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MOST RECENT UPDATE 2/9/15 -- Over the past 5 years, (see below) I have not made much progress. However, I am still learning a lot from my SparkFriends and about myself. I not gained (or if I did, it was temporary) and I have tried new eating and drinking habits. My age and metabolism are working against me. (Only the dates have changed in the past 2 years. In other words, the only thing I have lost is time.)

12/30/10 -- 230# I recently had an embarrassing episode on the airplane when we took our annual vacation. The seatbelt almost didn't fit!!!!! OMG! Talk about a wake-up call! In pictures, I look like Buddha. This week has been a time to make a plan to reach those goals I set almost THREE years ago!
Hi, here I am, still trying to change! Tried everything out there, including gastroplasty over 20 yrs. ago, fen-phen, etc. and still do not have a handle on eating and exercising. Age 61, retired, no kids at home, travel around quite a bit. Had fibromyalgia years ago, but still think there is some residual symptoms. Neuropathy sometimes a problem; have high BP, borderline high cholestrol & diabetes. Slowly getting back to a walking program after knee probs.

Member Since: 5/13/2008

Fitness Minutes: 69,886

My Goals:
To be a healthy weight so I can be more active - and vice versa! Specifically:
weight under 200# by the end of 2015. Well,THAT didn't happen, with a vacation and the holidays. SO now, my goal is 25# in the next 3 months. Exercise 6x a week for at least 45 min.
Lower Fasting Blood Sugar to 100 or less.
Lower Blood Pressure.
Lower Cholesterol.
Addendum: Lab tests Sept. '10 & '11 were all LOWER! (exc. triglycerides.) Dr. was pleased, as was I, to see that my efforts are showing! Yay for oatmeal!
'15 labs were "OK"

My Program:
Eating more veggies and fruits, less JUNK, less alcohol. I will pay attention to portions. I pledge to do 30-45 min. of exercise every day! (w/ one day of rest)

Personal Information:
Raelene here, living in NW WI, but my heart is in Jamaica! Or anywhere tropical. We have 3 children, 7 grandchildren, no pets. Our goal as a couple is to be there for each other when we are old and gray. Getting there fast!

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Totally into music, movies and reading.

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    emoticon for the friend add, Raelene! I've added you, too! emoticon
    7 days ago
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    I hope you and your husband do well on your low carb/high fat plan! Look into the Paleo and low carb/smart carbing SP teams. There are lots of wonderful ways to eat well and be lower carb.
    8 days ago
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    Pleased to meet you, Raelene... and thank you for the very kind comment on my page. I am so glad sharing my journey has blessed you in some small way. I'd like to invite you to come and join the Paleo Lifestyles team. Most of what has helped me get to this point is stored there... we are a happy bunch who are always learning and moving forward... and the bonus is that everyone who is active is in the same age range, so we have lots in common with respect to how this process affects us.

    I'd love to get to know yo better and walk a ways together on this journey!

    31 days ago
  • v JANET552
    I still haven't been able to figure out how I can think of myself as thin -- okay, that's not going to happen. How can I think of myself as not fat and still try to lose weight? Cause I need to. No wonder this is so darn hard.
    63 days ago
  • v JANET552
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I laugh every time I look at that picture of the dogs. They look so ticked off. A photo session was not what they imagined as they left the house.
    88 days ago
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