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There is less than two weeks to go for the BLC and lost 3 lbs so far. I’m not giving up because slow and steady wins my race. It’s better than gaining and better than giving up. So cheers to you and me! Hang on for the ride of your life!
I have joined another 5% challenge. This is the Spring 5% challenge. These challenges help improve my over all health. It takes commitment that I'm will to do because they have small daily challenges that include eating right, logging meals, being active (many other ones also) and by posting my accomplishments daily helps me enforce and meet my goals. Habits are hard to change and they need work!
Yesterday I was active, watched what I ate and meditated.
Today I put into action what I learned from meditation and it actually worked on two different occasions.
I'm joining the 5% Winter Challenge so I don't forget how easy it is to fall back into my old familiar habits. These 5% challenges help me stay on track and help me remember how important it is to stay focused, empowered and motivated. Even though I may not have a 5% weight lose, I learn something new every time I partake.
Joined the 5% Fall Challenge today. Yes, it's hard work!
No one said it will be easy, but a good support system helps with getting through another day. This is going to work for me, I'm staying on track and going to get this 5% off, then I'm going to get the next 5% off and so on.

Member Since: 12/24/2011

Fitness Minutes: 181,986

My Goals:
Staying positive helps me meet my goals
Drink 64 oz of water daily
Meditate daily
Schedule Me time
Stay within my calorie range
Make time for moving my body

My Program:
Daily Action Items
Wake up 7:30 AM
8 oz water, 4 oz juice, 1T acv
Fill water thermos
Have breakfast within 1 hour of waking
Morning 5,000 steps
Afternoon 3,000 steps
Evening 3,000 steps
Video Workout (alternate cardio and strength, yoga & stretching)
Be mindful about drinking water
Daily afternoon meditation
Control my portions at every meal
After a meal, record them on SP Nutritional Tracker
Get ready for bed at 10:30 lights out by 11

Change doesn’t happen overnight. Take baby steps to get from where you are to where you want to be. Stay focused and take it slow, steady steps will get you there. Do the best you can. Take a step further each day, pick yourself up when you stumble, be kind to yourself and keep your eyes on the goal. You are your best friend.

Personal Information:
Walking, biking,circuit training & strength training and kickboxing are a few of my favorite ways to be active.

Other Information:
Celebrated 35 years of marriage February 2020
I am a self-taught knitter and crocheter (although my mom tried to teach me as a child)
This year I made all my Christmas Cards. I love making greeting cards!
I try to use the coping skills I've learned to cope with life and death
I have participated in many 5% challenges over the years
5% Challenge teams I've been on: Firecrackers,Daisies,Shooting Stars,Spirited Underdogs,Starfish,Teddy Bears, Weight Warriors,Walkers, Joggers, Runners (Currently)

Here are a few food combinations that will help you meet guidelines for protein.

A breakfast with at least 8-10 grams of protein would be:
--1 cup oatmeal with 1 tablespoon nuts and 1/4 cup milk
--1 large egg with whole wheat toast and a half a grapefruit
--6 ounces of vanilla yogurt with 1 tablespoon nuts and granola, and 1/4 cup peaches

A lunch or dinner with 20-25 grams of protein would be:
--3-4 ounces of cooked meat or seafood with a serving o

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