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10/14/17: The Fall 5% Challenge is up and going, we are I'm week 2. So far, so good ☺ 10/2/17: Oh how I miss vacation but I'm happy to be back to work. The Fall challenge starts the the 7th and I will welcome the idea of keeping track again. September 16th: Fall is in the air. And the 5% Fall Challenge will begin this month. I have found myself recovering nicely from my hip surgery; it'll be 3 months on the 27th. My mobility is good, I feel good, and yes, I would have like to be thinner but it was more important to concentrate on health. August: I'm a week away from my 2 month follow up appt with hip surgeon. Recovery has been good; my mobility has returned. Still not going to the gym, that comes later. I do try to get walks in. I take short drives to keep busy and get out. Family and friends have been a big help. And the Summer 5% Challenge is almost over. My time flies! I haven't lost very much but I feel like the comradiere in the group is what I needed the most. 5/6 Today is my birthday. What a gift, to wake up, have a roof over my head, and a good, healthy breakfast. I am so grateful for the life I have. It's been a great day so far. I'll be sure to post more later. 4/19/17 The Spring 5% Challenge is up & running. I have goals in mind that may help me stay focused on the prize.....to stay healthy, drop weight before my surgery this summer, increase my ability to strength train :) 1. Track every morsel of food, drink, and water 2. 10 minutes of exercise 3 times a day 3. Thank the good Lord every day for giving me free will to make decisions 3/30/17 I joined the Spring 5% Challenge and get to be on the Starfish Team again! We start soon ☺ 3/11/2017 The Winter 5% Challenge is over. How did I do? 1. I'd say never giving up for 8 weeks is huge! I posted daily (never dreamed I'd do that) and offered encouragement when I could. 2. I found that 6am was the best time for me to post. 3. Having a bad cold and never-ending cough did not cause me to stop. I just hung in there, dealt with the fatigue, and read member blogs. 4. I found myself sharing with a co-worker one week half way thru the challenge my journey when I got recognition on my team. 5. I found out just how much I love eating in the evening. Something to work on. 6. I joined the In-Between Challenge today. I found my accountability and I don't want to lose it. 2/15/17 I'm half through the Winter 5% Challenge....my time flies! I'm so glad I joined as I'm finding myself looking forward to tracking all my food. And I'm reading more inspirational blogs. 8/14/2016 I'm in my 60's and I'm not retired. I am loving life, continue to work through physical challenges, & like going to Curves again. I am a mother, a cousin, an auntee, a friend, a co-worker and I volunteer. I had a total hip replacement on 6/23/2015. I am pain-free in my right hip. I can expect to get the other done within 5 years. I joined SP in 2009 and came back recently after a 3 year absence. I'm trying to make a better connection this time with others, workout consistently, and track every day. Sandy

Member Since: 10/11/2009

Fitness Minutes: 21,989

My Goals:

To continue to listen to my body...progress at it's pace

To win the Curves Strong Women Challenge

Climb Tiger Mtn...last time was 8/1991




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August 20, 2016

I'm still loving life & since 2013, to be honest, I have struggled with a smile on my face. Thank God for good friends and family who have stood by my side as I had came to grips with accepting the fact I'm not as young as I used to be but I'm no where near being considered old. I'm aging gracefully; giving a face to what a 67 year old woman looks like. In the 3 years, I have hardly made it regularly to Curves but something bigger than me has nudged me back into the fitness world. Starting Monday, August 22nd, I am committed to 150 minutes a week exercise. This will include 90 minutes at Curves. I am committed to building in enough down time to allow my body to recover from any discomfort or pain. I will have some, varying degrees.


April 7, 2013

I no longer drink soda pop, junk food, or jelly beans from Costco...I have lost many #'s & 11 inches. I no longer have those "cravings" I thought were normal; instead I long for "greens" and health! I am



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I love life!! I teach as a Educational Assistant II here in the area, love to read, workout, play on the computer, sing, and highly interested in keeping myself healthy! I am single with a grown son, his domestic partner, and lots of animals to love!


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"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase." -Martin Luther King Jr.

My life is in a constant state of change. Awareness allows me to keep pace with that change. Only by knowing the person I am, can I create the person I want to become.

*the picture lifting weights goes with the caption below...

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Completion of the 2009-2010 Fitness Challenge
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  • v MONAKIN314
    Hello and Welcome to the Fall emoticon Team!
    Are you ready to get this emoticon in the air?? I know I am!
    Go emoticon !!
    13 days ago
  • v SPARKLE-IT
    Dropping by to say hi and read yoou had hip surgery. So glad recovery is going well for you. God bless you!
    33 days ago
  • v JEANKNEE
    Thank you for visiting my blog "Calorie Intake Lessons". Glad you are finding the information interesting. I blog primarily for myself as a way of documenting my experience and hope that my experience will be helpful to others as we all work our experiments of one striving to improve our health, well-being and lives.


    53 days ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.
    John Dewey

    75 days ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    One of the advantages of being disorganized is that
    one is always having surprising discoveries.


    "How do you spell 'love'?" asked Piglet.
    "You don't spell it...you feel it." answered Pooh.
    - A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

    "Sometimes," said Pooh, "the smallest things take up the most room in your heart."
    - A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

    If the person you are talking to doesn't appear to be listening, be patient.
    It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear.
    - A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

    89 days ago
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