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Hi everyone and welcome to my spark page. Let me tell you all a little bit about myself...First of all, I am a happily married mom of two, a 28 year old daughter, Alicia, and a 27 year old multi-disabled son, Daniel. Alicia has been married for almost 4 years, and Daniel is active in many activities for special needs' adults. I live in Middle Tennessee.

I have worked as an assistant for a special needs bus for the past 20 years, and I also work as a caregiver for a special needs' adult who went to school with my son. I currently volunteer with a non profit called The Joy Center. We are working to give special needs' adults who have aged out of school a safe, fun-filled place to go, socialize, enjoy games, music, crafts, and other activities. . I love working with special needs children, and in my spare time,I do volunteer work as a coach for Challenger League, which is a ball team for special children here in my area. I love having parties for these special guys and dolls, and my biggest one is an annual Christmas in July party where we spoil our clients at Joy Center with a day just for them. I am a Christian. I sing with my dad, who plays guitar and sings, at local churches....just old bluegrass gospel songs, mainly at small churches in the area.

I have always been self conscious of my weight, but unlike my younger days of simply wanting to be 'skinny,' I now want to be healthy and do it the right way with healthy eating and exercise. I have reached the age(48) where I have to work harder to keep off the extra weight I recently gained. I have been on Spark for about ten years, lost weight, then regained some, but trying to lose again. I recently restarted my program, changing my ticker and setting new goals. I realize I will need to make life changes to have permanent weight loss.

Feel free to stop by my page. I look forward to meeting new friends on Spark once again.

Member Since: 5/26/2006

Fitness Minutes: 1,885

My Goals:
I would like to feel healthy and energetic again. I have recently been feeling the effects of perimenopause and experienced about a ten pound weight gain. I would like to lose about 20 pounds with healthy eating and exercise to stay toned and lean.

My Program:
I love, love, love to paced, sometimes with weights, other times without. I also love the Walk away the Pounds dvds. I am planning to work intervals of light jogging into my routine, although I am not interested in becoming a runner, at least at this point. I would like to incorporate kettle bells and pilates again into my workout as they have been beneficial before, and I like the 'athletic' feel and look of the results.

Personal Information:
I have been married since 1988 to a great guy. We have two children, now adults, one of who is multi disabled. I am a Christian, but I have so many faults and definitely try not to judge anyone.

Other Information:
i like yard sales, clearance sales, anything that saves me money. I also enjoy watching shows that make absolutely no sense like Gilligans Island, Threes Company, Seinfeld,etc. I do have a more serious side every now and then, but I feel that I work hard and deserve to enjoy life ever how I want whether it will be traveling (hopefully one day before i die) or just laying around watching TV and drinking coffee.

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  • v YICHE12
    emoticon I missed your Daisy Day. Too much on my plate these days it seems... I sure hope you enjoyed your day in the spotlight. emoticon
    1278 days ago
  • v DI_NAMIC
    Thank you for the spark goodie you sent for Daisy Day! I really appreciated it. Good luck with the 5% Challenge! The Daisies are a great team.
    1280 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/17/2016 4:09:13 AM
  • v MLKDUD
    Thank you so much for the goodie!! That is amazing that you have done your job for 18 years! It is so hard to find good aides in the classroom or on the bus for our kiddos!! I love being a social worker for kids with special needs, but sometimes I get a little worn out dealing with it all day and all night, but I still love my clients and of course my daughter! She's pretty amazing, but I am pretty biased. ha! Looking forward to the challenge and to getting to know you better!! Happy New Year!
    1295 days ago
    Hope all is well with you. I've been way since I have had so much going on but am back. Mentally ready to tackle weight loss again. Got my hubby on board this time. emoticon
    1521 days ago
    I will keep everyone updated. Thank you!
    1635 days ago
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