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10/31/18 1:57 P

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Also Just joined is it to late?
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10/29/18 4:24 P

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I just joined, but is to late for the fall challenge?

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10/8/18 7:52 P

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Nick Name Andy
real name: Amanda
walking buddy: 11-year Cole (furry baby)
weigh 401 now 10/8/18
starting today
Fresno, Ca
walk in the mall every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, yoga in the morning, and physical therapy in the evening. I am disabled so the weight is a big problem at times. I hope by the New year to be at least 20lbs lighter. if I make a mistake please tell me I am new to SP.



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10/6/18 7:34 A

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What is your name or nick name? My name is Barb.

What do you like to do for fun? I like to walk, crochet and go to craft shows for fun

What diet are you following? Sparkpeople nutritional guidelines using foods with ingredient lists that look like a recipe I could make in my kitchen (avoiding processed foods). I am also trying to cut back on my sugar intake this time around.

What is your favorite exercise? My favorite exercise is walking.

Do you have a personal challenge you are dealing this season? I can't think of anything this season

If you did a previous 5% Challenge tell us about it.

2 random fun facts about you?
1. I have always wanted to go for a hot air balloon ride.
2. I grew up in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

Anything else you would like to share? I can't wait for the challenge to start.


Southeast Michigan - Eastern


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10/5/18 5:20 P

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What is your name or nick name? Angie

What do you like to do for fun? playing the harp, singing in choir, walking, riding my bicycle, swimming, kayaking, playing cards, watching movies and playing the piano. I also research family history form time to time.

What diet are you following? None. Tracking in SparkPeople.

What is your favorite exercise? Yoga, chair yoga, step aerobics, swimming, walking

Do you have a personal challenge you are dealing this season?Have started a new job 9 weeks ago.

If you did a previous 5% Challenge tell us about it. I have joined the 5% challenge from time-to-time

2 random fun facts about you?I was born in Joplin, MO home of Price is Right game show host Bob Barker.

Anything else you would like to share? I hope to be like Sharon and check in to SP every day! My longest streak was 90 days. She has done g-r-r-eat!

Angie
Spring 5% Challenge 2020 --Team: Weight Warriors
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10/5/18 3:12 P

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What is your name or nick name? Sharon

What do you like to do for fun? Quilting, Woodworking, Gardening, Reading

What diet are you following? None. Tracking in SparkPeople, trying to hit all the calorie and nutrition ranges they've set up for me.

What is your favorite exercise? Walking

Do you have a personal challenge you are dealing this season? None other than getting back into the swing of SparkPeople. I stopped tracking food last November, and the weight is creeping back on.

If you did a previous 5% Challenge tell us about it. This is my first time.

2 random fun facts about you? I am the "well-adjusted middle child" - #4 of 7 kids. I have a 549-day streak checking in with SparkPeople! (Haven't been tracking food, but I do the trivia questions, read the community posts, participate in various walking and nutrition challenges, spin the wheels, etc.)

Anything else you would like to share? I'm excited to join this challenge! I think not wanting to let down my team mates might be great motivation for me to stay focused.

Sharon

Hillsboro, Oregon
Pacific Time Zone


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10/4/18 5:50 P

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What is your name or nick name? Fran
What do you like to do for fun? walking spark time coloring
What diet are you following? just eating healthy, between 1300 and 1000 cal , and tracking
What is your favorite exercise? walking my dog and dancing in the living room

Do you have a personal challenge you are dealing this season? staying on track not letting silly eating knock me off the trail

If you did a previous 5% Challenge yes several they are what keep me pushing to the finish to do a better each challenge.

2 random fun facts about you? I have a fun loving fury buddie who gets me out walking on days I feel like getting dressed

Anything else you would like to share? enjoy traveling to visit my brother in the Denver
sharing quotes with my team mates


Fran
live in Spokane Wash
standard time zone
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several fun spark teams cheering each other on to the finish


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10/4/18 1:55 P

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What is your name or nick name?
Donna

What do you like to do for fun?
Playing with my dog, playing games on my phone or lap top

What diet are you following?
Low carb

What is your favorite exercise?
Walking

Do you have a personal challenge you are dealing this season?
getting up and DOING things like cleaning, exercise, etc.

If you did a previous 5% Challenge tell us about it.
I was a Starfish.

2 random fun facts about you?
I like to make ppl laugh
I'm a goofball at times


Anything else you would like to share?
Jehovah's Witness


Donna

Louisiana

Central Time

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Think about why you started.

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10/4/18 3:18 A

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What is your name or nick name?
Christopher

What do you like to do for fun?
Kayak .. Woodworking .. Cycling

What diet are you following?
Just a low-fat high protein no processed sugar

What is your favorite exercise?
Kayak!

Do you have a personal challenge you are dealing this season?
I am fat .. I hate being fat and I hurt deeply when people tell me I am ugly
(I am ugly .. but people don't have to say/write it)

If you did a previous 5% Challenge tell us about it.
I was a Clover last challenge!

2 random fun facts about you?
1. I like to clean house.. sweep .. dust .. vacuum .. dishes .. laundry
2. I love to learn new things!

Anything else you would like to share?
I am Deaf

Christopher

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JUNGLEGIRL8's Photo JUNGLEGIRL8 Posts: 562
10/3/18 7:09 P

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Name = Sheila

For fun = Enjoy going to plays, live theatre and music events. Like to read.

Diet = Bright Line Eating - no flour, no sugar, 3 portioned meals/day with no snacks

Exercise = enjoy walking, especially in nature on a sunny, cool day

Personal challenge = I started eating this way on Jan 30 & have lost 64 lbs. :)
I am 11 lbs away from a normal BMI. Its been many years since I have been in that weight range. I am hopeful I will get there & even more importantly, maintain my weight loss.

First time to do 5% challenge.

Random fun fact - I have a terrible voice but like to sing in the car (by myself, of course!). Id like to be reincarnated as a female soul singer with a powerful voice. Also - I like hats.

Looking forward to this experience. Im not particularly tech-savvy, so please let me know if I post something incorrectly or in the wrong place!

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10/3/18 6:27 P

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What is your name or nick name? Heather

What do you like to do for fun? Swimming, walking, some knitting and quilting

What diet are you following? Healthy eating - currently using Beach Body meal plan

What is your favorite exercise? Swimming and zumba dancing

Do you have a personal challenge you are dealing this season? Stressful work and family situation right now

If you did a previous 5% Challenge tell us about it. First time

Two random fun facts about me: I love to go to haunted locations and investigate paranormal - I go several times a year.

Anything else you would like to share? I have a husband of over 20 years and we live with our 6 year old Golden Retriever (Rocket) and our 8 year old calico cat (Sasha) in Southwestern Ontario.


Eastern Standard Time

Find a bit of beauty in the world today. Share it. If you can't find it, create it. Some days this may be hard to do. Persevere. - Lisa Bonchek Adams


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10/2/18 12:42 P

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What is your name or nick name? Rebecca

What do you like to do for fun? Hiking and dancing but I don't get to do much of either anymore.

What diet are you following? I have cut out sugar and some carbs. I use to drink at least 4-5 pops a day and ate candy and junk food for meals. I have lost 15lbs I a month just doing this.

What is your favorite exercise? I don't have any right now. I'm so overweight and out of shape that everything winds me.

Do you have a personal challenge you are dealing this season? blood pressure

If you did a previous 5% Challenge tell us about it. This is my first

Two random fun facts about me: I live I Colorado where the hiking is amazing but I don't really have anyone to push me to go hiking and I use to be very athletic until I had kids got divorced and started gaining weight.

Anything else you would like to share? I've been on Sparkpeople quite a bit but haven't taken advantage of everything it has to offer and hoping that this challenge will help with that.

Rebecca
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10/1/18 1:37 P

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My name is Christine and Jesus is my best friend. I am single and was never blessed with children but was blessed with a big wonderful family and some great friends. emoticon

I enjoy crochet, quilt making, reading, travel and anything to do with water. Boating, swimming or just sitting by the lake and watching sunsets. emoticon

My WOE is low carb. I too am just trying to eat healthier and exercise more.

