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Beginning (again) with weight loss and fitness at the age of 72.

My previous successes were helped by thinking of myself as an athlete, even though I only jogged a little (quit at 55,) and I still see that self-image as greatly motivating. As an athlete I have a training regimen for diet and for exercise, as well as athletic goals. Since I'm in training for my 70's and beyond, why not?!

I also find it tremendously helpful to have one or two diet buddies to communicate with a couple of times each week.

I was thin and fit all through my youth, and again between 40 and mid-50's. There's absolutely no reason I can't be so again.


Member Since: 2/7/2013

My Goals:
I am an athlete!
My training program requires:
„XCardio work, especially walking, with gradual increases
in distance and speed
„XModified diet to lower fat and calories
„XStrength work and flexibility work
„XLogs of progress in several areas
„XCelebration of milestones


My Program:
Strategies:

- Gradually increase walking.
- Gradually add strength work up to 12 min x 4 dpw
- Gradually add flex work up to 5 min x 6 dpw
- Note most successful meals and repeat them
- Keep highest trigger foods out of the house and be very conscious of other danger foods
- Post goals, strategies and progress charts
- Record and celebrate achievements
- Research swimsuits, plan new website pictures, find good dog walks, plan for other rewards
- Regularly review my motives for my training program
- Use self-hypnosis regularly to reinforce goals and habits
- Check in with my diet/fitness buddy frequently



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Living in Bremerton, Washington with my wife and dog. Working as a professional pet sitter.


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Finally have a forever dog! To my surprise (since I'm something of a breed snob,) I got a 4-yr-old Goldendoodle. She's a darling!




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