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Old 02-19-2019, 05:50 PM   #241  
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Hi everyone, I am 50, married with 4 children, and 2 grandchildren. Only one child still at home and in college! I currently work as a civilian for the Dept of Army.

I love to travel, which as you know is super hard when trying to lose weight! I also like to go camping, boating and spend time with the kids and grandkids.

DIET / EXERCISE REGIMEN: I am 5'0" and as of today I weigh 153. My highest weight was around 190. Once I hit 190 I had a Lap-band inserted and it was smooth sailing for the next 10 years. Okay not that smooth, as everyone who has had some kind of gastric bypass knows, IT IS HARD. After about 6 yrs. my band flipped, which is very painful and I had it replaced with another Lap-band. After the 10 year mark the band again flipped and I had it removed. I didn't want to, I actually considered living in pain as opposed to having it removed because this time the Dr would not replace it. Lap-bands were on the way out and because I had maintained my weight for so long he said “I know what to do when it comes do diet and exercise.” During the 10 years with the band i stayed consistently at 120-130lbs. Great weight for me. It has been two years since the removal and I've gained 30lbs with no end in sight. It brings back so many fears for me (as it does when anyone who has ever been overweight knows). In the last two years Ive been in and out of this and that diet. I joined weight watchers, did KETO 2x which kept me maintaining my weight but no weight loss, I went to a weight loss program with meds, but to no avail. I have kept a food journal, and used myfitness pal and still no results. Is it menopause? I just can’t lose a dang pound. I have also went from not working out to starting in Oct 2018 going 3 to 4 times a week to a high intensity class (Orange Theory) still no luck ! I do feel better overall with my workouts.

I went to Metabolic Research Center (MRC) 20 years ago and lost 60lbs but like everyone else has said when you start to “eat” off their plan you start gaining. I was thinking of trying that out again? Anyone else doing MRC?

What have you lost weight doing? I need help before my weight is out of control again!

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Old 02-19-2019, 06:13 PM   #242  
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I am new. 68 years old. Was seeking a weight loss support forum for seniors. Was hoping this might be it, but noticed that the last posting was 2 months ago. Is anyone still active in this forum?
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Old 02-19-2019, 06:23 PM   #243  
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I am new. 68 years old. Was seeking a weight loss support forum for seniors. Was hoping this might be it, but noticed that the last posting was 2 months ago. Is anyone still active in this forum?
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Old 10-04-2019, 07:37 PM   #244  
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HI guys.. I'm in a lot of health and diet trouble....I need help! HI!
I'm Joleena CloudDancer Mogle, friends call me "Cloud". I'll be 65 the end of this month, Three kids,
7 grand-kids.I've always had a weight issue, but when I was younger I was able to keep my weight to where I was stage comfortable (performer).
When I had to stop performing and working...I packed in on. I went up to 240 and I just hit 5'.
I had weight loss surgery at 60 and lost my weight. I did great for three years and then stupidly
decided that I'd gain a it for the holidays and get it right back down. I live in Arizona and all
my friends and family are 1800 miles away, When they came out for a big visit...they all wanted
my holidays recipes and I though I'd enjoy, gain a bit and get it back off. Well...now I've
gained back 30 pounds! No mater what I do, I can't lose. I'm staying "NOT" low carbing any more. I do have
7 oz of Merlot wine in the evening, which I can't give up! I was hospitalized for severe insomnia....
hallucinating, the whole works, it was terrifying. Nothing makes me sleep. One Dr gave me
hydrocodone and it worked but I also became addicted and had to kick that, which was horrible!,
Nothing has had helped. Counseling, to see if it was psychological issue, every pill in the book
......finally, an old medication called "trazidone", combined with two Aleve PMs, and a glass of Merlot...a
actually works enough to where I am getting in 4 to 5 hours a night= I've switched to counting calories!!
First time in many years. I look forward to getting to know some of you guys.
I'm staying at 1000 cal and some days 800, as I am not able to do a lot of exercise. Sorry it's so long
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Old 10-21-2019, 02:39 AM   #245  
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PERSONAL INFO: 65 today (Oct 20th) I'm ha;f Itaian and half Native American. I'm 5' 0". Married. 3 grown children, 7 grand-children. Born and raised in Daytona Beach Fla. 5 generation Floridian. Raised my family in Louisville, Ky. Now home is Arizona. I worked with animals for 35 years and fronted rock bands from the age of 13 to 54, a couple of them fairly successful. I love all creatures, and have three dogs, two cats, a parrot, a tortoise, a Mantis and four Tarantulas. All are rescues other than the Mantis and my Ts. I make my own jewelry, and do other crafts. This is my fourth and finally, a great marriage! 20 years last June. I have some health issues.

DIET / EXERCISE: I've always had a bit of a problem, but managed to keep myself just at stage comfortable. When I had to stop performing and working, I packed it on!! Up to 243. Health wise I really needed to get it off. I had WLS in 2014, got down to 170 which was awesome for me and I looked as if I was 130. I have very heavy bone density. I stared gaining back a year ago and I've gained 30 pounds, I lost it with low carb, but it just stopped working for me! Maybe age, I don't know! I started counting calories, and I seem to be better with it, but it's still tough!

SPECIAL HOPES / ASPIRATIONS / ACHIEVEMENTS / CHALLENGES: I want this 30 pounds back off by Feb 2020! I have Lymphodema and my left leg can swell horribly. I have a hole in my heart and have some issues with that. I have arthritis all along my spine. I want to walk, but exercise is difficult for me as my left leg swells and my back. I use a cane. I do try to do moving exercises in a still body position. Moving my arms and trying to move legs slowly. I'm trying to not go over 1000 cal a day, and try to actually stay at 800 to 900. I have pic in my profile
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Old 01-17-2020, 10:15 PM   #246  
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Hi Lady! I'm here! I am interested in 1,000 cals a day. NOT sure it you're still around since your post is from October. I JUST joined tonight. Hoping for more activity in this thread! WHERE ARE ALL THE 50+ FOLKS??
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