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Get started as if you are motivated. Pretend. And the motivation will come!

Member Since: 7/29/2007

Fitness Minutes: 143,257

My Goals:
I would like to lose about 25 lbs. However, I do not want to focus on the number.

1. Eat a more plant based diet.
2. Eat more fiber - over 35 grams per day
3. Move every day

My Program:
Spring 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment (2019)

Strength Training and yoga Mon/Wed/Fri for 30 minutes each

Swim - 30/40 minutes one day a week. (Normally on Thursday)

Walk/Jog - Walk Jog on Tuesday and Sunday

Saturday - active rest day

5% Spring Challenge Nutritional Plan (I hate the word diet)

Eat a plant based diet incorporating as many fruits and vegetables as I can.
Try to get my protein in the upper ranges set by Sparkpeople.
Try to be in the 30-40 gram range for fiber.
Try to stay in the calorie range calculated by SparkPeople to meet my goal and hopefully lose weight.

Spring 5% Challenge - won Biggest Loser on the Awesome A Team.

5% Summer Challenge (2019) Exercise Commitment

Aim for 60 minutes of weight bearing exercise per day per doctor's instructions.
Swim one day a week, usually Thursday.

5% Summer Challenge Nutritional Plan

Incorporate more calcium rich foods into diet per doctor's instructions.

Personal Information:
I am 58 this year. Five years ago I had a hysterectomy and four years ago I had knee surgery. I have put on some pounds. I do believe that the hysterectomy has thrown all I know about eating and weight loss out the window. What I used to do in not working anymore.

I work as an accountant in a CPA office so much of my day is sitting in a chair. As I get older I have noticed more aches and pains. As I age I want to be active so I can travel and enjoy life. My parents are home bound and I can see their struggles. I do not want that for myself.

Other Information:
I have two dogs. Corkie and Maximus.

I am married to a retired firefighter. We have been together 36 years.

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    Happy Monday! Be Awesome! Create a beautiful day and week. I believe in you.
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    I want to be like the Sunflower, so even on the darkest of days I will stand tall and find the sunlight..and then share my light with others...

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    Have a blessed day..

    13 days ago
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    The Sun is a daily reminder we can rise again from the darkness.
    That we to, can shine our own light.
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    "Remember , you're the only one who can fill the world with sunshine."

    Have a wonderful day.
    14 days ago
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    Happiness is letting go of what you assume life is supposed to look like right now and sincerely appreciating everything that it is. At the end of the day, before you close your eyes ..smile and be at peace with where you have been and grateful for what you have. Life is good..not perfect..but good.

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    23 days ago
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    Thanks for celebrating with me on my Capital A Day! You are a role model indeed!
    31 days ago
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