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WOOHOO I've LOST 50% of my 5% WEIGHT (-4.4 lbs) in 7 weeks

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Exercised over 90 mins a day for at least 5 of 7 days.

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Does it seem like a year ago our lives (or most of ours) turned so UPSIDE DOWN!!??? I went thru as did many a LOT of changes. I'm a very sociable person. I went from congregation meetings at least 2 times a week (Plus volunteer time thru the week) to suddenly ZOOM in which we can't hug. To not seeing many who've known me since I was a teen, an EON ago!!

From having a very active life to suddenly only seeing 4 people on any type of basis which is now down to 1. I was a foster grandmother for a 2nd grade classroom (Aww miss those kids!).

There were money changes, but I have to admit that I'm probably one of the few who gained in this aspect not lost. Only because I went back to work for the grocery store, add in COVID pay plus what I earn hourly and I do quite well. Sounds weird, but it's a store that truly values us. Very much so.

During this year I've also been diagnosed with SIBO (Small intestines bacterial infection) as well as congestive heart failure. I DO MISS having my friends, family being able to hug me, and me them!! I'm FAR from a lone!! SO MANY of us do.

Yet, I'm surrounded in a different way and hopefully we are all are, with those we get to reach out be it a text, phone call, cards, etc,,, and I have ZERO Doubt I'm so fortunate in how many I have in my life. It's full.

Member Since: 7/7/2011

Fitness Minutes: 208,234

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My Program:
Exercise 60 to 90 mins a day during the 2021 Winter 5% Challenge with the weekends to 120mins a day to help the SUD ---DAWGGIE Team out!! WOOHOOO GOOOOO DAWGGIES!!

Stay in my calorie range using SPARKS guidelines, which I've reset.

Watch my sodium level at 2000 max.

Remembering my weight may go up for a few days, but it'll go back down again. NO NEED to throw a spoon into ice cream! LOL I ADORE ICE CREAM!!

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I have the CUTEST little GGS and he like all kids needs his great grandma!! I tell my GD "I am THE GREATEST GREAT GRANDMA!" She ROLLS HER EYES (I'd like to think she learned this from me!! I TOO Excelled as a younger person though she's not as young now) but I see the GRIN she's TRYING TO HIDE! LOL

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    That fish and sundae were truly terrible. The truth be told, I wasn't feeling guilty about eating it, I was upset I wasted good calories.

    Today is Friday in China.... that cast is coming off today so lets start celebrating!!!!!
    3517 days ago
  • v GRANDMA1951
    Pleighg and I are going on vacation together!!! Yippee!! We should be able to check in several times while on vacation since she'll have her I-phone. Maybe not every day but close to it.

    I'm so excited that you're FINALLY getting your cast off. What a long time this has been for you. Good luck tomorrow!!
    3517 days ago
    Hi Diane...I'm doing fine and having so much dawg fun with the team. Thanks for dropping by to cheer me on.... emoticon
    3517 days ago
  • v RUFFIT
    Hey Diane, Love the new picture!! My son has a Strat and an Ibanez too. He loves to play them - also he is a lefty!! Have a great night!! Moni emoticon emoticon
    3517 days ago
    We get to see some of the finalists from the last series. It is a great opportunity for them to tour the Butlins sites over the summer - there are 3 sites. We will see two of the performers on our holiday and then others will be there on other weeks. Even the winner and runner up will be there but unfortunately not while we are. The girls are upset because they loved the runner up - a 13 year old boy singer who was amazing - a real future star. They are so disappointed not to see him. But they have done very well over the years - have you heard of George Sampson - he is a breakdance dancer and extremely talented. They went backstage and had their photo with him. Also Chico. Don't know if you have heard of them. emoticon
    3518 days ago