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1/8/13 7:32 P

I love the idea of going around the grocery store for extra steps!~ Great tip. Thanks for sharing!

What is the gazelle???

9/8/12 10:12 A

Do you have anywhere you can swim? Less stress.

CINDILP SparkPoints: (190,433)
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9/7/12 11:39 P

That's pretty much what I've been doing caloriewise. I know some would say it isn't enough, but I wasn't losing weight before on more calories. This way I eat a variety of foods and take a multi and watch the balance of carbs, fat and protein. I had read someplace that at this age with slowing metabolism, we have to be extra careful about what we are eating. I've also been making my exercise a priority which I know helps.

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9/7/12 11:11 P

I try to stick between 1100 to 1200 calories being careful of the nutritional content to ensure I am meeting the required amounts of the good stuff.
I am 56 years old and since Jan. 26th of this year I have lost close to 70 lbs. I did have some weeks where I didn't loose an oz., and even a few weeks when I put on a lb. or two, but overall I've been very successful and have found I don't get hungry with what I eat in a day.

Edited by: DEEJON123 at: 9/7/2012 (23:14)
MYAN1959 SparkPoints: (37,232)
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9/7/12 10:57 P

Good evening, fairly new to sp but loving it, day 9 of tracking my food. I weigh in tomorrow morning not expecting no miracles. Only doing the weighing once a week. They have me on 1200 to 1900 calories a day. Some days it is really hard to get to
1200. I am 53 gained 15 lbs in the last 2 yrs going thru menopause and no matter what I do I can not get it to budge. I have really got into Leslie Samsone's DVDs. I have an elliptical but she gives me that motivation a little chatty but that's okay if it gets me moving that's what I need. 🌹I am hoping doing that tracking my food and reading and getting support here on this site I will reach my goal. Just wanted to stop in and say hello. I also work full time and so dang tired when I get home to workout any tips greatly appreciated. Working out in the mornings is just not an option right now.

7/11/12 8:03 A

Try this link

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7/10/12 10:35 P

So far, I'm having success with the tracking and exercise. I'm keeping my calories down.

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7/10/12 10:14 P

I am in the beginning stages of menopause, like you I have gained every bit of weight that I lost over the last few years. This time it is different, my weight gain has been very rapid with little to no change in my habits. I too have a sedentary job and snack a lot. As much as I hate to say this I have found that bringing the small peeled carrots to work are easy to eat and last for the. Keep in mind I do not really care for carrots

I am seeking advise and help with the weight gain, I have had all my blood work done nothing ring there, just cannot stop gaining. I think I was hoping for someone to say hey it will go awaynitis just the change.

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7/9/12 6:18 P

I'm with you - this IS the discussion for me! I have read everyone of the posts on this thread and each and every one of you make excellent points. I will continue read and learn and perhaps I will glean a kernel of information that may help me on this journey.

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7/7/12 5:32 P

This is the discussion for me! I'm 55 and in the last 3 years, I've gained my weight back slowly, but this past year its been worst than ever and I'm back where I was 5 years ago when I first lost weight. I have to admit, I had lost my weight by going very low with my calories. I work in a very sedentary job and blamed that for my weight gain, but I am guilty of eating food at work. Which I'm working on stopping. In the last year I can say I am fully in menopause.

I've worked on getting back to tracking religiously and keeping my calories low, carbs low to moderate, protein and fiber high. Even though Sparkpeople puts me at a higher calorie count, I've put myself at 1000-1500 calories. I've tried to do low carb, but low carb just doesn't work for me. I don't have diabetes, but I read diabetes magazines and books for recipes and ideas for stress reduction and lifesyle. I think that is a good diet for moderate carbs, etc. I exercise when I can and probably need to start adding strength training back. I'm also realizing that stress might be a factor for me that I need to work on.

Recently I read an article that was helpful on this topic. Here is the link


GOING4MUSCLE Posts: 5,233
6/25/12 10:05 P

I have found, for myself, that as long as I keep my muscle built up with strength training, then calorie counting isn't too much of an issue. Where I run into problems, is if I don't make sure I eat ENOUGH, then the scale begins another decent and I get too thin.

