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I am 6 and a half years retired in my 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 215 and am committed to going in the right direction.. I realize that I am not 20 years old and want to extend my healthspan (not just lifespan) as much as possible.

I have found tracking food intake and daily monitoring of results the best way to sustain motivation. I also track steps and this has saved my health as I get distracted from a nutrition and caloric focus. Strength training is a goal too, but not the strong focus that walking and biking has for me. With the coronavirus arrival and the need to maintain social distance and yet connection I want to start a daily exercise group that uses bike to help with the six foot spacing recommended for social distancing.

I want to stay in contact with a variety of friends and family, so I am begining a social biking group.

I am personnally 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.

Member Since: 3/26/2013

Fitness Minutes: 187,222

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

My Program:
monitor intake and weight daily and reward consistency.
record meals daily.

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  • v DRBENGSCH2021
    Thank you so much for commenting on my blog and for adding me as a friend. :) I don't post every day but on my personal blog I'm posting at least 5 times a week. And now I'm trying to post more of my blogs on here as well. Thank you for reading!
    2836 days ago
  • v ROCKMAN6797
    Thank you for adding me as a SparkFriend, I have done likewise!
    Congratulations on your weight loss and I look forward to reading about your future successes!

    2838 days ago
  • v --KREN
    I saw your comment about trying to learn the site.

    This link is to the Spark Tips thread on our Over 60's group, where everyone has asked questions on how to do/find this or that on SP and someone has given them an answer. There's lots of handy things there and you might find something you can use.

    Hope this helps!

    (Sorry there is no way in this comment section to post a live link. You'll have to copy and paste, lol.)
    2839 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/22/2013 9:09:07 AM
    Thanks, we can support each other.
    2855 days ago
    Thank you for the nice comment on my Spark Page, Joe. I am so glad to be a part of Spark People and happy to see your excellent progress. Keep on Sparking! Sharon
    2858 days ago
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