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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: 267,795

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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  • v SURVIVOR61
    It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.
    Fall in Love with Healthy Eating, Portion Control & Walking 2 Get Fit & Your sure 2 Fall in Love With Your Body!!

    Sorry, I have been out of the loop with my asthma...

    Love always Spark friend
    18 days ago
    Thanks for the comment on my blog and the goodie. emoticon
    27 days ago
    Thanks for your feedback on my blog. Are you able to interrupt a mindless eating situation to do those things you mentioned?
    28 days ago
    Dear Dawn,

    I happened to make up a mascot thinking of the LOVELY LIMES the other day just on spec. I know I should have asked you if you were interested or not before I did it, but it just started out as an idea and it just kept evolving.

    It is a baby Lynx (cat/cougar) that is green for your Lovely Limes. I've been working on "Lennox" for about a week and thought maybe I should see if you have an interest in him. I have a couple of versions of his face that make him look different for you to choose from (if you like him). I will load the choices on the main chat so you can get a good look.

    If you have a better idea for a mascot I may (depending upon the idea) be able to accommodate your wishes. If you aren't interested in Lennox the Lynx YOU WILL NOT HURT MY FEELINGS as I just did this off the top of my head and didn't expect you to necessarily like it.

    Didn't mean to write a letter...LOL

    Black Panthers
    30 days ago
    Thank you for the goodie. I am happy to be a memeber of the team. emoticon
    47 days ago
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