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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 - 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 in 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.

"On any one day you can massively change the direction of your life.” ~Jim Rohn

Member Since: 12/5/2010

Fitness Minutes: 272,224

My Goals:
To have fun by 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 130 pounds. The lifelong and so far difficult maintenance challenge continues.

My Program:
The Spring 5% Challenge 2018
-Exercise Commitment
A minimum of 60 m of exercise, walking/hiking/dancing, 6 days a week. This may include 30 min or more of yoga stretching and ST, 2 days a week.
-Nutrition Commitment
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). I'm 59, married for 40 years. Three grown children already gone, and three grandkids. I'm a part time caregiver at home for my granddaughter 8, and her toddler brother almost 3. I'm also fully in charge of the well being of my elderly mom. She's currently living in an excellent elderly care facility which she loves.
My first SparkFriend in this page is my daughter and my granddaughter (pic taken about 7 years ago).

Other Information:
Besides my family, I enjoy my daily routine of walking, caring for my pets, 4 dogs - 3 cats, Sparking, 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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    :: Thank you for your comment on my blog today: "The Power of TEN" ...And Happy Spring to you! emoticon
    1 day ago
  • v OOLALA53
    Thanks for noticing my anniversary!
    2 days ago
    Today I am doing some lovely guided meditation MBSR= Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction! And I love it!

    I am also doing the 21 Guided Meditation Challenge put on by Oprah and Deepak Chopra... It is very relaxing... It's Called Shedding the Weight- Not just in the body- but of the mind too... It is an eye-opener! I can't let past experiences weigh me down anymore. the past is the past- I control my present and future... I can write about and try to understand WHY I am effected by past circumstances, events, situations , let downs, etc... But They hold no power over my present situation- and if they do- it's time to take back the reigns... A LITTLE Confidence along with persistence! Right?

    2 days ago
  • v SHARON10002
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    Today is a new beginning,
    Of the week that lies ahead,
    Whether or not you are winning,
    Just put a smile on your face instead.

    Each day is what you make it,
    Today is where you stand,
    It’s a simple choice to commit,
    So you can make it grand.

    The choices are for you to make,
    Any way that you desire,
    So what if you make a mistake,
    Try again yourself to inspire.

    Keep this little poem on your mind,
    As you move throughout today,
    To keep your thoughts positively aligned,
    As you move forward through your day.

    I hope you have a SPARKling, healthy, and happy week!!
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    Thank you for dropping in with your happy note and cheerful greetings!
    Loved your riddle! emoticon
    3 days ago
    --my warm weather friend-- I love yu being there!--so cold here--so ice--Lynda
    3 days ago
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