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

My food plan is based mostly on McDougall, Vegan and Ayurveda plans/influences.

I am limited with knee and joint pain so slowly building up my exercise options currently with Tai Chi, Yoga and Walk Away the Pounds workouts plus lots of gardening and yard work - which I love to do!

Though I need to lose weight (my highest weight 223 lbs.) my main focus is health. In the past 4 decades of my 'dieting' history it was more about the number on the scales and calories in/out. Now I'm more focused on my health and a drop in the number on the scale is more of a nice 'side effect' of changing my lifestyle relationship to food. I have experienced several major health improvements since changing my diet 3 years ago to a starch based, whole foods, plant based way of eating and I'm happy to have found that food can be my medicine lieu of prescription medications ... and it can be delicious and enjoyable all at the same time! I find it challenging and adventurous to explore, try and create a whole new way of eating!

Member Since: 12/8/2013

Fitness Minutes: 2,735

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...low on fats, sugars ... vegan

Personal Information:
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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  • v SKB329
    I just read your message. Yes, we have seen Monarch of the Glen and loved it. If you can find it,"A Place to Call Home" is very good too, and takes place in Australia. We get it on Acorn subscription TV. Not a Downton replacement, but a good family saga.
    Have a good weekend,
    20 hours ago
    Thank you for my goodie. you are an inspiration to me.

    emoticon emoticon have a wonderful day!
    1 day ago
  • v CJMOK1121
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    Hi DJ, Thank you for friending me. Today was my first full day of being without sweets, and snacks and no seconds. Wasn't to bad, I just kept myself busy and stayed out of the cookie jar. I usually have a full cookie jar in the house because I have a husband of almost 49 years who likes them and then I have 10 GC and 9 GGC who likes them, so I have just made myself stay out of the cookie jar.(and sometimes I don't) emoticon Looking forward to this team and getting some victory over sweets.
    Time for bed now, see you later: CJ from OK. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon ( lots of arm waving is good exercise.)
    1 day ago
    What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
    ~ Unknown ~

    Have a wonderful day. emoticon
    2 days ago
    You bet ... we are learning to truly s-l-o-w down and e-n-j-o-y want we are eating.
    2 days ago
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