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I'm Chris, and yes, I guess I have to admit to being 60. So it's about time I got my act together and lost weight for good! A Sparkfriend, QueenOftheForest, got me on to the Beck Diet Solution book, and that's just what I've been needing. (Especially after eating so much at my birthday party cuz the food looked so good, I may not ever see it again, and I didn't want to hurt anyone's feelings, that I got sick).

So using the principles from her book, and tools from Sparkpeople, I'm ...
I'm Chris, and yes, I guess I have to admit to being 60. So it's about time I got my act together and lost weight for good! A Sparkfriend, QueenOftheForest, got me on to the Beck Diet Solution book, and that's just what I've been needing. (Especially after eating so much at my birthday party cuz the food looked so good, I may not ever see it again, and I didn't want to hurt anyone's feelings, that I got sick).

So using the principles from her book, and tools from Sparkpeople, I'm determined to finally, finally become thin as well as fit!

Joined Sparkpeople July 4, 2009 - I am lucky to be retired and after years of putting on (with occasional small losses) the pounds, this is IT! I'm getting fit for good. I love to hike and do things outside, so I have lots of motivation. Now I'm gonna use the tools to get there!


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My Goals:
Lose weight!! Focusing on 5 pounds right now, but getting to 125 would be wonderful!

Track food and exercise every day.

More fun goals - Take several backpack trips, lead more hikes, get more biking in, and keep finding something new I've never done before- TBD!!

My Program:
I hike, snowshoe, go to the gym, and bike. I hope to challenge myself more and be more active. I need to watch my portion sizes better, too!

To get more specific (which I think I need to be!) :

Eat only what I've planned to.

Do strength training or Pilates at least 2x a week
Take a hike or equivalent (eg, long bike ride, x-c ski) at least 2x a week
Get sweaty doing something aerobic at least 5 days a week
- which means EVEN if its raining!!

Personal Information:
I live in Lincoln, CA. Married and have a lovely dog. I love to hike, snowshoe, x-country ski and bike.

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JOY26505
3/19/2016 6:56:53 PM

Thank you Chris for your reply. I appreciate it a lot. God bless you!



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QUEENOTHEFOREST
2/28/2016 7:52:56 AM

Hi Chris. Glad to see you on my blog today. And visiting you over here reminds me I am supposed to be posting pictures of my evolving quilt. I need the courage to do that. Definitely enjoying the process though.



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AOKDIET21
2/19/2016 2:45:12 PM

Thanks you're wonderful!



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QUEENOTHEFOREST
2/11/2016 9:27:05 AM

Hi Chris. Thanks for the blog visit. What a good idea! To post some pictures of progress on my quilt blocks. That will be motivation to keep at it. I guess I have a mental habit of only valuing things finished products and only those i actually approve of. LOL. That does not say much for the process. And really when it comes to having a successful distraction technique, meaning when it comes to achieving flow, the process is what it is all about. Good tool. Thanks for the suggestion.



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QUEENOTHEFOREST
2/9/2016 9:24:28 PM

Hey Chris. Thanks for the visit to my blog today. How is the program going? Beck? Spark? All of it.

And how are you and Jake? Seems like ages since We bumped into each other here. Tell all



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