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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 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.


Member Since: 3/18/2013

Fitness Minutes: 1,951

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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  • v MUSLIMAH555
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    1162 days ago
  • v LOVINGAFRICA
    Thank you so much for the gift of sunshine and for the wonderful friend you are to me. As well as for your kind words. (Sorry if I am a bit predictable, always telling you what you already know. It is a habit of mine that I share with my mom. emoticon ) You are absolutely inspiring.
    Love you
    Maria
    1164 days ago
  • v LOVINGAFRICA
    Hallo Dear Friend!
    I have not spoken to you for a couple of days. I also sometimes need a SPARK break. Hope you are doing great, still happy with your dogs, knitting to keep those hands from mischief, and pain free.
    Talk to you soon. (I love the piccs of your sweater)
    I am going to Google Image your province in Aus soon to see what it looks like.
    Have a wonderful day.
    1170 days ago
  • v LOVINGAFRICA
    Thank you so much for being my friend, Chris!
    You have a special place in my heart...
    Being outside, making an effort with your meals and really savoring it everyday.
    You are changing your life.
    I am very very proud of you!
    Love
    Maria
    1175 days ago
  • v LOVINGAFRICA
    You know, I think God heard my prayer from yesterday for you, 'that you will have a wonderful blessed day with many surprises and moments of joy along the way.' It is so Him. He is always doing things like that for us. And it gives Him joy because you are noticing them.
    I am absolutely delighted that your pain is gone. You will have to check your BP soon. That is the next thing to improve.
    That is what I wish for you.
    Love
    Maria
    1176 days ago
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