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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, 290 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.


Member Since: 3/9/2011

Fitness Minutes: 5,115

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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  • v LYNMEINDERS
    Woohoo...go you....road trips are great....
    Have another one this thursday however it will only take 4.5 hours....
    My last trip I came home in 9hrs 15 mins.....was stoked with my time....First time I have driven that far and especially by myself...I really enjoyed it and just kept going till I got home....a couple of short stops for coffee and fuel....
    8 days ago
  • v ICECUB
    THANK YOU GLEN FOR THE ROSE GOODIE. I LOVE ROSES I ENJOY READING YOUR BLOGS.
    8 days ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    *-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥
    Upon our passing, it may seem like we are separated by time and space. Always remember . . . love never dies. Gail Lynne Goodwin
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    9 days ago
  • v CHEBBA
    As you say in your profile, Glenn - 'whatever it takes'. God speed, and the very best wishes for success. Just go for it with a smile and an unshakeable ambience of positivity. It's a bit like that Japanese custom, where they have 'laughing' meetings in the office or parks before people report for work. They don't necessarily feel like laughing as they gather and start, but by the time they have all forced a roar, they end up genuinely laughing and in high spirits for the day ahead. Go with positivity and you will become positive, even if inside you don't feel that way. And you can then come back and give me the final nudge to get back into the proverbial saddle!

    GO, GLENN, GO!


    9 days ago
  • v RAWCOOKIE
    Good luck with your diet plan Glenn, sounds good to me! Keep us posted!
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    9 days ago
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