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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: 150,086

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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  • v MITECU
    Thanks for your comments on my spark page. I learned about "ewer" doing a crossword puzzle. It's not a term used often these days.
    I'm so glad your granddaughter is receiving the services she requires. Some states are cutting back on providing special ed. services due to funding cuts. You are all very fortunate.
    Good luck on your 60 day Personal Challenge. You're over halfway there!
    4071 days ago
    Thanks for stopping by my Spark page to leave your greetings. The Spark wheel had 20 points on it Monday and I actually got the 20 points so hang in there, your time is coming.
    I hope you get to enjoy some time outdoors with that wonderful sun.
    Take care and have a terrific day.
    4071 days ago
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    I’m just cruising around cheering folks through their journey to health!

    “It’s a very funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.” ~ William Somerset Maugham

    “You can’t hit a home run unless you step up to the plate. You can’t catch fish unless you put your line in the water. You can’t reach your goals if you don’t try.” ~ Kathy Seligman

    “You gain strength, experience, and confidence by every experience where you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you cannot do.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

    Have a healthy week!!!

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    4071 days ago
  • v MEL9300
    I was shocked that I got 20 points on the wheel today. Yesterday I got 10. Wahoo!! i hope this keeps up.

    Thank you so much for the kind comment. I am just about to 20lbs lost. It has been slow and steady and I have seen and feel the results. I just feel like I am in a bit of a slump. I will climb out and continue on this path.

    Congrats to you and your progress! You will make it to your goal!
    4071 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/23/2010 5:50:55 PM
    Hope you got your walk in. Mine will be indoors today!
    Thanks for sending me messages and thinking of me.
    I was thrilled to get 20 points on the wheel yesterday - hope you get yours soon.
    Best of luck to you.
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    4072 days ago