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I'm 69, long enough on Earth and enough years on SP to figure out what it takes for me to be healthier...listen and make one good choice at a time. That's simple, but not easy.

My pattern has been to do very well for a time and then lose focus and allow old habits to creep back. We all know where that leads. A health/diet coach I'm reading suggests that many of us are "interested in" losing weight and getting healthier rather than being committed to those things, and I suspect that's been true of me. Of course the other possibility is that I'm acting like a two-year old tantruming for what I want instead of what I should be eating/doing!

Either way, it's time for me to change while I can.

Member Since: 11/13/2012

My Goals:
For right now:

Daily walking/step calculating, outdoor projects, yoga (TRYING to establish a regular practice!)
Plan meals and snacks each morning
Eat and enjoy what I plan
Write every day
Love myself a little more
Follow through!

For the longer term:

Reduce BP and BMI to within normal ranges
Have less arthritis pain
Be more flexible
Feel comfortable in my own skin
Publish more stories and novels

My Program:
Pray, eat 1200-1550 nutrient rich calories a day, exercise daily, ask for help when I need it (whoaboy...) and offer support to others.

Personal Information:
Gail from Maryland, by way of NJ, Iowa, Spain, and Massachusetts. I'm a retired high school biology teacher who has returned to a first love - fiction writing.

Other Information:
Time slips away, and the older we get the faster it seems to go. I've still got learning and growing to do: I want to be more mindfully grateful, to appreciate and make good use of each moment I'm given, give my full attention to whoever is in front of me, and simply "be here now" until it's done.

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    This week I am falling in love with Loving Me!
    Hope you are immersed in love this week as well!
    79 days ago
  • v 1ZIPPYC
    Thank you Gail for the soothing words on the feed. Lately I just want to go to the top of a faraway hill and just scream my head off! But, today finally things are calmer and getting things in order. Also, thanks for the information on Green Mountain, looks like a good company. Wish they sold it on Amazon. I hate to order things on numerous sites here and there. I love Amazon, easy, one stop and have had no problems yet. Are you totally pain free on those? In other words, is it worth the investment? Yours is sure less expensive then most we see online. Have a good weekend. emoticon
    86 days ago
  • v SALAM4545
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    108 days ago
  • v SALAM4545
    I just wanted to thank you for the comment you left on my page. I had to take a break for awhile, I was too much of a mess, but I'm checking in again.

    109 days ago
  • v SALAM4545
    Dear Gail, I just wanted to thank you for the comments on my blog. This has been such a confusing, lonely time, and knowing that I can count on my online support group really is such a relief and comfort. I have a great support group at home, but sometimes I just need to rant without an immediate response, and Spark is great for that. And Spark understands why I am being so vigilant about not gaining weight (because the girls were my greatest supporters) and maintaining healthy behaviors in a way that other people don't. So thank you Gail, for being such a great support to me. emoticon
    161 days ago
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