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Well I'm 60!

Sunday, November 18, 2018

I turned 60 on November 12, 2018. I feel 40, physically, maybe 50 mentally, and am pondering the remainder of my life which could be 20 or 30 years. My mom passed when she was 73, my dad was 83, but I am healthier than either of them were, so I suspect, barring any unforeseen problems, that I will outlive both of their ages.

Keto has made an enormous difference in my life. I don't worry about food anymore, I just eat what's keto. And if there is no keto, I eat nothing. I drink wine on occasion, and I probably always will. A glass or two once or twice a week is a pleasure I'm not willing to give up. And with keto, I don't have to.

As I reflect back on the past year, what I realize more than anything is that the weight I am at affects every aspect of my life. I'm not done losing, I probably have 10-15 more pounds to go, but I feel so good, and my happiness level is elevated so much that I am enjoying the journey to "get there". At last.

Weight is not everything, but health is, and weight is reflective of health. My markers at my last physical (except for LDL which I did not get the particle differentiation measured) were "that of a teenage" according to my doctor.

My goal for this next year is to focus on more physical activity, both planned and leisure, and to ramp up my strength training program. Next year, this time, I want to say "I'm still enjoying life, and I'm even better than last year!"
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    Wanted to get to know more about the members in the keto group we're in so I mozeeed over to your blog. I'm 65. I've got about 75lbs to go. I'm down 35 from my highest weight (In Dec or Jan). So, I'm pretty happy. I've lost at least 15 since going keto. My kids are grown and gone too, can relate to the empty nest. Congrats on your 31 years. Heck, look forward to 100. If you're doing all the right things, why not live real long. A positive attitude helps a lot I've learned. Take care, keep going. I'm here in the group ready for mutual support. Don't always log in every day, but I'm trying. emoticon
    816 days ago
    Well done. May you continue to enjoy the road. Cheers
    942 days ago
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    Happy Birthday! I am 66 and very active! Swam two hours today, hike, dance other days. My parents died early. Father at 52 and mother at 76. Latest study is that your lifestyle is much more of a deterrent of how long you live. My parents didn’t exercise and worked with no play. Keep feeling well and doing what you are doing. Have an Awesome year!
    947 days ago
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    emoticon Spark Sister!! Your doing soo great~ Keto On emoticon
    947 days ago
    Happy Birthday!
    948 days ago
  • -JAMES-
    Its sort of like the saying, "you're not getting older, you're getting better", fitter, and effectively younger too.

    Go Karen! Happy birthday.
    948 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/18/2018 9:55:10 AM
    Happy Birthday! Congrats on your wellness!
    948 days ago
    Happy birthday;)
    948 days ago
    Happy birthday!!! I am soon to be 66 and I feel 40 😊. I'm way healthier than my parents too. Blessings to you 😊 👍
    948 days ago
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