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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.

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Member Since: 10/14/2010

SparkPoints: 12,987

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.

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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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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.
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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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TADZIO
6/18/2014 3:14:06 PM


"Once upon a time I thought being tired much of the time was just normal for my age."

this line really popped out at me!

Can you share with me?

What was making you so tired? eating? no exercise --- what do you think made it click -- and the reasons you don't think you're so tired any more.

I feel TIRED all the time!





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VTORIA3
6/15/2014 5:25:44 AM

Thanks so much for your well wishes. Yes, don't want to go down the road using pain killers unless absolutely without choice and this injury will not be it. Not feeling any better yet, but maybe in a month if the injury was not too severe. Meanwhile, I'm trying to stay positive and not use it as an excuse for not moving. On the latter, I seem to be very good at it. Hoping the 2014 Summer 5% Challenge stops this behavior for a good while. It is hard now to find things to wear that hide my Spring bulges, soon to be diminishing Summer bulges. How's that for optimism?

Yes our physical weaknesses are reminders our body is less strong, beat up some by time. We must remind ourselves to be sensible to maintain physical wellness. Hope your episode of carpel tunnel subsides quickly.

In the meantime.....Enjoy your weekend. Ha! Everyday is like a weekend now that you are retired! Yay!



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