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I have joined the Winter 5% Challenge which is 8 weeks of inspiration towards the weight loss journey. It is a Race to Fascinating Places - Join a supportive team and let's have fun as we lose 5% of our weight, make new friends and improve our health! It starts January 9th.
Look up the team by it's name which is.... 2021 5% Winter Challenge or cut and paste this

I live in Washington State, Port Angeles to be exact. It's at the start of the Straits of Juan de Fuca, and directly across the water from Victoria Canada. Beautiful place.

I have struggled with weight my whole life. More than once I''ve had to lose 30 pounds. It just kinda creeps up on ya uh?

My family includes my husband, myself and a Pomchi.

I have 3 daughters, as of Feb 2018 they all live on this side of the Puget Sound too. I have 6 grandchildren, ages 26, 22,10 and 8, 4, and a 2 year old. Only the oldest is a boy, all the rest are girls!

My biggest wish was to live closer to my children and grandchildren again. We are the ones that moved away for 15 years. My wish came true, but it was hard won. On Oct 18, 2013 we had a house fire in our home in Lake Havasu, AZ. It took nine months of misery, RENTALS moves, and insurance adjustments but we moved into OUR home in Port Angeles, WA 7-18-2014. Nine months to the day of the fire.

Here''s to us ALL "positively" losing to our goal weight and then keeping our weight off!!

Member Since: 7/31/2011

Fitness Minutes: 356,479

My Goals:
To Stop gaining, it's been going up since pancreatitis and Gallbladder removal Dec 2016
To Eat Healthy. AND to use the 5% challenge (as a Spirited Underdog) to give me the umpf Needed to lose!

My Program:
Tracking my food daily
drinking 64 oz cranwater EVERY day
Never sit more than 50 min and then get up for at least 10.
Minimum of 10,000 steps a day.

Walk 5 miles a day.

Personal Information:
I am 72 now. As of December 2020. Where have the years gone? How can this be?
Have lived in WA. FL, AZ, ID, and Ca and now back to Washington state.
And Yes my daughters are all redheads.

Other Information:
Our pet is a 5 yo Pomchi named Sherman

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    Being a people person though Debby, you can easily tell by the sparkle of their eyes, the corners of their eyes, and by the rest of their face if they're smiling. MOST are, and also really wanting to talk. SO PLEASE DO NOT HANG Back though "hang back".

    Have you thought of making cards for those in nursing homes? They don't need to addressed to anyone by name, but they LOVE THESE!! And other places. Can make them and drop them off (check with the places first) but it's a GREAT Pick me up for you and them.
    3 days ago
    Thank you for your comment! I was so ready for the challenge this year! We got this! emoticon
    4 days ago
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    Thank you for the goodie and your kind words, love and hugs!
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    Somethings are VERY HARD TO GET OUT OF OUR HEAD once they are there.

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    6 days ago
  • v KATIE5668
    I worked for rehab for troubled teens ...Vision Quest. It is a camp/wagon train/ tall sailing ships program that takes the kids and puts them to work in an environment where they can succeed . Adults are councilors and do all the work. It was a blast..exhausting and emotionally very difficult at times..but an experience I am so glad I had!!

    7 days ago
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