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Hello from Costa Rica!
This is a Costa Rican, living in Costa Rica ;-))

I'm taking a long break from the amazing 5% Challenges. The wonderful friends I've made through Spark Teams keep me motivated. 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 wonderful information, excellent blogs, and superb tools but from these well-organized challenges (5%, BL, and BLC seasonal challenges).
These challenges have made this lifelong difficult journey towards a healthier me, into a more joyful one.

For the sake of my knees screaming 'lose weight, please!', I'm going to try to lose weight. Doctors suggestion also.

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

Member Since: 12/5/2010

My Goals:
To reach my normal BMI and stay there.

My Program:
*Exercise commitment:
A combination of walking/recumbent bike/yoga stretching/pilates ST for a total of 60 to 120 m every day at least 6 days a week.
*Nutrition Commitment
To eat as healthy as possible within my calorie range to lose weight using SP.

Personal Information:
I live in Grecia, Alajuela, Costa Rica, in the mountains (at an altitude of 4757 ft). I'm 61 and married for 43 years. Three grown children already gone, and three grandkids. I like to help my DD with her two kids (she has a full time job). Though I'm in charge of the well being of my elderly mom with advanced vascular dementia, she's being cared for by my youngest son and his wife at their home.
My first SparkFriend on this page is my daughter and my granddaughter Desiree quite some time ago.

Other Information:
Besides my family, I enjoy my daily routine of walking, usually 1 to 2 hours, with my walking buddies or my doggies. I also like to care for my pets, 4 dogs - 3 cats, knitting, Sparking, reading, watching movies or TV series. I also love to travel overseas, but now, until further notice.

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  • v SPARKFRAN514
    If you don't step forward you will always be in the same place Nora Roberts emoticon
    9 hours ago
  • v no profile image TWIGBISKIT5
    Lol. Thank you for your comments on my priest joke 😁. Have a blessed evening πŸ™πŸ˜˜
    15 hours ago
  • v no profile image TWIGBISKIT5
    Hello PatπŸ™‹. Thank you for your comments on my scrabble joke 😁. Hope you are well and safe πŸ’ͺ. Have a blessed and enjoyable week πŸ™πŸ˜‡
    1 day ago
    HI Pat!! Awwww TY TY TY!! My ALL Time favorite car will probably be my Honda CRX back in the 90's (DATING MYSELF huh?) it was a 2 seater sports car. I had it totally decked out with the best stereo of the time. LOL Cars would ZOOM UP to me,,, REEVE up their engines,,,look over and often see this lady all dressed up and NOT some young kid who was out cruising. HAHAHAHA their faces always PRICELESS!! I'd SMILE and REEVE it up if they were young just to make them smile. Than I take off at regular speed. When you drive a hot car it's so EASY to get a ticket for any thing!! I never did get one. I can't say the same thing for those who took the bait!! LOLOL

    This one though,,, it will be an EASY 2nd favorite!! The worse, need we say?

    Today I start training. The time is a DRAGGING!! I've been up since 7 after just over 4 1/2 hours of sleeping. To bad we can't train our bladders to not issue forth the "call" to get up before we wish.

    How are you doing? Did you have the baby shower? If so, how did it go? DETAILS!! DETAILS!! Likely the little guy will be Sarah's only child, but of course we do not really know that. My GS does want children in about 3 years maybe. We'll see, but he lives over an hour away the other way and though he comes up here, not often. I GUESS I could now go and see him. He's soooo funny!! OH MY OH MY!!!
    1 day ago
  • v BARBIE176
    emoticon for your friendship and support. I hope you have a fabulous new weekβ€œThe secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.” – Siddartha Guatama Buddha emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

    2 days ago
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