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I am working on being healthy and strong.

5% Challenge Commitment
EXERCISE: 30-60 minute walk every day
30-60 minutes exercises every day
DIET: 1250-1550 calories, American Heart Association: Focus on heart healthy foods. Low fat, low sodium, and low sugar.
Five freggies and 64 oz. of water daily.


I do solemnly pledge:
that I will do my best to eat healthy and within my calorie range,
that I will exercise to the best of my ability,
that I will watch my portions and avoid mindless eating,
that I will avoid or limit unhealthy foods,
that I will try to get enough sleep,
that I will stretch myself out of my comfort zone,
that I will always try to make healthy choices even when stressed,
that if I slip, I will get back on track with the very next opportunity,
that I will keep a CAN DO attitude, or ask for Help,
and that I will support my fellow pack mates

Because I am an UnderDawg
And every UnderDawg has the heart of a hero.

So Help me Spark People.

Member Since: 10/16/2016

Fitness Minutes: 77,009

My Goals:
updated 3/5/2020 : Life happens - I put my goals on hold so I could become a Care Partner for my husband and do his Home Hemo Dialysis treatments. I was in maintenance mode most of 2019. Things are going so well with my husband that I am going to have time to Spark this year.

Long term goal: Be strong and healthy so I can donate a kidney to my husband. He has been on dialysis since March 2016 after failure of his transplanted kidney from 1997.
Short term goal: Lose 5% in the spring challenge.
100 days more of weight loss challenge -

Completed Goals:
Goal: Drop another size by spring when other son graduates college May 6, 2017 (goal met 4/15/17)
Goal: Drop one size before Christmas so I can go shopping for a dress for my son's wedding which is February 18, 2017. (Goal completed 12/18/2016)

Highest weight 210 pounds (2005)
Lowest weight since having kids 165 pounds (2008)
Started my Spark journey at 178 pounds (10/16/2016)
Goal weight 148

My Program:
MENU PLANNING - Log everything you plan to eat the day before and adjust to meet diet criteria and stay within calorie range on most days.

Personal Information:
I am 54 and have been married for 33 years. We have two adult sons. Oldest son is married and moved out. Both he and his wonderful wife are Meteorologists. Youngest son still lives at home graduated college May 2017 and is a substitute teacher at our school district.

Other Information:
I am working on being healthy and strong.
January 1, 2019: Weight 161.3 pounds
January 1, 2020: Weight 158.9 pounds

2017 Fall 5% Challenge Community
(My 4th 5% Challenge)
Team: Spirited Under Dawgs
October 7, 2017 Starting Weight: 167.7 pounds
Goal Weight: 159.3 pounds
5% Goal: 8.4 pounds
By 12/2/17
Final Weigh in: 167.5

2017 Summer 5% Challenge
(My 3rd 5% Challenge)
Team: Spirited Under Dawgs
July 1st, Starting Weight : 169.9 pounds
Target Weight: 161.4 pounds
By When: 8/26/17
Final Weigh in 168.0
Lost 1.9 pounds for this challenge.

2017 SPRING 5% Challenge Commitment: April 8th, 2017
(My second 5% challenge)
Team: Spirited Under Dawgs
Starting Weight (4/8/2017): 171.1 pounds
Target Weight: 162.5 pounds
By When: June 3rd, 2017

Challenge Results at June 3rd weigh in: 169.9 (1.2 pounds)
Goal for this challenge not met (0.7% lost) but I am not giving up!
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