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These are our Angels. Cade and Addi. what they give to us in the short time they were here.



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Easton and Emerson at his coach pitch game. His sister is a true cheerleader for him. Ah, twins!



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And the boys! What a fun time. Being a grandparent is so much fun.


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I retired from a job that was a 24 hour a day 7 day a week hassle and am now finding time for myself. I enjoy reading, walking, cruising and enjoying the grand kids. Went back to work at a school and am enjoying the work, but need to rework my program to account for the triggers that are there.

Update (October 15,2018) How time passes! It seems to go by quicker each year. I am trying a new program that helps train the way and how often I eat. It appears to be working pretty well as I have lost 10 pounds over the last 9 weeks. But I realize that this is a life change that needs to be made and I have to not slip back into the bad habits. The grandkids are growing fast and I need the strength and energy to keep up with them.. The 5% challenges are helping to keep me active and on track. I am beginning to enjoy running and so will try a few more 5K's over the challenge and we'll see how that works.

Update (October 24,2017) Well, another year has passed and I am still just holding steady. What a crazy year, and then the storm. But I WILL start to take better care of myself and get where I want to be. This process has been slowed down, but I refuse to give up on me.

Update (September 11, 2016) I am getting back on track with my weight again and have decided that this number is not as important as how I feel and what I can do. I also figured out that I need to really start taking care of myself. I need to make all those annual doctor appointments and keep them. I am going through the process now. Dermatologist (need to have basal cell removed from my nose), eye check up, medical check up and dental appointments. I have been very lax with this. But unexpected serious illnesses for some of my friends has made me more aware that just because I think I feel good and am fine is not necessarily so. So not only do I eat better and get in some exercise, I need to make and keep those appointments!

Update (June 13, 2015). Found out yesterday that we have a new grandbaby on the way! Even more of an incentive to get my routine down and get healthier!

Update (November 28,2014) So it's been almost a year and I a happy to say that I am maintaining. But that is not my goal. I need to drop at least 20% of the weight I put back on after we lost the kiddoes. My heart and head was not in it then, but I am now ready to make another push. So here is to a better 2015 and a December of staying on track.

Update (December 27, 2013) Got a little off track this last quarter of the year, but did not gain. Am setting up my program to get the last 15 pounds back off and will begin immediately. Awaiting the arrival of twin grandchildren and need to be ready to be of assistance to dd and be a better me.

Update (July 14,2013) I have completed the Spring to Summer 5% Challenge and am in the middle of BLC22. The Summer 5% Challenge begins on July 27th and I want to keep the momentum going. I am steadily losing weight and am feeling much better about myself. Eating is getting better and I am getting the strength training in also. I want to be in the midst of a solid streak when school starts up again in early August so that I don't backslide like I did last year. I am feeling much more confident about it.

Update (December 1, 2012) These last few months have not been pretty at all. I went back to work thinking that I needed to be more active on a daily basis and I love my job and the people in the office, but I have not done well with maintaining my commitment to eat well and exercise. So here and now I am recommitting to being better to myself. I put back on 15 of the 40 pounds that I lost. I will NOT make excuses for myself, but just restart the program with small steps to get everything back under control. A special thanks to my BLC and 5% Challenge teams for their attempts to keep me in line!!! Here's to a new start.

Update (June 2012) I am getting the routines back down and am using the BLC and the 5% Challenges to help me get back to maintenance. I will exercise a minimum of 60 minutes 5 days a week and track all the food I eat.

Update (April 2012) Ok so life has thrown some major curve balls over the last year. I have gained 10 pounds in the process. It stops here as I get me life back in gear, Going to get back to my goal of 125 and start the maintenance learning curve again. Thanks to all my friends for their support during the past year.

Update (September 2011) I am struggling a little with maintenance. It is hard right now to find the right balance of calories and exercise to keep everything in check. But I will keep working at it until I can figure it all out.

Update (April 2011) I have hit the 120 pound point and am happy here so I am going into maintenance mode. Now the challenge comes to see if all I have learned will stick. I will remain a sparker, because I feel the need to remain accountable and I like all my friends here.

Update (February 2011) I am now 6 pounds from my goal weight. I am not sure that I even need or want to be that low, but I want to try it and see how it works. If it doesn't stick I can be happy where I am. Everything fits well, I just need to tone up. We'll see what happens in the next 8 weeks and go from there.



