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Old 07-19-2014, 09:31 AM   #166
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New member here. Just turned 61 yr old last weekend. Need a group of like-minded women who are trying like me to lose some pounds successfully. My goal is to lose 20 pounds within the year. Have a 7 year old daughter, so my incentive is strong, but my will is weak! Hence, the need to do something now before I am too old to care anymore! Wanna look good again in photos so that my daughter can look at them over the years and be proud that I took care of myself while I aged through her childhood and teen years. At my age, who knows how many years I have left with my DD. Ageing is a gradual thing, and yet it seems to sneak up behind you when you are not looking. Ten years ago I looked so different. Today, I am not happy with the way I look. My husband eats so differently from me. He could lose about 40 lbs, but I know I need to do something about myself first. I want my daughter to grow up eating healthy and being healthy like I was. But she needs to have a mother and father who role model that for her. My parents were healthy eaters and fit. So can I. Walk the talk so they say.
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Old 07-28-2014, 02:48 PM   #167
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I'm also a new member and hope I can find my way back to this thread the next time I'm online.
I turned 60 this year. I was down for the past few years, then gained twenty pounds in about 18 months - and then some more.
Eventually found a thyroid issue, which is now taken care of and am able to lose again. Have lost seven so far and have about 16 to go.
I've been losing and gaining twenty-five pounds for most of my life and just want to stay the same!
Also - I may be making my first trip out of the country this winter to visit Thailand! That just came up so gives me even more incentive to work hard at food changes and exercise.
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Old 07-28-2014, 02:51 PM   #168
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I'm new and just read your post.
It's been a month. How are you doing?
I hope great!
I swing up and down and am trying to stop that cycle.
Seems I do great all day and evenings just mess me up.
Eating out with friends - drinks - etc.
We just need to make our health a high priority!

I guess these don't line up with who I'm responding to. I'd better figure that out before posting more. LOL

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Old 09-07-2014, 09:58 PM   #169
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Hi...I'm Beth and have been looking for a pen-pal or someone to motivate me into turning around the effects of these last few years when I've torn a meniscus, turned 55 and am feeling like a slug. I know others out there have felt like this at some point. I do ride a stationary bike and have over 1400 miles in the last year but nothing has changed. I'm spiritual in my beliefs. If you might be interested in talking, I would appreciate hearing from you.
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Old 09-07-2014, 10:02 PM   #170
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Welcome Beth ~ this site is a nice place. All kinds of different areas of people supporting each other on this journey to better health. Explore around and find an area that would meet your needs.
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Old 09-07-2014, 10:37 PM   #171
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Thank you Gaye....today was extra hard emotionally as I woke up with lower back pain. I'm usually a very up person however, pain can suck the joy out of a day. Are those on here on any specific eating plan or their own and just come together for support?
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Old 09-08-2014, 12:25 AM   #172
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Hello again Beth. The area where I hang out the most is on the Golden Girls thread. Everyone kind of does what ever eating plan works for them and are supportive of each other. It is a group of women age 50 and above. There are other areas where the people who gather are all doing the same kind of way of eating.

I'm not very good at explaining, but if you go to the top and click on the thing that says ~ 3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community ~ it will bring up a whole list of the different areas ~ scroll down and see what all there is. Read around in here and see what areas you might like.
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Old 09-20-2014, 06:02 PM   #173
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Hello everyone, I certainly qualify to be here at 60 soon to be 61. Married living in CT. Im a yoyo dieter losing and gaining the same 20-35 lbs. for the past 30 yrs. I'm having a bit of difficulty getting around these forums and then finding my way back in.
My goal is to lose at least 20 lbs in 3 months. I'm trying IP on my own and see how it goes? Haven't actually started yet just gaining all the info etc. Any info you can share is appreciated. Best - Maurita
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Old 09-27-2014, 09:28 AM   #174
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Good morning,
I am 59 and trying to get ahold of things before I turn 60. I have been fighting a slowing metabolism since my 30's and menopause has not helped. I will be happy for the support of this group.
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Old 10-19-2014, 04:14 PM   #175
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Hello everyone. I am 56 but will be turning 57 in December. I am 5' 11 1/2" tall. I have been using a walker to walk with since a total hip replacement left me with a leg that is not fully functional.

