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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 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?
~ Better managing stress and anxiety
~ Getting enough sleep more regularly
~ Creating a better work/life balance
~ Losing 30 pounds of fat

Member Since: 4/27/2010

Fitness Minutes: 23,817

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.

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58, happily married, two terrific sons and two adorable cats. Love me some video games!

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"The perfect is the enemy of the good."

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

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    Thank you for the suggestions! I need to start loggin my food again. I have a hard time cause we are always on the go. But maybe if I try to log at least most of what I eat, or aim to get a few days logged I can see where my calories are going.
    I am going to try the calculator. :)
    14 days ago
    Glad to see you're still here! Missed you! emoticon
    14 days ago
    Elie Wiesel was a true hero, and his words well should live on forever. That indifference, indeed, was responsible for hundreds of thousands (millions?) of lives in WWII. Perhaps all the hate we see on social media come from the radical sides...perhaps most people are sick of this as well. I hope so. I pray so. Interestingly, my husband and I were involved in Marriage Encounter years ago...and one of the weekend lessons was: "The opposite of Love is NOT hate. The opposite of Love is Indifference." Mr. Wiesel was right on spot.
    Thanks for your great response to my blog entry.
    21 days ago
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    Good example even... My new phone isn't following my swipes very well yet!
    22 days ago
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    When weekends are at home, like this coming one,I have planned it out ahead already. It's the following weekend that's a three example of my problem. Picnic for anniversary and going to a country show and food festival. Cannot begin to plan that!
    22 days ago
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