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My name is Dawn, but in my family I was called Sissy. Because all the "Sissy" names I wanted were already taken, I ended up admitting to my date of birth in my name. Ah well, age comes to us all!
My name is Dawn, but in my family I was called Sissy. Because all the "Sissy" names I wanted were already taken, I ended up admitting to my date of birth in my name. Ah well, age comes to us all!




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Member Since: 1/4/2010

SparkPoints: 202,958

Fitness Minutes: 94,456

My Goals:
To lose 50 lbs, and be healthier because of regular exercise.

My Program:
Summer 5%:
Minimum Exercise of some sort for 15 minutes each day.

Personal Information:
I am originally from the US, currently living in Canada on the west coast. I am Franciscan Poor Clare Sister. I had a left knee replacement 6 years ago and waiting for a replacement for the other knee. These metal parts DO NOT make me function (or look) like the old Bionic Woman! At this point the exercise I can do, and mobility I have is limited. I am limited to walking, riding a bike and swimming, so I do have options. I was an Air Traffic Controller in the US Navy until 1981 when I joined the Poor Clares. I am an avid reader, love to cook and bake, as well as enjoy different types of crafts.

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Lost 35 lbs the first year I joined, but have put it back on. Must start again!

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CAROL_31649731
4/25/2015 11:38:31 PM

Sharing another little tid-bit I read (in Womans World Magazine):

Drinking tomato juice is an easy, convenient, inexpensive way to get lycopene, selenium, and Vitamins A & C into your diet. Tomatoes contain many powerful compounds, and the bottled or canned juice, which is made from cooked tomatoes, makes these compounds more readibly absorbed in our bodies. Plus the thickness of the juice is very satisfying & makes you feel full.

Hint: Champions, if you are doing the Wk #4 Challenge - EAT A RAINBOW, think RED . . . check! emoticon emoticon



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4/22/2015 1:04:42 PM

Little mini-challenge for you: Gain energy from eating some vitamin C-rich foods.

Over the next few days, concentrate on adding foods rich in vitamin C to your meals or snacks. There are plenty of options, including red or green bell pepper, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, strawberries, kiwi, cantaloupe, and papaya. Or get a liquid dose with a glass of orange, grapefruit, or vegetable juice. A chewable vitamin C is also a viable option (I find this easiest, actually).

A deficiency in vitamin C may deplete your levels of carnitine (a substance that helps your body burn fat for energy) by as much as 50%. As you'd expect, that can make you feel a lot less energetic! Many of us don't get the C we need, so adding one vitamin C-rich food can help you bring those levels up and keep you going strong throughout the day. emoticon emoticon




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SOOKIE
4/21/2015 12:38:55 PM

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You've been tagged!

This is a Water Drill...
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Now...Go...Go...Go...Go...


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CAROL_31649731
4/14/2015 3:53:01 PM

Little tid-bit I read over the weekend & wanted to share . . .

"Just take a bit of whatever you're craving and let it sit in your mouth for a count of 30. You'll fully relish the texture and flavors--and trick your brain into thinking you've eaten more!"

We are the Champions, my friend! We can rock this Challenge! emoticon emoticon emoticon



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SOOKIE
4/10/2015 2:42:51 PM

WEEKEND MOTIVATOR: "It takes 524 BURPEES to burn off 1 LARGE emoticon . Choose wisely." ~unknown

Have a healthy and fit weekend!
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