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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, stretching yoga, and some ST for a total of 60 to 120 m every day from 5 to 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 that are already gone, and four precious grandkids. I help my DD with her two kids (she has a full-time job). I'm in charge of the well-being of my elderly mom with advanced vascular dementia, she's being cared for in a 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 walking buddies or 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 when possible.

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    Thank you for reading and commenting on my blogs this week. I appreciate your caring words and support. Have a wonderful week. Ruthie emoticon
    2 hours ago
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    "Believe in yourself and have faith in your abilities." ~ Norman Vincent Peale
    Never stop trying.
    Never stop believing.
    Never give up!
    Your day will come

    ~~~Mandy Hale~~~
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    14 hours ago
  • v BARBIE176
    emoticon for stopping by. Marv and I took a chill day. I got my second Moderna vaccine yesterday and didn't sleep well last night and woke up with a terrible headache and body aches. Feeling better now and am hoping tomorrow will be back to normal. Marv and I spent the day cuddling. I hope you had a nice day. Hugs, Barbie
    15 hours ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    Racey and I got two walks in and took in for a ride to mail some bills he keeps from shopping which i don;t need to do !
    chilly again so we just walked no yard work just not in to it today emoticon .
    Winner, winner! Today I'm feeling slimmer!"

    "Lose it, lose it. Yeah, I'm gonna chose it."

    Worry ducks when purpose flies overhead. Terri Guillemets
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