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I retired from full-time work in June 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 ...
I retired from full-time work in June 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 size 12 (thus the lack of motivation), but I need to lose more weight to get my blood pressure down, keep my blood sugar down, and to give a break to the poor, overworked achey knees that have lugged me around all these years. My biggest challenge is with consistent exercise.


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Member Since: 10/14/2010

SparkPoints: 13,543

Fitness Minutes: 7,351

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

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Exercise:
Currently aiming for aerobics/circuit training class 3 days per week, plus a weekly visit to YMCA ST machines, plus taking occasional one-mile brisk walks around the quarry by my house. It's a low goal I know, but since consistency is my biggest problem I want something I can meet.

Food:
Track, track, track.

Following WheatBelly diet to control my blood sugar.

Introducing more vegetables into my recipes. Chicken and rice is now chicken, rice, brocolli, onions and peppers. Also love to make elaborate kale-based salads.

Personal Information:
I worked in computer graphics, we live on my husband's family farm in Ohio (we don't farm it) but I'm from the Washington, DC area. Like to paint, read, camp, travel, putter around my house and grow vegetables. 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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VTORIA3
8/31/2014 9:28:16 AM

So glad you are liking your new exercise class. It's always good to have a form of exercise that has some joy in it. Enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend.



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MARITIMER3
8/26/2014 10:57:16 AM

Good way to think about it.
Hugs, Gail



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MARITIMER3
8/25/2014 6:55:13 PM

Unfortunately the closest YMCA would be 60 miles round trip. Glad you found a class, and hope you really enjoy it. How is your DH doing?
Gail



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COURTNESS81
8/24/2014 4:18:00 AM

I just read your comment on a blog I wrote in July. I don't know why I didn't see it before. I just wanted to say thank you. It was very thorough and very helpful and insightful. I'm going to use your advice and I wish you the best of luck!



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ADELAIDE606
8/22/2014 2:54:43 AM

I saw a comment of yours about a nuwave. I just got one yesterday and have been looking for recipes, particularly making vegetable chips like zucchini. Have you ever done that?



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