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my SERIOUS SISTERS & SPARKPEOPLE are saving my life.

I HAVE LOST 100+ pounds on SparkPeople!
My journey with SparkPeople began in May 2009 when I weighed somewhere around (more than but the scale didn't go that high) 475+ pounds. Thanks to water aerobics & swimming, I am healthier today than I have been in years. I not only participate but I teach WA & swim classes daily. Exercise in the water is the BEST way for me to lose weight & stay healthy without too much pain.

I'm working on my emotional eating issues with a therapist and EATING to LIVE instead of living to eat. I feel better than I have in years. One day at a time, my life is changing for the better

I am PASSIONATE about leading the ROCKIN' RED FOXES BLC team FAMILY.
I am also involved in an awesome private Spark Team that helps me with my program. The team is called: FRIENDly Persuasion: a safe haven for friends It is a "friendship" team that provides a stress-free environment for loving, inspiring & supporting one another. If you are interested in joining me, on either team, send me a Spark Msg & I'll send you an invite.


Member Since: 5/25/2009

Fitness Minutes: 441,106

My Goals:
My long term goal is to reach my goal wt of 185. Ultimately, my goal is to be the healthiest and happiest that I can be & to continue to be an active member of the YMCA Aquatic staff where I teach water aerobics & swim lessons! I am determined to live a complete KETO lifestyle.

My Program:
I use the SP fitness & food trackers daily. Do at least 60 mins cardio, & 30 mins strength training 7 days a week! Stay active on SP finding & sharing motivation. LOVE MYSELF HEALTHY & spreading Kindness & Positiveness.

Personal Information:
My name is Dawn & I live in Martinsville VA. I have 2 grown sons & a "heart daughter". I have 15 grandchildren (7 biological & 8 "heart") My husband Paul is Welsh. Together we live with my eldest son & his two children. My eldest granddaughter just moved in with us too. We have a HAPPY house (most days) and are very grateful. We live less than a half mile from our church where all of my family here in Mvlle attend. God is good.

Other Information:
my hobbies are: water aerobics & swimming , reading, crocheting, & spending time w/my grandchildren.

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    Thank you SO much for thinking of me! You bless me so much. I am SO glad we are part of this wonderful community of achievers!!
    4216 days ago
    Thought I would drop by to say thankyou for my goodie. Its a beautiful day here in the north east and Myself and my daughter are enjoying the sunshine.
    All the best. Christine

    4216 days ago
    Good morning, Dawn. Thanks so much for the SparkGoodie--I see it's the ray of sunshine like you mentioned in your blog. emoticon

    Keep up the outstanding work! WOW! Losing 18 lbs. in your first month
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    You can do this!! Just take it one day at a time. And now you can tell yourself that you had such a great first month--so you KNOW that you can do it. The hardest thing is looking ahead at the mountain to climb--but a step at a time climbs the mountain. So "one day at a time" has become my motto--cause I know that I can handle that much.
    Hugs to you! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4217 days ago
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    hello and welcome,Dawn! you can do this! you will succeed and reach your goals, one step at a time! your grandchildren are adorable! i believe in you! you are worth it! anytime you need a shoulder or two to lean on, some motivation or some encouragement, i am here for you! have a wonderful day!
    4217 days ago
    Hi Dawn! I just wanted to say hi and let you know I think your doing great and hope you have an awesome day! emoticon
    4219 days ago
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