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I'm 69, long enough on Earth and enough years on SP to figure out what it takes for me to be healthier...listen and make one good choice at a time. That's simple, but not easy.

My pattern has been to do very well for a time and then lose focus and allow old habits to creep back. We all know where that leads. A health/diet coach I'm reading suggests that many of us are "interested in" losing weight and getting healthier rather than being committed to those things, and I suspect that's been true of me. Of course the other possibility is that I'm acting like a two-year old tantruming for what I want instead of what I should be eating/doing!

Either way, it's time for me to change while I can.

Member Since: 11/13/2012

Fitness Minutes: 61,275

My Goals:
For right now:

Daily walking/step calculating, outdoor projects, yoga (TRYING to establish a regular practice!)
Plan meals and snacks each morning
Eat and enjoy what I plan
Write every day
Love myself a little more
Follow through!

For the longer term:

Reduce BP and BMI to within normal ranges
Have less arthritis pain
Be more flexible
Feel comfortable in my own skin
Publish more stories and novels

My Program:
Pray, eat 1200-1550 nutrient rich calories a day, exercise daily, ask for help when I need it (whoaboy...) and offer support to others.

Personal Information:
Gail from Maryland, by way of NJ, Iowa, Spain, and Massachusetts. I'm a retired high school biology teacher who has returned to a first love - fiction writing.

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Time slips away, and the older we get the faster it seems to go. I've still got learning and growing to do: I want to be more mindfully grateful, to appreciate and make good use of each moment I'm given, give my full attention to whoever is in front of me, and simply "be here now" until it's done.

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    Thanks for your support on my Feed. I appreciate it. Have a wonderful weekend! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    77 days ago
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    Guess what? I am celebrating at my page...for what you ask? emoticon I reached my 100 pounds lost goal! Have fireworks up and hope you stop by to celebrate with me!! Feels so good to FINALLY get there! emoticon
    79 days ago
    Hi Gail,

    Hope you are well. It's Barbara ....snoppymomma72. I changed my name and account. Hope you are doing well!

    84 days ago
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    By the way, you mentioned before you were enclosing your carport-was it screen? I want to do that one day, if anything to keep the frogs off our doorways! emoticon They love to hang out and poop on the railings and all around the doors into our house and screen room in the back. emoticon We can't keep up with the cleaning most of the time. It is a daily hassle. Living by a pond is the pits! I wish we could keep them off them, without spending $$$$ to screen it in. Then they probably would hang out at that new door to get in that room! emoticon
    Bet you are glad to have all that work done with your roof and all! We get mold on the roofs down here...isn't that weird?! We have to clean our roof as well as the house often due to that.
    a good rest of the week. emoticon
    86 days ago
    Hi! I added you as a friend because we used to be friends here in SP some years ago. I had a different user name and I have been gone for a while. You mailed me the first book that you wrote that was printed and I have always been grateful. I look forward to sharing here again in SP. emoticon

    86 days ago
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