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Happy to say I have been maintaining my weight for the last 3 years in a very healthy range . My activities are limited by arthritis and degeneration of my spine and neck. I walk and do some stretches given to me to my physical therapist. I love to be in the yard and garden messing around

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Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow.
Mary Anne Radmacher

There's always a lot to be thankful for if you take time to look for it. For example, I am sitting here thinking how nice it is that wrinkles don't hurt.

"You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result."
� Mahatma

Member Since: 11/24/2007

Fitness Minutes: 373,592

My Goals:
Joined the
2019 Fall 5% Challenge!

Going to make and even stronger commitment to stay on track .Will be watching portion control and walking more .

My Program:
To maintain my weight I must remember that walking is my best friend :).
I must continue watching my daily calorie count and portion sizes.
I will add more activity as directed by my physical therapist.

Personal Information:
I am a Jersey girl, living in New Mexico these days with my wonderful hubby of 16 years.We have 2 Corgi's and a Jack Russel,Satchel and Mystic the crazy house cats,Chucky the Quaker parrot,a small flock of chickens a silly old turkey. More wild birds then you care to feed.

Other Information:
When I am not playing with birds ,you can still find me working in the garden ,or outdoors some where.

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    Just added you as a friend as I just realized we weren't. I feel like I know you so well from the Question of the Day! Diana
    1 day ago
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    CONGRATULATIONS on your FIFTH WEEK, Casual Traveler!

    Can you believe WE ARE MORE THAN HALF-WEIGH THERE!!!

    We're 5 weeks into our journey and we made it to Cairo Egypt, logging a total of 8,236 exercise miles, 1,370 points for the 9 inch plate and 1,230 points for No random eating (NRE)! Well done!!

    In addition, we've had a another nice overall loss for the week!

    Pat yourself on the back if during week 5, you succeeded in the plan you made for your week. Congratulations!! Well done!!

    Today is another chance to evaluate what is and isn't working for you and shake it up a little to see what you can change or adapt for week 6. Try something new!

    As we head into "hunker down and settle in" season, many of us are going to be looking toward nice, warm and simple comfort foods to take the chill off. A beautiful bowl of soup or a well balanced casserole can be nutritious and delicious and they don't necessarily need to knock us off track. Check out the SparkRecipes to see what might appeal to you!! You might be very surprised by the selections you will find there!!!

    It's also a good time to move a little more since days are getting shorter, nights are falling earlier and the holidays are right around the corner. All of these things can sometimes put movement on the back burner. Look for an alternate plan like dancing or working with bands, watching an exercise video, etc., to help with the change in seasons. Find new ways to get your exercise in; be creative but be safe!

    Again... Be proud of yourself for sticking with it, pat yourself on the back for that very reason!! Great job!!

    Time to get very excited about this, the 6th leg of our journey!! We are in the air and on our way to Xi'an China, one of the oldest cities!! Right now the days are around 60 degrees F, with nights in the 30s and 40s.

    This exciting destination is 6,250 miles away and it is one of our longer, but not longest, flights.

    This trip's living the good life challenge (LTGL) is "Kitchen Clean-Up" (I LOVE THIS ONE, too!!) and we are again logging points for the 9 inch plate from last week's LGTL.

    Remember, too, that hydrating and tracking are important tools for success with travels
    of this nature.

    So how do you count points for the Kitchen Clean-Up challenge?

    This week you will spend a MINIMUM of 10 minutes a day on Kitchen Clean-Up to declutter, clean, and organize this important workspace. You will score 10 points for each day you do Kitchen Clean-Up - this is another all or nothing challenge.

    You will also report 10 points for each day that you use a 9 inch plate for ALL your meals during that day; the only exceptions are if you're eating "bowl" foods like soup, salad or cereal. If you don't use a 9 inch plate for all your meals, you would score "0" points.

    Exercise has a daily maximum of 120 minutes; each minute is 1 mile and should
    be reported after completion.

    We're a very supportive, no pressure team but we do want everyone to participate to the best of their abilities. Please make sure to log all of your LTGL points & exercise miles for the day as often as possible; the sooner our points are posted, the sooner we land our plane and we are one of 10 teams trying to land first!! Also...bonus points are awarded to the teams that reach our destination in first, second and third places.

    Also keep in mind that at the latest any/all Week 6 points need to be posted before 11:59PM Friday, November 15th.

    Have fun and enjoy this week 6 of your journey!! For your In flight Entertainment,
    we offer a fun and ever changing category for the Alphabet game. Currently, the
    category is TV Shows!!

    Also, 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 check YOUR Spark Page and look for emails from me, highlighting team
    members and special days.

    Have an incredibly wonderful week!!! Enjoy!!


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    2 days ago

    Stay focused. There'll be times we may not be going in the direction we want but
    as long as we're still moving, we're creating new alternatives and possibilities.

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    Enjoy the rest of your weekend and may the coming weeks be filled with healthy
    and wise choices.
    2 days ago
    Happy Belated Anniversary! I was just in your state at our son's wedding! I hope you have a blessed rest of the challenge! Julie (Casual Traveler's team)
    5 days ago
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    5 days ago
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