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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: 267,615

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.

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

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    I so enjoyed getting to know more about you, Dawn, through your reply to my latest blog. emoticon

    Granted I did know most of it from the blessed years of touching lives with you here in "Sparkville"; however, I gleaned some more about your sweet self & your life, for which I am thankful.

    Wondering here: you moved to Martinsville to be close to your eldest Grandblessing, as she grew up? If so, I am properly impressed at the dedication of your "Grandma emoticon ".

    Sadly, the good Lord moved us from New England right before our eldest Grandblessing was born. Equally as sad we have never had the great joy of living near our five Grandblessings. However, we have experienced the great delight of being kept up on the daily happenings of their lives & frequent visits back & forth over the years. For those blessings we are eternally thankful to the good Lord; as well as to our eldest offspring who determined to make that a reality for us all.

    God bless you, my sweet Sister/Friend!

    53 days ago
    Have a Happy and Safe Fourth of July!
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    Hi - the bad penny is back ....... sort of!!
    How are you these days?
    54 days ago
    Good Morning

    -----------(----)---Just Stepping by to say Hi
    ------------)--/---- And Cheer you on your Journey...
    ----oooO---- Also wishing **YOU** my Friend
    ----(---)---- a Great Week Ahead!
    63 days ago
    We can do this together, my friend. Keep going and keep up the good work!!! emoticon
    64 days ago
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