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I just retired at age 64. Been Sparking for three and a half years - started out in the high 170's at 5'2, lost 20 pounds and got out of obese range, since then pretty much been on the world's longest plateau. Partly real plateau, partly lagging motivation. For the past year I've been following the WheatBelly diet (no refined carbs, good fats, no grains or processed foods) which brought my blood sugar down from diabetic to normal range.

I've lost a lot of inches and am content ...
I just retired at age 64. Been Sparking for three and a half years - started out in the high 170's at 5'2, lost 20 pounds and got out of obese range, since then pretty much been on the world's longest plateau. Partly real plateau, partly lagging motivation. For the past year I've been following the WheatBelly diet (no refined carbs, good fats, no grains or processed foods) which brought my blood sugar down from diabetic to normal range.

I've lost a lot of inches and am content with being this size (thus the lack of motivation), but I need to lose more to get my blood pressure down, keep my blood sugar down and to take more weight off my knees. My biggest challenge is with consistent exercise.

Update 7/24 - I joined a three-mornings-a -week class at the Y and am hoping this will help me settle into a more consistent exercise pattern.

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KDYLOSE has been busy between painting and dealing with garden produce.
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Member Since: 10/14/2010

SparkPoints: 13,228

Fitness Minutes: 7,351

My Goals:
Leave Obese BMI - DONE
Leave Overweight BMI - about 20 pounds to go.

My Program:
While working I was doing the ST machines at the Y every Sat. or Sun. and trying to get in three days of aerobics (tapes in the winter, walking outdoors in good weather).

As I just retired, I plan to take some weekday senior classes at the Y and increase my ST visits.

Personal Information:
I worked in computer graphics, we live on my husband's family farm in the midwest (we don't farm it) but I'm from the Washington, DC area. We enjoy camping and my favorite activities are to read, paint, follow good movie directors, cook, and work in my vegetable garden. I have one daughter, 25, and at the moment four cats.

Other Information:
My favorite quote is from Albert Einstein:

"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."

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MARITIMER3
8/11/2014 12:46:26 PM

Hi Kate,
Plan is to do core 3x weekly, arms/shoulders 2x, legs 2x, alternating so I'm not doing same muscle group 2 days in a row.

Gail



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VTORIA3
8/10/2014 1:57:19 PM

Thanks so much for the comment on my spark feed on 2# lost.....love your theory.....seems, true, lol! I tell you friend, I've never had a stretch of 8 weeks where I have had so very many food events, including vacation. It has meant lots of sacrifice on foods, something I didn't think I even had in me. Just goes to show me how strong the human spirit can be. Just got to get it going in the right direction, I guess.

Hope you are enjoying your weekend. We are having hot days, very cool evenings. A feeling of Fall is in the air already. I will hate to see the approach of the new season, as that brings Winter ever closer, and a season I dread.



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VTORIA3
8/8/2014 9:48:37 PM

Hello friend. Sorry to learn that you are down with a sinus infection. Hope you get some rest over the weekend and start to feel better quickly.



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VTORIA3
7/27/2014 9:16:22 PM

Great going on the 5 days of continuous exercise! I see retirement agrees with you, lol.



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MARITIMER3
7/18/2014 6:00:36 PM

I like your new picture. You look much more relaxed.
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