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One of the only things in this life we have any control over whatsoever is our weight and fitness level. I turn 62 years old this summer and I'm determined to feel fit and healthy by then. I don't want to live the rest of my life wishing I was able to do things that a fit person can do.

There is no perfect time to get started. There is no magic formula, pill or diet to shed the extra fat for me. Only I can do it by having faith in myself that I can do it first of all, secondly being as consistent as possible until I reach my goal and transition into maintenance, and lastly never giving up!!

Here's to a happier 2021 to everyone!

Member Since: 1/23/2009

Fitness Minutes: 21,892

My Goals:
I've yo-yo'd for years now and so over the emotional roller coaster that goes along with that.

I've learned a lot of lessons over the years and I now know that moderation is the key. No more crazy fad diets, excessive exercise or anything unhealthy.

My goal this year is to be kind to myself and slowly but steadily get to my goal weight of 135 to 140 lbs. I'm 5'5" - I think that's just the right weight range to be fit and healthy but not skinny which is what I plan to be within the next year so that by the time I'm retired, I can travel and explore without having to sit anything out because I'm not fit enough to do it.

My Program:
Being kind but firm with myself.

Shedding the excuses so I can shed the fat!

Getting some sort of exercise in every day! Getting outside to enjoy nature.

Walking, strength training, body weight exercises, dancing, yoga and doing my own yard work will be a part of my life from now on.

Eating delicious and nutritious food most of the time with a treat every now and then being careful to track even when I get off track. lol

Keeping an eye on the scale but using other tools to measure progress as well.

This is a journey with all of the twists and turns that entails.

I'm ready!

Personal Information:
Day job - Number Cruncher

Passion - Writing

Proud Mom - One Son

Determined to get fit and healthy!

I believe that getting fit and healthy is 80% diet and 20% exercise!

Other Information:
Writer, lover of books, movies, stories of all sorts, but especially enjoy reading and writing historical fiction, science fiction and fantasy.

Renaissance Faires fascinate me. Who doesn't love a good joust? Horses and knights in shining armor all at once! Sigh.

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    Thank you for *friending* me! I *friended* you too!!

    I am 5'1.5" short, lol. My original goal was 175, then 165 - then I just kept going. My sister told me not to go for a number - to allow my body to tell me when I was there. Great advice!

    Today you are where I was when I started. Your first goal is 145 - great goal! When you reach it, see how you feel. If you feel great, stay there.

    After a while if you feel you want to go lower, take it 5 lbs at a time until you reach the point where you either must eat that amount of calories or your body says enough. Regardless of what we weigh, we still have to learn how to maintain the weight. This is the number of calories you can eat without gaining.

    For me it is 1400 calories daily. So, I try to get approx 400 calories burned daily to give me a few extras in my life!

    I will be here for the rest of my life - if you need me, just holler!

    3405 days ago
  • v TERRIJ7
    I'm glad you liked my photos. I waited over 20 years for this log house and we finally moved in in Dec. 2004. It was definitely worth the wait (as all good things are...) I'm glad you're finding your way around the Spark site and that you found the Nesters team. I'm enjoying getting to know you :D
    3621 days ago
  • v SLCB1023
    Glad to see that you are expanding your contacts here on SparkPeople. There are so many things that offer support on your journey to a healthier life. The people here are one of the best suport tools. I am adding you as one of my sp friends. Lets enjoy the ride together. emoticon
    4101 days ago
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