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I'm sure we all have goals in life relating to improving our life style as it applies to our health.  I find this especially true for me as I get older.  For me, I'm really struggling to eat better and healthier.  I just love stuff like chips, red meat and ice cream far too much. Plus, I have an insatiable sweet tooth. But I'm working doing better with this stuff.

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since moving to Florida, I am on a quest to find the best Fried chicken, fried catfish, and biscuits and gravy.  Nope, not doing more than one a week, and not every week.  Still, it is a mission.  

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I suppose when you live in the South, it has to be.

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I suppose when you live in the South, it has to be.

The best fried catfish in the south is going to be in your backyard.  You'll need a fryer, and the ability to catch fish.  Fresh is the keyword here.

Fried Chicken?  There's a Holy Grail search that is so much fun.

Best biscuits and gravy?  Them's fightin' words.


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Eating healthy and working out every day for my health.  Also internal peace.  I work in Law Enforcement and the negativity is getting to me..  Returning to hiking, camping and healthy living is helping centre my self.  I also live with Cystic Fibrosis, which is not a lot of fun, but I refuse to give up.
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I need to transition to highly focused training and started in on it this past year. Just turned 65, everything's working pretty darn good. But if I want to keep doing the things I really enjoy outdoors ( :D off trail backpacking, non-technical mountaineering) for another 10 years I need to work even harder at it, do highly disciplined workouts and stretching. One  numerical goal: being able to do 5 thousand feet of vertical in a day (on trail) with a full load.
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Training more for vertical mounaineering in addition to trail backpacking.

Eventually hiking in other countries.


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I've never understood the need to satiate a sweet tooth; sweets simply don't do it for me, unless I'm on a hike. The craving doesn't arise.


My goal is one I've posted about here before: fewer than 14 beers per week...


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Well I'm buying a house closer to my son so I can spend more time with him.
I'm seriously considering quitting my job after the first of the year. I've become extremely tired of shift work and/or overtime.
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I'm working on just being more content with the way things are.
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pay off my house and all my debt so I can retire early and do everything I want to do..because I have so much I want to do and there is no way I am working past 56 years old!!

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pay off my house and all my debt so I can retire early and do everything I want to do..because I have so much I want to do and there is no way I am working past 56 years old!!

That is the way to go.  Don't end up like my dad, whose life was constant work and then as my youngest sister was entering her senior year he and mom were making all their plans to travel, etc., then he got cancer and passed away 10 months later.

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I suppose when you live in the South, it has to be.

South Florida is part of the South?  Who knew?! :D

http://www.tufts.edu/alumni/magazine/fall2013/features/up-in-arms.html


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since moving to Florida, I am on a quest to find the best ... biscuits and gravy. ..  

That would be at Taos, New Mexico's best Western (free breakfast #5) before trudging up Wheeler Peak from the ski area side.  Runners up is biscuits n'gravy  at any Denny's  :D  

With my metabolism when I am not backpacking, I need to get in at least 30 min of bicycle riding … so I choose to live in areas with designated bike trails or multi-use trails with no autos (or travel there if the weather isn't cooperating).   At this point, health being more important than wealth and the biking is becoming more important during the off-season from backpacking.  Only refined carbs (including booze) after a tough hike or bike trip.


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I'm sure we all have goals in life relating to improving our life style as it applies to our health.  I find this especially true for me as I get older.  For me, I'm really struggling to eat better and healthier.  I just love stuff like chips, red meat and ice cream far too much. Plus, I have an insatiable sweet tooth. But I'm working doing better with this stuff.

How about you?

I try to find a balance.
5 or so days a week I try to treat my body like temple.  The other couple of days it's an amusement park.
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South Florida is part of the South?  Who knew?! :D

http://www.tufts.edu/alumni/magazine/fall2013/features/up-in-arms.html

I was beginning to see your point until I noticed the map showed a significant portion of Texas being in Appalachia.  But then, I guess Jimmy C does live there. :D

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For those contemplating a diet change, I'd recommend Dr. Campbell's Forks Over Knives as a starting point. You can download it on Netflix.

http://www.forksoverknives.com/about/cast-and-crew/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T._Colin_Campbell

Those of us with a Western Diet that are over 50 would do well to heed his advice and adjust accordingly...


