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Bratislava, Slovakia, in November 2012



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I've been retired for three and a half years and am using this time to develop a new life style in the areas of nutrition and exercise.

I love to travel. I lived in the Philippines for 2 years and Spain for 2 years, and have traveled through most of the US and much of Europe. I've been very lucky that I have been able to do what I love. I'm going to have to substitute teach more often to earn enough to do more traveling. Hmmmm, sounds like work to me!!! lol

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I've been retired for three and a half years and am using this time to develop a new life style in the areas of nutrition and exercise.

I love to travel. I lived in the Philippines for 2 years and Spain for 2 years, and have traveled through most of the US and much of Europe. I've been very lucky that I have been able to do what I love. I'm going to have to substitute teach more often to earn enough to do more traveling. Hmmmm, sounds like work to me!!! lol

Joining SP has helped motivate me and keeps me on track.

Long term I need to lose 100 lbs., but I'm focusing on the short term first! 2014 is the year that I succeed in getting where I want to be!!!!!
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DNRAE1 grabbed the hot handle of the frying pan last night and slept with my hand in water! Better today, but still sore, but not burning. Not a genius thing to do! lol
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Member Since: 7/16/2012

SparkPoints: 44,271

Fitness Minutes: 12,836

My Goals:
Summer 5% Challenge

Walk 15-30 minutes each day.

Stay within my calorie range each day


My Program:
Tracking food daily

Current weight: 236
5% weight: 12
Goal weight: 224

Goal to eat 1200-1550 calories per day
Goal to burn 1380 calories per week
30 min of cardio/day
10 minutes of strength training 3 x's/week

5% Challenge Commitment - Plan


Personal Information:
I am a happy retired lady who is still finding things to do and focus on in this new stage of my life.

I am divorced, but friends with ex and his family, and have 5 wonderful grandchildren .

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Love to laugh, travel, sew, quilt, knit, read, and listen to and play music.

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DONNABRIGHT
5/8/2014 3:12:01 PM

Hi - thanks for the hugs. I needed them today - my aunt passed away this morning. We are so happy for her even though we will miss her greatly!



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PANFRIEDTROUT
5/5/2014 5:23:49 PM


good afternoon Diane! thought I'd stop by & offer some "food for thought" ~ "Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." John Wooden

What kind of books do you like to read and what instrument(s) do you play? ... that is, if you feel like sharing.

Hope your week is off to a great start!

Marie




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GINGERVISTA
5/3/2014 10:15:41 AM

Thanks so much! Worked up a good sweat--most I think I've ever done with ST. emoticon
Have a WONDERFUL Spark Day!!! emoticon



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DONNABRIGHT
5/2/2014 11:41:39 AM

So good to hear from you but so sorry to hear about your frustrations at work. I don't know if I told you but both our children were teachers. My DS left his job in June - he had an ESE class for 5 years and was so burnt out. He had the biggest most challenging students as some of the other teachers just could not physically cope with them. My DD works with students at risk of not graduating and she is making remarkable strides at bringing them up to level and getting them to continue their education. She also teaches a class or two at the local state college. She and our DGD are at the same school now so that makes both of them happy.

I hope your job gets a little easier but at least the weekend is coming. I hope you get to do something fun.



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HERMIEME
4/25/2014 7:10:53 AM

Thanks so much for adding me as a friend, Diane! I hope you had a great Easter time, too!

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Emmy :))

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