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My name is Jan. My original username of "Aging Fatty" was selected on 11/29/14 at the start of yet another weight depression. I left SP in June/2015 and returned in Dec/2017 and again in Aug/2020. When I reached the 30-pound weight loss mark, I decided to change my username to "Aging Healthier". I am determined to continue to eat healthy for my remaining lifetime. I still struggle to maintain an ideal weight, but for now the "Fatty" in me is gone

I have been doing the Silver Sneakers Fitness Program 3-5 times a week since 2011. Exercise alone will not make me lose weight. I continue with the program to improve my balance and body strength. In 1999 I had a major stroke (complete left side paralysis) and I sill have left-sided weakness after all these years. I don't give up on continued improvement even though my body has limitations. I move slower than most of the others in the classes, but I don't care, as any movement is better than none. I am not looking for sympathy by saying this. It is what it is! If I give up, then I could lose it all.

Member Since: 11/29/2014

Fitness Minutes: 10,240

My Goals:
To reach a weight that I feel healthy and comfortable at... and to remain there!

To continue exercising 3 days/week (or more) for a lifetime.

To do no-handed chair sits... this is much easier said than done, for me. I am no where even close.

My Program:
Tracking my food every day while enjoying a whole food plant-based way of eating.

Cardio exercises 3 days a week and strength training mixed in along with it.
AKA Silver Sneakers Fitness classes

Eliminate all sugar laden foods. Satisfy my sweet tooth with fruit and stevia.

Personal Information:
I grew up in St Paul, MN.
I raised my two 20-something sons in Racine, WI. I currently live with my 2nd husband near Nashville, TN. We started rescuing cats together in 2001, but stopped at 17 when they "took over". There are 9 cats that currently share our home with us.
Oh, and we are both retired.

Other Information:
I lead a very simple life. I like to read and do so every evening.

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  • v PATRICIA441
    Hello!!! Haven't contacted you in quite a while ! Was thinking of you praying you are doing well. Spring is on its way and nice warm weather to get out and about. Take care of you and stop by Bob's Cat Owner and say hello. Hope all your fur kids are doing well too!!! emoticon
    873 days ago
  • v no profile image GODS-PRINCESS
    emoticon for the warm welcome to the team!
    1018 days ago
  • v JAJABEE1717
    Sounds like you've been doing well and working hard with your hip rehab. Great to hear that! Keep up the good work! And thanks for the goodie.
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    1084 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/13/2018 5:12:31 PM
    Thank you for your blog visit. I hope you will have a superb Saturday.

    "You simply have to put one foot in front of the other and keep going. Put blinders on and plow right ahead."-George Lucas
    1128 days ago
    Thank you for the blog comment. I hate it when I wake up dreaming about food. I hope you had a Sparktacular Sunday.

    “I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.”-Martha Washington
    1182 days ago
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