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I'm 69, 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, but 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. Of course the other possibility is that I'm acting like a two-year old tantruming for what I want instead of what I should be eating/doing!

Either way, it's time for me to change while I can.

Member Since: 11/13/2012

Fitness Minutes: 61,017

My Goals:
For right now:

Daily walking/step calculating, outdoor projects, yoga (TRYING to establish a regular practice!)
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.

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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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