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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: 31,193

Fitness Minutes: 68,968

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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Member Comments:
WESTERNSAGE
3/10/2015 2:31:53 AM

Thanks for the encouragement you left on my blog Facing Reality. Being alive and kicking certainly beats the options. I'm just not ready to be older yet. My memories of younger years are too clear to feel old!

Carol



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MARTHA-ANN
3/3/2015 5:50:32 PM

Thankyou for the lovely blog comment, it was a delightful walk!



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JACKIEWALKS4FUN
2/22/2015 6:36:17 PM

emoticon Thanks for stopping by, glad Riley could make you smile emoticon Jackie



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MARTHA-ANN
2/22/2015 1:30:20 PM

Hi Theresa, nice to meet you.
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ABCDARIAN
2/20/2015 9:14:18 AM

Thanks for the sunshine goodie - We actually have some today, though it's cold & windy. It looks like a Christmas card out there though, covered with fresh white snow.

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