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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: 87,780

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
    Thanks for all your encouragement! So far, the wheat-free diet seems to be helping - I was even able to walk a gently sloping trail yesterday without the inhaler. I am withholding judgement because I know you can have success for a while and then quit, but I certainly am more hopeful now. As far as the leg goes, It has been over 2 years since my surgery and it was 8 months before I could do any weight bearing. I still have some pain but the doctor thinks that's from arthritis setting in. I just thank God that I am able to walk again!
    1475 days ago
    Rescue the daffodils after they have finished blooming.
    1495 days ago
    thanks for my goodie...
    the background picture was one of my projects last year. It's Goodwill store find; it was a gate for a fireplace, but incomplete, so I used in the garden for my shrubs... I use also a lot of large rocks and boulders in my garden. thanks again for the goodie.
    1503 days ago
  • v LSIG14
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Thanks so much for my rose and the great encouragement on my Looking Forward Blog! I really appreciate the support. My health has been so up and down that I sometimes wonder if I'm getting anywhere. But I do know, if I don't try, I might as well let them put me in a home - and I'm not willing to do that yet!!
    1504 days ago
  • v LPORTER2015
    Take it easy and remember to consult with your doctor concerning exercising.

    1509 days ago
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