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Hi, I'm Chris, and I live in western Victoria, Australia. I'm 59 and have been a yoyo dieter for as long as I can remember.
Over the past months I knew the weight was creeping back on again, but chose to ignore it, just kept telling myself life is too short to have to watch every single thing I eat.
Reality kicked in a few weeks ago - constant shortness of breath, constant extreme tiredness, falling asleep whenever I sat down... after a range of tests I discovered I now have high ...
Hi, I'm Chris, and I live in western Victoria, Australia. I'm 59 and have been a yoyo dieter for as long as I can remember.
Over the past months I knew the weight was creeping back on again, but chose to ignore it, just kept telling myself life is too short to have to watch every single thing I eat.
Reality kicked in a few weeks ago - constant shortness of breath, constant extreme tiredness, falling asleep whenever I sat down... after a range of tests I discovered I now have high blood pressure and some minor heart problems, to add to the osteoarthritis in major joints of my body, which has already made it impossible for me to work.
Time to change my life for the better, wake up to reality instead of burying my head in the sand. This time there is no other option if I want to remain independent. This time I MUST take control of my life and my body.




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Member Since: 3/18/2013

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My Goals:
OVERALL;
To greet my 60th birthday in October with the following -
- a fitter, healthier body
- lower blood pressure
- a more positive outlook on life
- a stronger belief in my own abilities
- weighing no more than 72kg.
FOR APRIL 2013:
To end the lifelong habit of believing that 'enough' isn't really enough, that a little more will make me feel even better.

My Program:
Stick with the following -
- follow SP nutrition recommendations daily.
- only serve my meals on/in the entree plate, medium soup bowl or small dessert bowl I have chosen, knowing they will hold 'enough' to fulfill my needs.
- enjoy, not just do, at least 10 minutes of exercise each day, more if possible.
- take time out at least 3 times per week for meditation.
- see these changes as enhancing my life, not restricting it.

Personal Information:
Name: Chris.
Age: 59.
Home: Stawell, western Victoria, Australia.

I live with my two dogs and elderly cat, am unable to work because of osteoarthritis in most major joints, along with a few minor ones, and have just recently started knitting again in the hope it will keep my hands and mind too busy to pick between meals, and specially after dinner.


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SUSIEPH1
5/4/2013 9:46:23 PM

Hi Chris, it was really cold here in Sunraysia this morning too. But Bobby gets his own lead and tells me when it is time to walk ... He is a Maltese shiazu and as cute as boots. We walk twice a day .. I also love to walk as it gets my old bones and muscles working. emoticon
Glad I made you smile xx
Hugs Susie xx emoticon



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SUSIEPH1
5/2/2013 11:58:18 PM

Hi Chris, I thought. That you thought I was with Sparkling in Oz Lol!
Don't worry about a bad day love, that is allowed ..
Just do,it a bit better tomorrow ..
You will find that this will happen along our journey .. It is only natural to slip back in the old pattern .
This is why we say ; Tomorrow is another day ..
Enjoy the weekend my friend xx Hugs Susie emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon



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SUSIEPH1
4/30/2013 2:56:21 AM

Hi Chris.
Thanks for your comment on my page .
Actually I am a team leader on Sparkies Down Under xx
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FATHINSN
4/29/2013 4:21:38 AM

Yes, lots of satisfaction after completing Phase 1 of clearing my stuffs especially finding those documents for my income tax :) Still have long way to go and many phases!

And thanks for your words, "If there are moments when it all seems too hard, just remind yourself of how good you will feel when you are finished." I will remember that especially when my laziness kicks in!



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SUSIEPH1
4/27/2013 8:33:01 AM

Hi Chris, Thank you for adding me as a friend. emoticon emoticon



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