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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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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
10/12/2014 8:19:25 PM

Thanks for the hug goodie! I am surprised how weak I am still feeling, but each day is better. I do like seeing the weight go down.....hoping it is a pattern. Have a great week! emoticon



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10/11/2014 3:07:56 AM

Thank you so much for reading my blog "I Will Always Love You," and for leaving such a kind, thoughtful comment. I'm very touched that you have taken the time to read what I've written, and I so appreciate your sharing some of your own story. How ironic that your mother's care fell to you, the farthest away in terms of geography but apparently the closest in spirit. And from what you shared, it's clear how much your love and attention meant to your mother in her last years.

By the way, I took a few minutes to explore your page and get to know you a little, and I just have to say that your grandchildren are some of the cutest children I've ever seen in my LIFE! Those photos really made me smile! What a beautiful, happy family!



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SPARKASAURUS
10/11/2014 1:50:42 AM

I just read a comment you posted on a friend's blog, and I have to say...

Lady, you are a class act.



Thank you so much for what you wrote. And thank you for sharing your own experience.

It's people like you who give me faith in the world.

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ROCKPORT9
10/10/2014 8:06:24 PM

Thank you for the green tea goodie! I have been drinking lots of echinachea tea and honey and sleeping. This was the third day. I washed sheets and opened the window. I am done with this. I had three very short walks today. I hope to have a longer trail walk tomorrow. I am glad you had such a great day playing golf.



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October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Please do your part in getting checked. Stay healthy!!

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