VTORIA3   105,976
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Molly gets me out walking. Good Girl!

Looking forward to enjoying pansies again this Spring!

Champions in the Kitchen 2015 Summer Challenge 5%

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A Day that SPARKles, is a day well done

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Committed to doing the 2015 Summer 5% Challenge!

Just do it!

Committed to doing the 2015 Summer 5% Challenge!

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Member Since: 9/23/2009

SparkPoints: 105,976

Fitness Minutes: 78,100

My Goals:
Live a healthy fit life, NEVER quit.

I love the 5% Challenges:
2014 Summer 5%
2014 Inbetween
2014 Fall 5%
2015 Winter5%
2015 Inbetween
2015 Spring 5%
2015 Summer 5%

2014 Summer 5% Challenge Results:
(my best Challenge)

Weight: Lost 11#
Hips: Lost 2"
BMI 25.5 just short of goal to achieve healthy range of 25
WHR .72
Size: 12 (from sz 14)

My Program:
100 Days of Accountability, Ongoing Chapters

Plan intentions before the start of every day.

Find positives in every day.

Doing 2015 Summer 5% Challenge Program:

Exercise 5-6 Days every week.

Eat a healthy balanced 1200 - 1555 calories daily. Holidays, family events, vacation option: max daily calories=weight x 15 calories .
No evening snacking as much as possible

Personal Information:
Happily married with 3 terrific grown boys, 3 lovely grandkids, and a dog. Took an early retirement in 2009, which presented many new lifestyle changes. Have a part-time bookkeeping business going; watch 3 yr old granddaughter 2 days weekly.

Other Information:
Enjoy time with family and friends, reading, gardening (novice), cooking & mini vacations.

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Member Comments:
7/24/2015 10:13:05 PM

Thanks for commenting on my blog!Good luck with your progress tomorrow! Thank you for keeping me motivated!

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7/24/2015 11:07:54 AM

Absolutely, when I've been intensely at work on a painting for a few hours and then finish for the day, it's like I'm coming back from far away. I think it's just that you are completely focused on one thing.

I know what you mean about noticing things visually more. I do the same thing, looking at colors in nature and wondering how I'd mix them. And I really notice how areas of light and shadow change the way objects look. You sound like you're really getting into it!

As far as seeing people I'd like to paint, I don't really think about it. I think I could get interested in painting anyone who was willing to sit for me, there's just so much to the human face. Except, I'd have to say, for people with very doughy faces, I find that difficult because I don't get those light and shadows.

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7/24/2015 9:40:05 AM

emoticon Good morning!!
I am late today. So you have me beat. I am getting ready to head out though. Very cool morning here too. The birds are singing. Missed my sunrise today emoticon

You can do it buddy. 10K and day and no snacking emoticon
Hope Molly is feeling better. emoticon for Molly!!

I am using my tablet till my Son fixes my computer again!! Do not like this thing!!

Thank you for stopping by, helps me to get going today.

emoticon to you my sweet friend.

Have a beautiful weekend. emoticon

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7/22/2015 11:05:20 PM

Little mini-challenge for you: Try an Interval Walk or two this week (or adapt it whatever your cardio preference is). Exercise as fast as your can for just 30 seconds, followed by 1 minute at a steady, recovery pace, then repeat as many times as time permits. This type of "interval workout" intensifies your workout, so you don't have dedicate that much of your day to working out, but you still get the same benefits (if not more, because HITT workouts are a excellent addition to your workout regimen).

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7/20/2015 10:26:02 AM

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"Goals ARE NOT a January 1st thing.
Set them WEEKLY, Set them MONTHLY.
Set them so that you are MOVING FORWARD.

Champions in the Kitchen!

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