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For the Summer 5% Challenge, of which I'm on the Spirited Under Dog (AKA Dawggied) team!! This is such a fun and encouraging team!! It runs for 8 weeks. The challenge starts on Saturday on July 1st. This week has been both joyous , exciting and yet stressful. So for this week to drink my 6 us glasses of water, eat 3 meals and a snack. I had taken a break over the challenge break (TY Roodles! ) and am BACK VERY DETERMINED to do my Dawggie best!! My goals (Note: not plan for myself if I plan, it can be UNplanned. Silly Dawg! 1) 6-8 glasses a day 2) 60-90 minutes a day of quality exercise (foot back in air cast until pain goes away). Try new kinds. Once foot improves try kick boxing, but I'll have to use a chair, cane etc. Also lol I'd be ashamed to admit this, but those who Know me, know there's little shame. Do Richard Simmon's videos again. It's a FUN workout and I love the music. 3) I do well with tracking,,,but our CL (Challenge Leader AKA Momma Dawg) and I (I'm the ML,,,motivational lrader) and I are checking if we have filled our trackers AND stayed in range!! I IZZY kitty cat continues to experience breathing issurs. She's only 6 and such an adorable kitty, loves everyone she meets.

Member Since: 7/7/2011

Fitness Minutes: 106,148

My Goals:
Until the summah 5% Challenge restarts:
**** Stay in calorie range of 1350 to 1500 (YEAH Up 50 cals due to more exercise)
**** Exercise of 60 to 90 mins daily and at times 120.
**** 30 to 60 mins a day of walking. Broken up to 2 or 3 times
**** 30 to 60 mins a day of yoga. I am at that "in between spot" of where the beginners is now very easy
for me so am progressing to harder moves.
**** During the break of 4 to 6 weeks I am going to do ALL I can to lose another 2 to 4 lbs. I have slowed down to regroup myself and adjust to where it is I am at. ONCE the Summah challenge starts again,,, I AM GOING FOR THAT 5% GOAL !!

My Program:
Is listed above except:
*As we lose weight it can be EASIER To REGAIN IT !! So I need to prevent this by:
**** Continue to work through current stressors (others who will NOT take of themselves in real life.
**** Continue to work on more alternate things to do to help instead of emotional eating. THIS WORKS !
**** Walk and I since I live right on the harbah it's GORGEOUS !! I WANT by the END of the SUMMAH to walk the 2 miles TO BUG LIGHT AND BACK !!
**** Add in the following:
**** Draw/paint some of the MANY projects I've half started.

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I am going to be a GREAT GRANDMA in July !!! Awwww he's growing so well in my GD and too sweet !! Oh I am in my 50s,, my "GD" is a friends D. My friend had her late in life and due to a very tragic situation my friend was not coping well. Her D of course needed someone to be there as someone to talk to, love her etc, and so I stepped in. MANY HAPPY times were had as she grew up. LOVOUS That kid ! I also have a GS who's thankfully living back in Maine ! PHEW !! SLOWLY the BIRDIES come back home !

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I am clearly OWNED by Izzy who is 6 yrs old. Such a little LOVE BUG !! At night there are times she graces me with her presence at night,,, I fall asleep right off.

I talk to Maryanngi nightly and awww Izzy LOVES MaryAnn !! Often the MOMENT she hears her voice she comes on out,,,climbs right up and snuggles on in as we talk. Maryanngi (MaryAnn) is the CL on the Spirited Under Dogs (AKA Dawggies). The CL is supposed to be "Challenge Leader" hmmmm I MIGHT SAY SHe's A "CHALLENGE ALL RIGHT !" HAHAHAHA RUNNING cause she can MOVE FASTAH than I can !! Of course for her to catch me she has to come down here !! We are hoping she'll be able in Sept.

If your interested in a GREAT TIME with a VERY Supportive team, and you want to lose 5% of your weight, as you exercise, track your food, blog and YO FUN please email me or write below.

I am so happy that my GD is so special to me as she is. Family/friends help us along.

At this point I have now LOST 101 lbs !!! I am not sure wha

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  • v NEEDTO2013
    Thank you❤️ My parents lived 10 minutes from me. We would shop at the same stores.
    16 days ago
    Hi Diane, thank you for the welcome to the Spirited Underdawgs! I was out of town over the Holiday weekend and made it hard to participate. I'm home, back on track with food and water, and ready to contribute to the team! I appreciate you checking on me. WOOF
    18 days ago
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    20 days ago
  • v NEEDTO2013
    Thank you for the comment! Definitely words of wisdom. Going into exercise at full force at our age can cause more damage than harm. Taking it slow and steady is important. Today I am going to start one of the exercises I found here on SP.
    Nice to meet a fellow grandma!!
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    20 days ago
    Thanks for the comment on my page! I have done the 5% challenges before, including the Dawggies well over a year ago. I'd been away from the challenges for a while, but did it in the spring with another team, and decided I wanted to be a Dawggie again this time. The Dawggies are the most supportive team ever! I love it!
    21 days ago
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