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Chapter Three

I retired from full-time work in June 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 ...
I retired from full-time work in June 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 size 12 (thus the lack of motivation), but I need to lose more weight to get my blood pressure down, keep my blood sugar down, and to give a break to the poor, overworked achey knees that have lugged me around all these years. My biggest challenge is with consistent exercise.

updated May 2015:
And now I guess this is Chapter Four, where I leave not only my job but my husband and go back out to take on the world. Seems crazy I know but it was a second marriage, no kids with him, have been on the fence about it for years. I could have resigned myself to it and sat there and grown old muttering under my breath about how he was an idiot, and probably if he was my first husband and we had kids together I might have done that. But I just wasn't all that attached in my heart somehow. I don't know, I can't explain it. It was just time for me to go.


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Member Since: 10/14/2010

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

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Exercise:
Currently aiming for aerobics/circuit training class 3 days per week, plus a weekly visit to YMCA ST machines, plus taking occasional one-mile brisk walks around the quarry by my house. It's a low goal I know, but since consistency is my biggest problem I want something I can meet.

Food:
Track, track, track.

Following WheatBelly diet to control my blood sugar.

Introducing more vegetables into my recipes. Chicken and rice is now chicken, rice, brocolli, onions and peppers. Also love to make elaborate kale-based salads.

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Retired, worked in computer graphics, live in Ohio but I'm from the Washington, DC area. Like to paint, read. I have one daughter, 25.

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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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MARITIMER3
5/27/2015 9:24:19 AM

There's an old saying that " all families are dysfunctional in their own way". I think that's true for marriages too. From the outside, someone's marriage might look pretty good, but who knows what's inside? It's not weird that you could watch tv together, if it had been all negative, you would have left long ago.

You'll be okay. Hang in there. You will build your own new home, and your own new security. Have you found somewhere to exercise yet?

Hugs, Gail


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VTORIA3
5/25/2015 12:28:39 PM

Your eye condition won't worsen over time, but be stable as it is?



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MARITIMER3
5/25/2015 10:19:01 AM

A man isn't an essential part of a good life! :)

Just kidding. You're going through a lot of changes, and don't expect too much too fast. On the other hand, if you ever think you've made a mistake, don't be ashamed to admit it. There was a point when I was ready to think about going back to my husband, only to find that he had just met the woman he later married.

The main thing is to come out the other end a happy, healthy person.

Take care of yourself,
Gail

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VTORIA3
5/24/2015 8:24:20 AM

Good morning, friend. I am sorry to learn you have macular degeneration...gosh old age is a b#%tch. My opthamologist did a base line last year, and I was supposed to go back in 6 months, as she saw something suspicious she wanted to keep an eye on. Now 9 months later, I will finally get myself in there...I don't mind saying I am nervous about that, especially since I pull all nighters and abuse my eyes.

Too bad you had to give up that job you loved. Would you ever consider living in the same area as your soon to be ex, so that you can continue that employment? If you can't, Columbus, being a large place, should have many new opportunities.... How is the transition going?

I booked a trip to Phoenix, AZ for my brother's and SILs 40th wedding anniversary bash (aka health and fitness Plan motivation!). Many couples don't get to celebrate a 50th....I figured it was time to make this event. My 2 sisters decided to fly out, too, so it will be a siblings family reunion too....my other brother, now deceased, will have to join from the skies. I don't mind saying though, the party will be a drain for me, an introvert. I bought a high waisted cotton sundress to make myself presentable, and in the meantime, I will hunt some jewelry down to accessorize myself. Dressing up is a big event for me, DH and I are homebodies; I haven't been to a wedding in years and nothing I have here could withstand 90 degree heat comfortably (the party will be at my brother's home on his large outdoor patio). He lives in the hills above Scottsdale....with a million dollar view. I will enjoy the mountains changes in color, as the hours pass daily. Hoping to get a hike in with my nephew while I am there; maybe I will get to see my brother's summer home 2 hrs outside of the Grand Canyon. And then, there is Sedona....love that arsty farsty little jaunt.

Have a relaxing weekend.....time for me to lace up for a walk and whittle away at some fat, and then get back to client work.





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MARITIMER3
5/20/2015 2:30:22 PM

Thanks for the goodie and the positive reinforcement, Kate. Hope things are going well,
Gail emoticon



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