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: 77,153

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 KIERAE
    Thanks for the compliment on the tats. I love the matching tats you got with your son - what a great idea! My son actually loved my phoenix so he has his version being done on his lower leg right now.
    4758 days ago
  • v FIREICEBBW
    Thanks for the sweet comment! And Welcome to Tattoo'd Women!

    You're definately on your way to a healthier, happier life.... just keep moving and take things one meal @ a time!

    Good Luck!
    4760 days ago
  • v MEGLIZZY
    Hello, Fabulous Lady!

    THIS IS A TOAST ... TO US :

    FOR THE MEN WHO HAVE US, THE LOSERS WHO HAD US, AND THE LUCKY PEOPLE WHO WILL MEET US!!


    You have been hit. You have been considered one of the 10 most fabulous ladies on my friends list. Once you have been hit, you have to hit 10 fabulous ladies. If you get hit again you know you're really fabulous. So hit 10 fab ladies on your friends list and let them know they are truly fabulous.

    SEND THIS TO 10 AMAZING LADIES , INCLUDING THE ONE WHO SENT IT TO YOU




    4766 days ago
  • v BABSAROO
    Hi Charie....I am sorry for your loss. I am glad to have met you. Good luck and keep strong!! YOU can DO IT!
    4766 days ago
  • v KIERAE
    Welcome to Tattooed Women team! Jump right in and introduce yourself. Look forward to having you on the team!
    4773 days ago
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