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tellisell

Joined: Jan 14
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Posted: 15 Feb 2014, 08:45
I am 74 and have been dieting since I was 29, still keep trying though, good luck with your diet
country...

Joined: Nov 13
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Posted: 15 Feb 2014, 11:25
I'm over sixty and am new to this forum! I want to hear from the "silver foxes" too!
MsMightyPup

Joined: Jan 14
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Posted: 15 Feb 2014, 13:34
Hey Grace! I have the same issue. I'm 60 and living in FL, so going out is not an issue but I can't seem to get motivated. I'd be happy to buddy with you!
sara1207

Joined: Aug 11
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Posted: 15 Feb 2014, 18:33
Glad to see so many of you here! I have kept a close eye on my weight since I was 16 years old. At the moment, here in FL, we are at the height of "visitor" season. I love visitors, but I always try to cook company meals for them and end up eating too many calories + wine. It's practically impossible not to gain weight! It's a bit frustrating, because at my age (6Cool it comes off MUCH more slowly than it ever used to.
mummydee

Joined: Feb 10
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Posted: 15 Feb 2014, 19:33
I have started a challenge for us sort of 'golden oldies' so i'll be sending buddy requests to all or inviting you to join... just for fun for people over 50. We know Mother Nature is not in our corner, so lets knock her out of the competition and lose those pounds for swimsuit season! it's called

"silver foxes get ready for summer" I may not be silver but hope to be a fox soon....
curley-top

Joined: Sep 12
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Posted: 15 Feb 2014, 19:52
I would also like to join the group. I'm 60 but in my mind I'm way younger. I've struggled with my weight since 2007. I've put on about 35 lbs in 6 years. I keep having set backs, but I'm ready to get serious. I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired. Looking forward to feeling better, breathing deeper, moving faster and tying my shoe laces. ✳
wholefoodnut

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Posted: 15 Feb 2014, 20:48
Hi i'm 64 have been fighting the up and down weight since 2001 when a neck injury resulted in 10 months of inactivity. Tried atkins twice lost weight the first time, couldn't keep it off, tried it again in 2012. That time away from my ex i had been eating mostly plant based foods with some meats etc. Atkins simply made me sick. I could not stand the fat, nor could i make myself eat that much meat.

Have lost 45 pounds since sept of 2012. Slow is good for me. September i started back to the gym as i had finally gotten my doc's ok. Asthma had been out of control after 4 bouts of pneumonia in less than a year. Took us awhile to get me back on track. Another pneumonia interruption over the holidays and january. Back at the exercise and it feels good. 10 pounds to my goal then will decide if i need more. Just want to be in good shape, pain free, and healthy.

Watching calories and portions, eat lots of plant based foods, some animal proteins. I love to cook and am always trying something new. Live by myself so i don't have to worry about keeping anyone else happy.

Enjoy the summer and the sunshine.

Jeri
rbpaints

Joined: May 10
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Posted: 16 Feb 2014, 05:25
i am 62 and a little over weigh. i found a great personal trainer in Anderson SC and work out 3 times a week. gaining muscle and not gaining any weight but all so not losing it. i still work for now so eat good at work. my biggest problem is dinner as my husband wants a big old fashion fat back and rools and other not so good food for dinner.
r1xlx

Joined: Feb 14
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Posted: 16 Feb 2014, 05:47
I'm 66 and have bad ankle and knee that makes most good exercises impossible.
I was last nice and slim when I was out of work and had to live on a pittance so I only ate the minimum food.
Here in northern UK we have a lack of opportunity to get out as its cold and rainy for months on end even if I could walk well.
I'm hoping o taking swimming lessons shortly and hope that might help.













wholefoodnut

Joined: Jul 12
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Posted: 16 Feb 2014, 07:44
I also have a bad leg, major surgery from a horse accident, has a big old pin through my knee, and the same leg my ankle is a mess from repeated bad sprains. It was really weak after 9 mos of no weight bearing. I'm finding exercise is a blessing as the daily pain and stiffness have decreased dramatically. Just walking on my gazelle in the morning after a shower melts away the morning stiffness and pain. A few short months and even people at work are commenting that i'm not limping anymore. Start easy, do some research on exercises that would be good for you, get some ankle weights, if you can talk to a trainer or physical therapist for some help. Exercise is my soapbox lately cause it has helped so dramatically. I no longer live on daily pain pills.

Enjoy the summer and the sunshine.

