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I live in �sunny southern california in a 55 + community that I moved to in 2015. I moved here after living in sunny San Diego, California for 50 years. San Diego is now about 70 miles away but has similar weather so that is good. I love being retired. I find it amazing how many activities are out there for seniors�and many of them are little to no cost.

Now a bit about my health. My highest weight was 248 lbs in 2011. I am now down to 186. The positive lifestyle changes I have made have made this happen. I am finding it a little harder to lose the remaining 35-40 lbs but am hanging in there with my efforts. I find it easier for me to be physically active and more challenging to stay on a healthy eating course. However I am focusing on how far I have come, not how far I have to go.

I had a TIA in 2014. I didn't have any permanent damage but it was scary and encouraged me to continue taking good care of my health. I also have problems tolerating statins which is recommended for someone having a TIA. As of a few months ago I have discontinued them totally which is scary for me to do. Otherwise I consider myself pretty healthy overall for someone who turned 70 on Fathers Day, June 19th, 2016.

I have found the trackers especially good for keeping me accountable. I also have enjoyed the recipes, reading the blogs and support from my team members to be invaluable.

Member Since: 8/16/2012

Fitness Minutes: 36,994

My Goals:
Continue activities and eating habits that build my health and help me get down to 175 lbs by 12-31-16.

My Program:
Regular physical activity and posting it on Fitness Tracker is a routine part of my program. I also strive to stay between 1400-1600 and follow Spark People nutrition guidelines for fat, fiber cholesterol and sodium. Finally, I find doing regular meditation helps me manage stress. This is important as I tend to overeat and binge when stressed.

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I have been married for 46 years. We decided not to have kids but consider our doggies to be our kids.

My husband and I have a good relationship but decided to each have our own home. So far it is working out great with him still living in San Diego and me up here.

I enjoy playing solitaire, reading, drawing. surfing the net and walking my dog and taking it for car rides. I also enjoy doing strength training and swimming in our hugh community pool we have.

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