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Well hi all. I actually joined Sparks a year ago. I don't know why I have not set up my Sparks page yet. I've given myself a lot of excusse, I think it has just been fear. (of what I don not know) So, I figured it was about time I tell the world who and what I really am.
I live in Corunna Michigan. I am a mother of two wonderful grown children, I have 5 grandchildren, 2 granddaughters and 3 grandsons (another granddaughter due in April)
I am 54 years old and have been fighting the "weight" issue for many years. In 2000 I was diagnosed with Connective Tissue disorder and Lupus, with in the year the added Fibromyalgia, and Sjogren’s disorder. A few years later we added osteoarthritis. In 2004 I had a complete right knee replacement, seven months later I had the left done. Then came IBS trouble(what fun :) and this year we upgraded to Rheumatoid artheritis. YA! I never had much of a weight problem before all the meds. You get meds & posible weight gain or PAIN. Guess what I chose? But I'm still moving and they can not get rid of me that easy!!
I lOVE to sew, garden and do cross stitch. I love spending time with my grandchildren.
I am a HUGE advocate for the American Cancer Society. My husband passed away 18 years ago this February 18th form Leukemia. Six years ago my children an I started a Relay Team. In the last five years we have raised over $20,000. :) This year our goal is again $5,000. Our Relay is May 14-15.
Well I think I have boared the world of Sparks enough for now.
I LOVE this community and everything it has done for me so far. It is my meditation space, my encouragement space and my freianship space! I LOVE Sparks People...


Member Since: 1/28/2009

Fitness Minutes: 50,535

My Goals:
My goal is to improve my health not only for me, but for my family. I want to be around to see my grandchildren graduate and marry.


My Program:
Log all three meals I eat plus any snacks
Do strength training every day - at least 10 minues, log it
Walk at least 4 times a week ( try for 6 times) log what I did.
Interact with my Spark friends and teams, this helps keep me motivated and I have learned a lot from others; and who knows, someone may learn something from me:)



Personal Information:
My name is Jill,
I live in Corunna, Michigan. I have two wonderful children and six fabulous grandchildren, three girls and three boys.


Other Information:
I love to sew, do word seach books, cross strtch, and garden when I am able. I love to cook and bake, and spend time with my family.
I have two wonderful kitties that keep me company.




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  • v ANNASJRNEY
    Hi.... emoticon

    Just fluttering by emoticon to wish you a FUNtastic Weekend!! and sharing a few little reminders emoticon
    Eat well emoticon enjoy your food emoticon emoticon make it fun emoticon

    Rest emoticon make sure you get plenty of rest so you can have lots n lots of fun emoticon

    Drink emoticon drink plenty of fluids emoticon emoticon emoticon hopefully the healthy kinds and limit the other kind....to add to your fun emoticon
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    And add exercise to your to your weekend.....exercising can be fun emoticon the key is moving. Why don't you swing those hips and try some emoticon for a fun way of exercise!! emoticon

    Most of ALL.........have a weekend filled with FUN with FAMILY and FRIENDS.......SHARING is CARING!!

    Hugs, Anna

    3208 days ago
  • v ANNASJRNEY
    Hello stranger!!

    How have you been? Are you on any of the BL Teams. I started back on the Turquoise Team as a challenger and not a leader.

    So what have you been up to?

    I was down and out for quite a few months. But I'm back in the saddle and ready to do some "collateral damage" for my weight loss journey. Took back control of my life for over a month now and it feels really good.

    So sending you lotsa love your way and hit me back lady!!

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    3208 days ago
  • v GOOZLEBEAR
    Jill, thank you for stopping by my Spark page for a visit!!!! Hope you are doing well. Miss you!!!!!

    Hugs
    3229 days ago
  • v EBETH13
    Hi Jill!! HaPPY Easter Sunday! Hope you are doing well!
    3256 days ago
  • v FITNESSMONSTER8
    Have a wonderful Easter!!! emoticon
    3258 days ago
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