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My main goal is to be healthy. I don't have a lot of weight to lose, but it seems very difficult for me to do that now. I know age has something to do with that, and I also have hypothyroidism. Nothing is impossible with the right attitude and determination. "I can do all things through Christ who strengtheneth me."
The person who really wants to do something finds a way; the other person finds an excuse.
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Member Since: 5/2/2012

Fitness Minutes: 76,530

My Goals:
Lose 5% of my weight to lower blood pressure.
Gain more energy.
.Be more consistent in exercise. Doing at least 30 minutes daily.
Add strength training to my workout routine at least twice a week.
Work toward 5 servings of freggies daily.

My Program:
1. Participate in the Summer 5% Challenge
2 Track food daily and stay within SP guidelines.
3. Pilates, strength training and chair exercises until my foot has healed enough for walking again.
4. Working to add muscle and tone my arms. Do strength training twice a week.

Exercise plan for Summerl 5% Challenge: 2020
30 minutes cardio 4 days a week.
Strength training 2 times a week.
Pilates 3 days a week.

Diet will be adding more freggies, eating more plant proteins, limiting sweets, drinking plenty water, and tracking to make sure calories are in range.
getting enough fiber.
. Get 8 glasses water daily.

Personal Information:
I live on the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee. I have 6 grandchildren and 7 step grandchildren. I enjoy reading, crocheting, cooking, and gardening, and being with family. I enjoy living where we can enjoy the 4 seasons and the different beauties each one brings. I live on a small farm in a very rural area. We have some angus cows, some goats, and a doberman who thinks she is the boss. I am a retired school teacher having taught kindergarten the last several years. I love God and church is important to me. For several years, I was the church pianist. After my first husband died, I remarried. I moved to a different church and don't play now, but I sing in the choir and occasionally sing a solo. I took a few art classes and enjoy doing acrylics. I've also done some watercolor and pastels. This has become a great release for me

Other Information:
I went skydiving for my 72nd birthday. Would love to do again.
I have no support at home and rely on Spark Friends for encouragement and support.

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    Awwwwww--Yu are so kind! --Thank yu for the flowers--- such a nice thought!
    I appreciate it!
    Hugs, Lynda
    23 days ago

    Wanting to refocus this Fall? The BL Challenge is there for you! We have ten teams that compete with each other in Fitness and Nutrition Challenges designed to promote positive lifestyle changes, and of course weight loss. There are different challenges each week for the duration of the challenge. Support and encouragement are a important aspect of the smaller individual teams. The larger team also gives you a chance to congratulate and get to know members from other teams. After all we are all in this together and together we are stronger. emoticon To join the challenge you can click on my username and then either click on the Blue Biggest Loser Icon, or leave me a message, or use this URL
    _individual.asp?gid=25339 or use the search and search for “Biggest Loser Summer Challenge ALL Teams”. Once there join and add your name to the waitlist that is one the thread below the Sparktastic Summer Slimdown ~Chit Chat Thread

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