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

What I've found, so far, in my journey to losing weight and maintenance:

1. It's all up to you, nobody else, though the encouragement and support of people (i.e. SP) is a must.

2. Calories-in HAVE to be less than calories-out for losing weight. For maintenance it has become a matter of eating similar every day.

3. I had a hard time when losing weight and I'm having a hard time in ...
Hello from Costa Rica! I'm a Costa Rican, living in Costa Rica.

What I've found, so far, in my journey to losing weight and maintenance:

1. It's all up to you, nobody else, though the encouragement and support of people (i.e. SP) is a must.

2. Calories-in HAVE to be less than calories-out for losing weight. For maintenance it has become a matter of eating similar every day.

3. I had a hard time when losing weight and I'm having a hard time in maintenance, BUT it has been totally worth it. I'm still hoping for this journey to become easier with time... Don't know if it ever will.

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). 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).

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: 236,322

Fitness Minutes: 194,131

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 126 pounds. The lifelong challenge of maintenance has begun.

My Program:
5% Spring Challenge 2016 Exercise Commitment
A minimum of 60 m of exercise, walking/hiking/other, 6 days a week. This may include 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, in the mountains (at an altitude of 4757 ft). Married for a lot of years (almost 39). 3 grown-up kids already gone, and three grandkids. I'm currently working as a caregiver at home for my granddaughter 6, and her baby brother 10 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 love my daily routine of exercise, the Internet forums -SP, reading, watching movies, my pets, 3 dogs - 3 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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MOOMSHINE
4/26/2016 6:30:37 PM

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You miss 100% of the shots you don't take. -Wayne Gretzky




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4/25/2016 10:56:31 PM

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“Happiness is not something that you get in life. Happiness is something that you bring to life.” ~ Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

If you stop to think about it you can be as happy as you make up your mind to be in any moment. Happiness is directly proportional to your way of thinking and your attitude toward what is happening in your life. You’ve got to “bring your A game” to see the happiness in your day, and in your life.
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Thanks for stopping by today, and let's make our Tuesday one terrific day!



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LEANJEAN6
4/25/2016 7:43:37 PM

so true---a positive attitude and a lot of talking to yourself-Lynda



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BARBIE176
4/25/2016 6:13:36 PM

emoticon Today's motivational quote is from peter A. Cohen:

"There is not one giant step that does it, it's a lot of little steps.:

I hope you take lots of steps emoticon emoticon emoticon and achieve your goals! Have a fabulous week! Hugs



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DONNACFIT
4/25/2016 12:28:39 AM

Thanks for dropping by my blog!

I am looking forward to spending lots of time in May with my granddaughter emoticon



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