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Hello! Welcome to my SparkPage! I am a Christian woman who is also a wife, mother, grandmother, retired teacher now tutor and health coach. I also joined the VIPKid community teaching English to children in China online, and I LOVE it! I am a writer, and I deliver flowers for Valentine's Day and Mother's Day. I thank God for my family and friends and all the opportunities I have been given.
SparkPeople got the ball rolling, and now it and Take Shape for Life/OPTAVIA is showing me that I can be successful. I had lost 45 pounds and got half-way to my goal weight, but then life happened, and I gained the weight back and another 20 pounds. I joined the Pink Flamingos with the Biggest Loser Team in the fall of 2018 and have lost more than 37 pounds already. I went down at least one size. I like shopping more now because I can fit into more, and it is more of a reward for me than food now. My goal is to eat well through the challenges and to exercise. I would also like to get a handle on my Hashimoto’s and thyroid issues once and for all. All my other medical tests, bloodwork and BP are A+.


Member Since: 7/17/2011

Fitness Minutes: 5,934

My Goals:
~ Lose Weight by Eating Healthy Foods
~ Drink Lots of Water
~ Exercise & Do Yoga & Dance & Hike and Go to Gym
~ De-clutter My Home, My Work & My Life...


My Program:
This is it...I am coaching through SparkPeople and OPTAVIA (previously TSFL) as I heal my own body and mind. I have gotten to the place in my life where I am able to get back to center and FOCUS on what I want and need. As a retired special education teacher with 35 years of experience, I am now able to simplify my life by seriously de-cluttering my junk. I can now become the OPTAVIA coach I want to be. I can write and travel. I can be the daughter of Christ that He created.



Personal Information:
I am a strong Christian, happily married woman (23+ years) and proud mother (of 6) and grandmother (of 8). I am a retired special education teacher as of 2018 with 35+ years of experience. I was the past department chair and the current Student Service Learning Coordinator at the time of my retirement. I was a Students Against Destructive Decisions sponsor for 27 years. I am a member of our local business networking group and an OPTAVIA health coach (previously known as TSFL). I also tutor and deliver flowers. I have been active in my church, Emmaus (now Board Chair/CLD) and in the local theater, Port Tobacco Players (actor, props mistress, stage manager and assistant director). I am looking for simpler pleasures now, so I have more time for me and what is most important to me…my relationship with Christ, time with family and friends, good health, travel, writing and volunteering.


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~With Jesus, all things are possible.

~God, grant me the serenity...
The Serenity Prayer

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
Courage to change the things I can;
And wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
As it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
If I surrender to His Will;
So that I may be reasonably happy in this life
And supremely happy with Him
Forever and ever in the next.
Amen. (prayer attributed to Reinhold Neibuhr, 1892-1971)

~"The Joy of the Lord is my strength."

“Give Thanks”
Don Moen

Give thanks with a grateful heart
Give thanks to the Holy One
Give thanks because He's given Jesus Christ, His Son
Give thanks with a grateful heart
Give thanks to the Holy One
Give thanks because He's given




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  • v 1CRAZYDOG
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    Never lose hope, my dear heart, miracles dwell in the invisible. Rumi Stay well!
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    2 days ago
  • v ONEDOGLVR
    Just stopping by to wish you a happy and healthy April. Stay strong my friend! Debbie
    3 days ago
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  • v IMLOCOLINDA
    "And the people stayed home. And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still. And listened more deeply. Some meditated, some prayed, some danced. Some met their shadows. And the people began to think differently.

    And the people healed. And, in the absence of people living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless, and heartless ways, the earth began to heal. " ~ Kitty O'Meara


    12 days ago
  • v IMLOCOLINDA
    emoticon It's the first day of Spring!
    May this season bring. . .
    many smiles to your face,
    peace to your heart,
    joy to your soul,
    and happiness to your life!
    emoticon Snowing here in my corner of the world!

    16 days ago
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