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One of my favorite fall activities is hiking in the state nearby state parks.

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Never give up on your goals! You've got this!

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My walking buddy, Charlie

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If I motivated you, please nominate using the box below on the left. Thank you and "keep swimming!"

Early 50''s. Motivated! "Can do" attitude. Never quits. Hope to lose 60+ lbs and, more importantly, get FIT!

My friends nicknamed me Dory (from Finding Nemo) because I am extremely upbeat but very forgetful. Also, like Dory, I never give up. So, come and Spark with me and we will "just keep swimming, just keep swimming, what do we do.... we SWIM."

Member Since: 1/18/2013

Fitness Minutes: 21,959

My Goals:
My main goal is to get fit and I hope that will also result in weight loss of 60+ lbs.

My Program:
I am working on eating the right number of calories and getting much more active.

Personal Information:
In February 2017, I will celebrate 25 years since the day I met the love of my life, my husband of 19 years. My daughter is 14 years old and my hero. She is the miracle child that the doctor said wasn't possible. The newest member of our family is our cockapoo, Charlie. He will be 3 years old in May.

I love to read and host a monthly book club. I enjoy cooking (very healthy recipes, of course). I like long walks with my family and Charlie, skiing, biking, and hiking. I love family game night. I sing in a neighborhood band. I do radio voice work and substitute teach. I am a girl scout leader. I work for a charity that helps clinics in Ethiopia where our current project is building a maternity health center for women.

Other Information:
Getting fit is important to me for many reasons including being here for and setting an example for my daughter. It is also important because I've lost 2 brothers to heart attacks, both in their early 30's.

I was always a "little thing", as my family and friends would say until about the age of 36. I was 5'2, just over 100 lbs and a size 4. When we decided to have a baby, I became pregnant immediately. I had 7 pregnancies and 6 miscarriages while unknowingly going through early menopause in a few short years. Each pregnancy added weight. Since then, I have had several major injuries (shoulder nerve damage, torn ACL, etc.) from trying things to get fit again, but I will never stop trying.

My doctor says that with so many pregnancies and losses in such a short time and while going through menopause, everything going on at once, my body went into a metabolic syndrome. We are trying different ways to get my metabolism fired up again.

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    So sorry I miss you day in the spotlight....hope you had a blast. Have a great weekend and Happy Holidays!
    976 days ago
    Looking to stay focused through the upcoming Holiday Season? Want to get connected with a Team to support you through your Journey to a Healthier Lifestyle? If yes, then consider joining the BL “Snow More Excuses” Challenge that starts early December. Each week 11 teams of 24 Active, do fun nutritional and fitness challenges. The challenges promote a healthy lifestyle and If for some reason you cannot do a challenge then they are modified to meet your needs. Often we do the challenge in a game form, we have BINGO and TIC TAC TOE or seasonally themed. For the Fall we had Cardio Hoedown, World Series and Sleepathon. I hope that you decide this might be for you you can leave your name on the waitlist for the Winter challenge. To get to the Challenge go to my page and click on the “BLUE BIGGEST LOSER” Icon, or copy and paste the link below, or let me know and I can send you an invite. Join the Team then sign up on the waitlist. It’s the thread right below the Chit Chat.

    985 days ago
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    Thank you for goodie and yes I am enjoying the challenge. Hugs
    995 days ago
    Hope you had a happy day in the Travelers spotlight. Enjoyed your page. Nancy
    1009 days ago
  • v KURTZIE1998
    emoticon , like your quote on your page, have a great day in our CT spot emoticon
    1010 days ago
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