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My father died of a heart attack at 53 when I was 19. I had been dreading this age. I'm now 58 and I had lost 26 pounds but it is creeping back. I have gained back 9 pounds and so I am re-dedicating myself to a healthy plan.

The most important lesson I have learned, is to eat in moderation and I am eating to live, not living to eat. I still eat chocolate, but it is gourmet dark chocolate. I've found Talenti Gelato, a half cup serving in a beautiful antique punch cup is my special treat each night! My salty treat is roasted sweet potato fries. I don't go out much but I make healthy choices when I go, drinking lots of water with my meal and going to a restaurant we can walk or ride our bikes to. I discovered a gluten intolerance 2 years ago and I still have pizza but it's gluten free and I only have two pieces and tacos are lots of lettuce, tomato, salsa and a little bit of ground turkey and cheese. I measure my food so that I am having the correct portions. Whenever we want a snack, the family favorite is fruit. We love apples, bananas, pineapple, mangoes, tangerines, melon and grapes, they are always on hand.

Yes, eating healthy is more work that just driving through a burger place, but the benefits are immense! I can do this!!!

Member Since: 5/27/2009

Fitness Minutes: 128,581

My Goals:
I am 58 and I want to be the healthiest I have ever been. I am going to exercise 4-5 days a week for at least 30-60 minutes. I am going to cut back on sodium and eat more fruits and veggies!

My Program:
I have dieted and lost and gained a million pounds over the years. I want to try to make this my lifestyle not a diet. My program is to stay within my calorie range and to do some kind of exercise 4-5 days a week and eat cleaner, less processed food. I also plan to drink 8 glasses of water and I am giving up sodas and juice.

Personal Information:
I live in the lovely town of Redlands in Southern California. I have a pomeranian and a samoyed, both lovely older girls, 3 rescue cats, and 3 goldfish. I walk, hike with my my husband and family, read, sing and I am a professional wedding officiant. I have officiated over 350 weddings in 4 years. I live with my amazing wedding photographer hubby, Alan and my 18 year old son, William. My older son, Ian lives in Ohio with his sweet and amazingly talented artist girlfriend.

Other Information:
Our newest company created during quarantine for Covid-19, a wedding elopement company:
Our artistic and wonderfully creative wedding photography company in Southern California! www.simplyperfectimages.com
My wedding officiating/celebrant business: www.LoveStoryVow.com

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