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My pledge for the Summer 5% Challenge is to make summer 2014 my time to achieve my goals while healing from the loss of my best friend and husband on November 12, 2013. I am here to inspire, support and motivate others in their journey while receiving the same on my journey.

Summer 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment:

I have a tendency to over commit on exercise so for this summer 5% challenge I am going to make it simple. Consistently do 60 minutes of exercise a ...
My pledge for the Summer 5% Challenge is to make summer 2014 my time to achieve my goals while healing from the loss of my best friend and husband on November 12, 2013. I am here to inspire, support and motivate others in their journey while receiving the same on my journey.

Summer 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment:

I have a tendency to over commit on exercise so for this summer 5% challenge I am going to make it simple. Consistently do 60 minutes of exercise a minimum of 6 days per week. My exercise will include a variety of: yoga, aqua zumba, qigong, walking, biking and strength. My goal is to cover 10,000 steps daily, or an average of 10,000 steps every day.

Summer 5% Nutrition Plan:

For the summer 5% challenge I will be following the Weight Watchers diet plan, lessen sugar intake by substituting fruit for the less healthy junk food sweets, increase my vegetables to 3 per day most days, and eat minimal processed foods.

I think that tracking is very important for success and I haven't been doing that so well, so my commitment for the summer challenge is to track even if it is just writing down everything I eat most days.

On my team page I will daily record my exercise and Living the Good Life points, and I will weigh and record my weight weekly. I will check with my team at least three times per week. I will visit team members' pages and blogs as much as I can.

I will STAY FOCUSED and NEVER GIVE UP!
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BARBIE176 is BARBIE176 is at 787.1 miles of my 1,100 mile goal in 2014 as of August 31, 2014. Woo hoo I am on target to make it if I keep up during the next 4 months!
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Member Since: 4/10/2006

SparkPoints: 87,137

Fitness Minutes: 76,813

My Goals:
My 2014 goals:

1. Accumulate 1,100 miles through walking, biking, or use of the elliptical.
2. Allow myself to heal from my loss.
3. Achieve my goal weight by losing 4 pounds monthly

My Program:
60 minutes yoga three times weekly
60 minutes Qigong once weekly
15 minutes strength three times weekly
30 cardio four times weekly


Personal Information:
My name is Barbara, aka Barbie. I live in Roseburg, Oregon. I will turn 64 in May, recently widowed on November 12, 2013. I have three children, a grown daughter who has a 21 year old daughter and a 15 year old son; a grown son who has a son who will be 17 at the end of April; and I had one son who died 21 years ago at the age of 15+ in a downhill skiing accident. I retired just a couple of months before my husband became so ill, so now that he is gone, I am learning how to fill my days.

Other Information:
I got a dog after my husband's death, a Padderdale Terrier (looks like a miniature black lab), named Marv in memory of my husband who had a collection of Marvin the Martian things.
I enjoy reading, scrapbooking, card making, quilting, and knitting. I am learning how to take care of the lawn and garden which were Bill's pride and joy. I love the sunshine and being outdoors.

Quote by Coach Nicole: Exercise is not a means to an end. It's a tool for living your best life.

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SURENDERISNOTME
9/1/2014 3:47:56 PM

emoticon emoticon emoticon It is great to be a part of such a winning team as the Focused Friends! IIt is good to work with friends on this great journey we are on.

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PATRICIA-CR
9/1/2014 2:35:21 PM

Wishing you a magnificent Labor Day and a delightful week!

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9/1/2014 2:16:56 PM

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9/1/2014 1:57:11 PM

Yippee! Yessssss....Happy Labor Day! Absolutely in agreement to making September our best month ever!!! Yipeee! emoticon emoticon emoticon



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“Great fires erupt from tiny sparks.”– Arabic proverb
May our tiny actions erupt motivation and commitment with us to make our September a great month of success.




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