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I'm a member in the 70-74 age group. I'm a happily married mother of five, step-mother of 5, grandmother of 10 and step-grandmother of 14. I'm also the sister and legal guardian for my mentally handicapped 79 year old brother. My "history" is that I was a certified exercise instructor at my Y for 15 years from 1970 -1985. When I tapered off teaching the classes and became the recreational director of my local senior center, I went from a very active job to a sedate one. That's when I started ...
I'm a member in the 70-74 age group. I'm a happily married mother of five, step-mother of 5, grandmother of 10 and step-grandmother of 14. I'm also the sister and legal guardian for my mentally handicapped 79 year old brother. My "history" is that I was a certified exercise instructor at my Y for 15 years from 1970 -1985. When I tapered off teaching the classes and became the recreational director of my local senior center, I went from a very active job to a sedate one. That's when I started putting on weight. I've continued over the years to do strength training. In my more active years, I was also a runner, who did road races frequently, but only came in first place, in my age group, twice, in my 40s. Those were the good old days! Because of increasing problems with arthritis, my long runs have turned into short walks. But I keep plugging away.Since 1985 my weight has gradually gone up about 20 LBS. I'm post menopausal and HUNGRY all the time. I track my calories and have been having about 1700 a day. I have to try to retrain my appetite to accept between 1200-1500, but it won't be easy. I still work out with weights 3 times a week. I'm in Florida for the winter and have been walking about 65 minutes a day, 5 days a week. From December until May, I teach a low impact aerobics class 2 times a week. Then we return to CT., which isn't as walker friendly for me, but I keep plugging away.
My husband, who is in the 80 - 84 age group is an avid cyclist, putting in 150-200 miles a week on his bike. He has many medals and trophys for his efforts and I'm very proud of him.

I'm looking forward to chatting with people with similar problems and goals.
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SLIMMER150
3/28/2014 10:13:42 PM

Thank You for you Comment... Yes, they make us do a lot projects in each class!!! It is a nice internet site that they give us and we can keep forever... I also see you got on my FB ..note I never use the name Slimmer on there. ..if you just saw an odd post on my page.. it was for a game a lady here was playing and so wanted me to go along with it... I took it off now.. I don't join in many of the things some people post. Thank You again!!!



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ARTY1934
3/22/2014 10:44:28 AM

Whit said thank you Very Much. He seemed to really appreciate your thoughtfulness.



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3/22/2014 8:07:06 AM

Thanks for the Birthday Goodie for my husband. I've forwarded it to him.



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ARTY1934
2/6/2014 8:39:38 AM

Grace - thank you for the relaxing music, and I did have it on as laid on the couch for most of yesterday with my eyes closed. Your thoughtfulness indeed has made me feel better. Thank you, Shirley



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LADYBUG1943
2/6/2014 12:26:46 AM

Your brought a smile to MY face with that comment! 'Course, I'm sitting here all alone in a very cold room checking mail before I go to bed.

I keep thinking what a renewal of spirit is it to go from one house to another. You live an enviable lifestyle, I think. How fortunate you are!

Yvonne

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