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Hello from Costa Rica!
I'm a Costa Rican, living in Costa Rica.

After recently being diagnosed with fibromyalgia, a very high LDL level and a low HDL, I decided I have to start a journey in search of a new healthier me. I'm now trying to do the best I can to change those results.

I'm a happy member of the Awesome A Team - 5% Challenges. My brilliant partners and these challenges keep me accountable at all times. Though I'm always in a constant battle with my weight, I can say I've learned what's good for my health and what works for me not only from SparkPeople's amazing information, excellent blogs, and superb tools, but from these organized great challenges. My team means much more to me than just competing, winning or not, losing weight or not. It's my favorite place to share, encourage and be encouraged by wonderful Spark friends.

This has made this lifelong difficult journey towards a healthier me, into a fun, lighter, 'I can do it' journey.

Favorite Quotes:
**"The secret of living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple, and love without measure." ~Tibetan Proverb**

**"On any one day you can massively change the direction of your life.” ~Jim Rohn**

Member Since: 12/5/2010

My Goals:
To have fun by sharing and accomplishing goals together with my SP friends in this lifelong health journey.
AWESOME A ALL THE WAY (Thanks to MIMAWELIZABETH for these words)

My Program:
2018 Fall 5% Challenge
*Exercise Commitment
A minimum of 60 m of exercise, walking/hiking/dancing, 6 days a week. This may include 30 min or more of yoga, stretching, ST, a minimum of 2 days a week.
*Nutrition Commitment
To eat as healthy as possible within my calorie range to maintain or lose weight.

Personal Information:
I live in Grecia, Alajuela, Costa Rica, in the mountains (at an altitude of 4757 ft). I'm 59, married for 41 years. Three grown children already gone, and three grandkids. I'm a part time caregiver at home for my granddaughter 8, and her brother 3. I'm also fully in charge of the well being of my elderly mom. She's currently living in an excellent elderly care facility which she loves.
My first SparkFriend in this page is my daughter and my granddaughter (pic taken about 7 years ago).

Other Information:
Besides my family, I enjoy my daily routine of walking 1 hour with my doggies & 1 hour with my walking buddies, caring for my pets, 4 dogs - 3 cats, Sparking, reading, watching movies or TV series. I also love to travel overseas, but can't afford to do so as often as I'd like to.

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    emoticon Happy Sunday! "The key to forming good habits is to make them part of your 'rituals.' I have a morning ritual, afternoon ritual, and Sunday ritual. It's one way to bundle good habits into regular times that you set aside to prepare yourself for the life you want. Rituals help you form habits." ~ Lewis Howes You are emoticon Have a emoticon week! emoticon emoticon
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    Thank you for the welcome to the Awesome A team! I am looking forward to the challenge and getting into the right mindset I have also added you as a emoticon
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