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February 18, 2016

I have been on and off Spark since 2010. I would lose and then lose interest. I'm retired and have many other projects to do and trips to take which I'd rather do than work on weight loss. But this time is different. This time I have a serious health challenge. I received a diagnosis of Diabetes.

I really got cracking after that! With lots of self-education, self-discipline and change of eating habits I have lost fifteen pounds and taken my blood glucose numbers into a normal range. The doctor and I are both hoping that I will be able to control this with continual exercise, diet modifications and some pills.

Now that I have started some weight loss again I want to keep going and get back to a really healthy weight and fitness. That may take over a year, but I'm serious about making a life change, not just a temporary one. As Lincoln said: "We must make haste slowly."

Member Since: 3/24/2010

Fitness Minutes: 2,102

My Goals:

Mainly to lose belly fat

Need to lose another 50-40 lbs to be 130-140 .

Maintain that weight (or less) for the rest of my life.

170 by August 1

Lose 20-30 lbs by January 1, 2017
Maintain a steady 2-3 lb loss every month

My Program:
1-2 hours exercise every day

Exercises of choice: stationary bike, walking and senior classes at the YMCA

Add strength training
resistance bands
some light weights
body resistance exercises

Personal Information:
72 years old
diagnosed Type 2 diabetes Dec 7, 2015 which currently is well under control.

Generally good health now and have had excellent health up to this time.

Have been thin and have been fat. This is still the most overweight I've ever been.

I'm a homebody. I'd rather cook for myself than go out to eat. I used to prefer solitary exercise to joining classes because 1) I enjoy the flexibility to control my time and 2) I'm a bit of a germaphobe when it comes to being with lots of people. But since I joined the YMCA a month ago I've been really learning a lot in classes for seniors.
I am TERRIFIED of bed bugs. UGH! I've never seen one, hope to never see one.

Other Information:
I have cut out most breads and sweets except for rare occasions.

I've cut down meat portions. My plates currently are 2/3 full of veggies and fruit.

I have been learning exciting new tastes from many natural foods I've never had before!

I find the changes I've been making to be even more FUN than they are Beneficial...though of course they are very beneficial.

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    Your comment is too funny!!!
    2 hours ago
    Thanks for the trigger point information. I am presenting this to both my massage therapist and PT-
    1 day ago
    Hugs back to you Ann!
    2 days ago
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    3 days ago
    Thanks so much for the great article referral. Yes...it is so true...it's just easier to blame the foreclosure crisis on 'those darned homeowners' than face the fact that this world is run by the moneyed and the powerful...really kinda makes you sick at your tummy doesn't it?

    I always thought of us as pretty free and free wheeling self employed entrepreneurs...this whole housing debacle has just got me freaked out about how few civil liberties we really have...I mean heck...a criminal has more rights than a homeowner fighting foreclosure...at least they get a trial by a jury of their peers...not some pompous old coot that doesn't have a clue how the REAL world works.

    At least I still have a little American independent rage left...we will see how this all shakes out...wish I had gone to law school...I feel like I know so much about illegal foreclosures from the past SIX years of self learning I could do better than some who have the title.

    It's all good...we shall persevere...we really have no other options...right...thanks ever so much for your encouragement and your prayers! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    8 days ago
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