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Old 08-28-2014, 10:05 AM   #496
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good morning everyone. I' 51 and have about 20 pounds to loose. I can really take off aa bit more, but I don't want to set myself up for failure. I'm 5'3" and weight around 150 right now. I think I can maintain 130, but I'd have to watch every calorie because I've been my current weight for around 2 years and have to watch/exercise or some combination of both. I used to spin, but had to have an emergency abdominal surgery, so now I'm nervous about the weight piling on. I'm used to eating to at least support my 55 minute cycle class. Any tips on how to say no to yourself and have yourself listen would be much appreciated! Good luck to everyone today!
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Old 09-07-2014, 01:19 PM   #497
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I have been a member here for 3 years and I guess I should be embarassed that my weight hasn't changed for so long, but I will never quit trying. I think the trying is at least keeping me from gaining it all back. I get a lot of tips from reading what others do and hearing about the success of others gives me encouragement.

Being over 50 is a whole new ballgame with weight loss. The weight shifts to different parts of the body. Our metabolism slows down and we are naturally less active. We need to have special tricks up our sleeve to combat this. Eating healthy and exercising might not add a lot of years to our life, but it will give better quality to whatever years we have left.
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Old 09-07-2014, 08:29 PM   #498
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Hi girls, I'd like to join your group. I was a member several years ago but got distracted by life. I just quit my job to concentrate on my health. I have had health issues over the past couple of years that have led me to the present mindset of it's now the time to lose this weight or suffer the rest of my life with chronic issues. I choose health, wellness, fitness and a long life. So I need to lose around 75 pounds. I am looking forward to the challenge.
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Old 11-04-2014, 02:45 PM   #499
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Just checking in for motivation and to share. My "schedule" didn't work out, losing much slower than planned, but keep reminding myself of how far I have come!
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Old 11-23-2014, 01:20 PM   #500
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Hi, I joined moments ago. I will be 60 in a month and I really want to become serious about weight loss. I weigh 167 and would like to be 140. I struggle with arthritis which either prevents me from exercise or the fear or resulting pain prevents me. I am a good swimmer and can swim strong for an hour. Somedays I eat well and then the next day I give in to all of the temptations. Speaking of which, the holidays!!!!! I would really like Support to reach my goals and will support whoever I can..
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Old 11-29-2014, 12:20 PM   #501
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Hi - I just turned 50 last month and have been trying to loose for years. I find as a diabetic it's harder than it used to be. There are things I know I need to do but am finding it hard to loose bad habits that I enjoy. I need to focus on health and not fun!! But it's not easy.

I find the longer I leave it though, the tireder I become. I don't want to become a sofa tatter tot which is what's going to happen if I don't get my act together.

Some days I have the best interests in mind and then blow it at lunch and carry that over to dinner. I guess if it was easy we would all be happy with our weight.

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Old 12-04-2014, 11:07 AM   #502
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Unhappy New...and pissed I've got to lose weight...again.

Lost 70 two years ago...and have to lose it again. What's wrong with me?? Didn't I learn the first time? Just found this forum...looking for support.
Turning 53 on Saturday and it all feels overwhelming.
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Old 12-05-2014, 11:39 AM   #503
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Welcome, dma! I know it really IS overwhelming at times -- because we DO know better, don't we? It is very frustrating to me as well. Especially when I get on this site and see how long I've been a member -- and my weight is still so high. Like you, I lost quite a bit several years ago -- gradually re-gained -- and now we are in the middle of the holiday season. Just trying on last year's Christmas shirts is enough to send me into depression!
Hopefully we can be a support for each other. I know this site is great -- and reading that other people have similar struggles is somehow comforting to me, because I so often feel like the only overweight person in the room/family/store.
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Old 12-15-2014, 10:25 AM   #504
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It's good to see some recent posts on this thread. My weight has been stalled for so long. I go up and down the same few pounds. I have been over 50 for quite a while now, so it's nothing new to me. LOL

I'm hoping to at least maintain over the holidays. Trying to make sure there's healthy foods in the house for me to eat. Everyone else is thin and eat what they want. I am the healthiest eater in the family and I stay fat. Go figure!
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