BCHARIE
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Morning greetings from the old girls. Me with elephant at sanctuary. Very emotional experience.



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Heading into 5% Challenge. This will be my ?th, love the things I am learning so much good stuff through challenges. I have defined goals to help accomplish a 5% weight loss. I am focusing on more discipline and focus with my daily exercise. Staying the course. If you are reading this you really should consider doing a 5% Challenge. I have met some really amazing people to help me along the way.


I have been a "sparker" since 2008, left and now return for a re-do. I am going to make this re-do stick. Live and learn!!! I've always been very active person, until I fractured my spine (2013) and it's time to get back to the strong bodied woman I feel inside. I have a custom tattoo, it's my avatar (note pic at your left). Lord knows, I would love to look like that but it's really more about spirit. I have spent my life searching for meaning in life, note the hiker has a compass in her hand. I have lived at times somewhat recklessly (haven't we all?). My compass has taken me to a very comfortable place in life, and I do not want to be sedentary. I want to live life to the fullest until I'm very old and gray.
I am back in the fight for my health, and to live the life I want to live without the issue of weight (lose enough to not feel so much knee and back pain) and immobility to contend with!

I retired from 30 years as a RN on December 29, 2017. I have many, many little goals in retirement and now that I have started to lose a little weight, my mind has gone berserk. I'm returning to my bucket list. adding things I thought were gone from my future.

Bucket list:
Learn to scuba dive
Scuba dive in Belize or somewhere with great dives
Learn to fence (swords)
Work trip to Thailand~ DONE FEB. 2019!!!
Kayak more places


Keep moving forward...never stop!!!
Exercise lifts my mood
- Exercise reduces my back pain
- Exercise makes me feel confident
- Exercise makes me feel stronger
- I want to feel good in my clothes
- Exercise makes me feel accomplished
- Exercise helps me lose weight
- I want to take care of myself
- Exercise gives me energy
- Exercise helps me sleep better at night
- I am worth it
- I am tired of being tired
- I made a commitment to myself
- Exercise boosts my metabolism


Member Since: 4/6/2008

Fitness Minutes: 76,193

My Goals:
Long Range GOALS:
Bali October of 2021...weight goal is 165#

Short term Goals: Stay within my Calorie range including macros 6 days per week.
Dead bug exercise every day!
Knee exercises (prescribe by dr.), once a day, 6 days a week
Weight lift 2X's a week.
Cardio 6X's a week.
increasing both length of cardio and weight lifted as appropriate


My Program:
Beck Diet Solution

In a nutshell:
Increase plant based eating
Eat everything in moderation.
Be mindful when eating.
Exercise





Personal Information:
I live just outside of Chicago, with my 2 grown sons. Retirement is fun and for entertainment I, gardening, ride my bike, kayak and just about anything outdoors. I exercise at home and the gym, love to cook (hence the weight issue), doing home repairs and decorating. I am always up for travel and going out to a variety of activities with friends and family .


Other Information:
I'm a Chicago Blackhawks fan. When I refer to HOSSA, it is not the actual hockey player but my German Shepherd dog...a poor substitute. LOL




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  • v SKINNYBANGBANG
    Thank you so much for the kind words. I haven't really gotten into the groups on here too much, so it was really nice to login and see so many comments!
    4560 days ago
  • v ROBYNEGG
    Thank you so much for your kind words! It's a daily battle, but at least I know I can do it, I've come this far, 10 more pounds here I come! Take care and stop by soon! Robyn
    4560 days ago
  • v ENIDSGHOST
    Thank you for the article recomendation!

    I was feeling a little bummed this morning since when I weighted myself it looks like I'm up a pound (rrrrrgh that's what happens when I eat dinner with my parent's and enjoy too much french bread and dessert) but I'm going to read the article and hopefully not let this bum me out too much.

    Thanks again ^__^
    4562 days ago
  • v SOMETHINGBETTER
    Thanks for the warm welcome!
    4565 days ago
  • v AMYBOBAMY1
    Hey, thanks for your great comment. Love your tattoos By the way. I'm charging my batteries to take new, better pictures of mine to get on my page! Hope we can keep each other motivated! Amy
    4565 days ago