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I just retired at age 64. Been Sparking for three and a half years - started out in the high 170's at 5'2, lost 20 pounds and got out of obese range, since then pretty much been on the world's longest plateau. Partly real plateau, partly lagging motivation. For the past year I've been following the WheatBelly diet (no refined carbs, good fats, no grains or processed foods) which brought my blood sugar down from diabetic to normal range.

I've lost a lot of inches and am content ...
I just retired at age 64. Been Sparking for three and a half years - started out in the high 170's at 5'2, lost 20 pounds and got out of obese range, since then pretty much been on the world's longest plateau. Partly real plateau, partly lagging motivation. For the past year I've been following the WheatBelly diet (no refined carbs, good fats, no grains or processed foods) which brought my blood sugar down from diabetic to normal range.

I've lost a lot of inches and am content with being this size (thus the lack of motivation), but I need to lose more to get my blood pressure down, keep my blood sugar down and to take more weight off my knees. My biggest challenge is with consistent exercise.

Update 7/24 - I joined a three-mornings-a -week class at the Y and am hoping this will help me settle into a more consistent exercise pattern.

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KDYLOSE is a little under the weather today but went to my exercise class.
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Member Since: 10/14/2010

SparkPoints: 13,114

Fitness Minutes: 7,351

My Goals:
Leave Obese BMI - DONE
Leave Overweight BMI - about 20 pounds to go.

My Program:
While working I was doing the ST machines at the Y every Sat. or Sun. and trying to get in three days of aerobics (tapes in the winter, walking outdoors in good weather).

As I just retired, I plan to take some weekday senior classes at the Y and increase my ST visits.

Personal Information:
I worked in computer graphics, we live on my husband's family farm in the midwest (we don't farm it) but I'm from the Washington, DC area. We enjoy camping and my favorite activities are to read, paint, follow good movie directors, cook, and work in my vegetable garden. I have one daughter, 25, and at the moment four cats.

Other Information:
My favorite quote is from Albert Einstein:

"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."

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MARITIMER3
7/2/2014 1:20:11 AM

Thinking about you and your husband. hope everything goes well.
Gail



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VTORIA3
6/23/2014 7:11:27 AM

Sounds like a fun way to spend the weekend. Such nice weather lately....enjoy your trip!



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VTORIA3
6/21/2014 8:30:40 AM

So glad your family gathering went well. It was probably a welcomed distraction and nice break for your mind. Do you have company staying with you?

Just finished up 90 minutes or so of fitness....kinda forgot to check the time when I left the house. My SPAT will be loading up momentarily. I even forced myself to hop on my stationery bike for 5 minutes. I hate that thing. Glad it's over.

Gardening this weekend?



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DIDMIS
6/19/2014 3:00:44 PM

I notice you don't belong to any teams. We receive and give so much support through our teams.
Irene (didmis)



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TADZIO
6/19/2014 9:48:51 AM

emoticon for responding to my question! I found your answer very helpful.

Esp. knowing how I feel the next day or next few days --- after binging --- or eating crappy stuff.

Have a great day!



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