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WOOHOO I've LOST 50% of my 5% WEIGHT (-4.4 lbs) in 7 weeks

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Exercised over 90 mins a day for at least 5 of 7 days.

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Does it seem like a year ago our lives (or most of ours) turned so UPSIDE DOWN!!??? I went thru as did many a LOT of changes. I'm a very sociable person. I went from congregation meetings at least 2 times a week (Plus volunteer time thru the week) to suddenly ZOOM in which we can't hug. To not seeing many who've known me since I was a teen, an EON ago!!

From having a very active life to suddenly only seeing 4 people on any type of basis which is now down to 1. I was a foster grandmother for a 2nd grade classroom (Aww miss those kids!).

There were money changes, but I have to admit that I'm probably one of the few who gained in this aspect not lost. Only because I went back to work for the grocery store, add in COVID pay plus what I earn hourly and I do quite well. Sounds weird, but it's a store that truly values us. Very much so.

During this year I've also been diagnosed with SIBO (Small intestines bacterial infection) as well as congestive heart failure. I DO MISS having my friends, family being able to hug me, and me them!! I'm FAR from a lone!! SO MANY of us do.

Yet, I'm surrounded in a different way and hopefully we are all are, with those we get to reach out be it a text, phone call, cards, etc,,, and I have ZERO Doubt I'm so fortunate in how many I have in my life. It's full.

Member Since: 7/7/2011

Fitness Minutes: 208,114

My Goals:

My Program:
Exercise 60 to 90 mins a day during the 2021 Winter 5% Challenge with the weekends to 120mins a day to help the SUD ---DAWGGIE Team out!! WOOHOOO GOOOOO DAWGGIES!!

Stay in my calorie range using SPARKS guidelines, which I've reset.

Watch my sodium level at 2000 max.

Remembering my weight may go up for a few days, but it'll go back down again. NO NEED to throw a spoon into ice cream! LOL I ADORE ICE CREAM!!

Personal Information:
I have the CUTEST little GGS and he like all kids needs his great grandma!! I tell my GD "I am THE GREATEST GREAT GRANDMA!" She ROLLS HER EYES (I'd like to think she learned this from me!! I TOO Excelled as a younger person though she's not as young now) but I see the GRIN she's TRYING TO HIDE! LOL

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  • v KATIE5668
    That is S mode...for safety, security& speed..also licks you into using their products.. I bet by tomorrow I will be getting rid of it!!
    7 hours ago
  • v KATIE5668
    Well the new windows come out in A mode..super safe as you can Only load from the windows store! You have to use microsoft or windows apps..it is really hard for me to work with. But the security the new S mode offers is nice. I just cannot work it..
    7 hours ago
    emoticon Peaceful dreams, my friend,

    May you fall asleep surrounded by beautiful peace and love. May your dreams take you to magical places filled with wonder and light. May you awaken energized and happy. emoticon

    Back on the same team but a new one to me! emoticon
    I totally emoticon the Teddy Bears and being in first place was a delight. Hats off to them and to Emily! As of my weight, not good, I only lost in the last 2 weeks almost 2.5 lbs. Hey, I like it though!
    I'm taking the in-between break completely. Too much fuss around here (argh!) But, hopefully, this too shall pass.

    Glad your shifts are shorter. Very necessary. The pandemic here is kind of ending. The vaccine program (Pfizer one) is being applied nonstop starting with the most vulnerable and so on. I guess that since it's a small country, much smaller than Maine, it's easier to cover everybody. Until everybody is vaccinated, we have to keep following all protocols.

    Today we had a big family reunion at our home. I'm not good at that but enjoy it afterwards. Of course, all the family was from DH's side. I, practically, don't have a biological family. And I like it that way.

    Sweet dreams! Hugs.
    9 hours ago
    Still no email. emoticon I don't know if mails were sent out yet but hope I get one soon. Hope your Saturday is going good. emoticon

    oops...reread your note and you mentioned thru Sunday..am I eager or what...lol
    15 hours ago

    Comment edited on: 3/6/2021 4:23:49 PM
    You’re welcome Diane. emoticon I will do better next Challenge.
    16 hours ago
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