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Life is the journey. Wellness is just part of the daily routine. Thanks, FlyLady!

I've been making small lifestyle improvements over a period of more than 10 years. Looking back over my life I realize that I can thank good genes for getting me as far as I am! I don’t think I’ve EVER really lived a healthy lifestyle. Even when I was thinner or in better shape or both I got there by some really sketchy means. No, I was never bulimic, just never ate healthily when I was getting thin or staying thin. I smoked for many years. I still drink more alcohol than I should, though I ...
I've been making small lifestyle improvements over a period of more than 10 years. Looking back over my life I realize that I can thank good genes for getting me as far as I am! I don’t think I’ve EVER really lived a healthy lifestyle. Even when I was thinner or in better shape or both I got there by some really sketchy means. No, I was never bulimic, just never ate healthily when I was getting thin or staying thin. I smoked for many years. I still drink more alcohol than I should, though I am MUCH improved over my past.

I am a realist. I’m not interested in temporary “fixes”; however, I will only make permanent changes that are convenient and relatively painless. Great habits and routines have to be doable or they don't get done.
My progress so far:
~ Quit smoking
~ Cut alcohol consumption by 90%
~ Upped my water intake from almost none to just about enough
~ Cut my stress levels enormously
~ Found the healthiest food lifestyle and will follow it for life
~ Improved the quality of the food I buy
~ Lost 35 pounds pretty easily
~ Worked many small fitness routines into my lifestyle
~ Improved my thyroid health
What's left?
~ Better managing stress and anxiety
~ Getting enough sleep more regularly
~ Creating a better work/life balance
~ Losing 30 pounds of fat
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Member Since: 4/27/2010

SparkPoints: 111,385

Fitness Minutes: 20,129

My Goals:
I've never liked making goals, because once you reach them you just have to make new ones. Therefore I now have Intentions, rather than Goals. I mean, you can have Goals and never, ever work towards them. Intentions, on the other hand, imply a little more action, though not necessarily in any specific timeframe. Suits me to a T! My intention is to Be Happy and Live Long and Well.

My Program:
I'm permanently low carb. I am well nourished without much of the empty calories of grains, starches, or sugars. I feel better in most ways than I ever had in the past!

I am trying to be more active, as opposed to being an "exerciser". Exercise for its own sake bores me, therefore I won't do much of it. A few minutes a week of light weights, a lot of walking and running stairs while at work, and household upkeep will have to do me.

Personal Information:
58, happily married, two terrific sons and two adorable cats. Love me some video games!

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"The perfect is the enemy of the good."

"Le mieux est l'ennemi du bien." Voltaire

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MOMTOMONKEYS2
2/8/2016 1:25:33 PM

Thanks for the tip about the chocolate! I LOVE chocolate. Its tricky to search the backs of packages trying to find something to treat yourself with and not totally kill your carb count. I'll have to look for this and see if I can find it.

I did make a treat for super bowl that ended up being appx. 11.5 carbs and it hit the spot for chocolate - but like you said the secret is not eating too much. I used a single vanilla wafer, 1/4 cup of SF pudding made with 2c of half and half and 1 cup of skim milk, topped with whipped topping, toasted slivered almonds and a about 1/4-1/2 of a square chopped of the Ghiradelli Cabernet Matinee dark chocolate.
Considering it was super bowl and considering what I could of eaten for food I am calling it a successful day.
Back to it now for the week! emoticon



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JENNYWREN93
2/6/2016 9:52:59 AM

Thank you for making your tracker available! Looking over your last full days entries. giving me a much better idea of things to do. Time to get more variety in my meals! :) emoticon



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BOSS61
2/3/2016 9:45:38 AM

Maryland, silly. Crab capital of the known universe!



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BOSS61
2/1/2016 9:54:29 AM

You do rock, totally. Maybe you get some new followers, as one upon a time my blogs had some measure of an entourage.

Fats, salts and sweets. Eliminating all three really would be quite something. Until a better culprit arises, I'm still blaming Captain Kangaroo. And still digesting the paleo web site hyperlink you provided.



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EDDYMEESE
1/31/2016 12:07:26 AM

WOUBBIE - when it comes to exercise, I have the time to do far more than a few short walks. I just have to overcome LAZY. LOL.

I always have the same difficulty - 100% exercise and bad diet or 100% great diet and no exercise. My whole life. Maybe your'e on to something, though...maybe I need to focus on staying active and not so much about a particular exercise regimen. Maybe it is more about staying moving and less about joining a gym or doing X-number of workout DVDs. I'll go for a hike with Blue tomorrow, I think!



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