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Here I AM!! WORKING on these FLABBY ARMS!! ALSO OFF with the stomach/hips!

I live in such a BEAUTIFUL area (This is my backyard area) so now is the time to STOP and ENJOY this

She LOVES to watch EVERY MOVE hoping I'll be doing yoga. She FLIPS and turns as I DO! AND plays!


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We are now in the 3rd week of the FALL 5% Challenge! I am on the SPIRITED UNDER DOG Team (I am thankful they ALLOW me to be the ML, Motivational Leader). In the past 2 weeks, I've BROKEN my PLATEAU!! I KNOW What to do, but was out flirting during the break with Mr Whoopie Pie, Mr I am at the Fair and eating a FRIED SNICKERS(OH YUMMY! But, yeah I do NOT want to hang around him) and of course Mr Chips!! Oh they can RUSH you to the ER with Mr High Choloestrol!! So let's be CAREFUL on who we go out with!

I've said GOODBYE to 2 lbs and to make my 5% (in 8 weeks we aim to lose 5% of our weight) which is 9lbs. I am GOING FOR IT! WOOHOOOO!!

Each challenge is a NEW Chance to DO MY BEST to HIT my 5% Goal loss!!.

I have not done as well as the previous year. TOTALLY my own doing. I KNOW What to do, now to just do it. As we can see I AM.

Member Since: 7/7/2011

Fitness Minutes: 116,207

My Goals:
To hit my 5% Goal of about 9Lbs.

To make SURE I get my REST. If it's a hard night, to get UP and do a sleep yoga video posted on YOUTUBE. THere are MANY of these including for people who can't-do yoga at ALL.

My Program:

1) Drink 6 glasses of water (at 8 I generally GAIN)
2) Exercise SMARTLY! I keep breaking or injuring my foot which stops me cold. So now 10 to 20 mins at a time ONLY. If it feels at ALL Stressed,, slow WAY Down.
3) Stay in the 1200 to 1350 calorie range. NOT doing any "latest" things I've watched too many have MUCH success doing these, but then they go back to their regular eating after a time (sometimes a long time) and POOF! BACK comes the weight. NOT doing this.
4) Having DIANE APPRECIATION time by doing hobbies I enjoy. Working on a painting of the Fall. Very pleased with it thus far. I've had to LEARN if it's not "perfect" it doesn't matter. Rather my style does NOT have to be. It's way more about the fun than anything else.

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LOOKING Forward to HOPEFULLY during the next 8 weeks to get into a class at the local Animal Shelter to do KITTEN YOGA!! WOOHOOO!!!

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I DO NOT like the words "YOU CAN'T"!!! Where there's a WILL there's a WAY." It may NOT be the traditional way, but if we look for it, it'll be there. No matter where are on our journey we are HERE thus already an improvement.

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    You know, sometimes we are improving and growing the right way without even knowing it! emoticon
    6 days ago
  • v DEBBY4576
    You are famous now. Well, to me and the Dawg team you always have been! But today I was glancing thru the Sparkguy week Hello, and put on the brakes when I saw your Spark Name. He used your comment as an example of what it takes to live "outside the box", kind of a rebel training. Congrats girl!
    7 days ago
    It was my fault - I usually tell her - but after her Mother passed away, she decided she would sit-out the challenge and I didn't want to pressure her.

    Then when she found out, the team sign-ups had closed. I felt really bad but I was trying to give her some space.
    9 days ago
  • v DEBBY4576
    Yes, I was amazed when Sparks quit sending me emails and I had to go in three separate times on my Start page to get them. It was during that time the invites went out. Like you said, that's all it took for the Dawgs to reach full as a team. I am happy to see the team at the top again. And it is definitely the team spirit that does it.

    Miss the team. Your remembering me makes me know I'm remembered too!

    Hope all is well with you (wonder about that foot of yours).
    9 days ago
  • v CBASS30
    that I will do my best to eat healthy and within my calorie range,
    (I missed dinner, he got grumpy with me so I couldn't eat)
    that I will exercise to the best of my ability,
    (Then we made up and went ice skating)
    that I will watch my portions and avoid mindless eating,
    (He was told he has high cholesterol so we are doing much better these days)
    that I will avoid or limit unhealthy foods,
    (I had no unhealthy food today)
    that I will try to get enough sleep,
    (I was well rested yesterday)
    that I will stretch myself out of my comfort zone,
    (Well I did miss dinner)
    that I will always try to make healthy choices even when stressed,
    (Well its Breakfast time and I still need to eat so fell short here)
    that if I slip, I will get back on track with the very next opportunity,
    (I will eat breakfast soon)
    that I will keep a CAN DO attitude, or ask for Help,
    (It was only my second time ice skating and I use a thing to help me stand so I was out there and going fast for me, I can turn, still practicing how to stop)
    and that I will support my fellow pack mates
    (I think I do ok here but I guess its in the eye of the beholder)

    Have a wonderful Saturday my pal emoticon

    9 days ago
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