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I am a recently retired 64 year old who is looking to lose weight despite some health issues. I live in the Pacific Northwest, but back and leg problems have in the past kept me from getting out and enjoying our beautiful walkways. I can walk shorter distances, and with practice may get much better at that.

I am 6'4" and now, 265 lbs. I would like to lose 40 lbs more.

I believe in eating for taste and for health. That is why my wife and I eat a variety of Mediterranean foods. It is one of the better diets for heart health, diabetes prevention, and lower inflammatory problems. Also, hopefully it will help me lose weight. However, my basic eating guidelines came from Spark radio. There are two of them: Eat only when you are hungry, and eat till you are satisfied, not full. By using this credo, I have been able to gradually take off weight.

I too believe in exercise for health. That is why I started working out at the gym on 4/13/2014. There is nothing I know of that contributes to overall wellbeing than good fitness. Coming in a close second, is reducing ones stress level. Meditation can help considerably, but sometimes, it takes drastic changes in one's life circumstance to really get to reknow that relaxed self that we all have somewhere in us.

Though I'm not much of a laugher, I value a sense of humor. In the coming year, I hope to see more comedies, possibly read some witty things, lighten up and smile more. I have a new objective. For every five pounds I lose, I can buy a new comedy DVD. That will build up my collection of funny stuff for a while. Fitness can really help people feel better from the inside out.

Member Since: 3/9/2011

Fitness Minutes: 5,115

My Goals:
My goals were to LOSE 82 lbs and get MOOVVING once again. Well, since then I am down a total of 42 lbs, and did get moving.

My Program:
New eating guidelines will be to eat only when hungry, and eat only till satisfied, not full.

Also, working out at the gym three days per week, where I am focusing on overall body strengthening and some aerobics.

And I hope to get in some nature walks, for the pure joy of walking. I might fit in few bike rides too, in scenic areas.

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I live in a wooded area outside of Olympia, Washington and am an early retiree.

I have a three year old granddaughter who is just adorable and a two year old grandson.

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I recently found this quote, and it speaks to me: "Live all you can: It's a mistake not to."

Another: "Some people dream about success. Others wake up and work hard at it."

And: "Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching."
Satchel Paige

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  • v BECCABOO127
    It has taken me five years to lose 100 pounds. I am a slow loser but I never give up. The only thing that works for me is gluten free. They've actually made gluten intolerance a medical diagnosis a few years ago. Well I went gluten free on my own! No more ibs. no gerd. Much less joint pain. No more red angry inflammatory gluten rash which I've lived with since I was 14 years old. It was an extremely itchy rash too.had ibs since I was 11 years old. My former doc insisted I wasn't allergic to gluten and said I was in pain as I was morbidly obese.

    I told her I'd been fat most my life but not in pain most my life. As I said, she is a former doc.

    Sometimes you must figure things out on your own, and get a new doc, too...lol!.
    4 days ago
    I am praying he won't....the world will be screwed if he does.....
    4 days ago
  • v BECCABOO127
    I am enjoying reading your blog. May I add you as a pal? I hope you are enjoying your weekend!
    4 days ago
  • v FISHGUT3
    so.. sorry I didn't answer before. Somehow being an aquatic biologist working with fish, aquatic insects and water quality issues, fishgut3 came to be. A 70's thing I guess!
    7 days ago
    You are committed to a heathly lifestyle and that committment is half the battle. Happy Friday :)
    13 days ago
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