I like to walk, swim and dance (mostly around the house..lol

I set my tracker to small 20 pound goals and this seems to motivate me more. The smaller goals are not as overwhelming as a total is and I see progress as the tracker moves further, faster...lol

I have done 2 previous challenges, and 2 in-between challenges and have lost weight during all of them. emoticon

I love to fly, travel and explore but am always happiest at home. I stay content with my work and making quilts and afghans for family and friends and enjoy every minute I get to spend with both. emoticon

I am looking forward to rejoining my warrior family again and meeting our new warriors.. We Are Warrior Strong!! God Bless us all on our journeys. emoticon


Christine

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10/1/18 10:25 A

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What is your name or nick name? Kathy

What do you like to do for fun? My fun and my favorite exercise are the same. I like to bicycle on biking trails suitable for road bikes and on quiet country roads. I also love animals and have a German Shepherd (Adrianne), 2 horses (Phil and Gus) who are pasture ornaments right now, and a cockatiel (Danny). I enjoy caring for them, grooming/brushing, talking to them. My husband and I like to take drives in the country, go to movies, and sometimes bike together.

What diet are you following? I count calories

What is your favorite exercise? As above, biking.

Do you have a personal challenge you are dealing this season?

If you did a previous 5% Challenge tell us about it. This is my 3rd 5% Challenge. Each time I have learned new habits, met new people. The Challenges have kept me honest and motivated. I got to land the plane once. That was exciting.

2 random fun facts about you? 1. I live in Florida, but I am a loyal West Virginian. 2. I like to know who won the college football games, but only enjoy watching games where I dont care who wins or when my team (WVU Mountaineers or FSU Seminoles) is way ahead.

Anything else you would like to share? I hit my 90# lost mile post this week and expect to hit the 100# lost during this challenge. This weekend while biking I could really feel that I am getting stronger.


Kathy
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ANNEBOO's Photo ANNEBOO Posts: 3,860
10/1/18 2:41 A

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Come and tell us a little about you!

What is your name or nick name? Annette called Annie

What do you like to do for fun? Spend timme with friends/ good communication

What diet are you following? I eat everything. Counting calories in vs calories out

What is your favorite exercise? Walking and sant to get into Strength training

Do you have a personal challenge you are dealing this season? Bad knees

If you did a previous 5% Challenge tell us about it. This is my first !

Two random fun facts about me: have 2 cats, bob Marley and macey grey
Im a Swede at birth but American at heart

Anything else you would like to share? Im straight forward and appreciate people being the same 😊


Annie
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9/29/18 5:02 P

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A little about me--

What is your name or nick name? Jonnie

What do you like to do for fun? Travel, walk, Yoga, read, have lunch with friends.

What diet are you following? I am currently following a diet limiting white carbs and sweets as well as portion control along with intermittent fasting.

What is your favorite exercise? Walking and yoga

Do you have a personal challenge you are dealing this season? Keeping the weight off while traveling.

If you did a previous 5% Challenge tell us about it. My first 5% Challenge was Fall, 2011 and I have participated in them sequentially ever since, often as a leader. I started as an Awesome A, but then changed to the Teddy Bears and continued with them until I finally took a break this year. I usually attain my 5% goal and attribute maintaining my goal weight to participation in the 5% Challenges. I've got my usual 7 lbs to lose again for this challenge, and I am confident I will do it.

Two random fun facts about me: I am passionate about travel. I just returned from an awesome 14-day trip to Australia. The big challenge was the 21-hour plane ride.

Anything else you would like to share? I intend to do 10,000+ steps daily during this challenge. :)

Jonnie

EST (GMT Feb & March)

If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right.
~Henry Ford

Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.
~Kate Moss
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9/28/18 11:02 P

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Come and tell us a little about you!

What is your name or nick name? Barbara, aka Barbie

What do you like to do for fun? Walk with my 4-legged friend, yoga, read, knit, and spend time with friends.

What diet are you following? I am currently following a diet limiting white carbs and sweets as well as portion control.

What is your favorite exercise? Walking and yoga

Do you have a personal challenge you are dealing this season? My current challenge is getting into a strength training program. I am struggling with when to fit it in and avoiding pain. I am also continuing to struggle with getting the scale to move which is challenging due to some medications I am on.

If you did a previous 5% Challenge tell us about it. I have lost count of how many 5% challenges I have done. I did several as an Awesome A and have also done several as a Shooting Star. It seems that I continue to end the challenges at or about the same weight that I began the challenge at. However, I really enjoy the support and accountability provided with the challenges.

Two random fun facts about me: I enjoy creating cards to send to family and friends. I have a 4-legged friend who is my walking partner named Marv.

Anything else you would like to share? I have stomach issues which makes it challenging to find the best way of eating for me.


Barbara (Oregon/Pacific Time)
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9/28/18 6:41 P

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Come and tell us a little about you!

What is your name or nick name? Nancy

What do you like to do for fun? Read, knit, sew, exercise, watch foreign language mysteries

What diet are you following? My husband and I are trying to follow a Mediterranean diet.

What is your favorite exercise? Running which I have to alternate with walking since I have foot and ankle issues.

Do you have a personal challenge you are dealing this season? I am having a hard time making myself do strength training, especially because we travel and I don't like working out at home or in a motel room.

If you did a previous 5% Challenge tell us about it. This will be my 6th challenge; I lost the most weight with the first, but I'm hooked on the support and accountability.

2 random fun facts about you? I love hanging clothes outdoors on a clothesline, and I love ironing.

Anything else you would like to share? I struggle with colitis flare-ups, and have to avoid many healthful fruits and vegetables because they are triggers. So that makes low calorie eating especially challenging.


NancyPauline
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9/28/18 2:32 P

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Come and tell us a little about you!

What is your name or nick name? Dawna is my given name, but all my life I have been called by family and friends as dazzy.

What do you like to do for fun?Pretty much any craft, read, movies, photography, write, listen and play music

What diet are you following? No particular diet, just watching/limiting intake.

What is your favorite exercise?Without question, dancing!

Do you have a personal challenge you are dealing this season? Due to progressively worsening back problems, I am very limited in both the type and duration of exercise that I can do.

If you did a previous 5% Challenge tell us about it.I am a newbie here. A friend invited me to try it.

2 random fun facts about you? I used to play the saxophone professionally to pay my way through college. Each week, I do my fingernails in some artsy new way.

Anything else you would like to share?I am looking forward to this challenge. Let's get started!

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9/26/18 12:56 A

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Come and tell us a little about you!

What is your name or nick name? Carol

What do you like to do for fun? Walk, hike, spend time with family and friends

What diet are you following? No particular one. Just trying to stay in my calorie range and balance macros.

What is your favorite exercise? Resistance weights, walking, and Zumba

Do you have a personal challenge you are dealing this season? Recovering from a fractured clavicle

If you did a previous 5% Challenge tell us about it. This is my first, and I'm a little confused about picking teams. How do I go about that?

2 random fun facts about you? I'm a retired teacher, and I spent a week backpacking and hiking the Appalachian Trail with my son and dil.

Anything else you would like to share? I'm eager to begin the challenge, and would appreciate any help that you're willing to offer. Not sure what I'm doing, but would love to join the rest of you and lose some weight.


Carol
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9/24/18 2:25 P

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What is your name or nick name? My name is Susanne

What do you like to do for fun? Walk, read and do puzzles - I also like to travel - a lot.

What diet are you following? Nothing special but that should really change

What is your favorite exercise? anything in water

Do you have a personal challenge you are dealing this season? Get in onderland and stay there.

If you did a previous 5% Challenge tell us about it. I have been doing the 5% challenges for about 2 years.

2 random fun facts about you?

Anything else you would like to share?

Susanne
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JUDITHANNIE's Photo JUDITHANNIE Posts: 3,410
9/24/18 9:19 A

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Nick name flub given name Judy
Love to read and play games on my tablet
No special diet just track what I eat and stay within the calories they recommend
Have been pretty sick so don't really have a favorite one. Used to be walking
Just to lose weight and keep me on track
I love life have had some challenges but hope to overcome them.
Am a snowbird. Michigan and Florida and love it.

