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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. Doctors suggestion also.

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

Member Since: 12/5/2010

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

My Program:
*Exercise commitment:
A combination of walking/recumbent bike/yoga stretching/pilates ST for a total of 60 to 120 m every day at least 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 already gone, and three grandkids. I like to help my DD with her two kids (she has a full time job). Though I'm in charge of the well being of my elderly mom with advanced vascular dementia, she's being cared for by my youngest son and his wife at their 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 my walking buddies or my doggies. I also like to care for my pets, 4 dogs - 3 cats, knitting, Sparking, reading, watching movies or TV series. I also love to travel overseas, but now, until further notice.

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  • v SPARKFRAN514
    Your page is ready for Spring I love it.
    thank you for the wonderful quotes sure needed then today it was one of off days and to much news . i need to get a no news holidays going again do much better after a few days of no news.

    This is one i really like and know i have shared it but its a favorite when stressed with all the drama we having . hope you have a peace week . emoticon emoticon
    23 hours ago
  • v BARBIE176
    emoticon for stopping by. I slept well last night and awoke refreshed. I hope you did as well. Today's food for thought: "The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours — it is an amazing journey — and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins." ~Bob Moawad emoticon emoticon
    1 day ago
    emoticon IT WOOF! WOOF!!


    We are BACK on the same team!! emoticon
    1 day ago
    emoticon Even though it is cold here, I am going to stay warm by moving. WHatever we do, make it a super Saturday by moving it all day. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Ruthie emoticon
    1 day ago
    Thank you for sharing your story on my last blog.
    We have taken so many different paths and here we are together on the same journey to a healthy lifestyle. I am happy to have learned a bit about your life and background and glad you have overcome the challenges in your life. Continue to enjoy retirement. You have earned it.

    1 day ago
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