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About time!

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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TERI-RIFIC
1/16/2016 11:42:35 AM

emoticon Thanks for your support!!



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ALIHIKES
1/11/2016 8:07:26 PM

Thanks Chris for your supportive comments on my blog! Here's to success in 2016!



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BMI24PLEZ
1/4/2016 3:25:26 PM

emoticon happy new year- have a great Monday!



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QUEENOTHEFOREST
1/4/2016 7:39:11 AM

Hi Chris. Thanks for the Beck Blue Blog support. Much appreciated. Love seeing you around here
Mary



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QUEENOTHEFOREST
12/27/2015 8:17:36 AM

Hi Chris. Thanks for the blog support. Much appreciated. I can see you are ready to hunker down too. Let's do this together. I plan to go the distance in 2016 to meet my health and fitness goals. Life happens of course. I could not imagine I would hurt my leg for example. However, even that was a very good learning opportunity as it turned out. Have you set your SMART goals? I am reworking mine. And also my list of rewards! That is the juicy part. I plan to renew all the suggestions Beck has for keeping it going. It has been too easy to get distracted but it is not fun to be distracted. Is it?

Have a fabulous end of 2015 and here is to an even better 2016.



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