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Hi. I'm Susan. I live in Southern California. I'm married, no kids, two, dogs, one cat. I am 63. My ultimate goal is to lose 200 pounds (yikes!), I met my stage one goal on April 8, 2018 of losing 50 pounds and now it's on to stage 2. I'm working on the second 50 pounds. It's been slow going and I've had set backs but I refuse to quit.

I am an EL (extra leader) on the Spirited Underdog team in the 5% challenge. It's a good way to get to know others and support one another, with some accountability, but no pressure. Come join us!

2020 has been quite a year and forced lots of changes on us all. Some just plain irritating, some good. It has forced me to finally get my home gym set up since my gym has been closed for over 6 months. I'm starting to get back into the habit of regular workouts.

Member Since: 3/20/2017

Fitness Minutes: 48,765

My Goals:
1. lose 200 pounds (37.7% of the way there)
2. to gain more freedom of movement (getting there!)

1. Eat between 1200 and 1400 calories a day
2. sodium = below 2400
3. fiber = 20 a day grams per day
4. weight training = 3-4 times per week
5. Dog walk 3-4 times per week
6. Prepare and eat home cooked meals.

My Program:
I am following a meal plan that includes all things in moderation. Trying to hit between 1200 and 1400 calories a day.

Personal Information:
I work full-time with an estimated retirement date of July 1, 2022. I am a needle worker and crafter when I can find the time.

Other Information:
Weight Training - Sept/Oct 2020

reps wt
Back row 15 12
Bench press 15 10
"L" raise 15 5
Bicep curl 15 10
Tricep kickbacks 15 10
Sit-ups (on balance ball) 50
Squats 15 15
Push-ups (from counter) 15

Repeat the above three times each workout

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    emoticon Last day of Summer, wow, it flew by and you got EVERYTHING done! emoticon Super Duper work Susan! You can strut into Fall like HECK Yah! emoticon
    8 hours ago
    emoticon I just reread your note, get the speed bag, WooHoo!
    3 days ago
    emoticon I understand, it Is tough seeing deteriorating spouses, I hope it works! My hubs is extremely proud and supportive of my journey, but I have not inspired him to move differently. It’s weird, in my experience, I’ve seen more women fight for health, and sadly I’ve seen more men give in once they know it’s chronic. My husband watched me fight Cancer, he knows you have to fight for health, but his inner pilot is what needs to be lit, and only he can do that.
    3 days ago
    After you put your feet in the straps, after you flip over on to all fours, you lean on the box with arms in a figure 11 position, from there you lift your body up into a modified TRX Plank. It’s how I would coach you to get your form right, that’s if I were a coach, which I am not.
    3 days ago
    LOLOL BRAT!! As we know I'm on the other side of the country and today our clouds were smokey and the sun was on the red side, looked really weird!!
    6 days ago
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