Jeri
wholefoodnut

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Posted: 16 Feb 2014, 12:43
water exercises are great low impact. whatever you do have your doc's blessing. it can be important. that sunk in big time for me sept of 2012. i went to urgent care (my primary doc was associated with it)from the gym short of breath and my chest really hurt. my right lung had no air flow from sudden onset pneumonia. she had not given me the ok after the previous 3 bouts that year.

Enjoy the summer and the sunshine.

Jeri
richiesbaby

Joined: Jan 14
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Posted: 16 Feb 2014, 17:58
Hey There Ladies!

I am 50 (51 in June) and I would love to join in with you all. I had lost 70 lbs a little over 2 years ago and have found 25 of them this last year.

It seems as though the day I hit the big 50 my body has said nope not going there again! Having trouble finding what works to take it off again.

Would love any pearls of wisdom that you all may care to share with me!

Also I looked for the "silver foxes get ready for summer" challenge and was not able to find it. Am I maybe looking in the wrong place?
mummydee

Joined: Feb 10
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Posted: 16 Feb 2014, 18:02
welcome richiesbaby, i started the challenge and thought it was open, not sure what i did wrong, but i've sent you abuddy request and i guess i have to invite each one here individually? 1st time setting up a challenge so it's a learning curve. Any info from anyone whos done it in the past is welcome!!
richiesbaby

Joined: Jan 14
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Posted: 16 Feb 2014, 18:09
Thanks mummydee. I am finding my way around here also. Just let me know when it's working and you can count me in! Smile
wholefoodnut

Joined: Jul 12
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Posted: 16 Feb 2014, 18:20
Mummydee invite me please

Enjoy the summer and the sunshine.

Jeri
richiesbaby

Joined: Jan 14
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Posted: 16 Feb 2014, 18:48
Ok question time! why the variance of the RDI? This one puts me at 1800 yet livestrong puts me at 1321. I know the importance of sticking to it so body doesn't go into starvation mode, but I don't want to go over either.

Any thoughts?
mummydee

Joined: Feb 10
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Posted: 16 Feb 2014, 18:52
I find FS very high, it told me 1800 and I eat between 900 - 1200 to maintain....
I like this one instead.....http://www.calculator.net/calorie-calculator.html?ctype=standard&cage=58&csex=f&cheightfeet=5&cheightinch=4&cpound=150&cheightmeter=180&ckg=60&cactivity=1.2&x=60&y=11
richiesbaby

Joined: Jan 14
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Posted: 16 Feb 2014, 18:58
wow huge difference! Just readjusted to between 1051 and 1551. Lets see if that gets things moving a bit more.
Kydd4kids

Joined: Jan 14
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Posted: 16 Feb 2014, 19:09
Hi Everyone, especially richiesbaby! When I first started "dieting" my doctors office gave me a crazy sheet of paper with a list of foods that I never heard of or didn't like, so I began joining online weight-loss sites. They also suggested foods that are foreign to me, etc. I looked into several diet plans but knew that, as much as I wanted to lose weight, I would NEVER stick to these plans....and I refuse to spend a fortune making someone else rich if I can help it! I was really getting frustrated and just about ready to call it quits when I discovered that my health insurance would provide me with 1-on-1 phone consultations with a health coach to help me lose weight. I immediately told her that I would NOT eat bean sprouts and other "junk" like that! She just chuckled and continued on with her talk. Long story short(er), simply by trying to make better food choices, watching my portions, avoiding "white" foods and kind of watching calories, sugars, fats and cholesterol I am 65lbs lighter! I also don't have midnight snacks anymore! I no longer think of myself as "dieting"....just eating healthier or trying for a healthier lifestyle.
I just joined the "Y" and have started taking some low impact aerobics and some water aerobics but I need a "buddy" to encourage me to get off my "dupa". I need someone for accountability. It's too easy for me to find "excuses" or "reasons" not to go. Sure hope this helps some else who gets frustrated with DIETS. Oh, yeah, the healthiest way to lose weight and keep it off is to lose SLOWLY (1-2lbs week)and make LIFESTYLE changes!
richiesbaby

Joined: Jan 14
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Posted: 16 Feb 2014, 19:21
Hello Kydd4kids! I think you are right on with what you're saying. Making small changes... (ie; hubby and I added more green veggies to our meals last month, and are currently working on choosing whole grains over the white stuff this month) I think the biggest thing I am trying to let go of is playing the number game. When I lost the 70lbs before that was my drive. Now I want to just be healthier. I have my first grandbaby on the way and would love to be able to enjoy playing with her without getting tired.
My exercise motivation has not been the greatest either. I would love a "dupa" motivator as well. I am willing to shake my pompoms if you are. lol Wink



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