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Jean Toth of Eastlake is a 65-year-old who is a contestant in The News-Herald's Lighten Up in 2013.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Work to do now that I'm 65

My birthday is between Christmas and New Years. So I usually make resolutions for both. This year I'm going to:

Give time to the Lord daily - He will help me achieve the rest of my goals
Stop and listen to George when he speaks - I have been tuning my better half out too much lately
Exercise every day - if I do 80% of the days, that is still good
Lose 10 pounds by March 31, 2013 - more would be better but I'm being realistic

Light Up in 2013 will help me with half of my goals. Having to account for my weight is what will keep me on track and hopefully (this time) make behavior changes for life not just 6 months.

I've never seen a heavy 80 year old. If I wish to grow old and still hopefully be healthy and active, I need to lose weight.

Saturday after being weighed and having my picture taken, I am determined to make this work. I am a slow starter but I will succeed or is it survive? Well at least I'm recording what I eat and measuring my caloric intake to stay in my guidelines. Now I need to develop a good exercise program. I've been stretching, which I consider exercise but, a Health Works I learned that I need to do more. 

Good luck everyone. I know this is not easy but it will be worth the effort.


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