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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: 23,777

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 -POOKIE-
    Thank you for the thought out comment on my blog.

    ok, weekends lack of tracker... its because its some "cluster-cuss" of crazy so often I cannot begin to track it... and being honest not wanting to own up to it all.

    The tortillas for breakfast fit our routine perfectly and honestly keep us both full until lunch, eating much else leaves us both reaching for things we shouldn't. I don't think poppadoms are so bad, they are only besan, no wheat, so a fair share of protein in very few calories.

    But you are also correct in calling out the bread and naan, it IS a waste of calories. I used to follow fairly well the paleo style of eating, no wheat, corn, legumes etc but it is so hard living with a vegetarian, legumes are here to stay thats for sure. But I really could skip on a lot of the bread things. I don't want to have to cook 3 meals for us. I never want to be a short order cook for my family, I try to make things we can all eat somehow. Tonight, they both had rice with their dal, I did not.

    Also, again, when I lived alone all I kept in the house was things I could eat. I cannot ask my family to not eat bread, rice etc so they have to be there for them. My husband has expressed his not-so-impressed with it thoughts on paleo before! So things I shouldn't be eating are there to stay.

    I'm thinking this looks like a pile of excuses... I don't know... but basically it needs to be my willpower again. I remember picking corn out of a stir fry at my now inlaws, I was that dedicated to not eating it. I had dedication and willpower and commitment, and now I have lost it.

    *hugs* thank you for your input. I appreciate your time.
    23 days ago
  • v SSMITH762
    Thanks for stopping by my blog, yes the food was seriously delicious. I love holiday weekends, but only if I'm allowed to bring food i can eat to a pot luck. I have another tomorrow.
    26 days ago
  • v GOODLIL991
    Oops, I meant update to sparkpage
    27 days ago
  • v GOODLIL991
    Hi Woubbie! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Love the update to your blog. Starting week 2 hardcover lchf. Feeling so much more confident. Again thanks 4 your support. Hope you have a happy 4th!
    27 days ago
  • v CINDYTW963
    Thanks for the support! I like to periodically delete all my blogs, so after that comment today was a good day to do it! :)
    27 days ago
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