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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

Fitness Minutes: 246,582

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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    Yesterday evening hubby, our caretaker-M and I went to look at chair lifting recliners. We bought one it is blue my favorite color. Hubby was trying to talk me in to brown and black but I don't like that combo.
    I have not been doing good on my eating right, last night it was ice cream. Well today is a new day and I am back on track. No long walks today as we have no caretaker but a little stair climbing as I do some laundry. Having it right in the building again I can do a load as it becomes dirty and not have to lug a cart full to the mat. Oh ate life grand lol.

    Positive quote-Strength grows in moments when you think you can't go on but you keep going anyways.

    5 days ago
  • v BARBIE176
    emoticon “There is no one giant step that does it. It’s a lot of little steps.” -Unknown Have a Terrific Thursday emoticon emoticon

    6 days ago
    Thank you for the personal chef Patricia, I will take advantage of this gift!!
    6 days ago
  • v LTURSS
    Thanks for commenting on my blog! I'm back on the wagon...even if I'm being dragged behind it some days, I'm still on there LOL
    6 days ago
    Thank you for stopping by my Spark Page. I really appreciate your thoughtfulness. My wife is doing much better today. Hopefully we are out of the woods.
    7 days ago
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