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Time for a walk with my girl. Been sitting long enuf, lunch is over.




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This is what my son does on his days off; so proud of his commitment to good health.


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11/9/17:
The month started out sunny and I so enjoy getting outside, especially to walk. Now that we are in the 2nd week of the month, the steady rain has returned and the temperature is closer to normal.
I'm doing well on the Fall Challenge; I think it has to do with my doctor upping my thyroid medication. Most of the time I feel more energetic & I have been dropping weight. I'm close to the 5% goal; that's a first for me.

10/14/17:
The Fall 5% Challenge is up and going, we are I'm week 2. So far, so good ☺

10/2/17:
Oh how I miss vacation but I'm happy to be back to work. The Fall challenge starts on the 7th and I will welcome the idea of keeping track again.

September 16th:
Fall is in the air. And the 5% Fall Challenge will begin this month. I have found myself recovering nicely from my hip surgery; it'll be 3 months on the 27th. My mobility is good, I feel good, and yes, I would have like to be thinner but it was more important to concentrate on health.

August:
I'm a week away from my 2 month follow up appt with hip surgeon. Recovery has been good; my mobility has returned. Still not going to the gym, that comes later. I do try to get walks in. I take short drives to keep busy and get out. Family and friends have been a big help.

And the Summer 5% Challenge is almost over.
My time flies! I haven't lost very much but I feel like the comradiere in the group is what I needed the most.

5/6
Today is my birthday. What a gift, to wake up, have a roof over my head, and a good, healthy breakfast. I am so grateful for the life I have. It's been a great day so far. I'll be sure to post more later.

4/19/17
The Spring 5% Challenge is up & running. I have goals in mind that may help me stay focused on the prize.....to stay healthy, drop weight before my surgery this summer, increase my ability to strength train :)
1. Track every morsel of food, drink, and water
2. 10 minutes of exercise 3 times a day
3. Thank the good Lord every day for giving me free will to make decisions


3/30/17
I joined the Spring 5% Challenge and get to be on the Starfish Team again! We start soon ☺

3/11/2017
The Winter 5% Challenge is over. How did I do?
1. I'd say never giving up for 8 weeks is huge! I posted daily (never dreamed I'd do that) and offered encouragement when I could.
2. I found that 6am was the best time for me to post.
3. Having a bad cold and never-ending cough did not cause me to stop. I just hung in there, dealt with the fatigue, and read member blogs.
4. I found myself sharing with a co-worker one week half way thru the challenge my journey when I got recognition on my team.
5. I found out just how much I love eating in the evening. Something to work on.
6. I joined the In-Between Challenge today. I found my accountability and I don't want to lose it.

2/15/17
I'm half through the Winter 5% Challenge....my time flies! I'm so glad I joined as I'm finding myself looking forward to tracking all my food. And I'm reading more inspirational blogs.


8/14/2016
I'm in my 60's and I'm not retired. I am loving life, continue to work through physical challenges, & like going to Curves again. I am a mother, a cousin, an auntee, a friend, a co-worker and I volunteer. I had a total hip replacement on 6/23/2015. I am pain-free in my right hip. I can expect to get the other done within 5 years. I joined SP in 2009 and came back recently after a 3 year absence. I'm trying to make a better connection this time with others, workout consistently, and track every day.

Sandy


Member Since: 10/11/2009

Fitness Minutes: 22,166

My Goals:

To continue to listen to my body...progress at it's pace

To win the Curves Strong Women Challenge

Climb Tiger Mtn...last time was 8/1991




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August 20, 2016

I'm still loving life & since 2013, to be honest, I have struggled with a smile on my face. Thank God for good friends and family who have stood by my side as I had came to grips with accepting the fact I'm not as young as I used to be but I'm no where near being considered old. I'm aging gracefully; giving a face to what a 67 year old woman looks like. In the 3 years, I have hardly made it regularly to Curves but something bigger than me has nudged me back into the fitness world. Starting Monday, August 22nd, I am committed to 150 minutes a week exercise. This will include 90 minutes at Curves. I am committed to building in enough down time to allow my body to recover from any discomfort or pain. I will have some, varying degrees.


April 7, 2013

I no longer drink soda pop, junk food, or jelly beans from Costco...I have lost many #'s & 11 inches. I no longer have those "cravings" I thought were normal; instead I long for "greens" and health! I am



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"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase." -Martin Luther King Jr.

My life is in a constant state of change. Awareness allows me to keep pace with that change. Only by knowing the person I am, can I create the person I want to become.

*the picture lifting weights goes with the caption below...

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  • v 2BFREE2LIVE
    Congrats on your weight loss this week. Great job. emoticon
    1 day ago
  • v LOSINGLINNDY
    I would like to invite you to join me on the Biggest Loser Winter Challenge.

    BL Challenge is a 10 week challenge, run 4 times a year (spring, summer, fall and winter), made up of 10 teams with 24 active members on each. We compete in weekly nutrition and fitness challenges. Within each individual team you'll soon find your amazing teammates are there to support you, offer friendship, challenge you and keep you accountable just when you need it most!

    The Fall challenge round is ending and the BL Winter Challenge will be starting December 6. If you are interested in joining us, please go to the Biggest Loser Winter Challenge All Teams page, click join, and add your name to the waitlist! You will find that team icon on my spark page. You'll be notified right away of which team you've been placed! Give it a try! What better way to lose a few pounds and work on your nutrition and fitness than with a group of fantastic people encouraging you every step of the way.

    Hugs, Linn
    2 days ago
  • v EHAROTH
    Great job in the challenge!!! Almost at your 5% after only three weeks - that is AWESOME!!!
    22 days ago
  • v KILTORE
    Thanks for commenting on my Tattoo Blog. I still want to get more. I have three or four more that I want but $$$ will need to be saved first. Can't wait to surprise our kids and grandkids when I take off my sweater and they see the tattoo at the surprise birthday party we are throwing for our eldest grandson.
    29 days ago
  • v DEERLADY45
    Welcome to the Small goals Team! emoticon emoticon I have a Cat also! I adopted him last year ! I love him His Name is Greyson! emoticon Greyson says HI to Sox! emoticon
    33 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/19/2017 9:56:41 AM
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