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I am a recently retired 63 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, 286 lbs. I would like to lose 61 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 63 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, 286 lbs. I would like to lose 61 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 21 lbs, and did get moving. I have been regularly attending the gym for about 6 weeks now.

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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JUDITH316
12/15/2014 11:43:35 PM

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Dropping by to say hi and say emoticon for your many visits to my Blogs and for your kind comments shared, I so appreciate your support!

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RACHAELANN810
12/14/2014 5:59:41 PM

In answer to your question. I sent an spark email explaining why I clicked on "friend" not sure if you got it. Unfortunately this site does not give the option like FB to wait for a response first. I was recently invited to the 5% challenge, saw a mutual friend was also asked. I saw one of your comments that you wrote in her comments section. I looked on your page and saw how motivated you were and also your quotes were great. You mentioned that I don't have a lot of friends on my page. First I was inconsistent for a few months on the site due to new job training. Also I don't collect friends, I am happy with not having a ton because like FB it is too hard to follow everyone. I reach out when I really connect with what someone is saying. I understand your concerns with your questions and I will remove you as a friend. My apologies.



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RAYLINSTEPHENS
12/14/2014 6:44:23 AM

I saw your comment on another page and just wanted to invite you to the Winter 5% Challenge Spark Team - you and your lovely wife!

It runs 8 weeks and we challenge each other with exercise minutes!

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You'll have to copy & paste or just visit my page and click on the team picture.

Happy Holidays!



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ALEXSGIRL1
12/12/2014 4:06:57 PM

thanks for reading my blog I am alex's girl1 because I have been a life long fan of alex olloughlin now steve magarrett on Hawaii 5o . My page is pictures of him and Sophia myles from the cbs show moonlight he was on years ago , I sent him fan mail years ago and he wrote back may the rest of your life be filled with joy . He turned me from negative to a positive person . My husband Darren thinks it funny that this girl over 50 is someone's else's girl. Now you know my story Have a great weekend



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ICECUB
12/11/2014 8:56:25 PM

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