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what reasons do I need

�If it is to be, it is up to me." author unknown

"Fall seven times, get up eight.� - Japanese Proverb

Member Since: 1/21/2009

Fitness Minutes: 85,513

My Goals:
I want to be around as my kids in their adult life. I want to feel comfortable in my clothes. I want to get rid of any health risks my weight may bring on.
Started 1/27/09--many ups and downs--overall I am getting very slowly healthier

My Program:
1. Track calories at least 5 of 7 days--works for me when I remember to do--that is why it is number one
2. Healthy fluids-tea and water- 64 oz a day--usually pretty easy for me
3. 5 fruits and veggies a day--love them but don't always do
4. 10,000 steps a day at least 5 of 7 days--walk dog if weather permits, get up and walk more at work and lunch
5. stop mindless TV, electronics--work on declutter and paperwork instead
6. strength training--has been on my list awhile and my least successful--- I will do this. I keep telling my self muscle burns more calories

Personal Information:
I have 2 kids-24 and 21 (grad school and college). 4 cats and 1 dog. My husband is a minister. My mom has dementia. I still have her in her own home (even though she doesn't think so). So I go over there every night and 3 times a day on weekends. Someone stays with her during day during the week.
I am 60 . That scares me health wise. So far overall I am doing well but I need to be healthier to increase the odds I will stay relatively healthy.

Other Information:
I enjoy kids-my own and others. I am a pediatrician. Working with kids, we all know we need to practice what we preach. So I need to eat healthier and exercise. Obesity is one of the biggest changes I have seen in over 30 years of practice--huge increase in overweight toddlers, children and teenagers .

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    Thank you! Are you going to other sites? On Facebook look up LOSE IT WITH FRIENDS. Only group members can see what is posted.
    1 day ago
    Thanks! To go with our coffee, I have gluten-free mango cake. Our two trees had a bumper crop this year. We’re still giving them away!
    14 days ago
    Yes, it’s fun to watch the bird families. One of the most exciting things I’ve seen was a young night heron’s first venture out of the nest. After indecisively walking up and down a branch, it finally took off. Once on the ground, it looked around as if to say, “WHAT, WHAT, NOW WHAT DO I DO?” So funny!
    16 days ago
    emoticon I did find a purse yesterday that didn’t weigh a ton, had enough sections but not too many, was well made, and was on clearance, a real winner. I’m not into swapping out purses to match my clothes; I just need a good practical purse. Hope the final challenge is going well for you. Anything I manage to lose is a plus. I signed up for My Fitness Pal last night. I’m still SABLENESS but I haven’t figured out how to find anyone.
    22 days ago
    Thanks! Cats are particularly talented at looking boneless, as well as stuffing themselves into small spaces. Mine are enjoying yesterday’s small Amazon box, and both of them are cats of substance.
    38 days ago
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