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One Year in Austin (And Out of the Snowbelt)

January is my one year anniversary as an Austinite. A year ago, I happily left the snowbelt I had lived in for almost twenty years. I knew I needed to return to a warmer climate to be able to work on getting myself back into any kind of shape. And, IT WORKED! I have my balance back. I not only walk without a cane now, I regularly go on 4+ mile walks! I have also done three 10k walks to date. I have lost some weight. Now I am working toward more weight loss goals and on total body ...
January is my one year anniversary as an Austinite. A year ago, I happily left the snowbelt I had lived in for almost twenty years. I knew I needed to return to a warmer climate to be able to work on getting myself back into any kind of shape. And, IT WORKED! I have my balance back. I not only walk without a cane now, I regularly go on 4+ mile walks! I have also done three 10k walks to date. I have lost some weight. Now I am working toward more weight loss goals and on total body fitness. I am doing the January Jumpstart Challenge. Even though the daily video workouts need a lot of modification for me to complete them, I am not throwing my hands up in despair or defeat. I am plodding on.


ARCHIVED -- Milestone: One Year of Retirement. I have passed another mile marker. I have been retired for one year. In that year, I turned 65, I traveled, I moved out of the Midwest where work had taken me (and moved back to some heat), I began to get healthier, I gained and lost a little weight, etc. Now, I am looking forward to visiting with family arriving for my son's imminent wedding. After that, I'll figure out what's in store for me in my second year of retirement.

ARCHIVED - The New Normal: After three and a half years of serious medical issues that had me in and out of hospitals and surgeries and such, I am changed and need to rebuild muscle and then develop muscle strength. I also need to lose weight and increase energy. Since I have now retired and moved to Austin, Texas, I have time to put this Humpty Dumpty back together again and I can do it in an city that celebrates health and fitness. It will not be easy, and I won't be able to get to where I was before all this happened. I just want to be the best me that I can be.
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Member Since: 1/1/2011

SparkPoints: 25,635

Fitness Minutes: 8,061

My Goals:
Lose weight
Develop muscle
Gain strength
Find a walking buddy

My Program:
Walking as much as possible. Physical therapy once a week. Eating healthy with decreased carbohydrate intake. Enjoying my life.

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Living in Austin, TX

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KMF2014
8/11/2015 10:57:42 AM

Keep on Keepin' on!! Sounds to me like you are doing a great job!! And as to an addiction, what better kind than walking and fitness to have!! We should all be so addicted!! emoticon

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PAINTERK1
7/3/2015 10:39:57 AM

Just a "little" addicted? lol I know what you mean though.....I'm hoping to get back to that because otherwise it is just too easy to put it off....too tired, too busy, bad weather, etc.



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KWILEYONE
7/1/2015 3:23:06 PM

Have not seen that yet. Hope SparkPeople will continue to support for awhile. I may get a Fitbit at some point, but I like the simplicity and waterproof quality of the tracker. I am a little afraid of getting a Fitbit. It tracks more things and I have found I am getting a little addicted to walking and exercise.
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PAINTERK1
7/1/2015 2:20:27 PM

Kathleen, have you seen the topic on the Spark Tracker team about trackers being sold out and unavailable, possibly discontinued? You should check that out. I am disappointed....I seem to often get in on something good just as it's being ended. Sigh.



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PAINTERK1
5/28/2015 1:16:57 AM

Thanks for letting me know you got back safely.....I hope you are getting some restful sleep now....and no rain. We had wind & thunder & lightning & drenching rain tonight, but it didn't last long....think it was the tail end of one of the storms you had.



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