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Fall 2017 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment:

As I get ready to start the 5% Fall 2017 Challenge, I continue to suffer from sciatic pain and hip bursitis after over two years which has definitely interfered with my motivation to do my regular exercise. I have had some shots which only temporarily relieved the pain so now I am trying to establish a habit of stretching and strengthening to help alleviate the pain. I am determined to persevere and get back into my regular fitness routine and show the scale who is boss.. My exercise plan for the Fall 5% challenge is:
1. 30 minute cardio daily Monday through Friday.
2. 15 to 30 minutes stretching and strengthening exercises
provided by my doctor for my pains.
3. 60 minute yoga class twice per week.
4. 15 to 30 minutes of strength twice per week.
5. Minimum of 15 minutes movement on the weekends


Fall 2017 5% Challenge Nutrition Plan:
My pledge for the Fall 2017 5% challenge is to achieve my weight loss goals. My nutrition plan during this challenge will be stay within my calorie range daily as well as eating foods touted to be helpful in getting my cholesterol to a healthier number. Water is 64 to 104 ounces daily.. I am here to inspire, support and motivate others in their journey while receiving the same on my journey.

On my team page I will daily record my exercise and Living the Good Life points, and I will weigh and record my weight weekly. I will check with my team at least three times per week. I will visit team members' pages and blogs as much as I can.

I will STAY FOCUSED and NEVER GIVE UP!




Member Since: 4/10/2006

Fitness Minutes: 135,587

My Goals:
My 2017 goals:

1. Walk daily 5 out of 7 days a minimum of 30 minutes
2. Have freggies at each meal
3. Limit sugar and processed food


My Program:
walk daily 5 out of 7 days a minimum of 30 minutes

60 minutes yoga three times weekly

stretch and strengthen IT band daily

40+ minutes strength two times weekly




Personal Information:
My name is Barbara, aka Barbie. I live in Roseburg, Oregon. I am 67, widowed on November 12, 2013. I have three children, a grown daughter who has a 24 year old daughter and an 18 year old son; a grown son who has a son who is 20 and working in the woods as a logger, and I had one son who died 24 years ago at the age of 15+ in a downhill skiing accident. I retired just a couple of months before my husband became so ill, so now that he is gone, I am still learning how to fill my days, and fix meals for one.


Other Information:
I got a dog after my husband's death, a Padderdale Terrier (looks like a miniature black lab), named Marv in memory of my husband who had a collection of Marvin the Martian things.
I enjoy reading, scrapbooking, card making, quilting, and knitting. I am learning how to take care of the lawn and garden which were Bill's pride and joy. I love the sunshine and being outdoors.

Quote by Coach Nicole: Exercise is not a means to an end. It's a tool for living your best life.




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  • v CATLOVER110
    “Either you run the day or the day runs you.” Plan a great day today! emoticon
    3 hours ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
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    Believe in your moments of revelation, believe in yourself, take action, and watch the world conspire to support you. Elise Ballard
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    3 hours ago
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    Thanks for stopping by my Spark page, and for
    the goodie, and your note.
    I appreciate your kindness, encouragement and support!
    Have a beautiful day!
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    10 hours ago
  • v BARBIEE52
    Even tho' this is long, I just had to share it with you. I hope you enjoy it.
    ~~~***~~~{}~~~***~~~A Man, Puppies, A Boy~~~***~~~{}~~~***~~~

    A farmer had some puppies he needed to sell. He painted a sign
    advertising the 4 pups, and set about nailing it to a post on the edge of his yard.
    As he was driving the last nail into the post, he felt a tug on his overalls.
    He looked down into the eyes of a little boy.
    "Mister," he said, "I want to buy one of your puppies."
    "Well," said the farmer, as he rubbed the sweat of the back of his neck,
    "these puppies come from fine parents and cost a good deal of money."
    The boy dropped his head for a moment. Then reaching deep into his pocket,
    he pulled out a handful of change and held it up to the farmer.
    "I've got thirty-nine cents. Is that enough to take a look?"
    "Sure," said the farmer. And with that he let out a whistle. "Here Dolly!" he called.
    Out from the doghouse and down the ramp ran Dolly followed by
    four little balls of fur. The little boy pressed his face against the
    chain link fence. His eyes danced with delight. As the dogs made their way
    to the fence, the little boy noticed something else stirring inside the doghouse.
    Slowly another little ball appeared, this one noticeably smaller.
    Down the ramp it slid. Then in a awkward manner,
    the little pup began hobbling toward the others, doing its best to catch up....
    "I want that one," the little boy said, pointing to the runt.
    The farmer knelt down at the boy's side and said, "Son, you don't want that puppy.
    He will never be able to run and play with you like these other dogs would."
    With that the little boy stepped back from the fence, reached down,
    and began rolling up one leg of his trousers. In doing so he revealed a steel brace
    running down both sides of his leg attaching itself to a specially made shoe.
    Looking back up at the farmer, he said, "You see sir, I don't run too well myself,
    and he will need someone who understands."
    With tears in his eyes, the farmer reached down and picked up the little pup.
    Holding it carefully he handed it to the little boy.
    "How much?" asked the little boy.
    "No charge," answered the farmer, "There's no charge for love."

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    "When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you'll be successful." ~Eric Thomas

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    16 hours ago
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