Me and Gordon after climbing to the top of Diamond Head in Honolulu, Hawaii last month.
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My weight has remained stable for a long time no matter what I do, and my doctor says to ignore the BMI (which says I'm obese) and just keep on doing what I'm doing. I am exercising six days a week and watching my diet. My lab reports are consistently good. I have a lot of energy--seldom feel tired. I am losing inches, just not pounds, and going clothes shopping is almost a pleasure again. My goal is not to gain any weight.
To stay healthy, eat better, and have some fun.
I do stretches every morning, and I walk 6 days/week. I walk with the Volksmarchers (ava.org), some friends 1X/week, and meetups (firstname.lastname@example.org). I'm on SP's 10K/day team, which is very motivating. I have started back with WT at Gold's Gym.
I have always lived in St. Louis. I've been married for 30 years to Gordon, a very patient man. We have two adult children and two grandsons, 22 and 9, who live in Albuquerque. I retired from teaching high school, but then helped a friend at her preschool for 3 years. I am very much enjoying retirement.
Favorite TV shows: The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, John Oliver, Bill Maher, Samantha Bee's Full Frontal, and Stephen Colbert's Tonight. We obviously like news satire.
Favorite books: The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean Auel, Blue Highways by William Least Heat Moon, The Help by Kathryn Stockett
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and good morning my dear sweet friend, DeAnne I am very grateful for your support, friendship and very, very kind words on my page. May your day be filled with blessings that bring joy and smiles to your heart as you have brought to mine. Love and hugs on this most splendid and beautiful day!
Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. I have just one day... today, and I am going to be happy in it. - Groucho Marx
23 hours ago
and good morning my dear sweet friend, DeAnne! I bet the sun felt good on your skin. I know it does for me. You are a blessing and I hope you enjoyed every ounce of your weekend. Have a great week. Hugs, smiles and love to you on this most beautiful day!
Self control is knowing YOU CAN but deciding YOU WON'T. It's a divine responsibility that you have 100% control of.
Live simply... Live well... Live happy!
2 days ago
Comment edited on: 2/20/2017 6:05:38 AM
I LIKE the idea of a five-day weekend and a two-day week! Where can I get one of those? Heh.
2 days ago
Thanks, I got carried away having fun... lol. Glad you found something good about it.
3 days ago
and good morning, DeAnne.. I hope you're doing well. Commitment is crucial on this journey and having your friendship and support makes it that much more doable. Sending positive vibes and good cheer for a healthy, happy and safe weekend. Love, hugs and smiles to you on this beautiful day.
A fit healthy body is the BEST fashion statement! ...
BEGIN with simple goals that make you feel good. ...
STAY active .... ....
SPICE UP your life and try different activities. ... ...
HYDRATE ... ... ... ...
GIVE your body the fuel it needs ... ...
Do it because you LOVE your body. ... ...
The hardest step to fitness is the first. TAKE IT NOW! ...
YOU don't have to go fast. You just have to go!!!
GO.... GOO.... GOOO!!!!!... ... ...
Junk food satisfies for a few minutes
BEING FIT SATISFIES FOR LIFE!!
3 days ago