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I've been a SP member since 5/2011. I'm 51, a wife, a mom, and a grandma! I love God and I love my family! I've lost 50 lbs so far... love the non-scale victories - like sitting in booths again, not moving the driver's seat back or steering wheel up after hubby has driven...

When I was exercising, I gained amazing strength! But then, life happened again - and life got busy - and I didn't exercise... I've found that I've lost that strength... I MISS that strength and energy!

Life continues to be busy - especially with caring for our youngest grandbaby 4-5 days/nights a week...

My hubby and I were both sick as we started the new year (hubby-pneumonia & me - wheezing/cellulitis - so starting a strong new year "go get 'em!" isn't happening.

But - I'm not one that's for resolutions. Everyday needs to be a choice. Goals are okay - but sometimes I forget I even make those goals... My life doesn't feel like I'm in control of it. Hubby works from home, add baby to the mix, and making my own choices and schedule gets complicated.

For me, spiritual goals are priority, then physical, relational, home come after.

Having said all that -

Member Since: 5/20/2011

Fitness Minutes: 4,540

My Goals:
overall goal: to weigh 180 lbs (after I get there, I'll see where I'm going from there)

to be more active- chair exercise or xbox kinect on days that are stay-at-home days

to get at least 2,000 steps in each day.

My Program:
Well - I finally found a way to change my eating habits. I like simple and repetitive, I like not having to make decisions for every meal - I started using the Special K challenge as a guide...

Exercise is difficult right now... but thanks to the Chair Exercise Team, I'm chair dancing and using other chair exercises to begin to to be active and MOVE.

Personal Information:
I'm a wife of an awesome husband, a mom of 3 adult kids, and grandma to 3 amazingly wonderful grandchildren! Born in NM, grew up in AZ, college and early marriage/family in MI (1979-1998); now living in the northwoods of Wisconsin.

My hubby and I are in full-time ministry as church planters here.

I love God and He's first in my life. I cannot do anything without Him. I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me!

Other Information:
The Bible is my favorite book! I also enjoy reading Christian mysteries, other Christian favorite authors are Tozer, Ken Gire, Isabell Kuhn, E M Bounds.. I'm a pianist and vocalist. I love to play games - both physical (board/cards) and computer/on-line hidden object games. I've spent a lot of my life teaching Sunday School/Bible clubs for kids, but also really enjoy teaching God's Word to other women.

from Ignatius of Loyola: "Our only desire and one choice should be this: I want and I choose what better leads to God's deepening life in me."

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    I just wanted to post a quick Welcome to the Chair Exercise 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
    3423 days ago
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    Thank you for adding me as a friend - I wish you every success in your journey to better health and fitness
    3423 days ago
    Hi, Roxie! Just wanted to say "Welcome" to SparkPeople and the Chair Exercise Team! I also have fibromyalgia and other health issues that make exercise very difficult and was delighted to find this team. Look forward to getting to know you! Pamela emoticon
    3424 days ago
  • v EMMABE1
    Just dropped by to say - Hi. and welcome you to The “Chair Exercise” Team
    Welcome to the most friendly, most supportive team in SparkPeople land!! - Please feel free to jump in and join in the message boards. It has been proved that people who contribute to message boards and blog regularly lose more weight, more easily than those who don’t, so come on in.
    It is a great place to be and you will find lots of friends, ideas and links to help and support you at all stages on your journey.
    I suggest that you leave your Sparkmail turned on for this team so that you receive the monthly Chair Exercise Team E-Magazine – Chair Treasures – as well as any important notices.
    To help you on your way I have sent you a Sparkmail with resources for exercises that are suitable for those whose mobility is limited, whether by age, physical problems or time. I hope you will find it a useful reference.
    I hope you succeed in all the goals you set.
    Enjoy the journey
    emoticon Hi from Australia
    Ann (Co-leader Chair Exercise Team, ~Indygirl Challenge, and Sparkies Down-Under)

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    Catch a smile - be part of the SMILE EPIDEMIC!!

    3424 days ago
    So glad you stopped by my page. You CAN do this. Please keep in touch with me! I understand where you are coming from...was there myself 2 short years ago.

    Good luck! -Shelly
    3428 days ago
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