VTORIA3   102,158
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Molly gets me out walking. Good Girl!

Looking forward to enjoying pansies again this Spring!

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A Day that SPARKles, is a day well done

Just do it!

Committed to doing the 2015 Spring 5% Challenge!

Just do it!

Committed to doing the 2015 Spring 5% Challenge!

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 Pounds lost: 16.5 

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Member Since: 9/23/2009

SparkPoints: 102,158

Fitness Minutes: 74,790

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

I love the 5% Challenges:
2014 Summer 5%
2014 Inbetween
2014 Fall 5%
2015 Winter5%
2015 Inbetween (in progress)
2015 Spring (starts 4/3)

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 2015 Spring 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, and a dog. Took an early retirement in 2009, which presented many new lifestyle changes. Have a part-time bookkeeping business going; watch 3 yr old granddaughter 2 days weekly.

Other Information:
Enjoy time with family and friends, reading, gardening (novice), cooking & mini vacations.

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Member Comments:
5/21/2015 8:23:13 AM

I had to leave the job behind, it was strictly local, reporting on the town where I lived for the town paper. I send an explantion to the editor, and he wrote me back such a nice email saying that if I ever came back to contact him and he'd give me my job back. It's too bad, because in that town I was a big fish in a small pond and could run around interviewing the mayor, etc. while in Columbus I would never qualify for something like that.

Once I get settled in, I do need to find a source of income. My rent here is going to be a lot higher than our housing costs in Piqua, the town where I lived, and who knows what it will cost me to become legally unentangled.

I could walk into any temp agency and get office work, but the problem is going to be my eyesight - I don't know if I mentioned this, but I have developed something called macular pucker in one eye that's gotten so bad I need to wear a patch over that side of my glasses in order to read and write. The reporter job was perfect because I could go out and do my interviews with a recorder, then go home and put on my patch to write up the stories. So I pretty much need to find something I can do from home, unless it's something that doesn't require close work, and all my skills involve close work.

This particular condition, a clear lens layer of the eye has wrinkled with age, it's like having crinkled cellophane over your vision. The only treatment is to take apart the layers of the eye and remove that layer. I've seen a specialist and he said the operation is not recommended unless you are literally unable to see, because it can have a lot of side effects. I can see fine out of my right eye when the left eye is covered, and my eye doctor said it's fine to do that and won't hurt my right eye. But I'm not going out in public like that.

But you know what, I'll figure something out. I always do.

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5/17/2015 8:31:32 AM

Love my new emoticon thank you, buddy!

I agree with you 100% about being where your family is! It's what's really important. Congrats on your recommitment to the basics! I am walking down that beautiful road (photo) right along with you!

Enjoy your time with Arden and watching your other beautiful granddaughter's recital! Have a great walk, and Sunday!

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5/17/2015 8:09:58 AM

I'm with you! Happy Sunday! emoticon

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5/17/2015 8:02:22 AM

Good morning my good friend. Nice to see you up and ready to go. Sunday is hiking day for me, and Glen and Riley and I are getting ready to hike to a waterfall. I have never seen this one before so I am excited! Need to good breakfast for this day.
Have a rooten tooten day!!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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5/16/2015 8:43:55 PM

Thank you for the goodie; I loved the note..so encouraging and made me smile!! emoticon

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