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Just do it!

Correction: 2021 is the Year of Me. Still working on my 2020 goal.
I have shed 20# and 15 inches and am at pre-pandemic weight and getting closer to my 2020 goal. No magic: "just do it!"

2020 is the Year of Me as I journey towards improved health and wellness. With a great Q1, Q2 & Q3 were overshadowed by stress eating from the pandemic. I am determined to finish Q4 strong, from my commitment and actions and Spark support and the Fall 5% Challenge. Q4 was a disappointment. Just started Winter 5% Challenge. Week 1: Lost 5#. My resolve feels strong. I WILL do this!

Member Since: 9/23/2009

Fitness Minutes: 150,016

My Goals:
Live a healthy fit life, NEVER quit.

Though I have loved the 5% Challenges.....my break from them is O-V-E-R

2014 Summer 5% Challenge Results:
(my best Challenge)

Weight: Lost 11#
Hips: Lost 2"
BMI 25.5 just short of goal to achieve healthy range of 25
WHR .72
Size: 12 (from sz 14)

My Program:
100 Days of Accountability, Ongoing Chapters

Make good with actions for progress on Program

Reflect on the positives and blessings in every day.

5% Challenge Programs. They keep me actively engaged.

Exercise 5 days for 30 min; 2 days for 10 min

Eat a healthy balanced 1200 - 1555 calories daily. 5 of 7 days will be 1100 calories or less. Holidays, family events, vacation option: max daily calories=weight x 15 calories.
Snacks are healthy choices and if not, VERY limited
No eating past 7p.

Personal Information:
Happily married with 3 terrific grown boys, 4 lovely grandkids. Took an early retirement in 2009, which presented many new lifestyle changes. Have a bookkeeping business going that has me working much too much; watch 6 yr old granddaughter 2 days weekly and grand toddler the same 2 days....and still must make time for my client work, so I am very busy all of the time.

Other Information:
Enjoy time with family and friends, mini vacations, a little gardening, online jigsaw puzzles, and when time permits reading. Recently got interested in watercolor after a class...haven't really found the time to continue this interest.

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    Try the Banza, I think you will be pleasantly surprised. I also use the Rao's Homemade Marinara, adding some spices, especially garlic. It is the only one i found with no added sugar, it does have natural sugar because of the tomatoes. Banza and Rao's what a great combination. emoticon
    5 hours ago
    Congrats on taking charge of your health. For me it went from being a huge task to live this way to a new way of living. You will get taunts saying we're making to big of a deal out of it. to you can have 1 "cheat" day, but the one I'm cheating is myself. Keep trudging that road to happy destiny. emoticon emoticon
    5 hours ago
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    Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself.
    Give yourself peace of mind.
    You deserve to be happy.
    You deserve delight.
    ~Mark Victor Hansen~
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    You deserve the best remember that.
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    Hi Vicki. Have a sparking great Wednesday, finally nice walking weather for me. Hope you are getting out. emoticon
    15 hours ago
    I am glad you could understand my recipe, had to tell you from memory, lo. It makes about 8 or more depending on how much chicken you put in them. emoticon Have a great new week Vicki. emoticon
    2 days ago
    Hope you understood the recipe Vicki emoticon I hope you will let me know.
    3 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/9/2021 8:43:11 AM
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