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& SPARKPEOPLE are saving my life.

My journey with SparkPeople began in May 2009 when I weighed somewhere around (more than but the scale didn't go that high) 460 pounds. My doctor advised me to LOSE WEIGHT OR DIE. Because of that I went straight to the YMCA & got involved with their aquatic department. Thanks to water aerobics & swimming, I am healthier today than I have been in years. I not only participate but I teach WA & swim classes daily. Exercise in the water is the BEST way for me to lose weight & stay healthy without too much pain.

One day at a time, my life is changing for the better. I am blessed to be a part of a few awesome team families. The support & encouragement that I find on these teams is wonderful. I am PASSIONATE about leading the LOVELY LIMES BLC team famiy.
I am also involved in 2 awesome private Spark Teams that help me with my program. The 1st team is called: FRIENDly Persuasion: a safe haven for friends The 2nd team is called: The Path to Freedom--Loving Ourselves Healthy BOTH teams are "friendship" teams. The 1st provides a stress-free environment for loving, inspiring & supporting one another. The 2nd is similar but geared towards people that HAVE or NEED to lose 200 lbs or more. If you are interested in joining me, on either team, send me a Spark Msg & I'll send you an invite.


Member Since: 5/25/2009

Fitness Minutes: 278,355

My Goals:
My long term goal is to reach my goal wt of 185. Ultimately, my goal is to be the healthiest and happiest that I can be & to continue to be an active member of the YMCA Aquatic staff where I teach water aerobics & swim lessons!

My Program:
I use the SP fitness & food trackers daily. Do at least 60 mins cardio, & 30 mins strength training 6 days a week! Stay active on SP finding & sharing motivation. LOVE MYSELF HEALTHY & spreading Kindness & Positiveness.

Personal Information:
My name is Dawn & I live in Martinsville VA. I have 2 grown sons & a "heart daughter". I have 14 grandchildren (7 biological & 7 "heart") with another one due on May 25th, 2016. My husband Paul is Welsh. Together we live with my eldest son & his wife & their two children. We have a HAPPY house (most days) and are very grateful. We live less than a half mile from our church where all of my family here in Mvlle attend. God is good.

Other Information:
my hobbies are: water aerobics & swimming , reading, crocheting, & spending time w/my grandchildren.

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  • v GRLTAZ
    Thank you for the Thanksgiving blessing ! I am doing well except for struggling with my LCHF diet. I eat too many calories yet due to the anxiety of the holidays, getting ready for my mom's birthday, work, etc. I still push hard in exercise to make up for the calories though. Push onward !
    4 days ago
    Hi, Thought I would check you out for the scavenger hunt.

    Is winter your favorite season? Have you traveled to at least 10 other countries? How about a musical instrument and what color are your eyes and hair? Have you been to Yellowstone? and how many pets to you have?

    I play guitar and I hate winter. I love to read and grew up in the country. I have performed on stage.
    5 days ago
  • v AMY_1217
    I play french horn too! I started with trumpet, and then just added french horn because our very small town band only had 1 french horn player, and she wasn't very confident or good. I remember switching instruments in the middle of a piece to do the french horn solo at contest one year. We got a 1 and one of the judges even commented about the versatility of the first chair trumpet player. I was excited and embarrassed all at once lol.

    Have a great day! Go find those answers!
    5 days ago
    I've been to more than 10 countries, I have brown hair and blue eyes, I have been on stage, been to Yellowstone, love to read. I think that's it...
    5 days ago
  • v AMY_1217
    Hi Dawn! Scavenger hunt time!

    Is winter your favorite season? Do you play a musical instrument? Do you have brown hair/blue eyes? Did you grow up in the country? Do you like reading? Have you been to Yellowstone?

    I did grow up the in country and I play trumpet. I love reading! I have 5 siblings and yes, I've performed on stage! And I started off my summer after graduation by breaking my ankle. lol

    Have a great night! Happy hunting!
    5 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/30/2016 8:28:39 PM
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