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Another effort to get rid of this volley ball that stretches my belt.
1) Must track ALL food. Just like $$ spending. If one doesn't track, one has a hard time getting out of a financial ditch.
2) Consistent increase in physical activity, planned and unplanned. Yard work that makes me breath hard, and stop for a moment counts.
3) Fitbit. It tells me the truth about activity. (4/26/17)

7/22/17 Down 19, 199.2. Not much, but I held 2 cubes of butter in my hand, and said, "Gone!"

7/15/17 update. Down 18 pounds. (200) Limited outdoor activity because of my bride's severe foot injury. Steps are mostly in house and yard. The 100's are getting close. Haven't seen those in more than 20 years.

6/13/17 update) I have lost 12 pounds in 6 weeks. I did it by doing 1,2,3 above and staying in the low-medium Spark recommended calorie range. I am not getting 8000 steps consistently yet. Room for improvement. I am no fool. These 12 pounds are the easy ones, Now begins the real battle for 10 more and going under 200 for the first time in 40 years or more. Then to my goal weight, 185.

6/3/17. Thought I'd post encouragement to me that I thought up myself.

Repeated daily good decisions will sacrifice a moment's pleasure for tomorrow's reward.
Small victories lead to big victories and defeats lead to resolve when I keep asking myself, “What are you prepared to do now!?”

6/16/17 I looked up human fat density (0.91gm/ml) and butter (911gm/L) which equals 0.911gm/ml if my math is right. So if I am down only a quarter pound in a week, all I need to do is look at a cube of butter, hold it in my hand, and say, "Gone."

Member Since: 4/25/2005

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5/9/17 Lose the volley ball that is stretching my belt. (6//18/17 rant - I hate this volleyball, I hate it! ..rant off..). (5/9/17) Reduce or eliminate blood pressure medication. Increase my strength, aerobic condition and "flex-agility" 7/10/17 Cut one BP med in half.
7/2/17 increase my HDL (good) cholesterol. Diet and exercise so my MD says.

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Goals. (5/9/17) Walk at least 8000 steps a day. Get 30+ minutes of physical activity every day. Watch what I eat, STOP when I am just under full. Listen to my body in this regard. Track ALL my food.
6/13/17). Add gym workouts to my life. Not sure what yet, but I will get a plan.

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I live in $ilicon Valley, I am 75, married to my bride of 48 years, and we have 2 daughters who are 1996 Atlanta Olympic Gold Medalists in Synchronized Swimming. They are both still in phenomenal condition. They have given us 5 lovely grandchildren. (5/9/17)

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Retired for a couple years now.
Not living on dog food...yet... (6/3/17)

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