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R O W D Y R E B E L S R O C K ! ~Fall 2019 5% Challenge ~

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"Once in a blue moon we find a gem!" SO glad I happened upon Sparkpeople!

This is my third year with Sparkpeople, and it continues to be a stabilizing force in my life.

With age and less activity, my weight has gone up and I know I must get it down to help my joints feel better and to lower my blood pressure and cholesterol. I do fine with tracking and moderation during the daytime, but compulsive eating habits often haunt my evenings.Still working on it!

Since I joined Sparkpeople, I have improved my attitude about diet and exercise, due especially to the wisdom and motivation of the wonderful Spark teams I was lucky to find AND to the Sparky individuals who keep me growing strong.

~Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day. (Author unknown.)

For health and happiness, I won't settle; I'm a Rebel!

Member Since: 6/13/2016

Fitness Minutes: 83,182

My Goals:
Lose 5% of my bodyweight or more during the 5% Challenge. Then keep going!
Establish and maintain an exercise routine.
Control sugar cravings.
Make wise food choices 90% of the time.
Track food consistently.
Practice gratitude.

My Program:
~ Clean eating balanced diet. Limit carbs. Attempt to avoid junk food. Track calories using Spark tracker and stay within range.
~ Exercise: At least 30 minutes of walking and/or recumbent bike 6 days a week-- Strengthening exercises 3 times a week-- Flexibility exercises 3 days a week. Excuses: ZERO times a week.

Personal Information:
I'm retired from teaching and live in rural southern Michigan. I am a volunteer reading tutor for the local elementary school. I love reading, gardening, travel, and my grandchildren-- who have moved too far away! I'm also attached to the warmth and wisdom of my ever-growing circle of Spark friends.

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  • v LPORTER2015
    The struggle you're in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow. Don't give up!
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    2 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
    emoticon Veteran's Day...a day for honoring all those who gave their lives
    and for those who bravely fight for us today. We thank you on this day emoticon

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    3 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
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    ~~~~~I am """WONDER WOMAN"""~~~~~

    ~~I wonder where I left my keys,
    ~~~I wonder how I put on weight,
    ~~~~I wonder where my money went,
    ~~~~~I wonder where I put my phone.
    ~~~~~~I often "wonder" why I "wonder".

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    4 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
    It must be Friday...I have that Friday kind of feeling,..
    the feeling of excitement, happiness, laughter, being thankful for so many
    fabulous things in my life..maybe sharing one with a loved one... emoticon

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    6 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
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    I like dead-end signs. I think they're kind.
    They, at least, have the decency to let you know you're going nowhere.

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    7 days ago
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