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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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  • v GINALYN65
    Thank you for the Spark Goodie! I am so glad to be on the Azure Destinations team for BLC-41. Everyone has been so lovely. Go Azures!!! I am wishing you much success in the next 12 weeks. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    510 days ago
    I MISS YOU...❤️ Message me
    516 days ago
    Thanks for the goodie! I'm looking forward to another successful BLC round as well. I appreciate your work, help & support!
    516 days ago

    It’s hot outside, but Fall is coming! Are you ready to join a Challenge and work on your healthy lifestyle goals? The Biggest Loser Challenge is looking for members for it’s next Challenge starting the first week of September. The challenge consists of 11 Teams that participate in 10 weeks of Nutritional and Fitness Challenges. These challenges can be modified to fit individual needs allowing members of all abilities and dietary needs to participate.

    If you would like to be a member of this challenge you can copy and paste the link below, or click on my username to leave me a message or you can click on the BLUE BIGGEST LOSER Icon on my Spark page. Join the team and sign up for the next challenge on the Fall Waitlist thread.

    *. When copying and pasting the URL you will need drop the https:// and sometimes everything before sparkpeople depending on your device.

    531 days ago
    thanks for the suggestion. I think I will get out of the car every hour and walk a bit. I'll let you know how it goes
    547 days ago
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