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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: 168,658

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 morning. Thank you for your comment on my blog this morning
    1 day ago
  • v REMBRY
    thank you for the comfy slippers ... I wont be surrendering them anytime soon going to go from slippers to flip flops .. ha ha
    that will be a while here in my neighbourhood .. very cold weather has moved in for a few days .. but other than having to bundle up a bit more .. All is well .. have an over the top Wednesday .. xo
    1 day ago
  • v RCLYKE
    Good afternoon. Thank you for commenting on my blog today. I watched all of the inauguration yesterday and found it quite encouraging. Go USA
    5 days ago
    emoticon Thank you for reading my blog.
    Thank you for your encouragement!!!
    10 days ago
  • v REMBRY
    oh yes .. the wind .. snow and rain .. lots of damage here and in the area .. extensive and expensive .. but no loss of life thank the heavens ..
    brutal and relentless wind .. guts up to 70 miles per hour .. with a consistent wind of 60 mph for a few hours .. then severe winds all night .. its still windy but only 35 -40 mph

    power outages all over the province .. nasty nasty weather after having 3 months of above normal temperatures ..

    be safe and well my friend ... keep smiling .. all is well ..
    12 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/15/2021 8:14:19 AM
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