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2017 Goals
- lose 10 pounds
- get under a BMI of 30
- read one book a week
- hike 3 days a week
- ST 3 days a week
- do yoga or tai chi at least one day a week

More INFO about me...

I am 57 years old and I started at 264 pounds in 1998 and have been trying to get down to 150 pounds since then.

I have rheumatoid autoimmune disease (RA), which sometimes makes it difficult to exercise but I know that I always feel better afterwards. Sometimes you just have to push yourself to get going and once you're going, the pain often goes away.

I've been married for 33 years and counting. We had one 18-year-old cat named Ogoni who died in last March and no kids by choice.

I'm close to my family. I have dinner and play Scrabble at my Dad's house every Friday night and visit with my 4 younger sisters regularly.

I'm a music-a-holic especially alternative-rock and classic rock.

I love reading. My favourite genres are mysteries, romantic suspense and YA fantasy and sci-fi novels.

I also love reading cookbooks and fitness books.

I love exercising to DVDs and have over 150 workouts. My favourite forms of exercise are strength training, dance, kickboxing, hiking and swimming.

I love native art and most of the art in our house is of the native sort.

I used to love gardening until my RA took a lot of the joy out of it so now all my gardens are in pots. I usually grow various herbs, tomatoes and geraniums.

I enjoy cooking when I have the time and I love trying new recipes and I have a filing cabinet drawer full of recipes plus two shelves on the bookshelf filled with cookbooks. I typically cook all my meals for the week on Sundays so I don't have to cook after work, which I hate doing.

I hate being cold and have told DH that more than anything, I want to become a snowbird when we're retired (live somewhere warmer than Canada during the winter months). In the meantime, I go to the Caribbean with my dad for one week every February.

I have a wonderful job working for wonderful people. I'm the Admin Secretary for our municipal water and sewer maintenance department.


Member Since: 9/8/2007

Fitness Minutes: 143,812

My Goals:
To lose 10 pounds by the end of 2017.
To read a book a week in 2017.


My Program:
To follow the SparkPeople program.
To exercise for a minimum of 30 minutes a day 5 times a week incorporating strength-training along with cardio.
To drink 6 cups of water a day.
To limit junk food/bad fats.



Personal Information:
I live in Ontario, Canada with my husband, named Jake. I have no kids by choice but 13 nieces and nephews, whom I love and spoil. My birthday is May 12, 1960 and I've been married to Jake since March 24, 1984.

I'd rather listen to music than watch TV. However, that said, I LOVE the Masterchef shows and the new TV show, Lethal Weapon.


Other Information:
Favourite colour: red
Favourite book: The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence
Favourite movie: Benny & Joon
Favourite season: Spring
Favourite number: 8
Email: bkwerm@gmail.com




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  • v MAUVEBEAR3
    Love your Spirit Guide graphic! You're right...very appropriate! Welcome to the team! emoticon
    57 days ago
  • v LOSINGLINNDY
    Hi. Your Panther looks very determined. emoticon

    Hugs, Linn
    57 days ago
  • v LOSINGLINNDY
    Hi. If you're interested in participating in a Biggest Loser challenge, please go to my page and click the BL Spring Challenge ALL Teams icon. You can join the All Teams page and put your name on the Waiting List for a Summer Challenge Team thread!

    We'll officially begin the challenge around June. 7th (dates differ by a day or two depending on your team) and we've still got a few spots left! If you'd like to join us, hurry over and get your name on the waiting list, or just let me know you want to join us!

    We have 10 teams with 24 members each who work on healthy lifestyle habits by competition between teams in challenges and exercise.

    Come join in the fun, meet some great people and work toward your goals!!!

    Hugs, Linn
    61 days ago
  • v _BACK2BASICS_
    Hope you are doing well Joanna and that DH's retirement is working out well for both of you! Take care.
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    156 days ago
  • v JANISMKW
    Joanna, Thank you for the Valentine! What a nice surprise. You a a sweet friend. I hope you are feeling well and getting through the winter. Spring is coming soon! (((Hugs!)))
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    — Janis
    158 days ago
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