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At age 78 I am healthy, have lost and kept off a little over 35 lbs. for 5+ years, but still have 10 to go to get to my goal - which is not a huge stretch. My goal is above the top of the range for my height, but my doctor agrees that it is a reasonable goal.

My biggest bugaboo is still the afternoon snack. I really do get hungry, but once I start, it is so difficult to quit after my planned snack. Therefore, it is either binge or don't eat at all. But, it doesn't have to be that way. I really can learn to control that binge difficulty. Sometimes I do it, but it is something I have to be really focused about. Putting notes to myself doesn't work for me for many reasons, but journaling works. So does sitting down with my knitting and an old movie, or anything that gets me focused elsewhere. It is also easy for me to try to focus on too many goals at once, so this is going to be my one and only goal until I hope to have a new, healthy habit for the rest of my life. For me, breaking an old habit and making a new one takes some doing and much more than the 21 days I have read about!

Member Since: 6/8/2008

Fitness Minutes: 50,555

My Goals:
For one day at a time I recommit to eating healthy, planned afternoon snacks only when hungry (no grazing). I'll earn a big green check mark on my calendar for every day I'm successful.

My Program:
Eat a healthy diet in moderate amounts - mostly fruits, vegs and whole grains. (Have cut way back on meats)

Do the things I enjoy doing - help with grands, see family, knit, read, garden, tea or lunch with a friend weekly.

Get in activity off and on throughout the day.

Have some outside in the sun time whenever possible.

Personal Information:
Married 57 years, 2 children, 5 grands, enjoy knitting, reading, jigsaw puzzles, one on one visits with friends. Until this pandemic, I had exercise classes twice a week that I really enjoyed. Now trying to do on line videos without hurting myself! Lifelong North Carolinian.

Other Information:
Where did I see this quote?! I'm sure this is not verbatim, but I think the meaning is intact:

"Good health takes constant vigilance."


"Maybe in geometry the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. But in life, the shortest distance to our goal may be an indirect, round about route." Harold Kushner from THE LORD IS OUR SHEPHERD (His point being - it's often on the detours that we do our learning.)

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