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On the North Fork American River below Cardiac Hill

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In a pothole on Echo Peak

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Cartoon from New Yorker Magazine (Did I mention I quilt too?)

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I'm Chris, and I have to admit to being over 60. So I got my act together and lost weight I've been holding on to for a while - A Sparkfriend, QueenOftheForest, got me on to the Beck Diet Solution book, and that's just what I was needing. However, after slacking off over the summer (despite doing some 13-15 mile hikes), 10 pounds found me again. So it's back to school for the fall of 2016! Joined Sparkpeople July 4, 2009 - I am lucky to be retired and after years of putting on (with occasional small losses) the pounds, this is IT! I'm getting fit for good. I love to hike and do things outside, so I have lots of motivation. Now I'm gonna use the tools to get there!

Member Since: 7/4/2009

My Goals:
Lose weight!! Focusing on 5 pounds right now, but getting to 125 would be wonderful!

Track food and exercise every day.

More fun goals - Take several backpack trips, lead more hikes, get more biking in, and keep finding something new I've never done before- TBD!!

My Program:
I hike, snowshoe, go to the gym, and bike. I hope to challenge myself more and be more active. I need to watch my portion sizes better, too!

To get more specific (which I think I need to be!) :

Eat only what I've planned to.

Do strength training or Pilates at least 2x a week
Take a hike or equivalent (eg, long bike ride, x-c ski) at least 2x a week
Get sweaty doing something aerobic at least 5 days a week
- which means EVEN if its raining!!

Personal Information:
I live in Lincoln, CA. Married and have a lovely dog. I love to hike, snowshoe, x-country ski and bike.

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    Late reply to your comment on my pic. Yes! It's Emerald Bay in Tahoe. I'm running a half there in October.
    1280 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/6/2016 6:53:11 AM
    OMG Chris I am so sorry to read that hard hard news. Yes I do know some of what you are facing. I have also had wonderful companion dogs. We are so lucky to have them. And it hurts so very much to have to make the choice for them. I am sending you warmest hugs and loving kindness right through the magic of internet. Be strong as you can be but also be very good to yourself. Keep me posted.
    1280 days ago
    Thanks for the visit to my blog and the supportive comments. Great to see you again here. How are you doing?
    1280 days ago
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    Thank you Chris for your reply. I appreciate it a lot. God bless you!
    1358 days ago
    Hi Chris. Glad to see you on my blog today. And visiting you over here reminds me I am supposed to be posting pictures of my evolving quilt. I need the courage to do that. Definitely enjoying the process though.
    1379 days ago
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