Edited by: JUDITHANNIE at: 9/24/2018 (09:20)
I love Spark people they are always there for me .
Enjoying life. God has been good to me.


EST Michigan and Florida


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PAMBACH's Photo PAMBACH Posts: 4,122
9/23/18 5:23 P

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Come and tell us a little about you!

What is your name or nick name? Pam

What do you like to do for fun? Reading. Internet games.

What diet are you following? I try not to eat processed foods. I stay in the 1500 to 2000 calorie range. Requires a lot of cooking and prep.

What is your favorite exercise? Yoga

Do you have a personal challenge you are dealing this season?
I find it difficult to drink enough water when it turns colder. I have been in maintenance for two years but need to lose five pounds that I gained back.

2 random fun facts about you?
I love to clean and organize. It is my thing. I have a great sense of humor, I am a funny girl.

Anything else you would like to share? I want to get the five pounds off by October26th for my mother-in-law's 80th birthday party!


Edited by: PAMBACH at: 9/23/2018 (17:26)
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9/23/18 5:17 P

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Come and tell us a little about you!

What is your name or nick name? Jennifer

What do you like to do for fun? Read. Play on the internet and hangout with my boyfriend

What diet are you following? I am following the Spark People 1200-1500 calories.

What is your favorite exercise? Elliptical and weight training.

Do you have a personal challenge you are dealing this season? When I get stressed I stop working out and my diet and healthy eating goes down the drain.


2 random fun facts about you? I am a manager of a large animal hospital. I love to organize things. I find it soothing.

I'm looking for friends to help motivate and be held accountable.

"LIFE IS TOUGH DARLING BUT SO ARE YOU"
"WAG MORE BARK LESS"


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JUDY535's Photo JUDY535 Posts: 384
9/23/18 12:52 P

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Come and tell us a little about you!

What is your name or nick name? Judy

What do you like to do for fun? I like to quilt, knit, read and do yoga.

What diet are you following? I am following the Spark People 1200-1500 calories.

What is your favorite exercise? Yoga and my stationary bike.

Do you have a personal challenge you are dealing this season? I'd like to loose weight so I look nice at my grandddaughter's wedding next summer.

If you did a previous 5% Challenge tell us about it. I did the summer challenge. I started out strong and then got sick and was unable to finish. I am feeling better now and hope to be a "Shooting Star" once again.

2 random fun facts about you? I like to cook and try new recipes and my oldest Granddaughter is getting married next July.

Anything else you would like to share? I'm just looking forward to starting the challenge and finishing it healthy.



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Come and tell us a little about you!

What is your name or nick name? Amy

What do you like to do for fun? I like to color in adult coloring books, play games on the computer. volunteer my time at cancer charity events and I like to emroider

What diet are you following? I was doing the Sparkpeople Diabetic plan, I have made my own eating plan based off of it.

What is your favorite exercise? I love strength training with resistance bands

Do you have a personal challenge you are dealing this season? I would love to lose most of my belly and bust weight in these 2 months.

If you did a previous 5% Challenge tell us about it.

2 random fun facts about you? I love to learn at least 1 new thing everyday and I surround myself with nature on my walks/

Anything else you would like to share? looking forward to the challenge.


Amy
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Leader of Managing Diabetes Group!
WL of The Awesome A Team~~ 5% Winter Challenge

My past has not defined me, destroyed me, deterred me, or defeated me; it has only strengthened me!

Do what you LOVE....LOVE what you do!

The BODY achieves what the MIND believes!

If it doesn't CHALLENGE you, it won't CHANGE you!

LEARN something new EVERYDAY!

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9/22/18 5:18 P

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What is your name or nick name? Comebackkid12, Geraldine

What do you like to do for fun?

I love love to write. Especially the blogs or posts and all the responses.

What diet are you following?

Low G.I. Diet, never been diabetic and i'm not and the DASH diet, don't have high blood pressure. A dr recommended the G.I Diet and my dad has HBP. I had high cholesterol with my blood test last year, not necessarily borderline cholesterol, dr not too concerned but i just have to eat a low-fat diet. Still i don't like the sound of that. I need to get on this challenge to prep me for my next physical, in 6 mos.

What is your favorite exercise?
Deep water aerobics but have had Atopic Dermatitis. putting that on hold. I am doing step aerobics provided the music is good, i get into it. I like the elliptical more. Spinning is good too, but impact activities are better for my hips. I like doing my body weight exercises which are my Physical Therapy exercises given to me years ago. when i do my cardio and those, i get toned and lose weight pretty good.

Do you have a personal challenge you are dealing this season?
Yes, boredom and junk food eating. If the junk food is out of the house and i have substituted healthy foods, make sure i update my music/list on my mp3, get my goal in on my Fitbit most days of the week, i'm okay. I am in remission with my Atopic Dermatitis so i'll have to watch that as well.

If you did a previous 5% Challenge tell us about it. Yes, I joined the Walkers Runners Joggers and Gadgeteers and the Teddy Bears! Loved both. This time around, I need to be extra diligent.

2 random fun facts about you? I have a silly sense of humor! And If it's a healthy recipe, well i'll try a crack at it and make it. I'm looking into more and different salad dressings now and different salad combinations.

Anything else you would like to share? Just when you think you've got it all figured out with weight loss, you haven't. I'm making a comeback this time around and I need to push myself now that summer has been over.

"All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them." Walt Disney

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What is your name or nick name? Jen

What do you like to do for fun? Being with my family.

What diet are you following? 80/20 good versus splurge, includes less junk more healthy food choices.

What is your favorite exercise? Walking and exercise videos.

Do you have a personal challenge you are dealing this season? Make progress in the right direction, since I gained all the weight back that I lost I dont want to do that again.

If you did a previous 5% Challenge tell us about it. I've did many since 2015. But I haven't done one since 2017.

2 random fun facts about you? I love to decorate cakes and take pictures especially my kids.

Anything else you would like to share? I'm looking forward to the challenge to get me back on track, looking forward to meeting new people and making new friends.

Jen, Michigan (Eastern Time Zone)

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What is your name or nick name? MaryAnn It is a combination of my grandmother first names.

What do you like to do for fun?
My most favorite thing to do is to visit my 6 year old grandson in Phoenix. I try to see him along with his mom and dad at least once a month. I am lucky that I am retired and can visit them regularly.

My most second favorite thing to do is to travel both close and far. I love visiting different places in the US. I live in California so there are a lot of states to the east. Europe is fun but those trips only happen every 3 or 4 years.

What diet are you following? I follow a Mediteranean Diet although desserts and sugar are my downfall. I do try to stay away as much as possible and keep very little sweets in the house. However the sweet peaches of summer always encourage me to bring out my pie shells.

What is your favorite exercise? I do Tai Chi for balance 3 times a week, try to walk 2 miles a couple of times each week. I have been working with a trainer twice a month for the past few months to get back to doing a strength training routine without hurting myself. And I started water aerobics in May and really enjoy it.

Do you have a personal challenge you are dealing this season? Several family vacations and I have added 6 very stubborn pounds. I want to get them off before the Holidays arrive.

If you did a previous 5% Challenge tell us about it. I have been doing the 5% Challenge as a Casual Traveler for several years now and really find that it helps my motivation and commitment. This Fall Challenge I am going to be the Leader

2 random fun facts about you?
I love mystery stories and go to the used bookstores in the area looking for authors I have not read. Scary movies give me nightmares so I do not watch anything with too much action before I go to bed.

Anything else you would like to share?
I am lucky to live near a beach and love walking down to watch the waves.


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What is your name or nick name? Maryanne- spark name-Famolly43

What do you like to do for fun? Crochet, read, crafts

What diet are you following? Whole foods, decreased calories, vegetarian

What is your favorite exercise? Kickboxing, spinning,

Do you have a personal challenge you are dealing this season? College admissions with my youngest!

If you did a previous 5% Challenge tell us about it. I'm embarrassed to say I never lost 5% but really trying this time.

2 random fun facts about you? Hobby cake decorator, frustrated dancer-love to dance but have 2 left feet.

