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I've been on this journey since childhood and most of the time it's been a real struggle. Along the way, I've learned the good habits of strength training, exercise and proper nutrition. I don't always do what I know I should be doing for a variety of reasons (excuses) but my biggest excuse of not having the time is no longer valid. In the Fall of 2008, I became a victim of the economy and lost my job. I decided it was time to follow my passion so I have become a full time watercolor artist. I also want to dedicate time to improving my overall health.

Feeling hungry all the time has been a detriment. In the Fall of 2014 I stared taking Belviq and it has been wonderful for me, as my appetite is definitely under control and I feel like I can stick to a healthy lifestyle program, shed some weight and get off some of the medications I am on.

I'm here to get serious about loosing weight and living a healthy lifestyle.

Member Since: 10/2/2009

Fitness Minutes: 60,637

My Goals:
Eat well and exercise

2015 GOALS
8 cups of water / day
8 hours of sleep / day
Exercise cardio 45 mins 4x /wk
Exercise at least 10 mins / day
Strength train 2-3 x per week
T. fat below 50 mg/day
Sat fat below 10 mg/day
No trans fat
Chol below 250 mg /day
2 fruits or veggies / day

Work up to these goals

Walk 5,000 steps / day
Walk 10 Miles / Week
Yoga 15 times / month
Pilates 3 times / week

My Program:
1200 - 1400 low fat mostly plant based diet with swimming / walking/ biking as exercise.

Personal Information:
I'm 64 years old married, living in Florida and Vermont. After a long career in medical technology and information technology I am now a full time artist. New England born and bred. Lived in Boston until 2003 when I moved to Florida for a job. There I discovered a wonderful artist community and have since become a full time artist.Check out my artist website at

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Get a massage every month that I exercise at least 10 min a day.
Dec 2014 - met goal massage #1
Jan 2015 met goal message #2

Get a facial for every 20 lb weight loss.

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