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I retired from a job that was a 24 hour a day 7 day a week hassle and am now finding time for myself. I enjoy reading, walking, cruising and enjoying the grand kids. Went back to work at a school and am enjoying the work, but need to rework my program to account for the triggers that are there.

Update (December 26, 2014). Found out yesterday that we have a new grandbaby on the way! Merry Christmas to us! Even more of an incentive to get my routine down and get healthier!
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I retired from a job that was a 24 hour a day 7 day a week hassle and am now finding time for myself. I enjoy reading, walking, cruising and enjoying the grand kids. Went back to work at a school and am enjoying the work, but need to rework my program to account for the triggers that are there.

Update (December 26, 2014). Found out yesterday that we have a new grandbaby on the way! Merry Christmas to us! Even more of an incentive to get my routine down and get healthier!

Update (November 28,2014) So it's been almost a year and I a happy to say that I am maintaining. But that is not my goal. I need to drop at least 20% of the weight I put back on after we lost the kiddoes. My heart and head was not in it then, but I am now ready to make another push. So here is to a better 2015 and a December of staying on track.

Update (December 27, 2013) Got a little off track this last quarter of the year, but did not gain. Am setting up my program to get the last 15 pounds back off and will begin immediately. Awaiting the arrival of twin grandchildren and need to be ready to be of assistance to dd and be a better me.

Update (July 14,2013) I have completed the Spring to Summer 5% Challenge and am in the middle of BLC22. The Summer 5% Challenge begins on July 27th and I want to keep the momentum going. I am steadily losing weight and am feeling much better about myself. Eating is getting better and I am getting the strength training in also. I want to be in the midst of a solid streak when school starts up again in early August so that I don't backslide like I did last year. I am feeling much more confident about it.

Update (December 1, 2012) These last few months have not been pretty at all. I went back to work thinking that I needed to be more active on a daily basis and I love my job and the people in the office, but I have not done well with maintaining my commitment to eat well and exercise. So here and now I am recommitting to being better to myself. I put back on 15 of the 40 pounds that I lost. I will NOT make excuses for myself, but just restart the program with small steps to get everything back under control. A special thanks to my BLC and 5% Challenge teams for their attempts to keep me in line!!! Here's to a new start.

Update (June 2012) I am getting the routines back down and am using the BLC and the 5% Challenges to help me get back to maintenance. I will exercise a minimum of 60 minutes 5 days a week and track all the food I eat.

Update (April 2012) Ok so life has thrown some major curve balls over the last year. I have gained 10 pounds in the process. It stops here as I get me life back in gear, Going to get back to my goal of 125 and start the maintenance learning curve again. Thanks to all my friends for their support during the past year.

Update (September 2011) I am struggling a little with maintenance. It is hard right now to find the right balance of calories and exercise to keep everything in check. But I will keep working at it until I can figure it all out.

Update (April 2011) I have hit the 120 pound point and am happy here so I am going into maintenance mode. Now the challenge comes to see if all I have learned will stick. I will remain a sparker, because I feel the need to remain accountable and I like all my friends here.

Update (February 2011) I am now 6 pounds from my goal weight. I am not sure that I even need or want to be that low, but I want to try it and see how it works. If it doesn't stick I can be happy where I am. Everything fits well, I just need to tone up. We'll see what happens in the next 8 weeks and go from there.

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Member Since: 3/5/2010

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My Goals:
Lose 20 pounds and figure out maintenance.

Make the necessary changes to get back on track and then make them consistent.

My Program:
1. Cardio at least 30 minutes 7 days a week
2. Strength 3 times a week
3. Post every bite, lick, taste
4. Stay in calorie range daily
5. Post to challenge threads daily
6. Chat on team threads daily


Personal Information:
I live in Pasadena , Texas with my husband Mike. We have 3 children all living close by. We have 2 grandsons (one who recently passed on April 20,2011),another born on 6/22/2011 and a granddaughter(who also went To the Lord on March 30th 2012). We now have Emerson and Easton who joined us on 1/6/14.

So life got out of control and am getting it back together.

Other Information:
I enjoy reading, dancing and listening to music. But most of all I enjoy my grandchildren. They keep me active.

I am working on changes to my lifestyle.

I am committing to getting more exercise and eating better during the 2015 Winter 5% Challenge and BLC 27. Looking forward to both challenges starting soon.

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IYA_EKUNDAYO
4/1/2015 2:55:35 PM

We are getting closer to the starting line team, only 3 more days ...
Stay positive, focus on the prize at the finish line!
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“The only thing that's keeping you from getting what you want is
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3/30/2015 12:41:18 PM

emoticon and Happy Monday! Today's inspirational quote and food for thought:

"Every day may not be good but there is something good in everyday."

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SOOKIE
3/30/2015 9:09:28 AM

"Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them – a desire, a dream, a vision." ~Muhammad Ali

Champions in the Kitchen 5% Spring Challenge.

Spring has Sprung! It's a beautiful time of the year - trees and flowers are in bloom and our spirits are usually soaring in anticipation of warmer weather! Wishing you all the best as we blossom in the kitchen and into the person you are to be.



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IYA_EKUNDAYO
3/29/2015 7:24:50 PM

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Consider making these Affirmations of an Inspired Life a part of your daily expression of intent:

• HONOR - I Honor My True Self
• FORGIVENESS - I Forgive Myself and All Others with Compassion
• GRATITUDE - I Receive ALL of Life with Thanksgiving
• CHOICE - I CHOOSE with Open Mind and Open Heart
• VISION - I Dream with Powerful Intention
• ACTION - I Act with Bold Courage
• CELEBRATION - I Dance with a Light Heart
• UNITY - I Am One With Spirit and All Creation
Have a great day!



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IYA_EKUNDAYO
3/25/2015 10:08:00 AM

Lucky you...." retired from a job that was a 24 hour a day 7 day a week hassle"
That job sounds like my job now.
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Looking forward to the challenge, making new friends and a new beginning
towards better health! emoticon

As we start the new 5% spring challenge
Lets look at it as starting a new...
Lets begin by positive self talk:
Let's reinforce positive to ourselves...

emoticon I am ready to accept good things in my life
emoticon I can accomplish my goals
emoticon I have a strong character
emoticon I am a good person
emoticon I am a beautiful person
emoticon I don't compare myself with others. We all
have different strengths and I will nurture myself
and not belittle my value.

Let's get our intention moving in a positive
direction and let's be the best team of them all!
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