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I'm 68, long enough on Earth and enough years on SP to figure out what it takes for me to be healthier...listen and make one good choice at a time. That's simple, not easy.

My pattern has been to do very well for a time and then lose focus and allow old habits to creep back. We all know where that leads. A health/diet coach I'm reading suggests that many of us are "interested in" losing weight and getting healthier rather than being committed to those things, and I suspect that's been true of me.

So it's time for me to change while I can.

Member Since: 11/13/2012

Fitness Minutes: 57,319

My Goals:
For right now:

Weight work twice a week, walk at least 4 times a week, outdoor projects.
Plan meals and snacks each morning
Eat and enjoy what I plan
Write every day
Love myself a little more
Follow through!

For the longer term:

Reduce BP and BMI to within normal ranges
Have less arthritis pain
Be more flexible
Feel comfortable in my own skin
Publish more stories and novels

My Program:
Pray, eat 1200-1550 nutrient rich calories a day, exercise daily, ask for help when I need it (whoaboy...) and offer support to others.

Personal Information:
Gail from Maryland, by way of NJ, Iowa, Spain, and Massachusetts. I'm a retired high school biology teacher who has returned to a first love - fiction writing.

Other Information:
Time slips away, and the older we get the faster it seems to go. I've still got learning and growing to do: I want to be more mindfully grateful, to appreciate and make good use of each moment I'm given, give my full attention to whoever is in front of me, and simply "be here now" until it's done.

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  • v 1ZIPPYC
    Just stopped by to say emoticon and hope that this week is going good for you so far! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    14 days ago
  • v 1ZIPPYC

    To further help you on going gluten free, you ought to watch this 4 min. video on youtube by Dr. Jpsh Axe. called Gluten Sensitivity Symptoms and Side Effects. Very reputable Dr. - My chiropractor has even met him and recommended his website to me. You would be surprised at how many people are gluten sensitive, including myself. Some Dr.'s say no one should eat it. Dr. Axe explains why we shouldn't. You can eat rice, corn (organic is best), and the list goes on. Just stay off wheat, barley, rye and oats. I hardly ever eat bread rice cakes and sometimes we get these frozen English muffins made by Glutino. So good! We get organic tortilla chips off and on for a snack, so you really are not deprived at all. We both lost 10 pounds in about 6 weeks just from doing that! Try it for a month, like we did and see how much better you feel. Like you said, give it a go!
    You know we have been spf's for 6 years now...thanks for hanging in there with me! You deserve to feel better keep going, you will get there! emoticon emoticon

    19 days ago
  • v TURTLE69
    Welcome to Official 10-Minute Daily Exercise Streak Challenge Team! emoticon Feel free to add me as a friend. If you need any support or just someone to talk with, give me a holler.


    20 days ago
  • v 1ZIPPYC
    Yes, gotta have Hope, if we don't have that, nothing will be worth doing! As far as overeating like you said on your status- it happens! So many times lately, I have wanted to almost want to eat the paint off the walls! emoticon I just get back on track and try harder the next works most of the time! emoticon Why do you think it took me 6 years to lose 70 pounds?! I wasted too much time eating way too much and the bad things I wasn't ready to give up. Have you ever thought of going gluten free? Read up on it on how it really is bad fro arthritis and it causes a leaky gut syndrome. Best thing I ever did was go gluten free. Don't miss it at all. So many gluten free foods out there today that are so good!!
    Have a good rest of the week! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    21 days ago
  • v 1ZIPPYC
    Yes, I am so glad with like you said " we're here, we're moving, and our brains work"!!! I am much better than I was 7 years ago when I joined SP....and that is something to be happy about! Since going gluten free and taking lots of supplements a day a year ago, I think that is what has helped me the most recently! You got to have those supplements-especially a food based multi-vitamin, since there is no way to get it in our food everyday! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    23 days ago
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