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Hello from Costa Rica!

I've found three constants in my journey to losing weight (not maintenance):
1. It's all up to you, nobody else.
2. Calories-in HAVE to be less than calories-out.
3. I had to suffer in order to lose, but it was totally worth it.

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). Aiming a more middle range BMI, I ...
Hello from Costa Rica!

I've found three constants in my journey to losing weight (not maintenance):
1. It's all up to you, nobody else.
2. Calories-in HAVE to be less than calories-out.
3. I had to suffer in order to lose, but it was totally worth it.

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). Aiming a more middle range BMI, I decided to go for 126 lbs which I reached (for a grand total of 19 lbs lost since I joined SP). 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 challenges. I was always procrastinating the big start.

I am extremely happy I've found invaluable friends along this lifelong journey here at SP. My dear mentor: Ramona, GODS_TEMPLE.
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Member Since: 12/5/2010

SparkPoints: 158,008

Fitness Minutes: 153,565

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

I reached my goal weight on Nov 8, 2014. My center weight is 126 pounds. I'm 5' 2" with a BMI of 23 aprox, where I'm comfortable with.

My Program:
Spring 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment
A minimum of 120 min of exercise, mostly walking/hiking, 6 days a week. Plus 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. I'm a Costa Rican. I live in the mountains (at an altitude of 4757 ft). Married for a lot of years. 3 grown-up kids already gone, and two and a half grandkids. I'm currently working as a caregiver at home for my elderly mom (with senile dementia), my granddaughter, and another grandson baby on the way.
My first SparkFriend in this page is my daughter and my granddaughter (pic taken about 4 years ago).

Other Information:
Besides my family, I love walking/hiking, the Internet forums -SP, reading, watching movies, my pets, 4 dogs - 4 cats. I 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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HOLLYM48
4/19/2015 3:08:32 PM

Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog! I hope you are having a great weekend!! emoticon Have a great time in Costa Rica!



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KRISZTA11
4/19/2015 1:57:54 PM

Thank you for reading my blog, and for your comment!
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FLYCHRISTI
4/18/2015 11:10:56 PM

I agree with you! Thank you for your comment.



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BARBIE176
4/16/2015 2:49:16 PM

emoticon Today's words of wisdom for thought come from Lucille Ball:

"Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world."

I thought this was a good one since today we were talking about treating yourself as your own best friend at Weight Watchers. Have a Terrifically Thankful Thursday being thankful for YOU! emoticon emoticon



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CRYSTALMULLEN
4/14/2015 10:48:06 PM

Hey there Monday's cApital A! emoticon at maintaining your goal weight! Also emoticon at becoming a grandma again! I see yet another outrageously loved child in your future emoticon



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