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The LOVELY LIMES BLC TEAM FAMILY
my SERIOUS SISTERS
& 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.

GO LOVELY LIMES!


Member Since: 5/25/2009

Fitness Minutes: 257,752

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 SURVIVOR61
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    Do you need to wait to feel hungry before eating? Worst Diet Advice: 'Only Eat When Hungry'

    Why you shouldn’t let hunger drive your dietary decisions . Don't believe it? What happens when you go to the supermarket hungry? Well you shop differently, of course, coming home with items you'd have never purchased on a full stomach. And what happens when you sit down to a meal hungry? Well you're still shopping of course, only this time you're shopping from your plate, your fridge, your cupboards, your freezer, or worst of all, from a menu. emoticon
    7 hours ago
  • v IMAVISION
    Please do send some of that emoticon our way, Dawn. We just had a good two-thirds of our "back-forty re-sodded & could use a couple of free waterings. Interestingly enough they could not do the work when originally scheduled because it had been raining & they could not take it up at their sod farm, because of the rain.

    I, too, am thankful that you are alive, Dawn!

    God bless!

    Ima
    9 hours ago
  • v BLONDEE53
    Thanks for my goodie and kind note! I've been feeling pitiful of late and your note encourages me to look up, get out of my woman cave and move on! You bless me, my friend.
    5 days ago
  • v SPIRITFIT7
    Happy Mothers Day!!! emoticon
    16 days ago
  • v GEORGIA_KAY
    Thinking of you, :)
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    21 days ago
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