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Beginning (again) with weight loss and fitness at the age of 77.

My previous successes were helped by thinking of myself as an athlete, even though I only jogged a little (quit at 55,) and I still find that self-image to be greatly motivating. As an athlete I have a training regimen for diet and for exercise, right? Since I'm in training for my 80's and beyond, why not?!

I also find it tremendously helpful to have one or two diet buddies to communicate with a couple of times each week.

I was thin and fit all through my youth, and again between 40 and mid-50's. There's absolutely no reason I can't be so again.

Member Since: 2/7/2013

My Goals:
I am an athlete!
My training program requires:
Cardio work with gradual increases
Strength work and flexibility work
Modified diet to lower fat and calories
Progress logs
Celebration of milestones

My Program:
- Reduce computer time, especially on games.
- Gradually increase walking (from zero!)
- Gradually add strength work up to 12 min x 4 dpw
- Gradually add flex work up to 5 min x 6 dpw
- Note most successful meals and repeat them
- Keep highest trigger foods out of the house and be very conscious of other danger foods
- Post goals, strategies and progress charts
- Record and celebrate achievements
- Find good dog walking places
- Daily review my motives for my training program
- Use self-hypnosis regularly to reinforce goals and habits
- Check in with my diet/fitness buddy frequently

Personal Information:
Living in Hoquiam, Washington, with my wife and dog. Retired.

Other Information:
Love my 9-yr-old Goldendoodle!

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