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TROUBLEX30 SparkPoints: (586)
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5/27/13 1:33 P

One of the best things I purchased was the Nutri-Bullet. It is so great to get in those vegetables that you might not like and you actually drink them down with very little or no taste as you also add the lovely fruits you like to make a great smoothie.

SHORTYATPLAY SparkPoints: (6,952)
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5/11/13 10:17 P

I'm 59, high blood pressure, 40 lbs over weight, family history of diabetic and heart disease. I am heading down this path and need to get my health together! I am motivated for 2 weeks then off 4 weeks...This is not good!

Help me with the motivation!

I don't mind exercising, I been trying to walk at work. My down fall is my eating habit! Vegetables-YUCK! Fruit yummy.... sweets YUMMIER!

I will try to keep in touch. Maybe just being accountable to others will help,
thank you for listening!

Good luck to all!

Edited by: SHORTYATPLAY at: 5/11/2013 (22:18)
ERIN_POSCH SparkPoints: (58,918)
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5/10/13 11:44 A

only 53 but can relate. My husband eats junk and is the same weight he's been since HS. I watch him eat and gain 10 lbs. I'm generally ok with him at home because he will atleast ask if his eating something will bother me. He also is aware of my trigger foods and tries to have them hidden and eats them only when I'm out of sight. I have failed this week however.... my mother recently visited for over a week and of course left all the faves for me.... then my hubby left for a week the next day. With a change in routine, more stress than usual, temptations and only post accountability -- i caved ( i did last longer than normal -- i made it all the way through Wednesday evening before doing so).... Sure glad hubby is coming home soon. I will admit my failure, praise him for his help in my accountability and try to be even better prepared for next year when the visits take place.

I hope you are still with the program and that you have been sucessfull in your journey.

TROUBLEX30 SparkPoints: (586)
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5/10/13 11:21 A

Just wanted to say that I can relate to your situation entirely - I am also 60 and my husband is about 4 years younger but does not have an ounce of fat on him. He has a high metabolism and can eat whatever he wants and will not gain weight - where I just have to look at a piece of cake and gain. When I was young I was very active and sports minded but once the kids came along and my career changes to an office environment, the pounds came along with it, so over 30 yrs I gained 60 lbs. About 5 months ago I decided that I had had enough and was determined to lose a minimum of 30 lbs. and it has been difficult but my hubby has been for the most part very supportive. We exercise together 6 nights a week, sometimes in the house with equipment but now that our weather has changed we are taking tennis lessons and I am taking golf lessons, plus we ride the bikes and I go for walks (he doesn't like that, too slow a pace for him). As far as food goes, we are eating lots of vegetables, salads and fruit, less meats and really watching the carb intake especially bread. He still likes his treats but I have to be strong and say no thank you, but you go ahead enjoy for me. Lets face it, we all feel guilty about our weight issues to begin with, we don't also need to feel guilty that we want to do something about it. I am down 22 lbs (160) now and my goal is 135

Keep up the good work and stay strong.

RRAYNER Posts: 1,063
5/10/13 10:37 A

emoticon Just turned 60 - enjoying every minute of it. Hope you're still using SP. emoticon

BUFFEDSTUFF-- Posts: 2,520
6/4/12 12:18 A

Now is a great time to live the life you have always wanted. I wish you only the best. emoticon

TATTER3 SparkPoints: (255,413)
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6/2/12 3:02 P

Never too old, never too late....just spark on

LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 16,262
6/2/12 1:46 P

Hello and welcome!

Sorry, but you have to tell him NO THANKS when he offers you junk food.
And you have to mean it!

GRANDMABABA SparkPoints: (128,299)
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6/1/12 5:37 P

Does he want you dead? You can take charge of your life, but it will be hard with someone so opposed to you becoming a healthier you. It's like an alcoholic's spouse insisting on a pantry full of alcohol and mixing the alcoholic's drink. It will be hard, but you can do it. Lots of support here at SP. Good luck! It's NEVER too late!

TRUETOME60 Posts: 25
6/1/12 5:24 P

Hi, turning 60 soon and waited way to long to become thin and fit! Always a excuse! Now What! Husband and friends tell me I'm to old and I should accept my weight...I need to lose 100 lbs! He is a junk food addict and insists having it in the pantry, and insists me to "have a snack" with him in the evening watching tv. Help!!!! I really want to lose this weight.

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