Anything else you would like to share? Looking for motivation and inspiration.



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Five Percent Challenges and their many teams rock!

If it were not for these many wonderful challenges that inspire us to stay active both with mind and body, I would probably be 200 pounds overweight right now. Instead, as of this writing, I am entering my 33rd challenge with a team that rocks, with only 28 pounds away from a healthy BMI -- and only 2.25 lbs away from the infamous ONEDERLAND. I hope to not only get back into Onderland, but stay there this time. I credit Weight Watchers and these spectacular SparkPeople teams in helping me lose 100 lbs -- Something that took me about 5 years to complete. With God's help, your help, and a positive attitude I know it's possible.

I have even greater incentive now, to eat healthy. In February of this year, God answered the prayers of two widows with a love that is modeled after king Solomon. God is such an important part of both of our lives, as is the love and compassion Jesus would have us share with others. On August 27, he proposed at the Mississippi River in Jacobson. I can confess that we knew by Day Five we would likely be husband and wife some day. We'll marry sometime in 2019. Unofficially, we were married in a sacred ceremony at the Renaissance Festival during the wine, romance and chocolate weekend in Shakopee MN. God's favor and blessing were incredible as we publicly made known our covenant with God.

Bring on eight weeks of healthy living challenges that will help inspire us to improve the temple our Creater gave us. Find your inside motivation and build in lots of incentives to reward yourself. We can do this! Don't wait . . . Begin today!

Hug, hug! -- Evelyn (northern Wisconsinite, and SW Floridian)


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Hi Team: My name is Jo Ann or JOANN25 is my Spark People ID.

My fun things to do are: piano (I play for my church); read; visit with great grandkids as often as possible.

I am Christian Education Director at my church. It is so much fun to plan events for the elementary school students and watch their faces as they join in the different activities.

My favorite exercise is walking. I have had to cut back due to knee flareups but still walk as much as my body will handle.

I love the challenges on SP and on the Fit Bit. It's so uplifting when I finish one of the challenges.

My first Shooting Star challenge was spring of 2018 and followed through on the break. I did not lose my 5% so want to really work to accomplish this. I would like to do this and then go to goal weight by the end of the year.

Looking forward to traveling with the SHOOTING STARS again in the fall.


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Hi my name is Cathy, I am Cate195.

I love to walk and garden and play with my grandkids.

I am following the SP guidlines. I track my food each day and make it a point to meet my carb, fat, protein, and fiber goals.I am fortunate that I do not have any dietary restrictions, although I hate goat cheese.

I love walking, but have had some difficulty lately with an arthritis flare up in my knee. I still walk, I use a copper infused brace and I break up my walks into shorter bouts.

Hopefully no personal challenges for this 8 weeks.

I have been doing the 5% Challenges since Spring 2017. I hate to admit it, but I never lost 5% while on the challenge. But I did get to goal last January. So yes these challenges work!

I am a died in the wool New England Patriots fan and have been since way back when they were the laughing stock of the NFL.

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Whew! This is a long thread - I have a lot to read!

Come and tell us a little about you!

What is your name or nick name? Rebecca

What do you like to do for fun? Sew, bake, go camping, find ways to "torture" my students, read, argue politics, hang with friends, walk in the wind...

What diet are you following? Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.

What is your favorite exercise? Swimming? Hiking? Volleyball? Hockey?

Do you have a personal challenge you are dealing this season? No, I've just drifted up from my goal weight and I don't want to be one of those "gained all the weight back" stories.

If you did a previous 5% Challenge tell us about it.

2 random fun facts about you? Applied to the astronaut corps in 2003 but got cut at the medical (too nearsighted); working on camping all the U.S. National Parks before I die.

Anything else you would like to share? Goldrush apples aren't in season until late October but if you've never tasted one, they're worth a trip to the farm market just for one apple.

We're all here to help motivate and support our teams.

Thanks for doing all introductions on this thread so we can all follow each other here.

Take a moment and read the introductions thread and visit members' Spark pages and leave a message that you stopped by. Introduce yourself to prospective new team mates.

We will have the most successful Spark teams ever!

Rebecca

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We drew a circle that took him in!
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What is your name or nick name? Nancy

What do you like to do for fun? Golf, garden, crochet, draw, bake.

What diet are you following? Trying to eat whole foods as much as possible, counting calories, 1200-1500 a day.

What is your favorite exercise? I'd like to say golf but so many say that's not exercise! I enjoy stationary bike.

Do you have a personal challenge you are dealing this season? Night time snacking!

If you did a previous 5% Challenge tell us about it. I have participated in a three previous challenges. To be honest the first one I was lost, didn't know what I was doing, half the time couldn't find my team (!). The second was a little easier I started to understand and could get around a little better. The third was the best ... by the end of the challenge I had dipped into "onederland". I took a break this summer and now am anxious to get started again.

2 random fun facts about you? I have backyard chickens and I like to travel.

Anything else you would like to share? If you need support during this Challenge, reach out to your teammates. They really do want to help. Follow the rules of the Challenge. Makes it easier for our leaders who spend a lot of their time to make our lives healthier.

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What is your name or nick name? Mauri

What do you like to do for fun? Read, attend theater, movies, jazz, & mostly quiet time with my kitty Katie

What diet are you following? Sticking with recommended nutrition guidelines from SP

What is your favorite exercise? Qi Gong

Do you have a personal challenge you are dealing this season? Yes, diagnosed with AFib recently. Can't do vigorous exercise & need to use lower weights when strength training.

If you did a previous 5% Challenge tell us about it.
Have lost track of the number. Lost 54 lbs in the first 4. Though need to lose more, they have helped me to not gain.

2 random fun facts about you? I work on a very pink 38 ft RV called "the Hope Bus." Italian was my first language.

Anything else you would like to share? If you need support during this Challenge, reach out to your teammates. They really do want to help. Follow the rules of the Challenge. Makes it easier for our leaders who spend a lot of their time to make our lives healthier.

Edited by: MAURIZIA at: 9/10/2018 (03:27)
Mauri, EASTERN TIME ZONE, NEW ENGLAND

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What is your name or nick name? Hi, I am Kathy

What do you like to do for fun? I like to do things outside, bicycle riding, playing with my furbabies (dog, horses, cat)

What diet are you following? Old school, counting and tracking calories eaten, exercise.

What is your favorite exercise? cycling and swimming

Do you have a personal challenge you are dealing this season? I am planning on attending a cycling festival in November that involves biking 30 to 100 miles a day for 4 days. My challenge is to get as fit as I can by then so I can participate as much as possible.

If you did a previous 5% Challenge tell us about it. This will be my 3rd challenge. The amount of support I have been given has grown each time. I think the more active I am with the group, the greater the support.

2 random fun facts about you? 1. I like action-adventure and science fiction movies (and really don't like chick flicks) 2. My fantasy is to go horse packing in the Rocky Mountains.




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What is your name or nick name?
Babs

What do you like to do for fun?
Read, arts/crafts

What diet are you following?
Mediterranean

What is your favorite exercise?
yoga/stretches, water walking

Do you have a personal challenge you are dealing this season?
Increasing my exercise time.

If you did a previous 5% Challenge tell us about it.
I've been in numerous 5% challenges. They are fantastic. Keep me on my toes, motivated and held accountable.

2 random fun facts about you?
I am an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan and I have a GD who thinks life is dance! (She's 12)


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What is your name or nick name? Teresa

What do you like to do for fun? mudding ,camping, gardening, canning

What diet are you following? my own watching my calorie range

What is your favorite exercise? Walking

Do you have a personal challenge you are dealing this season? no
If you did a previous 5% Challenge tell us about it. First time

2 random fun facts about you? I'm married to my best friend and have a 16 year old son that has type 1 diabetic.

Anything else you would like to share? support from everyone that can help.

Teresa
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What is your name or nick name? Linda

What do you like to do for fun? Watch Britcoms, read, camping, going to the Y riding bikes

What diet are you following? TBA, I have an appointment with a Registered Dietitian

What is your favorite exercise? Anything in the water

Do you have a personal challenge you are dealing this season? I have arthritis in my back and knees, some exercise I can't do. I also have 2 disc in my back that has deteriorated.

