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I lost 60 pounds down from a high of 238 in 1998 to 178 in 2001, and kept it off for more than 5 years. About 2006 I went on an experimental study drug at the same time as I injured my knee. The drug caused weight gain and the knee problem prevented adequate increased physical activity. Result: I put on 25 pounds over 18 months. Off the study drug, I have finally ditched those extra pounds and plan to keep on to ultimately lose a total of 100 pounds. Have set my ticker to reflect the 100 lb ...
I lost 60 pounds down from a high of 238 in 1998 to 178 in 2001, and kept it off for more than 5 years. About 2006 I went on an experimental study drug at the same time as I injured my knee. The drug caused weight gain and the knee problem prevented adequate increased physical activity. Result: I put on 25 pounds over 18 months. Off the study drug, I have finally ditched those extra pounds and plan to keep on to ultimately lose a total of 100 pounds. Have set my ticker to reflect the 100 lb goal.
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Member Since: 1/16/2008

SparkPoints: 120,983

Fitness Minutes: 103,339

My Goals:
Although my cholesterol runs in the "normal" range, I'm working to decrease the LDL fat in my diet while increasing the protein. I'm doing better at it. I'm also getting back into exercising more. I used to park in the farthest corner of the parking lot and walk 2 miles a day to my office and then back again, and I also climbed several flights of steps on the way. Lately I've been walking less, but have been swimming more.

My Program:
Working to eat only enough calories to support increased physical activity while losing weight slowly. I have a comfort-style bike I'm planning to ride more this year. My Medicare gets me a "preventive" Silver Sneakers membership, which I am using at the Y that is just around the corner from my home. I'm participating in the (mostly) chair exercise classes every Tuesday: it's fun!

Personal Information:
Raised in NW Ohio, I've lived in 6 states including OH, IN, TN, MI, MS, and NY (Long Island), twice in OH and MI. Happily single again for 30+ yrs, I have 3 successful daughters and 6 wonderful grandchildren! With perseverance, I completed a BS in Biology.

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Interested in politics, I am doing lots of volunteer work aimed at helping bring back my inner-city neighborhood.

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3/30/2013 11:05:31 AM

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PAMSPARKS
2/24/2013 1:32:39 PM

Thanks for stopping by my "Nice Day, Rough Ride" blog! My bike is a comfort bike too, it's a hybrid. I couldn't do extreme off-road with it, but I'm not going to be doing anything extreme. A nice, mostly-flat off-road trail is what I like best. I started out not riding very often, I just wanted to have an option for breaking out of my work-out routine and getting outdoors. But I found out that even though I was sometimes reluctant to get out on my bike at first, once I was on it I enjoyed it and I always felt fantastic after a ride....so I did it more often. Now my goals include more frequent rides, and rides earlier in the year (as weather permits). Best of luck on your fitness journey!



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MSPATOOTY
1/18/2013 5:51:32 PM

Thanks for your comment on my blog! One of my cats, Ethel, is a calico, so I get all sorts of different colors of fur on my clothes. emoticon



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12/31/2012 11:13:17 PM

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LBEILMAN
12/31/2012 10:06:38 AM

I wish we did have a water aerobics in my town. I used to go when I worked in a bigger town but now there is no place to go. :*( I've actually checked into one of those stationery pools that keep you in place. Saving up for that!!! This summer, though, I can go to my friend's pool in her backyard! Till then, I guess I will just have to try my stationery bike? Thanks for the ideas though! Keep them coming! I will continue to explore water aerobic options!!!!!
Lucy



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