xjohnnyox's Journal, 14 June 2018

This is the second time I have entered a weigh-in under 210. Feels good. I am now setting a long term goal to get to 205 and maintain that for the next 6 months. My wife has been impressed enough with my results following the YMCA diabetes prevention class program that she has just started the same program. I will support her in her effort's to meet the program initial goals and beyond. We only live once on this earth, so we might as well work to be as healthy as possible while here.

During my last class, one of my classmates who is a few years my senior (somewhere in her mid 60's), expressed the thought that she didn't think that she could make any physical gains by exercising (or just being active). That comment made me think back to a mountain trauma first aid responder conference (for ski patrollers, mountain search and rescue, etc.) that I went to a few years ago. Lou Whittaker, the famous American mountaineer, was giving our keynote address. At the time, when he was in his 90s, just had his knees replaced and was telling the crowd (which had many of us in our 50s, 60s and 70s) that we needed to bank our health while we are young. Here is this 90+ year old, who was still regularly climbing Mt. Reiner, telling us we can make a difference in our elderly years by taking the steps necessary to keep (and improve) our health now, even as we are getting into our elderly years. What a GREAT message. I relayed that message onto my classmate, and added that this wasn't something that needed much thought. By being active and doing something, you will always be better off that just sitting about in a sedentary manner. A person just has to make the effort, and as the Nike slogan goes "Just Do It!"

Best of luck to all of you on your quests to be healthy!

John O
209.4 lb Lost so far: 32.6 lb.    Still to go: 3.4 lb.    Diet followed reasonably well.

Diet Calendar Entry for 14 June 2018:
2063 kcal Fat: 80.76g | Prot: 91.33g | Carb: 249.11g.   Breakfast: Milk (Nonfat), Hershey's Chocolate Syrup. Lunch: Totino's Combination Crisp Crust Party Pizza, Water. Dinner: xjohnnyox Arroz con pollo, Milk (Nonfat) . Snacks/Other: M&M's Milk Chocolate M&M's, Good Foods Group Tableside Chunky Guacamole, Mission Restaurant Style Tortilla Chips, WinCo Foods Chocolate Peanut Clusters. more...
on diet xjohnnyox's own diet   losing 3.5 lb a week

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Well said! 
14 Jun 18 by member: lynowen


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