My husband and I are the proud owners of a chihuahua named 'Peanut'. My exercise regimen includes walking Peanut when my health allows it. I do try to do other exercises to keep my core strong but lately I have been on a downhill slide. I find that I have a difficult time maintaining my enthusiasm for exercise the last while.

I like reading, watching movies, and listening to music. I have been changing the genre of books that I read from crime and true crime to humourous stories. I like funny movies or movies that have a believable plot line and are not gory or grosse. Jazz or classical music is what I enjoy listening to.

Due to my mobility issues I do not work outside the home. This may be one of the reasons I have difficulty staying focused on an exercise program--I become bored quickly with the day to day routine of being at home all day.

So this basically sums up who I am. I joined this website so that I would not feel like I was alone in my weight loss issue.
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Old 10-19-2014, 04:39 PM   #176
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Meandu ~ you definitely are not alone. Welcome. Join in one of the threads and enjoy.
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Old 11-10-2014, 09:20 PM   #177
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Hello all. I will soon be 54 and at around 185 I have never been this heavy. I am 5'1" so need to lose at least 60lbs. I have lost weight many, many times over the years with many different plans but I always gain it back and then some.

I am hoping to find support from people who know what I am going through and make my next weight loss journey the one that finally "sticks"
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Old 11-19-2014, 11:46 PM   #178
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Let's get started. I am turning 50 in a couple of weeks and I do not want to enter the 50's in the 190's.
So, here I am to start my weight-loss journey.

I am active, like to work out, a mother to 2 teenagers and I am going back to work soon. Lots of reasons to stay with the program. Right now, I am trying to exercise and stick to a calorie reduced diet. I find that age makes loosing weight so much more difficult.
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Old 11-23-2014, 04:22 PM   #179
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Hello, all,
I have a tendency to ramble so I'll use your handy dandy set up:

PERSONAL INFORMATION: I'm an pr/editor/writer type working at a small college in Wisconsin. I'll be 60 in July and have a long and storied weight gain/loss history. I work at a desk all day and under a lot of pressure there with deadlines and such. After work I am overbusy involved in various volunteer and activist activities...always on the go but nothing physically active. I am not home a lot and end up eating out more than I should. I'm a stress eater and THAT really shows! When I do relax I find I watch tv, do stuff on the computer, knit...nothing that gets me up and moving. Never been into sports or anything like that although I do like aerobics and walking...afraid that's about it.

DIET / EXERCISE REGIMEN: UGH...here's the stats. I'm about 207 and only 5 feet, 3.5 inches. Got a BMI of 36.5! I want to lose about 90 lbs but would settle for 80. As a teen and young adult I was 100-107 lbs and I know I'll never be that but I would really like to get back to something around 115-125. At age 40, I did get down to 130 and could have lost a little more. I've done some dangerous diets in my 30s like Cambridge and some good ones like several times with Weight Watchers BUT what has worked best is just plain cutting the calories down and upping the activity.

Right now I'm trying to eat under 1500 a day, shooting for 1,000-1,200 but giving myself some leeway. I know I have to start small so my immediate goal is to lose first 50 by my birthday in July and to bring my A1C down from 6.1. I don't know to what but take it in the under 6 direction. I also want to create a habit of working out 3-4x/week.

SPECIAL HOPES / ASPIRATIONS / ACHIEVMENTS / CHALLENGES: All the weight I lost when I was 40 has come back and then some. I'm heavier and more out-of-shape than I've ever been. This new weight and inactivity has pushed me into early stage diabetes, back problems, the works. I keep trying to remember what it was that made me lose that weight at 40 not sure why I can't do it again and keep it off. Can't seem to stick with a diet or an exercise plan no matter what I try...need support and encouragement mostly.
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Old 11-23-2014, 04:29 PM   #180
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Hi, again,
Reading through all the bios I see I am certainly not alone in my age bracket. Lots of us younger boomers here...those in our late 50s and early 60s. Seems like the 60 mark is a wake-up call.

I know I'm odd but I've always wanted to live a loooong time...so long that reporters come to my door to interview me because I hit 100+.

However, I know, too, that I may not make that but if my health holds up, like most women, I can probably look for at least 20 more years. Well, I don't want to spend the next decade or two grousing about my weight, feeling ashamed and missing things because I'm overweight...and I know losing the weight will give me a much better shot of getting that interview than if I continue on the path I'm on now.

So, here's to a revolution in our 6th decades...let's be the best Golden Gals we can be.
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