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Chapter Three

I retired from full-time work in June 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 ...
I retired from full-time work in June 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 size 12 (thus the lack of motivation), but I need to lose more weight to get my blood pressure down, keep my blood sugar down, and to give a break to the poor, overworked achey knees that have lugged me around all these years. My biggest challenge is with consistent exercise.


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Member Since: 10/14/2010

SparkPoints: 13,443

Fitness Minutes: 7,351

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

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Exercise:
Currently aiming for aerobics/circuit training class 3 days per week, plus a weekly visit to YMCA ST machines, plus taking occasional one-mile brisk walks around the quarry by my house. It's a low goal I know, but since consistency is my biggest problem I want something I can meet.

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Track, track, track.

Following WheatBelly diet to control my blood sugar.

Introducing more vegetables into my recipes. Chicken and rice is now chicken, rice, brocolli, onions and peppers. Also love to make elaborate kale-based salads.

Personal Information:
I worked in computer graphics, we live on my husband's family farm in Ohio (we don't farm it) but I'm from the Washington, DC area. Like to paint, read, camp, travel, putter around my house and grow vegetables. 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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VTORIA3
10/19/2014 6:06:14 AM

Hi, buddy. Finally got a breather her with the client deadlines and can enjoy some spark time. It will be a while till I get some balance back in my life (that's the downside of being a business owner of 1).

See you took time to get out to the movies and enjoyed yourself. What else is happening?



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MARITIMER3
10/7/2014 5:25:50 PM

Nothing wrong with being an old lady drifter... much better than being an old lady stick in the mud. Don't worry,it takes awhile, but you'll find yourself again.
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VTORIA3
10/5/2014 9:38:32 AM

Welcome back. Glad you had a nice time away, doing what you love....painting. And, double congrats! to your weight loss of 3#....usually it is very hard to lose weight while on vacation, as eating is part of the fun.

My SIL and I are planning a trip to Berea, NC's LearnShops next July. There is an artist there that I want to take painting lessons from.....I bought one of her water colors when I was there this past year; I really like her work. She swears she can teach anybody to paint and I am going to hold her to that. I am waiting for the 2015 schedule to come out so I can see how feasible this all is, but I am excited at the thought of it.

Dare I ask.....how is the pt job hunting coming?



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EMPTYNESTER60
9/28/2014 7:47:29 AM

Glad you made it home safely. Love driving through the mountains but it can be hard on the brakes. Thanks for the comment on my feed about "Into the Woods" My daughter has loved that musical since she was in middle school & got the chance to be in it at one of our community theaters. She played Cinderella's mother (in the tree), Little Red's granny, and the voice of the Giant;s wife. She had a blast! This afternoon will be the last performance & will be bittersweet. I know she will miss the people & the excitement but will be glad for some rest. She works full time plus has a husband, daughter & part time step son so all of the rehearsals have been tough, but she has really loved every minute of it. It is such a great show emoticon



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VTORIA3
9/27/2014 12:44:21 PM

Hi, Kate. How was your trip? Looking forward to learning about your adventures.

Started the Fall Challenge. I am off to a pokey start from the 3 days of nonstop family gatherings for MILs 92nd BD (family in from NC). I had too much Extreme Chocolate Cake that my SIL made from scratch (it was EVERY bit THAT...and on the worth it list. Even with today's weigh in, no regrets, lol)

I am too busy with client work, but that's nothing new. It will continue like this until I declare social security, date TBD, but can be as early as mid 2015. I am ready to travel more....not sure I am ready to re-adjust the budget downward yet -- oppposing forces at play.

Made some kale chips the other day, first time. If I never had another one ever again in my life I would be okay with that. They are no substitute for a Lay's Potato Chip by any stretch of one's imagination! I'm going to make some sweet potato chips today, another new experiment for me.

Enjoy your weekend!



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