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Vivian 2011

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My commitment for the Spring 5% Challenge 2012:
To exercise at least 20 minutes 5x/week.
No specific diet, but keep to lower processed carbs, and eat at least 5 fruits & vegetables every day.
To check in with SparkPeople at least 1x/day.
To weigh myself 1x/week.
Yay me!

I'm a 50-year-old wife and mother of three (17, 19 & 22), I have lived in 10 cities in the past 20 years, some overseas. I moved in August 2009 to The Hague (The Netherlands), and am taking advantage of not working (yay!) to work on myself!

I'm a shorty at 5 feet 0 inches tall, which makes it hard to hide any extra weight. And to think I thought I was heavy when I was 18 and 120 pounds...

So am recommitting to the path of less emotional eating, more healthy eating, and regular exercise. And participating more consistently in the Sparkpeople community - it would be a shame not to make the most of this great resource!

Sometimes we all need some inspiration!

Member Since: 12/29/2006

Fitness Minutes: 25,527

My Goals:
To lose at least 70 pounds (to get to 120), but given my petite stature and small bones, I might need to go lower.

To stop the emotional eating and eat healthy foods in a mindful way.

To exercise at least 5-6 times per week, including cardio (swimming, bicycling, walking) and weight training.

My Program:
No specific diet program, but just making better choices: more fruits and veggies, more protein, less refined carbs and white stuff.

Cardio: 20-40 minutes, 3 times/week.

Weight training: 30 - 60 minutes, 3 times/week.

For motivation, I'm always reading at least 5 weight loss/motivational books at any given moment.

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Currently living in The Hague, originally from New York, but have moved domestically and internationally many times in the past 20 years.

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    Go Vivian! You are an inspiration and have such a warm and happy face. You speak to my heart. We are going to be awesome. Go Firecraker's! Lisa emoticon
    2193 days ago
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    Hi Vivian - came back on SparkPeople this past month. Weight the same, but blood sugar much better. Hope all is well with you and yours...Rhoda

    2195 days ago
    Thank you so much, sweet Viv! xo
    2197 days ago
    Oh, fun! - I think you'll enjoy the group and the challenge! It's great for those of us long time Sparkers who need that extra push. BTW, I don't do a lot of the extra-curricular stuff, just post on the chat thread for the Firecracker team, and of course the daily air miles log, and the weekly weigh-in. It is fun to see which team "lands" first each week. That might not make sense to you
    2200 days ago
    thanks vivian for your kind words. I am going thru the days knowing each day may get better. I know God has received my baby but it sure doesn't make it any easier. I guess i will find out about the saying that God does not give you more then you can handle. I am taking comfort from all the love i am getting and the loving words i heard from everyone that my son Justin had crossed paths with. I have to stay strong for my daughter who needs her mother as i need her and my husband who with me is heartbroken.

    2201 days ago
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