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I'm a true Pisces and my favorite band since 6th grade is Queensryche. They soothe my soul.

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What I want to look like again! 3 1/2 years ago!

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Hi I'm Lynn. I'm a Mom, Wife, Daughter, Sister and a Best Friend. My family comes first but is time to start taking better care of myself. I usually let myself fall to the side lines because it is who I am. I'm a nurturer and I care about helping people and animals. I have to find a healthy place for me to occupy, for myself, and start doing the things I've always wanted to do before I wind up in regret. I'm a singer and I love animals and can train them, so they are the two things I'm slowly getting into. Things that will enrich my life and to have known I tried/did what I set out to do since I dreamed of as a child.
I'm also a Cancer Survivor.I've lived through a Pulmonary Embolism I got if when I had my second son due to the C section. I got back into the 120's until my back started to really hurt.
Since than I started gaining weight due to all the drugs on for my back ( was diagnosed with Disc Disintegration Disease) and Depression (since a child) and having allergic reactions to them. On and Off I went. Up and Down I went, weight wise. Much more detail in my blog. I've have had 2 c- sections. Have 2 beautiful boys from it. 14 and 4. First wasn't a planned c section. It turned into an emergency. It was either break my hip or get the section! Both of my sons were big when they were born and I have a narrow hips.

I developed problems from both their births as well as the chemo and radiation and the steroid being put into my back and taken them as well. Pain medication just wasn't helping me anymore. Didn't help even if I took more, therefore I became a drug addict, since age 26-36 off and on and have been clean for over a year now. I would have never been if I had never gotten cancer, and my disc disease. I have to exercise to strengthen my back, and it hurts! I turned down back surgery. I feel I'm too young and there are many arteries and nerves in my particular areas that one wrong slip, I could be paralyzed.
I have carried all of what has happened to me to this day and I'm just learning now how to let it stay in the past. It's something I have to live with for the rest of my life.
I recently went through a very traumatic time that I wound up breaking down and being diagnosed w/PSTD. Mostly because I have been carrying all that "weight" on my back plus more, I just broke. This was the straw that broke the camels back.
I've gotten better and have been turning my life around My weight went from 97lbs-182lbs, with fluctuations in between during these past ten years.
Obviously that did a a number on my back and other organs.

But that is all in the past now and what remains I do the best I can with and in a positive way. That's why I joined here after getting my Chalean Extreme and heard of this place. Now I'm addicted and on everyday! Since August that is.
I can't just do one exercise every day so I have to mix it up. I walk, walk/jog w/my dogs, do the Chalean program and I workout on my Wii Fit Plus and I recently got a pedometer. I'm very serious abut getting the rest of this weight off. I did the first 35lbs myself than started with a nutritionist and work hand in hand with him and here.
Plateauing is the worst.

Now I'm stuck, for months now. Just have to work harder, always had to with everything I had and have to do in my life. Things don't come easily to me. So I have to learn better focus. I'm a Pisces, (obviously) a water sign so we tend to day dream a lot and get caught up in our thoughts we forget about ourselves. I don't blame my sign on my mishap, and don't expect people to agree with me. I'm not an astrologist. I study it though.. It is just a part of the makeup and I happen to fall into that category.

So here I am, joining tons of teams, setting goals, meeting other ppl with the same issues I have in my life. Being able to track what I eat really shows me what I should and shouldn't be doing. The fitness tracker is good too, if you wanna use the spark fitness exercises. It is harder to put in other exercises that you do and determine your calories burned. Thus the pedometer and the Wii tell me. If your wondering what the Ryche is at the end of my name, it means Queensryche. My fav band who I grew up listening to and also inspires me to write, sing and helped me through very hard times. Some say its silly but it helped me! Especially growing up in 2 broken houses.

So that basically sums me up as short as I could. I'm ready to take the path that will have the best outcomes at the end. Hope to meet many of you on here. Thank you Sparklepeople.com!
Happy to be here,
Lynn, Lynnie, PiscesRyche

BTW My husband is a Leo, a fire sign,and we are complete opposites. Which is good sometimes and bad at other times. Both my sons are earth signs, stubborn. So yeah I'm the care taker of all. Animals combined!

