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My name is Lew. I'm 73 yrs. old and happily married. I joined Sparkpeople in January 2012, use the trackers each day, and participate in Spark Teams. This program is working for me and I'm getting healthier. It will work for you if you work it in a way that you can maintain over time.
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UPDATE 3/15 I fell and broke my back in August 2013. In the following 15 months I did very little and gained weight which got ...
My name is Lew. I'm 73 yrs. old and happily married. I joined Sparkpeople in January 2012, use the trackers each day, and participate in Spark Teams. This program is working for me and I'm getting healthier. It will work for you if you work it in a way that you can maintain over time.
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UPDATE 3/15 I fell and broke my back in August 2013. In the following 15 months I did very little and gained weight which got up to 192 lbs. In January 2015 I started slowly working out and I finally started getting in regular workouts.. My vision is to change my lifestyle to a healthier one. I have gotten my weight back to 170 pounds, from 205, and have maintained that fr five months as of this update. I was up to 205 but I had gotten it down some before I got the Spark. I have improved my physical condition and will continue working that as long as I'm capable. I wanted to do this to be better able to take care of my family, be able to do more with my 10 year old grandson, and continue to be a positive example for my children and grandchildren. I have come a long way in that department.

I want to have more strength, endurance, and a healthier Cholesterol level. Specifically, I will keep my Cholesterol level below 200 and get off Lipitor by 2013. UPDATE 8/12: I'm off Lipitor and one other medication I was taking. I will be able to walk 5 miles 3 times per week and complete a full body workout 3 times per week, all without exhausting myself by Sept. 4, 2012. UPDATE 8/12: I'm there

I will achieve this vision with calorie intake control, more healthy eating habits, aerobic exercise, strength training, and perseverance. Walking will be my main aerobic exercise because of my left knee problem. Strength training will be with dumbbells and restricted to those exercises that don't stress my shoulders. Success is dependent on the understanding that failure to meet a daily or weekly goal, and it will happen, does not signal failure of the vision. Setbacks will be opportunities to learn and improve the program. The journey will be as long as it takes and success is the only option.

UPDATE 11/30/12: I've been on maintenance for 5 months now, holding at my target weight, and I know that to avoid regressing I have to stay with the program that got me here. That's Sparkpeople with all the tracking and community involvement that keeps me focused.

If I don't do it, who will?

Lew Newby
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Member Since: 1/3/2012

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My Goals:
Be successful in a lifestyle change that will endure beyond the weight loss.

My Program:
I usually eat my normal high fiber breakfast with Yogurt. I eat various things for lunch and dinner keeping my calories within the goal parameters most days. I try to exercise daily and do a strength training program doing dumbbell and floor exercises with accommodations made for physical limitations.

I reached my weight loss goal, 170 lbs, at the end of July 2012. My BMI is 22.5 and my body fat percentage is about 18%. My waist measurement has dropped from 40" to 35". I no longer need the cholesterol lowering drug nor the acid reflux drug I was taking.

I started this journey at 205 lbs. with a BMI of 27 over 2 years ago. I joined Sparkpeople 7 months ago weighing 192 lbs.

I am far from finished in this transformation. My next focus will be on getting at least 5 fruits and vegetables every day while maintaining my workout program. I will also focus on introducing more complex carbohydrates into my diet while getting my fat grams consistently into the

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I'm 70 yrs. of age and married my high school sweetheart 48 years ago. My interests are God, Family, BBQ and grilling, fishing, and woodworking.

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DIDMIS
4/17/2015 6:15:48 PM

Thank you Lew for saying we are all great. We thing highly of you also.




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DIDMIS
4/16/2015 7:31:14 PM

Just that one night I was so stressed. It was getting late and needed to fill the pill boxes so I could take my night pills but took some pistachios out of the fridge and dropped them. I picked a lot up with a grabber but my back was tiring so pushed them into the kitchen. My friends came to do my grocery shopping today so they swept them up for me and did a couple little chores besides then went shopping..
Then when I was so stressed and short of breath I got up to get on the computer and it wouldn't work. It wasn't just Spark.
I slept real well last night. Praise the Lord.
I read the devotion again and again it brought tears to my eyes. I wish people would read the devotions. They speak to every area of our life.



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DIDMIS
4/9/2015 2:21:06 AM

LEW I wrote a blog about my Easter as some had asked about it.



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DIDMIS
4/5/2015 3:36:36 PM

Thank you Lew. Happy Resurrection day. I have been watching for hours the History Channel on The Bible. Lew I just read what you said under my blog.
I know and I sure never suffered like Jesus did and never will. It is difficult at times though. I couldn't get our church live this morning and was so looking forward to it.
God bless
Irene

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ANDYINBC
4/5/2015 12:22:42 PM

Happy Easter ...too hard not to get excited about such a great day. emoticon

Wishing you only the greatest of everything. Hope this spring is the time to reach those goals, get closer or to start again. emoticon

Watch out because I am back and ready to run, walk, cycle and do whatever it takes to meet my goals. What about you?

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