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My Name is Maria, originally from NY, but now live in Delaware -the first State. Hubby and I have been married 41 years this past March. We have one daughter who is married and lives 2 1/2 hours from us (boo hoo) They have blessed us with two beautiful granddaughters whom we love with all our heart. Two years ago, I retired after 26 years working as a supervisor for State of Delaware in the Teacher Licensure office.

I am now in the Winter 5% challenge with my furry Teddy family and I will give it my fullest and I will succeed. I have to succeed for myself and my family. I had a lot of unhealthy habits when I was working and some have lessened now that I am retired, but I want a healthy lifestyle. There is a size 10 inside yelling to come out and it's time she did.

Member Since: 10/11/2009

Fitness Minutes: 77,491

My Goals:
Winter 5% Challenge:
1. Do my morning exercises at least 5x wk
2. Walk on the trails once a week ( 5 mile walk)
3. Look at my plate and what is on it. Be more mindful of what I am eating.
4. Get up and move around more = every hour at least!!
5.Drink plenty of water. Fill up on water- not sugary snacks.
6. Give myself a break and realize I can't do it all at once.

My Program:
Stay within calorie range
Learn better substitutes for food choices
Keep the goal up front. I can do this

Personal Information:
I currently live in Milford, DE. I recently retired after 26 years from the State of Delaware where I was a supervisor for Teacher Certification. I have been married to a saint for 42 yrs. We have one daughter and two beautiful granddaughters age 13 and 9.

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  • v HYJEAN
    Hello! How is this challenge going for you? I have done good until this past week.

    Keep up the Fight - We can win this battle.
    3762 days ago
    May just seemed to have gotten away from me too! You are not in this alone. Hang in there and come here when you need a break from what's going on. Hope things are getting better and this last week of May will be better. emoticon
    3773 days ago
    Sorry to hear about all your struggles in May. I haven't been doing as well in May as I had anticipated either. Let's make a pact. We will both do our best in the circumstances that we find life has thrown at us, and let go of the guilt. I think we can both move forward from here.
    3773 days ago
    congratulations on your grandbaby! how exciting! i hope your father is doing better emoticon we are definitely hear for you! please don't ever think you've let the team down; that's definitely not so! we love ALL of our teammates and we need each one of you :) take care of yourself! emoticon
    3773 days ago
    I am sorry this has been such a hard month for you. Don't forget that we're a team that cares and takes care of each other. You take the time you need to ... well ... catch your breath at the very least and don't worry about us.

    Congrats on your new granddaughter - grandbabies are a hoot! I hope your dad will be okay and you will get some much needed rest.

    Be well STAR Fish,
    3773 days ago