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

Member Since: 7/29/2007

Fitness Minutes: 168,721

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% Winter Challenge (2020) Exercise Commitment

Aim for 60 minutes of exercise per day.
*Strength train at least 3 times per week
*Cardio 6 times per week - with 5 of the days as weight bearing cardio
*Swim on day per week - usually Tuesday
*One day per week active rest day - usually Saturday
*Practice yoga 15 minutes every day

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 will be turning 59 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. Since joining the 5% challenge teams my weight loss goals are being attained. I do realize that without the support of fellow team members it would be so easy to fall back into bad habits.

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

I am married to a retired firefighter. We have been together 37 years.

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  • v no profile image ILLINITEACHER52
    Hi! - Nuts are kind of a high fat type of protein but it is usually healthy fat that is helpful to our bodies. Count out the nuts in a serving and put them into a snack size bag or small container. Count them in the nutrition tracker and it will let you know if you are going over your fat allotment for the day. A handful of almonds after school can keep me from devouring anything in sight when I get home from school in the evening so they are very helpful to me.
    3640 days ago
  • v MFABER3
    Hey Girl. I'd be glad to share the fun of this journey with you! We will have to compare notes. Can't wait to see both of you in a couple of weeks, we'll chat before then. I saw you were still Twittering. There are 2 twitter groups here also, you might check them out too.

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    3992 days ago
  • v DEB2448
    I am stopping by to say Happy St. Patrick's Day and leave you some luck.
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    4130 days ago
  • v MFABER3
    Just saw your comments on my page. How are you doing? I played with SP last week, this week I'll make full use of it. Keep up the good work.
    4181 days ago
    Thank you for stopping by my blog to congratulate me! I read your blog on EE and found that we definitely have some things in common. I see you have a goal of 12 pounds by March 9. I know you can do it! When you're feeling like you want to give into EE, try to log onto SP and get the support you need and deserve! emoticon
    4191 days ago
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