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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: 195,579

My Goals:
Monitor weight and get down to being routinely overweight (192) till 2022.

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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    Hey Joe,
    I'll probably transition to Fitbit. I have a Fitness Pal account, but I haven't used it in a month of Sundays'
    29 days ago
    Hey there… thanks for reading my blog. I did lose 50% of my starting weight, but have regained a small portion of that back. I know how to do this now though.
    34 days ago
    Hi Joe! I love the Giant at Hayne's point! (Not sure I spelled that right, but I grew up in the mid atlantic._
    95 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?
    95 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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    104 days ago
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