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8/5/17 5:47 P

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Welcome to the team!

Vanessa

"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort." Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
Confucius

"God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference." ?


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7/17/17 3:39 P

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Welcome to the team!

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My 5% goal

Current Weight 219
Target Weight 208
By When: March 3, 2018


Winter 5% Challenge Plan
MINIMUM 10 active minutes daily
Full Body strength training 3x a week
Only eat when hungry.
Drink that water!!!

EL for Winter 2018 5% Challenge Weight Warriors

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7/17/17 3:37 P

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Welcome! there is also a chair exercise team. It sounds like chair exercises are for you, some exercises can also be modified and done on a bed, if you have problems getting up from the floor. Start with 10 minutes and you will be surprised how quickly it increases! Good luck!

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7/17/17 3:21 P

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KS,

My goodness, you've been through the mill and then some. Well, girl, you're not alone! I have been through the mill also. Not in all the aspects you were because I have never been married, but I do have my battle scars.

This is a wonderful team to be a part of and I am, I guess you could say, the resident cheerleader! emoticon I will do what I choose to do to help me, but I would not leave anyone behind that doesn't want to be left behind. I will HOLLER, SCREAM, and SHOUT to get not only me but you to where you want to be. We all should choose to get God's Temple in Divine Order.

The only thing left for you to do is pick what you want to start with for your 10-minute exercise. I know you're competitive and you will push the limit, as far as your body will let you, but please be careful and just listen to your body, as it knows when to proceed and when to have a down day.

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Edited by: CARMACHAMELEON at: 7/17/2017 (16:54)
Philippians 4:13 ~ I can do all things through Christ, who gives me strength!

1 Corinthians 10:31 ~ So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God!

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Hi Everybody-

I'm new here, hoping to make exercise part of my daily routine. I'm 68, and exercise used to be a big part of my life. I was a competitive swimmer, and later was a gymnastics coach with my husband. I had my 2 kids, and life was great.

Later on, I was diagnosed with lupus and fibromyalgia. I did my best to keep up the healthy eating and exercise. A while after that, in a 5 year span, both of my parents died, my husband left us (after 20 years decided didn't want to be married anymore, but ended up marrying a co-worker of his and they have 1 child), and I was diagnosed with breast cancer. After 3 surgeries I ended up with a radical mastectomy and the removal of my right breast and all the chest muscles on the right side. It was very difficult dealing with that while raising my 2 kids (who were great during that time). It was a long healing process, but I did heal. A few years after that, I developed lymphedema in my right arm. I still tried to keep active, but because of the chemo and other meds I've been on, the weight started creeping up, and kept going up. In 2009 I fell and hit my head on a cement floor, and sustained a TBI (traumatic brain injury). I have a lot of problem from that, especially balance issues and dizziness, which my neuro. said are most likely permanent. I am just at the point where I can start doing exercises, especially walking. My balance issues and dizziness are caused by a problem with the connections between my eyes and my brain. Often, when I see things moving in front of me, like a train, cars or leaves fluttering on a tree, I get dizzy. It's only recently that I've decided to start exercising (moving my head quickly also gets me dizzy) and walking. I decided I just had to do it and deal with the problems when they turned up.

My oncologist (I'm still on maintenance chemo) arranged for me to see a nutritionist who changed my diet, got me away from sugar and other unhealthy stuff. So far I've lost 12 pounds and I feel great about that (I'll feel better when I can actually see changes in my clothes size!) So now I want to start slowly getting back into exercise, and this team seemed to be a good and safe way to do that. I hope I'll be able to make this part of my daily schedule and I know I'll feel good about it. My problem is actually starting the exercise-once I've started doing the actual exercise, whatever it is, then I'm fine. So I hope I'm successful at this. (Sorry this introduction got so long).

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