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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: 22,454

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:
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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  • v SUNSHINE5268
    I hope one day you realize how very special and loving you are, hugsssssssssss
    22 days ago
  • v SUNSHINE5268
    just stopping by to wish you a wonderful weekend..... you ROCK!

    22 days ago
    You are a very positive presence on SparkPeople...thank you!
    25 days ago
    Thank you for the comments on my baking angst blog. I have settled myself down a little, lol, and some of this is a battle against societal norms, right? The way I've always operated is on the SAD spectrum...bake and make it low fat and use whole wheat flour blah blah blah. I need to 1) Not bake often and 2) change the way I look at baking. I think the 21 day fix banana blueberry muffins are a great example ...only the fruit is added for "sweetness" and really what I should say is that it is added for flavor. You use coconut and almond flour. And you taste the flavors of the food instead of it being masked or overpowered by the sugar added normally to baking. Sooo, anyhoo, I'm going to have to experiment and that will require some research but that is ok, its part of what is making this a lifestyle.

    I just keep trying! And learning! emoticon
    26 days ago
  • v L3ON3TOO
    Thank you so much for the ribbons. This weekend meant so much--two months ago I was ready to quit doing obedience. My attitude change is remarkable. Thank you for being there.
    27 days ago
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