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I am three and a half years retired and want to continue enjoying an active engaged life. I have had a high energy level and have been able to use a fitbit and sparkpeople to lose 35+ pounds 235 to low of 186 . I need to get down to insurance company standards for the long haul. I realize that I am not 20 years old and want to extend my healthspan (not just lifespan) as much as possible.

I have found tracking food intake and daily monitoring of results the best way to sustain motivation. I also track steps and this has saved my health as I get distracted from a nutrition and caloric focus. Strength training is a goal too, but not the strong focus that walking was for me. In my third year I am averaging 13106 steps a day over the three years. I have started to bike more and also to translate gym activity especially rowing to steps using an Aussie site.

I want to stay in contact with a variety of friends and family, helping them and giving and getting support, but without taking over their problems. I have been successful in helping a friend who was slipping away to bounce back a bit. I manage his affairs and got him the practical help he needed to move forward and enjoy living a bit. I want to continue to oversee his progress.

I am committed to daily monitoring with immediate adjustments as a life long strategy, rather than the diet mentality, or yo yo on and off mostly off, approach which I know will not work.

Member Since: 3/26/2013

Fitness Minutes: 135,544

My Goals:
walk an average of 100K steps a week. Daily goal of 14250 steps.

Walk weekly with Vaughn and Tom W.

Go to a gym and do an upper body workout twice a week.

weigh 200 by 2/28/15

track daily buy coaching by 1/15/2015.

My Program:
monitor intake and weight daily and make immediate adjustments.

record meals daily.
use spark coach and fuhrman

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    Great job on your success here Joe. I too use a firbit and try getting in my goal of 10,000 steps a day. I have done good of getting 55 lbs off so far. But my BMI tells me I need to lose more. Goal to lose 25 lbs by May.
    106 days ago
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    Hi Joe, I am so happy that you took the time to read my story. It has been a long journey and I plan to continue taking one step at a time each and every day that I am blessed with. I have added you as a Spark Friend. emoticon
    137 days ago
    I'm glad you liked my post on "Protecting my Program" by Linda Spangle Type in 100 Days of Weight Loss (by Linda Spangle) and you should find the site here on SP. We just finished discussing "Eat With Awareness" one of my favorites. The team is open. You can just read along or join in the discussion at anytime.
    145 days ago
    Thanks for the goodie! Yes, let's keep moving! I find as I age it is tempting to become a couch potato but I feel so much better when I move!
    156 days ago
    thank you for the goodie .... I agree with the fact we sure need to keep active .... seems like hitting 70 I found an ache or two I never had before ....LOL ... started line dancing again and having fun along with good cardio .... have a great day and keep up the good work .... we can and we will !! Roc
    172 days ago
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