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New Motivation...New Challenge...New Goal!! My doctor wants me to get to the low end (!) of my weight range now that I'm dealing with hip osteoarthritis and sacroiliac joint issues. My goal is a 17 lbs loss, which realistically is going to take me into July 2017 to get there. But I am accepting his challenge!!

Like almost everyone, I have some health issues lurking in my Life. I picture it as sitting at a campfire with the wolves circling: there's one named Pre-Diabetes, one names Gout; one is Metabolic Syndrome...with its offspring: High Cholesterol and High Blood pressure. ..and these have been in control for some time. And now...Osteoarthritis. As long as I keep throwing "good nutrition" and 'exercise" on my fire, I will keep them at bay!

I will remember this is a continuing Journey, not a destination!

In Nov 2015 another Sparker posed a question: What is Life in Recovery look like? After some serious thought, I responded:
Teaching myself that food is for nourishment;
Being pro-active about eating healthy foods before I am hungry;
Learning to recognize the feeling and concept of *Enough* to sustain my body;
Experiencing the personal empowerment of saying "No...I can make a better choice"
Accepting that if I want health, I am choosing to keep living this way...One Decision At A Time....and that this IS a Lifelong Journey!!
all the best to you while you travel in your Journey,

Member Since: 10/12/2012

Fitness Minutes: 47,345

My Goals:
Jan 2013: 151
Dec 2013: 142.5
Dec 2014: 144.1
Dec 2015: 148

Plan to Lose 17lbs:
start: Apr 19: 147
Apr: 145
Mar: 143
Jun: 141
Jul: 139
Aug: 138
Sept: 137
Oct: 136
Nov: 135
Dec: 134
Feb: 133
Apr: 132
Jun: 131
JULY 2017: 130

Its going to be a long slow process requiring Change and Commitment

My Program:
Exercise enough to stay healthy as I age, and eat foods that I enjoy and are good for me (for the most part!) :)

Personal Information:
Western Washington
Retired and Lovin' it!.

Other Information:
"Its not the Mountain ahead that wears you out, but the grain of sand in your shoe..."

"The only thing we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."
Gandalf: Lord of the Rings

"You will never leave where you are, until you decide where you�d rather be." ( from Kathy--don't know who wrote it)

"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch." Coach Jen

"you're going to find that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view" Obiwan

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