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5% Winter Challenge: This will be my fourth 5% challenge, and I haven't lost an ounce yet. It's not for lack of trying though. Those are the same words I started the last challenge with, and they'll stay until I figure this out. Still not backing down.

This journey is about becoming a better, healthier version of myself (my name is Joy). By adding healthy habits, I have become more energized and engaged in life, and I am finding a greater version of myself. At the same time, I will be en"joy"ing my life in a way I havent in many years. I want to find great joy in the everyday, not get bogged down, but take pleasure in the hectic life I'm privileged to live.

My 5% plan - Nutrition: moving to more vegetarian meals while trying to get enough protien. Balancing my plate better and avoiding refined carbs/sugar as much as possible. More whole foods and less processed. Exercise: I've recently add weight training, so I am trying to mix cardio and resistance in a circuit style of exercise since straight cardio just wasn't cutting it for me.


Member Since: 11/5/2012

Fitness Minutes: 8,816

My Goals:
Look and feel healthy.

Incorporate exercise with the goal of finding a plan I like and will stick with.

Eat healthfully and enjoy it but not obsess over it. Whole foods over processed.

Progress Goals
162 - still working at it.
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My Program:
-limit refined sugar and refined carbs
-add more whole foods and fruits
- add more vegetarian meals to my repertoire
- mix of cardio and weight training in a circuit training style workout.



Personal Information:
I'm a mom, a vice-principal, a wife, a sister, a friend and a daughter. All of those are important to me and define me, but not necessarily in any order.


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  • v HEALTHYAGER
    Thank you for taking the time to comment on my blog yesterday, it means a lot!
    2673 days ago
  • v PGORBETT1
    At my worst today, knowing someone like you took the time to say something really encouraging brought me to tears, thank you. emoticon
    2680 days ago
  • v JMARIES51
    Thanks for your comment on my blog today. I was reading a person's blog this morning all about the baking she was doing and it just donned on me, why do we think we have to do this? Does food equal love? If so, then it is time we change for everyone's health. Maybe just choose one goodie to have instead of hundreds? All I know is if I smell it and see it, I want to eat it. emoticon Joann
    2680 days ago
  • v JMARIES51
    Thanks for your comment on my blog today. I was reading a person's blog this morning all about the baking she was doing and it just donned on me, why do we think we have to do this? Does food equal love? If so, then it is time we change for everyone's health. Maybe just choose one goodie to have instead of hundreds? All I know is if I smell it and see it, I want to eat it. emoticon Joann
    2680 days ago
  • v RHYMESWITHBABY
    Thanks so much for your kind comment on my "Progress So Far" blog post. It's scary to show the world how I used to look, but responses like yours make it worthwhile.
    2681 days ago
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