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Hello from Costa Rica!

I've found three constants in my journey to losing weight:
1. It's all up to you, nobody else.
2. Calories-in HAVE to be less than calories-out.
3. You have to suffer.

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 of 128 lbs, for a total of 10 lbs (and a grand total of 17 lbs since I joined SP). I was unable to get the motivation ...
Hello from Costa Rica!

I've found three constants in my journey to losing weight:
1. It's all up to you, nobody else.
2. Calories-in HAVE to be less than calories-out.
3. You have to suffer.

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 of 128 lbs, for a total of 10 lbs (and a grand total of 17 lbs since I joined SP). 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 these challenges. I was always procrastinating the big start. I am extremely happy I've found invaluable friends along this lifelong journey here at SP.
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Member Since: 12/5/2010

SparkPoints: 133,896

Fitness Minutes: 141,645

My Goals:
To have fun, sharing and accomplishing goals in the life long journey towards our health, in our lifestyle change.

Though I reached my goal weight Nov 8, 2014, I aim to reach 125 pounds as my center weight, and to ponder if it's my convenient sustainable weight.

My Program:
Winter 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment
A minimum of 120 min of exercise, mostly hiking, 5 to 6 days a week. Plus 20-30 min of stretching / ST, 3 days a week.

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. I'm a Costa Rican. I live in the mountains (at an altitude of 4757 ft). Married for a lot of years. 3 grown-up kids already gone, and two and a half grandkids. I'm currently working as a caregiver at home for my elderly mom (with senile dementia), my granddaughter, and a baby on the way.

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My interests:
Besides my family, I love walking/hiking, the Internet forums -SP, reading, watching movies, my pets, 4 dogs - 4 cats. I love to travel overseas, but can't afford to do it as often as I'd like.

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12/25/2014 3:56:28 PM

MERRY CHRISTMAS



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12/24/2014 11:29:52 PM

Thank you for the friend add



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GODS_TEMPLE
12/24/2014 10:04:21 PM

Hi Patricia,

Thanks for reading and commenting on my 'Perfectly Clear' blog.

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Love you, Ramona



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12/23/2014 6:42:20 PM

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I wish you joy all through your holidays,
I wish you best wishes that forever stays.
I wish you the love of family and friends,
I wish you happy days that never ever ends.

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CATTUTT
12/22/2014 7:44:16 PM

I wish you could join me for a walk too, that would be awesome!



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