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My name is Dawn, but in my family I was called Sissy. Because all the "Sissy" names I wanted were already taken, I ended up admitting to my date of birth in my name. Ah well, age comes to us all!

Member Since: 1/4/2010

Fitness Minutes: 281,500

My Goals:
To lose 50 lbs, and be healthier because of regular exercise.

My Program:
Love the 5%:Challenges. Minimum Exercise of some sort for 15 minutes each day and go to the pool at least twice a week.

Personal Information:
I am originally from the US, currently living in Canada on the west coast. I am Franciscan Poor Clare Sister. I had a left knee replacement 10 years ago and have put the replacement for the other knee on hold. These metal parts DO NOT make me function (or look) like the old Bionic Woman! At this point the exercise I can do, and mobility I have is limited. I am limited to walking, riding a bike and swimming, so I do have options. I had open heart surgery in my 20s, and now At 70 have some residual damage showing, so have had both a cardioversion, and three years later a cardiac ablation. So good so far. But sodium really does me in!
I was an Air Traffic Controller in the US Navy until 1981 when I joined the Poor Clares. I am an avid reader, love to cook and bake, as well as enjoy different types of crafts.
In 2018 we made the major decision to sell our large monastery and move into something smaller for the 5 of us. We literally moved across the street. But the space is about 1/3 of

Other Information:
Lost 35 lbs the first year I joined, but have put it back on. And am working to try and get it back off!

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    Sparkin over to say hi...Sure hope your staying cool at your end. We are going on the 3thd day of misery with soaring 104 temps. I live in the swamp cooler era which never works in high humidity. Be hitting the shower as soon as it turns dark. emoticon emoticon
    3510 days ago
    Thank you for the nummy STRAWBERRY and kind words! Whether working on your first or last 10% it's all about the get healthy journey. Here's to living a SPARKED life!

    3514 days ago
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    Hi there,
    Thankyou for popping by my blog and leaving a comment.
    Lex xxx
    3515 days ago
    Hi dear, thank you for checking on me! The sewing project was fun and frustrating at the same time. I was able to alter a few of my work pants. You were right about not getting everything exactly right though...the seams look a little weird in places...but nothing worth fretting over (because if you're looking that closely at my seams, you have bigger problems than me...hehe). I haven't found a second hand store that I like yet, but I keep looking. I did score some wonderful clothes that fit at the outlet mall while on vacation and have a decent 'transitional' wardrobe! I did remind myself how much I enjoy sewing I'm thinking about picking up some cute patterns and fabric sometime soon! emoticon
    3522 days ago
    Thank you for the Goodie I will absolutely use my ribbon emoticon
    3534 days ago