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This page, my body, and my mind are all works in progress.

November 2020!!!!
Diet - Mostly Mediterranean - just trying to eat healthy
Exercise - walking dog (average 3 miles day)

Summer 2018 5% Challenge
Diet - Basic Calorie Counting/Danette May (all in calorie range – limit gluten, sugar, & alcohol)
8 cups water (lemon, etc.)

Exercise - Jump in with both feet - Join in the games - Have fun!
Walk 3 to 5 miles daily
Qigong/Tai Chi 1 hour twice weekly
Swim/kayak 30 minutes weekly


I have started a new diet, exercise, whatever so many times and yet I’m still not where I want to be. I end up quitting or cheating and giving up. I can do this. There is nothing and no one stopping me except myself. I have the time, money, and physical health to change so I better do it while I can.

April 1, 2017
I struggle with how to introduce myself. It gets old saying the same old things. Especially when I’m trying to change many things in my life. I’m trying to determine what makes me happy, to move from a couple mentality to carving out a life of pleasure, health, and purpose for my remaining years.

I’m female, 71 years old, widowed, and Mom to a very spoiled rescue Redbone Coonhound. I live in the South, on top of the Cumberland Plateau in a small, gated community and on a lake


January 2017 - Turning loose of past sorrows and self defeating practices. Looking upward and forging ahead to a new and better life.

November, 2014
I lost my husband at the end of January and am learning to pick up the pieces and make my life healthy and fulfilling.

December 9, 2013
Going back to a mostly low fat vegetarian/vegan diet. I say mostly because I am not going to freak out over the occasional fish, meat, or fat. I won't make a habit of it. The low carb diet just didn't work for me. I didn't lose weight, didn't have more energy, and didn't have less joint stiffness. And I am working on the exercise.

August 1, 2013
After losing over 22 pounds from the middle of March 2011 to August 2011 by eating a low fat vegan diet (Eat To Live). While not being 100% perfect, it was fairly easily and didn't find the lack of meat and dairy as hard as I had thought it would be. However, my cholesterol numbers jumped up dramatically and my doctor was unhappy. After a year and a half, I didn't really want to go without meat and dairy for the rest of my life and it is extremely difficult to maintain socially in this part of the country. So, I started having meat, dairy, and oil more often. Over the next year I gained 6 pounds back.

Next I switched to eating a low-carb (Paleo type) diet and within two weeks my cholesterol number had dropped significantly. My doctor was happy, but the weight started back up.


December 28, 2011 - I am proud of myself for the progress I have made in the last half of 2011. I have lost 22+ pounds by mostly following the Eat To Live plan and find it fairly easy to do. Now, I need to add muscle while losing 5 more pounds.

I need to find an exercise plan that I will stick to the same way I found Eat To Live. Something I enjoy enough to do continuously. I need muscle strength to both look better and to relieve the back pain.


Member Since: 2/18/2006

Fitness Minutes: 39,006

My Goals:
To lose pounds, build stamina, tone and strengthen core muscles.


My Program:
Eating healthy - mostly Mediterranean
Walking dog 3 to 4 miles daily
Fill my life with joy and fun. Love the Lord, my family, and friends



Personal Information:
Retired & live in South Central Tennessee on top of the Cumberland Plateau.



Other Information:
I love my Redbone Coonhound rescue, photography, cooking, reading, the computer, kayaking, laughing with friends, and gardening (deer resistant gardening).




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  • v no profile image 4GOOD4EVER
    I saw your post on Holiday traditions and saw that you are usually in Maui for the holidays... Love the view from your condo. The sunset is beautiful!
    5163 days ago
  • v no profile image KINKYBOOTSNO1
    Hi there,
    I'm so sorry I didn't get on your page to leave a message yet, I honestly thought I had. I came in to see if you'd put your name on your page before a posted a message for you on the teams boards & noticed I hadn't even come in & left you a welcome to the team ....40 & OVER, YOUNG AT HEART, SASSY & SEXY....I'm lacking for sure, we've had quite a few new Gals join us this past few wks & obviously I've gotten a little behind, forgive me.
    Anyway sweetheart, A big WELCOME to you, it's really good to have you along. Well done also on jumping straight in on our challenge. You're doing very well with it. Keep up the good work. Be patient with yourself, Be positive, stay focused & above all BE HAPPY.
    ((HUGS)) Kinky x :-)
    5168 days ago
  • v CYNDIDIET4LIFE
    Thanks for adding me as a friend to your page! I am honored!

    Love,
    Cyndi
    Your Diva Sister!
    5170 days ago
  • v MRSDUTCHER2011
    Hi
    Thank you for the comment on my page!
    I am soo glad that I could be of some help...any time you need help or support please let me know!
    Angela
    5172 days ago
  • v LYNSMOM
    Thanks for the encouragement! I seem to need to move my goal date further out into the future. I feel much better than I did in October even though the scales don't indicate anything to speak of. Happiness to you!
    5182 days ago
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