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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: 36,252

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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  • v RAMONA1954
    My email is I'm in the group on Facebook as Ramona Hook Wysong
    5 days ago
    What's up, friend? Hope you are okay. Really miss reading your blogs. Only two left in the homeschooling nest here.

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    243 days ago
  • v ON_A_DIET
    Just thought I would stop by..

    How are you? Taking good care of your health?

    I just made myself a mocha! I went shopping today with friends to Hobby Lobby. My back hurt like heck. My face was all sweaty underneath my mask. I needed a cool drink. They bought 2 buggies of craft supplies. I bought a bottle of essential oil and that was it! I need a mocha to rejuvenate me!

    Have a wonderful rest of your Friday! TGIF

    367 days ago
  • v MILPAM3
    Ooh, a wedding. Hope you'll be posting pictures. How did it go? I'm sure it was lovely.
    I helped with a bridal shower last Tuesday and it took me from 7 in the morning till 11 at night. I was bushed! Now the mother of the groom wants my help with the reception. Oy!
    400 days ago
    Thank you for the Spark goodie. I so appreciate you thinking of me. I’m going through a rough time right now but things will get better. Congratulations on the upcoming wedding. That is wonderful. Have a great time!
    406 days ago
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