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I'm Dawn. I've lost 30 lbs in the last year, but am having trouble pushing through that final 20 lbs.

Member Since: 11/16/2010

Fitness Minutes: 7,033

My Goals:
I started attending adventure bootcamp in August of 2009. I lost 35 lbs, gained back 5 and am lingering now at 30 lbs lost. I am trying to lose the final 20 lbs to achieve my weight loss goal.


My Program:
I originally did Weight Watchers. I got frustrated trying to stay in my point total each day once I dropped into the 150's. The Points Plus program is probably a good match for me, I just need to get back on the wagon. I also am HFCS free, pro-grass fed beef, semi-organic, pro whole grains.



Personal Information:
I am a 38 year old, happily married mom to my 6 year old son. I work as an engineer for a global applications company. I love my work, it's challenging and interesting.

I'm generally a happy person. I don't have the energy or inclination to deal with people who only seem to want to be miserable and unhappy. My philosophy is been to live every day like it's my last and to love everyone I encounter.

I love shopping, especially finding a bargain on something I wouldn't otherwise treat myself :) I guess I'm somewhat trendy and I love trendy coffee drinks and martinis - they are best when I can share them with my girlfriends.

I have a lot of personality. Most people I meet find me funny; though, I am pretty sure some also find me annoying ;) That's OK too. One of the best things about getting old is that you realize that it really doesn't matter if EVERYONE doesn't like you - sharing your life with true friends is enough.


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The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me ~ Ayn Rand

"People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway. If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you do may be forgotten. Do good anyway. Give the world the best you, it may never be enough. Give your best anyway. For in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway."~Mother Teresa




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  • v LYNDALOVES2HIKE
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    Congrats on taking the next step to reaching a healthier you by getting active with SparkPeople - it's a great community, wonderful resources and fantastic support. You're doing an awesome job with your weight loss - wow, down 30 lbs!! I know about the 'rut' and hope this site will help!

    Please check out the SparkTeams - I think you will find a lot of others 'just like you' there. You can choose SparkTeams by age group, lifestyle or interests, geographic location or several other ways - some of the teams you might like include the Official 10-minute Daily Exercise Streak Challenge, Starting Over Weekly Mini-Challenge Team, 10k Steps A Day and Motivation & Positive Attitude Plan but there are so many to choose from, you can have a great time looking for the ones that seem to fit you best! In fact, I suggest joining more than one group, post your intro there and write blogs as often as you can - you will find tons of friends and support that way, I promise!!

    In my experience, SparkPeople is like a emoticon in some ways - it's lots of fun and easy to make friends because we're all in this together. I like the way a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE is emphasized instead of a 'quick fix wonder diet' so it's good for people wanting to lose weight, maintain a previous loss, get healthier, improve fitness and many other goals - it's about waaaaaay more than 'just' losing weight so you have definitely come to the right place!

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    If you ever need any help using features of the site, there are tutorial videos under the HELP section that can show you how to use the features of the site. You can also find them on the START page and several other places on the site.

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    If you haven't already discovered The Spark book and/or the SparkDiet linked at the bottom of the START page, check them out - the program is simple but extremely effective. There is a TON of information on this site - so much it might even seem overwhelming but fortunately we don't have to 'digest' everything at once! The FastBreak program is a good way to start.

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    Another nice thing about SparkPeople is that we have permission to be human - we don't have to change everything at once or be in a hurry to reach our goals. Take a few baby steps and then a few more and before you know it, you'll have completed a long journey - I hope you enjoy this community as much as I do - it teaches us how to make positive lifetime changes because that's the only thing that will work over time!

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    3358 days ago
  • v IRISH_EYES_66
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    It is nice to meet you! You are going to love it here!! Spark is a very supportive community where you can realize your goals. I highly recommend joining a few teams to meet some of our members to share ideas and get added support when you need it. Good luck in reaching your goal!!
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    3358 days ago
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