PATRICIA-CR
 
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My granddaughter, Desirée, 6 years old.




My grandson with his pants slipping down (one year old).




Hubby and I in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


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

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.


Member Since: 12/5/2010

Fitness Minutes: 210,817

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 very difficult, maintenance challenge has begun.


My Program:
2016 Fall 5% Challenge 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 39 years. Three grown children already gone, and three grandkids. I'm currently working as a caregiver at home for my granddaughter 6, and her baby brother 16 months old.
My first SparkFriend in this page is my daughter and my granddaughter (pic taken about 5 years ago).


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Besides my family, I enjoy my daily routine of exercising, 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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  • v LEANJEAN6
    Happy to hear you haven't bitten anyone to-day--*S*----That is a major accomplishment in my books--LyndaLynda
    8 days ago
  • v SHARON10002
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    Well, another weekend has come and gone. Seems like they fly by at twice the speed of the rest of the week.

    Thanks so much for putting up with my warped sense of humor. But even more, thank you for returning week after week in spite of it all, and responding. You comments score phenomenally high on the kind-o-meter. Seriously, I checked! I’ll keep ‘em coming, as long as you keep coming. How's that for a deal?
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    8 days ago
  • v MOONGLOWSNANA
    Thank you for the two thumbs up Spark Goodie! It made me smile! I love getting goodies and giving them too! Have a great day!

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    9 days ago
  • v CERIUSLY
    Patricia, Thanks so much for reading my Diary today! I'm happy you shared in my humor.

    be Blessed and have an awesome Challenge on your emoticon A's
    10 days ago
  • v RUTHIEBEAR
    COngratulations on being in the top five for team fitness minutes this week. I hope you are determined to reach your goals.
    I struggle with my self confidence because of my weight. I saw this quote this week. I share it with you hoping it speaks to you as strongly as it did to me.

    "One day I had to sit down with myself and decide that I loved myself no matter what my body looked like and what other people thought about my body. I got tired of hating myself. "Gabourey Sidibe

    We are all beautiful!!!

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    10 days ago
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