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Happy to say I have been maintaining my weight for the last 3 years in a very healthy range . My activities are limited by arthritis and degeneration of my spine and neck. I walk and do some stretches given to me to my physical therapist. I love to be in the yard and garden messing around




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Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow.
Mary Anne Radmacher



There's always a lot to be thankful for if you take time to look for it. For example, I am sitting here thinking how nice it is that wrinkles don't hurt.

"You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result."
� Mahatma


Member Since: 11/24/2007

Fitness Minutes: 380,642

My Goals:
Joined the
Winter 5% Challenge!

Going to make and even stronger commitment to stay on track .Will be watching portion control and walking more .


My Program:
To maintain my weight I must remember that walking is my best friend :).
I must continue watching my daily calorie count and portion sizes.
I will add more activity as directed by my physical therapist.



Personal Information:
I am a Jersey girl, living in New Mexico these days with my wonderful hubby of 16 years.We have 2 Corgi's and a Jack Russel,Satchel and Mystic the crazy house cats,Chucky the Quaker parrot,a small flock of chickens a silly old turkey. More wild birds then you care to feed.


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When I am not playing with birds ,you can still find me working in the garden ,or outdoors some where.





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    CONGRATULATIONS on your SIXTH WEEK, Casual Traveler!

    We're now 6 weeks into our journey and we made it to Falkland Isles, logging a total of
    6,723 exercise miles, 1,070 points for Team Cut Calories as well as 1,530 points for Team happiness. This week, there were no itinerary posts after the deadline and only one person missed the weigh in! We saw 16 losses, 7 gains (myself included) 4 weights that
    were the same as last week and 2 people who were excused!

    Well done! We've had a nice week overall! Pat yourself on the back; be proud of yourself
    for sticking with it and for what you have accomplished, regardless of your results!! You're
    still here and active on all levels!

    Let's get very excited about this, the 7th week of our journey!!

    During week 7, our plane is in the air and headed toward Madagascar an exciting destination, 5,798 miles away. This is not our longest flight, but also not the shortest.

    This trip's living the good life challenge (LTGL) is "No evening eating (NEE)" and we are again logging Cut 100 Calories from last week's LGTL.

    Please continue to hydrate and track your food even though we aren't logging points for
    them; these 2 things are very helpful and very important for success, particularly when traveling during a 5% challenge.

    So how do you count points for the No evening eating (NEE) challenge?

    No evening eating (NEE) challenge is another all or nothing challenge. In it, there is
    also room for one exception - "except for one planned low-calorie snack (200 calories or
    less)". Evening eating is a huge issue for me and one I appreciate being made a part of these challenges; it helps to keep me on track. For this challenge, you will report 10 points
    for each day that you do no evening eating, or do no evening eating other than one (1)
    snack of 100 calories or less. If you do *any* evening eating other than than or more
    calories than a 200 calorie snack, you would score 0 points for the day.

    This week again is Cut 100 Calories: You decide how or where you want to cut 100 calories
    from your day, wheather ist's from a meal or a snack, or by substituting one item for another. 10 points if you are successful; 0 points if not. This is also an all or nothing challenge.

    Please remember exercise has a daily maximum of 120 minutes; each minute is 1 mile and exercise should be reported after completion.

    As shared before, we're a very supportive, no pressure team but we do want everyone to participate to the best of their abilities. Please make sure to log all of your LTGL points &
    exercise miles for the day as often as possible; the sooner our points are posted, the sooner we land our plane.

    We, the casual Travelers, are one of more than 10 teams trying to reach our destination before anyone else. Also keep in mind that at the latest any/all Week 4 points need to be posted before 11:59PM Friday, February 28th.

    Have fun and enjoy this leg of the journey!! For your In flight Entertainment, we offer a fun and ever changing category for the several games. Please make sure to check the In flight Fun area!!

    Every Saturday, a new and optional Wellness Challenge for self care Saturday will be offered that will focus on mind body and soul.

    Please have a great week, have fun with the challenge and make sure to visit the team forum to stay up on current affairs.

    Please also check YOUR Spark Page and look for emails from me, highlighting team members and special days.

    Have an incredibly wonderful week!!!

    jeannie

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    2 days ago
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    I apologize for the lateness of this update.

    CONGRATULATIONS on your FIFTH WEEK, Casual Traveler!

    We're now 5 weeks into our journey and of the original 46 active members, 30 of us remain active as we made it to Cook Islands, logging a total of 7,672 exercise miles, 1,510 points for Team Happiness as well as 1,510 points for Team Get to Bed.

    This week again with a couple of folks still not having posted in the weekly weigh in and one member being excused, half of us either posted weigh ins at either the same or a lower weight than than they were at last week. Sadly, I was not one of either.

    Weigh to go!! Be proud and pat yourself on the back for having accomplished your week
    5 goals! Even if the were not what you expected; you stuck with it!! Well done!!