If you did a previous 5% Challenge tell us about it. First time

2 random fun facts about you? I'm married with 2 grown sons. I'm Head Cook at an Elementary school

Anything else you would like to share? I need all the support I can get....I don't get it at all at home to lose weight.


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What is your name or nick name? Carla

What do you like to do for fun? do any kind of crafts, reading, being outside

What diet are you following? I need to count my calories and journal to be successful

What is your favorite exercise? walking outside and walking videos

Do you have a personal challenge you are dealing this season? no

If you did a previous 5% Challenge tell us about it. I did okay but only by keeping track of what I ate. It did pay off, which proves it works when you work it.

2 random fun facts about you? I like helping and doing things for others. I enjoy making crafts for people.

Anything else you would like to share? I enjoy the encouragement I get from Spark People and knowing others are going thru what you are going thru also and sometimes struggling.



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What is your name or nick name? Dee

What do you like to do for fun? Hanging out with my computer when at home, hanging out with my friends when not.

What diet are you following? None and that's the problem! Been living away from home for most of this year and have gone increasingly with what is easiest. That should change by mid-October. Will probably be counting calories and going back to gluten-free, sugar-free.

What is your favorite exercise? Walking.

Do you have a personal challenge you are dealing this season? Biggest challenge is being away from home and once home I need to either move or find a totally new normal here. Physically, my knee is interfering with walking and exercise but hope it's mended by start date

If you did a previous 5% Challenge tell us about it. This will be my 16th 5% all with the Cloverleafs. I started the Summer of 2010. Have had 2 breaks, 4 years due to health issues and most of this year to really focus on some non-weight issues.

2 random fun facts about you? I find greens (mint and forest green) to be the most relaxing colors and have to be intentional about decorating in other colors so it's not overdone. I had a roommate once who loved blue - everything in every room was blue. Took me years to be able to tolerate blue again, so I try to be balanced and enjoy other colors too.

Anything else you would like to share? Looking forward to re-joining my team and losing what I've gained this year before I have a wardrobe crisis!


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What is your name or nick name?
Minnie

What do you like to do for fun?
Love watching Football, emoticon Baseball, emoticon NASCAR emoticon & Playing Games emoticon searching the web emoticon

What diet are you following?
Counting Calories on Spark People

What is your favorite exercise?
Lifting weights emoticon Zumba emoticon Swimming emoticon

Do you have a personal challenge you are dealing this season?
Reaching my weight loss goal

If you did a previous 5% Challenge tell us about it.
This is my 8th 5% challenge I like leading WRJ&G. Team encourages each other.

2 random fun facts about you?
Party planning and helping others

Anything else you would like to share?
54 yrs old Married have 4 children (1 girl 3 boys) & 3 Grandchildren (1 boy 12 yrs 2 girls 11,9 yrs) I love our family bond. ❤

We're all here to help motivate and support our teams. emoticon emoticon

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What is your name or nick name? I'm also a Patti!

What do you like to do for fun? Walks in the woods, spending time with grandkids, occasional photography, Folklore

What diet are you following? common sense - counting calories while being aware of protein/fat/carb grams

What is your favorite exercise? Walking and weights

Do you have a personal challenge you are dealing this season? Staying WITH a good food plan and exercise regiment.

If you did a previous 5% Challenge tell us about it. Nope! I'm new at this.

2 random fun facts about you? Hmmm, now I'm concerned I couldn't come up with anything quickly!

Anything else you would like to share? I'm 58 years old and have taken on some VERY bad habits over the last 4-5 years and I need to get myself straightened out. I know this, and praying hard, will help :-)

BellaMemaw - I Am worthwhile...and so are you.
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What is your name or nick name? Patti

What do you like to do for fun? spend time with family, connect with my spirituality group, paint, photography

What diet are you following? Good ol' fashioned calorie counting

What is your favorite exercise? walking, treadmill, weights

Do you have a personal challenge you are dealing this season? I need to get serious about losing 30 lbs!

If you did a previous 5% Challenge tell us about it. No, I'm new



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What is your name or nick name? Hilary

What do you like to do for fun? In no particular order: Go to the farmers market, bike on the beach, read, watch Mad Men (yes, I’m behind), spend time with friends, cook, bake cakes, bake sourdough bread, play with my kids, do jigsaw puzzles, travel, escape rooms, knit and needlepoint, do other types of art

What diet are you following? focus on more protein, fresh fruits and veggies, whole grains, and unprocessed foods

What is your favorite exercise? biking, weights, Fitstar home workouts, walking, trying to get into roller skating. Some of the exercises I used to enjoy, such as jogging, are now off the table due to a knee injury

Do you have a personal challenge you are dealing this season? stick-to-itiveness and inconsistency

If you did a previous 5% Challenge tell us about it. I have been a Rowdy Rebel a year ago or so. I lost about 12 lbs. (didn’t reach goal weight) but didn’t stick with it and 5 lbs came back. I’m eager to be more motivated and make more fwd progress.

2 random fun facts about you? I just celebrated my 40th birthday with 14 of my closest friends and I feel a great rush of creative energy! I live near the beach and would like to start roller skating on the strand to replace my old exercise standby of jogging.

Anything else you would like to share?


Hilary

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What is your name or nick name? Kim

What do you like to do for fun? camp with my son and spend lots of time outdoors: bicycling, trekking through the woods, volunteering, reading self help books, playing with our fat lazy cat 🐱

What diet are you following? eating less meat mostly, less sodium, heading to gluten free, higher whole grains

What is your favorite exercise? swimming, bicycling, walking, rollerskating

Do you have a personal challenge you are dealing this season? motivation, financial barriers

If you did a previous 5% Challenge tell us about it. I have been in four or five Fit Challenges but finally took off this summer. I am also in the BLC Challenge. I enjoy the comraderie and support. I’m inspired by the difficulties some of us face brilliantly.

2 random fun facts about you? I love to take pictures of strange looking insects. I’m a big superhero fan. My son and see all the movies! We also love everything Star Wars and and the new Star Trek arc (as well as older series).

Anything else you would like to share? I hope to make some good friendships and stay motivated to lose weight and gain muscle.


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What is your name or nick name? Debbe

What do you like to do for fun? Spend time with friends and family

What diet are you following? cutting carbs and sugar

What is your favorite exercise? strength training

Do you have a personal challenge you are dealing this season? motivation

If you did a previous 5% Challenge tell us about it. I always have fun participating but I wish I was more successful...which ties in to the motivation above

2 random fun facts about you? I teach 1st grade. I have a wonderful 15 year old son, a beautiful 10 year old dog and a loving husband, of 22 years that I love right back.

Anything else you would like to share? I'm really looking forward to meeting everyone and getting back in the swing of things at school. As much as I love my summers off. I need structure and consistency.


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What is your name or nick name? Nan

What do you like to do for fun? walking & outdoor sports with the family

What diet are you following? Keto

What is your favorite exercise? walking

Do you have a personal challenge you are dealing this season? less processed food more water

If you did a previous 5% Challenge tell us about it. I've done the Biggest Loser Challenge but not the 5%, yet.

2 random fun facts about you? 1- I have an odd collection of animals=a leopard gecko, 2 boas/10 ball pythons, 3 cats, a Siamese Rat, a Mini Dwarf Hamster, and a 6 yo male doberman 2-I will be celebrating my 30th wedding anniversary with my best friend this Christmas Eve!

Anything else you would like to share? I haven't received my team invitation yet but am confident that if you choose me I will finish this challenge and be a great teammate! emoticon emoticon

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9/3/18 3:00 P

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What is your name or nick name? MaryBeth

What do you like to do for fun? take walks, listen to music, spend time with my family

What diet are you following? eating unprocessed home cooked food and counting calories

What is your favorite exercise? walking

Do you have a personal challenge you are dealing this season? sugar

If you did a previous 5% Challenge tell us about it. I've been on a few teams and specifically the Teddy Bears the last few rounds. I've never made the 5%, but the accountability is great.

