VTORIA3   111,841
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Sweet Molly 10-12-2003 - 10-14-2015

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A Day that SPARKles, is a day well done

Just do it!

Committed to doing the 2016 Winter 5% Challenge!

Just do it!

Committed to doing the 2016 Winter 5% Challenge!



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 Pounds lost: 3.5 

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Member Since: 9/23/2009

SparkPoints: 111,841

Fitness Minutes: 82,475

My Goals:
Live a healthy fit life, NEVER quit.

I love the 5% Challenges and am focused on the 2016 Winter 5% Challenge. I'd best make it a super successful one with 2 of my boys getting married in Oct. 2016 (yes, no typo!)

2014 Summer 5% Challenge Results:
(my best Challenge)

Weight: Lost 11#
Hips: Lost 2"
BMI 25.5 just short of goal to achieve healthy range of 25
WHR .72
Size: 12 (from sz 14)

My Program:
100 Days of Accountability, Ongoing Chapters

Plan intentions before the start of every day.

Find positives in every day.

Doing 2016 Winter 5% Challenge Program:

Exercise 5-6 Days every week.

Eat a healthy balanced 1200 - 1555 calories daily. Holidays, family events, vacation option: max daily calories=weight x 15 calories .
No evening snacking as much as possible

Personal Information:
Happily married with 3 terrific grown boys, 3 lovely grandkids. Took an early retirement in 2009, which presented many new lifestyle changes. Have a part-time bookkeeping business going; watch 4 yr old granddaughter 2 afternoons weekly.

Other Information:
Enjoy time with family and friends, reading, gardening (novice), cooking & mini vacations. Recently got interested in watercolor after taking a class. I am addicted to online jigsaw puzzles!

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Member Comments:
2/11/2016 7:46:15 AM

I love crabcakes! You probably missed it, I just mentioned it on a status update, but I got accepted for a solo show in June at this new little gallery. It's mostly young people and abstract stuff but they liked my work and it's kind of a retrospective - they were interested in the fact that I've painted the same family members several times over a period of 40 years and want that to be the theme.

But I'll also have a corner for new work, because I'm having a very productive run. Found a group that meets Wednesday mornings at the Y and chips in to hire a model. Three-hour sittings, three weeks for each model. Gives me plenty of time to relax and dig in. Dragging my easel out there is a major hassle but totally worth it!

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2/10/2016 12:43:03 PM

Thank you for the goodie & the encouraging words. I'm not doing well this round, at all. But I'm trying not to be discouraged. Loved your saying ... so true, thought I'd throw it back at ya, because you ARE getting there. Keep going! emoticon emoticon
Small bit by small bit, we will claim "heathier, fitter."

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2/9/2016 9:31:47 PM

Mini-challenge for you: Change YOUR focus ...

Focus on: What you can do, not what you can't do
Focus on: What foods you can have, not foods you can't have
Focus on: How far you've come, not how far you have to go
Focus on: What you're doing right, not what you're doing wrong

Say "I don't ..." instead of "I can't ..." It puts the power to choose in YOUR hands. YOU are in control because YOU are a Champion! emoticon emoticon

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2/8/2016 12:23:08 PM

"The biggest seller is cookbooks and the second is diet books – how not to eat what you've just learned how to cook." ~Andy Rooney emoticon

CONGRATS ON YOUR WEEK 5 WEIGHT LOSS … Keep up the great work!

Sookie, WL
Champions in the Kitchen

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2/7/2016 12:37:09 AM

I'm really not good at getting blogs done but because I told you I would show you my goat and dogs, it is thanks to you that I blogged today! emoticon

Great Pyrenees are usually not people aggressive at all. Our two would just keep napping if we had people intruders but let a coyote or a cow show up and they are barking up a storm. Actually, cows should be OK but Jack and Zack think if they see a cow, even a speck in the distance, they have to bark until they can't see it anymore. emoticon

There is no replacing Molly. As many pets as we have had, I remember each one distinctly and miss each individual despite having other pets that I love. In the last two years we lost 2 of a litter of three...Waddles and Super Tiny are gone now but their sister Calico turned 17 this year.

Billy Goat, who is in my avatar, standing beside my emu Sammy, is gone now but I love the memories I have of him pulling on my friend's braid, whenever she would visit him in the pasture. He was so gentle about it but he wanted to be sure she paid attention to him. emoticon


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