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I am a recently retired 65 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: 5,155

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.


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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 BMI24PLEZ
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    18 days ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    Blessings on this day of remembrance for all those lost in the tragedy of 9-11. Let us hope mankind learns tolerance and peace.

    -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥
    Take brief respites from your endless list of tasks and drop into stillness. The spacious silence is a profound place to reawaken your intuition, creativity and life force. Peggy Sealfon
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    18 days ago
  • v LYNMEINDERS
    Thats so so true....not sure i like work but love what io do....lol
    19 days ago
  • v KAREN608
    I'm not fond of walnuts, and can't find anyone who wants these, I asked. They are expensive to buy, but dehusking, cracking and all, is a lot of work, a real labor of love. I thought my new neighbors would want them as she was excited about them, but they are not very fit people, and picking them up would be more than they could do even though some of the kids in their twenties. Most years we don't have this many walnuts.My trees have grown this year more than usual. I thought they were far enough from the house but now I don't know.
    19 days ago
  • v MARYANN2323
    Hey Glenn, things are fine here, getting my garden ready for fall/winter, whether I like it or not. Summer is just too darn short. Is it spring yet? emoticon
    19 days ago
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