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Hello from Costa Rica!
This is a Costa Rican, living in Costa Rica ;-))

I'm a happy member of the 5% Challenges with the Awesome A Team. The wonderful friends I've made through Spark Teams keep me motivated. Though I'm always in a constant battle with my weight, I can say I've learned what's good for my health and what works for me not only from SparkPeople's wonderful information, excellent blogs, and superb tools but from these well-organized challenges (5%, BL, and BLC seasonal challenges).
These challenges have made this lifelong difficult journey towards a healthier me, into a more joyful one.

For the sake of my knees screaming 'lose weight, please!', I'm going to try to lose weight. Doctors suggestion also.

"On any one day, you can massively change the direction of your life.” ~Jim Rohn

Member Since: 12/5/2010

My Goals:
To reach my normal BMI and stay there.

My Program:
*Exercise commitment:
A combination of walking/hiking/yoga stretching/pilates ST for a total of 60 to 120 m every day at least 6 days a week.
*Nutrition Commitment
To eat as healthy as possible within my calorie range to lose weight using SP.

Personal Information:
I live in Grecia, Alajuela, Costa Rica, in the mountains (at an altitude of 4757 ft). I'm 61 and married for 43 years. Three grown children already gone, and three grandkids. I like to help my DD with her two kids (she has a full time job). Though I'm in charge of the well being of my elderly mom with advanced vascular dementia, she's being cared for by my youngest son and his wife at their home.
My first SparkFriend on this page is my daughter and my granddaughter Desiree quite some time ago.

Other Information:
Besides my family, I enjoy my daily routine of walking, usually 1 to 2 hours, with my walking buddies or my doggies. I also like to care for my pets, 5 dogs - 3 cats, knitting, Sparking, reading, watching movies or TV series. I also love to travel overseas, but now, until further notice or a covid-19 vaccine to appear and be effective.

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  • v SPARKFRAN514
    A bad attitude is like a flat tire , You can’t go anywhere until you change it

    The road to success is always under construction.—Lily Tomlin

    Success is very similar to driving. You'll never reach your destination if your main focus is on what's behind you. - Johnnie Ivery

    Weight loss is like driving: If you ever veer off the road, just make a U-Turn and head back in the right direction.

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    2 hours ago
    HI Pat!! How are you doing? The Dawgs are JUMPING into the kennel!! WOOHOO!! So many chew toys are needed though for the new puppies, and the experienced Dawggies.

    Hey I'm having an interview on Monday for the job as a cashier!! WOOHOO!!!
    2 hours ago
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    Hello 🙋. Hope you are well and safe 👍. Thank you for your comments on my carrot joke😁. Have a blessed day 🙏
    12 hours ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    I agree i would great to escape for the drama of 2020. enjoy your time with the grand kids they keep you young . remember don't make Thursday thirsty emoticon

    A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.
    ~Ayn Rand
    The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique. Walt Disney emoticon
    If you are doing the best you can under your current circumstances.....then kick up your heels and DANCE!
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    1 day ago

    Comment edited on: 9/23/2020 8:35:08 PM
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    “Imagine putting all your negative thoughts in a balloon…
    now let that balloon float away and just smile.
    Life isn’t so bad, is it? :)” ~ Melly Jelly
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    End each day saying, ‘I am glad I did,’ rather than, ‘I wish I had.’ - Barbara J. McMorrow
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    Hope you had a emoticon day it was nice and sunny here for our first day of Fall they say rain tomorrow . emoticon
    2 days ago
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