My granddaughter, Desirée, 6 years old.
My grandson with his pants slipping down (one year old).
Hubby and I in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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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 of the 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.
To have fun, 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 very difficult, maintenance challenge has begun.
2016 Fall 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment
A minimum of 60 m of exercise, walking/hiking/other, 6 days a week. This may include 30 min of stretching and ST, 2 to 3 days a week.
As for my diet, nothing specific but to eat as healthy as possible within my calorie range to maintain or lose weight.
I live in Grecia, Alajuela, Costa Rica, in the mountains (at an altitude of 4757 ft). Married for 39 years. Three grown children already gone, and three grandkids. I'm currently working as a caregiver at home for my granddaughter 6, and her baby brother 16 months old.
My first SparkFriend in this page is my daughter and my granddaughter (pic taken about 5 years ago).
Besides my family, I enjoy my daily routine of exercising, caring for my pets, 4 dogs - 4 cats, the Internet forums -SP, 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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|75 Days until: End of Full Time Baby Care
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7 hours ago
Today brings us to the conclusion of the 30 Days of Gratitude Challenge series. For those of you who have faithfully walked this path with me for the past month, I’d like to thank you so much for taking the time to join me. It took real commitment and effort on your part, and I sincerely appreciate your time, efforts, dedication, and comments. This has not been easy, but it has been very rewarding for me, and I hope for each of you as well. Above all, I want you to know I am so very grateful for your enduring friendship, encouragement, and support.
Thank you once again for giving some of your time each day, and for being such an integral and important part of this community of people who want to make a positive difference in not only their lives, but in the lives of others. It means more than I can ever express in words. So, from the bottom of my heart . . . I thank you.
1 day ago
Patricia Sure, we will go out for New Years Eve/my birthday. I brought the car home today. I love it!!!
1 day ago
Patricia. I was not able to see Paul. I was caught in a traffic jam and if I went I would of been able to see him for about 30 minutes if that. It is not worth driving over a hour for. It would disappoint both of us, it is hard enough to say good bye after only 1 hour. I am going to try to get up there on Tuesday at night before returning the car on Wednesday. If I buy this car, I can go anytime so it won't matter. I am so nervous, am I digging myself a whole?
5 days ago
Hi my friend. An apple pie is cooking in my oven and soon will be a nice turkey breast. I am making my Thanksgiving dinner today because I want to take hubby a plate tomorrow. I have a delivery guy coming to bring the last peace of equipment needed to bring hubby home. Monday after the holiday I will call the people about his care takers. There are forms that have to be signed by doctors saying hubby needs a care taker and than he is coming home. May only take about two weeks or so. Looks like he will be home before the year ends.
Hope all is well with you and yours
8 days ago