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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 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!
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.

Member Since: 7/16/2008

Fitness Minutes: 133,364

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.


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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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    Thank you once again, Lynn, for your company on The Journey!
    3137 days ago
    Yay for 10s and Mediums!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I'm happy for you -- what a fantastic feeling.
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    3138 days ago
    Hi Lynn!
    When I read your quote today in the daily spark I gasped! When I was diagnosed with MS, I also stopped setting goals for myself. It wasnt until I joined SP that I started trying to incorporate goals into my life again. It was great seeing someone who felt similarly! Hope your doing well! Congratulations on your Weight loss!
    3138 days ago
    Hi - Thanks for reading & commenting on my blog today. No idea how I got a son so old. LOL

    Sorry to see that your DH is not feeling well. Hope you can help care for him while keeping yourself healthy.

    3139 days ago
    Hi Lynn!

    Just saw that you are in Cranberry. I just moved to the area and wanted to say hello. :)


    3139 days ago