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Heading into 5% Challenge. This will be my ?th, love the things I am learning through these challenges. I have defined goals to help accomplish a 5% weight loss. I am focusing on more discipline and focus with my daily exercise. Staying the course. If you are reading this you really should consider doing a 5% Challenge. I have met some really amazing people to help me along the way.


I have been a "sparker" since 2008, left and now return for a re-do. I am going to make this re-do stick. Live and learn!!! I've always been very active person, until I fractured my spine (2013) and it's time to get back to the strong bodied woman I feel inside. I have a custom tattoo, it's my avatar (note pic at your left). Lord knows, I would love to look like that but it's really more about spirit. I have spent my life searching for meaning in life, note the hiker has a compass in her hand. I have lived at times somewhat recklessly (haven't we all?). My compass has taken me to a very comfortable place in life, and I do not want to be sedentary. I want to live life to the fullest until I'm very old and gray.
I am back in the fight for my health, and to live the life I want to live without the issue of weight (lose enough to not feel so much knee and back pain) and immobility to contend with!

I retired from 30 years as a RN on December 29, 2017. I have many, many little goals in retirement and now that I have started to lose a little weight, my mind has gone berserk. I'm returning to my bucket list. adding things I thought were gone from my future.

Bucket list:
Learn to scuba dive
Scuba dive in Belize or somewhere with great dives
Learn to fence (swords)
Work trip to Thailand~ DONE FEB. 2019!!!
Kayak more places


Member Since: 4/6/2008

Fitness Minutes: 70,513

My Goals:
Long Range GOALS:
Bali October of 2020...weight goal is 165#

Short term Goals: Stay within my Calorie range including macros 6 days per week.
Dead bug exercise every day!
Knee exercises (prescribe by dr.), once a day, 6 days a week
Weight lift 2X's a week.
Cardio 6X's a week.
increasing both length of cardio and weight lifted as appropriate


My Program:
Beck Diet Solution

In a nutshell,
Eat everything in moderation.
Be mindful when eating.
Exercise





Personal Information:
I live just outside of Chicago, with my 2 grown sons. Retirement is fun and for entertainment I, gardening, ride my bike, kayak and just about anything outdoors. I exercise at home and the gym, love to cook (hence the weight issue), doing home repairs and decorating. I am always up for travel and going out to a variety of activities with friends and family .


Other Information:
I'm a Chicago Blackhawks fan. When I refer to HOSSA, it is not the actual hockey player but my German Shepherd dog...a poor substitute. LOL




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  • v KURTZIE1998
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    May this new month bring realization of your dreams and goals. Happy New Month
    1 hour ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
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    The 3 components of happiness are: Gratitude, Generosity, Ethics. Tina Tessina Scott Wittig
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    Thank you for your kind thoughts. We know we're in good hands, so that's a comfort.
    5 hours ago
  • v DETERMINEDJANET
    My guess is a promise ring. Can't imagine giving something of that value as an everyday gift at this age. I tried to capture an image of SnapChat of it, but it isn't totally clear as she was moving.
    5 hours ago
  • v MSMOSTIMPROVED
    Thank you for stopping by my blog. Honest to goodness I whispered to the universe: heeeyyyy how'd she get winnneee and popcorn emoticon emoticon emoticon

    I know it will be fine in the end but we work so hard for these weigh-ins. You can't help but want to be successful. It is good just to remind yourself that we are also working out and eating better to get healthier.

    Have a beautiful day and productive week!!!
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    2 days ago
  • v DETERMINEDJANET
    Clean the diffuser with a toothbrush every week or two. Depending on the type you have the pieces around the vent snap apart. If you need to, put it is hydrogen peroxide.
    3 days ago
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