VTORIA3   101,214
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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: 101,214

Fitness Minutes: 74,113

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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4/14/2015 10:03:15 AM

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It made me smile to know you took the time to read my blog and leave a word of encouragment.

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4/12/2015 11:44:56 PM

Thanks for the goodie and well-wishes!

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4/11/2015 9:14:20 PM

I had an "ok" first week but after being on a sugar binge during the 3 months before this challenge, I'm struggling with cravings too. I did very well with my exercise and I've eaten more good food last week, then I'd eaten in one week, in a long time, so I'm going to focus on the positive.

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Our Great Pyrenees twins, Jack and Zack, have never looked just alike but still,they should look similar. But after we'd had them a couple of years, Zack started looking like a huge blob and he even had thick rolls of fat around his eyes...he was like a big roll of fat and had no energy at all.

We had the mobile vet out to take care of the teeth of all our animals, give them all their shots, have everything done, like we do every year. (for a nice sum of $3000 each year). The vet did a full blood panel on Zack and he was hypothyroid, just like me (although I have hasimoto's too).

Well, once he was on meds, it was like a miracle and he became a new dog, like Molly. He looks really good now and lost lots of weight. I keep telling Zack that I want some of what he takes but the thing is, I AM taking what he takes. emoticon Wish I had the same results as he did...it probably helps that we give him his food and he can't go raid the refrigerator like I can. emoticon

Hang in there...and I will too. I know that taking off during the Winter Challenge was not a good idea for me...I'm going to even stick with the group during our break between this challenge and the next...being away for the winter showed me how much the challenge support helps me.

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4/11/2015 8:08:11 PM

Thanks for commenting on my Goals blog. It's a struggle right now to stay on track, but I am working on it. emoticon

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4/11/2015 12:17:14 PM

Thanks for your comment, and yes the butterscotch bars did me in and I gain 2 #s. Lets both do better next week. OK!

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