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Old 12-03-2013, 09:27 PM   #451
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Hello all!.. I sure do hope you all had a terrific and wonderful Thanksgiving with family, friends or even by yourself. This time of the year is always full of temptations - Oh don't I know it!... I gained 5+ lbs of water weight in 3 days... Thankfully I have lost it all. Getting the work hat back on and getting back to the eating healthy and losing weight is always a hard thing for me once I let go and go nuts with my untouchable food. But I did and I am so glad that I have the strength to do it. That is how I did today... tomorrow, well, I will work on that tomorrow.

I hope you all were not tempted too hard or badly. More holidays (midst of) and to come in the next few weeks. I wish the stress of the season be less on your shoulders!

Ah... now to plan tomorrow's meals and Stick To Plan!
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Old 12-15-2013, 04:12 PM   #452
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Hi All, I'm a newbie...would like to join your group. I will be 50 in may and have been on my weight loss journey since 7/4/13. I weighed today and i'm at my lowest weight in a very very long time. Thought it would be fun to have a place to come and get/give support, share stories and keep myself accountable with those who share the same struggles and victories as I do.
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Old 12-17-2013, 07:10 PM   #453
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I've lost 26. Concerned about how long the next 60 will take but also concerned how I'm not ready for what my new body will look like. It's been so long since I've seen it at that weight. And so far, 26 hasn't been a pleasant surprise but a needed loss.
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Old 12-25-2013, 11:37 AM   #454
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I will be 60 in a few months and had about 300 pounds to lose. I have been at it for a few years and am about halfway there. I have had setbacks, periods of maintaining, some gains and more losses. The most important factor for me has been to get professional help and keep at it no matter what happens. I am generally trying to improve my approach and learn from my missteps.
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Old 02-11-2014, 06:26 PM   #455
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Here I go again and hopefully for the last time. I am 57 in April and have 109 more lbs to go. I have some physical limitations as well, knee joints and back. I has lost 15 lbs. since Jan 02, 2014 and am determined to do it. I have done it before but my metabolism is soooo slow this time. In my 30s and 40s it seemed easy to lose but not any more. My body is fighting back! So, all I have to say is: "Put up your dukes". It will be nice to have someone in the same bucket as me to go through the journey. Glad I found 3FC... Thanks, Darlene
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Old 02-14-2014, 07:10 AM   #456
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Greetings Less of ME 2014. I am in the same boat. I have days where I believe I have lost weight only to find the scale mocking my efforts. But I am sick and tired of swollen achey ankles, throbbing knees , weeping ulcers on the calves etc.. So I have recommitted myself to kicking my sugar/carb /booze/ addiction. I have seen improvements galore with the loss of these first 11 pounds. Now I just need to stay motivated. I have swapped bagels for a morning protien shake, I juice a medley of vegetables with hand full of grapes in my Jack La Lane juicer, and for dinner I eat a salad loaded to the brim with every sort of raw vegetable with 1/3 an avocado. and just this week I started light exercise again.
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Old 03-13-2014, 08:01 AM   #457
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It has been awhile since I have posted here. I have found more and more so, that losing weight at this age is tougher. But the one thing this last year has taught me - is - Patience. Ahhhh that lovely word that our parents and grandparents used to tell us all the time. Well now it really is coming into play. The nice thing about "knowing" Patience is that you are not as upset when you gain, stall or plateau----- you just figure the time will pass and the results will show up. Don't get me wrong, as I would like it faster and I would like to have the Kick in the Butt happen to me when I turn to food for comfort happen alot faster (in my mind).. but that I know "it" Know that I need to get back to my good routine... is a Good Thing and a learned lesson. I also love all the people in the threads I post in. GOSH with out some of these people I would disappear and give up (almost) Sometimes the posts or words of somewhat strangers just help you turn the corner.

Anyway.... 55 and 10 months+ and looking forward to being a healthier and happy person now than when I was in my 20's!

Happy day all!
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You have to believe it first and then you will see it!!

1 for every 10 lbs lost

to Lothlorien 920 miles
traveled: 794.95 (exercise miles only) started 3/1/13
Remaining: 125.15 - Lothlorien!
Walk 2014 current X's = 199 -
564.95 miles walked. High steps 20043 7.28.14
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Old 03-14-2014, 11:24 AM   #458
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54 years old for me, gonna get my senior discount in June LOL. I've been on plan for about 10 months and have lost about 80 pounds doing the low carb/higher fat diet. I started it to regulate my blood sugar and it has worked well for me. It is hard to lose at this age, but lets face it- I've been fat my entire life and it wasn't any easier in my 20's. I have to say, that as I approach 55, I'm pretty happy about where I am. I think it would have bugged me a lot more had I not taken steps to lose weight this year. Looking forward to discussing the "fun" of losing after 50 with you.

