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Hello from Costa Rica!

I've found three constants in my journey to losing weight (not maintenance):
1. It's all up to you, nobody else.
2. Calories-in HAVE to be less than calories-out.
3. I had to suffer, but it was totally worth it.

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). Aiming a more middle range BMI, I decided to go ...
Hello from Costa Rica!

I've found three constants in my journey to losing weight (not maintenance):
1. It's all up to you, nobody else.
2. Calories-in HAVE to be less than calories-out.
3. I had to suffer, but it was totally worth it.

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). Aiming a more middle range BMI, I decided to go for 126 lbs which I reached (for a grand total of 19 lbs lost since I joined SP). 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 challenges. I was always procrastinating the big start.

I am extremely happy I've found invaluable friends along this lifelong journey here at SP. My dear mentor: Ramona, GODS TEMPLE.
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Member Since: 12/5/2010

SparkPoints: 148,388

Fitness Minutes: 148,925

My Goals:
To have fun, sharing and accomplishing goals in the life long journey towards our health, in our lifestyle change.

I reached my goal weight on Nov 8, 2014. My center weight is 126 pounds.
No tracking food since Feb 21, 2015 (experimenting).

My Program:
Winter 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment
A minimum of 120 min of exercise, mostly hiking, 5 to 6 days a week. Plus 20-30 min of stretching / ST, 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.

Personal Information:
I live in Grecia, Alajuela, Costa Rica. I'm a Costa Rican. I live in the mountains (at an altitude of 4757 ft). Married for a lot of years. 3 grown-up kids already gone, and two and a half grandkids. I'm currently working as a caregiver at home for my elderly mom (with senile dementia), my granddaughter, and another grandson baby on the way.
My first SparkFriend in this page is my daughter and my granddaughter (pic taken about 4 years ago).

Other Information:
Besides my family, I love walking/hiking, the Internet forums -SP, reading, watching movies, my pets, 4 dogs - 4 cats. I love to travel overseas, but can't afford to do it as often as I'd like.
I'm an atheist with total respect for people's beliefs.

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LEANJEAN6
3/6/2015 6:29:16 PM

Hi Patricia---Yu are so good to read the blogs!----I appreciate it!-Lynda



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DIANNEMT
3/5/2015 11:31:55 AM

Thanks for the goodie and wishing me well on my "spotlight" day! We are all on this journey to "healthy" together!!



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MADAMES
3/5/2015 2:09:47 AM

Thanks for stopping by with your concern for my mom and my family. You are so sweet!
Hugs,
Evelyn



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GWINNER1
3/2/2015 1:22:16 AM

Thanks so much dear Patricia so sending birthday and Leader In The Spotlight congrats. I had a wonderful birthday and weekend.



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BARBIE176
2/28/2015 12:23:51 AM

emoticon Just stopping by to say "Happy Friday! Forget all the bad things you’ve encountered this week and have a great weekend. " emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon



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