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Group Name: Fun, Fit & Forty+
Members: 4
Location: San Antonio, TX 78209


Profile: Getting fit through healthy eating, exercise, and daily logging. Working to lose 10-30 Pounds!

Last posted: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 5:54 PM

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I am 52, separated, mother of two adult children. I’m a church organist and I teach piano at a community college and in a community school of music, and I do some accompanying, wedding gigs, etc. I am also a volunteer adult literacy tutor, and have three three-legged cats. (Nine cat legs total).

Before age 42 1/2, I did no exercising whatsoever. I was only slightly overweight – (5’7”, in the upper 160s) -- nothing to be too concerned about, but a question popped into my head all of a sudden – “What kind of 76-year-old do I want to be someday?” -- and for some reason, I pictured a 76-year-old me, running a road race. This was weird, because I knew I couldn’t run 2 blocks. But I realized that the future I was envisioning for myself was not the future I was preparing for. So I bought a pair of running shoes that day, and have been running ever since. I have had good times and bad with this – including several marathons in several states – and a stress fracture, with a period of time spent on crutches and in a wheelchair! I think I have a handle on what I’m doing now, but I am constantly learning new things about what works for me and what doesn’t!

I thought that with all that running, weight loss would come automatically, but that was not the case. It was pretty clear, though, that the running would be a lot easier if I lost 20, or even 30 lbs., so I started reading about what is the best way to fuel (and not overfuel) all this activity.

I joined PT in April 2007, and found that just logging what I ate caused me to lose weight! Even if nobody reads it, I feel accountable, and I am aware of what kinds of foods I’m eating and in what amounts – so it’s a natural check & balance. Logging every day is really important. I quit being active at PeerTrainer a few years ago, but now I'm back -- because so is the weight. Thought I'd give it a try again.

Age: 48; Married w/2 kids - son 21 & daughter 20 Job: accountant Hobby: reading

I am 48, married, and have kids, ages 22 & 19. My family doesn't mind eating healthy food, so they do not sabotage my food choices. I do that myself by snacking on junk food. I work fulltime and am in the office all day by myself, so I do my socializing on the internet. On the weekends, I love to work in the yard and cook and bake.

Early 40's at this time...trying to get to my goal weight as soon as possible. Not basing it on an age or time, just get there.

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