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On the North Fork American River below Cardiac Hill

In a pothole on Echo Peak

Cartoon from New Yorker Magazine (Did I mention I quilt too?)


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I'm Chris, and I have to admit to being over 60. So I got my act together and lost weight I've been holding on to for a while - A Sparkfriend, QueenOftheForest, got me on to the Beck Diet Solution book, and that's just what I was needing. However, after slacking off over the summer (despite doing some 13-15 mile hikes), 10 pounds found me again. So it's back to school for the fall of 2016! Joined Sparkpeople July 4, 2009 - I am lucky to be retired and after years of putting on (with occasional small losses) the pounds, this is IT! I'm getting fit for good. I love to hike and do things outside, so I have lots of motivation. Now I'm gonna use the tools to get there!

Member Since: 7/4/2009

My Goals:
Lose weight!! Focusing on 5 pounds right now, but getting to 125 would be wonderful!

Track food and exercise every day.

More fun goals - Take several backpack trips, lead more hikes, get more biking in, and keep finding something new I've never done before- TBD!!

My Program:
I hike, snowshoe, go to the gym, and bike. I hope to challenge myself more and be more active. I need to watch my portion sizes better, too!

To get more specific (which I think I need to be!) :

Eat only what I've planned to.

Do strength training or Pilates at least 2x a week
Take a hike or equivalent (eg, long bike ride, x-c ski) at least 2x a week
Get sweaty doing something aerobic at least 5 days a week
- which means EVEN if its raining!!

Personal Information:
I live in Lincoln, CA. Married and have a lovely dog. I love to hike, snowshoe, x-country ski and bike.

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  • v JOY26505
    Thank you Chris for your reply. I appreciate it a lot. God bless you!
    265 days ago
    Hi Chris. Glad to see you on my blog today. And visiting you over here reminds me I am supposed to be posting pictures of my evolving quilt. I need the courage to do that. Definitely enjoying the process though.
    286 days ago
  • v AOKDIET21
    Thanks you're wonderful!
    294 days ago
    Hi Chris. Thanks for the blog visit. What a good idea! To post some pictures of progress on my quilt blocks. That will be motivation to keep at it. I guess I have a mental habit of only valuing things finished products and only those i actually approve of. LOL. That does not say much for the process. And really when it comes to having a successful distraction technique, meaning when it comes to achieving flow, the process is what it is all about. Good tool. Thanks for the suggestion.
    303 days ago
    Hey Chris. Thanks for the visit to my blog today. How is the program going? Beck? Spark? All of it.

    And how are you and Jake? Seems like ages since We bumped into each other here. Tell all
    304 days ago
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