Group details

Group Name: Want to join a group of daily loggers?
Members: 4
Location: Fortuna, CA 95540

Goals: To commit to self-defined goals and to seek support from and offer support to one another, cheering each other on as we face life's challenges and practice better, more healthful ways to cope.

Profile: Older but wiser, 50 and up, committed to daily online logging except when impossible to get Internet access.

Last posted: Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 7:39 AM

Other Info: We're looking for someone who will take a few moments in his or her day as often as possible to respond to posts and to scan each other's logs.

Members profiles:
I'm 64, married 42 years with two grown children. I became a grandma in 2011 when each of my kids had a boy within a month of each other. The grand-daughters arrived in June and October of 2013 I've come through some serious health problems. I am now healthy and ready to lose. More detail on the health problems. In 1996 I caught whooping cough in August and it was really bad. I didn't laugh again without coughing until January. The coughing disrupted my sleep which I think was a factor in my diagnosis of fibromyalgia. I was just starting to pull out of that when our neighbor used herbicides inappropriately and I was poisoned by lettuce I ate. On and on until 1998 when I decided I would give myself one year to see some improvement in my health or I was going to move on. I worked really hard on diet, exercise, sleeping, and mental health so by 1999 I did feel better. Had surgery on both knees and uterine fibroids removed in the 2000-2004 range. Thought I'd learned my lessons about slowing down and taking care of myself but no--In the spring of 2004 I feel and broke three transverse processes in my back. While lying around waiting for those to heal I decided to go back to school and study nutrition. I spent 2004 through 2008 getting clinical certification in nutrition and herbalism. Through this time I learned more about how to nourish myself and although I didn't loose a ton of weight I did come through much healthier. I feel good and strong and I don't take any prescription anymore. Currently I'm spending time taking care of my grandchildren. I also volunteer for our city as a naturalist, leading hikes and going to schools with presentations. I love to canoe and we try to get in at least one long trip per year. I think we are looking at Boundary Waters again this year. I have a "herb den" in my basement and give workshops to explain how people can make their on personal products, like lotions, deodorants, bath salts, etc. I make a few things to sell but I'm not interested in a big business. During June and July I go to Washington to pick herbs that I dry, make into oils, and tinctures. I sell the dried herbs to a local apothecary. The other two things I dabble in are a dream group and mandala group.

I'm a 60 year old teacher, grandmother, sister and partner to a great guy! I love kids and animals. I enjoy gardening, swimming, skiing, walking, and reading. I'm married to a wonderful, supportive man - who thinks I'm beautiful just the way I am! (But he does agree that I could exercise a little bit more . . . for my health!) I am a true 'foodie'. I love food and wine - not just emotionally. but I truly love how it tastes! Even though I truly want to be healthy, I also want to look better. I know that I can do it. I just need to work on self-discipline and keep my goals in mind. And I would love your support.

I am a 57 year old man who lost about 60 pounds 17 years ago and maintained that loss for 15 years. I have allowed myself to gain back 20 of those pounds and now is the time to take charge and get back to my ideal weight of 170 lbs. I exercise regularly and eat pretty well but I know I flat out consume too many calories. I need the help and support of a group with similar challenges to reach my goal.

I own my own business so time is at a premium.

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