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In loving memory of Denver, who passed away November 19, 2014 at close to 17 years old.





One year below maintenance weight (Dec 2013) 107.5 lbs





The dogs love the river walks. this is on our daily dog walk. a place for them to play & drink water



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Getting Fit after 50

I'm in my late 50's.. 58 this month, and want to stay strong and keep my weight down as I had a total hip replacement at the age of 55 due to severe osteoarthritis.

I also have fibromyalgia and have managed this condition since the age of 35.

Update.. I've been here long enough now to turn 58 and have been in the maintenance mode for over 8 months. I actually dropped below my original goal after many GERD type problems. I kind of like my new size now and may ...
I'm in my late 50's.. 58 this month, and want to stay strong and keep my weight down as I had a total hip replacement at the age of 55 due to severe osteoarthritis.

I also have fibromyalgia and have managed this condition since the age of 35.

Update.. I've been here long enough now to turn 58 and have been in the maintenance mode for over 8 months. I actually dropped below my original goal after many GERD type problems. I kind of like my new size now and may try and stay in the 107 to 110 range as I feel it's good for my arthritis problems. I thought it was too low for awhile as others kept telling me I was too thin, but I feel good now at this weight, plus I'm only 5'3 and this makes my BMI 18.8.. a good healthy number.

I gave up gluten and coffee in May 2013.. and neither has done much for the GERD, but I do notice an improvement in my arthritis pain levels, especially in my hands and wrists. Is it gluten related, that I do not know, but having less pain sure is nice!

Spark has kept me going all these months and I sure like the community support and plan on hanging around for a long time!
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Member Since: 10/5/2012

SparkPoints: 88,336

Fitness Minutes: 83,531

My Goals:
Take off 10 pounds.
(reached goal Nov 23, 2012) 112 lbs

Revised goal summer of 2013.. to stay in the 107 to 110lb range.



My Program:
walking up to 60 minutes each day with dogs.

cycling, stationary bike for winter months 4 times per week, up to 50 minutes per session

Yoga



Personal Information:
I live on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada in the country.

I'm married with no children and am retired.

I retired early due to my osteo arthritis and fibromyalgia.

Other Information:
I love knitting, dogs, the great outdoors and reading novels when I can.



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STORMY96
1/29/2015 4:15:05 PM





Id like to invite you to join in my challenge to lose 10 pound in Feb The goal is 10 pounds but really u do what u can. The decision to how much is ultimately up to you. i know some of us might be saying 10 pounds? WOW, that is too much! cant do it! But i am here to tell u i did it for 7 months straight, (lost 75 pounds) b4 i got sick with cancer and had dropped out for a yr and a half. unfortunately due to lack of activity it took me 3 yrs to gain it back but im back to tell you that with your help I can do it again. if u stay within ur calories that are alotted and if u track everything that passes ur lips u can do it too. I was never one that stayed on a diet before, for more than 3 weeks at a time, and then I'd get discouraged and dropped off. i lost 75 pounds just doing calorie counting and tracking to make sure i never went over. i barely exercised ...i am handicapped and i cant do exercises in the conventional way but i flapped my arms while showering, and sitting did leg raises, went up and down my stairs whenever it struck me to do so. i did very minimal stuff. the idea was to keep moving and i did that. so i know with disipline, encouragement and motivation u can too.. so i invite u to come and join me on my 10 pound challenge! emoticon emoticon
click on link below! or if that doesnt work cut and paste it! please join me on my new journey to begin again!!


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GARNDA
1/7/2015 7:34:41 PM

Hello Thomasina , Thankyou for your commrnt on Glendas photo back in September and sorry for not acknowledging it before now . Takecare and God Bless you . Gary



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READYRISA
1/1/2015 3:15:25 PM

Thank you for your comment on my activity feed ... wishing you a very Happy New Year! -Risa



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GARNDA
12/23/2014 10:14:35 PM

Hello again , l forgot to add , yep l sure do enjoy peanut butter , theres rarely a day l dont .



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GARNDA
12/22/2014 11:50:59 PM

Hello Thomasina , Thankyou very much for reading my blog my blog and leaving your encouraging message , l hope you and your family have a verhy blessed Christmas and a great 2015. Take care and God Bless you . Gary and Glenda .



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