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Old 01-08-2013, 02:08 AM   #91
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I introduced myself over on the main Introduction board but also wanted to say hello over here as this is where I shall make my forum home.

I turned 60 a couple of months ago, live on Vancouver Island down near the ocean and need to lose the 20 lbs which piled on after I quit smoking 18 months ago. Hopefully, I will get lots of inspiration here because I know that losing the extra weight will make a difference in terms of my strength and energy levels.

My interests include cooking (!) and part of the cooking process is eating what you cook...right? Maybe I'll find some more weight friendly recipes here. Other than cooking, I swim regularly, cycle (weather permitting), walk my dog (a lot), read and knit if I am watching a movie or a favourite TV show (something along the lines of "Mad Men"). I still work full time...retirement is a distant dream, I'm afraid...where I am the secretary for a non-profit organization.

My weight loss plan involves sticking to a healthy diet (no problem) while reducing the quantity and eliminating all the sweet stuff, baked goods and snacking (unless it's a healthy snack). In other words, I am not following any specific diet to help me lose weight but I know that I will lose weight this way.

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Old 01-09-2013, 01:02 PM   #92
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Welcome Oceanside. Come join in the threads, Jan Golden Girls or 2013 Challenge. Diana
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:23 PM   #93
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Just wanted to take a moment and welcome all the newcomers here.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:37 PM   #94
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Hi..My name is Joanne and I just turned 59 a few weeks ago. I've always had a problem with my weight and I just decided I was going to go for it and lose all the weight by the time I'm 60. I've already started and lost 6 1/2 pounds..I'm hoping to make new friends on this board and we can all reach our goals..

A little bit about myself..We recently moved from Missouri to Pennsylvania..We lived in a few other states because of my husband's company..but he took his last job here in Pennsylvania so we will stay in this house..I'm so happy not to have to move again..I stay at home and care for my mother who lives with us now..along with an adult son with Autism. Dieting is a challenge with all that I have going on but I'm determined to do this for me..

I have three sons..You already know about the one above..I have two others..One is 37 and lives nearby...He is single..The other one was just married last June to a wonderful girl..My husband and I have been married for 38 years and are really enjoying this new home and area..We thought we would retire to NJ but wound up here and love it..

I'm glad I found this site and hope to get to know you all..
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:25 PM   #95
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WELCOME TO THE SITE - Joanne

Sounds like you are a big caretaker, glad you are going to start putting more time into taking care of YOU. Check out Golden Girls thread, 1000 miles in 2013 thread and 2013 Challenge thread - that's where you will find me!
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:23 PM   #96
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Hi,

My name is Robert and I'm a recent member here. I turned 52 in October and I'm trying to lose 35 to 40lbs. I lost 63 lbs ten years ago (probably closer to 12 years ago) and feel it's time for me to get back in shape. Now or never!

I have 10 year old twin boys and a 13 year old boy. I'm very involved with my boys and spend lots of time coaching them in various town sports. I'm also a musician, and play guitar, bass, a little synth, and vocals ( though struggling at vocals). I enjoy writing and recording music. When not dieting, I enjoy red wine, especially Shiraz.

I updated my introduction with a photo of me when I lost 43 lbs. I'm 173 in this photo:

http://s1300.photobucket.com/albums/...nt=Image17.jpg



I look forward to making friends here while losing weight.

Robert

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Old 01-20-2013, 01:32 PM   #97
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Welcome Robert, hope you are finding your way around the site.

Here's a walking challenge I'm doing, check it out!

1000 miles in 2013
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Old 01-20-2013, 02:06 PM   #98
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Hi Diana,

That looks like a great idea. When did the challenge begin?

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Old 01-20-2013, 03:22 PM   #99
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Hey Robert! Welcome! The 1000 miles in 2013 started the first of Janury but just jump in. Everything counts!

"and biking and hiking and wheel-chairing and swimming and surfing and mountain climbing and......and....and....."

This was a quote from the 2012 challenge so just jump in. the point is to just move.

Still trying to get back to it after that flu bug kicked my butt on New Year's Eve but think if I can start slow AGAIN I can get it done. Just need to get rid of this cough!!
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Old 01-20-2013, 03:37 PM   #100
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Thanks, Karen. So I can use the distance on the eliptical, as well as coaching a basketball game? That sounds great.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:37 PM   #101
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Everything works!! I had my hubby set up my Wii again tonight after we have moved. Finally figured out where I wanted it and have enough room for it. Now just have to start with the routine again! Determined to do it!
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:09 PM   #102
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I have the kinnect for xbox, I should probably incorporate that into my workout plan.
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:44 PM   #103
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That sounds good too Rob. I enjoy exercise DVD's in the morning and use my Striiv (pedometer +) to reach 10,000 steps a day. This is harder in the winter which is one reason why I got it, and love it for the accountability.
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:06 PM   #104
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10k a day is quite impressive! What does that equate to in distance?
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:46 PM   #105
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about 4.5 miles
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