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I'm a retired CPA and want to be healthy for my 2 active grandsons. I babysit them a lot, so they are a big piece of my life now. I'm striving for routines and habits that are sustainable over the long run. I actually started with SP in May, 2010, but under a different user. I've been taking part in the 5% Challenges, currently getting ready for the 2019 Spring Challenge, and they are great. Even if I don't reach the loss goal, I still stay motivated to keep trying.

Member Since: 11/20/2014

Fitness Minutes: 107,014

My Goals:
UPDATE March 2019
I will lose 10 lbs in 8 weeks by the end of 2019 Spring 5% Challenge
I will track my food daily eating in the calorie range of 1200-1500 calories
I will do 30 minutes of strength exercise daily, alternating core and upper body
I will do the exercise bike/treadmill 30 minutes, 4-5 times a week
I will drink 8-9 glasses of water daily
I will walk 3 miles minimum, daily

My Program:
My program is to do the exercise bike/treadmill 4/5 times a week and walk 3 miles minimum every day. I do strength exercises every day, alternating the major muscles. I will stick to my food plans of 1200-1500 calories which do not include processed food.

Personal Information:
My daughter's family and my brother live near by, so they are a big part of my life. I grand-sit my grandsons (6 & 9) a lot and they are my joy. (They’re the boys in my banner picture, last fall trying out their new soccer equipment). I am a dyed-in-the-wool cat lover.

Reading and playing the piano are my favorite pastimes with computer games right behind them. Trivia bit: I used to sing opera at various recitals. I’m also a Navy vet (Vietnam).

Walking is always my go-to physical activity. I do have access at my apartment building to fitness equipment and I take advantage. Since I don't have a car anymore, there’s a lot of walking to the store. Seattle has a great transit system so it's been workable.

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    Thanks for dropping by my blogs and for your fun comments. It's always good to hear from you. Sending you a sunny smile; I heard they were contagious. Have a great week, with best regards, Kathryn emoticon emoticon
    6 hours ago
    Hi Sue,
    Thank you for the goodie.
    Hope your day is nice.
    6 hours ago
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    emoticon Sue

    Since we've been here, moved almost 6 years ago, we've had
    1) the hottest summer ever recorded
    2) the coldest winter
    3) the Beast from the east - (unexpected snowing February /this time last year)
    4) The hottest February on record (as opposed to last year)

    but mostly it's warm enough to sit out from March onward although come 3.30pm - 4pm you get a shift in the wind and it does get chilly.

    Today I started off in a T-shirt and jeans but when we went back out after lunch I KNEW I'd need a jumper. DH said he's go sleeveless and ended up going back indoors for a jumper and gilet.................I'm more in tune to the weather and it's "habits" I think from all the beach walks.
    We have Gorleston beach just 5 mins walk from our bungerlow and all the locals reckon we have our own mini-climate. If the forecast locally is for rain about midday we tend to see it about 11am.
    After 6 years I have an inbuilt weather-vain emoticon

    Glad you enjoyed the pics of the gardens. Hard work for sure but SO rewarding.
    We keep coming up with quirky idea; I'd like to echo the semi-circular borders in the rear garden- the other side of the wall- and have small rustic seats in between (that side catches the sun the most an it'll mean less planting/low maintenance).

    And I would just LOVE to get a HUGE ANCHOR or CHILD'S BOAT for the pebbled area, or some drift wood scattered on the pebbles. OR............old lobster pots/fishing nets..........

    I'm on a roll........better make some notes on my mood boards emoticon emoticon

    Have a great weekend babes emoticon
    2 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/23/2019 4:32:10 PM
    Thank you Sue for the goodie.

    Happy Spring!

    Enjoy your day,
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    4 days ago
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    After the winter we've had...more!
    5 days ago
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