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One of the trails going into county Towner's Woods that hike n bike runs beside. Many years ago this was home to Mound Builders.

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Am 67yr old and retired a year ago due to cuts in the Developmental Disabilities field. Was , also, Special Olympics field and track assistant coach. Due to changes in jobs for daughter and son-in-law, I spend most of time driving and hour back and forth to take care of 3 grandchildren and their home.".
Due to needing a double knee replacement, was advised to lose weight a few years back. Lost 65 pounds, doing 99% clean eating. Discovering SparkPeople was a blessing when added to my leaning how to be on a healthy journey.
Grew up in church thus God is major part of my life.
As a result of taking the healthy journey path, exercise was six days a week,now since being with grandkids, I really struggle to work in exercise and not picking up old eating habits. Also, chose to eat organic . Really feel better for it.

Member Since: 3/8/2016

Fitness Minutes: 86,613

My Goals:
Lose 35 pounds have regained due to being caregiver as well as not having access to gyms.
To stop drinking soda 99.9%
To rework time to get exercising done around the kids.
To strength workout alteast 3 time a week.
Do 5 days of 30 min of cardio
Stretching/yoga 30 min

My Program:
5% challenge : Have a diet to follow? yes Also, due to health issue, salt is monitor and is factor when buying foods.
Followed before: Yes, it is one that was prepared for me by a nutritionist leading a course took at Wellness Center.
Grocery list?: Buy same meats each time. Buy produce available.
Shop: Farmer's Markets weekly. Local farm near daughter's about 2-3 times a month. Have a garden.
Recipes?: Try new ones about 2-3 times a month. Most are from book, "100 Days of Real Food".
Kitchen clean?: I store/prepare/clean my stuff separate from him.
Do you have items ready to start challenge: yes

Personal Information:
67 yr old. Adult son and adult daughter which the Lord blessed me with 3 grandchildren thru her. Most of hobbies are done only when I am back in my house. I drive a hour one way to daughters to care for kids and their home while parents work. SnL is nurse at children's hospital and going to school for nurse practitioner. She is firefighter/EMT at a major airport as well as Emergency room paramedic at local hospital.. This is why I am there from 2 days to 3 weeks. Oh well, keeps me from getting bored. LOL

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5% Challenge- Fitness

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  • v LSIG14
    emoticon emoticon emoticon Thank you so much for the goodies and good wishes (and good advice.) I will be taking a short break from Spark People to take time to care for me. I really appreciate your kindness and support and friendship.
    1389 days ago
    Thanks for your comment on my avocado problem. As a kid we looked forward to having avocados when we could get them since my Dad was from CA and grew up on them. Living back east in the 50's and 60's they were really a special treat. I have only developed this "nausea" in the last 10 years or so (I'm 66 yrs. old). I have tried different varieties and still have the same problem. Occasionally, I try a little guacamole but only a tablespoon and I must have it with a tortilla, bread or crackers to avoid getting too ill. I usually try a bite or two only when I know I'll be home soon in case I get sick. Sure do miss those avocado sandwiches and salads our family used to enjoy. emoticon

    1400 days ago
    Thank you for commenting on my blog about perfectionism. You are so right we need to lighten up on ourselves. That only Jesus was the one and only perfect person. And judging from what he said to Martha he didn't stress over housework and trivia!
    1401 days ago
    Thank you for your good wishes on my blog.
    Sharing my memories here on Spark has been very meaningful to me.

    1401 days ago
  • v ON_A_DIET
    Hello! I just joined Sparkteam Winners With God. Nice to meet you!

    Where is the rest of the team? I was so excited when I saw in the description of the team "Christian Devotionals To Digest" "Success" etc.

    I am not happy with my weight either... However, emoticon !

    I look forward to fun, fellowship and fitness with you!


    1412 days ago
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