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Ready to start the 5% Fall Challenge

Today (9/20/14) a new Fall Challenge has begun. I joined the Starfish Team again. I prepared by watching my sweets these past couple of weeks, ate lots of fruit and vegetables, reduced my carb intake, and feel, overall, in great spirits and shape. To make it even more special, I had made contact with another SP member, who lives practically in my neighborhood, and who, as I found out, also had joined the 5% challenge, although a competing team. What amazed me is that she has three members on ...
Today (9/20/14) a new Fall Challenge has begun. I joined the Starfish Team again. I prepared by watching my sweets these past couple of weeks, ate lots of fruit and vegetables, reduced my carb intake, and feel, overall, in great spirits and shape. To make it even more special, I had made contact with another SP member, who lives practically in my neighborhood, and who, as I found out, also had joined the 5% challenge, although a competing team. What amazed me is that she has three members on her team, who I had met in person, two of which, along with myself, belonged to a different team, altogether, for several years. We met over coffee, then took a long walk, going uphill most of the time. A great kick-off for a new challenge.

What this challenge will bring, I don't know yet. I have never reached the 5% loss in the past, although I have come close, once or twice. One thing that I am sure of is the fact that it keeps me exercising and watching what I eat. During this first week, we are counting our water intake, besides our exercise minutes.

I am happy to welcome my friend Nancy to our team.

Thank you to all the Leaders who were willing to take on the overwhelming job of setting up the teams and continue to watch over us.
We can do it!!!
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Continue to eat lots of fruit and vegetables. Eat protein 2 - 3 times a day, and work on drinking more water. Work out, almost daily, but no less than 5 days a week.

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I was born and grew up in Germany. Curiosity prompted a visit to the US and I never left. I am married to the love of my life. We have two sons and four grand daughters. In Aug. 2011, I celebrated 50 years in the US. Hard to believe. I had total hip replacement surgery in July 2010. I love walking, skiing, golfing, swimming, and, out of necessity, strength training, to stay as active as I can.

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SUSANELAINE1956
9/20/2014 6:30:46 PM

Thanks for commenting on my BLC Expectations blog. Judging by the way my legs feel, it was definitely a workout. emoticon I really enjoyed meeting you and would love to walk together again.



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SUSANELAINE1956
9/17/2014 2:41:04 PM

I was just thinking that Saturday or Sunday for our walk would be better. I had forgotten my husband has a dentist appointment tomorrow and wants me to drive him just in case he's not in shape to drive home. Looking forward to the walk. emoticon



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ROCKPORT9
9/16/2014 10:30:05 PM

I have done zumba which was a lot of fun. Just a little too much impact for my arthritic feet! Enjoy your golf!



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MONAKIN314
9/14/2014 1:49:41 PM

Welcome to the Starfish Team!
Please let me know if you have any questions or if there is anything I can help you with.
GO emoticon !!!!




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CLAIREINPARIS
9/8/2014 1:18:04 AM

emoticon so much, your kind comment on my blog about Rome made my day! emoticon



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