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I am a recently retired 67 year old who is looking to lose weight despite some health issues. I live in the Pacific Northwest, but

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: 5,466

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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    I think that's the problem. . . so many are oblivious.
    3 days ago
    Glenn, Fat Bastard is a full bodied French Syrah, very good! emoticon emoticon
    3 days ago
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    Hi Glenn - we live about 3 hours from Windsor, in Cambridge, Ontario. It is pretty peaceful in Southwestern Ontario. Also pretty central to get places. Hubby and I are off to the beach for the long weekend. Have a great weekend! Heather
    17 days ago
    Hi Glenn just stopping by to say hello, I am starting over today I was having back issues so it is a slow process I walked 3 times 10 minutes each & 3 different kinds of workouts I have a meal pal I started as well I am excited it will be slow ,but I am determined to lose this 30 pounds
    have a great week
    22 days ago
    Yes...thats a pic I had take a couple of months ago at Polytech to go up on their website...
    I have to say it is one of the nicest pics I have seen of me in a while....

    Thankyou for you kindness that i look younger.....I will take that.....
    28 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/20/2018 3:58:18 AM
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