This is the longest that I've ever stayed on plan and it is because of being diagnosed with diabetes. I want to be around to see my kids (youngest is 13) grow up and have kids. I want to be a fun grandma some day!
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Old 03-14-2014, 11:54 PM   #459
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Lotaskids - What kind of food do you typically eat? I'm high sugar also, just a smidge under diabetic. For the first time my A1C is also a smidge under "bad news". I can't play with this anymore. I'm trying to figure out what I will eat. For the last week it has been sort of boring, love to get some new ideas. I have been eating higher good fat also the last couple of months.
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Old 03-15-2014, 12:48 PM   #460
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Hello Kris and Lotsa I too eat (Atkins) way and try my darndest to stay away from sugar as I know it does not work for me. I notice that even tasting (well... eating) a piece of chocolate.. my heart races and my mood gets darker... WEIRD! This is truly my way of eating for life and its so good that I feel better with it. I don't know if I am diabetic.. probable am.. but I might not be as bad as I was when I weighed 320... Here's believing!

Even tho I am long past TOM.. I have a woosh week every month... Are any of you post menopause? and do you find that you have a week a month were you lose more lbs than the other weeks?
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You have to believe it first and then you will see it!!

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Remaining: 125.15 - Lothlorien!
Walk 2014 current X's = 199 -
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Old 03-19-2014, 10:52 AM   #461
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being dx'd as a diabetic was both a shock and not a surprise. Have it on both sides of the family. I have high blood pressure, gout, elevated cholesterol. The doctor says its metabolic disorder, and I got lousy genes! I know this because my dad was gone at 53 (younger than I am now) my brother at 45 and my mom at 60. I had lost both parents and a brother by the time I was 41. I was well on my way to joining them. The only thing I had going for me was that they were all heavy smokers and I quit in my 20's.

I stopped gluten(wheat products),regular potatoes, rice, sugar, and instead eat more protein, non starchy veggies, an occasional sweet potato, and good fats (olive oil, avacado, butter -no margarine)

I still cook for the family so I adjust what I'm eating. When they eat pasta, I save some sauce out and eat it over saute'd cabbage or make a lasagna out of sliced zuchinni

If they have pizza, I do too, but my crust is either made from a combination of almond flour and flax flour or my favorite, cauliflower.

When they have potatoes, I've discovered that radishes cook up nicely, loosing the radishy taste and taking on the flavor of what you cook them in. Cut off the tops and make a foil packet of sliced radishes with butter and garlic... yum. Low carb and I've had my potato fix

I make desserts and "breads" that are low carb and gluten free so I don't feel like I"m missing out. This way I can stay on plan. I don't cheat on myself or my blood sugar by having "just one" of anything off plan for me. I know that I can make something yummy for me without it messing with my blood sugar. I like the prospect of keeping my toes better than the temporary high of a high sugar treat.

I exercise 6 days a week and really hate having to do it but love having it done. I have time, sometimes I try to convince myself I don't but really there are 24 hours to each day and I'm only using one of them for exercise.
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Old 03-26-2014, 06:31 PM   #462
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Hi all, I am also a newbie. I am 57 and need to lose about 50 pounds. This looks like the right place for me. I have tried many diets, lost and gained the weight over and over again since my early teens. This time I have hired a private coach to work on the emotional eating, joined a couple of forums like this one, and am starting my own blog to share the journey. Hopefully, all of the public accountability will keep me going. Thank you to all of you as we support each other on our way to our goals.
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Old 04-10-2014, 08:39 AM   #463
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Hi all, can I join here? I am going to be 50 this year. I have at least 50 pounds to lose. I was hoping to lose the 50 by my 50th, but that may not happen, but as long as I continue to lose, I will be happy.
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Old 06-01-2014, 12:00 AM   #464
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For me I have to lose weight then I can start exercising where I live it is humid and hot so you have to be careful I have a tendency to overdo things. I know that losing weight is supposed to be harder when you get older I am 54 but honestly it was not easy when I was 24.
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Old 06-01-2014, 07:10 AM   #465
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I did it . I lost weight and I am 53 soon to be 54 years old. The first month was a mental/physical struggle as I rid my body of it's craving for sugar/carbs. THe scale was nasty and would not budge. But then at week 5 of being committed to recovery, the weight started to tumble really tumble off. I can be honest and say I went from 167lbs to 119 lbs.
I have CHANGED my life, my eating the reasons why I over ate and I got rid of my self loathing, my depression has lessened tremendously, my gums stopped bleeding, the sores on my ankles, inner thighs are gone and I feel like teen ager again, but without the pimples.

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