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FINALLY... I've Found a LifeStyle!!

Most important...I'm healthier than I was Dec 2012 at 151lbs; and 140lbs is in sight! And I'm NOT stopping until I see it between my toes on that scale. It felt really good to be there before. I know I'm able to do many things which health issues prevent others from doing. So I am grateful and looking forward to maintaining my health as much as I can as I get older. (Medicare is in sight...shheesh!)

Like almost everyone, I have some health issues lurking in my Life. I picture ...
Most important...I'm healthier than I was Dec 2012 at 151lbs; and 140lbs is in sight! And I'm NOT stopping until I see it between my toes on that scale. It felt really good to be there before. I know I'm able to do many things which health issues prevent others from doing. So I am grateful and looking forward to maintaining my health as much as I can as I get older. (Medicare is in sight...shheesh!)

Like almost everyone, I have some health issues lurking in my Life. I picture it as sitting at a campfire with the wolves circling: there's one named Pre-Diabetes, one names Gout; one is Metabolic Syndrome...with its offspring: High Cholesterol and High Blood pressure. As long as I keep throwing "good nutrition" and 'exercise" on my fire, I will keep them at bay!

May 2015 Update: Following my last foot surgery, my focus in April was increasing my exercise back towards my normal levels. Now that I can get 5 miles of walking or 16 miles of cycling done, I feel much better!! That level of work brought some water weight gain on the scale ...C'est la Vie!..so this month's goal is to see that drop.

"Notice to Scale: its all gonna be downhill from here!"
My long term goal is under 140, hopefully by July summer trip to Yellowstone. I'm planning on standing on top of Mt Washburn at 10343 feet...and I *Don't* want to carry any extra weight up there! LOL

Remember this is a continuing Journey, not a destination!
All the Best on your own Journey....



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Member Since: 10/12/2012

SparkPoints: 42,092

Fitness Minutes: 34,334

My Goals:
Jan 2013: 151
Dec 2013: 142.5
Dec 2014: 144.1
2015 Weekly Ave:
Jan 1 144.0
Feb 1 144.1
Mar 1 146.7
Apr 1 148.1
May 1 149.5
May 8 149.8
May 15 148.1 :)


My Program:
Exercise enough to stay healthy as I age, and eat foods that I enjoy and are good for me (for the most part!) :)

Personal Information:
Western Washington
Retired and Lovin' it!.

Other Information:
"Its not the Mountain ahead that wears you out, but the grain of sand in your shoe..."

"The only thing we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."
Gandalf: Lord of the Rings

"You will never leave where you are, until you decide where you�d rather be." ( from Kathy--don't know who wrote it)

"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch." Coach Jen

"you're going to find that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view" Obiwan

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WESTERNSAGE
7/28/2015 1:23:50 AM

Thank you for stopping by and commenting on my recent blog. I failed to note on there that this year of retirement brought some amazingly improved blood work numbers. For the last 2 or 3 years in Colorado my cardiologist fussed at me a lot about my blood work. My HDL was low and triglycerides high, signs of metabolic syndrome, my A1C was borderline diabetic and my glucose was high. He wanted to put me on statins and I refused. This year I decided to go back to my semi-Atkins diet (still enjoying birthday cake and holiday pies) but getting back to exercising 2-3 times a week and, above all, eating between 6 and 12 eggs a week. This year EVERYTHING was in the normal to optimal ranges. Not a trace of metabolic syndrome or diabetes in sight. I hope whatever you do brings you the same great results in the next year.



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6/30/2015 7:53:15 PM

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JACKIEANN1968
6/27/2015 10:20:19 AM

Thank you for commenting on my "It's Not Arthritis? blog. My doctor seems to be really good and we don't think it's gout. My husband has gout in his toe and FYI, cherry juice does wonders for him. Every single time he eats beef (which is maybe once a month) he drinks it and usually avoids a flare up. If it does flare up, a day or 2 of juice clears it right up.

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WESTERNSAGE
6/13/2015 2:38:51 AM

Thank you for stopping by and commenting on my Mount Hood blog and photos. You have a good eye for detail, noticing the flag at half mast. I also noticed it and asked the Forest Service employees about it. The 2 young summer interns staffing the desk didn't know for sure, but they thought it was to honor a man who was climbing Mount Hood (done year round) and he fell to his death a couple days ago. I don't remember the details of the accident. Enjoy your time on Mt. Rainier.



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MOVING_ARLENE
6/12/2015 10:34:04 AM

Yep - per your question about my driving. Been doing so for a couple of weeks now. Initially, had to change from the boot to the surgical shoe every time I got in and out. Now I drive with whatever shoe -- thank goodness, as dh's vision due to diabetes and cataracts is down right dangerous!



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