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I was beginning to see your point until I noticed the map showed a significant portion of Texas being in Appalachia.  But then, I guess Jimmy C does live there. :D

Texas is so big, it gets to be part of three countries!  JimmyC lives in the Deep South part, so we'll keep him.  :;):

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JimmyC lives in the Deep South part, so we'll keep him.  :;):

OK by me.

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Interesting post, HJ...!!!  

I've cut out some people in my personal life that were real negative.  I deal with a lot of negativity at work and find I have less patience with BS in my personal life.  I've really been enjoying my time away from work and recently started facilitating an outdoors club website.

Lame Beaver's post on being content resonates well with me, as I find myself enjoying life's simple pleasures more.

Actually thinking about getting back into kayaking out here in the Pacific Northwest.  

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I am always trying to eat better and lose weight, so that's nothing new!:p

I have put my house on the market and am looking to move back into the city (Chicago), back to a more urban lifestyle.  I've been in the suburbs for 7 years, because my job is in the suburbs, but it's time to change.  I've never felt at home in the 'burbs, I hate the fact that I have to drive everywhere because there are no sidewalks or bike lanes to safely travel any other way.  I find myself adopting a suburban mindset, I've filled a 1200 sq ft town home with "stuff."   In moving to the city, I'll spend the same money on rent, but likely get a 600-800 sq ft apartment.  I will keep my car for weekend trips to hike and kayak, and commuting to the suburban office two days a week, but otherwise look forward to walking everywhere again!  

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Way back we used to live in Chitown. One fav worth mentioning, a tweak on the Dunes. Drive to Dune Acres, park, hop the trolley to Michigan City. Hike back along the shore, various alternatives.
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I think I would have to add something to make a lifestyle change, as pared down as I have it now. I second Ranger Sven, though, and letting go of negative relationships certainly is something I am working on. No, not easy at all...
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I think at this stage as much as anything I'm trying to cope with the changes age has forced on me :p

Actually, the biggest change I'm working on is as much mental as anything: I'm trying to be a professional writer.  That doesn't necessarily mean I'm going to get paid more, just that I write every day, and work at all the things writers do.  I'll take my cue from TJCeeJay--set your sights on your goal and work your arse off to get there.


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Easy. Use a 365 week a year calendar.
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JimmyC lives in the Deep South part, so we'll keep him.  :;):

OK by me.

jer, would you and Cajun just decide where I'm gonna live, damn-it!!!! :laugh:

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I'm sure we all have goals in life relating to improving our life style as it applies to our health.  I find this especially true for me as I get older.  For me, I'm really struggling to eat better and healthier.  I just love stuff like chips, red meat and ice cream far too much. Plus, I have an insatiable sweet tooth. But I'm working doing better with this stuff.

How about you?

Oh jer baby, I've been wantin' for so long too hear you say those words....you are changing your lifestyle.....and listem hun, with that Brazilian butt of yours, you will always have a place in my heart, sweet cheeks!!!!!

Yours always, Jimmy.......................... :cool:  :laugh:  :blush:


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jer, would you and Cajun just decide where I'm gonna live, damn-it!!!! :laugh:

You'd be out of place anywhere but in East Texas Jimmy.  Better y'all stay there.  Way too cold up here you anyway.

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Hi Jerry,

I know what you mean: I have a big sweet tooth, a near-addiction to chocolate, love chips, fried food, etc. (although I did give up meat twenty-five years ago).   I was overweight and not very healthy, even though I got a good amount of exercise.

When I turned 50 (two years ago), I decided to get serious about my health. I also watched "The Weight of the Nation", which led me to investigate the science behind diet and eating.

I reduced my caloric intake, ate healthier foods, and increased exercise somewhat.  I'm now healthier (and 75lbs lighter).  It's a daily struggle to resist all those sugary goodies, but I'm committed to it.

I definitely think it was the right choice, and I'm happy I was able to do it.

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