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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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Member Since: 10/14/2010

SparkPoints: 13,293

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.

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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
9/2/2014 4:17:52 PM

Thanks for the video suggestion. I already looked it up and plan to get it ordered if at the end of this week the injury isn't vastly improved. At least I have been through this before and know the ropes and have the brace. Guess I should have replaced my worn walking sneakers....that might have made the difference. Just dumb. Maybe my bones have gotten more porous, too, now that I am 61.

So many retirees look for part time work to provide a $ buffer between now and SS; many do jobs totally different from their careers and find it very satisfying even if they are making way less money.

Delaware sounds like a nice hiatus for both of you. You always enjoy it so much.

Looking forward to hearing all about your R&R.




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VTORIA3
9/1/2014 2:12:51 PM

Happy labor day! Isn't it so great not to have to think about returning to work on Tuesday? Wishing you a super fantastic month of September!



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VTORIA3
8/31/2014 9:28:16 AM

So glad you are liking your new exercise class. It's always good to have a form of exercise that has some joy in it. Enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend.



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MARITIMER3
8/26/2014 10:57:16 AM

Good way to think about it.
Hugs, Gail



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MARITIMER3
8/25/2014 6:55:13 PM

Unfortunately the closest YMCA would be 60 miles round trip. Glad you found a class, and hope you really enjoy it. How is your DH doing?
Gail



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