50,000-59,999 SparkPoints 59,598
go to goodies page
go to goodies page
go to goodies page
Bear Hug

Shared Food & Fitness Trackers
Interact with HAPPYELF
Add as SparkFriend Send Private Message Leave Comment Recent Message
Board Posts

Get started as if you are motivated. Pretend. And the motivation will come!

Member Since: 7/29/2007

Fitness Minutes: 147,733

My Goals:
I would like to lose about 25 lbs. However, I do not want to focus on the number.

1. Eat a more plant based diet.
2. Eat more fiber - over 35 grams per day
3. Move every day

My Program:
5% Summer Challenge (2019) Exercise Commitment

Aim for 60 minutes of weight bearing exercise per day per doctor's instructions.
Swim one day a week, usually Thursday.
Aim for 15-20 minutes of Yoga per day.

5% Summer Challenge Nutritional Plan

Incorporate more calcium rich foods into diet per doctor's instructions.
Track food and measure foods instead of estimating portion size.
Continue to aim for 35 grams of fiber a day.
Aim for 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables.
Stay within calorie range 1500-1700.
Eat until 80% full,
Weight Loss Goal - 9 lbs.

Personal Information:
I am 58 this year. Five years ago I had a hysterectomy and four years ago I had knee surgery. I have put on some pounds. I do believe that the hysterectomy has thrown all I know about eating and weight loss out the window. What I used to do in not working anymore.

I work as an accountant in a CPA office so much of my day is sitting in a chair. As I get older I have noticed more aches and pains. As I age I want to be active so I can travel and enjoy life. My parents are home bound and I can see their struggles. I do not want that for myself.

Other Information:
I have two dogs. Corkie and Maximus.

I am married to a retired firefighter. We have been together 36 years.

Read More About HAPPYELF - Profile Information moved here. (Updated January 7)

Shown if member clicks "Read More"

(Shown after Message Board Posts)
Add a Link
Save Changes
Current Status:
My Ticker:
 Pounds lost: 8.9 
Login to Leave Comment
    I am sorry your H was is also prediabetic, and yet,, it does make it easier for the both of you to be on the same page. The good thing about being pre, is it can be reversed and it's often very doable. Its GREAT our Dr(s) are on the ball!!

    Hey your'e ALMOST at your 5% GOAL!! It SHOWS you are working hard !! It's so exciting to see members doing so well Fae!! emoticon emoticon !!!

    Hmmm weather guy is saying snow flakes on Tuesday early morning. INSANE WEATHER!!
    104 days ago
    Today ...just breathe in and breathe out
    You are strong enough to handle your challenges, wise enough to find solutions to your problems, and capable enough to do whatever needs to be done.
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    Have a wonderful weekend..
    107 days ago
    ♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥-*
    "I thank you for your part in my journey. I will forever be grateful.
    Have a great day..
    ♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥-*
    111 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    Each morning brings a new story. May you bask in the sun's glory and may the day
    bring in lovely surprises for you. And may you succeed in anything you do.
    Have wonderful day.
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    114 days ago
    Thank you for your emoticon emoticon emoticon
    116 days ago
Member Comments (96):  << First< Previous910111213Next >Last >>