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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 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?
~ Better managing stress and anxiety
~ Getting enough sleep more regularly
~ Creating a better work/life balance
~ Losing 30 pounds of fat

Member Since: 4/27/2010

Fitness Minutes: 24,314

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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58, 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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    Thank you for the advice of setting doable routines!. I just get off that crazy fast horse with my exercises and did very humble this week, but I'm so happy I could do a strenght bodyweight routine 3 times a week.
    32 days ago
    Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog.
    37 days ago
    Thank you for commenting on my blog and for your words of encouragement! I really appreciate it! emoticon I hope you're having a great Monday and that you enjoy the rest of the week! emoticon
    37 days ago
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    Thanks for your blog comment! I actually do put them on my calendar. Unfortunately, sometimes life interferes, and sometimes it's just too easy to blow off. There's no consequence for missing the "appointment." (Like an angry client!) So it does help, it's just not the perfect solution.
    39 days ago
    Thank you for the suggestions! I need to start loggin my food again. I have a hard time cause we are always on the go. But maybe if I try to log at least most of what I eat, or aim to get a few days logged I can see where my calories are going.
    I am going to try the calculator. :)
    39 days ago
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