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Hello, my name is Harry.

Please, feel free to friend me, follow me, or email me. I will reply to any and everyone. I'm just like you, here to improve my health and fitness. I'm not perfect but I try real hard to make daily improvements in myself. I'm the kind of person who sees the glass as half full.

I'm 65 years old, survived a major heart attack, rattle snake bite, and countless other accidents.

I use a Polar Vantage M Heart Rate Monitor, Polar H10 chest strap, and the Android "Polar Flow" App to keep track of my heart rate during my workouts. I count my food calories using SPARKPeople.

I have discovered that my journey is not about weight loss.
My journey is about fat loss.

I am LOSING FAT with a modified Paleo diet, meaning NO ADDED SUGAR.

NO ADDED SUGAR means no NO ADDED SUGAR. No juices, no sodas, no sweeteners, and avoiding all foods in the center isles at the food stores. It means avoiding all processed foods. It means eating healthy fats, nuts, fruits, and veggies.

I exercise to build strength. As I grow stronger, I am adding muscle that adds weight.
Adding muscle is a good thing that helps to burn fat. As I become more fit, fat is replaced with muscle.

Therefore the real enemy is fat, NOT WEIGHT.

I love to draw cartoons, hang glide, hike, bike, motorcycle, and bird watch.
If you made it this far, thanks for reading my short bio.

Welcome to SPARKPeople and the never ending journey.

Member Since: 3/22/2017

Fitness Minutes: 27,991

My Goals:
43% to 52% Waist to Height Ratio (WHtR)

My Program:

Avoid added sugar.
Avoid corn syrup.
Avoid high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS)
Avoid artifical sweeteners.

Eat a Paleo based Diet.
Drink only water or whole milk.
Gentle exercise.

I can buy pleasure, but not happiness.
Pleasure does not bring happiness.
Sugar is pleasure and results in pain.

I have found happiness by breaking my sugar addiction.

Personal Information:
Married with 2 sons, 3 cats, numerous rabbits, and other critters.

Other Information:
Professional Cartoonist - https://HarryMartinCartoons.com

My Community Journal:
*LOSING* the Spare Tire

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  • v I_ROBOT
    Weighed in today. Scale says I lost a total of 10 pounds.

    I wonder where it went?
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    1253 days ago
  • v I_ROBOT
    Got the tape out this fine morning and measured the tire around my center...Wooo-Whooo! Lost 2 inches from the jolly old tire! emoticon
    1263 days ago
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    Lost an inch off my waist line! Woooo-WHooooo!
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    1273 days ago
  • v I_ROBOT
    I have added my weight loss program to my picture collection.
    Hope it helps.

    1274 days ago
  • v I_ROBOT
    Hi Martha,

    Thanks for your reply. The way I see it, doctors know only what they know. They tend to be cautious and will not recommend a MAX HR. Only YOU can determine that. I have a calculated max of 163, but I expect it is somewhere just below that. Based on my workouts, I'm targeting somewhere in the 150s. Today's workout got me up to 149 in zone 5. Do what is comfortable for you and don't be afraid to explore your range. Find your own limits.

    I'm lucky and on minimal beta blocker dosage, so I believe I can safely push my limits.

    Good luck to you!
    1277 days ago
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