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Get started as if you are motivated. Pretend. And the motivation will come!

Member Since: 7/29/2007

Fitness Minutes: 170,541

My Goals:
I would like to lose about 25 lbs. However, I do not want to focus on the number.

1. Eat a more plant based diet.
2. Eat more fiber - over 35 grams per day
3. Move every day



My Program:
5% Winter Challenge (2020) Exercise Commitment

Aim for 60 minutes of exercise per day.
*Strength train at least 3 times per week
*Cardio 6 times per week - with 5 of the days as weight bearing cardio
*Swim on day per week - usually Tuesday
*One day per week active rest day - usually Saturday
*Practice yoga 15 minutes every day

5% Summer Challenge (2019) Exercise Commitment

Aim for 60 minutes of weight bearing exercise per day per doctor's instructions.
Swim one day a week, usually Thursday.
Aim for 15-20 minutes of Yoga per day.

5% Summer Challenge Nutritional Plan

Incorporate more calcium rich foods into diet per doctor's instructions.
Track food and measure foods instead of estimating portion size.
Continue to aim for 35 grams of fiber a day.
Aim for 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables.
Stay within calorie range 1500-1700.
Eat until 80% full,
Weight Loss Goal - 9 lbs.



Personal Information:
I will be turning 59 this year. Five years ago I had a hysterectomy and four years ago I had knee surgery. I have put on some pounds. I do believe that the hysterectomy has thrown all I know about eating and weight loss out the window. Since joining the 5% challenge teams my weight loss goals are being attained. I do realize that without the support of fellow team members it would be so easy to fall back into bad habits.


Other Information:
I have two dogs. Corkie and Maximus.

I am married to a retired firefighter. We have been together 37 years.




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