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"Once in a blue moon we find a gem!" SO glad I happened upon Sparkpeople!

With age and less activity, my weight has gone up and I know I must get it down to help my joints feel better and to lower my blood pressure and cholesterol. I do fine with tracking and moderation during the daytime, but compulsive eating habits often haunt my evenings.Still working on it!

Since I joined Sparkpeople, I have improved my attitude about diet and exercise, due especially to the wisdom and motivation of the wonderful Spark teams I was lucky to find AND to the Sparky individuals who keep me growing strong.

~Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day. (Author unknown.)

For health and happiness, I won't settle; I'm a Rebel!

Member Since: 6/13/2016

Fitness Minutes: 108,907

My Goals:
Lose 5% of my bodyweight or more during the 5% Challenge. Then keep going!
Establish and maintain an exercise routine.
Control sugar cravings.
Make wise food choices 90% of the time.
Track food consistently.
Practice gratitude.

My Program:
~ Clean eating balanced diet. Limit carbs. Attempt to avoid junk food. Track calories using Spark tracker and stay within range.
~ Exercise: At least 30 minutes of walking and/or recumbent bike 6 days a week-- Strengthening exercises 3 times a week-- Flexibility exercises 3 days a week. Excuses: ZERO times a week.

Personal Information:
I'm retired from teaching and live in rural southern Michigan. I am a volunteer reading tutor for the local elementary school. I love reading, gardening, travel, and my grandchildren-- who have moved too far away! I'm also attached to the warmth and wisdom of my ever-growing circle of Spark friends.

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  • v AKGIRL362004
    Let's go Emerald Gems!!
    1357 days ago
    Thank you for stopping by my blog, I'm happy you've found the same support I have! ♡
    1364 days ago
  • v LPORTER2015
    Set your own pace. Some people thrive on huge, dramatic change. Some people prefer the slow and steady route. Do what's right for you! -Julie Morgenstern
    1370 days ago
    Welcome to the Emerald team!
    1371 days ago
  • v AMY_1217
    Fantastic Lynn! This is a 10 week challenge with 9 other teams participating. We focus on healthy eating and fitness, and as the name implies, that weight loss! lol It's a great way to make it through the holidays! Last winter was my first time with BLC, and it was also the first time in my life that I managed to not only not gain over the holidays, but recorded a loss!!!

    We'll get your invite sent out the week of Nov 21st, with start weights due the week of Dec 7th. Be on the lookout for your Sparkmail and we'll see you in the team!
    1372 days ago