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It's almost time for the 2020 Winter 5% Challenge to start!! The date is Jan 4th!! WOOHOO!!!

I have some changes to do, mostly I've been working on them, but now I am seeing their benefit!! Get QUALITY sleep. I have a fitbit and it tells me that I am reckless quite a bit. So I bought a weighted blanket, and instead of being reckless on most nights of 6 to 8 times, Its now 3 to 4 times a night!! WOOHOO!!

I'm changing positions at work from working with the elderly to working with kids!! I'll know more in January. At this point either the elementary school almost across the street, or a head start program on the other side of the city. Either of these will be so much SUPER FUN!! I am a Foster Grandmother.

Member Since: 7/7/2011

Fitness Minutes: 174,095

My Goals:
For exercise, I want to continue to improve using my recumbent bike to a longer amount of time, or to do so 2 times a day, maybe more.

I also LOVE walking and it does not matter the weather (well okay NOT if it's sleeting or freezing rain) and I also do some swimming. Living in Maine and I HATE to blow dry my hair, I get to laughing so hard when we come out and our hair INSTANTLY FREEZES!! LOL it doesn't last since the car warms right up. Living in the north you NEED A GREAT HEATER!!

I want to do this on an average 60 to 90 mins a day.

My Program:
I've been working on eating 3 or more freggies a day. It's NOT PERFECT but there is progress!! WOOHOO I'll stay with that!!

Personal Information:
I live in Maine, and though I am not young any more, I also FAR from at home often. I use some of my time to volunteer hence the above working as a foster Grandmother!!

Izzy IS MY BOSS at home, but awwww look how cute she is!!

I've lost 110 lbs, though at first in a power chair, I can now walk 3 plus miles a day!!

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    Hi Diane!
    The Awesome A's are truly AH mazing! That's so funny about your cat! No, Sassy could care less. But let someone call me. Hoo boy! In fact, I just got off the phone with the sister who has the Bible study tonight. I'm her householder. Both our dogs were barking like crazy! I'm really looking forward to the meeting tonight!

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    20 hours ago
  • v JAISON60
    Hi Diane--hot chocolate--ouch!
    Good news yesterday--the owner of the house we wanted accepted our offer! Now to get my stuff packed and up there--lol!
    I have a POD coming the 3rd of march(16') and if all doesn't fit another smaller one coming the 10th. I already have a room full of boxes and donated and dumped lots of stuff but it seems to never end. Yesterday I took all my boxes and taped up the bottoms so i know how much I have and if I need more! I hope the helpers I am going to hire are very skilled in stuffing the POD totally full!
    Off to start my day again! Hugs Kathleen
    2 days ago
    Hi Diane!! I didn't mean to take so long to reply. I go back to my oncologist on June 29th. Before I go they will take slice of my tumor, yes they kept it, and run tests on it to how aggressive it is. What they find will determine if I stay on meds or not. I am taking 3 meds that cause weight gain, but I feel like I am fighting a losing battle. I will never quit and I will never give up.

    I am glad you are doing so well. Keep up the great work!!

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    2 days ago
    emoticon on achieving 25% weight loss goal in Week One of the Winter Challenge. This is emoticon but then again you are emoticon too.
    5 days ago
  • v BDTHOM
    Hi Diane! Thanks for stopping by my SparkPage to say hi. My life is wonderful in most every way. But, Sparky has not been one of them. Like so many others, I'm struggling to get into the swing od regular healthy habits.

    I can't even imagine the Underdogs without you! emoticon
    6 days ago
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