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This was taken March 2009 in Palm Springs, Ca. I've hiked that mountain behind me many times.





Here I am on my birthday in March 2007, same mountains in the background!!





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I've gained and lost the same 10 - 15 lbs since I turned 50. It takes forever to lose and then comes back almost immediately!! It's very frustrating!!

I've gained and lost the same 10 - 15 lbs since I turned 50. It takes forever to lose and then comes back almost immediately!! It's very frustrating!!





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Member Since: 8/24/2008

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My Goals:
I'd like to lose about 15 - 20 lbs and increase my fitness level. I have osteo arthritis in my knees and hips, but if I stay busy I don't hurt as much. I'd also like to gain muscle so I can eat more :-)

My Program:
I'm trying to increase my protein and lower carbs. That's very difficult for me since I love carbs!! I also do some kind of exercise every day, even if it is only to take my old toy poodle for a slow walk around the block.

Personal Information:
I'm a retired engineer, turned 58 in March 2009. Married, one married son, teenage grand daughter and grand son. Live in SE Michigan in the summer and So Cal in the winter. I have wonderful friends and a great life. I try to live in the present with no regrets or worries about the future (easier said than done in this economy!!). I come from a big family and parents are living and in reasonably good health, however my dad has dementia. It's sad to see what's happening to him.

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I love to read and usually have a couple of books going at the same time. At least one classic or books on health & fitness, what I think of as books I should read and a good mystery or a good love story.

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CHRYS13
6/18/2011 9:31:09 AM

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And finally, I want to acknowledge that making changes in your life is never an easy task. The key, however, is not to get caught up in the distance you have to go to get to where you want to be. Nor should you despair over the amount of control you have over your circumstances. Progress is made in the small, intentional steps, and chances are, you have more power than you think. By focusing on little steps you can take every day, the progress you make will motivate you to continue your journey, and eventually, you can go wherever you want to go. The important thing is simply to begin. ...Stephen Cherniske, M.S



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6/11/2011 11:05:36 AM

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If you don't know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else. ~Lawrence J. Peter



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6/4/2011 8:56:30 AM

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One day at a time--this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering.

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"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away"

Enjoy your weekend, my friend!



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5/21/2011 8:26:16 AM

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Our lives are not determined by what happens to us,
but by how we react to what happens,
not by what life brings to us, but by the attitude we bring to life.
A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts,
events and outcomes.
It is a catalyst, a Spark that creates extraordinary results.
...unknown



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5/7/2011 6:33:49 PM

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Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, "This is the real me," and when you have found that attitude, follow it.
-- William James



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