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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: 67,852

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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