2 random fun facts about you? We have a backyard flock of ducks and chickens.

Anything else you would like to share?




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What is your name or nick name?
Sandy

What do you like to do for fun?
Read, play with grandkids, play with our two little dogs, go to the beach, road trips

What diet are you following?
Calorie counting, logging my food and staying within a certain range

What is your favorite exercise?
Leslie Sanson dvd's

Do you have a personal challenge you are dealing this season?
Not really...I just want to keep making healthy choices and get some pounds off.

If you did a previous 5% Challenge tell us about it.
I haven't done any.

2 random fun facts about you?
I love to facetime with my grandsons.
I love even more to see them face-to-face.

Anything else you would like to share?
I look forward to a successful and fun challenge.

Sandy (MiniSandy)
Eastern Standard Time

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9/3/18 12:25 P

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Ellen

What do you like to do for fun?
Crochet --Dancing -Take my sister out

What diet are you following?
Trying to cut calories and give up sweets

What is your favorite exercise?
I run 4 miles a day 5 days a week and do other exercise each day as well

Do you have a personal challenge you are dealing with this season?
Trying to get back to low 140,s.

If you did a previous 5% Challenge tell us about it.
I have done several but I do all the exercise I just eat too much. The challenges keep it in my face which is a good thing.

2 random fun facts about you?
I love to dance anywhere. and I have a great life.

Anything else you would like to share?
I love Spark people they keep me thinking how I need to stay healthy for myself and my husband and my sister who has Fibromyalgia.

NOTHING TASTES as GOOD as THIN FEELS. Eastern Time


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What is your name or nick name?
Jackie

What do you like to do for fun?
Go on road trips, watch a baseball game, go to the beach, dance, swim.....

What diet are you following?
Eat healthy, drink plenty of water and be active

What is your favorite exercise?
Walks around the neighborhood.

Do you have a personal challenge you are dealing this season?
Not really...I just want to keep making healthy choices and get some pounds off.

If you did a previous 5% Challenge tell us about it.
I haven't done any.

2 random fun facts about you?
I love to dance around the house while doing housework or cooking in the kitchen.
I love to laugh so I enjoy watching Funniest Home Videos...cat videos are my favorite ones.

Anything else you would like to share?
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9/2/18 9:32 A

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Come and tell us a little about you!

What is your name or nick name? Sharon.

What do you like to do for fun?Play with my grand kids.

What diet are you following? Healthy eating

What is your favorite exercise? walking and swimming

Do you have a personal challenge you are dealing this season? Tracking food and staying in my calorie range.

If you did a previous 5% Challenge tell us about it.
I have done a few challenges. I am determined to lose more weight on this next challenge. I'm taking on the CL for my team and am excited about it. I really love the support from all the teammates. The more we interact together, the better we do.

2 random fun facts about you?
I own a pizzeria.
I am the second oldest child in a family of 6 kids.

Anything else you would like to share?
Planning to give my best effort and hoping to meet or exceed my goal this challenge.

Sharon
Challenge Leader CL for Awesome A Team Winter 2019
Challenge Leader -CL- for the Awesome A Team. Fall 2018
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What is your name or nick name? Emily

What do you like to do for fun? Knit, sew, read, listen to podcasts, cook, wander my neighborhood

What diet are you following? I am vegetarian trying to reduce my dependence on dairy. I am working to stay within my spark people ranges with a focus on protein and fiber.

What is your favorite exercise? Walking and Jessica Smith videos

Do you have a personal challenge you are dealing this season? staying away from the ever present treats at work

If you did a previous 5% Challenge tell us about it. I was in the 5% Challenge maybe two years ago before I took a break from Spark. I did fairly well.

2 random fun facts about you? I love flamingos and I love to meal prep

Anything else you would like to share?


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Come and tell us a little about you!

What is your name or nick name? Moni - Short for Monika

What do you like to do for fun? Anything to stay active is key for me.

What diet are you following? Healthy eating

What is your favorite exercise? walking and swimming

Do you have a personal challenge you are dealing this season? My right knee got injured the past October. It is a lot better.

If you did a previous 5% Challenge tell us about it. It went well and I had a lot of fun in the pack. I also lost a few pounds along the way.

2 random fun facts about you? I have two boys ages - 18 and 22. One graduated College and now one is in College!! Almost empty nesters!!

Anything else you would like to share? Let's do this!!!


Moni from NJ - Eastern Standard Time

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What is your name or nick name? Amanda

What do you like to do for fun? papercrafting, read

What diet are you following? just eating healthy, exercising, and tracking my food to stay in my ranges set on sp

What is your favorite exercise? walking

Do you have a personal challenge you are dealing this season? The biggest is Severe anxiety and panic attacks and lately bad headaches that are affecting me exercising, etc. And a few of my cats are having health problems and its expensive and draining me emotionally. We lost 2 cats last year, its been really hard since ive lost Jacob in December.

If you did a previous 5% Challenge tell us about it. I just did the summer challenge

2 random fun facts about you? I have 7 cats and my husband and his family own a dairy farm

Anything else you would like to share?

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~Amanda~ .

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What is your name or nick name? My name is Arlene. I have no nickname. Someone tried once to give me a nickname of 'R' and I just about bit his head off. Needless to say it did not stick and Arlene is just fine.

What do you like to do for fun? I enjoy reading, walking and traveling.

What diet are you following? Nothing specific. I follow SP calorie range and follow the various nutritional ranges.

What is your favorite exercise? Probably walking. I hate to sweat so I like swimming but have no pool membership so I don't really get to swim much. I do enjoy hand weights and am willing to try just about anything...even if I have to sweat.

Do you have a personal challenge you are dealing this season? I've lost 45 pounds since January and want to lose another 20 by years end. For 2019 my goal is to lose another 40 pounds followed by 20 pounds left in 2020 to be at my goal weight. Ultimately, I want to be healthy and live my life to the fullest.

If you did a previous 5% Challenge tell us about it. - no previous challenge

2 random fun facts about you? I'm getting ready to turn 58 and will be giving my retirement notice very shortly. I love to travel and have a bucket list for places I want to go. This list continually grows. I hope once I am retired I will be able to knock some of the bucket list off.

I've been married 30 years. We celebrated this past May by going to Vegas and renewing our vows at the little white chapel. Unknown to me. my DH flew out our 2 boys to be our witnesses. They were waiting at the chapel. It was a time I will forever cherish especially with or boys being apart of it all.

Anything else you would like to share? I am excited to start this challenge and make new friends and hopefully pick up a few tips along the way.

Thanks to the group who coordinates this. You are greatly appreciated.


HAPPYDAZ1 aka Arlene
BLC 42 - Minion Cadet Squad
Playful Polar Bears Team - A/I January 2020 BSG Challenge Team

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What is your name or nick name? Hi, I'm Gina.

What do you like to do for fun? I am an avid reader, and also am currently working on writing a historical fiction novel. I'm a published author.

What diet are you following? I eat healthy foods within my calorie range. Lean proteins, beans, lots of veggies, some fruits. Whole foods. I rarely eat sugar or refined carbs.

What is your favorite exercise? Walking.

Do you have a personal challenge you are dealing this season? Taking up a new management position at work. Being busy.

If you did a previous 5% Challenge tell us about it. I did the Summer Challenge and enjoyed it immensely. I like having to log in daily and account for the decisions I make each day.

2 random fun facts about you? I had 7 children, a large family, most of whom are grown and flown, though one more at home as he's finishing university. I've lived in China for the past 22 years, and worked in a total of 12 countries around the globe. I am an American.

Anything else you would like to share? I teach English, and direct a humanitarian project, helping children build resilience skills.


Gina
American living in Tianjin, China
Beijing Time Zone
Black Panther Winter Challenge Team 2018
Black Panther Fall Challenge Team 2018
Weight Warriors 5% Fall Challenge Team 2018
Starfish 5% Summer Challenge Team 2018


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8/31/18 7:38 A

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What is your name or nick name? Diane

What do you like to do for fun? Reading, gardening, walking (when I can.)

