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Hello, my name is Christine. I am a born-again Christian. Currently I am a stay-at-home-mom who is looking to re-enter the workforce, Yikes!! I love to crochet, knit, read, and paint "reborn" dolls (they are dolls you get in a kit and when painted correctly and dressed up, they look real) =)
I have battled weight issues for more than 20 years and also struggle with Spondyloarthritis, a rheumatic systemic arthritis that also affects muscles, tendons, and causes fatigue.
In 2011, I almost lost my husband to Bacterial Meningitis, I am so thankful though, that the Lord has given us more time together. He is deaf now and struggles with balance issues in the dark. However, he is my hero, he received cochlear implants last June and returned to teaching full-time last year; he is simply an amazing and strong person, he has praised the Lord since the onset of the Meningitis and all through his rehab. That is why I am back, I can't seem to do this for myself, so I am going to do this for him, I never want him to see me sick because of my weight problem.
Therefore, I am back again determined to lose this weight and gain a healthier perspective of food and fitness. This time I am also going to participate with the SparkCoah program, I think that it may be the missing link for me since I struggle with focus and try to "do-it-all."
I will post my progress and share my experience with the program.
Thanks for visiting my page and please leave a comment, I love to meet new people and am a TEAM person; Together Everyone Achieves More =)

Member Since: 9/15/2009

Fitness Minutes: 917

My Goals:
My goal is to change my health by living a healthier lifestyle that includes a healthier diet and more exercise. My weight goal is to lose 50 lbs by next August. That will put me in my top healthy weight range, not skinny, but healthy.

My Program:
I am slowly changing my diet, getting more exercise, tracking my food, and reading FlyLady's Body Clutter book. It discuses letting go of the bad habits that contribute to body clutter; an unhealthy lifestyle that contributes to weight gain and health problems. It's going slow, but it is working.

Personal Information:
My name is Christine and I am from Northern VA. In addition to obtaining a healthier lifestyle, I am working on getting more organized and efficient in my home and personal life.

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    4185 days ago
    Hi, I wanted to invite you back to our local group Shenandoah Sparkers (formerly Winchester Sparkers). We are recruiting more people and hopefully become a very active team. We'd love to have you back.

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