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I have a dream. It involves flyfishing, requires a loss of 87 pounds, a big increase in fitness, learning Spanish and a roundtrip airfare to Patagonia.

The things I enjoy are flyfishing, reading, walking in the woods (too out of shape now) and writing. I'm 62 yo and have some aches, pains and injuries that have accumulated over the years.

I'm a type 2 diabetic and in less than a month on Spark People I have reduced my medication and hope to be off of it completely by the end of the year.

It has occurred to me of late that I am running out of time to make that trip I have wanted for 15 years to the pristine fishing waters of Patagonia. I am already overweight and out of shape so I am here to fix that so I will be able to hike to the best fishing spots. Of course I want to go to the west side where getting around will take more muscle.

Your encouragement will be appreciated.

Member Since: 1/20/2010

Fitness Minutes: 1,314

My Goals:
227 MET...2 fly boxes (wet,dry)
217 MET......Reservations for Patagonia & a passport
207 5/14....Flies & leader
199 6/21 ...New Clothes
197 6/28....Flies
187 7/28....Flyfisher's tote
177 9/4...... Flies & tippet
174 9/18....New clothes
167 10/18...New flylines
157 11/18 ..Travel duffle
150 12/25...Airline ticket & new clothes

My Program:
Eat 6 small meals or snacks each day without going over my calorie, carb, fat and protein allowances.

Cardio on T, Th, Sat
Strength on M, W, F

Personal Information:
I'm 62 yo and live in Washington state with my DH of 32 yrs.
Also in residence at our house are Koko (a 40 yo Amazon parrot) and Jasper (an 11 mo old golden retriever.

I have 2 grown children, 4 grand children and 1 great-grand child.

Other Information:
I lost 80 pounds a few years ago when I first was diagnosed with diabetes, dropping from 287 to 207. Now 30 of those pounds have sneaked back on so I need to lose them again and 57 more to reach my goal of 150 by the end of the year.

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  • v MARYP55
    Hey, you're my kind of girl! Don't let your age or your weight define you - GET OUT AND DO WHAT YOU WANT TO DO!!! No rocking chairs for me either - way too much to do and too little time to do it.
    2861 days ago
    Thanks for your comment on my blog :) I am not that interested in collecting sparkpoints- I spend alot of time on the website already but I'm sure I will lose interest soon enough and will probably forget to visit everyday. I have lots of other hobbies as well so I don't have alot of spare time. I already eat lots of vegetables and some whole grains. Our family has always had home cooked meals and we've been "dieting" since I was about 11, but back then it was the atkins. To be perfectly honest I am sick to death of carrot sticks and salads because they have always been go to foods. The reason I am so overweight is probably because I was bullied really badly when I was younger and I didn't really like socialising or playing sports, I was a big overeater and snack on lots of high sugar foods. The vegetables certainly haven't been lacking though, stirfrys and salads are nothing new in my household, but I would be very interested in trying out other recipes. I do however like the suggestion of mixing chicken and vegetables to make soups- I will have to look up some recipes on the internet. I took Food and Nutriction in highschool and was shocked to find out that there were like twelve different types of soups, all with different purposes. I want to find some low fat ones that fill me up quickly because I am a big eater and always hungry.
    2863 days ago
    Ya know.... you can still hike now... maybe not long or strenuous... but you can hike. That is how I started.

    2863 days ago
  • v URSULA125
    Hi! I'm Monika and live in Puyallup, actually South Hill, too! emoticon
    2867 days ago
  • v JTRACY59
    Good Morning! I was looking at your SP and had to laugh because one of your friends has the same dog photo so of course I had to check his page out- well lo and behold, it's your hubby!! Had to laugh at myself on that one !

    Hope you have a great day!
    2868 days ago
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