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Here I am again, hoping that somehow I will be more successful with the support of others than I have been on my own.

I tried Beachbody for awhile. I love the workout dvd's I have but I didn't find the support aspect of their program to suite me very well.

I am now about 15 lbs overweight, flabby and out of shape and at the age where weight loss is almost impossible. So I joined Planet Fitness (I will have to blog about this place...such a wonderful value for very little money) and am working with a trainer with my focus on strength training. I can get my cardio at home and since I can't really lose this belly weight I am going to focus on building muscle, toning my legs, back and upper body and getting stronger.

When I worked on biceps the other day I was astonished at how weak I've become. This won't do! I need to focus on gaining strength, improving daily eating and fitness habits and just being healthier in general. I am not going to make a weight loss goal, because I've had no luck losing weight over the last 2 years and have only managed to gain a few more.

Instead my goal is to become stronger and improve my muscle tone and strength. As far as eating goes, I've slacked the last several months and have fallen back into regular snacking and craving sugar all the time. So I am going back to clean eating, drinking more water and healthy teas (I'm learning that green tea is more palatable when combined with a nice chai rooibos or caramel flavored yerba matte...) and am determined to kick the sugar habit and tame my sweet tooth.

I am here to learn from and offer support to others, make new friendships and kindle old ones, gain good and lose bad habits and to once again feel part of a group that is working towards the same goals.

Member Since: 1/18/2009

Fitness Minutes: 50,314

My Goals:
Eat clean
Be consistent with cardio at home and ST at gym
Lose the sweet tooth
Generally be more active

My Program:
Planet Fitness for ST and personal training.
Cardio at home or during lunch breaks if weather allows for walking
Eat clean and prepare healthy meals on the weekends as well as use my crock pot more during the week

Personal Information:
I'm happily married with grown children, grandchildren, an awesome husband and great dog too!

I am a Medical Assistant and Phlebotomist and am also an Herbalist. I work in Healthcare.

I love to sing, garden, exercise, crochet, cook/bake, read and make herbal medicines and beauty products. My future goals are to keep chickens, extend my gardening season with cold frames and to learn to can and preserve the food I grow.

My husband and I like to camp, hike, fish and take long walks with our dog Fraulein. We love to grow our own vegetables and herbs. We hope to travel more in the future.

Other Information:
I am looking for a female fitness buddy in my area. I live in South King County, on the west hill of Kent, WA. Anyone out there looking for someone to mall walk with a couple days per week while the weather is so cold?

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  • v -RUBIES-
    Hi there!

    I read your comment from the article "How Weight Loss Changes as You Age". You sound as if you have no hope of losing weight - ever. It seems as though you've done many things right. I don't know if you are or were a food tracker. If not, you might want to give it a go. It works for me. I faithfully track, every day, everything.

    Above all... pray. Overall, that is what really works for me.
    87 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/26/2017 11:51:24 AM
  • v BERRY4
    Noted your comment on the Fitness through the Ages article. Sorry for your frustrations!! emoticon I can relate from the position of "nothing seems to work"! -- And I know you've done / tried more than I have!

    I will be meeting w/ a Naturopath in a couple of weeks that comes recommended to me via a 72 yr old quilting friend. - I will let you know if anything helpful surfaces!
    136 days ago
    *♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥-*
    You can’t walk forward looking back over your shoulder. Reon Shutte
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    Just thinking about you! HOpe you're doing well.
    207 days ago
    Hey Kelly - I have missed you too. I am back up in weight, but if I just reign in the food intake I will be good. Life has been overall good - our daughter is back living with us as she is in her last month of training as a police officer again. Right now I dealing with health issues with my mother - so that is taking a lot right now. But all in all life is good - I hope the same is true with you.

    So you changed jobs - what are you doing now?
    260 days ago
    Dear Universe, I do not know what is best for me today so I leave the blessings in your hands. Sean Patrick
    370 days ago
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