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The FALL 5% Challenge starts on the 24 of September !! I am SOOO EXCITED for I WILL hit ONEDERLAND !! It's the 7th right now so I have 2 more weeks of being on the break. Many teams stay active on the break including ours "The Spirited Under Dogs" AKA Dawggies. I am hoovering at the 205 mark. At my highest I was 288 in a size 3X,, should of been in a 4X. Now I am a large. HOWEVER sizes were changed a few years ago because Americans are now bigger. Guess that's so "we don't feel bad." Well yeah that DOES make me feel that saying "I am in a large" is a LIE.

I have quite a few physical conditions which often make exercise difficult, but I FIGHT to do ALL I can when I can. Even when restricted to bed/recliner, I CAN still work on my arms.

If you struggle with emotional eating, please know this HAS to be addressed ! That's the UP and DOWN I've been fighting against during this time. UP until January this year. Sparks has a LOT on emotional eating,,,, search the articles, read the blogs, talk to your friends such as doing a blog(S) and ask around for advice.

I learned to do OTHER things instead of eating. Keeping my hands busy is what it all boils down to. Also asking "Am I willing to eat an apple?" If the answer is YES than I KNOW I am really hungry,, that's OK !! But, if the answer is "I think there's some ice cream (Your favorite junk food here)" than your most likely having a CRAVING ! Please get busy for at least 15 mins, if after that time you ARE Hungry, grab something low calorie.

I have many health issues, 24 surgeries on ,, 21 on feet. I do NOT allow the pain to stop me from being active. Actually as with so many others, moving HELPS the pain !! I have learned to do easy yoga (Beginner yoga on youtube.com) which EASILY takes my neck, back , legs, hips from an 8 on the pain scale (of 1 to 10 ,, 10 being the worse pain ever possible,,,,,, legs suddenly amputated such as in a car accident before you get medical treatment) I am OFTEN at an 8, but doing the exercises (Also ask Dr FIRST and for advice !) takes me EASILY down to a 2 ! IT WORKS !!!!!

TY for looking on in ! On the Dawggie team I am the ML,, Motivational Leader. This is the BEST Team I've been on here !!! WOOOHOOOO !! If you LOVE to compete (doesn't matter how much you can exercise,, though YES we ARE competitive again the other teams) ASK me please about this team ! YOU CAN ALSO lose 5% of your weight in just 8 weeks, if you are willing to do the work. First hint,, TRACK ALL the food you eat !

Member Since: 7/7/2011

Fitness Minutes: 86,554

My Goals:
To hit ONEDERLAND within the next 5,, maybe 6 weeks !! DEFINITELY during the FALL CHALLENGE 11 To make my 5% I need to lose 10 lbs,, and YES I WANT THAT ! It'll be harder with recovering from a surgery on foot.

The MOMENT I am approved to start to exercise from the surgery, I WILL !!!! I HATE not moving around !

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To stay in calorie range as said. To do my best to have my protein level at 70gm as my dietitian has me doing for a good recovery.

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I am a very stubborn person so when it comes to making a goal,, I PLAN ON SEEING IT THROUGH !! I am a very kind person so please don't allow that word "STUBBORN" bother you its only against myself.

I am OWNED by Izzy Ma Gizzy as MaryAnnGi) calls her,, she's a brown tiger kitty cat who had belonged to some SPARKS Pet groups, but yeah she's DROPPED most of the weight and I WANT both my tablet (of which she is TRAINED to know when she hears the BEEP of it turning on to COME so she can play the Mousey game. The mice run across the screen she goes BERZERK to catch them !!


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I am very fortunate to be the ML (Motivational Leader) for the Spirited Under Dog team (A part of the 5% Community Team) ,, AkA "Dawggies" of when the new ones are coming on are referred to as PUPPIES !! Aww so fresh and new,, so FULL of enthusiasm that I GET SOO EXCITED I MAY leave little spots where they DO NOT belong ! if you have read this far on my page,, please mention that,,, and I;ll send you a goODIE !

Did you happen to notice,, I wrote A LOT about the cat,,, and only a little bit about the Grandkids? LOL they know this !! LOL !! They are used to it. Though they know I LOVOUS them with ALL I have !

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    Diane, thanks so much for asking. After a very sketchy night, he is now able to get up and drink water and potty outside. He hasn't eaten, but as long as he drinks water and continues to rest, I think he's going to be fine. My husband had the presence of mind to slip a baby aspirin under his tongue and I really think that was key. It really was hard to go out for my walk without my buddy, but after hemming and hawing, I did. Thanks again for stopping by. I really appreciate it.
    1 day ago
    51 years is a long time, isn't it! And most days we're still speaking to one another! LOL!! Thanks for the well wishes, Diane!! We had a great day. Hugs, Jeannie

    PS: Sending you a Spark Mail about something else!!
    1 day ago
    Thanks Diane. Glad I could help. I recently joined PF as well and bonus is my son enjoys going as well. Trying to make it a family affair but we'll see. Have a beautiful Sunday emoticon
    2 days ago
    Hi DI!!
    I changed my name!! To a future vison of myself!!
    2 days ago
    The body is protesting but I have a week or two at most to get the rest of the garden in so I am working at top speed.How are you doing ?You are always in my thoughts and prayers , hugs,Cheri
    2 days ago
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