It’s good to pay attention to diet and exercise. About 8 years ago, I got serious about both. When my car was hit-and-run, totaled, parked in front of the house I didn’t get a new one. I started walking to work, 4.5 miles, each way. Then I started cycling. I changed my diet too, and lost a lot of weight.You can't tell from my picture but I'm a little heavier than I'd like to be. I'd be happy with losing 20 pounds. I'm not morbidly obese, just fat. And I'm staying away from vegetables such as Potato Chips, Popcorn, ice cream (Yeah, I know - not a veg!). But the wife seems to think I have to eat 1200 calories minimum daily or my body will go into survival mode. That's just a myth dieters want you to believe. It keeps them in business. And DIET food is even worse for you. So, I've always contended that if my lifestyle I'm only burning 800 cal's a day then I shouldn't be eating to store up my nuts for the winter. Today I had a bowl of dry cereal and a little piece of a chicken breast. AND I've walked for 35 minutes vigorously, de-thached the lawn, stained, sanded and sealed three drawer faces, mowed the lawn and fertilized it. So I'm beat like a drum. The wife will be home soon and we'll be having leftover chicken fajita's. Just give me that and a bottle of updaug and I'm a happy camper.
There was a lapse when we moved and I retired, but I got back into it.
I am closer to 60 than 55, and I run 5 miles every day (soon I will be back out on the bicycle again). I am muscular and slim, and generally feel very healthy. I know I can’t outrun death but for now, I am in the lead and I plan on keeping it up until I run out of steam. I don’t expect I will be able to keep up the pace indefinitely, but I will do what I can. I want to be here for my wife and our kids, and I want to enjoy life.
Keep up the activity, and listen to your wife, you are lucky to have her.