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I am three and a half years retired and want to continue enjoying an active engaged life. I have had a high energy level and have been able to use a fitbit and sparkpeople to lose 35+ pounds 235 to low of 186 . I need to get down to insurance company standards for the long haul. I realize that I am not 20 years old and want to extend my healthspan (not just lifespan) as much as possible.

I have found tracking food intake and daily monitoring of results the best way to sustain motivation. I also track steps and this has saved my health as I get distracted from a nutrition and caloric focus. Strength training is a goal too, but not the strong focus that walking was for me. In my third year I am averaging 13106 steps a day over the three years. I have started to bike more and also to translate gym activity especially rowing to steps using an Aussie site.

I want to stay in contact with a variety of friends and family, helping them and giving and getting support, but without taking over their problems. I have been successful in helping a friend who was slipping away to bounce back a bit. I manage his affairs and got him the practical help he needed to move forward and enjoy living a bit. I want to continue to oversee his progress.

I am committed to daily monitoring with immediate adjustments as a life long strategy, rather than the diet mentality, or yo yo on and off mostly off, approach which I know will not work.

Member Since: 3/26/2013

Fitness Minutes: 127,656

My Goals:
walk an average of 100K steps a week. Daily goal of 14250 steps.

Walk weekly with Vaughn and Tom W.

Go to a gym and do an upper body workout twice a week.

weigh 200 by 2/28/15

track daily buy coaching by 1/15/2015.

My Program:
monitor intake and weight daily and make immediate adjustments.

record meals daily.
use spark coach and fuhrman

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Free coaching daily


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