Member Since: 3/5/2010

My Goals:
Lose 20 pounds and figure out maintenance.

Make the necessary changes to get back on track and then make them consistent.


My Program:
1. Cardio at least 30 minutes 7 days a week
2. Strength 3 times a week
3. Post every bite, lick, taste
4. Stay in calorie range daily
5. Post to challenge threads daily
6. Chat on team threads daily



Personal Information:
I live in Pasadena , Texas with my husband Mike. We have 3 children all living close by. We have 4 grandsons (one who passed on April 20,2011),another born on 6/22/2011 and 2 granddaughters (one who also went To the Lord on March 30th 2012). We now have Emerson and Easton who joined us on 1/6/14. Our youngest joined the clan on 1/7/16. They keep us entertained!

So life got out of control and am getting it back together.


Other Information:
I enjoy reading, dancing and listening to music. But most of all I enjoy my grandchildren. They keep me active.

I am working on changes to my lifestyle.

I am committing to getting more exercise and eating better using the 5% Challenges and the BLC Challenges.




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  • v BLESSOME
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    CONGRATULATIONS on your first week, Casual Traveler!

    We made it to Moscow, Russia, logged 9,687 exercise miles, 1,650 points for water and it looks like we have a nice overall loss for the week!

    Very Well done!!!

    I hope you're equally excited for the 2nd week of your journey!! The plane is currently heading toward Mexico city, Mexico which is 6,671 exercise miles, nutrition tracking and water points away!

    Please remember exercise has a daily maximum of 120 minutes; each minute is 1 mile.

    Tracking is 10 points if you track ALL your meals/snacks food for the day; if you don't track 100 %; please do not log any points. This is an all or nothing record.

    We are again tracking our water intake and each 8 ounce glass or cup we drink can be
    counted as 1 point with an 8 cup maximum to be recorded.

    As shared before, we're a very supportive, no pressure team but we do want everyone to
    participate to the best of their abilities, so please make sure to log all of your water & exercise miles before 11:59PM Friday, October 18th.

    Have fun and enjoy the trip!! For your In flight Entertainment, we offer a fun and ever changing category for the Alphabet game. Currently, the category is girl's names!

    Every Wednesday, a new and optional Wellness Challenge will be offered that will include a few mini challenges that focus on mind body and soul.

    Please have a great week, have fun with the challenge and make sure to visit the team forum to stay up on current affairs. Please also look for emails from me, highlighting team members and special days.

    Your Motivational Leader,

    jeannie

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    2 days ago
  • v DEBSGETNHEALTHY

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    "Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower." - Albert Camus

    Wishing you a beautiful season and a successful 5% challenge! emoticon emoticon

    11 days ago
  • v BLESSOME
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    Welcome to the Casual Travelers Team for the 2019 Fall 5% Challenge!

    We are VERY excited to have you!! The plane is currently boarding
    and our first destination is 6874 miles away in Moscow Russia.

    We're a very supportive, no pressure team but we do want everyone to
    participate to the best of their abilities, so please make sure to log
    all of your water & exercise miles before 11:59PM Friday, October 11th.

    Have fun and enjoy the trip!! For your In flight Entertainment, we
    offer a fun and ever changing category for the Alphabet game. So far
    we have listed from A to Z: Vacations, Restaurant Names, Vegetables,
    Animals and are about to begin our new category, "Verbs".

    Every Wednesday, a new and optional Wellness Challenge will be offered
    that will include a few mini challenges that focus on mind body and soul.

    A special thanks to Sookie for setting these up!! Stop in, check them
    out and see how creative your travel mates are!!

    Please have a great week, have fun with the challenge and make sure
    to visit the team forum to stay up on current affairs. Please also look
    for emails from me, highlighting team members and special days.

    Your Motivational Leader,

    jeannie

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    11 days ago
  • v TOKIEMOON
    Thank you for adding me to your Causal Travelers team. Can't wait to get started. emoticon
    17 days ago
  • v TRIMMINGTERRA
    My brother has three kids that I have a hard time keeping up with energy wise so I understand that issue! Have a good 5% challenge!
    18 days ago
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