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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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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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ICECUB
7/23/2014 9:20:44 PM

GLEN, WISHING YOU A GOOD REPORT. HOPE THE PAIN IS NOT SERIOUS. MAYBE FROM EXERCISING. STILL IN MY PRAYERS.



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KPETSCHE
7/23/2014 12:47:32 AM

Thanks for stopping by to read and comment on my blogs Glenn!
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LOFLLAMA
7/22/2014 10:00:44 AM

You're still planning on meeting me at 1, yes?



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LYNMEINDERS
7/21/2014 6:22:25 AM

hey Glenn...great to hear how well you are doing....
Go you...15 weeks ...AND you are seeing benefits from it...thats awesome....

I am sure you will learn how to do Tai Chi gracefully....I am sure that is taught.....

Jazz Guitar....woohoo....how cool would that be......even classical guitar would be a challenge......

I am doing great at present....
Am week one down of 9 weeks of training for our annual half marathon that we have in our city.....
It willo be the 7th time that i have walked it however the first time that i have embarked 9on some training for it....
The young PT is really great and although he strethches my friend and I he doesn't give us what we really cannot handle.....and we are already seeing benefits just one week down....woohoo.....

Not very impressed with our weather at present.....we are verging on snow to ground level and already have it on the hills around us.....
BRRRRR...it is winter...

Trust your weather has warmed up....

Great to hear from you...enjoy your coffee with your spark friend....



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YHINESS
7/20/2014 11:41:51 PM

I work for the government so its been a stressful time lately. At least I made it back!



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