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My three dear grandchildren, Ruben (22 months old), Jose Antonio (8 y.o.) and Desiree (7 y.o.).




My DGD, Desiree, 7 years old




My DGS, Ruben, 22 months old at his kindergarten.


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Hello from Costa Rica! I'm a Costa Rican, living in Costa Rica.

I'm a proud member of the Awesome A Team - 5% Challenges.

My weight loss story:

For about 3 years, I was unable to get the motivation and determination (the big push) necessary to embrace and enjoy a complete change in my lifestyle seriously, until I got into the 5% challenges. I was always procrastinating the big start.

Thanks to the 2014 Summer 5% Challenge, I lost 5.4 pounds. And to the 2014 Fall 5% Challenge, I lost 4.6 pounds more and reached my goal weight (a total of 10 lbs lost).

I am extremely happy I've found invaluable friends along this lifelong journey here at SP.

"On any one day you can massively change the direction of your life.” ~Jim Rohn


Member Since: 12/5/2010

My Goals:
To have fun, sharing and accomplishing goals together with my SP friends in this lifelong health journey.

I reached my goal weight on Nov 8, 2014. My center weight is 128 pounds. The lifelong and so far difficult maintenance challenge continues.


My Program:
SPRING 5% Challenge 2017
-Exercise Commitment
A minimum of 60 m of exercise, walking/hiking/dancing, 6 days a week. This may include 30 min of yoga stretching and ST, 2 days a week.
-Nutrition Commitment
As for my diet, nothing specific but to eat as healthy as possible within my calorie range to maintain or lose weight.



Personal Information:
I live in Grecia, Alajuela, Costa Rica, in the mountains (at an altitude of 4757 ft). I'm 58, married for 39 years. Three grown children already gone, and three grandkids. I'm currently working as a part time caregiver at home for my granddaughter 7, and her baby brother 20 months old.
My first SparkFriend in this page is my daughter and my granddaughter (pic taken about 5 years ago).


Other Information:
Besides my family, I enjoy my daily routine of walking for two hours, caring for my pets, 4 dogs - 4 cats, the Internet forums -SP, reading, watching movies or TV series. I also love to travel overseas, but can't afford to do so as often as I'd like to.
I'm an atheist with total respect for people's beliefs.




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  • v CHANGING-TURTLE
    YEAH IT'S FRIDAY!!!!!

    We have the exercise bike all set up. I used it this morning and see that the seat is set to high for me. Hubby is the one that will be using it most as I can get out and take a walk for my exercise. With the heat I go in the mornings.
    Have not been doing good on my eating program. Today starts the beginning of week three in my diet journal. My weight is up 1.3 pounds. I gave myself a stern talking to and am getting on program. I do better when I plan and am doing that. I am also doing two fasting days a week and one cheat meal. I really want to take off at least 10 pounds before the end of the year.

    Positive quote Mistakes are proof that you are trying
    10 hours ago
  • v 2BDYNAMIC
    Thank you for taking the time to read my "I Traded my Sandcastle for a Spark Mansion." today. emoticon I also appreciate you expressing my sentiments too .... I feel bad if people complain or say negative things about Sparks ... I still remind myself it is free and I can expect to get back only what I am willing to put into it .... Have a great weekend!

    16 hours ago
  • v BESSHAILE
    Hey there. Thanks for the bloglove. emoticon
    22 hours ago
  • v MARCIAC10
    Finally getting around to adding you as a friend!
    1 day ago
  • v SHARON10002
    It's Wonderful ~ Woman ~ Wednesday!
    ♥ `*•.¸ ♥ `*•.¸ ♥ `*•.¸ ♥ `*•.¸♥ `*•.¸
    `*•.¸ `*•.¸ To my very strong and powerful friend`*•.¸`*•.¸
    `*•.¸ `*•.¸ reading this message right now `*•.¸
    `*•.¸ `*•.¸ She is a BEAUTIFUL woman,`*•.¸
    `*•.¸ `*•.¸ Not like those fake, not PERFECT girls and women in magazines.`*•.¸
    `*•.¸ `*•.¸ She is beautiful for the way she thinks and her THOUGHTFULNESS.`*•.¸
    `*•.¸ `*•.¸ She is beautiful for the SPARKLE that dances in her eyes.`*•.¸
    `*•.¸ `*•.¸ When she talks about something she loves.`*•.¸
    `*•.¸ `*•.¸ She is beautiful for her ability to make other people SMILE`*•.¸
    `*•.¸ `*•.¸ Even if she doesn’t feel that way herself.`*•.¸
    `*•.¸ `*•.¸ No, she isn’t beautiful for something as TEMPORARY`*•.
    `*•.¸ `*•.¸ And FLEETING as her looks,`*•.¸
    `*•.¸ `*•.¸ She is beautiful deep down to her very SOUL,`*•.¸
    `*•.¸ `*•.¸ Yes, my friend, YOU are BEAUTIFUL in all these ways and more.`*•.¸
    3 days ago
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