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Maintaining on the sliding scale and beyond. Life has given me enough endless challenges! I need to keep learning how to cope with them, as this is life! No one said it would be easy or fair. We are not guaranteed tomorrow. Retirement has brought me to the time in my life that I’m the healthiest I have ever been.
my favorite challenge is eating one pound of veggies a day. Half cooked and half raw.

Spring 5% Challenge (Weight Warrior)
Think about Week 1:
1. Am I satisfied with my finish?
2. Did I participate to the best of my ability? Yes
3. Did I read and take advantage of the fun activities my Leaders work hard to provide for me? Yes
4. Did I read a blog, visit a page or send a Goodie to someone on my team? Yes
5. How can I improve during Week 2, and 3, and ... until final weigh-in?

Member Since: 12/24/2011

Fitness Minutes: 129,698

My Goals:
1. Workout in a.m.
2. Eat within my calorie zone
3. Eat more whole food
4. Stay focused
5. Track my meals and fitness
6. Log into SP when i can
7. Support others and engage in a support system
8. Make bedtime a priority
9. Stay focused on my goals.
10. Maintain a healthy weight the rest of my life

My Program:
Meditation & Prayer
Positive Self-talk
Taking the time I need to Grieve
Eating 80% more whole foods
Working out 6 times a week: walk, tone & stretch strength training

Personal Information:
Walking, biking,circuit training, & strength training, are my favorite way to be active.
Books that have helped me:
The Spark Solution by Becky Hand, Stepfanie Romine, experts and SP members.
Healing after Loss by Martha Whitmore Hickman
Maximum Metabolism by Robert Robert M. Giller M.D. & Kathy Mathews
Outsmarting the Female Fat Cell by Debra Waterhouse, M.P.H. R.D.
The Sugar Solution by Sari Harrar and Prevention
The Hormone Reset Diet by Sara Gottfried, M.D. Eat a pound of veggies a day! (well, okay)
Woman's Bodies, Woman's Wisdom
Chirstiane Northrup,M.D.

Other Information:
Married 33 years
I am a self-taught knitter and crocheter

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    If you don't have a smile, I'll give you one of mine.
    ~Author Unknown~
    If you don't start out the day with a smile, it's not too late to start practicing for tomorrow.
    ~Author Unknown~
    If you would like to spoil the day for a grouch, give him a smile.
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    If you smile at someone, they might smile back.
    ~Author Unknown~
    If you smile when no one else is around, you really mean it.
    ~Andy Rooney~
    It takes a lot of work from the face to let out a smile, but just think what
    good smiling can bring to the most important muscle of the body... the heart.
    ~Author Unknown~
    It takes seventeen muscles to smile and forty-three to frown.
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    Keep smiling - it makes people wonder what you've been up to.
    ~Author Unknown~
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    8 days ago
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    emoticon emoticon ""TODAY IS A DAY TO TELL MYSELF"": emoticon emoticon

    PRAY more,
    WORRY less, LAUGH more
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    STRESS less, HUG more and HURRY less.
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    Today I will count "MY BLESSINGS".... not my troubles.
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    So.....Enjoy Your Day!!!
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    10 days ago
    Thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog. I hope you had a move your body Monday.

    'If you don't do the proper work-learning about nutrition, practice mindful eating, work on changing dietary habits and then staying on track with your new program so that it becomes the habit-you're going to end up spinning your wheels while staying in place. Which is to say, getting no where."-S. Ferrari, Why We Sabotage Our Own Fat Loss
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