What diet are you following? I am not following a specific diet. I am just trying to eat healthier and exercise more.

What is your favorite exercise? walking, anything in the water!

Do you have a personal challenge you are dealing this season? Juggling quite a bit and trying to become active again after a long period of inactivity. It has been a rocky start due to plantar fasciitis and lingering issues from a car accident almost 2 years ago.

If you did a previous 5% Challenge tell us about it. I did some challenges a few years ago, but I have been off the site for around 3 years now.

2 random fun facts about you? I'm a menace with power tools, and I'm finally beginning to work on the house I bought and moved into 4 years ago.

Anything else you would like to share?

- Diane
Central Time Zone


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8/30/18 8:42 P

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Come and tell us a litle about you! Hello all,
What is your name or nick name?My name is Cerran pronounced Karen.
What do you do for fun? I run, I go to dog parks and coffee
What diet are you following? I don't really follow a "diet" I just try to eat healthy
What is your favorite exercise? Running and boxing
Do you have a personal challenge you are dealing this season? Not really
If you did a previous 5% Challenge tell us about it. No, this is my first time
2 random fun facts about you? I love coffee a lot, I mean a lot. But I only drink it 2-3 times per week and I attended 20 schools. All before going to college.
Anything else you would like to share? I think I over shared already.

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8/30/18 5:37 P

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Come and tell us a little about you! Hello all

What is your name or nick name? Joyce (Kurtzie1998)

What do you like to do for fun? Red Hats, going to lunch and walking Kayal

What diet are you following? My own - combination of various healthy diets

What is your favorite exercise? Walking and Video flexible Seniors

Do you have a personal challenge you are dealing this season? Not currently.

If you did a previous 5% Challenge tell us about it. Yes since 2014 I think. Each one I do better. Like the LTGL and support of my team mates

2 random fun facts about you? Well almost everyone know I am active in Red Hats, we wear purple dresses and red hats, and we enjoy life to the fullest, no rules, just fun

Anything else you would like to share? I lost more weight this last challenge hoping to get to the 5% goal.

Joyce K. - Oregon coast - Pacific Time
5% Challenge - Weight Warriors Team
Biggest Loser Challenge - Scarlet Dragons Winter 2019 Team
BLC Rounds - Groovy Geckos Team

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8/30/18 3:23 P

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Hello all!

What is your name or nick name?
Shelly

What do you like to do for fun?
Spend time outside with my family

What diet are you following?
SparkPeople

What is your favorite exercise?
Walking and dancing (even though I'm not very good)

Do you have a personal challenge you are dealing this season?
Stop eating things that are bad for me

If you did a previous 5% Challenge tell us about it.
I did the summer challenge. I did better than I thought I would. I was aiming for 14 pounds and I lost 11.

2 random fun facts about you?
My favorite color is pink because it's a fun, happy color.
I love 80's movies and music. My kids think I'm crazy.

Anything else you would like to share?
I was diagnosed with MS 11 years ago. Since then, my weight has been like a yo-yo. At my highest weight of 228 pounds, i realized I needed to lose weight because being so heavy is not good for my health. I have days when I struggle with fatigue and pain, but I'm feeling better every day.



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8/30/18 8:27 A

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Good Morning everyone!

Come and tell us a little about you!

What is your name or nick name?
My name is Kathleen
What do you like to do for fun?
I like to swim, play with my Copper emoticon and Mittzy emoticon I like craft shows, knitting and riding on the trail with my trike emoticon

What diet are you following? Ketogenic

What is your favorite exercise? emoticon

Do you have a personal challenge you are dealing this season? Desperately trying to stop yoyo dieting!

If you did a previous 5% Challenge tell us about it. I got all my exercise minutes in and I think I only hit my 5% once and then it came right back on.

2 random fun facts about you? Divorced twice--2 children--3 grands and 1 great grand daughter. All are up in CT. and I am in Florida. I am a Weight Recorder for a local TOPS club so I know I should be doing better with my own weight!

Anything else you would like to share? I have Post Polio and wear a brace on one leg. I was told 15 years ago I would be in a emoticon within a year and I am still up and about and on bad days I use a cane. I have about 70 pounds to lose and that will also help with my leg power. I am seriously thinking about moving closer to family to help with the reoccurring binging when I miss them! My Birthday is July 5th and I will be 70 in 2019---I need to get this done before i hit 70!!!! It seems so much harder as I get older!

I skipped the Summer 5% and still did not get enough done around the house--which was my plan. So I am back with a vengeance--all suggestions will be well received!

We're all here to help motivate and support our teams. Thank you!


Kathleen is in Florida--Eastern time

PLANNING A MOVE BACK HOME TO BE NEAR FAMILY! I CAN DO THIS!
FALL 5% CHALLENGE 2019 ended ~~ went back up AGAIN!
Winter 5% challenge starts 1/11/2020~~~~Lots more to go!
Some sale papers signed on my home! 2020 here I come! Fingers Crossed until done! Keep good thoughts!


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8/29/18 8:08 A

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What is your name or nick name? Ken, or KVD

What do you like to do for fun? Golf, beach,

What diet are you following? DASH, but loosely

What is your favorite exercise? walking/jogging (some would call it “plodding”)

Do you have a personal challenge you are dealing this season? Recently retired, so getting back to good habits (sleep, quality exercise) is first. Second is improving golf game.

If you did a previous 5% Challenge tell us about it. The latest summer challenge was my best yet, losing 7 lbs or 3%! I’ve done 6 or 7 challenges prior to this one.

2 random fun facts about you? I do work in disaster recovery projects in NJ. I like vacationing in Disney, mostly for relaxation, food and drink. The overall scheduling, though, I’m not too fond of anymore

Anything else you would like to share? My family and my faith are very important to me. Found my wife of 33 years in church!


Ken (Rowdy Rebels EL)


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8/29/18 12:52 A

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What is your name or nick name? Nana Lois

What do you like to do for fun? Crafts especially crocheting.

What diet are you following? looking for lifestyle plan

What is your favorite exercise? walking

Do you have a personal challenge you are dealing this season? To get serious about my health.

If you did a previous 5% Challenge tell us about it. I did the winter challenge but depression messed up my journey

2 random fun facts about you? I am a twin, not identical, and we are as different as can be. I am starting my 31st year as a early childhood teacher and 15th year as a Sunday School teacher.

Anything else you would like to share? God and family are very important to me.




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8/28/18 7:32 P

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What is your name or nick name? I'm Kathy

What do you like to do for fun? I love to knit, read, take road trips with my husband and my doggie, and work in the gardens in the spring & summer.

What diet are you following? No diet, I try to eat healthy foods, organic when I can, and have eliminated most processed foods.

What is your favorite exercise? I absolutely love Life Barre even though it is the hardest class I take. But I'm also taking a Pilates Reformer class and the time goes by so fast.

Do you have a personal challenge you are dealing this season? Trying to increase my strength while decreasing my body fat which is making it challenging to actually loose weight. My personal trainer tells me I need to eat MORE, but of course more healthy foods high in protein. But I do find that when my weight creeps up a bit my muscle mass also increases, so I guess it's working.

If you did a previous 5% Challenge tell us about it. I have done several 5% challenges and while I have never met my 5% goal, I find it motivating to be accountable to my team mates. I try to meet my exercise limit every day except Friday, my day off.

2 random fun facts about you? I have a new grandson on the way any time now from my wild child daughter who I thought would NEVER settle down and have any children. And my very best friend in the whole world is my little dog Daisy, a Cocker Spaniel/Golden Retriever mix who is my walking buddy and my exercise buddy (she watches while I exercise).

Anything else you would like to share? I am looking forward to another great challenge. I will be the WL for my team this time around and that should be interesting.


Kathy
Central Time Zone
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What is your name or nick name? Jean

What do you like to do for fun?I like to read, garden (growing irises especially) and play music.

What diet are you following? I am trying to reduce meat, fat, and carbs and increase fruits and veggies.

What is your favorite exercise? Walking is my go-to exercise.

Do you have a personal challenge you are dealing this season? Several of my cats are having serious health issues, which is putting a strain on us both emotionally and financially.

