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re-affirming my goals - turned 60 and ready to trim down

I'm now 60--- quit smoking for my 50th birthday- the best present I could have ever given myself. I gained the typical 20 pounds they say you gain when you quit smoking. . Those 20 new pounds are right around my mid section and 9 years later they are still with me.
I realize that while I have learned alot here on SP - am aware of so much more and have developed some new great healthy habits - I have to be brave enough CHANGE. I cannot read and type my way to weight loss. Glad ...
I'm now 60--- quit smoking for my 50th birthday- the best present I could have ever given myself. I gained the typical 20 pounds they say you gain when you quit smoking. . Those 20 new pounds are right around my mid section and 9 years later they are still with me.
I realize that while I have learned alot here on SP - am aware of so much more and have developed some new great healthy habits - I have to be brave enough CHANGE. I cannot read and type my way to weight loss. Glad to be here making online friends to learn from, encourage and celebrate success with.

I have opened up my food tracker and fitness pages for public vewing ---- sharing my life will lead to learning more about everyone's experience on the path to fitness. Comment on anything you see.
Im just now entering a new phase of life. I have retired from a 35 year career.. This means i get to decide what i want to be when i grow up.................... trim and fit is definitely on that list.

.......... Now to just do it !
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Member Since: 9/26/2006

SparkPoints: 56,740

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My Goals:
Lose another 15 pounds........... mostly in the lower body area - belly and legs.
I know what I have to do and how it has to be done......... so now to just do it..:)

My Program:
Keep calories low in carbs and at the low end of my range 6 days per week.

run/walk at least 19 miles per week and bike ride 20 miles per week

get to the gym for strength training 3 times per week

Personal Information:
I am 2 months away from turning 60 years old................. 5'3" 137 pounds with a 38 inch waist.......... yep its all right in my belly.







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Reach inside and find the strength that enabled me to quit smoking. Use that inner strength to get this body into the shape I want.



This is 75% health minded and 25% plain vanity. I want to look great.





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LEST6449
2/3/2014 8:59:02 AM

I hope you don't mind that I added you as a friend. I thought I had done this already. but I guess not!


Les



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NJJAZZ
12/30/2013 9:05:37 AM

thanks so much for all the holiday wishes.................... Happy sparking into 2014 to all of us



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RUNNINGWATER
12/1/2013 3:52:39 PM

Lots of winter visitors again this time of the year emoticon I'm happy you got here.
I just turned 75 this past Sept and feel fit as a fiddle (as they say)
hope your holidays are warm and fuzzy enough to really enjoy, because I know that after the holiday season it's a long northern winter.
Merry Christmas to you and yours emoticon



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JANEIRWIN
12/1/2013 2:01:28 PM

Sweet dog ;) I have been working with a weight coach for 8 wks. now.I've lost 16 lbs and 10 .5" I am so thankful for all of her support! She hs lost 130 lbs and kept it off for 2 yrs. it is all about eating nutrient dense foods and finding exercise you enjoy and can switch up so as not to get bored with it..I enjoy walking and a mix of cardio.
I quit smoking in 1990 and gained 30 lbs very quickly..my heaviest was 230 lbs, am now 193. My goal weight is 165. I am determined to reach it and promise myself to be patient, encouraging and forgive me quickly when I fall...just pick myself up and keep on going..:) I am 63 years young :-) emoticon



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ANIDUCK
11/27/2013 1:36:23 PM

Hey there!
Thanks for the goodie. So nice to hear you are moving back to a place you love. I love the beach too; spent a lot of time there during my childhood. I'm just a little jealous. Fresh house, fresh start in a fresh place. Nice.

I am planning a Thanksgiving get-together with very close friends. There'll be a nice gathering of people of all generations.

I have been experimenting with removing wheat from my diet and I have to admit I feel a lot better. The stomach bloat seems to be going away. I'm thinking I ought to give up eating anything with gluten in it. I HATE diet restrictions; I rebel against them with energy. But...feeling better is a reasonable concern. I'm sure I will blow it on Thanksgiving but, oh well.

Hope you and your family are well.

PS: you know, when I first joined SP and met you on-line I knew nothing about ducks and never even considered owning any. My SP name was just a silly thing that came into my head.

Well now, I have ducks! They sort of got dumped on me and after a year and a half we have all settled in together; they have their little duck house and pond and I get fabulous eggs every morning. LOL!



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