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5% Fall Challenge Commitment
I will do ST/PT 3-4x/wk, walk at lunch 5 days/wk, and swim 2-3x/wk. I will follow the clean eating life style. I will record my daily exercise and Living the Good Life Points, and on Saturday mornings I will weigh in and record it. I will check in with my team daily and leave a comment on the Discussion Board (when I have something to say!). I will read and comment on blogs as I have time.

GOAL: Increase strength/endurance/ muscle, lose inches, and lose 9.5 more #...Strengthen my back and legs.

A friend (KADYDIDI) from our quilting guild introduced me to SP. I joined in August 2008, but didn't get around to doing this page until January 2009 when I signed up for the New You Bootcamp Challenge with my second daughter. I have struggled with weight issues for a while (since before the birth of my youngest-now 36). I want to get healthy, which includes losing some weight to help out my arthritis in my back, neck, and feet. I had bilateral total knee replacements almost a year ago. I herniated 3 discs in my lower back causing some nerve damage in February 2010 and am still trying to rebuild my strength. I was eating slow carb, but hit a plateau-so, I switched to clean eating and hope to lose a few more lbs.

Member Since: 8/31/2008

Fitness Minutes: 58,954

My Goals:
To weigh in the normal range on BMI.

To eat to fuel my body.

To swim 2-3 days a week.

To do weight training 3 days a week.

My Program:
I go to PT, walk, and swim.

I eat protein, veggies, complex carbs and fruit 3 meals/day, 7 days a week.

Personal Information:
God has blessed me with 3 children (2 daughters-1 son)and 4 grandchildren (3 g-sons, 1 g-daughter), one great grandson, and Spark People. My team mates so far have been great! I was also blessed to have Christian parents who have gone on to be with the Lord and have 3 great sisters-one a marathon runner (not me!) and one aunt who is 103 (for a few more months).

Other Information:
In my spare time, I quilt, study Japanese language, go to Bible study, sing in the village chorus, teach English to Japanese children and adults, and swim! I also enjoy my beautiful view of the ocean.

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    emoticon emoticon Attention FIRECRACKERS!!

    Less than HALF the team have logged their numbers in over the weekend and just in case some of you have forgotten... part of the 5% challenge is a race combining our exercise minutes as a team to reach our current destination which is Russia.

    Last week WE landed in third place emoticon emoticon and TOGETHER we can do it again BUT, we've got to get those numbers in PRONTO! We're less than 1/3 of the way to Russia and teams will start landing between tomorrow and Tuesday.

    If you haven't logged your numbers in yet, PLEASE DO SO! And to those team mates who have been been logging in your numbers and also exercising more than usual for the team.... FREAKEN AWESOME!! emoticon

    Let's go FIRECRACKERS! emoticon emoticon
    100 days ago
    Hi Mary! Looks like you are still doing the challenges - me too! I managed to get to Onederland a few weeks ago so I am feeling pretty good about the relative success I have had with the challenges (at least I have lost over 5% total)! 😃
    105 days ago
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    Just stopping by to say hi and hope you and the Firecrackers are making a bang it in the challenge. Starfish need to push it, but not giving up!
    106 days ago
    Wait! You're in FL? I guess I missed that...I'll be there in a couple of days myself, but leave soon after for TN, then back to FL for 10 days before I return to Germany.
    107 days ago
    emoticon Just a quick hello from a fellow 5% challenge leader!

    emoticon EL for the Spirited Under Dawgs
    108 days ago
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