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Hi! I'm Steve a 63 year-old RETIRED High School teacher. I have a son and daughter and another daughter. My youngest daughter heavily involved in raising my two granddaughters.

I started a weight-loss program with a starting weight of 233...current weight 235+.

I'm good at visualization: I can see myself looking like I want to look. I do work towards the vision...then, CRAP, I for no apparent reason begin to undo what I 'just done'. I know that somewhere ...
Hi! I'm Steve a 63 year-old RETIRED High School teacher. I have a son and daughter and another daughter. My youngest daughter heavily involved in raising my two granddaughters.

I started a weight-loss program with a starting weight of 233...current weight 235+.

I'm good at visualization: I can see myself looking like I want to look. I do work towards the vision...then, CRAP, I for no apparent reason begin to undo what I 'just done'. I know that somewhere inside of me - there's a better Me.



One of the rewards of getting older is you can slow down. Sometimes its at your chosen pace, other times your body makes those choices. That's what happened to me. Osteo-arthritis came first. It took up residence in my shoulder and knee. Then came torn and worn cartilage. Quickly followed by a knee arthroscopy, then physical therapy.
Here's the real bite: I could've avoided most of the pain and surgery had I dropped the weight when I first noticed what was going on. Yep, I've had two O.D.'s tell me that.
So now the weight loss is to help with the healing and lessening the discomfort.

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Member Since: 7/6/2007

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My Goals:
get into 33" - 35" waist pants.....
not have to wear an oversized t-shirt to the swimming pool....
weight-loss compliments....


My Program:
More realistic!
Setting short-term achievable goals.
G1 - Attitude adjustment. Begin EVERY day with a positive attitude mantra. Do not waste my time with problems, but enjoy the challenge of opportunities.
G2 - lose 3 pounds a week.
G3 - walk as much as possible. Create a walking environment at work.
G4 - Eat Clean (foods close to the ground)
G5 - Be around positive people.

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I live in the SW Missouri Ozarks, with my wife and cattle dog. We all reside in a comfortable 101 year old two story Carthage stone home, now being slowly remodeled.

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"Can't & Tomorrow belong to the losers."

I'm still looking for that 'higher power'. I'll look over behind the sofa.

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WEARINGTHIN
7/9/2014 1:16:40 PM

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PLMITCH
6/18/2014 11:33:53 AM

I can appreciate your post on 50+ Males about vacuuming before DW comes home. My wife will be out if town for a few days next week and I'll let the house go all bachelor for a few days then rush around on the day she comes home to make it look like I've kept up!

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CAMEY13
6/15/2014 6:22:37 PM

Just a note to thank you for joining Tips for Writing and Weight Loss. From time to time, posts are put on the board on how a member lost the weight.
Sure, it isn't easy and once you lose it you can gain it back in one night by over eating. I read where you should carry snacks with you, like dried fruit or peanuts or nuts of any kind. We all need something to much on when stressed or get those hunger pains trying to lose.

We also have writers who are beginners and professionals and some have had books published, if you like to write, and helpful information is also here for you.



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DIANEDOESSMILES
5/7/2014 2:01:54 AM

HI Steve !!! I hope all is well,,, I am Diane along with Dee from the "BELIEVE, ACHIEVE and SUCCEED TEAM !" !OOHOOO !! We'd LOVE to have you back !! SO PLZ DO DROP ON IN,, Intro urself to us,,, and we LOVE to help on a ONE TO ONE for that EXTRA NEEDED HELP !!



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LUVINPURPLE
3/25/2014 10:27:09 PM

Hi, Steve! No matter how old you are, losing weight is hard. But, keeping it off, that's the hard part!!! I'm beginning to think that I must take two steps back to get ten steps ahead. Keep at it and you will succeed.

By the way, your wife was my English teacher junior year. I remember she had us read Ethan Frome by Judith Wharton and everyone kept asking me what the book was about. I'm a bookworm and I really liked that book. I think we had to read the Count of Monte Cristo too if memory serves me right. I loved the classes where I had to read books. I was real shy in high school, but I loved writing and reading. Still do!
Best wishes to you,
Dee



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