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I just retired at age 64. Been Sparking for three and a half years - started out in the high 170's at 5'2, lost 20 pounds and got out of obese range, since then pretty much been on the world's longest plateau. Partly real plateau, partly lagging motivation. For the past year I've been following the WheatBelly diet (no refined carbs, good fats, no grains or processed foods) which brought my blood sugar down from diabetic to normal range.

I've lost a lot of inches and am content ...
I just retired at age 64. Been Sparking for three and a half years - started out in the high 170's at 5'2, lost 20 pounds and got out of obese range, since then pretty much been on the world's longest plateau. Partly real plateau, partly lagging motivation. For the past year I've been following the WheatBelly diet (no refined carbs, good fats, no grains or processed foods) which brought my blood sugar down from diabetic to normal range.

I've lost a lot of inches and am content with being this size (thus the lack of motivation), but I need to lose more to get my blood pressure down, keep my blood sugar down and to take more weight off my knees. My biggest challenge is with consistent exercise.

Update 7/24 - I joined a three-mornings-a -week class at the Y and am hoping this will help me settle into a more consistent exercise pattern.

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KDYLOSE is a little under the weather today but went to my exercise class.
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Member Since: 10/14/2010

SparkPoints: 13,109

Fitness Minutes: 7,351

My Goals:
Leave Obese BMI - DONE
Leave Overweight BMI - about 20 pounds to go.

My Program:
While working I was doing the ST machines at the Y every Sat. or Sun. and trying to get in three days of aerobics (tapes in the winter, walking outdoors in good weather).

As I just retired, I plan to take some weekday senior classes at the Y and increase my ST visits.

Personal Information:
I worked in computer graphics, we live on my husband's family farm in the midwest (we don't farm it) but I'm from the Washington, DC area. We enjoy camping and my favorite activities are to read, paint, follow good movie directors, cook, and work in my vegetable garden. I have one daughter, 25, and at the moment four cats.

Other Information:
My favorite quote is from Albert Einstein:

"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."

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VTORIA3
7/27/2014 9:16:22 PM

Great going on the 5 days of continuous exercise! I see retirement agrees with you, lol.



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MARITIMER3
7/18/2014 6:00:36 PM

I like your new picture. You look much more relaxed.
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VTORIA3
7/9/2014 5:46:45 AM

Morning, Kate. Thanks for sharing one of your gardening tips. I may try tomatoes one more year. I don't have a raised bed, and that was this year's garden project, but I had no time. Instead, I wanted to use a 25 gallon garbage can so I could put the tomatoes in an area with full sun on the concrete driveway, but DH told me to try a 5 gallon bucket first. Big mistake. The first month, the plants thrived. But they tanked after that and now look sickly. I'm guessing it is too late for ferilizer this year, but I'll have to order some of the fertiziler you suggest....sounds like it has wide application and would be good for flowers too.

It's going to be crazy for me the next couple of weeks, with family descending for a family reunion that will straddle a week of eating events, then 2 days later we leave for a 5 day mini vacation, and more eating. I've lost 6# now and sure don't want to start sliding backwards. No secret, I know what I need to do if I don't want to gain back the weight.

Hope you are having a great week. Your cooler temperatures have finally arrived here....we are enjoying them.



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VTORIA3
7/4/2014 8:24:31 PM

A pound lost! What a win while on vacation! Woot! Congrats! Got some traction now....keep it going!

Quiet one here today....LOVE it!

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THINFITFEMINIST
7/2/2014 7:01:57 AM

You are doing emoticon emoticon We are getting there together.



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