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Part 1 - My word of the year for 2017 is BELIEVE. Somewhere along the line in 2016 I lost my belief in me, what I can do, who I can be. This year I will direct my actions into BELIEVING in myself. That will start with achieving my goals for the year and for our 5% Challenges.

"Believe in yourself, take on your challenges, dig deep within yourself to conquer fears. Never let anyone bring you down. You got to keep going." ~ Chantal Sutherland
Although I started the Winter & Spring Challenges with gusto, I somehow lost my momentum. For the Summer Challenge, I am going back to my simple plan for the first Challenge in which I participated. Because my work schedule can be exhausting, I need to have a simple plan to stay on track. So, here's...

The Plan:
1. Eat 3 meals a day.
2. Exercise 4 days per week
3. Spending time with friends not affiliated with work.
4. My first 10 minutes of the day (after feeding Katie) will be spent in meditation or silence.
5. Keep healthy snacks on hand.

This is my 2017 Summer 5% Challenge Plan.
"It is no use saying, 'We are doing our best.' You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary." - Winston Churchill

Member Since: 7/24/2007

Fitness Minutes: 34,333

My Goals:
1. Affection for self
2. Eat healthy - 3 meals daily.
3. Track nutrition daily.
4. Do 15 minutes of strength training 4 days per week.
5. Track exercise daily
7. Acknowledge blessings daily.

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(These are my words of the year for 2008-2017.)

�The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear."~~ FB page of "Paying It Forward - One Day at a Time

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Books are my transport out of my little world into the universe! Nothing better than curling up with my cat Katie, book & a cup of tea...or glass of water! Love theater and movies, too!

"Lost time is never found again." - Benjamin Franklin

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  • v DNJOYS
    Sorry about the loss of Gracie. Nothing can ever fill the space they have in our hearts.
    3 days ago
  • v DNJOYS
    Stopping by to say, "Hi!" to a soon to be Cloverleaf. I'm a leader on the Cloverleaf Team for the 5% Challenges. Had to come meet you even though we've not yet started (things will get crazy with start-up tasks soon.) I'm looking forward to travelling with you during the next couple of months.

    Love your cat photos, especially the creative SnowCat! Also like your word for 2017. If we don't believe in ourselves or believe that we can do it, chances are good we won't be very successful.
    4 days ago
  • v KURTZIE1998
    Dog gone where has the time gone, just a few more days left of our summer challenge, hope emoticon emoticon emoticon

    Hope to see you when we start the fall challenge.
    30 days ago
  • v KURTZIE1998
    emoticon have a emoticon weekend. emoticon emoticon emoticon

    "When obstacles arise you change your direction to reach your goal you do not change your decision to get there." Zig Ziglar
    41 days ago
  • v KURTZIE1998
    Just a note to say hi

    Tips for staying on track this weekend - we don't want to let the weekend ruin our hard work this week,

    1. hydrate emoticon
    2. keep moving emoticon
    3. moderation emoticon
    4. plan ahead emoticon
    5. stay focused emoticon
    6. sleep emoticon
    56 days ago
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