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I am 57 yrs old and married 14 yrs (on 3 Jan '19) to my best friend. I also have a 17 yr old daughter, Amber. I guess I did everything late in life-my first marriage and my first & only child,all in my 40's.

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I'm a vegetarian, South Beacher. It works for me.

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I have a heart rate monitor. I absolutely love it! I know exactly how many calories I'm burning. And I have found this chart to be helpful:

From Bodybuilding.com
ZONE 1--50-60%=Very easy to easy
ZONE 2--60-70%=Easy to somewhat hard
ZONE 3--70-80%=Somewhat hard to hard
ZONE 4--80-90%=Hard to very hard
ZONE 5--90-100%=Maximum, all out effort


Zone 1 = 3-7 calories per minute
Zone 2 = 7-12 calories per minute
Zone 3 = 12-17 calories per minute
Zone 4 = 17-20 calories per minute
Zone 5 = 20+ calories per minute

Fat is burned differently in each of the heart zones. You'll burn a different ratio of fat to carbohydrates in each of the heart zones. And once you've crossed over the exercise intensity threshold called the "anaerobic threshold," you are burning no additional fat, though you still burn fat. That's because oxygen has to be present for fat to burn. If there's no additional oxygen present, there's no additional fat burned during this period. However, don't confuse this with meaning that you won't lose body fat in higher zones. Another factor that results from training in these zones is a reduction in body fat, such as an elevated metabolism over time caused by muscular breakdown and/or increased muscle mass, which raises the metabolism.

There are four ways to achieve a caloric deficit:

1. Eat less.
2. Increase your activity.
3. Elevate your basal metabolic rate.
4. All of the above - also known as "Cardio Alone Won't Work"



Member Since: 3/29/2006

Fitness Minutes: 320,996

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My ultimate goal is to get to 125 lbs, maybe 120.






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Personal Information:
My heart is in Boston but my body is in Texas.





Other Information:
I love to read-Grisham,Kellerman,etc.

And my FAVORITE tv show is The Deadliest Catch on the Discovery Channel! I also like Longmire &, of course, Walking Dead!



I have a 17 yr old daughter and 5 cats-3 of which were strays (I swear they followed me home--"here,kittykitty":)).

I also have 2 dogs-a Schnauzer- named Jazzy-Q and a Heinz 57 :) name Chloe.
And 2 Red Slider turtle named Roxie & Roxie 2.0.. And my daughter has 5 Hermit Crabs.



I collect snowmen figurines. I miss the snow a LOT so I make up for it by collecting snowmen/ladies.





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