59pm. Keep reaching for your goals and have a GREAT weekend:-) emoticon emoticon
    6 days ago
  • v MTNGRL
    emoticon emoticon It is time to stop by the Firecrackers Team and post any Fitness Minutes/LTGL Points, that you haven't already posted, by 11:59 tonight, Friday your time. Don't forget to weigh-in by 11:59pm on Saturday. It is ok to weigh in early as well. Hope you had a good week! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    13 days ago
  • v CHERIE38
    ty for stooping by and checking out my blog and sharing
    I WOULD LOVE to live where humming birds were around all year long.
    I would love to feel sun all year round, and play in a garden :)
    what breeds do you have?
    here in vermont we only have a few.
    I just watched a Blue bird eating suet out my window
    15 days ago
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