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My name is Lynn. I live north of Pittsburgh. I've been married to my husband, Ray, for 31 years. We have 3 kids, Raymond, Kevin and Elyse, all in their late 20's. We became first time grandparents last year:-)

I not only survived my DVTs (Deep Vein Thrombosis) & PEs (Pulmonary Embolisms), it was the kick in the pants I needed to turn my life around!

I'm now down right over 100 lbs and am maintaining my goal weight. I gotta admit, this maintaining is trickier than I ...
My name is Lynn. I live north of Pittsburgh. I've been married to my husband, Ray, for 31 years. We have 3 kids, Raymond, Kevin and Elyse, all in their late 20's. We became first time grandparents last year:-)

I not only survived my DVTs (Deep Vein Thrombosis) & PEs (Pulmonary Embolisms), it was the kick in the pants I needed to turn my life around!

I'm now down right over 100 lbs and am maintaining my goal weight. I gotta admit, this maintaining is trickier than I would have imagined. I still use SparkPeople every single day to stay accountable!

I have MS, but am now doing better with my balance, strength and cognitive abilities since I was diagnosed years ago:D The day I ran my first 5K was one of the proudest moments of my life! I DO NOT let MS define me!

Wish me luck staying relapse free and healthy!
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Sept. 2009 - I lost 40 lbs., attended the Sparkconvention in Cincinnati & turned 45 all in the same week! The convention was AMAZING!!! I am totally resparked and ready to take the holidays on!

Dec. 1, 2009 I hit my goal weight of 150 lbs!!!!!!!!
Dec. 3, 2009 Decided to try for another 5 lb loss. Wish me luck!
Jan. 20, 2010 Hit my revised goal of 145:D Am deciding if I should try for 5 more lbs.

March 27, 2010 Ran my first 5K today and realized that I was down 100 lbs the day before! At 137. 8. I actually started at 238 lbs, but just couldn't fess up to that weight, so I put 202 lbs. WOW, am I sorry now!

August 3, 2010 I've been maintaining now for about 4 months now. I want to stay at +/- 2 pounds of 135. (The lower end much more preferable. LOL) I pretty much have the hang of it, but I still really have to watch.

May 15th, 2011- Ran my first Half Marathon! I never would have thought that I could cross that off my Bucket List!

January 13, 2013- Have been slacking. Gotta get back on the SparkHorse! Time to get back to maintenance weight after around 3 years.
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Member Since: 7/16/2008

SparkPoints: 138,700

Fitness Minutes: 132,848

My Goals:
Keep drinking all that water.

5 servings of fruits/vegetables a day.

Cardio 4-6x per week
ST 3-4x per week
More yoga.

My Program:
At least:
8 - 12 water
3 dairy
5 fruits/veggies per day.
10,000 steps on pedometer

Exercise most every day.
Cardio, core,upper and lower body strengthening. Love yoga.

Actually enjoy running now!

Enjoy my exercise DVDs, Stability ball, and Wii at home. The dreadmill when necessary.

Love to go outside and walk, run, hike & recently started riding my bike again.

I've even gotten up the guts to try pole fitness & belly dancing:D Those didn't stick, but found Burlesque Fitness Class & Zumba fun!

Personal Information:
Cranberry Township, PA

Got the PA colleges covered. Our 3 kids graduated from Penn State, Pitt and Carnegie Mellon.

GO STEELERS!!!
GO PENS!!!
GO PIRATES!!!

Other Information:
Love to read, quilt and work on my gardens. I especially love my roses and deck gardening.

2 cats & one moose puppy:-)

Go to lots of car shows because of my husband and son's love of classic cars. We have 3 Nova's in the family... a '73, '75 and '78.

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FITJEAN
11/10/2009 10:12:50 PM

Hi Lynn, glad to hear that you are getting a light in your closet. Now you can see all those smaller clothes!!!! emoticon emoticon



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11/10/2009 8:01:02 PM

congratulations on your closet light!! It's the little things in life...!!!! emoticon emoticon



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FITJEAN
11/9/2009 7:40:03 PM

Hi Sparkbuddy, thanks for the goodie. I have been battling some demons..hope to be back on track tomorrow. Glad to hear that you are doing well. Congrats on being five pounds from your goal! Jeannie



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SLASALLE
11/9/2009 7:14:17 PM

Hi Lynn!!!

Just wanted to drop a quick note with a HUGE thank you for all of your words of encouragement. Isn't it truly amazing how just a few words, "Wow" or "good job" can make a big difference in somebody's day. You are VERY GOOD about that. I don't always respond, but please know that your words of encouragement mean a lot to me.

Thanks for being such a wonderful part of our Thanksgiving Community team! I truly enjoy reading your gratitudes and you are an inspriration in more ways than you know.

Hope this finds you feeling well with your MS symptoms at a minimum. My partner, Beth, did REALLY well on our 3 weeks in Australia. She was pretty tired the last 4-5 days, but overall, it was the trip of a lifetime. We were supposed to make this trip over a year ago, but had to cancel due to a death in the family, followed by a heart attack. I REALLY wanted her to see Australia and just didn't know (at age 61) how much longer she could make such a trip.

Take care - and I'll see you real soon with gratitudes!

Stephanie



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