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That is one of my favorite sayings. It is also my philosophy for this life change path I am on. I have changed everything about the way that I eat, what I drink, and even my physical activity. I was going strong for about 2 years, losing and shrinking, and then it happened, LIFE. I got derailed, and gained back 57 pounds !

I decided that if I am going to take care of anybody else I have to take care of me first. But do we really do that in LIFE? Maid, cook, launderer, taxi driver, referee, sounding board, personal assistant, as wife, mother, grandmother,daughter, sister, aunt and friend, that's what we are to our families. We are so much more than that. We must take care of ourselves before we can be any of that, or we won't be here at all.

I will, and have gone back to my healthy lifestyle. Eating what I should be eating and not what's available. Walking and exercising on a daily basis. Spending time with the Lord, and myself, learning and growing in more ways than the scale.

My new goals are simple:
I WILL eat fresh, or frozen fruits and veggies, whole grains, turkey, chicken and fish, nuts, seeds, and beans, eggs, limited dairy, and water.

I WILL get at least one hour of exercise a day not including my walks.

I WILL learn to say "no" if it is something that someone else can take care of, or can wait until I do me.

I WILL let go of any guilt I may have over the learn to say "no" goal.

I WILL not let the previous two derail me.

I WILL succeed at this life change journey that I am on.


Member Since: 2/14/2008

Fitness Minutes: 46,645

My Goals:
My goals are:

1) To change my lifestyle as far as the food that I put into my body .

2) To get my exercise(at least one hour a day).

3) To give God all the Glory !

3) To help motivate and inspire others to do what I'm doing.

My Program:
I am following the You Are What You Eat Plan, by Dr. Gillian McKieth.

I have cut out wheat (gluten) ,most dairy,all sugar,and all refined whites and processed foods, from my diet. I'm eating more fish,chicken and turkey, fresh veggies,and fruits, and whole grains, and loving it. I drink 8 - 10 glasses of filtered or spring water a day.

Personal Information:
My name is Sherry. I am from Seffner,Florida. I am 47years old with 226 pounds to lose when I started this journey. I walk every day(at least 30 minutes).I have a wonderful, very supportive husband of 16 years. I have 5 sons ages 23-27,with 8 beautiful grandchildren .

Other Information:
I love to cook. I collect cookbooks.

My favorite movies are Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ, Jesus of Nazareth, The Wizard Of Oz, A League Of Our Own, Forest Gump, and Just Cause.

I love all music because it all has a message. I prefer Gospel, Country Music, because they are the heart and soul of music.

I had taken classes to be a Natural Health Consultant, and Nutrition and fitness trainer, but got halted by life, and didn't finish. I am currently praying about finishing my education, in this field. Would you please pray for wisdom in this area for me?

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  • v no profile image KATHYMAC45

    Thanks so much for the card. I would love for you to add me to your list of
    friends I need all the support I can get. I added you to my list while I was here.

    Have a wonderful day,
    4809 days ago
    Hi Sherry,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Welcome to Spark People. I see you're also in the PMS Team.

    4810 days ago
    Hi sherry , i have the gillain M, book but i must say all i did was look at it it was to spread out for me to take it all in, , and i must admit i was put off her when she started juming on the band wagon and selling stuff at extortionate prices , when shed slagged off others for doing the same, i was balanced at how my kids were given sweets and choc,s its my grandchildren i have a problem with,, lol,, not really, i think i do tend to get to much rubbish here for them when they come, its the fibro myalgia that wreaks havoc with my diet as slight stress causes me to lose track of where i am and what i am doing in my diet due to the false messages from the hypothalamus, telling me i need to eat, its called fibro glcemia, you were very kind to get back to me i appreciate that , dont hesitate to keep in touch, i wish i had some one to just write down a week s shopping list and what to do each day with it,, maybe i will sometime,, anyway thanks for that Jill
    4810 days ago
  • v RAVON27
    My DH ate tofu tonight and liked it. I post papers that I find interesting on walls and doors where I know he'll be. There is a door in the bath in the perfect spot.
    4813 days ago
  • v RAVON27
    I'm doing fine, thanks so much for asking. I get to use the computer all day. Even when Gary's home he hates using the computer except to check the weather or play Yahtzee LOL! That's an awfully long day 4am - 8pm. It must get lonely? Your ticker is moving along very nicely! TTYL : )
    4813 days ago