My granddaughter, Desirée, 6 years old.

My grandson with his pants slipping down (one year old).

Hubby and I in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


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Hello from Costa Rica! I'm a Costa Rican, living in Costa Rica.

I'm a proud member of the Awesome A Team from the 5% Challenges.

My weight loss story:

For about 3 years, I was unable to get the motivation and determination (the big push) necessary to embrace and enjoy a complete change in my lifestyle seriously, until I got into the 5% challenges. I was always procrastinating the big start.

Thanks to the 2014 Summer 5% Challenge, I lost 5.4 pounds. And to the 2014 Fall 5% Challenge, I lost 4.6 pounds more and reached my goal weight (a total of 10 lbs lost).

I am extremely happy I've found invaluable friends along this lifelong journey here at SP.

Member Since: 12/5/2010

Fitness Minutes: 213,783

My Goals:
To have fun, sharing and accomplishing goals together with my SP friends in this lifelong health journey.

I reached my goal weight on Nov 8, 2014. My center weight is 128 pounds. The lifelong, and so far very difficult, maintenance challenge has begun.

My Program:
2016 Fall 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment
A minimum of 60 m of exercise, walking/hiking/other, 6 days a week. This may include 30 min of stretching and ST, 2 to 3 days a week.

As for my diet, nothing specific but to eat as healthy as possible within my calorie range to maintain or lose weight.

Personal Information:
I live in Grecia, Alajuela, Costa Rica, in the mountains (at an altitude of 4757 ft). Married for 39 years. Three grown children already gone, and three grandkids. I'm currently working as a caregiver at home for my granddaughter 6, and her baby brother 16 months old.
My first SparkFriend in this page is my daughter and my granddaughter (pic taken about 5 years ago).

Other Information:
Besides my family, I enjoy my daily routine of exercising, caring for my pets, 4 dogs - 4 cats, the Internet forums -SP, reading, watching movies or TV series. I also love to travel overseas, but can't afford to do so as often as I'd like to.
I'm an atheist with total respect for people's beliefs.

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    I have a great costume idea to scare people on Halloween. My birthday suit.
    If this double chin doesn't count as a Halloween costume I'm outta luck!
    2 hours ago
    Yes I will get lots of help with hubby both the VA and the county will be sending some one out to help.
    3 days ago
    I had a nice surprise waiting for me when I came home today, a guy sent out from the VA to measure for the portable ramps needed to get hubby in and out of the apartments. He said they are doable!!!! WOOHOO!!!!!! That was the only thing holding hubby back from being able to come home. Now to wait for the bed, lift and chair then I can bring him home. I am one happy lady tonight, WOOOHOOO!!!!!

    On a sad note, at my doctor's appointment I found out I am up 6 pounds since last month. Too many chips, candy, ice cream and fast food. I am getting right back on track.

    Positive quote-Eating well is a form of self respect.

    4 days ago
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    Thank you for dropping by my page. Hope you had a great day.
    5 days ago
    Good news they took Ron off the oxygen, his heart is also good, bad news he can't have an electric wheel chair.
    5 days ago
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