LOU1DAY

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I'm 70, and still working on taking charge of my life. When I joined SparkPeople, my main goal was to lose weight, but that's gradually changed into something much more dynamic. In general, I'm eating more healthfully, doing some kind of exercise daily, and working toward my goals. I like to say I anticipate at least 25 more years, and with SparkPeople's help, they will be good years!

Member Since: 10/16/2007

Fitness Minutes: 23,721

My Goals:
While the underlying goal is to lose weight, the goals that will allow me to achieve it are to develop and maintain habits that will lead to a healthy lifestyle. The weight loss should occur without my giving it much thought.


My Program:
For now, I am doing the following:

1. Tracking everything I eat on the Nutrition Page.

2. Getting the daily amount of fluids (but I still love my coffee, so I try to drink more water than coffee each day).

3. Tracking my cardio and strength training. I'm doing 30-40 minutes of various types of cardio per day and trying to do some kind of strength training at least 3 times per week.



Personal Information:
I'm Lou, currently from Vancouver, WA, originally from central Illinois via 7 years in the Bay Area of California. I'm 70, and recently lost my husband Larry, after almost 45 years of marriage. I have no children, but I currently have 2 spoiled cats.

Email me at:
loulittleii@yahoo.com


Other Information:
Although I maintained a weight of about 163 most of my adult life, in 1993 I was diagnosed with sarcoidosis. I was on prednisone off and on over the next 6 years, gaining weight each time, but never managing to lose it before the next time. In 2007, I had to go back on prednisone and gained again, though I lost that weight fairly quickly.

With an advanced degree in English, I would never have anticipated becoming a technical writer, but that's what I did for 20 years before retiring in 2005.

Larry & I got active with a local rose society in 1986, and I edited the society newsletter for 12 years and the newsletter for the PNW District of the American Rose Society for 6 years. I am an ARS Consulting Rosarian, and our shared love of roses deeply affected our lives.




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  • v MASTERPIGG
    I KEEP FORGETTING TO MENTION SOMETHING,,, I HOPE YOU YOU WON'T HATE ME BUT......................I'M ALLERGIC TO ROSES.
    SORRRY...........
    SNEEEZY..........
    4609 days ago
  • v MASTERPIGG
    HELLO LOU.
    I WENT TO MY DOC'S TUE, THEY SENT MY INFO TO THE SARC. SPEC. AND THERE GONNA TAKE ME, BUT NOT TILL MAY. BETTER LATE THEN NEVER I GUESS.
    I'M DOING OK FOR NOW, HOPE YOU ARE TO........
    KEN
    4610 days ago
  • v PEARLOI
    Hi Lou , i really enjoyed you page and it has motivated me to keep a food diary, ive been divorced 7 yrs, and am getting a lfe back together after raising 8 children. i have fibro myalgia , and am very forgetful, your page enabled me to writs down as i was reading some tips i took from there again many thanks Jill
    4611 days ago
  • v KPARASIL
    Hi! Thank you for the "happy face." I will have to figure out how to use that tool - don't know how yet. I read your page and see that you have Sarcoid also. I was diagnosed 24 years ago after the birth of my son. I have had my ups and downs with this disease - way too many of them. I need to get healthy again and losing weight will help me do that. I hope to hear from you again soon.
    4619 days ago
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