Charlie & her daughter, Skylar.

My girls - Joy, Charlie, Skylar & Tobi.


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I'm 40 years old, married to the love of my life - my very best friend! I have 3 step-children who are out on their own now (YAY!!). My husband & I raise AKC German Shorthaired Pointer's. We currently have 7 of our own!! I also have chickens & Ringneck Pheasant's, but I'm an outlaw & not supposed to have them. LMAO!!

I have Multiple Sclerosis, Myotonic Dystrophy Type 1 (it has been present since I was a small child, but it's very slow progressing) and Fibromyalgia (which brought Chronic Fatigue with it) - I refuse to let them get the best of me - I embrace my illnesses so that I can live fully with them. My 'thing' - Get up & move while you can!!

I am on this journey because I want to enjoy my children, grandchildren, our little Farmette, etc. & continue to be mobile & able to enjoy life!! And, it wouldn't be a bad thing to look hot too!!

Our dogs are kind of our life...I know, we're obsessed! LOL! You can see them in action (as well as our kids & chickens!!) at That's our You Tube page & we have a lot of fun with our video's. LOL!

Please don't hesitate to send me SparkMail or put a comment on my page. I can be somewhat 'reclusive' but I promise it's not you. It's just one of the 'symptoms' of a couple of my's pure exhaustion and I barely have enough energy to take care of myself and my family. So please, don't take it personally!!

I'm also on Facebook. Be sure you let me know you are from Spark People if you try to add me as a friend!!

Member Since: 1/4/2008

Fitness Minutes: 9,365

My Goals:
1 - To not forget myself.

2 - Keep moving!

3 - Stay on a daily schedule!!

My Program:
Cardio - 3 days per week with at least 1 active rest day (cleaning coops, walking dogs, etc.) and 1 true rest day.

Weight Lifting - 3 days per week, concentrating mostly on upper body (because of my spasticity I can't really work my legs too much - they're ridiculously muscular already!).

Wii Yoga/Fit Cardio - 2 days per week.

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My husband & I live in the country in a small community in Indiana. We started a small Farmette raising outlaw chickens (they're technically not allowed) & GSP's. Most of our land is fenced in for our dogs. I LOVE living in the country - it's something I had never done before...I wouldn't trade it for the world!

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I love my husband, dogs, birds, music, cooking, reading, weight lifting, boxing, going for long walks, hiking, playing with our dogs, cuddling with my family (dogs included!) on the couch on a weeknight evening after dinner...

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  • v JOANN562
    I have really enjoyed your pictures. Your girls are gorgeous!
    Will keep you in mind if we're ever looking to expand ;-)

    Keep up the great work here on SP & hope to see you around!

    3005 days ago
    Hope you and the pups are all enjoying the summer! emoticon
    3021 days ago
    Yeah, one of my SP friends is still around!! Seems like everyone left me here except my Mom and now you. :) Glad things are going well (from looking at your page) and the dogs are more adorable then ever.

    ~Stephanie, Storm, Spunky, Tyler (the k9), & Mocha
    3059 days ago
    Hi again! I just wanted to say that I am so impressed that you have done such a wonderful job so far, and that you are able to keep going! I cannot wait to hit that 200 mark too!

    You are doing so great! Congratulations!!!

    3061 days ago
    Hey emoticon

    YOU'VE JUST BEEN HUGGED!!! emoticon

    This is the second week of June and it's National Hug Week. Now it's your turn to join with others all across Sparkland and spread the (((HUGS)))!!!

    I challenge you to share and pass along Hugs to at least 10 others!!!
    3062 days ago
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