    If you didn't move as much as you could have, eaten more than you should have or think you may have done anything else differently during this week, then sit down, make a list
    of what didn't work and what you think might work better going forward, promise yourself
    you're going to be your best yet and treat yourself kindly!

    Regardless, as I said last week to all of you... lose, gain or stay the same; still being a part of the challenge is a wonderful accomplishment! Very Well done!!! Be very proud of what you have accomplished!!

    So... By now, nearing the end of week 6, our plane is still in the air and headed toward the Falkland Islands, Islands which is our shortest journey yet at 5,524 miles.


    This trip's living the good life challenge (LTGL) is "Lighten Up/Cut 100 Calories a Day" and we are again logging "Daily Happiness Activity for 10 Minutes" from last week's LGTL.

    I know, broken record here but... Continue to drink your water and track your food even
    though we aren't logging points for these any longer; they're extremely helpful and very important, particularly when traveling during a 5% challenge when it comes to success.

    So how do you count points for the "Lighten Up/Cut 100 Calories a Day" challenge?

    The Lighten Up/Cut 100 Calories a Day challenge is another all or nothing challenge. You will report 10 points for each day that you ..."Swap it Out, Cut it Out, or Cut Back on a food or beverage to reduce your daily calorie intake by 100 calories". If you cut nothing or less than 100 calories, then the reported points would be 0 for that day.

    This week again is Daily Happiness Activity for 10 Minutes: To score points do something that makes YOU happy for at least 10 minutes each day. If you spend at least 10 minutes doing something that makes you happy, score 10 points for the day. If you don't take that time, score 0 points.

    Please remember exercise has a daily maximum of 120 minutes; each minute is 1 mile and exercise should be reported after completion.

    As shared before, we're a very supportive, no pressure team but we do want everyone to participate to the best of their abilities. This means posting your daily activities and weight by the required deadlines. Please also note if numbers are reported after the 11:59 PM cutoff, they cannot be counted for the challenge, regardless of the day being reported.

    Please make sure to log all of your LTGL points & exercise miles for the day as often as possible; the sooner our points are posted, the sooner we land our plane.

    We, the casual Travelers, are one of more than 10 teams trying to reach our destination before anyone else. Also keep in mind that at the latest any/all Week 5 points need to be posted before 11:59PM Friday, February 21st. Also please remember your Weekly weigh in must be posted by 11:59PM Saturday, February 22nd.

    Have fun and enjoy this leg of the journey!! For your In flight Entertainment, we offer
    a fun and ever changing category for the interactive games and every Saturday, a new and optional Wellness Challenge will be offered that will focus on mind, body and soul.

    Please have a great week, have fun with the challenge and make sure to visit the team
    forum to stay up on current affairs.


    I hope you had an incredibly wonderful week!!!

    jeannie

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    5 days ago
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    CONGRATULATIONS on your FOURTH WEEK, Casual Traveler!

    Can you believe WE ARE HALF-WEIGH THERE!!!

    We're 4 weeks into our journey and we made it to Phuket Thailand, logging a total of 7,994 exercise miles, 1,780 points for Team Get to Bed as well as 1,520 points for Team Monitor Calcium. This week with almost everyone having posted in the weekly weigh in, we saw 24 weigh ins at either the same or a lower weight than than they were at last week.

    Pat yourself on the back if during week 4, you accomplished the goals you set for yourself, whether or not the results were what you expected; 1. you set goals and 2. You stuck with them! Congratulations!! Well done!!

    If you feel you could have moved more, eaten less or done anything else differently during this week or the last 4 weeks, then shake it off and start afresh!! Have a positive conversation with yourself about this week; Make a list of what's working and what's not; find new things to take the place of those that aren't. Sometimes making a list of everything provides an "AHA!" moment and that's all we need to tweak an otherwise perfect agenda. Promise yourself you're going to be your best yet and treat yourself kindly!

    Regardless, as I said last week; You should be proud of yourself for sticking with it, and pat yourself on the back for that very reason!! Very Well done!!! Be very proud of what you have accomplished!!

    So... Let's get very excited about this, the 2nd half of our journey!!

    During week 5, our plane is in the air and headed toward Cook Islands which is a self-governing South Pacific Ocean island country, an exciting destination, 7,179 miles away. This is our second longest flight, I believe.

    This trip's living the good life challenge (LTGL) is "Daily Happiness Activity for 10 Minutes" and we are again logging "Get to Bed On Time" from last week's LGTL.

    Continue to drink your water and track even though we aren't logging points for these any longer; they're extremely helpful and very important, particularly when traveling during a 5% challenge when it comes to success.

    So how do you count points for the "Daily Happiness Activity for 10 Minutes" challenge?

    The Daily Happiness Activity for 10 Minutes challenge is another all or nothing challenge. You will report 10 points for each day that you do something creative for your own happiness for at least 10 minutes. Sing a song, play with your kids or grandkids, your pets. Do something to make you smile or laugh or just feel good. If you do nothing or less than 10 minutes, then the reported points would be 0.

