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My name is Dawn, but in my family usually called me Sissy. Because all the "Sissy" names I wanted were already taken, I ended up admitting holto my date of birth in my name. But I don’t really mind people knowing how old I not a problem!

Member Since: 1/4/2010

Fitness Minutes: 297,380

My Goals:
To lose 50 lbs, and be healthier because of regular exercise and change in diet. 2020 started to consciously eat more whole plant based food, with limited dairy and meat. I like to think of it as trying to be healthy and yet flexible as needed. It has worked well during the Covid 19 crisis for me.

My Program:
Love the 5%:Challenges. Minimum Exercise of some sort for 15 minutes each day and Usually go to the pool for water walking 3 times a week. Note....pool closed since March due to Covid 19.

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 12 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! In 2020 I was enrolled in a multi approach program by my cardiologist and following that we are trying to do more whole plant based eating. It am finding it makes a real difference in my body which is healthier for me.
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 wel

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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  • v 100LBLIGHTER
    Thanks so much for the mixer. .I do like to cook . .
    2644 days ago

    Hi! Just a shout out to congratulate you!

    You are the recipient of the Beautiful Woman Award!!

    "Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the page of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out!"

    Again, Congratulations Beautiful!

    Thanks for spreading a little beauty, love, friendship, and support into my life!

    Have a wonderful Saturday!

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    2644 days ago
  • v JEANUT
    thanks for the knitting supplies. I love to knit and crochet.
    Hope you have a great weekend too
    2645 days ago
    Thank you Dawn, for your comments on my blog today!
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    2646 days ago
  • v MARYELLEN301
    Thanks for the personal chef! I may use him this week. I am having 2 friends, one from NM and one from WI, coming in tomorrow. We will all leave on Friday for 4 days, 3 nights in DC. I'm having another friend over for lunch on Thursday so she can meet the friend from WI who will be her roommate on the trip. Fortunately I made some Empanadas from the recipe I got at the cooking class in Argentina. They are in the freezer waiting for the need for a quick, but festive meal. I think Thursday qualifies!
    2655 days ago