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I am a recently retired 64 year old who is looking to lose weight despite some health issues. I live in the Pacific Northwest, but back and leg problems have in the past kept me from getting out and enjoying our beautiful walkways. I can walk shorter distances, and with practice may get much better at that.

I am 6'4" and now, 290 lbs. I would like to lose 40 lbs more.

I believe in eating for taste and for health. That is why my wife and I eat a variety of Mediterranean foods. It is one of the better diets for heart health, diabetes prevention, and lower inflammatory problems. Also, hopefully it will help me lose weight. However, my basic eating guidelines came from Spark radio. There are two of them: Eat only when you are hungry, and eat till you are satisfied, not full. By using this credo, I have been able to gradually take off weight.

I too believe in exercise for health. That is why I started working out at the gym on 4/13/2014. There is nothing I know of that contributes to overall wellbeing than good fitness. Coming in a close second, is reducing ones stress level. Meditation can help considerably, but sometimes, it takes drastic changes in one's life circumstance to really get to reknow that relaxed self that we all have somewhere in us.

Though I'm not much of a laugher, I value a sense of humor. In the coming year, I hope to see more comedies, possibly read some witty things, lighten up and smile more. I have a new objective. For every five pounds I lose, I can buy a new comedy DVD. That will build up my collection of funny stuff for a while. Fitness can really help people feel better from the inside out.


Member Since: 3/9/2011

Fitness Minutes: 5,155

My Goals:
My goals were to LOSE 82 lbs and get MOOVVING once again. Well, since then I am down a total of 42 lbs, and did get moving.


My Program:
New eating guidelines will be to eat only when hungry, and eat only till satisfied, not full.

Also, working out at the gym three days per week, where I am focusing on overall body strengthening and some aerobics.

And I hope to get in some nature walks, for the pure joy of walking. I might fit in few bike rides too, in scenic areas.




Personal Information:
I live in a wooded area outside of Olympia, Washington and am an early retiree.

I have a three year old granddaughter who is just adorable and a two year old grandson.


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I recently found this quote, and it speaks to me: "Live all you can: It's a mistake not to."

Another: "Some people dream about success. Others wake up and work hard at it."

And: "Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching."
Satchel Paige





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  • v 1CRAZYDOG
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    Speak only the truth to yourself. Make no exceptions to this rule. Dr. Robert Anthony
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    9 hours ago
  • v WEARINGTHIN
    Hi Lyn. Good to hear from you. I am on a plan that a dietician set up for my eighty year old uncle. Then I saw a nutritionist and had her write up a very similar plan for me. I am on three meals per day that consist of 20 to 30 grams of protein, 60 grams of carbohydrate, and 2 or three serving of fruits and vegetables. Then there are two snacks of 7 grams of protein and 15 grams of carbs. Note that I am 6'4" and 289 lbs, so my plan does include quite a bit of food. Obviously it would be quite a bit less for you. My uncle Jack has had good success with this plan, and is losing weight. I have done it for a week, but still no loss yet. Might be too many carbs, I'm thinkin'. What's your plan like? Glenn
    15 hours ago
  • v LYNMEINDERS
    Hey Glenn....what diet plan are you embarking on???
    I am 6 days into Dolvett Quinces plan and I am loving it....
    Hes one of the trainers off the biggest loser program....
    16 hours ago
  • v ICECUB
    HI GLEN. HOW IS YOUR FOOD PLAN GOING? I MOSTLY WALK DUE TO HIP ISSUES. GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR PLAN. ICE.
    1 day ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
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    In all the world, there is only one beautiful, magnificent you! Gail Lynne Goodwin
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    1 day ago
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