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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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KAREN608
12/3/2014 11:43:29 PM

Well I am not saying it is EASY to change over to healthier foods. Hence your cravings. Me, I do not drive, and in the country, so no access to junk foods. And still I want bad for me stuff. DH took us a a ratty bar in tiny town for burgers...he ordered us both fries. Yes, I ate them. Then I felt sick all the rest of the day from the oil and hacking too as too much oil bothers me. So I paid the price. I think I can adapt to junk food/oil, but do I want to keep doing that? I hope you do well with your good foods. We are what we eat!



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ICECUB
12/2/2014 5:17:16 PM

PRODUCE MAY BE THE BIG SECRETE TO WEIGHT LOSS. I DO LIKE MOST VEGGIES.



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NOWYOUDIDIT
12/1/2014 7:47:14 AM

Thank You for the goodie! :o)
You are right no vacation for us.
My Dad used to say "No rest for the wicked" LOL!!
Hope you and your precious wife had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I took it easy since I have bronchitis, Christmas will be here before you know it!! Need to make sure I'm over it by then!
It's -3 this morning with terrible windchills. Hope it's warmer where you are!



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4EVERNESS
11/30/2014 7:59:26 PM

You and your cat chy phrases, a rare talon t to be sure...

Did you know that in Queen Victoria's day, the dogs were much snobbier than cats, often very haughty? Why you ask? The cats couldn't go around with a ruff.

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KAREN-IS-HERE
11/30/2014 11:45:35 AM

emoticon I'm ready for December, as good as November was it's still nice to move on to a brand new December. I hope you find lots to blog about ...I really do.
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