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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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KAREN-IS-HERE
1/15/2015 7:27:50 AM

UFOs- nobody sees ufos anymore, you don't hear of ufos, nothing zilch.
Oh well. I never believed in visitors from outer space anyway. The whole idea doesn't fit in my world view. I was sipping coffee this morning thinking how's that for coming out of left field.
Anyway, just checking in to say Hello.
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KAREN-IS-HERE
1/10/2015 3:07:34 PM

emoticon have a good week end



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ICECUB
1/3/2015 7:55:04 PM

THANK YOU GLEN, HOPE THIS IS A ILDLY SUCCESSFUL YEAR FOR YOU TOO.



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KAREN608
1/3/2015 11:14:43 AM

That is the joy of modern English: we can make up words as we need them! And everyone understands what they mean too.



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LYNMEINDERS
12/30/2014 10:03:53 PM

Love the question...
Pretty much we do the same as you guys....DRINK is what the majority do.....
There will be a fireworks display at Midnight in the centre of our city & I am sure my family will gravitate to the centre of town at some point and loose each other and straggle home....hopefully neither my son nor his mate will come home this year with black eyes or broken bones......lol

New Years day we go to a family picnic horse race meeting which is an awesome day.SOOO many people go it is great....
My daughter has been loaned an 8 seater van so we can all go in one vehicle....my hubby will drive since I am not allowd to at present and he will drop us and our gear off then come back and get uis after the races finish...
It is also a neat way to celebrate my daughters birthday.....

Enjoy your new years eve....Hubby & I will have a few drinks tonight and if someone pops in that will be great

Will most likely watch Monty Python reunion on Tv otherwise we will just sit & enjoy the quiet...

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