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    Hello Canada!
    42 days ago
    Thanks Wendy for the comments on my page as well as blog. I am feeling better, I think I'm adjusting to the prescription.
    As far as me packing out a bull elk, I was more the support team! lol! I did get to carry the antlers, all the water, and other misc. things, 25 maybe 30 pounds, my husband and son were carrying the actual meat, approx. 75 pounds each They carried 35/40 pounds out the day before. My pack got lighter as we came out of the canyon as we drank water, theirs, I'm fairly certain got heavier! It was so much fun "helping" them though! A beautiful day with just a slight breeze, perfect for keeping us cool. I have to tell you, I LOVE being in shape and doing things I never dreamed I'd do!
    318 days ago
    Thank you for the positive comments on my blog! Starting over is so hard. It's like I'm learning everything all over again. I'm glad you're still around.🤗
    320 days ago
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    I am fit! I am healthy! I am strong!
    My life is what I make of it and today I choose to make it healthy place to be.

    462 days ago
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    It's extremely common to hit a plateau at some point during your weight loss journey. Obviously it can be really discouraging when the number on the scale doesn't move. There is good news — We've got some tips to help bust through that plateau and see the number get lower and lower.

    1) We need to re-evaluate our caloric needs - as we lose weight, our bodies tend to burn fewer calories at a slower rate, therefore we need to consume fewer calories. You will either need to burn more calories or consume at least 500 less calories per day

    2) Getting Back to Basics: Writing down everything we eat in a food journal to make sure we are still on track. Remember portion control is just one key to permanent weight loss.

    3) Moving More: Are you still trying to get in those extra movements like you did when you first started losing weight. Once we obtain our weight loss goal, we sometimes slack off on the exercise a bit. And just go to the gym or use our home equipment and forget to park out a little from the grocery store or maybe walk to it if it is close enough.

    4) Choosing Fresh Foods over Pre-Packaged: fresh over processed is always best. You know what your putting into your body.

    5) Getting in Your Daily Water: Yes that still counts. Make sure you didn't slip back into your old latte' ways and now your adding extra calories by drinking them in. Water is still the best way to go. You can still change things up by adding fresh fruit to the mix.

    6) Stress: Stress is always a factor in weight loss and weight gain. It can go either way. So make sure you take some time out for you. Even if it's just a few minutes in the bathroom to relax in the tub. Just lock out the world and do you...You deserve it!

    495 days ago
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