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I have joined the Winter 5% Challenge which is 8 weeks of inspiration towards the weight loss journey. It is a Race to Fascinating Places - Join a supportive team and let's have fun as we lose 5% of our weight, make new friends and improve our health! It starts January 9th.
Look up the team by it's name which is.... 2021 5% Winter Challenge or cut and paste this

I live in Washington State, Port Angeles to be exact. It's at the start of the Straits of Juan de Fuca, and directly across the water from Victoria Canada. Beautiful place.

I have struggled with weight my whole life. More than once I''ve had to lose 30 pounds. It just kinda creeps up on ya uh?

My family includes my husband, myself and a Pomchi.

I have 3 daughters, as of Feb 2018 they all live on this side of the Puget Sound too. I have 6 grandchildren, ages 26, 22,10 and 8, 4, and a 2 year old. Only the oldest is a boy, all the rest are girls!

My biggest wish was to live closer to my children and grandchildren again. We are the ones that moved away for 15 years. My wish came true, but it was hard won. On Oct 18, 2013 we had a house fire in our home in Lake Havasu, AZ. It took nine months of misery, RENTALS moves, and insurance adjustments but we moved into OUR home in Port Angeles, WA 7-18-2014. Nine months to the day of the fire.

Here''s to us ALL "positively" losing to our goal weight and then keeping our weight off!!

Member Since: 7/31/2011

Fitness Minutes: 355,746

My Goals:
To Stop gaining, it's been going up since pancreatitis and Gallbladder removal Dec 2016
To Eat Healthy. AND to use the 5% challenge (as a Spirited Underdog) to give me the umpf Needed to lose!

My Program:
Tracking my food daily
drinking 64 oz cranwater EVERY day
Never sit more than 50 min and then get up for at least 10.
Minimum of 10,000 steps a day.

Walk 5 miles a day.

Personal Information:
I am 72 now. As of December 2020. Where have the years gone? How can this be?
Have lived in WA. FL, AZ, ID, and Ca and now back to Washington state.
And Yes my daughters are all redheads.

Other Information:
Our pet is a 5 yo Pomchi named Sherman

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    Somethings are VERY HARD TO GET OUT OF OUR HEAD once they are there.

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    I worked for rehab for troubled teens ...Vision Quest. It is a camp/wagon train/ tall sailing ships program that takes the kids and puts them to work in an environment where they can succeed . Adults are councilors and do all the work. It was a blast..exhausting and emotionally very difficult at times..but an experience I am so glad I had!!

    1 day ago
    Happy New Year - hope you are off to a great start. Just stopped by to say hi. Stay strong. Debbie
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    I got my puppy on my birthday right before Christmas. I call her princess, puppy & Lucy. My 5 yr old grandson likes Chloe. We'll see! Thanks for visiting my page 😃
    5 days ago
    Thanks for that Goodie!! Just hope you start feeling better soon. Dental things just drive me nuts. I have an appt with the periodontist on's a followup to a deep cleaning and scaling procedure I had done last summer, and now I have to have cleanings done every 3 months. I probably wouldn't be doing it, but the two teeth in question are the central (front) incisors. I definitely don't want to lose those teeth. Be careful of an infection, but I'm sure you're on top of that, too!! Hugs, Jeannie
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