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Heading into Fall 5% Challenge. This will be my 6th, 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, 2018. 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: 59,583

My Goals:
Long Range GOALS:
Set a goal of 70lbs by my 70th Birthday (November 2019) I think 70 might be too much but we will see how I feel as I get closer.

Short term Goals: Expand the foods I eat, try new healthy items, eat everything sensibly, log all intake and keep calories and macros within ranges set.
Be more discipline and consistent with activity levels. Add one exercise class a week to my current activities. Weight lift 2X's a week. Cardio 6X's a week.
increasing both length of cardio and weight lifted

My Program:
Beck Diet Solution

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

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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