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Here is my ever-developing strategy from this day 9/20/19 forward and through any challenges I am part of through the end of 2019 and through 2020:

1.Increase my strength sessions to 35 minutes per session, 3x per week. (current level as of 9/20/19 about 1x per week for 10 -15 minutes)

2. Make a point of checking in on my challenge teams on a more regular basis -- at least 3x per week rather than 1 or no times per week.
3 Read and respond to teammates blogs when time permits.
4. Check Friend Feed and when checking in with teams.
5. Blog once a week on how I am progressing.
6. Become more proactive about planning healthy meals -
7. Make a copy of these strategies and goals so that I can:
a. Review this set of goals daily.
b. Revise and tweak monthly as necessary throughout the rest of 2019 and onward through 2020.

8.Keep on pushing no matter what!!! as of 9/20/19 -working at coming out of a slump but still pushing and making baby steps toward getting to my healthy weight!!!

Goals revised 9/20/19

Progress reports:
9/20/19 : Printed out goals and made chart using 9/16/19 weight as my start weight for these revisions

Member Since: 2/5/2008

Fitness Minutes: 355,844

My Goals:
My goals are simple:
Exercise consistently and reach a healthy weight.
I am aiming for a variety of exercise including but not limited to walking, Zumba and Zumba for Wii, Yoga,Kettlebells, and lifting weights for strength.

My specific goal is to reach my healthy weight 5 pounds at a time with Mondays being my "official" day to track that downward path. Will have other weigh-in days depending on what challenges I am participating in.

My Program:
For my Challenges :
accumulate at least 400 minutes of exercise activity weekly.

Include a variety of aerobic exercise, balancing exercises daily and strength training striving for no less than 3x per week for no less than 35 min per session.

Personal Information:
I live in upstate WNY with my husband of 41 years as of April 2019 :) and our 12 year old Beagle Oliver(the Happy Digger) We have two adult children, a daughter and a son. Our daughter lives across the street from us with her little family and our son currently resides about 11 hours away by car.Happily his job takes him back home about once a month.

I do a lot of volunteering including tutoring Math for grade school . I also sometimes take care of other people's dogs and sometimes cats.
We happily became Grandparents on Thanksgiving Day 2016 to a beautiful little girl named Penelope and then again on September 20,2018 to a handsome little boy named Miles.
We get to watch them currently 3 days for the two of them and one day with just Miles (and then some) a week. It is a joy to see their daily growth not only as individuals but as they interact with each other :D

Other Information:
I enjoy doing many things including crossword puzzles,Jumbles, playing word games and just plain strategy games on my DS, Sudoku, reading, working with plastic canvas, crocheting, gardening, walking dogs and just plain learning. I also audit classes at my Alma mater which is about a mile from my home.

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  • v SOMORE
    Hi Cathy,

    I am doing okay I guess. I have really only been back "at it" for 2 weeks now, but I feel great. I have so much pressure on me to get fit this year. Have events that I need to look decent for.

    I'll see you at the end of the tunnel... me at my happy weight and you at your healthy weight emoticon
    4327 days ago
    Thanks for your support, Cathy!

    (How did Odyssey of the Mind go? I had a former colleague who had a team in New York.)
    4327 days ago
    Thanks! This is so frustrating especially when we are finally getting nice weather! lol!
    4331 days ago
  • v HEIDIODIE123
    WOO-HOO! Nice!!! It's supposed to be warm here in ENY too, so I'm pretty psyched! I just hope it doesn't rain here...when I opened the door this a.m. to let my puppy out I saw it must have poured last night!! But the skies are looking pretty clear, with only a few puffy white clouds here and there, so hopefully the only rain we're getting is the rain we already got last night! emoticon
    Enjoy the beautiful weather, I know I will!
    4331 days ago
  • v SONIA.B
    emoticon Its EARTH DAY! Sorry that I have been MIA but this week has been crazy!

    I want to skip work and do nothing but be a hippi but its not cool like a cat emoticon . I know it sounds dumb but its really early right now,lol.

    emoticon So I hope that you have a green day! emoticon emoticon emoticon save a tree plant one if you can, feed the emoticon they poop less not as much as birds do lol, you should see my patio and front porch oh hubby gets mad all the time. emoticon and remember wear green today! emoticon Sonia
    4334 days ago