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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: 13,543

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.

Food:
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
11/19/2014 1:02:38 PM

Morning, Kate. Yesterday just a dusting here. We were in a pocket, avoiding the 6 feet of snow that fell to our neighbors everywhere but North of us. Today, we got a foot....no complaints, and I got a 75 minute intense calorie burn. Never mind I am recovering from a bad cold....such is life.

Family arena with my DH's sis's husband has been rough. He's a 61 yr old type 2 diabetic, was being treated for a foot ulcer, stopped eating, broke his knee cap on his other leg from overcompensation, was rushed by emergency van .....glucose maxed out on their machine at 500. Hospital said another 24 hrs would have placed him in critical condition. Has infections in both legs. At best, he will face months of rehab with IV antibiotic therapy; no way BIL will be returning to work. DH and I are trying to be as supportivd as we can. I never realized that diabetes was so debilitating for those with type 2 diabetes. Goodness.

Are you working? Plans for Thanksgiving?




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MARITIMER3
11/10/2014 11:27:50 PM

I had my first eye done a week ago, second one a week from tomorrow. All is going well.


Oops...I just realized it was another Spark friend who asked...

Gail

Comment edited on: 11/10/2014 11:36:03 PM

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EMPTYNESTER60
11/7/2014 11:00:51 PM

They had an ad for the movie in the program when my daughter was in the play. I'm like you - I don't really think this is a Disney type movie. I don't really like Meryl Strep (probably one of the few) but even if I did I don't see how she can pull off the singing that needs to be done. My daughter has stayed pretty close to the cast that she was with and most of them aren't very sure about it either. It will take a lot to top the Bernadette Peters cast and I don't think this is it. The one good thing - it might get a whole new audience and some interest in the other versions. One can only hope emoticon



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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.
Gail emoticon



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