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Hello from Costa Rica!
This is a Costa Rican, living in Costa Rica ;-))

The wonderful friends I've made through Spark Teams keep me motivated. Though I'm always in a constant battle with my weight, I can say I've learned what's good for my health and what works for me not only from SparkPeople's wonderful information, excellent blogs, and superb tools but from these well-organized challenges (5%, BL, and BLC seasonal challenges).
These challenges have made this lifelong difficult journey towards a healthier me, into a more joyful one.

For the sake of my knees screaming 'lose weight, please!', I'm going to try to lose weight. Doctor's suggestion also.

"On any one day, you can massively change the direction of your life.” ~Jim Rohn

Member Since: 12/5/2010

Fitness Minutes: 409,648

My Goals:
To reach my normal BMI and stay there.

My Program:
*Exercise commitment:
A combination of walking, stretching yoga, and some ST for a total of 60 to 120 m every day from 5 to 6 days a week.
*Nutrition Commitment
To eat as healthy as possible within my calorie range to lose weight using SP.

Personal Information:
I live in Grecia, Alajuela, Costa Rica, in the mountains (at an altitude of 4757 ft). I'm 62 and married for 43 years. Three grown children that are already gone, and four precious grandkids. I help my DD with her two kids (she has a full-time job). I'm in charge of the well-being of my elderly mom with advanced vascular dementia, she's being cared for in a home.
My first SparkFriend on this page is my daughter and my granddaughter Desiree quite some time ago.

Other Information:
Besides my family, I enjoy my daily routine of walking, usually 1 to 2 hours, with walking buddies or doggies. I also enjoy caring for my pets, 3 dogs and 3 cats, knitting, Sparking, reading, watching movies or TV series. I also love to travel overseas when possible.

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 current weight: 160.9 
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    Swinging by to say hi! I really like your graphics you used on your weigh in page. My laptop is giving me problems. I think coffee got inside my keyboard so when I type a letter it will show up numerically. I might have to take it to a repair shop.
    10 hours ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    “Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.” — Dr. Seuss

    . “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” — Dr. Seuss
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    . “Things are never quite as scary when you’ve got a best friend.” – Dr. Seuss

    13 hours ago
  • v no profile image TWIGBISKIT5
    Thank you Patricia for your comments on my jokes today. Have a blessed weekend and Happy Father's Day to your hubby😉
    19 hours ago
  • v TWEETYKC00
    It is too bad to lose sparking, but still trying to be strong to be healthy.
    1 day ago
  • v BARBIE176
    emoticon for stopping by with your encouraging words and friendships. “If you have health, you probably will be happy, and if you have health and happiness, you have the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want.” – Elbert Hubbard Have a beautiful weekend. Hugs, Barbie
    1 day ago
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