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Newest Grandson (2 wks old) with his big Sis


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Just do it!

Correction: 2021 is the Year of Me. Still working on my 2020 goal.
I have shed 20# and 15 inches and am at pre-pandemic weight and getting closer to my 2020 goal. No magic: "just do it!"

2020 is the Year of Me as I journey towards improved health and wellness. With a great Q1, Q2 & Q3 were overshadowed by stress eating from the pandemic. I am determined to finish Q4 strong, from my commitment and actions and Spark support and the Fall 5% Challenge. Q4 was a disappointment. Just started Winter 5% Challenge. Week 1: Lost 5#. My resolve feels strong. I WILL do this!

Member Since: 9/23/2009

Fitness Minutes: 151,596

My Goals:
Live a healthy fit life, NEVER quit.

Though I have loved the 5% Challenges.....my break from them is O-V-E-R

2014 Summer 5% Challenge Results:
(my best Challenge)

Weight: Lost 11#
Hips: Lost 2"
BMI 25.5 just short of goal to achieve healthy range of 25
WHR .72
Size: 12 (from sz 14)

My Program:
100 Days of Accountability, Ongoing Chapters

Make good with actions for progress on Program

Reflect on the positives and blessings in every day.

5% Challenge Programs. They keep me actively engaged.

Exercise 5 days for 30 min; 2 days for 10 min

Eat a healthy balanced 1200 - 1555 calories daily. 5 of 7 days will be 1100 calories or less. Holidays, family events, vacation option: max daily calories=weight x 15 calories.
Snacks are healthy choices and if not, VERY limited
No eating past 7p.

Personal Information:
Happily married with 3 terrific grown boys, 4 lovely grandkids. Took an early retirement in 2009, which presented many new lifestyle changes. Have a bookkeeping business going that has me working much too much; watch 6 yr old granddaughter 2 days weekly and grand toddler the same 2 days....and still must make time for my client work, so I am very busy all of the time.

Other Information:
Enjoy time with family and friends, mini vacations, a little gardening, online jigsaw puzzles, and when time permits reading. Recently got interested in watercolor after a class...haven't really found the time to continue this interest.

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    Thanks for the birthday wishes. We are having a great time. We saw so much wildlife today.
    5 days ago
    Thanks for the goodie. I would love a vacation home. It is so fun to gather and enjoy the company of my kids and grands in a place where we don't have to do much but be together. I love your idea of bringing your pot so you can make a traditional meal. I drive my kids crazy because I keep trying new recipes. Some are great and some are "interesting." I usually have to serve something very beige so my picky eaters will enjoy food as well.

    I love thinking of you having a few days with your family that is just for you all to bond and laugh and play games. it is the times that bring the memories forever.
    5 days ago
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    Hey there fellow butterfly! Stay motivated, stay positive and keep doing a great job. You got this!
    8 days ago
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    "She was unstoppable, not because she did not have failures or doubts,
    but because she continued on despite them."
    ~Beau Taplin~
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    "Put your positive pants on"
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    “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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    `*.¸.*Thank you for the Kind visit:)•❤

    Have a wonderful Wednesday Vicki and fun with your Sister emoticon
    8 days ago
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    Read a book,
    Sip some tea
    Create art
    Climb a tree
    seek adventure on land and sea,
    Stay young at heart,
    Be wild and Free.
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    To those who choose to stay young at heart,
    the world will always show its beauty💖
    Young at heart, slightly older in other places.
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    .♫ .Play
    ⋱♫ ..Dance
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    ¸. ✶♫....Laugh
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    Live boldly, gratefully and joyously.
    ~Mary Francis Winters~
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    Have a great new week Vicki emoticon
    10 days ago
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