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He'd rather fish than anything


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I am retired because of an injury, in 2012. I joined a gym in October of 2014 and have lost 20 pounds since. I have 50 more pounds to lose. I love working out and sweating, I feel like I've accomplished something.
I have dogs at home and a husband of 21 years. I love to garden and then can what I've grown, nothing like a fresh tomato.
Working out has made me feel so much better and has changed my health already.

Member Since: 10/25/2014

Fitness Minutes: 153,139

My Goals:
I joined Planet Fitness on October 8, 2014 weighing in at 220. On January 1, 2015 I weighed 199.
I want to lose 5 pounds a month with my weigh ins on the 8th of the month.
By my birthday this year, December 12th, I want to weigh 145 and have a 26" waist again. My triglycerides will lower themselves with all the weight loss and healthier eating.

My Program:
I have been tracking my food for some time now, it helps me to see problem times and times to be rewarded.
I have been glued to the treadmill and loving it. I push everyday to exceed my calories burned and miles walked.

Personal Information:
After retiring and having 3 surgeries on my neck, I was working with a pain management doctor. We finally found a medication that helped reduce my pain without KO-ing me. All the meds and laying around for a few years caused my triglycerides to ski to over 1300. I was 52 and on my way to a stroke, fast. My weight was out of control, 236 on a 6'-1" small boned frame. Motivation!

Other Information:
I love old movies, black and white with Bette Davis are the best. My husband and I love to cook together and have enjoyed the changes in our menu.

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    Now, Beth, Let me ask you a question.
    Do you see ANY kind of similarity between THIS smiley


    and the fellow in this video below? Because I see a very striking resemblence. Be sure to watch through to the end!
    2104 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/21/2015 12:11:58 AM
    Now Beth, that shark story was a very S E R I O U S one. I didn't mean it to be funny.... ;)
    I also have a story about a Pacu that wanted to kill me. Want to hear it? Sure ya do.
    Hubby had gotten a nice fish tank in our first year of marriage and had bought this really cool fish that he really admired. Don't ask me the name, because I really couldn't care less.
    THEN he bought a Pacu, (I have a good reason to remember THAT name.) It's part pirhana, I believe.
    Well, RIGHT BEFORE hubby went to work, (and left me all alone and DEFENSELESS) he put this fish in the tank with the nice one.
    When Hubby left, the pacu began ATTACKING the other one. Well, I hate bullies, so I was going to put a stop to that.
    Didn't know HOW...but that's beside the point.
    So, I got the large fishnet and tried to pin this thing in the corner. I did, but I don't remember what I did for the rest of the evening...I don't remember getting him out and putting him in another tank. Hm. Well, ANYWAY,
    After that....
    EVERY SINGLE TIME I walked past that fish tank, the Pacu would ram the glass trying to get to me. I K I D Y O U N O T!
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    I mean, even my HUBBY doesn't think I'm exaggerating!
    2105 days ago
    Thanks for your post!
    For more entertainment read my previous blog
    "EXTRA, EXTRA! Read all about Susan's Shark Encounter"
    2106 days ago
    Hi Beth! Just came across your pic on one of these teams. You have a nice smile so I came to your page to get to know you. lol.
    I see you like black and white movies. ME TOO.
    My four daughters and I really like things like Philidelphia Story.
    Have you seen it? If you have, check out High Society. It is a remake of Philidelphia Story and a MUSICAL. We absolutely LOVE it. Especially, ESPECIALLY the song, "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?"
    I'm not into scary movies but can enjoy, "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane" with Betty Davis. My younger girl who is easily scared, keeps scaring US, by singing in a creepy voice, "I'm Writing a Letter to Daddy!" lol gross! Now that my mom lives with me temporarily and can't get around easily on her own, it....kinda puts a new twist on the movie for me. chuckle.
    One old movie I like to work out to is Happiest Millionaire. It has many songs that are perfectly spaced and upbeat for a good w/o...for me at least.
    Anyway, have a very great week!
    2106 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/18/2015 7:27:45 PM
    hi, Beth.

    I saw your question about yoga on the message boards.

    have you tried any of the videos on Spark? That's a good way to sample a workout for free.

    I love Pilates. I currently have 3 Pilates videos that I REALLY like. I wrote a blog about them on Mar 18 - check it out if you are interested.

    hope you find something that works for you!
    2131 days ago
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