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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 6'3" 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 6'3" 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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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.



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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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NOWYOUDIDIT
6/24/2014 3:40:56 AM

Thanks Glenn! :o)
Great ideas!
Best wishes to you and your precious wife as well!



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LYNMEINDERS
6/23/2014 6:05:31 PM

Certainly....
I have moved aside from some people who created stress for me....
I also changed what I put in my diary......because I write my own diary when people contact me when their world is falling to pieces if I don't have the capacity to see them that day i make the apt elsewhere in the week....often they have sorted whatever it is and it is the stress in teir lives that makes them panic...
I also made a conscious decision not to take on other peoples stress and I have fouind that has made a BIG difference to what I do and how I do it....
It is a case of responding to somehting as opposed to reacting and it changes everything.....

I am now much more relaxed, can think clearer and when nI am with people they have my full attention now....

Also changing my food intake has helped.....not eating so much rubbish and not eating as much at each meal.....

It doesn't mean I don't get tired and cranky at times however I can usually arrest that and calm myself down.....
'This is not something that has just happened....I have been working on it for a while....I think at least 3 years and am now seeing the benefits of my strategys......

Hope somthing in there is of help to you



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ICECUB
6/23/2014 3:36:03 PM

Glen, yes it has happen, I don't know if it is the walking or the weight I have loss but my pain is much better. thanks for asking.



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ICECUB
6/23/2014 2:23:59 PM

HI GLEN, READING HAS ALWAYS HELPED. I FIND IT A GREAT ESCAPE FOR A LITTLE WHILE. LISTENING TO MUSIC IS SOOTHING I ALSO LIKE PUZZLES LIKE WORD SEARCH. ALSO I WALK EARLY IN THE MORNING IT IS QUIET AND SOMETIMES IT IS STILL DARK, NOT MANY PEOPLE OUT YET. HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT WEEK.



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JUDITH316
6/23/2014 2:02:54 AM

Evening emoticon Glenn

Wishing you a great week ahead and cheering you on your journey, keep up the great work, also want to say thanks for all your support on my blogs.

Hope you enjoy the following poem...God's Blessings emoticon

I Said A Prayer For You Today

I said a prayer for you today and know God must have heard.
I felt the answer in my heart although He spoke no word.
I didn't ask for wealth or fame, I knew you wouldn't mind.
I asked Him to send treasurers of a far more lasting kind.
I asked that He'd be near you at the start of each new day.
To grant you health and blessings and friends to share your way.
I asked for happiness for you in all things great and small.
But it was for His loving care I prayed the most of all.

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