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Hello from Costa Rica!

I've found three constants in my journey to losing weight (not maintenance):
1. It's all up to you, nobody else.
2. Calories-in HAVE to be less than calories-out.
3. I had to suffer in order to lose, but it was totally worth it.

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). Aiming a more middle range BMI, I ...
Hello from Costa Rica!

I've found three constants in my journey to losing weight (not maintenance):
1. It's all up to you, nobody else.
2. Calories-in HAVE to be less than calories-out.
3. I had to suffer in order to lose, but it was totally worth it.

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). Aiming a more middle range BMI, I decided to go for 126 lbs which I reached (for a grand total of 19 lbs lost since I joined SP). 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 challenges. I was always procrastinating the big start.

I am extremely happy I've found invaluable friends along this lifelong journey here at SP. My dear mentor: Ramona, GODS_TEMPLE.
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Member Since: 12/5/2010

SparkPoints: 153,228

Fitness Minutes: 151,255

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

I reached my goal weight on Nov 8, 2014. My center weight is 126 pounds. I'm 5' 2" with a BMI of 23 aprox, where I'm comfortable with.

My Program:
Spring 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment
A minimum of 120 min of exercise, mostly walking/hiking, 6 days a week. Plus 30 min of stretching and ST, 2 to 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 another grandson baby on the way.
My first SparkFriend in this page is my daughter and my granddaughter (pic taken about 4 years ago).

Other Information:
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 so as often as I'd like to.
I'm an atheist with total respect for people's beliefs.

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HOLLYM48
3/21/2015 4:51:16 PM

Thanks so much for stopping by and for the comment on my blog about living inside the numbers. I will keep on pushing to be the best and the healthiest I can be regardless of whether I am in the right range by there standards. I wont let those numbers define me! I hope you are having a great weekend. Thanks for your friendship and support!



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BARBIE176
3/21/2015 1:17:42 PM

emoticon I wanted to share an amazing quote today by Vince Lombardi:

"Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence."

So, while we are not aiming for perfection, it is okay to chase perfection! Enjoy that good news and having an excellent Saturday! Hugs



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GLORY-
3/21/2015 12:03:09 AM

HI ! Thanks for commenting on my blog about being at Sparks 3 years ! Have a great weekend!



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WATERMELLEN
3/20/2015 7:38:35 PM

Thanks for the goodie and the kind message!!



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NEW-CAZ
3/20/2015 12:54:47 PM

Hi Patricia
was your you tube clip the Rolling Stones?
If so all that was wrong was there was a full stop between the u and the b in Youtube in the address"

Try again! emoticon



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