If you did a previous 5% Challenge tell us about it. This is my fourth 5% challenge.

2 random fun facts about you? I grow a couple hundred varieties of iris, and volunteer at Bay Area Girls Rock Camp, teaching guitar and keyboard.

Jean
Pacific Coast Daylight time zone
Winter 2020 5% Challenge, EL for Determined Daisies

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8/28/18 11:29 A

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What is your name or nick name?
-Hi! I'm Kate. My hubby calls me bug!

What do you like to do for fun?
-I like to be outside, playing with the littles, photography, music

What diet are you following?
-Nothing specific ... just attempting to eat as much whole foods as I can, little/no added sugars and chemicals/preservatives/additives etc.

What is your favorite exercise?
-walking

Do you have a personal challenge you are dealing this season?
-My 2 littles keep me busy ... especially the youngest with some health problems we are dealing with and slowly getting answers.

If you did a previous 5% Challenge tell us about it.
-I have done too many 5% Challenges to count in the past with varied success. This will be my first in quite some time since I think I only did one challenge between my son and daughter.

2 random fun facts about you?
-I love to bake and cook ... always up to try a new recipe!
-I sing insanely loud in the car ... my kids don't seem to mind ... my son even tries to sing along!



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Hi all, I am Rachelle, (TCDragon54). The Fall Challenge will be my 8th, and I can say that joining my 1st, the 2017 Winter challenge, was one of the smartest things I could have done. I became a member of the Weight Warrior team, and it was a perfect fit.

What do you like to do for fun?
--I enjoy time with my grandchildren. My DH and I enjoy a trip to our local casino from time to time. I have actually won a few Jackpots! Now that I am retired I have more time for my book club, knitting and other crafts. I also enjoy volunteering at our local elementary school and for other community activities.

What diet are you following?
--For the most part, I do best when I follow a LCHF plan, like Atkins. I use Arbonne products and do a clean eating cleanse from time to time.

What is your favorite exercise?
--I enjoy exercises that keep me moving, like line dancing or Zumba. My go to is walking.

Are you dealing with any personal challenges at this time?
--Yes! I am the executor (by default) for my mothers estate. Unfortunately, my siblings cant agree on anything and conversations have frequently been hostile in nature. Losing my mom was difficult enough, but this just keep opening that wound and I cant get closure. The good news is that weve have finally made some forward progress, so I am hoping to put this one to bed soon.

If you did a previous Challenge tell us about it.
--I have participated in 5% Challenges since Winter 2017. I joined shortly after my mom passed away and after I had seen a loss of almost 40 pounds disappear. Participating in the challenges has kept me on track. I may not have always lost as much weight as I would have liked but being part of the team prevented me from regaining what I did lose. This supportive environment was like a beacon in a storm at a time when I felt like I was drowning.

2 random fun facts about you?
1) I have been married to the boy next door for over 43 years, have 2 children/ 5 grandchildren and have lived for 39 years in the house my DH built across the street and next door to where our parents lived.
2) I love to sing and got a chance to do a spot commercial for a local store, singling their jingle and was privileged to sing in the Blaine House (where our Governor lives while in office) for a few special ceremonies. Currently, I am participating with a local group od women and will singing at our towns upcoming annual celebration.

Anything else you would like to share?
The 5% Community leaders are awesome! They work hard to make this a successful and motivating challenge for all who participate.


NOTHING Changes if Nothing Changes.

Rachelle
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8/28/18 8:55 A

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What is your name or nick name? Peggy

What do you like to do for fun? Knit, Read, Cheer for the Houston Astros (from my couch)

What diet are you following? Weight Watchers Freestyle

What is your favorite exercise? Walking

Do you have a personal challenge you are dealing this season? Pre Diabetes

If you did a previous 5% Challenge tell us about it. I've done several 5% challenges and made so many friends. The support and friendship is as important to me as weight loss. I recently became the CL for the Teddy Bears and it's a lot of fun.

2 random fun facts about you? I enjoy playing Bunko with friends monthly, until recently I drove a SMART car and it was a lot of fun

Anything else you would like to share? I have 2 grown sons, 2 grown step daughters and a step son - all are married and between them I have 17 grandchildren. 2 of them are married and I have 2 great grandkids.

Peggy
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8/28/18 12:17 A

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What is your name or nick name? Cindi

What do you like to do for fun? Fun? What is that? I like to walk, shop, garden, cook and read.

What diet are you following? Moderate carb approach. A mixture of diets. I track with Weight Watchers Points or Sparkpeople.

What is your favorite exercise? Walking or running.

Do you have a personal challenge you are dealing this season? My challenge is the season called Fall. Getting though the landmines of Halloween, Thanksgiving is a concern. This year I have a wedding in November that will add to the challenge.

If you did a previous 5% Challenge tell us about it. Loving the challenges. I've been doing them since Summer 2016 (I think).

2 random fun facts about you? Not much to say.

Anything else you would like to share? Can't think of anything.

Cindi
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NANAFITZPATR1's Photo NANAFITZPATR1 SparkPoints: (11,994)
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8/27/18 10:09 P

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Hi all

My name is Isabella , but everyone calls me Bella.
I am 71 years old so fun for me is spending time with the grandchildren and great grandson. I enjoy reading and belong to a book club. The ladies are all about 25 years younger than I am so it's really a blast going to the meeting, especially after book discussion and they start to party.
Right now I am on low carbs. I only have the carbs that are in fruit.
I have COPD so my breathing isn't so good and I need to walk with a walker so I can sit and rest every few blocks. I am doing the 11-Minute Chair Cardio Workout on Sparks twice a day , 22 mints . I am hoping to be able to do more as i lose more weight. I have been doing pretty go losing about 2 pounds a week.
Hmmmmmmm 2 random facts about me. I have been married for 48 years and I am in the posses of moving from the apartment I have live in since I was married.. There are 6 flights of stairs to go up and down every time I want to go out.and it's getting to be too much for me. Moving to a new elevator building so I don't become a prisoner in my home.
I have only been a member since July 13, but I have already met some wonderful people. I will surly visit the others.
I am looking forward to getting to know everyone better and making some new friends.
Thank you for having me..

Bella


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8/27/18 7:54 P

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Hi! Heres a little info about me:

What is your name or nick name? Anne Marie, but many folks just call me by my initials, A.M.

What do you like to do for fun? Go on adventures with my dogs. We just got back from a little vacation at the coast, and enjoyed daily, lovely, long walks on the beach.

What diet are you following? Im about to start on a ketogenic diet. I have successfully done keto diet in the past, and its time to get back on it.

What is your favorite exercise? Currently, walking just walking, without crutches or a walker or a cane. Very nice.

Do you have a personal challenge you are dealing this season? I want to exercise (above and beyond dog-walking) at least 5 days per week.

If you did a previous 5% Challenge tell us about it. I did a few 5% Challenges in the past, and really enjoyed the camaraderie and team enthusiasm. I usually get to about 2.5% so this time I will work on bettering that percentage.

2 random fun facts about you? I just got a Kregs tool, and am using it to build some new cabinet doors. Im in my second year of beekeeping, and still loving it!

Anything else you would like to share? I have been recovering from prolonged carbon monoxide poisoning. Im just to the point that I think I can take on a regular exercise routine, again, and that is pretty exciting. Im certain that the 5% Challenge will help me a lot!


AM (Anne Marie)
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8/27/18 7:24 P

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What is your name or nick name? My name is Jacque and my nickname is Jac.

What do you like to do for fun? I like to read, hike and scrapbook for fun

What diet are you following? I am not following a diet, I am just trying to eat healthier and exercise more.

What is your favorite exercise? My favorite exercises and dancing and walking/hiking

Do you have a personal challenge you are dealing this season? I can't think of anything this season

If you did a previous 5% Challenge tell us about it. I have done 3 previous challenges. I lost weight on the summer challenge and can't wait to continue the trend in the Fall.

2 random fun facts about you? I am the mo of 3 - 2 in college and 1 in middle school, I love to travel, but hate to fly

Anything else you would like to share? I can't wait for the challenge to start.


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