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Proud to be a Teddy Bear AND a Pink Flamingo. GO TEAMS!!!

My goal for the 5% Summer Challenge and the Biggest Loser Summer Challenge is to be binge free.

Teddy Bears and Flamingos do have something in common...….ME!!!



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Just entered the retirement phase of my life and am realizing that I can no longer use the excuse of not having enough time to take care of my health. Long ways to go but I'm ok with taking it one day at a time.
I'm a Teddy Bear on the 5% Challenge and a Pink Flamingo on the Biggest Loser. I figure with two intense awesome teams motivating me, I have no choice but to get healthy!!! I want to see what I can be when I don't give up.

Member Since: 1/2/2018

Fitness Minutes: 9,887

My Goals:
To get to a healthy weight where I will have more energy and stamina. My long range goal is to drop around 50 pounds and get rid of my blood pressure medicine at the same time. So many health issues are weight related and are a result of the poor choices I've made. Time for improvement.

My short range goal is to lose 7% of my current weight by the end of March.I DID IT!!! That works out to 1.15 lbs a week which is very reasonable. I plan on going from 205 to 191 pounds by the end of March.I DID IT!! To achieve this, I am tracking my meals and eating healthy around 1200 calories per day. I'm getting some form of exercise 20 minutes each day and charting it on a monthly calendar so I have visual motivation. This is my journey to a healthier lifestyle that I can easily live with and be happy. I made my first 7% and with the help of the Teddy Bears and the Pink Flamingos, I'm going to keep getting healthier.

My Program:
Food plan: track my meal plan every morning using Sparks tracker and keeping within my calorie range and balancing my food within all the nutrient ranges
Exercise plan:
1. Brisk walk 30 minutes daily
2. Upper body ST two times a week
3. Lower body ST two times a week
4. Stationary bike every other day for knee therapy
MY GOAL is to drop 1 pound per week

Personal Information:
I'm 62 yrs old and a widow. I'm a morning person and I love being outside early in the morning to welcome the sun coming over the mountains. Love living in rural America away from the hustle and bustle of life. Love riding my Harley. Love working in my yard. Love my cats. Yes, I'm the weird cat lady that lives down the

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Food is my best friend......guess I need to be more picky about my friends if I want to get healthy.

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  • v OLDSKOOL556
    emoticon Good morning! hope your Saturday is going well,here good, drinking my water emoticon did my workouts emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon and getting my daily fruits & veggies in emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon enjoy your day stay cool & relax when can emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon 🌟🌠Keep Sparking!🌠🌟 emoticon emoticon emoticon
    7 hours ago
  • v PEPSAB
    emoticon Good Morning emoticon
    We have sunshine this morning. We didn't get the rains yesterday either. There is an odd little back eddy of weather here. We often don't get what is predicted. The family shows up later this afternoon. I am looking forward to seeing them. The down side of company is I am up a bit from last week's company and now we have people, fun and food again. Pretty sure this week will be a gain. Oh well, I can't have family, food and fun for free.
    Hopefully the rain stops and you can get out and enjoy your day. Have a good one.

    9 hours ago
  • v CATE195
    Thank you for the anniversary wishes on my page. Have a great day!
    12 hours ago
    Motivation is literally the desire to do things. It's the difference between waking up before dawn to pound the pavement and lazing around the house all day. It's the crucial element in setting and attaining goals—and research shows you can influence your own levels of motivation and self-control. So figure out what you want, power through the pain period, and start being who you want to be. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    21 hours ago
    Congratulations on your weight loss in Week 2. You were one of the Top 3 in Weight loss, and you were the highest point winner in the fun challenge~~step challenge this week. Your putting in a lot of work and effort, and it is paying off. Way to go fantastic Pink Flamingo! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    22 hours ago
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