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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: 12,999

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
6/13/2014 10:33:53 PM

Hi, Kate. Injured myself catching my granddaughter's fall on a monkey bar catwalk 6' above ground at the playground. I caught her by two fingers, one armed and her weight pulled my arm so hard that I felt my ribs slide over the bone of my sternum, from the force trauma of her 35# of weight. I'm in quite a bit of pain, have shallow breath, but I can still walk, just much slower. Why I judged I could protect her safely when I haven't been able to lift a 40# bag of dirt for years is beyond me. I haven't gone to the dr; read on line that a person just has to lay low with activity and healing takes a long time.



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6/6/2014 5:27:19 PM

You're a brave woman! I honestly think Peter is a borderline (when I'm feeling kind) hoarder. Biggest problem is he knows exactly what he has, and knows pretty much where to find it. I've tried sneaking a few things out, but he's missed them and literally went through the garbage to find them.

I've threatened, cajoled, pleaded and cried, but it doesn't help, and his stuff keeps expanding.

I'll be interested in hearing how your week-end goes.

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VTORIA3
6/2/2014 10:00:45 PM

So glad your kitty is eating again. Such a wonderful sign toward recovery. Breathe, just breathe.



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THINFITKINDVGAN
6/2/2014 8:08:24 AM

We are twinners!!!!!!!!

Let's both be winners tomorrow, ok? LOL



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THINFITKINDVGAN
5/27/2014 7:42:20 AM

I would say that indeed this was the lesson personally for you. Will you continue this lesson in your at-home life?

Live your life courageously, but with common sense.



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