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I’m almost 9 years retired in my mid-seventies and want to continue enjoying an active engaged life. I have had a high energy level and have been able to use a Fitbit and Sparkpeople to lose 35+ pounds 235 to low of 186. I have gained to 219 and am committed to going in the right direction again. The pandemic has forced me to realize that I am not 20 years old and want to extend my healthspan (not just lifespan) as much as possible. Instead of eating lunches with friends and having a beer or two. I have suspended drinking any booze and have prepared my own lunches and lost another 20 pounds. I am below 200 and plan to stay here.. I have found tracking food intake and daily monitoring of results the best way to sustain motivation. I do a component of cardiac and strength training daily, and emphasize PT exercises that I have learned. We did get vaccinated so look forward to being able to visit friends who are vacced up and travel perhaps. I am personally recommitting to daily monitoring with immediate adjustments as a life long strategy, rather than the diet mentality, or yo yo on and off mostly off, approach which I know will not work. I am aspiring to be a 99er and will work toward that goal. I think living to 100 is overreaching and arrogant, so 99 is level headed and a more doable goal. I am overweight right now! That is instead of obese, so I am staying overweight from now forward!

Member Since: 3/26/2013

Fitness Minutes: 194,685

My Goals:
Monitor weight and get down to being routinely overweight by 2021.

My Program:
monitor intake and weight daily and reward consistency.. Do a routine of walking, or biking, or kayaking, or some cardio every day and some PT or strength training and balance work daily also.

record meals daily.

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    Hi Joe! I love the Giant at Hayne's point! (Not sure I spelled that right, but I grew up in the mid atlantic._
    48 days ago
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    Hi Joe,
    That's for the goodie. It was very nice of you. So, am I suppose to get into the ring and start boxing your ears? Are you a fan of boxing? This is the very first time that anyone has ever given me those type of gloves. It could also mean that I should keep on fighting and hang in there. Right?
    48 days ago
    Thanks for the goodie and your comment on my picture. My husband climbed Katahdin twice, the last time when he did a thru-hike on the Appalachian Trail in 2015. It's a goal of mine, right now I usually hike on the AT (it's close by) once/twice per week. Hope you have a wonderful weekend ahead! emoticon
    52 days ago
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    Thank you so much for stopping by, reading and commenting on my blogs. Thank you for clicking LIKE and getting my blogs featured this week. I try to focus on the positives and share helpful ideas. It is a blessing to know I have such caring and supportive friends here on SP. Have a blessed week. Ruthie emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    57 days ago
    emoticon Learning to laugh at myself is one way I am learning to love myself. Laughing helps me become light hearted. Find the humor today. emoticon Ruthie
    59 days ago
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