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I'm finally here.

My initial goal is to get below 200 pounds before I turn 61; from there I'll figure out my next goal. My nephrologist (she treats my high blood pressure and proteinuria) recommended SparkPeople two years ago to help me lose weight, and it's taken me this long to get here. I realize I didn't entirely waste that two years. During that time I cleaned up my kitchen and diet -- no junk, all whole grains, organic, lots of fruit and veggies, and less meat. SP is helping me to take it to the next level, which includes overcoming a sedentary lifestyle. I love the community aspect.

Member Since: 4/24/2013

Fitness Minutes: 2,952

My Goals:
By losing weight I can (hopefully) cut back on the amount of medication I need to take, which means I'll less side effects to deal with--that translates to feeling better and having more energy. Yay! More energy and weighing less means better mobility -- and a better quality of life.

My Program:
I'm exercising regularly for the first time in twenty years! I'm also learning portion control and consistently planning my meals. I consider that conscious eating rather than mindless eating.

Personal Information:
I am 60 years old. Twenty years ago I had two brain tumors that were successfully removed, but left me with limited mobility on my left side and a focal motor seizure condition that requires heavy duty meditation to keep under control. When I turned 60 this year, I realized I had to become proactive in improving my quality of life -- to lose weight and get moving.

Other Information:
I love reading, all kinds of music, hanging out with people who "think", and figuring out how to make healthy food taste good. If I were trapped on a desert island and could (magically) receive one TV station I would want it to be PBS.

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    Just wanted to say hi and I hope your having a great week. emoticon
    2414 days ago
  • v 1SALMON1
    Hi! How are you doing? Well, I do hope! Thank you for reading & commenting on my blog. You're right about being 'of a certain age' - if we can be getting little by little healthier as we get little by little older, that's got to be a good thing. You take care of yourself, OK?
    2432 days ago
  • v 1SALMON1
    Hi! Just stopped by to say hello. Did you have a good visit with your grandson? And are you all rested up from it now? I hope you are well!
    2436 days ago

    You are the recipient of the Beautiful Woman Award!!

    Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the page of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out!

    Again, Congratulations Beautiful!
    2441 days ago
    Just wanted to say hi and I hope you had a great week and have a great weekend. emoticon
    2441 days ago
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