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I am a recently retired 69 year old who is looking to lose weight despite some health issues.

I am 6'3" and now, 275 lbs. I would like to lose 40 more pounds. I recently read, about a person who lost 80 lbs, that the easiest way to do that is to lose one pound, eighty times. All I have to do is lose 1 lb, now 40 times.

Back and leg problems have in the past kept me from getting out and enjoying our beautiful walkways. I can walk shorter distances, and with practice may get much better at that.

I believe in eating for taste and for health. That is why my wife and I eat a variety of Mediterranean foods. It is one of the better diets for heart health, diabetes prevention, and lower inflammatory problems. Also, hopefully it will help me lose weight. However, my basic eating guidelines came from Spark radio. There are two of them: Eat only when you are hungry, and eat till you are satisfied, not full. By using this credo, I have been able to gradually take off weight.

I too believe in exercise for health. That is why I started working out at the gym on 4/13/2014. There is nothing I know of that contributes to overall wellbeing than good fitness. Coming in a close second, is reducing ones stress level. Meditation can help considerably, but sometimes, it takes drastic changes in one's life circumstance to really get to reknow that relaxed self that we all have somewhere in us.

Though I'm not much of a laugher, I value a sense of humor. In the coming year, I hope to see more comedies, possibly read some witty things, lighten up and smile more. I have a new objective. For every five pounds I lose, I can buy a new comedy DVD. That will build up my collection of funny stuff for a while. Fitness can really help people feel better from the inside out.

Member Since: 3/9/2011

Fitness Minutes: 5,834

My Goals:
My goals were to LOSE 82 lbs and get MOOVVING once again. Well, since then I am down a total of 39 lbs, and did get moving.

My Program:
New eating guidelines will be to eat only when hungry, and eat only till satisfied, not full.

Also, working out at the gym three days per week, where I am focusing on overall body strengthening and some aerobics.

And I hope to get in some nature walks, for the pure joy of walking. I might fit in few bike rides too, in scenic areas.

Personal Information:
I live in a wooded area outside of Olympia, Washington and am an early retiree.

I have a six year old granddaughter who is just adorable and a five year old grandson, in addition to our newest family member, a one year old granddaughter.

Other Information:
I recently found this quote, and it speaks to me: "Live all you can: It's a mistake not to."

Another: "Some people dream about success. Others wake up and work hard at it."

And: "Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching."
Satchel Paige

"You don't know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough." William Blake

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    Sometimes the biggest challenge may be believing in our own ability to overcome challenges and to affect remarkable change. Robyn O’Brien
    4 days ago
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    Good morning Glen! Happy to see you back👍. Hoping you are well and safe. Praying for good health and well being for you. Remember the "Man upstairs"🙌 will lift you up when you need it. Take care and hope to see you here from time to time. 🙋
    5 days ago
    Thanks Glenn.....having said that we have been letting our people back in and although they go into Managed Isolation we have still got active cases back in NZ as a result of all this.....
    AND.....some have escaped while they have been in quarantine.....something that has made a few of us not happy about....
    There is still the tail of this thing to come.....I really feel for Melbourne....if they had done what NZ did they wouldn't have the situation they have got .....sadly, I hope the decision made now will help drop the number of cases happening....really sad
    5 days ago
    Bless you Lee......

    We did do it once.....the officials just need to be a bit stricter with those coming back and bringing it with them....thats how it started here in the first place otherwise we wouldn't have had any cases......
    I am really feeling for Aussie and Melbourne at present and the increasing numbers there.....

    Take care
    11 days ago
    OMGosh Glenn....no I didn't know about the Teddy Bears.....thats awesome....
    I have a LOT of Teddies
    12 days ago
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