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My name is Jan. My original username of "Aging Fatty" was selected on 11/29/14 at the start of yet another weight depression. I left SP in June/2015 and returned in Dec/2017 and again in Aug/2020. When I reached the 30-pound weight loss mark, I decided to change my username to "Aging Healthier". I am determined to continue to eat healthy for my remaining lifetime. I still struggle to maintain an ideal weight, but for now the "Fatty" in me is gone

I have been doing the Silver Sneakers Fitness Program 3-5 times a week since 2011. Exercise alone will not make me lose weight. I continue with the program to improve my balance and body strength. In 1999 I had a major stroke (complete left side paralysis) and I sill have left-sided weakness after all these years. I don't give up on continued improvement even though my body has limitations. I move slower than most of the others in the classes, but I don't care, as any movement is better than none. I am not looking for sympathy by saying this. It is what it is! If I give up, then I could lose it all.

Member Since: 11/29/2014

Fitness Minutes: 10,195

My Goals:
To reach a weight that I feel healthy and comfortable at... and to remain there!

To continue exercising 3 days/week (or more) for a lifetime.

To do no-handed chair sits... this is much easier said than done, for me. I am no where even close.

My Program:
Tracking my food every day while enjoying a whole food plant-based way of eating.

Cardio exercises 3 days a week and strength training mixed in along with it.
AKA Silver Sneakers Fitness classes

Eliminate all sugar laden foods. Satisfy my sweet tooth with fruit and stevia.

Personal Information:
I grew up in St Paul, MN.
I raised my two 20-something sons in Racine, WI. I currently live with my 2nd husband near Nashville, TN. We started rescuing cats together in 2001, but stopped at 17 when they "took over". There are 9 cats that currently share our home with us.
Oh, and we are both retired.

Other Information:
I lead a very simple life. I like to read and do so every evening.

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