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Updated 10/12/2016

I've been making small lifestyle improvements over a period of more than 10 years. Looking back over my life I realize that I can thank good genes for getting me as far as I am! I don’t think I’ve EVER really lived a healthy lifestyle. Even when I was thinner or in better shape or both I got there by some really sketchy means. No, I was never bulimic, just never ate healthily when I was getting thin or staying thin. I smoked for many years. I still drink more alcohol than I should, though I am MUCH improved over my past.

I am a realist. I’m not interested in temporary “fixes”; however, I will only make permanent changes that are convenient and relatively painless. Great habits and routines have to be doable or they don't get done.

My progress so far:
~ Quit smoking
~ Cut alcohol consumption by 90%
~ Upped my water intake from almost none to just about enough
~ Cut my stress and anxiety levels enormously
~ Found the healthiest food lifestyle and will follow it for life
~ Improved the quality of the food I buy
~ Lost 35 pounds pretty easily
~ Worked many small fitness routines into my lifestyle
~ Improved my thyroid health

What's left?

~ Routinely getting enough sleep
~ Creating a better work/life balance
~ Losing 30 pounds of fat
~ Becoming truly active in the Primal Blueprint spirit!

Member Since: 4/27/2010

Fitness Minutes: 25,224

My Goals:
I've never liked making goals, because once you reach them you just have to make new ones. Therefore I now have Intentions, rather than Goals. I mean, you can have Goals and never, ever work towards them. Intentions, on the other hand, imply a little more action, though not necessarily in any specific timeframe. Suits me to a T! My intention is to Be Happy and Live Long and Well.

My Program:
I'm permanently low carb. I am well nourished without much of the empty calories of grains, starches, or sugars. I feel better in most ways than I ever had in the past!

I am trying to be more active, as opposed to being an "exerciser". Exercise for its own sake bores me, therefore I won't do much of it. A few minutes a week of light weights, a lot of walking and running stairs while at work, and household upkeep will have to do me.

Personal Information:
59, happily married, two terrific sons and two adorable cats. Love me some video games!

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For the Alliance!

"The perfect is the enemy of the good."

"Le mieux est l'ennemi du bien." Voltaire

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    She got my vote yesterday!
    3 days ago
    Thanks for the advice Woubbie. I did actually add her as a friend awhile back and we have exchanged emails and she has offered advice/help in the past.

    So when can I just stop being my own worst enemy? That is what I really wonder. I'm often tired. Even on strict LC. I am frankly tired of being tired.
    9 days ago
    Thanks for commenting on my blog. Yes, I know there's demand problems with palm oil. I've always had low cholesterol, it runs in the family, it doesn't go up with age. I start eating lots of coconut, suddenly my cholesterol jumps. So I'm exploring.
    10 days ago
    Lol! I never heard that Baba quote. You guys could totally come to WCS if you ever had a Wednesday off and could stay out late on a Tuesday. We have dancers of all ages, even in their 70s, so you would fit in just fine :)
    12 days ago
    Hi, WOUBBIE. It's Glenn. I was wondering about you because you were the biggest proponent of low carb eating I ever knew. Are you still a believer in it? Do you know anything about The Wheat Belly diet? The doctor preaches the benefits of eliminating all grain from your diet. It would be good for me with my diabetes. Some report better sleep. And it seems to be good for itchy skin and joint problems. Of course, weight loss is a big component. The cardiologist who wrote it reports on thousands of cases of overall heath improving for people. I don't know if he is really legitimate. Do you have any comments?

    Since we used to write, I am about the same weight I was, which is too heavy. And my blood sugars are a little high. Best wishes, Glenn
    13 days ago
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