Hi , My name is Mel and I am a retiree living half of the time in Africa and half in the USA. I am interested in Health and fitness and a good quality of life. I enjoy mountain hiking and surfing, movies,country and rock music and cooking. Also I am a long term Buddhist and meditator and have practiced this in doing retreats in many places around the world. My aim here is about achieving health and happiness for the weight loss dieter.