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This Rockin Red Fox is Looking forward to the Harvest Your Health Biggest Loser Challenge!!

I never seem to know how these challenges will go. Will I stay motivated? Will I stay resolute (my "word" for 2020)? Will I feel deflated 1/2 way through? That has happened before. If I have a loss can I hang on to it through the last couple weeks? I've completely blown a productive challenge in the last weeks. The challenge to me, as usual, is to be consistent.

COVID 19 poses an extra challenge to us all this year. We do want to stay safe, stay positive, stay healthy, stay informed, stay in touch, and stay the course. That is a lot and I find myself losing my enthusiasm, losing my usual optimism, and falling our of my usual routines. I have to do better!

My program includes at least some intentional exercise every day, drinking 8 glasses of water daily and staying within my SparkPeople calorie range. I also want to get back to walking, no more hobbling along, my goal by the time this challenge ends is to walk at least 8000 daily and I want to keep it up throughout the challenge.

Still double-teaming against the pounds! Can't forget my wonderful 100 days of Weight Loss with Linda Spangle team. This book and the team have changed my life. Awesome lessons in this book!

I continue to live IN each day! It is way too easy for me to allow a day to slide by with little accomplished and without taking any time to savor life. Well....some days recently have seemed to slide by me.

I've lost weight with TOPS, SparkPeople, my SparkFriends,the Foxes and now will continue to move forward I want to get back to goal weight. Right now I am14 lbs above goal weight. I love the support that I get from all my Sparkfriends and teams, but I have to say that to have a 20+ member team that is consistently supportive of each member and have the participation, caring and sharing that we have on the Rockin Red Foxes is a rare and beautiful thing. I met my weight goal awhile ago, held tightly to it for about 8 months and then began gaining. I haven't been able to get back there. I will though. My goal weight of 145 is realistic and I need to remind myself of that.

My doctor's views about exercise and Myasthenia seem to be evolving. They now say that I can exercise more as long as I listen to my body. I have to very carefully plan never to exercise to the point of fatigue. I'm feeling better though and in the past few weeks I have really begun to hope that I'm going into remission. We'll see....

Basically I'm just not quitting! I'm still trying to live mindfully and to be as healthy as possible.

Member Since: 1/7/2009

My Goals:
Long Term Goal: To be a very healthy, very old woman, surrounded by great-grandchildren and still living independently and enjoying my life. I want to be as healthy as I can be at age "almost seventy". I want to maintain my weight loss and even lose another 5 lbs.

My Program:
Eat Wisely! Live fully in each day! Show Love and Kindness! Trust! Pray!
Stay within my spark calorie range and drink 8 glasses of water daily.
Intentional exercise at least 10 minutes daily!

Personal Information:
I grew up in North Dakota and attended the University of North Dakota for one year. Returned to college when I was 44 and graduated - now that felt good. I live in Ohio now. My husband was stationed here for his last Air Force assignment and we stayed in the area when he retired from the Air Force. I've retired as of January 1, 2011!!. I've met the goal of getting back to quilting finally. Two small projects completed recently. It keeps my hands too busy for food. I also love reading, spending time with friends, and traveling occasionally.

Other Information:
My Mantra - Believe in Miracles. Forgive everyone. Life is not fair, but it is good. My Other Mantra: What doesn't kill you just doesn't kill you...the rest is up to you!

And we all should know this: "If every morning, You can find a reason to say, Yes, it's going to be a beautiful day. And every day, you find a reason to say, Yes, it is a beautiful day. And every night, you find a reason to say, Yes, it was a beautiful day. Then one day, You'll look back and easily say, was a beautiful life."~ ~ Doe Zantamata ~ ~

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    ...:::Thank you for your nice comment on my Love Story emoticon blog! Our marriage has definitely been an adventure and glad you enjoyed it. And emoticon on your 52 years together.
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    Comment edited on: 10/25/2020 11:25:10 PM
    Thank you so much for your nice comment on my page. I'm glad I can spread a little happiness every now and then.
    32 days ago
  • v BLONDEE531
    I love your decorations on your tracking page! You inspire me to play more. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
    Prayers for you in the days ahead...for rest, recovery and as much comfort in each day as can be found...gentle hugs~
    34 days ago
    Thank you for stopping by my page and the goodie you sent me! I had to laugh at Disney princess! But we are definitley big fans. For some reason the men in my DH's family do not like roller coasters or thilling rides. We used to take Tacy and her cousins, a boy and a girl to Disneyland. The boy and Jeff would sit on a bench and wave at the girls and me as the Thunder Mtn train roared by and we could not understand them. My life has been punctuated with visits to Disneyland, about every 2-3 years and now Tacy and I added cruises. Oh dear! I sometimes wonder if it's a sickness. We've met folks on their 25th or 30th Disney cruise, so we don't have it too bad!
    92 days ago
  • v BEBABY77
    Yes, just about everything is open in my area. We have had about 50 cases and most did not need to be hospitalized.
    96 days ago
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