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I imagine a world where everyone on this planet can thrive and be healthy! To work towards this, I'm working on my own body and health as a loving member of Azure Destinations which is part of the BLC (Biggest Loser Challenge team). I'm 61 years "wise" and I've been with my partner, Dave, for 33 years, married for 31 of those years. I have a wonderful 28-year-old son and my chosen family of his partner, various former exchange students who now have families or partners of their own and other assorted "chosen" ones. I also get to be a kinda/sorta grandma to the children of those chosen ones, so I feel grateful indeed! My nonhuman family members are our two dogs. I'm also grateful for an amazing group of friends who bring me much joy in life. I live with psoriatic arthritis and that has limited my body's strength and made this pandemic more challenging, as my rheumatologist has me self-isolating. Despite that, I try to stay engaged with community via technology and work to make our world a happier, more thriving place.

Member Since: 6/11/2006

Fitness Minutes: 67,807

My Goals:
To be able to take on whatever life has to offer.

To be as pain-free as possible.

My Program:
WW Blue with emphasis on freggies and non-inflammatory foods
My daily self-care: workouts, water, meditation, shower, poetry/journaling
Getting SUPPORT from my wonderful Spark teams and Spark friends!
Working on the BLC challenge each round - it's been GOLDEN for my weight loss!

Personal Information:
Jen in MI
former teacher (up through June 30th, 2020), current activist

Other Information:
I love my wonderful family and friends, dancing, cooking, reading, watching nerdy TV and learning others' stories and helping people however I can.

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  • v JILLYB2
    Hi welcome back, I'm also from michigan, glad to see you here. let me know if you need anything, I'm also on 40 plus and want to lose 100 lbs. stpo by my spark page , Jill
    4698 days ago
    Hello Jen and welcome to the 40 somethings with 100+ to lose group! We are a great group and I hope you will come by and introduce yourself to the group. Post with questions comments and support, we will do the same! Take care!
    4698 days ago
  • v CYNTHIAS50
    Hello Jen and Welcome to the Fabulous, Fun, Forty Something's team! Come by when you get a chance and introduce yourself ! See you on the boards!

    4705 days ago
  • v JADEROSE14
    Hi and welcome to the Acid Reflux team!
    4763 days ago
    Hi Jen!

    What wonderful pictures of your family.Thanks for sharing them on your page. Tahnks, too, for the comment on my tattoo. That was taken right after I got it.

    I'm looking forward to hearing more about your success.

    5039 days ago
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