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Chapter Three

First I was growing up, wandering, striving to realize the adult me. Then the settled-in years of family and job. Now, about to turn 64, I'm ready for a new part of my life. My knees may be older, but my spirit is strong.

I've been Sparking for three years. I've only lost about 20 pounds and am still 25 pounds overweight on the charts, but I've kept off what I've lost and I can tell I have more muscle. My lifestyle has changed so much. Compulsive bingeing still lurks in my psyche, ...
First I was growing up, wandering, striving to realize the adult me. Then the settled-in years of family and job. Now, about to turn 64, I'm ready for a new part of my life. My knees may be older, but my spirit is strong.

I've been Sparking for three years. I've only lost about 20 pounds and am still 25 pounds overweight on the charts, but I've kept off what I've lost and I can tell I have more muscle. My lifestyle has changed so much. Compulsive bingeing still lurks in my psyche, but I keep it to a minimum. I'm more active, I strength train, I eat so much differently, and I have tons more energy. And I feel proud and competent that I took control. Not to mention meeting some lovely women along the way. And wearing pants without an elastic waistband.
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Member Since: 10/14/2010

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

Lower my blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure. Live to be an old, old grandma.

My Program:
Aiming for 30 min aerobics 5 days per week, not always getting there. Currently using chair aerobics, walking, swimming, dancing.

ST on gym machines once per wk, doing arms at home with DVD and hand weights.

Currently following Wheatbelly plan - no grains, no sugar, lots of good fats.

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I work as a graphic artist, we live on my husband's family farm in the midwest (we don't farm it) but I'm from the east coast. We enjoy camping and in my spare time I cook, read, occasionally paint portraits, and watch way too many movies. I have a daughter, 24, and a shifting menagerie of cats.

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DISNEYDAMSEL1
4/1/2014 9:36:42 AM

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I hope you're having a great week. emoticon



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MARITIMER3
3/29/2014 10:05:43 AM

Our government medical system includes doctors' visits (GP and specialists), most tests and ward hospital beds for all ages. Over 65 and for families with very low incomes, it includes most prescriptions and eye examinations. Dental isn't covered at all as far as I know. We are very fortunate to have such a good plan, and it has been in place, I think, since the 50's or 60's. One of the doctors I used to work for in Nova Scotia was one of the representatives for that province when the plan was set up.

After 65 the dental insurance is very expensive, and Peter and I have gambled that we won't need enough major work done to cover the premiums, and so far it's worked out for us.

Is it 13 weeks and counting now?
Gail



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MARITIMER3
3/25/2014 6:51:43 PM

I think it's great you're retiring. I retired at 62, significantly lower pension than if I'd worked until 65, and of course I would have had 3 more years of full salary... if I'd survived. I'm loving my life now, busy as I choose to be with volunteering, and free to travel when we want. It's great to sleep in or stay up late, and it's even fun running errands together, and getting a burger somewhere.

I know our medical system is quite different from yours, and hope that you won't run into any unexpected costs. We tried to get new glasses and dental work done before I retired, as Peter was covered under my plan.

Good for you!
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VTORIA3
3/22/2014 10:28:09 AM

Sickness again? Dangitallanyway. Isntthisalltoohardasitis?

Hope you are feeling much better this weekend. In the meantime....get plenty of rest and fluids.



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ECCOVISION1
3/19/2014 8:57:30 PM

We have a lot in common:

My diet is very similar to yours: no grains, no sugar, lots of good fats. I also avoid starchy vegetables.

I am short, about 5' 1".
We both like to laugh.





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