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I am 53, happily married (30 years and counting), 3 children: one married, two in college. Currently an empty nester for the first time in 27 years. I homeschooled our 3 children so this is a big adjustment for me. I have not struggled with weight until hitting the menopause stage. Ideally my goal is to lose 15 pounds. I also want to learn how to do a pull up before Christmas.
I am 53, happily married (30 years and counting), 3 children: one married, two in college. Currently an empty nester for the first time in 27 years. I homeschooled our 3 children so this is a big adjustment for me. I have not struggled with weight until hitting the menopause stage. Ideally my goal is to lose 15 pounds. I also want to learn how to do a pull up before Christmas.




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Member Since: 2/14/2012

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Joined Sparks Coach in March as I had success being in the program last year, but then quit and gained back all that I had lost.

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"And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Col. 3:17 (ESV)

 
 



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CINDYAST
1/21/2014 2:34:52 PM

Hi Dawn, we do have our own snowshoes. We've been going for four or five years and found four pair at yard sales or from newspaper ads. I bought my pair online at a spring sale. The nice thing about snowshoes is people buy them thinking they'll really like it, go once or twice then they gather dust, so you can pick them up really reasonable and hardly used. We have extra pairs for when the kids come home, they don't have to rent, we can just go. You do wear your own snow boots, so you can pick the insulation level you need to keep your feet warm. I'm not sure how that works with cross country skis, as I've never gone, always thought it looked like fun though!



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11/22/2013 9:45:19 PM

Hey Dawn, Just wanted to stop by and thank you for stopping by my blog and offering your opinion about changing my "ticker". I took your advice to heart and changed it to reflect my entire weight loss not just what I'd lost with Spark. Thanks for the encouragement!
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ASIMPLEHOMESTD
11/13/2013 4:01:35 PM

Thanks for checking in on me. I hit a shin splint road block late this summer and lost my motivation. I went walking this past weekend - and it looks like the next will be nice too. Now I just need to find week-DAY activities. emoticon



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FEELINGFITERIN
11/3/2013 2:55:11 AM

Hi Dawn,
Thanks for your encouragement! I would still love to have some kind of business in helping women with their health and wellness, just gotta figure out what to do with it... Leaning into God and waiting for His timing (which can be so hard b/c my timing tends to be a little different sometimes, lol). emoticon



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FEELINGFITERIN
10/29/2013 10:01:59 PM

Hi Dawn~
Thanks for asking your friend about Josh's school situation! Things seem better now. He said she is being a lot nicer to him and he hasn't mentioned any more weird comments from her. Conferences were a bit awkward. I was nervous about it, but I think she was more nervous. My husband said her hands were shaking. It was a super fast conference, she basically said that Josh was doing well (all A's). We were literally in and out within 2 minutes! I'm glad that it has resolved, I hate conflict emoticon



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