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Sixty one years young... now to be fit and toned.

I'm now 61--- 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 11 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 and strong enough to CHANGE. I cannot read and type my way to ...
I'm now 61--- 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 11 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 and strong enough to 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 viewing ---- 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: 63,818

Fitness Minutes: 71,124

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:
Eat cleaner - keep carbs at the low end and treat myself at least once per week.

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

get to the gym for strength training 5 times per week


Start where I am - use what I have - and do what I can


Personal Information:
I amgoing to be 61 years old................. 5'3" 137 pounds with a 38 inch waist.......... yep its all right in my belly. Legs are also a little flabby







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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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RUTHIEBEAR
9/28/2014 9:22:37 AM

I have learned I cannot do it all at once. But I can do at least one thing every day to make an effort to be healthy.
"Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out." ~Robert Collier
You are doing amazing. Being in the top five for team fitness minutes is inspiring!
Continue to make small efforts every day and it will all add up to success! Together we can do this!!!
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MOM_VICKI
9/22/2014 8:29:12 AM

Thank you for the goodie and encouragement :)

So glad that you're part of the kettlebell swing challenge!

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RUTHIEBEAR
9/21/2014 10:01:50 AM

We are in this battle together! Do you believe that success is the ONLY option?
I suspect you do because you are in the top five for team fitness minutes this week! YOU GO!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
Keep moving ahead and making the right choices!!!
I am rooting for YOU!!!!
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ANIDUCK
8/16/2014 10:32:31 PM

Thanks for the comment on my sparkpage. Sigh...I'm not very active with sparkpeople these days. seems like there's just too many other things calling my attention.

I haven't lost or gained anything other than, like you say; 5 lbs up and 5 lbs down...maybe. I never even weigh myself any more but I can tell by how things fit. Haven't had to switch over to bigger clothes and I guess that's a good thing.

I've been suffering with Plantar's Fasciitis. Never had it before nor have I know anything about it. Well NOW I know and it hurts like heck! I am trying a lot of different things to help myself be able to walk. People that have had it tell me that you do get over it...eventually...if you take care and rest your feet. WHAT? Me, rest my feet?? Gaaaaaah; I don't do that very well. Maybe I should take up crocheting again and just let the garden and house sink to dust and weeds.

Got some pretty neat sandals that are helping; that's a plus.

Hope you are well, your photos show you as looking terrific! I really "ought" to put a new pic of me on my Sparkpage. Scary thought. I look nothing like the pics that are there now.

Do you still have that beautiful dog?

thanks again for remembering me.
Blessings, Annie (the duck)
PS: I have 9 ducks now...quack!



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GETSTRONGRRR
7/30/2014 7:48:03 PM

Thanks for the goodie!

Keep at it with the KB....I'm convinced there the best invention since peanut butter!

If you haven't tried Turkish Get-ups, give them a go...it's a whole different movement. Swings are all about cardio capacity and power, they primarily workout your back side....TGUs are about quiet strength & endurance, they workout your abs & shoulders and teach you to move all over again.

Here's a link to my favorite video on learning it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqyIuFIdg
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Stay strong!



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