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This page, my body, and my mind are all works in progress.

I have started a new diet, exercise, whatever so many times and yet I’m still not where I want to be. I end up quitting or cheating and giving up. I can do this. There is nothing and no one stopping me except myself. I have the time, money, and physical health to change so I better do it while I can.

April 1, 2017
I struggle with how to introduce myself. It gets old saying the same old things. Especially when I’m trying to change many things in my life. I’m trying to determine what makes me happy, to move from a couple mentality to carving out a life of pleasure, health, and purpose for my remaining years.

I’m female, 71 years old, widowed, and Mom to a very spoiled rescue Redbone Coonhound. I live in the South, on top of the Cumberland Plateau in a small, gated community and on a lake

January 2017 - Turning loose of past sorrows and self defeating practices. Looking upward and forging ahead to a new and better life.

November, 2014
I lost my husband at the end of January and am learning to pick up the pieces and make my life healthy and fulfilling.

December 9, 2013
Going back to a mostly low fat vegetarian/vegan diet. I say mostly because I am not going to freak out over the occasional fish, meat, or fat. I won't make a habit of it. The low carb diet just didn't work for me. I didn't lose weight, didn't have more energy, and didn't have less joint stiffness. And I am working on the exercise.

August 1, 2013
After losing over 22 pounds from the middle of March 2011 to August 2011 by eating a low fat vegan diet (Eat To Live). While not being 100% perfect, it was fairly easily and didn't find the lack of meat and dairy as hard as I had thought it would be. However, my cholesterol numbers jumped up dramatically and my doctor was unhappy. After a year and a half, I didn't really want to go without meat and dairy for the rest of my life and it is extremely difficult to maintain socially in this part of the country. So, I started having meat, dairy, and oil more often. Over the next year I gained 6 pounds back.

Next I switched to eating a low-carb (Paleo type) diet and within two weeks my cholesterol number had dropped significantly. My doctor was happy, but the weight started back up.

December 28, 2011 - I am proud of myself for the progress I have made in the last half of 2011. I have lost 22+ pounds by mostly following the Eat To Live plan and find it fairly easy to do. Now, I need to add muscle while losing 5 more pounds.

I need to find an exercise plan that I will stick to the same way I found Eat To Live. Something I enjoy enough to do continuously. I need muscle strength to both look better and to relieve the back pain.

Member Since: 2/18/2006

Fitness Minutes: 38,622

My Goals:
To lose pounds, build stamina, tone and strengthen core muscles.

My Program:
Keto/Low Carb diet
Walking dog 3 to 5 miles daily
Fill my life with joy and fun.

Personal Information:
Retired & live in South Central Tennessee on top of the Cumberland Plateau.

Other Information:
I love my Redbone Coonhound rescue, photography, cooking, reading, the computer, kayaking, laughing with friends, and gardening (deer resistant gardening).

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  • v MAUITN
    Renee, I have posted several now.
    136 days ago
  • v SISSYB3
    Hi! Saw your comments on Jeanne's page and I came looking for photos of your coon hound! Your photographs are lovely, beautifully composed! But no pictures of your friend:)! I.hope it's not as cold there as it is here in PA. My poor dog had frozen paws when we went out for 5 minutes this AM. The snow must pack between his toes, and yet he hates his boots. He was rescued from down south and he's the best boy. They claim big pieces of our hearts, and we're blessed to share our lives with them! Have a great weekend! emoticon ..Renee
    137 days ago
    I don't blame you. Lucy is a pretty, sweet girl. I think the next dog we get will be a rescue. It just happened that the gal we bought Henley from had a litter at the beginning of Nov. Dennis said he wanted another Bloodhound, and I knew he missed Alice, so I welcomed the idea. emoticon
    139 days ago
  • v MOMMADOT630
    Thank you for your comment on my new profile picture. It was appreciated. Hope we see you posting on Anyone over70 team. Happy New Year and all the very best in 2018! Dot

    141 days ago
    That's what I say, no fair lol. We just got our puppy Thurs. She is a bundle of energy, and I'm not lol. Thanks again for doing the assignment! emoticon
    141 days ago
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