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Here is my ever-developing strategy from this day forward and through the challenges I am part of in 2018:

1.Increase my strength sessions to 35 minutes per session, 3x per week. (current level as of 1/4/18 about 1x per week for 10 -15 minutes)

2. Make a point of checking in on my challenge teams on a more regular basis -- at least 3x per week rather than 1 or no times per week.
3 Read and respond to teammates blogs when time permits.
4. Check Friend Feed and respond on a mostly daily basis.
5. Blog at least once a week on how I am progressing.
6. Become more proactive about planning healthy meals -
7. Make a copy of these strategies and goals so that I can:
8. Review this set of goals daily.
9. Revise and tweak monthly as necessary throughout 2018.

10. Keep on pushing no matter what!!! as of 1/4/18 - still pushing and making baby steps toward getting to my healthy weight!!!

Goals revised 1/4/18

Member Since: 2/5/2008

Fitness Minutes: 274,100

My Goals:
My goals are simple:
Exercise consistently and reach a healthy weight.
I am aiming for a variety of exercise including but not limited to walking, Zumba and Zumba for Wii, Yoga,Kettlebells, and lifting weights for strength.

My specific goal is to reach my healthy weight 5 pounds at a time with Mondays being my "official" day to track that downward path. Will have other weigh-in days depending on what challenges I am participating in.

My Program:
For my Challenges :
accumulate at least 400 minutes of exercise activity weekly.

Include a variety of aerobic exercise, balancing exercises daily and strength training striving for no less than 3x per week for no less than 35 min per session.

Personal Information:
I live in upstate WNY with my husband of 40 years as of April 2018 :) and our 12 year old Beagle Oliver(the Happy Digger)

I do a lot of volunteering including tutoring Math for grade school and adult learners. I also sometimes take care of other people's dogs and sometimes cats.
We happily became Grandparents on Thanksgiving Day 2016 to a beautiful little girl named Penelope.
We get to watch her currently 3 days (and then some) a week. It is a joy to see her daily growth.

Other Information:
I enjoy doing many things including crossword puzzles,Jumbles, playing word games and just plain strategy games on my DS, Sudoku, reading, working with plastic canvas, crocheting, gardening, walking dogs and just plain learning.

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    My body sometimes feels sore, but it works.
    I don't sleep well most nights, but I do wake up to fight another day.
    My wallet is not full but my stomach is.
    I don't have all the things I ever wanted but I do have all the things I need.

    If I don't know what to be thankful for, I am thankful for all the troubles I haven't had yet.
    Not everyone who is happy are thankful, but those who are always thankful are happy.
    I'm thankful for everybody in my life, good, bad, past and present. They all made me the person I am today.

    In life I'll meet two types of people: The ones who will inspire me and the ones who will bring me down.
    But in the end, I'll be thanking both.
    I won't confuse the things I want with the things I need. I may find myself empty handed.
    You're one of those people who make my life better just by being in it.

    Things will get worse before they get better. But when they do, I remember who put me down and who helped me up.
    Sometimes the only blessing I need to count is my heartbeat.
    I dont say I hate my life, cause it can be gone in a instant. I'm thankful for what I have, cause I never know what will happen next.
    I'm thankful because although my life is by no means perfect, its my life and I'm happy.

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    Tonight we move the clocks ahead one hour and "Spring" forward
    After the winter we've had, I'm all for anything with the word "Spring" in it!

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    ~~One day, we will look back to this and say wow those were the days.~~
    *~*Isn't it weird how you can look at pictures and remember the story behind them
    but look at the picture and don't remember the person in them?*~*
    ~~Mistakes are sometimes the best memories.~~
    *~*I like dead-end signs. I think they're kind. They, at least,
    have the decency to let you know you're going nowhere.*~*
    ~~It's better to have an enemy who slaps you in the face
    than a friend who stabs you in the back.
    *~*Do I turn left where nothing is right? Or do I turn right where nothing is left?*~*
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