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My Name is Maria, originally from NY, but now live in Delaware -the first State. Hubby and I have been married 40 years this past March. We have one daughter who is married and lives 2 1/2 hours from us (boo hoo) They have blessed us with two beautiful granddaughters whom we love with all our heart. This past June I retired after 26 years working with the State of Delaware in Teacher Certification. I will be turning 65 on 9/18 and have decided that I want to be one of those healthy fiesty old ladies.

I will soon start the Fall 5% challenge with my furry Teddy family and I will give it my fullest and I will succeed. I have to succeed for myself and my family. I had a lot of unhealthy habits when I was working (the candy jar, cookie jar....) Now that I have grown up, I want a healthy lifestyle. There is a size 10 inside yelling to come out and it's time she did.

Member Since: 10/11/2009

Fitness Minutes: 60,219

My Goals:
Fall 5% Challenge:
1. Do my morning exercises at least 5x wk
2. Walk 20 min each day (or elliptical when weather is bad)
3. Look at my plate and what is on it. Be more mindful of what I am eating.
4. Get up and move around more = every hour at least!!
5.Drink plenty of water. Fill up on water- not sugary snacks.
6. Give myself a break and realize I can't do it all at once.

My Program:
Stay within calorie range
Learn better substitutes for food choices
Utilize the produce we are growing and learn new ways to cook with the fresh greens, squash, beans and various peppers and tomatoes

Personal Information:
I currently live in Milford, DE. I recently retired after 26 years from the State of Delaware where I was a supervisor for Teacher Certification. I have been married to a saint for 40 yrs. We have one daughter and two beautiful granddaughters age 11 and 7.

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