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I am working on weight loss and general health improvement. I want to alleviate my osteoarthritis and high blood pressure, lower my cholesterol count and risk of a cancer recurrence, sleep better, reduce stress, be able to buy clothes that fit--just to be healthier and more confident all around.

JUST DO IT!
PLAN AHEAD!
NO MORE EXCUSES!
STOP, THINK, TALK TO YOURSELF.


(In case you're wondering about my profile image, I teach English ...
I am working on weight loss and general health improvement. I want to alleviate my osteoarthritis and high blood pressure, lower my cholesterol count and risk of a cancer recurrence, sleep better, reduce stress, be able to buy clothes that fit--just to be healthier and more confident all around.

JUST DO IT!
PLAN AHEAD!
NO MORE EXCUSES!
STOP, THINK, TALK TO YOURSELF.


(In case you're wondering about my profile image, I teach English Renaissance literature. This is my favorite portrait of Queen Elizabeth I.)
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Member Since: 9/19/2007

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Fitness Minutes: 37,915

My Goals:
To reach a healthy weight.
To maintain mobility despite arthritis.
To gain strength and endurance.
To develop healthy eating habits.
To lower my cholesterol count.
To get off meds for high blood pressure.
To exercise consistently.
To decrease my risk of developing diabetes or having a cancer recurrence.
To stick with a healthy lifestyle this time.

My Program:
Keep food journal; aim for 1300-1500 calories per day.
Increase fruits and veggies.
Do at least 30 minutes of cardio 4 x/week or more.
Do strength training (20 minutes) at least 3 x weekly.


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South Central PA.

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Looking forward to retiring in 1-2 years.

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Cat lover and rescue volunteer.

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JET150
11/15/2014 7:58:59 PM

I've worked with some women who are back part-time after retiring and are older than I am, with no end date in sight. Some can't think of any other way to get out of the house. I just find that hard to understand, but then I want to take even more advantage of the University, and that's not for everyone. And one can always volunteer, or find a different part-time job that lets you have a life too. Every person has to make his/her own call and it is hard to trust that it will all be ok. AND there is that little voice that says something else has ended that won't come again. But so many other things can begin!



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11/15/2014 6:46:22 PM

I love retirement. It is so much easier to commit to exercise. I joined the Y and went 4 times last week - two zumba gold classes and two water aerobics classes. I want to audit a class on campus (we're within a mile of UW-Madison) next semester. I have time to read. If you can afford it, go in May. Who knows how many years we get?



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JET150
11/15/2014 6:25:35 PM

I have been doing nothing on Spark People except posting my exercise. how are you???????????? Is retirement any closer? I finally fully retired at the end of October (I'd been working part-time the last three years) and I love it!



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WATOGA17
9/18/2014 9:01:25 AM

Thanks, Deborah! I'm so glad to share this journey with you. emoticon



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CHRISTINEBWD
9/12/2014 7:51:42 PM

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So sorry you have been sick - please rest up and get better - k?



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