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Awww Izzy kit kat you are TO PRECIOUS !!


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For the Summer 5% Challenge, of which I'm on the Spirited Under Dog (AKA Dawggied) team!! This is such a fun and encouraging team!! It runs for 8 weeks. The challenge starts on Saturday on July 1st. This week has been both joyous , exciting and yet stressful. So for this week to drink my 6 us glasses of water, eat 3 meals and a snack. I had taken a break over the challenge break (TY Roodles! ) and am BACK VERY DETERMINED to do my Dawggie best!! My goals (Note: not plan for myself if I plan, it can be UNplanned. Silly Dawg! 1) 6-8 glasses a day 2) 60-90 minutes a day of quality exercise (foot back in air cast until pain goes away). Try new kinds. Once foot improves try kick boxing, but I'll have to use a chair, cane etc. Also lol I'd be ashamed to admit this, but those who Know me, know there's little shame. Do Richard Simmon's videos again. It's a FUN workout and I love the music. 3) I do well with tracking,,,but our CL (Challenge Leader AKA Momma Dawg) and I (I'm the ML,,,motivational lrader) and I are checking if we have filled our trackers AND stayed in range!! I IZZY kitty cat continues to experience breathing issurs. She's only 6 and such an adorable kitty, loves everyone she meets.

Member Since: 7/7/2011

Fitness Minutes: 106,268

My Goals:
Until the summah 5% Challenge restarts:
**** Stay in calorie range of 1350 to 1500 (YEAH Up 50 cals due to more exercise)
**** Exercise of 60 to 90 mins daily and at times 120.
**** 30 to 60 mins a day of walking. Broken up to 2 or 3 times
**** 30 to 60 mins a day of yoga. I am at that "in between spot" of where the beginners is now very easy
for me so am progressing to harder moves.
**** During the break of 4 to 6 weeks I am going to do ALL I can to lose another 2 to 4 lbs. I have slowed down to regroup myself and adjust to where it is I am at. ONCE the Summah challenge starts again,,, I AM GOING FOR THAT 5% GOAL !!

My Program:
Is listed above except:
*As we lose weight it can be EASIER To REGAIN IT !! So I need to prevent this by:
**** Continue to work through current stressors (others who will NOT take of themselves in real life.
**** Continue to work on more alternate things to do to help instead of emotional eating. THIS WORKS !
**** Walk and I since I live right on the harbah it's GORGEOUS !! I WANT by the END of the SUMMAH to walk the 2 miles TO BUG LIGHT AND BACK !!
**** Add in the following:
**** Draw/paint some of the MANY projects I've half started.

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I am going to be a GREAT GRANDMA in July !!! Awwww he's growing so well in my GD and too sweet !! Oh I am in my 50s,, my "GD" is a friends D. My friend had her late in life and due to a very tragic situation my friend was not coping well. Her D of course needed someone to be there as someone to talk to, love her etc, and so I stepped in. MANY HAPPY times were had as she grew up. LOVOUS That kid ! I also have a GS who's thankfully living back in Maine ! PHEW !! SLOWLY the BIRDIES come back home !

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I am clearly OWNED by Izzy who is 6 yrs old. Such a little LOVE BUG !! At night there are times she graces me with her presence at night,,, I fall asleep right off.

I talk to Maryanngi nightly and awww Izzy LOVES MaryAnn !! Often the MOMENT she hears her voice she comes on out,,,climbs right up and snuggles on in as we talk. Maryanngi (MaryAnn) is the CL on the Spirited Under Dogs (AKA Dawggies). The CL is supposed to be "Challenge Leader" hmmmm I MIGHT SAY SHe's A "CHALLENGE ALL RIGHT !" HAHAHAHA RUNNING cause she can MOVE FASTAH than I can !! Of course for her to catch me she has to come down here !! We are hoping she'll be able in Sept.

If your interested in a GREAT TIME with a VERY Supportive team, and you want to lose 5% of your weight, as you exercise, track your food, blog and YO FUN please email me or write below.

I am so happy that my GD is so special to me as she is. Family/friends help us along.

At this point I have now LOST 101 lbs !!! I am not sure wha

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    Hi Diane! Thank you so much for your sweet comment! It's funny, I feel privileged to know you, your story and to be a part of the 5% challenge! I don't even know how I discovered it, but I'm so happy I did. I feel that this team has been a game changer for me. I really am so grateful!
    2 days ago
    Hi. Miss talking to you. Hoping your having a good week.
    7 days ago
    Hello Diane. I thought picture of the scale was funny and certainly the way I feel about mine sometimes. Sure go ahead and use it.

    My great granddaughter is named Laylah Grace. She is 9 months old and just as cute as she can be.

    The boy that hurt the baby is 17. He is being tried as an adult and has been charged with 2nd degree murder. They said that as bad as she was hurt and her brain detached that this had been going on for awhile. Children having children is sad as they don't realize how much care is needed for a baby. They just aren't old enough. It is so sad and he has ruined his life. Whenever the trial starts, I have no idea how much time he will be getting.

    I am doing good. just get tired of this weight going down and then back up. Of course the water weight doesn't help. How are you doing? Hoping you are well.


    8 days ago
    Thank you for commenting on my blog and especially for the shout out on the team!! You're the best, Diane!!
    10 days ago
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    I love looking at Izzy when I come to your page. But now I've forgotten what I came to say. Cats tend to have that affect on me. When visiting anyone, no matter how important they are to me, when I see a cat, I am thoroughly distracted and drawn to them.

    Hmm, pain. Yeah, pain is a PAIN! Hope yours fades soon!!! emoticon
    10 days ago

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