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June 2021 taking a hiatus from Spark People as of today. I haven't been tracking anything lately and want to exist without feeling guilty for a little while. Hopefully back sometime this summer.

51 yr old Full Time Vegetarian (since 2004), occasional vegan. Always striving to eat low carb (minimal refined carbs) and near protein goals.

SPRING 2021: Trying to come up with a strategy for April/May. Join 5% Challenge. Low Carb. Need to up minutes but shoulder injury is a problem.

FEBRUARY 2021:Finished Winter 5% Challenge .8 shy of my goal. Have been keeping low carb 95% of the time and that is REALLY helping with belly fat eventhough it can be tedious and unsatisfying. It is really the only thing that works for me. Almost always hit 30 minutes of DELIBERATE exercise every day.

WINTER:The 5 lbs I lost in the fall have reappeared! Not surprising. December was stressful and an injury prevented much movement. First Quarter will be focusing on lowering Cortisol/Stress levels, Reboot/Detox, lowering Insulin and shedding belly fat!

AUTUMN:This is the perfect season for getting out of the house and moving the body! I am taking advantage of every day, and every opportunity 😁

Member Since: 6/15/2020

Fitness Minutes: 8,661

My Goals:
This time around (have done SparkPeople in the past) I wish to lose this Covid Isolation Stress Belly! I am also trying to instill LONG LASTING habits and establish a healthy relationship with my thoughts about nutrition and exercise.

Am feeling - in my 50s - the "damage" to my joints that many years gymnastics and track left. It is even more noticeable when I am 10-20 lbs overweight. Plus so much more difficult to shed these pounds now!

My Program:
Get Strong.
Eat to Live.
Master my decisions.

Personal Information:
Turned 50 September 2019. Permanently furloughed as of late March. Virgo. Worrier. Vegetarian since 2004
Celebrating our 24 Anniversary in October.
Parents to sweet little Barney - Poodle Shi Tzu mix

Other Information:
Things I love:
All Things Harry Potter - I read the series every year, play Wizards Unite, make crafts/props
Halloween & Spookiness (but not horror/gore)- Costumes & make up, Cemeteries, Creepy foods, Ray Bradbury, I have a black "christmas" tree full of halloween ornaments
Christmas - I love decorating, have 4 trees, many styles of decoration modern, vintage, rustic

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