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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 was also the sister and legal guardian for my mentally handicapped brother, who I was extremely close to. Sadly, he passed away on Christmas Day, 2015, at the age of 82.
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 85 - 90 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.

Member Since: 11/8/2008

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  • v BONNIESS47
    Grace- Thanks for the Goodie and the wonderful words about my surgery on Monday. You are one of the "few" people who have wished me luck. Most people just say "oh it's nothing". To me it's "something" and I'm a litte nervous about it. Thanks, again. You are a true friend.

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    6 days ago
  • v ARTY1934
    Thanks Grace for the Goodie. I'm not really sick, but not feeling my best. Your thoughtfulness however did brighten my spirits, and I thank you for that.
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    15 days ago
  • v MILLER-S
    Grace, thanks for your kind comment on my photo. I hope you're having a good week.

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    52 days ago
  • v MILLER-S
    Grace, thank you for letting me know where you bought the pillow. It sounds perfect!! I'll check the baby/toddler section of a store near me and see if I can find something similar. Thanks again!!!

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    72 days ago
  • v MILLER-S
    Grace, thank you so much for the heads-up! I just went to the WEIGHT LOSS topic and posted my birthday greetings to Cherie there. I appreciate you telling me.

    Thank you also for your kind and thoughtful comments - you made me feel special!!

    I hope you have a good week. Thanks again!

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    109 days ago
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