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I am trying to make the best of each day the Lord has given me. My body is the temple of the Lord, and therefore it is my duty to keep myself healthy and more able to do the things He commands me to do. I want to be able to live a long healthy life to be able to enjoy by family and to enjoy doing things with my wonderful grandchildren.
The person who really wants to do something finds a way; the other person finds an excuse.
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Member Since: 5/2/2012

Fitness Minutes: 33,902

My Goals:
Lose 5% of my weight to lower blood pressure.
Gain more energy.
Plan a diet based on foods for hypothyroidism.
Be more consistent in exercise. Doing at least 30 minutes daily.

My Program:
1. Participate in the Spring 5% Challenge.
2.Track food daily and stay within SP guidelines.
3. Pilates and walking.
4. I try to walk 10,000 steps each day.
5. I focus more on how much better I feel than how much I have lost.
6. Working to add muscle and tone my arms. Do strength training twice a week.

Exercise plan for Spring 5% Challenge:
30 minutes cardio 4 days a week. Cardio will be walking or exercise videos.
Strength training 2 times a week.
Pilates 3 days a week.

7. Diet will be eating in moderation and tracking to make sure calories are in range.
8. Get 8 glasses water daily.

Personal Information:
I live on the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee. I have 6 grandchildren and 7 step grandchildren. I enjoy reading, crocheting, cooking, and gardening, and being with family. I enjoy living where we can enjoy the 4 seasons and the different beauties each one brings. I live on a small farm in a very rural area. We have some angus cows, some goats, and a doberman who thinks she is the boss. I am a retired school teacher having taught kindergarten the last several years.

Other Information:
I went skydiving for my 72nd birthday. Would love to do again.
I have no support at home and rely on Spark Friends for encouragement and support.

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  • v 1965KAREN
    Thank you for my spark goodie. I really appreciate all of your help. Hope I can be there for you too! emoticon
    25 days ago
    Thanks for the blog love!

    Peace & Love,
    43 days ago
  • v JF4009
    Greeting, Busy Bee. Thanks for being a leader of our group! Your efforts are appreciated. It hasn't been the best challenge for me, but I did read a good book (I think it was called The End of Overeating or something like that) and it was very informative. Have a great weekend!
    48 days ago
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    Most days eating 3 meals isn't a problem then there are days that I'm just not hungry at mealtime especially lunch. That's when I usually make myself a smoothie.
    I have enjoyed being clustermates with y'all. I hope everyone had a successful challenge. I won't make my 5% but working on ending challenge with a loss.
    52 days ago
  • v JF4009
    Hello Busy Bee. This week's challenge is to provide tips on eating 3 meals per day. That isn't a problem for me! I know that my body doesn't do well when I don't eat three meals per day. Do you struggle to eat three meals per day? I'm glad to see that this week's challenge is freggies. I just purchase some pre-cut and pre-cleaned fruits and veggies so this shouldn't be a challenge for me. I hope you have a great Sunday and great rest of the week! Julie
    54 days ago
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