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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, 5, 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: 361,399

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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    Does hubby have,, "that look" because money is being given out when prices are so much higher? Lol it amazes me how all income levels, especially the very higher income level,,,have "that look." Lolol
    15 days ago
    HI Debby, ask her to remember some of the times she went thru the worry, anxiety and if you take her step by step, it'll make more sense to her. I did it this AM with someone who totally got it. It's not the first time I've done it, recently with my GD. I'm so GLAD I've learned!! Sure, I'll make sure that there's plenty of food, litter etc. for Izzy, but shoot I do that any ways. I'll make sure it's super clean etc, but I do that anyways. AND what a GREAT thing to do in order to handle any anxiety and worry!!
    21 days ago
    OH Debby,, adult coloring online is so much FUN and so addictive!! I LOVE the mystery ones. LOL You have NO CLUE what its going to be until you get partway thru it. SO COOL and the blended ones, those are so much fun watching as they come together. There are TONS of adult coloring apps, I like happy coloring but there are a TON of them, they are all similar.
    26 days ago
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    No, using an alarm and getting 7 hours is not supposed to help me heal. Not overdoing my walks and getting GOOD sleep will, though.

    Last night my sleep wasn't so good. Lots of tossing and turning. Turned off the alarm this morning and rolled over and went back to sleep. 9 hours of light sleep. Only 38 minutes spent in deep sleep. On good nights, I'll have 3 or 4 hours of deep sleep.
    27 days ago
    Ohhhh I've seen your papers,,, the ones that were laid on the floor. I can't say you are a bad dog because you used them. That's why they are there. emoticon emoticon so sorry we ran out of puppy pads!!

    31 days ago
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