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I am a recently retired 64 year old who is looking to lose weight despite some health issues. I live in the Pacific Northwest, but back and leg problems have in the past kept me from getting out and enjoying our beautiful walkways. I can walk shorter distances, and with practice may get much better at that.

I am 6'4" and now, 265 lbs. I would like to lose 40 lbs more.

I believe in eating for taste and for health. That is why my wife and I eat a variety of ...
I am a recently retired 64 year old who is looking to lose weight despite some health issues. I live in the Pacific Northwest, but back and leg problems have in the past kept me from getting out and enjoying our beautiful walkways. I can walk shorter distances, and with practice may get much better at that.

I am 6'4" and now, 265 lbs. I would like to lose 40 lbs more.

I believe in eating for taste and for health. That is why my wife and I eat a variety of Mediterranean foods. It is one of the better diets for heart health, diabetes prevention, and lower inflammatory problems. Also, hopefully it will help me lose weight. However, my basic eating guidelines came from Spark radio. There are two of them: Eat only when you are hungry, and eat till you are satisfied, not full. By using this credo, I have been able to gradually take off weight.

I too believe in exercise for health. That is why I started working out at the gym on 4/13/2014. There is nothing I know of that contributes to overall wellbeing than good fitness. Coming in a close second, is reducing ones stress level. Meditation can help considerably, but sometimes, it takes drastic changes in one's life circumstance to really get to reknow that relaxed self that we all have somewhere in us.

Though I'm not much of a laugher, I value a sense of humor. In the coming year, I hope to see more comedies, possibly read some witty things, lighten up and smile more. I have a new objective. For every five pounds I lose, I can buy a new comedy DVD. That will build up my collection of funny stuff for a while. Fitness can really help people feel better from the inside out.
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Member Since: 3/9/2011

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My Goals:
My goals were to LOSE 82 lbs and get MOOVVING once again. Well, since then I am down a total of 42 lbs, and did get moving.

My Program:
New eating guidelines will be to eat only when hungry, and eat only till satisfied, not full.

Also, working out at the gym three days per week, where I am focusing on overall body strengthening and some aerobics.

And I hope to get in some nature walks, for the pure joy of walking. I might fit in few bike rides too, in scenic areas.



Personal Information:
I live in a wooded area outside of Olympia, Washington and am an early retiree.

I have a three year old granddaughter who is just adorable and a two year old grandson.

Other Information:
I recently found this quote, and it speaks to me: "Live all you can: It's a mistake not to."

Another: "Some people dream about success. Others wake up and work hard at it."

And: "Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching."
Satchel Paige



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ICECUB
8/25/2015 6:50:56 PM

GLEN I AM SO SORRY TO HRAR THIS. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR SISTER. GAIL



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KAREN608
8/25/2015 12:50:06 AM

I am still in a fog with lots to do... not sure when I will be 'done' with moving. That is what irritates me the most. My BP is up on the upper number, stress related I am sure. Still, I made some progress today.



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REGILIEH
8/23/2015 9:39:04 AM

I do think it is going to be very interesting in the next year to see what shakes out! Did you see on the news the 99 year old woman that registered to vote for the first time ever, she said she hadn't registered before because she didn't have anyone she wanted to vote for but this time she wanted to vote for Trump. He does seem to have people thinking! It is surprising to me that they are even listening to him because he is pretty brash.



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KAREN608
8/15/2015 8:43:29 PM

Yes, still in Iowa, just two miles from the acreage. A ratty house I owned for over 20 years, the one we lived in before moving to the country five years ago. So losing my pretty kitchen but being in town is best for me.

Sorry your older brother found out the bad news and how is your younger sister? Such tough things to go through.

Guess one should enjoy each day we get to the fullest.




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KEEPITUP62
8/11/2015 8:47:59 AM

Hi Glen, happy to meet you. Thanks you for the friend add. I have added you as well.Wishing you a great day and a fantastic week ahead. Stay healthy and active..........

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