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Old 01-04-2015, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Boca Raton, FL
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OK, it's 2015. New Year, new goals (for some). Health is always a concern.

What do you wish you would/could have done differently? Say you have 10 years to make changes; what would those be to improve your life and stay healthy?

IOW, if your 2015 self saw your 2005 self, what would you say?
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Old 01-04-2015, 03:25 PM
 
Location: South Jersey
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Stop eating processed so-called 'low-fat' meals like Lean Cuisine and Healthy Choice! They're loaded with preservatives, salt and other junk.. instead, go for fresh and frozen vegetables, fruits, chicken, salmon, etc.. join a gym and go at least four times a week.. buy a bike and during warm weather, ride 100 miles a week. You've only got one body and it's gotta last a long time.
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Old 01-04-2015, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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That was good advice but 100 miles? Yikes, lol.

I would have invested in a low risk 401k instead of mixed. I lost a ton of money during the recession and then was laid off. I would not have bought the house I did as it was a money pit. Spent just as much on repairs as I would have for a nicer condo or a trailer house. Even buying a new car would have been better for me than that house.
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Old 01-04-2015, 05:09 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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100/7 = 14-ish. Depending where you ride, that's reasonable.

I would need to go back about 30 years, and I would tell myself to keep moving!!! It's sadly true - use it (fitness) or lose it. And it's much more difficult to get it back the longer you wait.
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Old 01-04-2015, 05:14 PM
 
Location: MN.
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If i could go back i would have done earlier what i needed to do to reduce stress. Stress is very very hard on the body.
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Old 01-04-2015, 05:19 PM
 
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OK, it's 2015. New Year, new goals (for some). Health is always a concern.

What do you wish you would/could have done differently? Say you have 10 years to make changes; what would those be to improve your life and stay healthy?

IOW, if your 2015 self saw your 2005 self, what would you say?
Mostly just take steps earlier to stay more in shape which I did several months ago. But to be fair I just needed to change from more physically active to doing more at a fitness center like I am now. Better a little late than never as they say.
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Old 01-04-2015, 05:37 PM
 
Location: In a daze
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I don't need to look back ten years, just a few days:

If I only knew the MegaMillion numbers from last Friday on last Thursday....
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Old 01-04-2015, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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very good. I'm sure we all wish we knew the secret numbers. But...that's why they call it gambling. And yes, I buy the tickets too.
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Old 01-04-2015, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I was 18 in 2005. Knowing what we do now about the economic collapse, I would have left TN immediately for MA, CT, or NYC, places where there are ample well-paying jobs. TN, especially east TN, is a basket case of poverty, crime, lack of jobs, and drugs. I wouldn't have spent another day there.
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Old 01-04-2015, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Boca Raton, FL
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Smile Thank you - keep them coming

At Christmas, our daughter was just great to me. She is growing up. There are things I have not been able to move past and I need to move forward instead of looking back and being sad.

Let's put it this way - the last major shopping for work type clothes/daily stuff was over 10 years ago.
What I've been wearing was embarrassing to say the least and of course, she noticed that.

She went to a store and came home with a big bag, all age and size appropriate clothes. She told me that she wouldn't buy me new ones if my size went up - only if it went down.

Well, this kind act has lifted my spirits and encouraged me to really focus on some of the goals I need to set - one of them being weight loss like so many others - and just make proper eating a regular part of life.

I know I need to get back to the gym also so thanks for those of you who suggested that.
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