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Hi, my name is Terry and I'm amoung the senior morbidly obese people trying to get healthy once again. Retired and loving it and the free time to pursue hobbies of painting (acrylics), Tai Chi, bowling and amateur radio (W4TMM is my callsign). I also practice meditation and chair yoga. Basically decided to go vegetarian about a year ago and am enjoying the positive effects of the change.
Update: on 23 Nov 11, I had gastric bypass RnY type surgery and as a result I now must eat more ...
Hi, my name is Terry and I'm amoung the senior morbidly obese people trying to get healthy once again. Retired and loving it and the free time to pursue hobbies of painting (acrylics), Tai Chi, bowling and amateur radio (W4TMM is my callsign). I also practice meditation and chair yoga. Basically decided to go vegetarian about a year ago and am enjoying the positive effects of the change.
Update: on 23 Nov 11, I had gastric bypass RnY type surgery and as a result I now must eat more like a flexitarian to get enough protein and nutrition in my vastly reduce 'pouch' of a stomach. So far I'm still in the grace period of no hunger or craving pangs but certainly am experiencing plateauing especially when I eat too many carbs even if they're the 'good' kind. Oh well its yet another adjustment.
I've lost enough weight with this tool to be able to exercise daily without all the previous aches and pains. That doesn't mean I'm free of them but pain is no longer a deterrent to exercising on a regular basis. The intensity of the pain is greatly reduced and I can feel myself getting stronger and healthier and also see it in my number as I measure such things as my blood sugar levels, blood pressure, waist, weight and other body measurements.
I am so glad that I found Spark People and made such supportive friends here. For me participating on this support site is life saving and the quality of my life has measureable improved.
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Member Since: 12/22/2009

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My Goals:
1. Lose 1-2 lbs per week.
2. Eat 4 servings of fruit and veggies per day.
3. Do at least 30 minutes per day of either cardio and weight training.
4. Walk for 45 minutes per day.
5. Practice portion control at every meal and snack.
6. Meditate for 10 minutes every day.
7. Keep a daily food and exercise diary.
8. Lower A1C to under 6.5
9. Lower blood pressure to normal readings (120/80).
10. By my achieving results of my above actions, reduce the amount of medications I have to ingest daily.

My Program:
1. Ride my exercise bike 30 minutes daily
2. Walk a total of 45 minutes daily
3. Daily diary of food intake and exercise.
4. Light weight (dumbbells) training every other day.
5. Meal planning for the week.



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BOILHAM
2/4/2014 9:08:18 AM

Thanks for your constant support, I'm really glad to hear you like my blogs, too. You're a great spark friend and I appreciate you. emoticon



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SPEEDYDOG
2/2/2014 12:01:56 AM

Terry,

Thanks for commenting on my "Ankle Surgery Update". I go in to get my walking cast on Monday. That is, only if the swelling has gone down enough.

Thanks, Bruce



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TAICHIDANCER
1/25/2014 9:10:53 AM

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WILSONWR
1/20/2014 6:00:20 PM

Thanks for your comment on the tribute to my wife, Terry. I appreciate the kind words. I'm still catching up on things, but hopefully, I'll be back checking the "friend feed" soon. Take care.

Bill



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SPEEDYDOG
1/8/2014 8:52:05 AM

Hi Terry,

Thanks for you comment on my "bike trainer" blog. I am using the trainer 60 to 90 minutes every other day. I try to keep my heart rate at 140 bpm. So far, the trainer is working flawlessly.

Thanks, Bruce

P.S. Note: I just edited my comment. ( I meant to write "So far" not "So fat"). Of course the spell checker didn't catch my miswording because "So Fat" was spelled correctly!

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Comment edited on: 1/9/2014 7:52:39 AM

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