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Updated January 8, 2020 -I am a retired Naval Officer. My husband and I moved to Montana from Hawaii in 1996. We live 11 miles outside of a town with a population of 96 in cattle and sheep ranch country. I garden and like computer games. I have had to give up knitting and needlepoint because of arthritis in my hands. There are no fitness clubs or facilities near by-the school gym has a weight room but very old equipment. I have a Wii Fit and a Golds Gym bike which I need to use. I like walking but winter around here makes it a little difficult. I also have COPD which sometimes limits my exercise. I have always struggled with weight. Since 2000, I have gained an average of 4 pounds per year. Now it all and more has to come off so I can be around to enjoy my children and grandchildren. I was with Fat Secret for a long time and got bored. I love SP. Since I started with SP I lost 25 pounds and then I gained it all back. Knowing I can do it is important. At age 68, it gets harder to lose and especially to get the exercise. I do get some walks in. I mostly exercise inside. My biggest challenge is over eating. My husband is on a 3 meal a day schedule when I would like to be on a 2 meal per day.My journey to weighing 175 pounds is started as of 9/1/2017. I actually joined SP in 2012 but I have reset. I reset again today. My new challenges are arthritis in my back and bursitis in my hip. I now have a collection of fitness bands to do physical therapy with.

Member Since: 5/12/2014

Fitness Minutes: 137,045

My Goals:
Lose 67 pounds to goal weight of 175 for my health especially the high cholesterol, GERD, COPD and back issies.


My Program:
Because of where I live, I am on my own diet. I find tracking food and exercise helps as well as having a support group. I don't think paying for WW or Nutrisystem does any good. I can make healthy food and the right proportions.



Personal Information:
I was born in Massachusetts, went to high school in Dobbs Ferry, NY, College at Connecticut College in New London Connecticut. After living and working around Boston, I joined the Navy and went to Newport Rhode Island then to Norfolk, Virginia, to Adak, Alaska, to Virginia Beach, VA, then to Hawaii.


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I have 2 children and 5 grandchildren.




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  • v IMLOCOLINDA
    "And the people stayed home. And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still. And listened more deeply. Some meditated, some prayed, some danced. Some met their shadows. And the people began to think differently.

    And the people healed. And, in the absence of people living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless, and heartless ways, the earth began to heal. " ~ Kitty O'Meara


    6 days ago
  • v CBRINKLEY401
    Housecleaning and decluttering are on my agenda for the near future. I can actually get to it since I'm not watching my grandson every day (my daughter is a teacher so her students are all doing e-learning. She does have to be available most of the day, but is working from home and doing her best to keep him busy)!
    8 days ago
  • v GETULLY
    Thanks for the blog love about our walk yesterday. We hoped to go in the other direction today but it is pouring rain and scheduled to do so until 4pm or later!! Perhaps we will walk the halls of the hotel.
    12 days ago
  • v MIRELICA
    I'm an optimist too. But I've also been following the stock market for decades. It doesn't look good. It's not going to last, a crisis is eminent. Of course, this is just my opinion based on my rational thinking. I so much hope that I'm wrong this time. All the best!
    12 days ago
  • v IMLOCOLINDA
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    May flowers always line your paths and sunshine light your day. May songbirds serenade you every step along the way. May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue. May happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through! Happy St. Patrick's Day
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    13 days ago
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