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I am a recently retired 67 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 30 more pounds. 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: 5,598

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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    4 days ago
    Glenn, thank you for asking about me. I’m making it but it is hard, writing Thank You notes bring back so many memories I just keep reliving so much. I am so happy we had all the years we did have together, we were so blessed. Anne
    33 days ago
    I am inclined to agree with you Glenn however what kind of Mess does the next poor person have to clean up!!!!
    It is not unlike our contry to be honest and sadly those that can fix this country are not given as long as those who got us into the mess we are in.....

    Its all good....I guess it is what it is
    35 days ago
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    Thank you for adding me as a friend, I have added you as well! I read your quotes on your page and really like them. I am also a person who enjoys humor but not really a slapstick comedy. So I search for good comedy or humor to watch. Have a good day!
    37 days ago
    Glenn - I comfort myself with this thought - I will outlive him and see him either in prison, the hospital or the grave. All the more reason to work on your health!

    I'm more vocal on my other social media platforms but when I saw your comment on MOLLIEMAC, thought I'd come and give you some encouragement.
    39 days ago
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