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Updated January 8, 2020 -I am a retired Naval Officer. My husband and I moved to Montana from Hawaii in 1996. We live 11 miles outside of a town with a population of 96 in cattle and sheep ranch country. I garden and like computer games. I have had to give up knitting and needlepoint because of arthritis in my hands. There are no fitness clubs or facilities near by-the school gym has a weight room but very old equipment. I have a Wii Fit and a Golds Gym bike which I need to use. I like walking but winter around here makes it a little difficult. I also have COPD which sometimes limits my exercise. I have always struggled with weight. Since 2000, I have gained an average of 4 pounds per year. Now it all and more has to come off so I can be around to enjoy my children and grandchildren. I was with Fat Secret for a long time and got bored. I love SP. Since I started with SP I lost 25 pounds and then I gained it all back. Knowing I can do it is important. At age 68, it gets harder to lose and especially to get the exercise. I do get some walks in. I mostly exercise inside. My biggest challenge is over eating. My husband is on a 3 meal a day schedule when I would like to be on a 2 meal per day.My journey to weighing 175 pounds is started as of 9/1/2017. I actually joined SP in 2012 but I have reset. I reset again today. My new challenges are arthritis in my back and bursitis in my hip. I now have a collection of fitness bands to do physical therapy with.

Member Since: 5/12/2014

Fitness Minutes: 158,181

My Goals:
Lose 67 pounds to goal weight of 175 for my health especially the high cholesterol, GERD, COPD and back issies.

My Program:
Because of where I live, I am on my own diet. I find tracking food and exercise helps as well as having a support group. I don't think paying for WW or Nutrisystem does any good. I can make healthy food and the right proportions.

Personal Information:
I was born in Massachusetts, went to high school in Dobbs Ferry, NY, College at Connecticut College in New London Connecticut. After living and working around Boston, I joined the Navy and went to Newport Rhode Island then to Norfolk, Virginia, to Adak, Alaska, to Virginia Beach, VA, then to Hawaii.

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I have 2 children and 5 grandchildren.

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  • v RCLYKE
    Good afternoon. Thank you for your comment on my blog today
    17 days ago
  • v CBRINKLEY401
    Yep. DH here has a sweet tooth too, though he doesn't need any extra calories (bought him a bag of snickers and reeses when I picked up the Halloween candy to hand out - fortunately those aren't my favorites so it's easier to resist them). He likes his bread and potatoes to. He brought home a bunch of sweet rolls and brownies from work the other day. Grandson is getting a bit of a belly, so he doesn't need them either.
    The neighborhood boys are all healthy weights, so maybe I can share some of the sweet treats with them occasionally to get them out of the house!
    18 days ago
    Good morning,
    welcome to the 10K Steps a Day team.
    Have a wonderful Sunday.

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    31 days ago
  • v KRYS210
    Welcome to the 10K team! The leaders are here to help you focus on your goal and achieve success. Let us know if you need help.

    Krys & team leaders
    32 days ago
  • v REMBRY
    hello my dear Montana friend .. thank you so very much for the orchids .. thinking of me and my health and wellness .. I am well .. working towards optimum health and wellness .. thank you for your inspiration and care .. have an over the top awesome weekend. The depths of sadness I felt yesterday was so intense .. God Bless the USA .. as well may God bless you and yours .. All is well .. All will be as God interred .. xoxox
    39 days ago
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