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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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4EVERNESS
11/10/2014 12:39:08 AM

What you say is true. I just think the person's quote was a tad too generalized. And, there also needs to be room for the extemperaneous that needs no refinement... You can do this. If the quote motivates you, great. But that will be truly from within yourself anyway and the quote was just a catalyst...(hereford, guernsey, jersey, holstein...oh no! not that kind)



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TERRIMMIX
11/9/2014 10:10:24 AM

No worries about the NaNoWriMo challenge. It's understandable that you don't want to go thru additional stress right now. I will say a prayer for you and yours during this difficult time. I'm very close to my dad so I can only imagine what you must be going through.

I'm not sure what's going on with SparkPeople's website. I've had the same experience with the comments being invisible until you post them. I've also had people that I've been Sparkfriends with for months show up as strangers so I add them again. I'm not sure what's going on. I'll try lightening the background on my page to see if that helps. Take care, Terri



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KAREN608
11/7/2014 10:10:16 PM

I always did wonder what guys saw in rough games like football. I wonder what will come of that lawsuit and what will change. I never followed sports but it seems if someone is deemed good at it, they could be highly paid and retire early. Of course if they are crippled up in pain, and mind can't work well, it would not have been a good thing in the long run for them.



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ICECUB
11/1/2014 7:49:07 PM

THANK YOU FOR THE NICE COMMENT.



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KAREN-IS-HERE
11/1/2014 12:24:35 PM

emoticon good luck with November goals emoticon



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