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?)
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!
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!!
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!!
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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Thanks for your support!!
284 days ago
Thanks Chris for your supportive comments on my blog! Here's to success in 2016!
289 days ago
happy new year- have a great Monday!
296 days ago
Hi Chris. Thanks for the Beck Blue Blog support. Much appreciated. Love seeing you around here
296 days ago
Hi Chris. Thanks for the blog support. Much appreciated. I can see you are ready to hunker down too. Let's do this together. I plan to go the distance in 2016 to meet my health and fitness goals. Life happens of course. I could not imagine I would hurt my leg for example. However, even that was a very good learning opportunity as it turned out. Have you set your SMART goals? I am reworking mine. And also my list of rewards! That is the juicy part. I plan to renew all the suggestions Beck has for keeping it going. It has been too easy to get distracted but it is not fun to be distracted. Is it?
Have a fabulous end of 2015 and here is to an even better 2016.
304 days ago