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Need to get back to a healthy me before retirement. I figure once I'm 're-tired" I'll be good for another 50,000 miles, right?
1/22/17 - same goal and this is my last year of work.
10/27/17 - well - I got part way there before retirement. I have enjoyed almost two full weeks of retirement and am just getting back to the healthy life. The work-stress is gone so that should help a lot. Got in over 10,000 steps yesterday. More than halfway there after a great morning walk and workout.
July 12, 2018 - starting from scratch with Jenny Craig again.

Member Since: 9/26/2014

Fitness Minutes: 2,187

My Goals:
I want to get into a healthier happier place to prepare for a long, healthy retirement. I'm looking for improvement, not perfection. At the moment I don't have a "goal number". But the closer I get to the mid-100's, the happier I'll be.

My Program:
Walking every chance I get - outdoors if possible, on the treadmill if not. More careful choices of foods. Nothing forbidden, but maybe just chosen a lot less.
1/22/17 - been using a combo of Jenny Craig lunch/dinners (I signed up over a decade ago and got the platinum plan so I don't have to pay any extras forever), Weight watchers meetings - have a wonderful Saturday morning group who I learn so much from and of course SparkPeople where I get my continuing inspiration.
7/12/18 - Restarting Jenny Craig - I really don't like coming up with my own meal plans. This is a good way to get back in the zone without a lot of stress.

Personal Information:
Married - lot of kids and grandkids. Just 3 of us left at home now - me, hubby extraordinaire and our youngest who is already turning 25.
1/22/17 - Youngest daughter and her kids are also in our house now while she goes through a divorce. Hopefully they will be on their own by summer and our youngest son should be moved out by the end of the year.

7/12/18 - Just the two of us left in the house - plus our pup, Susie Q.
10/27/17 - house is still not just the two of us. Youngest son should be out by the end of the year. Oldest daughter has been here for a few months - she's been given a deadline of the first of the year, too.

Other Information:
Interests - writing, reading, playing drums, playing the blues, having a lot of musician friends. Just enjoying everything God has provided for us.
1/22/17 - new addiction - have been learning to play cello since last March and hope to improve with that, too. I like a challenge
7/12/18 - drums sold - done with that phase. Still working on the cello and recently started twice a month piano lessons which I really love. Still keeping up with musician friends from our blues band days. Now that I'm retired, even more reading for me to do - always been a library and bookstore junkie. Wanting to get back into walking more.

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  • v no profile image TWIGBISKIT5
    Good morning 🌞. Thank you for your comments on my feed this morning 👍. Be well and safe and keep the faith 🙏
    21 days ago
    Looking to stay focused through the upcoming Holiday Season? Want to get connected with a Team to support you through your Journey to a Healthier Lifestyle? If yes, then consider joining the Biggest Loser Challenge that starts in early December. Each week 10 teams of 24 Active members do fun nutritional and fitness challenges. The challenges promote a healthy lifestyle. If for some reason you cannot do a challenge, it can be modified to meet your needs. I hope that you decide this might be for you. If so, you can leave your name on the Wait List for the Winter challenge. To get to the List visit my page and click on the “BLUE BIGGEST LOSER” Icon; copy The Team Page Address below or let me know so I can send you an invitation. Join the Team then sign up on the waitlist. It’s the thread right below the Chit Chat thread.
    If searching through Spark enter Biggest Loser Fall Challenge All Teams.

    To reply or get to my Sparkpage click on the arrow on the top right corner of this message, click on My Sparkpage or click on My Username.

    237 days ago
  • v TZAPP22
    When I got involved with YG I thought it was to "help" the kids, turns out it is helping me more than I could have ever imagined! Blessed!
    508 days ago
    Thank you for your supportive comment on my blog. I wish you much success in journey to a healthy life.
    517 days ago
    Thanks for popping by the blog. I've actually discovered something called Biocoffee, which is a non-acidic coffee. It's downside is that it already has a non-dairy creamer added, but my occupational therapist approves it, so I have the one mug of "real" coffee in the morning, and my Biocoffee as a late afternoon or early evening treat!

    It's made with wheat grass! emoticon
    551 days ago
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