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My name is Dawn and I live in the beautiful Catskill Mtns. of NY. Been on this journey for MANY years. I joined Weight Watchers in the 80's (when they counted calories:(). I made it to my goal weight of 117. Then I slowly fell back into old habits and through the years I have yo-yoed up and down the scales, rejoined WW 4 times, tried many other "diets". As of 2/23/12, I weighed 183.6. I've finally realized at the age of 55, it's not about just calories, it's about MOVING and not feeling sorry for myself for my aches and pains. So I rejoined WW 2/23/12 and am very happy to say I've lost 6+lbs and 3 inches from my waist already. Guess I can't use the excuse of "menopause" or my shoulder pain anymore. I've found that instead of sitting idle during the day, I just get up and move...anything, whether it's chasing my toddler grandson around or just dancing with him or doing a Leslie Sansone Walk at Home DVD. I can't believe it took me this long to realize that sitting is the worst thing anyone can do. So my motto now is MOVE, MOVE, MOVE!!!!! It might take me a year or more to lose this 50 lbs, but I will get there...and STAY there!!!

Member Since: 7/16/2008

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1. To be at a HEALTHY weight...and STAY there!
2. NEVER be a couch potato again.
3. Be healthy so I can watch my grandson grow up.
4. Walk or exercise EVERY day, whether it's inside or outside.

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I just re-joined Weight Watchers and have started working out with Leslie Sansone's Walk At Home DVD's...hoping to be able to get back to walking and hiking outside once Spring gets here in the Catskill Mtns.

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I live in the beautiful Catskill Mtns. of NY. I guess you'd say I'm semi-retired...I care for my beautiful 1 yr. old grandson everyday. Been married to my best friend for 36+yrs and we have 3 beautiful, grown children and one great son-in-law and one grandson we adore. I love to hike, ride my husband's Harley, sew teddy bears, paint woodcrafts walk and hike and read.

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  • v DUSTY57
    That's great news, Lyn! Congrats on the beautiful grandbabies and the new little one coming soon! Trying to stick to WW again and got myself using a Fitbit to track steps daily. Hoping to lose about 40 # and KEEP it off :) Take care!
    529 days ago
    Hey sweets...of course I remember you and it has been a looooong time since you were here....
    I don't make teddy's/....just collect them.....lol

    Great to have you back my friend and of course I remember you....
    Go you with the grandbabies....
    I have 2 of them now as well and my daughter is due in may....
    I amso have 2 of my student who have just had a little ohne and they tell me I am her Gran as well .lol
    530 days ago
    Thanks for stopping by my page and for the nice comment on my pictures. I also appreciate the prayers; we'll take all we can get. Tommy and Thor are both doing pretty well right now all things considered. I'm hoping he continues to feel well so we can go to Florida in September to visit family, but time will tell.

    I've been across the country, but never to New York. One of these days I intend to get up that way.

    Have a great week!

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    1935 days ago
    Great idea to check out the hike near Woodstock. If it's okay and I can find the time, maybe we can do it together when I come up in October for my weekend retreat with nicotine anonymous (NicA). It's been over 12 years since I quit but I continue to do service work and remain active in the fellowship.
    1968 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/29/2012 11:24:41 AM
    Where are you in the Catskills? I drive up to Tannersville once a year and often stop in either Rheinbeck, Woodstock, or New Paltz areas. Nostalgia for me and a birthday gift -- I always love the feeling I get once I'm on the Thruway heading up.
    1977 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/20/2012 3:56:50 PM
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