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Ready to start the 5% Fall Challenge

Today (9/20/14) a new Fall Challenge has begun. I joined the Starfish Team again. I prepared by watching my sweets these past couple of weeks, ate lots of fruit and vegetables, reduced my carb intake, and feel, overall, in great spirits and shape. To make it even more special, I had made contact with another SP member, who lives practically in my neighborhood, and who, as I found out, also had joined the 5% challenge, although a competing team. What amazed me is that she has three members on ...
Today (9/20/14) a new Fall Challenge has begun. I joined the Starfish Team again. I prepared by watching my sweets these past couple of weeks, ate lots of fruit and vegetables, reduced my carb intake, and feel, overall, in great spirits and shape. To make it even more special, I had made contact with another SP member, who lives practically in my neighborhood, and who, as I found out, also had joined the 5% challenge, although a competing team. What amazed me is that she has three members on her team, who I had met in person, two of which, along with myself, belonged to a different team, altogether, for several years. We met over coffee, then took a long walk, going uphill most of the time. A great kick-off for a new challenge.

What this challenge will bring, I don't know yet. I have never reached the 5% loss in the past, although I have come close, once or twice. One thing that I am sure of is the fact that it keeps me exercising and watching what I eat. During this first week, we are counting our water intake, besides our exercise minutes.

I am happy to welcome my friend Nancy to our team.

Thank you to all the Leaders who were willing to take on the overwhelming job of setting up the teams and continue to watch over us.
We can do it!!!
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Member Since: 2/20/2008

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Continue to eat lots of fruit and vegetables. Eat protein 2 - 3 times a day, and work on drinking more water. Work out, almost daily, but no less than 5 days a week.

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I was born and grew up in Germany. Curiosity prompted a visit to the US and I never left. I am married to the love of my life. We have two sons and four grand daughters. In Aug. 2011, I celebrated 50 years in the US. Hard to believe. I had total hip replacement surgery in July 2010. I love walking, skiing, golfing, swimming, and, out of necessity, strength training, to stay as active as I can.

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ROCKPORT9
12/3/2014 9:09:09 PM

You have done so much for son and family. I know you're exhausted and ready to be home. My arthritis does better here with warm and even summer humidity. It was a long drive home so I'm getting some much needed TLC. Have a safe flight home and a long soaking peppermint epson salts bath. :) big hugs, Laurel emoticon



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11/29/2014 11:24:46 PM

I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving. We are thoroughly enjoying our trip. We get on the ship Wednesday. emoticon



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11/26/2014 4:09:07 PM

I would love to stay in place for Thanksgiving tomorrow. We head out for La Plata, Maryland with both dogs. I keep trying to take the dogs for a walk......but snow turns to cold rain, now back to snow. I have done a little line dancing and playing with the dogs in the basement. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! emoticon



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11/15/2014 1:53:24 PM

Thanks for the numbers. We will be at our daughter and son in law's home in Herndon, Va. It is going to be cold! Stay safe and warm. Hugs, Laurel emoticon



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SUSANELAINE1956
11/15/2014 12:29:00 PM

Marlis,

Thanks for your sweet comments on my right/wrong blog. Hope you have a fun trip, too. emoticon



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