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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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PIXIE-LICIOUS
1/1/2014 11:10:29 AM

"Yesterday is dead. Tomorrow is a dream.
Today - each today - is where the action is - where all of life occurs.
Today IS your life - your only life. Live today to the fullest."
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MOBYCARP
12/31/2013 3:35:14 PM

A few days ago you commented that you didn't know what the "Spark in Progress" award I got was. Neither did I. Today I looked it up.

My daughter got me a Spark Activity Tracker for my birthday, and it arrived on Saturday. When you link one of these to your Spark account, it generates a lot of award noise. The Glow Getter for 10K steps in a day is pretty obvious, but there are also weekly awards: Bronze for 25K-40K steps in a week, Silver for 40K-60K, gold for over 60K.

The "Spark in Progress" award cites the 776 steps my brand new SAT measured from 12/22 to 12/28, i.e. during the part of the day Saturday after I activated it. I'm unimpressed by 776 steps (more impressed by the 15K+ steps I got Saturday before the SAT arrived), and mildly amused by the award. It appears to show up simply for having a Spark Activity Tracker linked to my account. If I had the SAT for the full week, I'd regard this one as a booby prize for getting less than 25K steps in 7 days.



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TAICHIDANCER
12/19/2013 9:57:04 AM

Thanks for the birthday wishes. I hope 2014 is a good year for you.



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SPEEDYDOG
12/18/2013 7:30:12 AM

Hi Terry,

Thanks for your comment on my "bike trainer" status. Once I try out the trainer, I will write a blog about it.

Thanks, Bruce



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BOILHAM
12/16/2013 9:08:28 AM

Thanks Terry, for your encouragement on my Masters of All Terrain blog. It was a great run!



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