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I'm 68, 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, 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.

So it's time for me to change while I can.

Member Since: 11/13/2012

Fitness Minutes: 55,813

My Goals:
For right now:

Weight work twice a week, walk at least 4 times a week, outdoor projects.
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.

Other Information:
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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  • v STARFISH1961
    Hi, I'm back after a couple years and a 10 lb. weight gain....still reaching for those small goals one at a time....been checking out some old friends and most are not active any longer.However I see your still giving out motivation and inspiration!
    85 days ago
    You're welcome! :-)
    112 days ago
    Thanks for the comment you left on my blog!
    120 days ago
  • v MSHEL7
    We don't know what the spells are, I come close to passing out and it is happening a lot. It has actually gotten to where it is keeping me from doing a lot of things. We've run several tests and nothing shows up. I think it is associated with the migraines I have been having, but not even really sure about that since they don't happen at the same time. Mostly I've tried not to whine about it, and not say much about it, so that's why you didn't really know.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I've been watching you and you are staying so consistent in your exercise and stuff. I like seeing that, so keep it up. Thanks again for thinking of me.
    131 days ago
  • v SISSIE21
    Hi Gail, thanks for the info. I did check and all my friend feeds are checked. To share. Very strange. Can you let me know if it still isn't showing? I will the. Contact the help desk.
    142 days ago
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