My lovely daughters and I crossing the finish line at the 2011 Kansas City Trolley Run/WALK (4 mi.)


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I am a high school teacher who has "retired" twice, but I keep going back because I love it so much. I'm now considering retiring again (third time's the charm?), but I'm not completely happy about it. (Update: I didn't. I'm teaching one class face-to-face and one class online--perfect...just enough to keep my hand in.)

Because I'm still teaching, I'm quite active when I'm at school but then pretty much turn into a potato when I get home.
At the tender age of 68, my weight has marched steadily upward for probably the last 10-15 years until I'm now in the seriously overweight category on my BMI.

My overall goal is to get down to a healthy weight so that I feel better in general and don't shorten my life unnecessarily. I have LOTS of head knowledge about healthy eating and weight loss but so far haven't been able to summon the motivation to put it into practice.

Mindless grazing is a terrible problem for me. I don't seem to be able to walk through the kitchen without stuffing something in my mouth and sometimes just stare into the fridge or cabinets looking for something to eat when I'm not the slightest bit hungry. When I do retire again, this will be a huge problem for me because, of course, I'll be walking through the kitchen all the time.

Member Since: 4/30/2011

Fitness Minutes: 375

My Goals:
Lose 20 pounds
Avoid diabetes

My Program:
Dumping junk in my diet (sugar, trashy carbs)
Getting a handle on compulsive mouth-stuffing

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Cleveland, MO - about 30 minutes south of KC
Semi-retired high school English teacher
Married empty-nester - Two grown daughters - Five (to be six in June) grandchildren
Two labby-mutts

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My hands on fiber in any form--knitting, sewing, quilting, making banners for my church
Keeping chickens
Investigating and celebrating my Czech heritage
Service opportunities

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    Welcome to the South Beach Diet Team!! Come join us on the forums!!
    2211 days ago
  • v KIERAE
    Welcome to the South Beach Diet team. Don't hesitate to holler if you have any questions or need any help. Look forward to having you on the team!

    2211 days ago
  • v MOGAL1946
    Hi & Welcome to the Over 60's! We are almost neighbors as I'm in Belton. I see where you walked in the KC Trolley Run/Walk. Good for you. Have a great healthy journey. emoticon
    2256 days ago
    Welcome to Over 60s! Vista n tx emoticon emoticon
    2258 days ago

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    Hello CZECHENS,

    I see you joined the No S Diet team while I was on SparkBreak, or just after. I am still catching up, working my way through hundreds of emails, but wanted to give you a very warm and personal welcome to The No S Diet Team anyway. It is great to have another Sister in the Lord on the team, and another fan of Leslie Sansone. The creator of the No S Diet, Reinhard Engles, is also a fan of walking, and it's part of the No S plan.

    The No S Diet is a common sense, uncomplicated way of living and eating that you can do every day for the rest of your life; true lifestyle change (not really a diet). It is great grandma's way of eating. And permanent freedom from dieting, weighing, measuring, tracking, and obsession. It is a moderate program that is all about re-learning moderation. The threads contain the info as does The No S Diet website, So please stop by all the threads and dive right in, if you haven't already.

    I'm glad you joined the team! Welcome! Carol

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