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3/9/13 9:48 P

I think it is harder for whatever reason. Maybe it's our metabolism slowing down, our activity slowing, old habits showing back up or just our will power, I don't know which. I do think it's possible though we just need motivation to overcome whatever stands in the way.

"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain."
NEWLIFE51 Posts: 74
3/8/13 7:39 P

I am just getting back to Sparkpeople, having gained back the weight I lost about 3 years ago using the site. Sigh...looking for inspiration and motivation. And looking to offer it where I can! It does seem to be harder at 55 than it was at 50!

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3/2/13 8:24 P

Thanks, I have been looking around and found the log of what food we ate for the day. Discovered that I am not eating enough or as often as I guess I should so maybe that is one of my problems so far. Will have to work on that and get a system going where I eat a meal then snack then meal and so forth. I suspect that I wait too long to eat during the day then am starved and tend to eat too much.
Thanks for your encouragement, that means a lot

"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain."
CYND59 Posts: 7,691
3/2/13 7:56 P

Welcome! I love Sparkpeople. It is a wonderful way to connect with others that are going through some of the same issues as you are. So much support and motivation here.

"Always concentrate on how far you have come, rather than how far you have left to go. The difference in how easy it seems will amaze you."
---Heidi Johnson

(:-)Cyndi G
Penscaola, FL
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3/2/13 7:41 P

emoticon Enjoy the articles,and the teams. I have been here over a month and half and am losing weight like I should by logging what I eat.This is where sparks has helped,I hope the same for you!

If nothing ever changed,there'd be no butterflies
SUEINF SparkPoints: (104)
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3/2/13 3:42 P

Hello everyone, I'm a 69 y/o lady that is just starting with a goal of losing 31 lbs.
My ability to exercise is limited due to some health and joint issues but I do belong to a gym (just have to get the motivation to go) where I can exercise in the water and light exercise on the machines. I am looking for a buddy that is similar in age and issues hopefully so we can work together toward our goal.
So far I love this site and have seen lots of helps and a lot of excellent posts of others working to their goal. Any suggestions and support would be gratefully appreciated.

"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain."
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