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I'm a member in the 70-74 age group. I'm a happily married mother of five, step-mother of 5, grandmother of 10 and step-grandmother of 14. I'm also the sister and legal guardian for my mentally handicapped 79 year old brother. My "history" is that I was a certified exercise instructor at my Y for 15 years from 1970 -1985. When I tapered off teaching the classes and became the recreational director of my local senior center, I went from a very active job to a sedate one. That's when I started ...
I'm a member in the 70-74 age group. I'm a happily married mother of five, step-mother of 5, grandmother of 10 and step-grandmother of 14. I'm also the sister and legal guardian for my mentally handicapped 79 year old brother. My "history" is that I was a certified exercise instructor at my Y for 15 years from 1970 -1985. When I tapered off teaching the classes and became the recreational director of my local senior center, I went from a very active job to a sedate one. That's when I started putting on weight. I've continued over the years to do strength training. In my more active years, I was also a runner, who did road races frequently, but only came in first place, in my age group, twice, in my 40s. Those were the good old days! Because of increasing problems with arthritis, my long runs have turned into short walks. But I keep plugging away.Since 1985 my weight has gradually gone up about 20 LBS. I'm post menopausal and HUNGRY all the time. I track my calories and have been having about 1700 a day. I have to try to retrain my appetite to accept between 1200-1500, but it won't be easy. I still work out with weights 3 times a week. I'm in Florida for the winter and have been walking about 65 minutes a day, 5 days a week. From December until May, I teach a low impact aerobics class 2 times a week. Then we return to CT., which isn't as walker friendly for me, but I keep plugging away.
My husband, who is in the 80 - 84 age group is an avid cyclist, putting in 150-200 miles a week on his bike. He has many medals and trophys for his efforts and I'm very proud of him.

I'm looking forward to chatting with people with similar problems and goals.
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WEEDERGOOSE
8/10/2014 11:43:23 AM

Hi Grace!
Thank you for all the encouragement and for wondering where the heck I have gone! I'm still working "part-time" 40 - 50 hours a week and trying to do my "radio thing". But i am losing wt. and feeling good! I'm down 2 sizes and droppping!
Sure hope you can get your sciatica under control! That is really a miserable affliction. As much as you would like to keep going, sometimes a change in or less of active things can result in improvement and a return to one's activities. This is from the athletic trainer in me!
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4/24/2014 8:26:50 PM

So glad I stopped by my blog page today and found your nice note. I was in a sales organization at one time, and Zig ziglar was a very popular speaker for them. My son and I took a "Meet You at the Top" series of lessons from his organization here in Dallas. He happened to live in the same town I do in Texas, but I first started listening to his tapes in Chicago. He had quite a remarkable story.

And thank for the reminder about the 5K. My SP Tracker did it for me... a 131 minute "walking event." My walking friends thought I was a little weird when I would keep walking at a stop light. The tracker "turns off" if you're standing for a long time, and won't register as an "event" until you've been walking for 10 minutes. (It does record the whole time then). My pedometer is the same.

Thanks for your continual support for the whole team. You and Shirley are invaluable!

Yvonne



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