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Aloha ~ I'm DJ ... a happily retired 63 year old committing to living a healthy lifestyle from now on.

I've been on most every diet out there the past few decades ... losing lots and lots of weight ... and regaining weight because I could not 'stay' on those diets endlessly. The last 3 years I've ditched the 'dieting' and have been pursuing 'eating healthy'. For me, this means following vegetarian and, more recently, vegan plans. I'm currently (as of this update) adding back some meats and fish (grass-fed, hormone-free beef and sashimi and ahi) and some eggs from time to time. I'll see how these additions impact my health issues...or not.

I am somewhat limited recently for exercising with knee and joint pain so slowly building up my exercise options with Tai Chi, Yoga, chair exercises and other limited mobility workouts. When I'm feeling up to par I also do lots of gardening and yard work which I love.

Member Since: 12/8/2013

Fitness Minutes: 4,244

My Goals:
~Eat Healthy/Be Healthy
~Be more active with yoga, tai chi, walking
~Increase strength and flexibility
~Cultivate a healthy mind and body!

My Program:
Starch-based, plant-based, whole foods as much as possible...potatoes, rice, lots of veggies and variety, fruits, whole grains, beans, seeds and nuts ...low on fats, oils, added sugars. REAL food ... not packaged. IF I'm buying packaged foods from time to time I read the ingredient list FIRST ... then the nutrition label ... there's nothing nutritious about a lot of added chemicals being in our foods - ha!

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DJ ~ The Big Island Hawaii
Avid reader, knitter
Married 28 years to a wonderful supportive husband
We enjoy the companionship of a delightfully sweet rescued Cocker Spaniel named Daisy

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'Nobody can go back and make a brand new start - but anyone can start today and make a brand new ending.'

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    “To insure good health: eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life.” – William Londen

    14 hours ago
    Today is a new day, it is yours to fill.
    ~ Unknown ~

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    1 day ago
    "Do you live in tomorrow when you must face today? At times, I forget to live in the moment, but what do I miss? The setting sun, the sound of birds' singing and, most importantly, I miss meeting myself. I am constantly changing, and if I don't spend time with myself in the here and now, I will never get to appreciate who I truly am because I am too busy focusing on who I want to be."
    -Gary Barnes

    1 day ago
    “Hope for the best, be prepared for the worse. Life is shocking, but you must never appear to be shocked. For no matter how bad it is it could be worse and no matter how good it is it could be better.”
    ― Maya Angelou
    3 days ago
    I just wanted to share with you that the book I am reading is THIN FROM WITHIN by Joseph J. Luciani PH.D. not the book THIN WITHIN. I was looking up to see if you can buy Luciani's book on Amazon and you can for less than $10. I also saw the book you may have read THIN WITHIN two very different concepts. The book I am reading is a self-coaching program book that just came out in 2016. I found it in the new section of my library. emoticon
    4 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/26/2016 11:35:32 AM
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