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Updated 10/12/2016

I've been making small lifestyle improvements over a period of more than 10 years. Looking back over my life I realize that I can thank good genes for getting me as far as I am! I don't think I've EVER really lived a healthy lifestyle. Even when I was thinner or in better shape or both I got there by some really sketchy means. No, I was never bulimic, just never ate healthily when I was getting thin or staying thin. I smoked for many years. I still drink more alcohol than I should, though I am MUCH improved over my past.

I am a realist. I'm not interested in temporary fixes; however, I will only make permanent changes that are convenient and relatively painless. Great habits and routines have to be doable or they don't get done.

My progress so far:
~ Quit smoking
~ Cut alcohol consumption by 90%
~ Upped my water intake from almost none to just about enough
~ Cut my stress and anxiety levels enormously
~ Found the healthiest food lifestyle and will follow it for life
~ Improved the quality of the food I buy
~ Lost 35 pounds pretty easily
~ Worked many small fitness routines into my lifestyle
~ Improved my thyroid health

What's left?

~ Routinely getting enough sleep
~ Creating a better work/life balance
~ Losing 30 pounds of fat
~ Becoming truly active in the Primal Blueprint spirit!


Member Since: 4/27/2010

Fitness Minutes: 31,373

My Goals:
I've never liked making goals, because once you reach them you just have to make new ones. Therefore I now have Intentions, rather than Goals. I mean, you can have Goals and never, ever work towards them. Intentions, on the other hand, imply a little more action, though not necessarily in any specific timeframe. Suits me to a T! My intention is to Be Happy and Live Long and Well.


My Program:
I'm permanently low carb. I am well nourished without much of the empty calories of grains, starches, or sugars. I feel better in most ways than I ever had in the past!

I am trying to be more active, as opposed to being an "exerciser". Exercise for its own sake bores me, therefore I won't do much of it. A few minutes a week of light weights, a lot of walking and running stairs while at work, and household upkeep will have to do me.



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59, happily married, two terrific sons and two adorable cats. Love me some video games!


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"The perfect is the enemy of the good."

"Le mieux est l'ennemi du bien." Voltaire




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  • v FITKRIS
    Thanks for the goodie!
    20 days ago
  • v APPLEVEE
    Thanks for stopping by and offering your support!
    26 days ago
  • v BERTADEE812
    I love your quote about equality not being pie!!


    31 days ago
  • v ANACORAZON
    Woobie, thanks for stopping by my blog at the antique shop!
    My son collects old cast iron pots, pans and whatever thing used to make food. Conversely, I love modern things!

    33 days ago
  • v ANACORAZON
    Woobie, thanks for your comment on my blog!

    I will copy and paste the answer I gave to a dear friend to whom is difficult to believe that a person can regain pounds without modifying diet nor exercise. That happened to me during three months and then, eating "healthy" starch and fruits finished the job.
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    I know it's difficult to believe that a person can gain weight without increasing calories. I blame the stress. The most after seeing my weight loss report, Everything perfect and going down from June to August, a horrible plateau and them the pounds climbing at a moderate speed. I also began eating "healthy", following the challenges tasks, so I introduced fruits, whole cereals, low-fat... In addition, the drama. The other people's problems overwhelm me, the most when they are so hungry of attention, and they receive it. I wrote in the team about Venezuela, my country, how the people is eating from the garbage, how they are killed and abused everyday, how nobody pays attention to it and only TWO people commented and supported me. I have given support to everyone who asked for and that indifference was the final slap on my face. I didn't come to sparkpeople to be the free therapist of anyone. I came to lose weight. I did when I wasn't part of any challenge. I stopped and regained all weight when I got into the challenges. It's not PCOS, it's just stress. I came out of the drama, I'm back to low-carb, now VERY low, and now I'm happy!
    34 days ago
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