BTINCHER2001   41,103
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I've retired! Now I don't have an excuse for not exercising, or finding time for me. The world is my oyster, and I need to make the best of it! I need to lose 80-100 pounds. At 18 months of solid effort, I am down 68 lbs. I hope to reach my goal in the next 8 months.
I've retired! Now I don't have an excuse for not exercising, or finding time for me. The world is my oyster, and I need to make the best of it! I need to lose 80-100 pounds. At 18 months of solid effort, I am down 68 lbs. I hope to reach my goal in the next 8 months.


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Member Since: 11/27/2010

SparkPoints: 41,103

Fitness Minutes: 30,802

My Goals:
Long term: Lose 100 lbs for health and longevity.
Mid-term: I've lost 66 lbs so far (mid-Dec '15). I'm starting to work toward my big goal next fall. I should be at my goal weight by then. I need to work on walking stamina and climbing hills (Sacramento is FLAT. )
September 2016: I will be doing two hikes in Tuscany, Italy exploring the hill towns.

My Program:
Weekly exercise includes 3-5 aerobic, low-impact Jazzercise sessions (55 min) every week, and 2 body sculpting sessions (45 minutes, also Jazzercise).
I am also using a Jawbone 2.4 Activity Tracker, and walk/jog to meet my daily step goal. (Dang, that tool gets me up and out!)
I am logging every bite and calorie in, and every calorie burned through exercise. It keeps me "legal", and in control of my progress.

Personal Information:
I grew up in Massachusetts, and immigrated to California in 1981. I started my life over. My husband of 32 years and I travel when we can.
I have retired from singing and from programming, but the traveling continues!

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We have a demanding calico cat named Penny and two grand-nephews, and a grand-niece.

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UP-2-ME
11/30/2015 4:51:14 PM

Regrets? Me??? LOL! emoticon



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UP-2-ME
10/26/2015 3:05:02 PM

Yep, battery getting low but not the reason...it picked up my walk from the following day. I just put in a new battery and it is not registering the change! Technology can be a real pain in the heiny! emoticon



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10/23/2015 9:27:04 AM

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Happy the trip was a success!



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8/14/2015 7:14:56 AM

Thanks for my (virtual) new shoes!

I haven't worn a dress for more years than I know, so I am always in something with a waistband, which is where my tracker rides from the time my feet hit the floor in the morning until I swing them back onto the bed at night (except in the shower, of course emoticon )

Whether it is slacks, jeans, shorts or jammies, my tracker sits above my right hip. If the pants have a "change pocket", then it rides there which is exactly on my hip bone. It works well for me.

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UP-2-ME
8/13/2015 3:25:29 PM

A couple of pairs of shoes but not actually counting. I usually wear out the shoes by poking a hole in the top with my big toe before I wear out the tread.

The miles are counted by my Spark activity tracker which also counts all the steps I take walking around the house or even marching in place (like now), both of which I do barefoot.

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