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Hi, I'm Chris, I'm 65, divorced, and live in a country town in western Victoria, Australia. For way too long I've ignored the fact that I'm not eating properly, or getting enough exercise, and that the reason I'm so tired all the time is because those bad habits are taking their toll on my body. Late November 2014, I joined our town's branch of the T.O.W.N.(Take Off Weight Naturally) Club , on the recommendation of my doctor. Each week we weigh in, each week we have to stand and tell the others in the group whether we've put on or lost weight, and how much. Following the meeting the club makes a point of visiting a local coffee shop for morning tea, as proof that life doesn't have to be without enjoyment, just because we are trying to lose our excess weight. I was a member of Spark People quite some time ago, and because there is no structured diet as such with TOWN Club, I decided to keep track of what I eat and drink here on Spark People, so I could get some idea of where I'm at nutritionally.

Member Since: 11/26/2014

Fitness Minutes: 34,546

My Goals:
I need to -
- eat good, clean, healthy foods
- eat within my recommended nutritional guidelines daily.
- exercise each and every day - no excuses - either or indoors or out of doors.
- drink at least 8 glasses of water per day.
- remember I am the one who is responsible for my health, weight and fitness level, no one else.

My Program:
1. Attend my local T.O.W.N. Club meetings each week.
2. Plan and log meals, exercise and water here on Spark People.
3. Be honest, admit the times I went wrong, and be happy with the times I did something right.

Personal Information:
I'm Chris, I live with my three dogs and elderly cat in a small town in western Victoria, Australia.
I'm 63 and my body is definitely reminding me of how badly I've treated it over too many years, with very little exercise and way too much junk food.
This stops NOW!

Other Information:
Anything you would like to know about me, please feel free to ask.

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  • v LDYHAZ
    Hope your doing well. Just checking in on you. Looks like 7 days ago you were having some trouble.
    1434 days ago
    Thank you for your helpful comment on my blog!
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    1447 days ago
    Thank you for your comment. Your magpies sound wonderful. We have a couple, and they are feisty. We have 12 chickens and 2 dogs and 3 cats. The chickens eat most everything. We have a fenced yard in which the chickens are free. The "pecking order" is cats, dogs, chickens. The cats are snob eaters, only the finest, the dogs are anything meat eaters, and the chickens are omnivores, eat most anything. They really like leftover dog food. They sneak into the house and hit the dog food bowls whenever possible. For us in the US, or at least me anyway, Australia seems magical. You sound like you live in a magical place in Victoria. I read a couple of your blogs, your bio, and I see you've been in maintenance for better than a year. I am looking forward to changing my weight loss bar to a maintenance bar. Thanks again.
    1450 days ago
    1453 days ago
    I am so glad that my blog led you to great memories. Isn't the internet wonderful! I listened to a lot of music on YouTube yesterday!

    Adding you as s friend.
    1471 days ago
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