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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. But the encouragement and support of people (i.e. SP) is a must.
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 ...
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. But the encouragement and support of people (i.e. SP) is a must.
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.

As a little extra info, I'm a two time survivor to two major depressions that cost me 4 years each of my life. I never want to go back there.
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Member Since: 12/5/2010

SparkPoints: 172,728

Fitness Minutes: 161,046

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. I'm 5' 2" with a BMI of 23 aprox, where I'm comfortable with. The lifelong challenge of maintenance has begun.

My Program:
Summer 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment
A minimum of 120 min of exercise, mostly walking/hiking, 5 to 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 (common sense diet ;-))

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 three grandkids. I'm currently working as a caregiver at home for my elderly mom (with senile dementia), my granddaughter, and his baby brother in the near future.
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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DKTURNER3
6/29/2015 7:27:39 PM

Patricia, I'm excited to be with you on the Awesome A's team. This is the time I am going to lose the 5%. I am really watching what I eat and have an exercise program I am following in addition to walking the dogs. emoticon Thanks for you kind words on my page. emoticon



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2BDYNAMIC
6/28/2015 9:37:13 PM

Thank you for the nice comment on my blog.............'Be Happy Any Way' ...................I wish you a great week and an enjoyable summer ........



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AGAPEJOY
6/28/2015 7:29:27 PM

Hi! emoticon for visiting my SparkPage! Wishing you an emoticon challenge as well!! emoticon

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BA5454
6/28/2015 4:38:27 PM

Hi and thanks for your comments on my blog about Scott Jurek and the AT. This is DH's second attempt, last year he came home due to an injury but this year he's on fire, lol. If you can I'd recommend doing some section hikes--they can be just as awesome! Have a great start to the new week ;-). emoticon emoticon



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MIAMIRN
6/28/2015 12:42:52 PM

Hey! Yay! We are one the same Awesome team! I wish you the best of luck and many blessings this time :)



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