My three dear grandchildren, Ruben (22 months old), Jose Antonio (8 y.o.) and Desiree (7 y.o.).



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Hello from Costa Rica! I'm a Costa Rican, living in Costa Rica.

I'm a proud member of the Awesome A Team - 5% Challenges.

My weight loss story:

For about 3 years, I was unable to get the motivation and determination (the big push) necessary to embrace and enjoy a complete change in my lifestyle seriously, until I got into the 5% challenges. I was always procrastinating the big start.

Thanks to the 2014 Summer 5% Challenge, I lost 5.4 pounds. And to the 2014 Fall 5% Challenge, I lost 4.6 pounds more and reached my goal weight (a total of 10 lbs lost).

I am extremely happy I've found invaluable friends along this lifelong journey here at SP.

"On any one day you can massively change the direction of your life.” ~Jim Rohn

Member Since: 12/5/2010

Fitness Minutes: 253,873

My Goals:
To have fun by sharing and accomplishing goals together with my SP friends in this lifelong health journey.

I reached my goal weight on Nov 8, 2014. My center weight is 128 pounds. The lifelong and so far difficult maintenance challenge continues.

My Program:
Fall 5% Challenge 2017
-Exercise Commitment
A minimum of 60 m of exercise, walking/hiking/dancing, 6 days a week. This may include 30 min or more of yoga stretching and ST, 2 days a week.
-Nutrition Commitment
As for my diet, nothing specific but to eat as healthy as possible within my calorie range to maintain or lose weight.

Personal Information:
I live in Grecia, Alajuela, Costa Rica, in the mountains (at an altitude of 4757 ft). I'm 58, married for 40 years. Three grown children already gone, and three grandkids. I'm currently working as a part time caregiver at home for my granddaughter 7+, and her toddler brother 2 years+ old.
My first SparkFriend in this page is my daughter and my granddaughter (pic taken about 6 years ago).

Other Information:
Besides my family, I enjoy my daily routine of walking, caring for my pets, 4 dogs - 3 cats, Sparking, reading, watching movies or TV series. I also love to travel overseas, but can't afford to do so as often as I'd like to.
I'm an atheist with total respect for people's beliefs.

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    Your tracking your meals is a good idea. I wish I could do it but most days I go to the meals on wheels cafe and can't easily track those meals. I have made them lower calorie by saving the bread for hubby sandwiches, saving the milk for breakfast and saving the fruit for the nights desert.
    I live in Sacramento, in the Sacramento valley. It is in the upper middle part of the state. The fires are up in the mountains around us but not near our city. We had a few days of a little smoke but really we are not effected by the fires. I am safe.
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    1 day ago
    Hi my good friend hope all is well with you and yours as it is with mine and me. Hubby getting more and more independent each day. I took a break from Spark People but am back today. The weight is coming off and I am having to wear smaller jeans. Wearing an 8 today with muffen top but my other jeans I have to hike up and I hate that
    1 day ago
    Congratulations on landing us all safely!!

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    2 days ago
    Thanks for having me as a friend!

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