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Limes & Water, my passions

FALLing into Fitness by harvesting some LIMES!

I love my LOVELY LIMES family



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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) 475 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 an awesome private Spark Team that helps me with my program. The team is called: FRIENDly Persuasion: a safe haven for friends It is a "friendship" team that provides a stress-free environment for loving, inspiring & supporting one another. 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: 305,595

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") 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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    Too busy..... will be so nice to be on the other side of this moving stuff!
    18 days ago
  • v MARTIO1966
    HI sweet friend, thanks for visiting my blog again. I highly recommend the vegan life style. Getting rid of dairy has almost eliminated the IBS-type stomach problems I had from time to time. It's done wonders for my cholesterol, too! My numbers dropped dramatically. I really didn't experience much weight loss as I had been pretty sedentary. I have a desk job and my hobbies are things like reading, crochet, playing on the computer, etc - you don't burn many calories that way. But now that I'm adding daily walks, I really see a difference the last 6 weeks. I'll be glad to answer any questions I can.
    19 days ago
    Yes I will be joining in the Fall challenge. Just not made the commitment . I am a Lovely Lime as long as you will allow me the privilege. I appreciate everyone.
    22 days ago
  • v ANAKIE
    Thanks for reading my blog and the comment. DH makes me feel guilty if I stay gone too long. And he thinks Sunday is too long, usually.
    22 days ago
  • v MARTIO1966
    Dawn, you are terrific. I don't know how you manage to get to everyone's Spark Pages, but you are such an encourager. Thanks for all you caring and support to your Spark Friends.
    22 days ago
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