    This week again is Get to Bed On Time: To score points set a reasonable bedtime and get into bed by YOUR pre-determined bedtime. If you are in bed by YOUR bedtime score 10 points. If you dawdle and distract yourself and do not get to bed on time, score zero points.
    This is also an all or nothing challenge.

    Please remember exercise has a daily maximum of 120 minutes; each minute is 1 mile and exercise should be reported after completion.

    As shared before, we're a very supportive, no pressure team but we do want everyone to participate to the best of their abilities. This means posting your daily activities and weight by the required deadlines.

    Please make sure to log all of your LTGL points & exercise miles for the day as often as possible; the sooner our points are posted, the sooner we land our plane.

    We, the casual Travelers, are one of more than 10 teams trying to reach our destination before anyone else. Also keep in mind that at the latest any/all Week 4 points need to be posted before 11:59PM Friday, February 14th. Also please remember your Weekly weigh in must be posted by 11:59PM Saturday, February 15th.

    Have fun and enjoy this leg of the journey!! For your In flight Entertainment, we offer a fun and ever changing category for the interactive games and every Saturday, a new and optional Wellness Challenge will be offered that will focus on mind, body and soul.

    Please have a great week, have fun with the challenge and make sure to visit the team forum to stay up on current affairs.

    Please also check YOUR Spark Page and look for emails from me, highlighting team members and special days.

    Have an incredibly wonderful week!!!

    jeannie

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    13 days ago
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    CONGRATULATIONS on your third week, Casual Traveler!

    We're 3 weeks into our journey and we made it to Maui USA , logging 9.185 exercise miles, 1,720 points for Team calcium Monitoring as well as 1,700 points for Nutrition Tracking. Although not everyone posted their weigh in for last week, it looks like there were more losses than gains and a few folks who maintained their weights from last week. We also have one person who reached their 5% goal this week!! Congratulations and keep it up!!

    During this week, if you achieved the results you wanted, or surprised yourself with better than expected results, congratulations!! Well done!!

    If you feel your results were not what you wanted to see... (I would count myself in this sentiment) then time for the decision to make this a better week! Tracking is a great way to see exactly what we eat and exercising is also a great way to move things along (Yes, bad pun intended).

    Regardless, You should be proud of yourself for sticking with it, and pat yourself on the back for that very reason!! Very Well done!!! Be very proud of what you've accomplished!!

    Let's get excited about this, the 4th week of our journey!! The plane is currently heading toward Phuket, Thailand which is 7,004 Miles exercise miles away. This isn't our closest destination but it isn't our furthest so far, and if we put our minds to it, we very well could land earlier this week than last.

    This trip's living the good life challenge (LTGL) is "Get to Bed On Time" and we are again logging MONITOR CALCIUM! from last week's LGTL.

    Again, please remember that while water tracking and Nutrition Tracking have dropped from the challenge numbers, make sure to keep hydrating and tracking because those two things are very helpful and very important, particularly when traveling during a 5% challenge when it comes to success.

    So how do you get points when it comes to "Get to Bed On Time"? This means, for the challenge: "To score 10 points set a reasonable bedtime and get into bed by YOUR pre-determined bedtime. If you are in bed by YOUR bedtime score 10 points. If you dawdle and distract yourself and do not get to bed on time, score 0 points. This is an all or nothing challenge with a MAXIMUM of 10 points daily.

    For example, My work day is ever changing and my goal this week will be the same for each day: Into bed within 1 hour of arriving home WITHOUT the TV on in the background. I'm keeping mine this loose/strict because that's where my challenge occurs nearly every, darned night. On the days I'm successful, I will post 10 points and on those I 'm not; I'll post 0.

    This week again is Monitor Calcium. You will report 10 points for the day for knowing how much calcium you had for that day, whether you met your goal or not BUT if you do not keep track of the calcium, you will report 0. This means a Daily MAXIMUM of 10 points. If you don't MEASURE EVERYTHING for a particular meal, that meal would be 0 points.

    Please remember exercise has a daily maximum of 120 minutes; each minute is 1 mile and exercise should be reported after completion.

    As shared before, we're a very supportive, no pressure team but we do want everyone to participate to the best of their abilities. Please make sure to log all of your LTGL points & exercise miles for the day as often as possible; the sooner our points are posted, the sooner we land our plane.

    We, the casual Travelers, are one of more than 10 teams trying to reach our destination before anyone else. Also keep in mind that at the latest any/all Week 4 points need to be posted before 11:59PM Friday, February 7th for them to count toward this week's challenge.

    Please also remember to post your Week 4 weight by 11:59PM Saturday February 8th.

    Have fun and enjoy this leg of the journey!! For your In flight Entertainment, we offer a fun and ever changing range of play along at your leasure game categories!

    Every Saturday we offer an optional Wellness Challenge will include a few mini challenges that focus on mind body and soul.

    Please have a great week, have fun with the challenge and make sure to visit the team forum to stay up on current affairs. Please also look for emails from me, highlighting team members and special days.

    Your Motivational Leader,

    jeannie

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    21 days ago
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