BCHARIE
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Heading into 5% Challenge. This will be my ?th, love the things I am learning so much good stuff through challenges. I have defined goals to help accomplish a 5% weight loss. I am focusing on more discipline and focus with my daily exercise. Staying the course. If you are reading this you really should consider doing a 5% Challenge. I have met some really amazing people to help me along the way.


I have been a "sparker" since 2008, left and now return for a re-do. I am going to make this re-do stick. Live and learn!!! I've always been very active person, until I fractured my spine (2013) and it's time to get back to the strong bodied woman I feel inside. I have a custom tattoo, it's my avatar (note pic at your left). Lord knows, I would love to look like that but it's really more about spirit. I have spent my life searching for meaning in life, note the hiker has a compass in her hand. I have lived at times somewhat recklessly (haven't we all?). My compass has taken me to a very comfortable place in life, and I do not want to be sedentary. I want to live life to the fullest until I'm very old and gray.
I am back in the fight for my health, and to live the life I want to live without the issue of weight (lose enough to not feel so much knee and back pain) and immobility to contend with!

I retired from 30 years as a RN on December 29, 2017. I have many, many little goals in retirement and now that I have started to lose a little weight, my mind has gone berserk. I'm returning to my bucket list. adding things I thought were gone from my future.

Bucket list:
Learn to scuba dive
Scuba dive in Belize or somewhere with great dives
Learn to fence (swords)
Work trip to Thailand~ DONE FEB. 2019!!!
Kayak more places


Keep moving forward...never stop!!!
Exercise lifts my mood
- Exercise reduces my back pain
- Exercise makes me feel confident
- Exercise makes me feel stronger
- I want to feel good in my clothes
- Exercise makes me feel accomplished
- Exercise helps me lose weight
- I want to take care of myself
- Exercise gives me energy
- Exercise helps me sleep better at night
- I am worth it
- I am tired of being tired
- I made a commitment to myself
- Exercise boosts my metabolism


Member Since: 4/6/2008

Fitness Minutes: 77,853

My Goals:
Long Range GOALS:
Bali October of 2021...weight goal is 165#

Short term Goals: Stay within my Calorie range including macros 6 days per week.
Dead bug exercise every day!
Knee exercises (prescribe by dr.), once a day, 6 days a week
Weight lift 2X's a week.
Cardio 6X's a week.
increasing both length of cardio and weight lifted as appropriate


My Program:
Beck Diet Solution

In a nutshell:
Increase plant based eating
Eat everything in moderation.
Be mindful when eating.
Exercise





Personal Information:
I live just outside of Chicago, with my 2 grown sons. Retirement is fun and for entertainment I, gardening, ride my bike, kayak and just about anything outdoors. I exercise at home and the gym, love to cook (hence the weight issue), doing home repairs and decorating. I am always up for travel and going out to a variety of activities with friends and family .


Other Information:
I'm a Chicago Blackhawks fan. When I refer to HOSSA, it is not the actual hockey player but my German Shepherd dog...a poor substitute. LOL




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  • v MIMMA_
    Dropping by to say hello.

    Hope you're having a great weekend!


    4536 days ago
  • v HEALTHYSBP
    Thank You for such a nice welcome to your group. It is so cool that your sons and you have the same tatt. My oldest daughter (12) ties to hide mine when her friends come over. She is so cute she is really my moms kid I swear. My little one (8) is more on my side. I would love to get in on some of the challenges.
    4540 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/11/2008 12:01:04 PM
  • v PEP5220
    Thank you for the invite. I need all the help I can get. I have recently stopped smoking and trying to lose this weight, when all I want is to put food in my mouth instead of a cig. Doing more cardio than I have in a long time and feels good.
    Have a great day!
    4540 days ago
  • v TRINNI
    Thank you for the goodie :-). How are things going with you? Sorry its so cold in Chicago. Its not much better here but on Wednesday, we'll be in the 60s. I'll take it.

    I'm sending warm thoughts to you :-)
    4542 days ago
  • v TRICIA39
    Thank you for stopping by my page. I don't believe in accidents either. I like your Tats. Some day I plan to get a tatoo. Maybe for my 41st birthday in June..... Continue to focus on your goals and take 1 day at a time. Have a wonderful evening.
    4546 days ago