Member Since: 3/16/2011

Fitness Minutes: 7,520

My Goals:
To combine (w/the help of the trackers) both my fitness and nutrition to get into that particular style of living, healthwise. Also to lose another 20-25lbs too!
I have gained 100 lost 100 gained 80 lost 80 gained back and forth between children,cancer and back problems. I want to be healthy and strong so I will be around for my family and friends. And start singing out publicly!!! I put it off for so many years for a lot of reasons. This is my dream, to sing, what I love to do, for me, the most and makes me the happiest I can be. I want to be thinner for this so I don't pass out on stage! LOL And to meet more People Like Me on this site!

My Program:
Chalean Extreme, Jackie Warner 2 in 1 Workout DVD workouts walking dogs 3miles when weather permits. Doing the Wii exercises, keeping track of weight and bmi there as well. Playing w/my family hard, working/cleaning hard, and performing hard. And sometimes just softly cause it was meant to be just that, that day. Just to keep moving and staying active, chin up, chest out. Variation need lots of it to continue to exercise. Lots of motivation within myself and will power,and it would be nice to have pple there to help me along. This is my battle though. But I'm here cause we all have something in common so I want to share my battle/goals with you!

Personal Information:
I'm Lynn or Lynnie and I am married to a wonderful man who is a talented and gifted musician on just about every instrument, and a Jack of all trades. That's his name too! haha.and couldn't be anymore different than I am! Opposites attract! It's what we lack in one another that helps the other person, and we share the same passions in life. We have 2 Boys. Ages 14 1/2 and 4. I'm from the greater northeast region( Somerton) of Philly, PA. Born and raised in the city of Filthadelphia! We're not all crazy drunks over here, but we are aggressive drivers! So look out, esp for this 5 footer with road rage! I gotta a lot of fight in me, now just need to back it up with some muscles!

Other Information:
I LOVE MUSIC! Esp HARD ROCK/HEAVY METAL. I'm very passionate about my music, family and friends. I love the ocean and the night time. I feel my best overall when I'm on a beach at dusk. Soothes my soul. Free thinker, say what I feel. Very emotional. I am a a great friend, I'm not full of myself either lol, even if it doesn't work out in the future w/someone they will always have a little piece of my heart. However I am not a rug to walk upon. The line is thin between the two. You can tell me anything, I won't judge you...but just so you know, I can't stand most people in general and I'm not shy about it! Humans can be so evil and hurtful and especially so easily led like sheep. Sheeple.That's what I call them.
I try w/ all my power not to judge anyone w/out talking to them at least once ;-) I'm not saying I'm better. Just different. More of a loner, w/a few special friends.
I LOVE ANIMALS esp Dogs. I want to work around them in my life. Just trying to find where I can go! I

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    Thank you for adding me as a spark friend. I am so glad to get to know you better! Let's walk the path to better health and happiness together! Spark on my friend. Love, Dawn
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    3322 days ago
    Thank you so much for the bear hug it made me smile :)
    3323 days ago
    HEY SISTER, SOULSISTER, GO SISTER.....sorry chatting u up makes me think of that line from that song lol, there is a theme for every action in my life and no it's not always a P!nk song lol.
    3324 days ago
    Girl we are totally twins. i overcame ovarian cancer when i was 23. I had problems with my knees due to sports, i have been major depressive my entire life and have been told its a chemical imbalance. I sing, and always have, i love all animals and my cats are my children since i cant have any.
    dont get me started on father issues lol have had the breakdown and i'm guessing this is my second. I guess you're my SoulSister!! emoticon
    3324 days ago
    I just wanted to post a quick Welcome to the **Positive Sparkers** TEAM. We're so glad to have you join us. Please jump in and have a good time getting healthy. This is an excited group of folks and really active team so you should be able to find all sorts of inspiration and motivation. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask. There's always someone willing to help in any way possible. Don't forget to use the food/water tracker that spark people provides as well as the fitness tracker. These are excellent resources that will help keep you on the path you've chosen. Come on... let's get healthy TOGETHER!!! Together WE can do anything! Spark On! -Dawn emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon PS: Remember to SMILE, they're contagious! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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