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My name is Susan and I'm a Focus-on-Home Mom.
As a Christian, I recognize God created everything and everyone. That we each have a sin-nature that we must conquer through accepting Christ as our personal Savior, saving us from the trap of sin.
As a Wife, I desire to partner WITH my husband, helping him in all areas of life.
As a Mother, I wish to pass on the Torch so generations to come will recognize Jesus Christ as the only Savior.
As a Home Educator, I wish to prepare each of my children for life, by giving them a solid foundation based on God's principles, which will give them the confidence they need to succeed at anything they'd like to achieve.
As a Woman I want to help change the world, for the better.
I want to share the Love that changes the world.
I want to teach people to value Christ and what He has done for us.
I want to teach people to value Life and protect the little ones.
I want to teach people to value our United States Constitution and to understand that We the People rule, NOT those politicians in DC.
And I want to have a whole lot of fun doing all these things!

It's Worth Living.
It's Worth Giving.
Choose Life.

"The strongest, most resilient, most worthy of respect, the women who make the most positive imprint on the world, are those in Christ." ~S.M.

Member Since: 6/15/2009

Fitness Minutes: 33,185

My Goals:
My goals are
to wisely balance my day as a woman, Christian, wife, mother, daughter, sibling, friend.
They are all aspects of being Me. And I am going to be a healthy Me.

My Program:
I have a bad habit of creating goals and not following through on them.
So I erased my old ones and am writing afresh.
This year, I am testing (for my own personal curiosity) the Cellerciser, a rebounder that can be found online. (Dave Hall). Supposedly, 10 minutes a day on this rebounder changes your body from inside out. Since they are fun to use, I'm pretty sure I can stick with doing my cardio on this.
For many years, I've put forth a good effort to lose weight and had to battle my way through figuring out what works and what doesn't.
I have come to the conclusion that I need to do cardio for an hour a day to get my weight moving downward.

My program will be:
Rebounding for 50-60 minutes at least 3x a week, but preferably more. I am committed to doing 5 or 10 minutes on the 'lazy-feeling' days.
Because your muscles can tone up just using a Cellerciser, I'm going to refrain from my usual routine of dumbbells, just so I can observe what happens to my body.

Personal Information:
I have 9 children ages 25, 23,22, 21, 19, 17, 16, 14, and 12 as of February 12, 2019.
My husband and I are both 50, me being older than him by 9 months.
I have a Marine son, with another who was just sworn in, and another training to join. Another son is newly engaged. My adult daughter works at a mission in another state, teaching young children.
I am home-educating the youngest four, which is a whole lot easier now. At one time I was teaching eight at a time.

Other Information:
I'm a book lover! An ideal quiet time would include a Window Seat, some fluffy pillows (at least 3 ), a fleece blanket, or Grandma's quilt, a few favorite books to choose from, some snacks (preferrably not healthy, sorry, but...TRUTH! Let you know when that changes!) and a big hot chocolate! Oh and don't forget the Quiet! Basically, I lean toward old fashioned stories.
Favorite author: Janette Oke...Love Comes Softly series. And yeah, all the rest of hers also.
Anne of Green Gables books and movies.
Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensiblity, Emma . Etc. I'll think of more later!

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    It sure has been a while my Spark Friend! Hope you are well.
    3 days ago
    YW!!! It's just not fair how FAST men lose, by just thinking "Oh I need to lose weight" and 50 lbs fall off with just that THOUGHT in a MOMENT!! Whereas us? Hmmmm

    Hey the 5% Challenge is currently accepting members if you are interested. It's a GREAT challenge for learning to daily take good care of ourselves (Drink water 1 or 2 weeks,,, track food another week or 2, being Thankful 1 week or 2, etc) along with exercise.

    If interested please click on page the 2019 Summer 5% Challenge Team, and than pick a team. I am on the AWESOME A team.
    4 days ago
    The flowers and blossoms are filling the air with the smells of Spring. This is the time to start preparing for the Summer. Are you ready to join a Challenge? The Biggest Loser Challenge is looking for members for it’s next Challenge starting the first week of June. The challenge consists of 11 Teams, that participate in 10 weeks of Nutritional and Fitness Challenges. These challenges can be modified to fit individual needs, allowing members of all abilities and dietary needs to participate.

    Here are some of the members comments written on a Survey Monkey poll:

    “It helps me stay focused on my goals. It also keeps things interesting and not boring.”

    “I find that the challenges make me be more cognizant of my food intake, better choices etc. The fitness ones encourage me to try new exercises and to keep doing exercises. I think there is a good possibility I wouldnt do as much if I didnt track it for challenges or tried to do better on challenges”

    “My leaders are all wonderful...they stay in touch with team members and do their best to keep us involved and feeling a part of the team.”

    “They motivate me to eat healthier and to be more active. “

    If you would like to be a member of this challenge you can copy and paste the the link below, or click on my username and leave me a message or click on the BLUE BIGGEST LOSER Icon on my page. Join the team and sign up for the next challenge on the Spring Waitlist thread.

    Note when using the link above you may have to drop the // or even the //www.

    44 days ago
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    67 days ago
    Stopping by to say hi and wish you a good weekend!
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