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Retirement - My Grand Adventure

Eight years ago I started SparkPeople at my highest weight ever - 230 pounds. I got down to 196 lbs before life got in the way and got back up to 223.

July 25th was my last day of work. When I was asked my plans for retirement, my reply was "Get back into shape and take off some of the 50 lbs I gained while working here!"

Update:
In the months since retiring, I've lost a few pounds and several inches. To kick it up a notch, I've joined several challenges for ...
Eight years ago I started SparkPeople at my highest weight ever - 230 pounds. I got down to 196 lbs before life got in the way and got back up to 223.

July 25th was my last day of work. When I was asked my plans for retirement, my reply was "Get back into shape and take off some of the 50 lbs I gained while working here!"

Update:
In the months since retiring, I've lost a few pounds and several inches. To kick it up a notch, I've joined several challenges for 2015. Here we go!
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Member Since: 3/26/2012

SparkPoints: 37,172

Fitness Minutes: 76,908

My Goals:
Long-term goals - lose 40 pounds and get fit

short-term goals - increase how much time I'm active everyday and the intensity of that activity

My Program:
10,000 steps and 20 flights a day

Drink lots of water

Keep moving - even when I'm sitting or standing

Trying out all the recipes in the Sparkpeople Cookbook (We love this!)

Personal Information:
Born in Hazard, Kentucky and have lived in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida, California and Washington (current residence)

Three grown children and six grandchildren between 8 and 20

Wonderful husband of (almost) 30 years

retired

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Favorite quote:

If you can't poke fun at yourself, you leave the job to someone else - and they may not be so kind.

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WESTERNSAGE
7/28/2015 1:28:46 AM

Thank you for stopping by and commenting on my blog. It's funny; I've only been retired a little over a year but it seems like a century ago since I worked at a regular job. As I said in my blog, I haven't lost any weight, but when I got a new doctor here and had a physical, all my blood work that my Colorado cardiologist had fussed about had normalized. No drugs, not even weight loss, but cholesterol and glucose and all that stuff were back in the normal ranges. Makes me wonder how much the stress of the job contributed to all those problems. I'm glad I never started on statins; now I can see just how effective healthy living is. I hope you are finding really positive results in your retirement too.



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LITTLEIM
6/17/2015 11:36:25 AM

Thanks you for my lovely goodie, it was very thoughtful!



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WESTERNSAGE
6/13/2015 2:33:40 AM

Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my Mount Hood blog and photo. My husband gets the photo credits as it is his camera and he has been a photo bug for years.



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JACKIEWALKS4FUN
5/29/2015 11:49:58 AM

Just checking on you. Hope all is going well emoticon



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WESTERNSAGE
5/26/2015 11:52:22 AM

Thank you for your comments on my SparkPage about your astrology chart. I wasn't sure how much acceptance I would have since that's quite different from the prevailing tone of many of our members, so I am especially grateful for the support. I seem to have gained 2 pounds but I'll wait to see if it comes off right away, in which case it will be gone Take care and have a great day!



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