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what reasons do I need

�If it is to be, it is up to me." author unknown

"Fall seven times, get up eight.� - Japanese Proverb

Member Since: 1/21/2009

Fitness Minutes: 84,915

My Goals:
I want to be around as my kids in their adult life. I want to feel comfortable in my clothes. I want to get rid of any health risks my weight may bring on.
Started 1/27/09--many ups and downs--overall I am getting very slowly healthier

My Program:
1. Track calories at least 5 of 7 days--works for me when I remember to do--that is why it is number one
2. Healthy fluids-tea and water- 64 oz a day--usually pretty easy for me
3. 5 fruits and veggies a day--love them but don't always do
4. 10,000 steps a day at least 5 of 7 days--walk dog if weather permits, get up and walk more at work and lunch
5. stop mindless TV, electronics--work on declutter and paperwork instead
6. strength training--has been on my list awhile and my least successful--- I will do this. I keep telling my self muscle burns more calories

Personal Information:
I have 2 kids-24 and 21 (grad school and college). 4 cats and 1 dog. My husband is a minister. My mom has dementia. I still have her in her own home (even though she doesn't think so). So I go over there every night and 3 times a day on weekends. Someone stays with her during day during the week.
I am 60 . That scares me health wise. So far overall I am doing well but I need to be healthier to increase the odds I will stay relatively healthy.

Other Information:
I enjoy kids-my own and others. I am a pediatrician. Working with kids, we all know we need to practice what we preach. So I need to eat healthier and exercise. Obesity is one of the biggest changes I have seen in over 30 years of practice--huge increase in overweight toddlers, children and teenagers .

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    LOL, I’m very fortunate that husband is good about dealing with bugs. However, not all crawly or flying things are so kind as to make sure he’s home before putting in an appearance! Palmetto bugs are not a good tourist attraction. I did not feel inclined to have popcorn tonight.
    2 days ago
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    Thank you for stopping by. I am plugging along also. I am surprises at how many bingo squares are completed already. Here is to both of us completing all the bingo items. emoticon
    3 days ago
    Thank you for the goodie and your kind words!
    18 days ago
    I checked out those commercials - too funny! I'm desperately in need of Dr. Rick's intervention. I read billboards aloud to DH and he could care less. emoticon I absolutely can not use my thumbs to text. Today I had no idea how to scan the restaurant menu with my smart phone. And I'm washing out the take-out box from a piece of cheese cake, "Oh that might come in handy." Arghh, as Charlie Brown used to say.
    21 days ago
    Thanks for the goodie! I am having a good challenge and am actually losing some weight. I wish I could say it was will power and exercise. But truthfully, DH and I cut back on the cocktails and wine from our Covid-Isolation-Habits.
    59 days ago
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