CHICAT63   68,142
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Bonjour/Hola, my name is Josee,

Healthier now at 52 then when I was 30. It's a been a fun ride and I don't plan to get off anytime soon *lol*. I still plenty of crazy things to do.

In February 2013, I purchased a Groupn to try out a Bootcamp, athelic performance center. Loved it, signed-up for twice a week in addition of my regular gym. Fast forward to May 2014 the center was Crossfit certified, we are Crossfit 819 (Canada). I have my BOX - did not renew my regular ...
Bonjour/Hola, my name is Josee,

Healthier now at 52 then when I was 30. It's a been a fun ride and I don't plan to get off anytime soon *lol*. I still plenty of crazy things to do.

In February 2013, I purchased a Groupn to try out a Bootcamp, athelic performance center. Loved it, signed-up for twice a week in addition of my regular gym. Fast forward to May 2014 the center was Crossfit certified, we are Crossfit 819 (Canada). I have my BOX - did not renew my regular gym membership instead signed-up for unlimited membership at Crossfit 819.

ChicaT63's TIPS FOR MOTIVATION:

- Surround yourself with positive people & support;
- Join teams here on Sparks and Facebook;
- Plan your nutrition and workouts (cardio & weight training);
- Fitness and nutrition journal;
- No negative people in your entourage if so bye-bye;
- Music: I could not work out without it;
- Reward yourself;
- Set mini-goals;
- Drink your water;
- Try new activities, dare to be bold;
- Involve your close family on your journey;
- Scale as a guide, also use your measurements, go by your clothing and or pictures;

Sparks People, I don�t remember how I found this site. I did join on my birthday March 14th, 2008.

ABOUT ME:

You will notice I like the colour pink, it represents Breast Cancer that my Mom hard fought in 1988 which is a constant reminder for me. I live in the Outaouais region in Quebec, Canada very close to the Gatineau Hills. I am Francophone with a hidden passion for anything spicy & hot, I love the beach and sun with lots of sunscreen.

I work for Canada's international development agency, my job can pretty stressful at times. My family, married and I have two daughters Am�lie is 22 and Catherine is soon to be 24. I have an identical twin sister, a younger sister & brother. My Mom is my hero, she is a breast cancer survivor she endured chemo and radiotherapy for 9 months (back in 1988).

My weight, losing weight for me is very difficult, after years of yo-yo dieting, overtraining + under eating I have always had an almost non-existant metabolism. I have been overweight since I was 9 years old, being teased in high school was the worst. People referred to my twin sister & I as the washer & dryer twins because we were so short & fat.

My highest weight has been 297 after giving birth to Am�lie in 1993 and my lowest weight was 154 in 1988 to this day I do not know what it are like to have a healthy BMI or be a healthy weight. Plus to help matters *lol*....now at 51, I am officially entered the Big M (menopause).

I am have a grandson, who just turned 1 on January 29.

REWARDS:

Pink Breast Cancer tattoo: Onderland 2010.04
Family First Name Initials tattoo 2011.08.16
Boudoir Photo Shoot - 2012.10.09

FAVORITES AND MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES:

" Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more sucessful." - Mark Victor Hansen.

� Act as if it were impossible to fail. � � Dorothea Brand

" The best way to get me to do something? Tell me I can't do it." - Alicia Marie, figure champion and fitness model.

� A person who knows how to laugh at himself will never cease to be amused. � � Shirley MacLaine.

� Life is short, break the rules, forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably�And never regret anything that made you smile. � Unknown.

� Just Do It, then do it again � � Nike

� Those who say it cannot be done shouldn�t interrupt the people doing it. � - Author unknown.

WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY:

Highest weight (photo below): 297 pounds
Lowest weight in 2010: 187 pounds, took a couple of detours and weight went back-up to 210 pounds. For now my first goal is to get back to Onederland and stay there.

Grandma in Beast Mode Reset for 2015:

2015.05.29: 205.8
2015.06.06: 201.4 ( -4.4 wow first week! tweaked nutrition)
2015.06.12: 201.8 ( +0.4 water retention)
2015.06.19: 203.2 ( +1.4 stress + bad nutrition)
2015.06.26: 204.2 ( +1.0 very bad week nutrition wise)
2015.07.03: 202.8 ( -1.4 lots of water because of Spartan)
2015.07.10: 203.2 ( +0.4 had cheat meal last night)
2015.07.17: 204.6 (+1.4 have no idea why, great nutrition)
2015.07.24: 206.6 (+2.0 bad nutrition)
2015.07.31: 206.6 ( followed new nutrtion plan ! )
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Member Since: 3/14/2008

SparkPoints: 68,142

Fitness Minutes: 123,042

My Goals:
- To be healthier
- To be sexier
- To be stronger
- To have more endurance



My Program:
Workouts:

- Crossfit x 5 week: Crossfit, kettle bell and olympic lifting.

- Rest day: I take a complete rest day a week.

- Walk my dog 5 days a week.

- Trail Run: Every Sunday with a group.

Nutrition: No processed foods, red wine, chocolate suffer from migraine. I limit grains and starches.

Water: I drink between 3 & 4 liters a day.


Personal Information:
French Canadian with native/latin flavour, outgoing.

Two daughters 22 & 24.

Sr. Contracting Officer for the Federal Government, been working in international development for 25 years.

2010.04.07: Onderland

2010.08.17.
Sparks Motivator

2010.09.01.
DONE Girl of the Day

2011.03.08
Motivator of the Day

2012.10.21
Motivator of the Day

Other Information:
Things I cannot do without:

- My daughters, my husband and their support. My family, friends.


- My Nano Ipod with loads of high energy trance, salsa music.

- My Garmin Forerunner 405CX and Polar F11.

- Chick-lit: I'm an avid reader. My commute to work is approximately 40 minutes long. My favorite authors include: Janet Evanovich, Darynda Jones, Linda Scottoline and Jennifer Weiner.


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Member Comments:
IRON_RESOLVE
7/26/2015 3:37:32 PM

I cannot thank you enough for your supportive comments on my blog of self awareness, and life improvements.
I wholeheartedly applaud your stamina, strength and determination, to succeed, with all of your efforts engaged in all directions.
I think you are an amazing Dynamo of a Woman!!
I am so happy to be cheering in your corner, and to have you in mine.
Much love!!



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GINGERKID86
7/16/2015 3:19:35 PM

Thank you for my Goodie!!!



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CARMELKINDALADY
6/22/2015 11:42:49 AM

Hey Josée nice to meet ya! Looking forward to getting active with Girlies Ditching a +100 pounds + !!!. I've tried this before and I let life get in the way of my progress...NOT this time! Congrats on your journey thus far, you are definitely an inspiration, keep it up!



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RIHENVENT
6/9/2015 3:51:54 PM

I love your new background!! Great choice!



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SYLVIEGIRL
5/6/2015 9:28:50 AM

Thank you so much for the welcome back!!
Much appreciated, Happy Wednesday!



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