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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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ACCEPTHECHLNGE
10/28/2014 1:06:02 AM

For the Fall Challenge they changed the rules and let anybody pick a team, even those who skipped a challenge or new members. I hope they keep on doing that. I will make a note to contact you. I have no idea when it would start. We still have 3 weeks of the Fall Challenge.



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ADAPTOR
10/28/2014 1:02:03 AM

Will you let me know when I can sign up for the Winter Challenge? I probably won't get to be a Starfish but I will be one step closer.



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ADAPTOR
10/27/2014 10:20:42 PM

Hi, Marlis......just stopping in to see how you are doing. I miss the Starfish.



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TEXASTITCHER
10/27/2014 9:00:54 PM

Thanks for the delightful cruise. When we finally get back to Texas, I wll write about our experiences and post several pictures of the places we visited.



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SUSANELAINE1956
10/24/2014 5:17:50 PM

Marlis,

I am thinking I should not walk because my left knee is really sore today and has been most of the week. It seems to be okay in the water or riding my bike, but hurts when I walk. I'm hoping to rest it for a few days and let it heal.



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