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I'm down to my last few pounds. I'm joining the BLC Spring Break Challenge and am glad I did. The Renegade BC has a great looking tracker too!

Usually I like to do one challenge at a time. However, this fall I want to kick myself into high gear and get rid of my last 15 lbs. I'm doing the Fall 5% challenge along with the BLC Fall Fitness Fun. My goals are the same for both so it should work out good.
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August 26
(Info in my blog)
Everyday is one more chance to eat healthy and workout. We can’t change the past, but we can work on changing our habits for tomorrow by doing what counts today.

There is less than two weeks to go for the BLC and lost 3 lbs so far. I’m not giving up because slow and steady wins my race. It’s better than gaining and better than giving up. So cheers to you and me! Hang on for the ride of your life!
I have joined another 5% challenge. This is the Spring 5% challenge. These challenges help improve my over all health. It takes commitment that I'm will to do because they have small daily challenges that include eating right, logging meals, being active (many other ones also) and by posting my accomplishments daily helps me enforce and meet my goals. Habits are hard to change and they need work!
Yesterday I was active, watched what I ate and meditated.
Today I put into action what I learned from meditation and it actually worked on two different occasions.
I'm joining the 5% Winter Challenge so I don't forget how easy it is to fall back into my old familiar habits. These 5% challenges help me stay on track and help me remember how important it is to stay focused, empowered and motivated. Even though I may not have a 5% weight lose, I learn something new every time I partake.
Joined the 5% Fall Challenge today. Yes, it's hard work!
No one said it will be easy, but a good support system helps with getting through another day. This is going to work for me, I'm staying on track and going to get this 5% off, then I'm going to get the next 5% off and so on.

Member Since: 12/24/2011

Fitness Minutes: 200,483

My Goals:
Staying positive helps me meet my goals
Drink 8 glasses of water daily
Meditate daily
Track my meals
Stay within my calorie range
Make time for moving my body

My Program:
Daily Action Items
Wake up 7:30 AM
8 oz water, 4 oz juice, 1T acv
Fill water jar
Have breakfast within 1 hour of waking
Morning 5,000 steps
Afternoon 3,000 steps
Evening 3,000 steps
Video Workout (alternate cardio and strength, yoga & stretching)
Be mindful about drinking water
Make time for me and meditate
Control my portions at every meal
After a meal, record them on SP Nutritional Tracker
Get ready for bed at 10:30 lights out by 11

Change doesn’t happen overnight. Take baby steps to get from where you are to where you want to be. Stay focused and take it slow, steady steps will get you there. Do the best you can. Take a step further each day, pick yourself up when you stumble, be kind to yourself and keep your eyes on the goal. You are your best friend.

Personal Information:
Walking, biking, circuit training & strength training and kickboxing are a few of my favorite ways to be active. Eat clean, stay within my calorie range and track every bite.

Other Information:
Celebrated 35 years of marriage February 2020
I am a self-taught knitter and crocheter (although my mom tried to teach me as a child)
This year I made all my Christmas Cards. I love making greeting cards!
I try to use the coping skills I've learned to cope with life and death
I have participated in many 5% challenges over the years
5% Challenge teams I've been on: Firecrackers,Daisies,Shooting Stars,Spirited Underdogs,Starfish,Teddy Bears, Weight Warriors,Walkers, Joggers, Runners
BLC 43 Summer Challenge & BLC 44 Fall Fitness Fun

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    Hey Alley, I just want to thank you for the goodie and checking on me. Going thru a struggle at the moment. Thanks for all of your hard work. You’re the Best!
    116 days ago
    Hoping for a happy and healthy 2021 for you, Alley!

    We are preparing for a blizzard on New Years Eve although it's 70 degrees here today. emoticon emoticon
    137 days ago
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    Life . . . is sacred, as is the food we eat and the planet on which we live. Taking the time & effort to care for our own unique spark in this universe is one of the best things you can do for yourself and others. Vicki Chelf
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    137 days ago
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    Dreams give a sense of direction, something to reach for. The problem is most people talks about their dream and do nothing about it. Danielle Coulanges
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    145 days ago
    Your post on being strong - What a blessing

    Love the quote very powerful. I saw it yesterday and then worked out I didn't want to do my 30 min. ST but then I remembered the quote and I was grateful I could do it and I did! Thank you for this reminder we are truly blessed.
    146 days ago
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