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Updated 5/23/16

I have had challenges with being overweight since I was a teen. I was always physically active, so I was able to keep my weight at a reasonable level. When I was diagnosed in 2007 with bipolar disorder and rheumatoid arthritis I began to rapidly gain weight. I'm ready to become more fit, with the support of my team members.

When I joined Spark, I weighed 265 pounds. Over a period of three years I have managed to shed 72 pounds and maintain that weight. Currently my goal is a weight of 150 pounds. I plan to gradually take off the remaining 43 pounds over a 24 month period, with a target BMI of approximately 23, while becoming more active, increasing my physical fitness, lowering my LDL cholesterol, and keeping my pre-diabetes blood glucose levels in normal limits.

I want to thank my Spark friends for all the support you have given me.

Member Since: 7/2/2009

Fitness Minutes: 69,236

My Goals:
1. To be able to climb 2 flights of stairs without shortness of breath.

2. To experience decreased symptoms of depression.

My Program:
2000 calorie diet

Cardio exercise 30 minutes daily for 5 days a week

Strength training on M-W-F

3. Strength training TThS for 20 minutes, alternating Spark fitness exercises with Qigong

Personal Information:
My name is Lynne, and I am a registered nurse (retired), residing in Chehalis, WA

Other Information:
I love music. I play the piano and synthesizer keyboards. My husband and I compose and play music together (we've played for weddings and composed & performed music for 2 original local dramatic productions)
e have adopted 2 dogs at the time of the passing of my father-in-law and 8 cats from our local animal shelter.
I am a volunteer with the WA state AARP Legislative Advocacy Group and a team facilitator for the Spark Dealing with Depression Team.
I love science fiction movies and books as well as nonfiction science books.

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    700 and some-odd days late in responding to your post, but it wasn't deliberate. I sort of wandered off the path when I had a pretty significant relapse. I'm back on now, sort of. I've found some different coping techniques that are working, but I definitely need to get back into more healthful eating habits!
    291 days ago
    Merry Christmas to you!! Thanks for commenting on my picture. This is a group of women from Hawaii who meet once a month a local restaurant so we can connect and celebrate our common experiences and aloha. Our Christmas party is my favorite.
    Glad to see you are still active on this site. I am off and on. I am using a site called My Fitness Pal to keep track of food etc. I found it to be easier to use and especially to enter recipes without having to do so much.
    I am keeping well although hunkered down during this downpour!!! Glad I got in two walks yesterday!!
    332 days ago
    Oops, I was misleading. It's just that I duplicated the topic in our team. As a matter of fact, someone elsewhere recognized the gadget and gave a link which I'll post in ours now.

    Here's the topic so that you can copy/paste in the address bar:
    381 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/3/2018 8:13:15 PM
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    383 days ago
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