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Old February 7th, 2011, 03:40 PM
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I was just in a store that had an exercise DVD display directly next to a Godiva Chocolates display .

I have found out in my later years the importance of exercise .I went from age 19 to last year without doing any . I see people every day who will drive their cars a block to buy a newspaper .Its so much healthier to walk .I've given up driving and walk everywhere locally and try to walk as much as possible every day .
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I know I am healthier and more in shape at 42 than my mother was. But, that is nothing to take comfort in. My kids are still young (4 and 3) ... so I need to stay fit and healthy so that I am around for a long, long, time.

I try to get physicals annually, and will soon start cancer screening. I belong to a martial arts cllub, and workout a few times a week. I need to start doing something daily like the eliptical machine.
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I gave up tv years ago. Many years, now. Added years to my lifespan.
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I know I am healthier and more in shape at 42 than my mother was. But, that is nothing to take comfort in. My kids are still young (4 and 3) ... so I need to stay fit and healthy so that I am around for a long, long, time.

I try to get physicals annually, and will soon start cancer screening. I belong to a martial arts cllub, and workout a few times a week. I need to start doing something daily like the eliptical machine.
I wish I was 42
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I gave up tv years ago. Many years, now. Added years to my lifespan.

At one time in my life I would be on line every night till at least 3AM .These days if I am on after 10 PM its a rarity .
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I'm doing a lot more for my health than I ever did before. Especially exercise, which I always hated, but I found stuff I enjoy, so I do it.
I also TRY to eat right, and mostly I do, but I do have a sweet and salty tooth, which makes it difficult...

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I'm doing a lot more for my health than I ever did before. Especially exercise, which I always hated, but I found stuff I enjoy, so I do it.
I also TRY to eat right, and mostly I do, but I do have a sweet and salty tooth, which makes it difficult...

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Approximately 2 weeks ago I overate for probably the 400th .time but I really got myself sick .Since that eventful night I have been watching every food I'm eating .
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I walk 5 miles everyday with my mp3 player playing my smooth jazz and it helps alot keeping my blood pressure down..I usually eat oatmeal or yogurt and turkey bacon for breakfast and my main meal at noon..but I do confess to eating klondike bars about twice a week

funny on a cruise, I will have dessert at lunch and skip it at dinner and eat alot of fish and vegtables for my main entree
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I am very overweight and always have been. Off and on diets have screwed up my metabolic rate. The only exercise I did regularly was walking 7,000 - 10,000 steps daily.

After retiring early, my weight soared. However I have never had any serious health issues and low BP 117/47 - go figure.

However I decided to stop this soaring weight and started using the Wii since mid-Dec. I found it quite enjoyable and it has helped me manage my Seasonal Affective Disorder.

This morning I weigh 20lbs lighter than I did in mid-Dec. That weight loss will slow I know.

However I will keep Wiiing.

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PS On a cruise I ALWAYS lose weight even 1lb/week.

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On our last cruise, it was just DH and I. Everyone morning, I woke up early (aroundn 7PM) and did the two morning classes at the spa (usually, step and toning). THen went back to the cabin, showered and dressed for breaksfast with DH. It felt wonderful and invigorating.

This was the first cruise, i actually lost weight.

On a cruise, we walk everywhere. We avoid the elevators at all costs (unless it is formal night, and I'm in 3" heels and its 1AM and I'm exchausted). We try to use the stairs whenever possible.
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I walk up and down stairs as much as possible.I haven't taken an escalator since 1963 .
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On our last cruise, it was just DH and I. Everyone morning, I woke up early (aroundn 7PM) and did the two morning classes at the spa (usually, step and toning). THen went back to the cabin, showered and dressed for breaksfast with DH. It felt wonderful and invigorating.

This was the first cruise, i actually lost weight.

On a cruise, we walk everywhere. We avoid the elevators at all costs (unless it is formal night, and I'm in 3" heels and its 1AM and I'm exchausted). We try to use the stairs whenever possible.

couldn't find the EDIT option ... that should be 7AM (I woke up at 7AM!)
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My eating habits have of course drastically changed for obvious reasons. Now there are days I forget to eat at all, believe that or not. Not good for someone with diabetes so I am forcing myself to be at least a little more attentive.

My current physical condition is no one's fault buy my own. When I was younger (up until around the age of 30), I had a metabolism rate that was probably nothing shorter than stratospheric. I swear I probably between the age of 14 and 29 consumed as many calories on a daily basis than a Sumo wrestler. Yet when I was 20, I weighed 170 pounds. My Zygotic identical twin was the same way. To make matters even worse was my diet. I was the type that if it wasn't heart clogging, cholesterol filled, I wouldn't eat it. I twasn't sugar or candy but rather I loved the skin off the turkey and when it came to fried chicken, I just wanted the crusty skin. I'm also the guy who would actually ask for the fat off the beef or pork roast. I still love it but try (often unsuccessfully) to avoid it. In the Air Force I used to drink everyone under the table. It wasn't that I was Mr. Tough guy. It's just that whatever went in, was instantly burned up. They even examined me for a tape worm (I'm not kidding). As if that weren't bad enough, I smoked between 4 and 5 packs a day for over 30 years.

When Fran and I first got together I'd fix a three pound or so rump roast and roast it rare. She'd have two thin slices and I'd end up eating the whole damned thing.

And then the roof fell in. By the time I reached thirty, I was 235 pounds. Almost overnight I started gaining weight if I even looked at food. Then, two days after our forty-sixth birthday in 1993, my twin dropped dead of a massive coronary. They ran every test imaginable on me and I was as healthy as a horse (well a somewhat corpulent one maybe). I retired in '96 and moved back home and beginning in '98 I started having MI's as fast as some people catch a cold. I was a charter member of the frequent flyer club on the medi-vac helicopter between my hometown and the then closest Cardiac unit 17 minutes away (by air).

Now, the piper's bill has come due and it'll be an awfully cold day in you know where before I ever whine about my situation.

To be very truthful, in retrospect about the only reason I really regret about not living a more reasonable lifestyle is that I can't do today, what many seventy plus year old men can. Just my embarrassment at that my dear Cruisemates, is sufficient reason that everyone should live a more healthy lifestyle and by that, I DON'T mean the politically correct one being touted in the media. What I mean is eat and drink what you want, just do it in moderation. And one last thing. You younger ones have never lived until you've tasted French fries fried in a combination of vegetable shortening mixed with beef tallow (such as the original McDonalds method of frying). The food police have already taken that one away forever.

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I've had too many health scares in the past few weeks . My wife wanted to call 911 each time but I said if I go I want to go in my own bed .I am trying to watch my food intake .I slipped a bit this afternoon and went back on medication .I need to psyche myself .
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Todd, thank you for sharing your story.
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