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Heading into Fall 5% Challenge. This will be my 6th, love the things I am learning through these challenges. I have defined goals to help accomplish a 5% weight loss. I am focusing on more discipline and focus with my daily exercise. Staying the course. If you are reading this you really should consider doing a 5% Challenge. I have met some really amazing people to help me along the way. I have been a "sparker" since 2008, left and now return for a re-do. I am going to make this re-do stick. Live and learn!!! I've always been very active person, until I fractured my spine (2013) and it's time to get back to the strong bodied woman I feel inside. I have a custom tattoo, it's my avatar (note pic at your left). Lord knows, I would love to look like that but it's really more about spirit. I have spent my life searching for meaning in life, note the hiker has a compass in her hand. I have lived at times somewhat recklessly (haven't we all?). My compass has taken me to a very comfortable place in life, and I do not want to be sedentary. I want to live life to the fullest until I'm very old and gray. I am back in the fight for my health, and to live the life I want to live without the issue of weight (lose enough to not feel so much knee and back pain) and immobility to contend with! I retired from 30 years as a RN on December 29, 2018. I have many, many little goals in retirement and now that I have started to lose a little weight, my mind has gone berserk. I'm returning to my bucket list. adding things I thought were gone from my future. Bucket list: Learn to scuba dive Scuba dive in Belize or somewhere with great dives Learn to fence (swords) Work trip to Thailand~ DONE FEB. 2019!!! Kayak more places

Member Since: 4/6/2008

Fitness Minutes: 59,583

My Goals:
Long Range GOALS:
Set a goal of 70lbs by my 70th Birthday (November 2019) I think 70 might be too much but we will see how I feel as I get closer.

Short term Goals: Expand the foods I eat, try new healthy items, eat everything sensibly, log all intake and keep calories and macros within ranges set.
Be more discipline and consistent with activity levels. Add one exercise class a week to my current activities. Weight lift 2X's a week. Cardio 6X's a week.
increasing both length of cardio and weight lifted

My Program:
Beck Diet Solution

In a nutshell,
Eat everything in moderation.
Be mindful when eating.

Personal Information:
I live just outside of Chicago, with my 2 grown sons. Retirement is fun and for entertainment I, gardening, ride my bike, kayak and just about anything outdoors. I exercise at home and the gym, love to cook (hence the weight issue), doing home repairs and decorating. I am always up for travel and going out to a variety of activities with friends and family .

Other Information:
I'm a Chicago Blackhawks fan. When I refer to HOSSA, it is not the actual hockey player but my German Shepherd dog...a poor substitute. LOL

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  • v no profile image WRITER28
    Thanks so much for your comment on my page. I'm hoping to see more improvement in the coming months. I read your page and added you to my friends. Keep up the work with your son at the gym!

    4121 days ago
    Glad to hear that your feeling better :-)
    We have had summer, spring and winter all at once today. Typical.
    I took a tip from Velles sparkpage and set myself an excerise goal for this week. So far it is working wonders.
    I did get around to weighing my portions and it did help.
    I'm on lesson 2 now and I'm too hot this planning idea. I know it would probably be good for me, but it isn't my forte.

    Last year I lost my Uncle to heart disease. He had just turned 49 the day before. He didn't get any warnings. No blood pressure or Cholesterol. He joined the gym the week before he died.
    So I'd love to see my family become more heart friendly, the Irish genes aren't on our side.
    I have started tracking my Dads weight too and he lost 3 lbs this week. So I'm chuffed about that.
    I've told him I'll bring him to NYC if he can lose 35lbs by September.

    Keep up the good work!

    4220 days ago
    I love the tats. Especially the Celtic C.
    I have a feeling it was painful to get the rose though.

    How are you keeping?
    4220 days ago
  • v KIERAE
    Thanks for the compliment on the tats. I love the matching tats you got with your son - what a great idea! My son actually loved my phoenix so he has his version being done on his lower leg right now.
    4223 days ago
  • v SHORTY_G
    Hey sweet tattoos!!! Love the matching tats with your son!
    4223 days ago