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6/25/12 4:37 P

This is definitely the right message board for me. I've just started the SP - actually I signed up several months ago - didn't take advantage of the help here and completely lost my motivation. Rather than dieting I ended up putting on a few additional pounds. A little over three weeks ago, I was headed to the Y to cancel our decades long membership that no one ever used. While I was there I figured what the heck - over the years we have paid enough in membership dues with no one going that we probably furnished half the equipment. On a lark I asked one of the trainers how to use some of the strength training equipment. Nice little fellow, very patient - he took out a pad and started asking questions. I told him I would like to take off some poundage, tighten up all the giggles and bulges and he started writing furiously. Before I knew it he had a "plan". He was showing me how to use machines for biceps, triceps, thighs, belly and a cardio plan. He was telling me proportions to eat - I got a lot more than I bargained for in that brief episode. Not wanting to appear ungrateful for his help, I let him take me through working out on the machines. He was careful not to add too much weight - telling me I didn't want to bulk up just tone up. After he went through all that trouble - I figured what the heck - that day was as good as any to start a diet and begin working out. I've gone for three and a half weeks straight only missing a couple of days. I'm like one of the other ladies here - extremely short - my calorie count on the SP is 1200 and I think up to 1500. Even with the exercise if I go to the 1500 I gain weight. I'm having to stay on the low end to make any progress. I went through a very early menopause in my late 30's so I have a problem with stubborn belly fat and a very low metabolism. Losing weight is extremely difficult - however looking at a high calorie food - I believe even the smell adds extra poundage. I want to stay committed but I don't think I can without help. Seeing that others in my age range are having these same issues will hopefully help. I need accountability. I'm not a natural gym rat. They told me if I went two weeks I could form a habit. I think that's probably a true statement - I don't really like to go, but now I get up in the mornings and just know that I am going to put on my workout clothes and go - like it or not. This morning an 89 year old man was on one of the machines doing crunches - I figured if he can - I can. I do at least five days per week cardio and the nice little trainer has me strength training on those same days. He wants me to do both on the same days - the only thing with the strength is he has me alternate one day legs and belly and one day arms. I do the treadmill on an incline and the elliptical and honestly, I thought with the calorie restriction and the addition of both cardio and strength I would have made more progress - I guess I was expecting the miracle melting away of pounds like some of these products on TV promise - instead it's been a slow weight loss - but a loss nonetheless. That's another area I need support and I think this board is where I can find it - I need to know not to expect overnight miracles. So I am here looking for and seeking advice and support and in return I will attempt to return the same. I have found that it has not been that difficult to stay on the 1200 range by sticking with fresh fruit and vegetables, chicken and fish - but if I stray too far the counts go up

SALESSE Posts: 2,804
6/11/12 12:28 A

I had knee replacement on the right side about 11 months ago, i find doing the gazelle is not to
hard ,you can start even with 5 minutes 4 ,5 times a day
you can watch your program while doing it .

You work your arms and leg .
I also go in a big grocery store and i find it very easy to take a cart and go all around the store even if i only need a few article ,you can put something in the cart and it give you a better workout and you feel it it easy cause you got something to hole on to , you will not fall and you can go fast or slow depend on you, this is something i was able to do not long after my operation cause i felt secure and it help

Hope this help you good luck

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6/7/12 11:32 A

I eat fish every othr day..losing about 3 pounds a week!

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6/6/12 9:52 P

I stick to 1200 calories and am doing well with weight loss. I exercise every evening, I hate it, but still do it. Everyone says find some form of exercise you enjoy and it will be easier to stick to it, have yet to find an exercise program or sport I enjoy. Used to love swimming, has gotten too expensive to do daily, not enough time to commit to it, and the pool is so crowded, it is impossible to swim any lengths at all. Only my will power keeps me going!!

emoticon -- hate 'em .... emoticon -- hate it ... emoticon -- yuk! ...
-- emoticon -- already commented on this one -- emoticon ... I mean, come on, FUN??? !!! .......... Just call me peeved .... emoticon

Edited by: DEEJON123 at: 6/6/2012 (21:55)
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6/5/12 12:45 P

I have had Bilateral Knee Replacement Surgery, ( both knees, Sept 2010, Oct, 2011) , gained 15 lbs & can't do any impact exercises, no jumping jacks, etc. I belong to a gym, have a personal trainer & can't seem to get back in shape, especially with any Cardio Routines. Working out always bothers my knees & I have pain after any work out, but haven't given up. Feeling physically fit seems to be a very big challenge. Finding a cardio routine seems a near impossibility. Anyone have suggestions or overcome this challenging position I am ?

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4/15/12 8:30 P

Exercise distracts me also. If I am not in such a good mood, after exercising I seem to forget what my bad mood was all about . emoticon

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4/15/12 8:17 P

I find that exercise distracts me fro being hungry. That and water are the keys for me

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4/15/12 7:21 P

I agree. If I don't walk at least 8 miles per week I don't lose. However, I had quit eating in the AM and started back drinking a protein drink-vanilla wheybolic from GNC only 1 scoop, 1/2 cup frozen blue berries, 1 cup water and 1 cup crushed ice in blender. Sometimes I add 1/2 a banana. I lost a pound the first week I did it! I think I was eating more calories later in the day and the post about not eating enough made me rethink what I was doing. Thanks!

Edited by: MARYL225 at: 4/15/2012 (19:22)
JAZZMINE Posts: 1,022
4/15/12 6:43 P

It does not matter how low my calorie count goes, if I do not exercise. That is the key for me!


SALESSE Posts: 2,804
4/9/12 2:25 A

Hi all
I wonder if this would applied to any of you. Sometime you know if we do not eat enough
that also stop us from losing weigh.
also some say there is nothing like when you zig zag , guest we have to try all and see
what help us.
Amlso medication can be really bad, i knew that especiall pain killer witch i take and recently i learn that high blood pressure especially the bata blocker, it does make sense

There is so many thing that we have to watch. All we can do is the best we can , do some exercise, and eat healty .
\Hve a good week

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4/2/12 9:13 A

Need to correct my previous post I said 2010 but meant 2011.

MARYL225 SparkPoints: (10,110)
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4/2/12 9:11 A

I know your frustration. I am 67, short 5'2", and have PMR-a type of arthritis that periodically effects muscles and joints. I was on prednisone for a year and gained 14 pounds on top of the already 17 pounds I put on after turning 40. I have periodically done diets, weightwatchers, even had a personal trainer one time but yo-yoed all these years . I was at my highest weight ever-156 and having to go up a size in clothes by the end of summer2010. I was tapering off the prednisone and decided to finally do something that would stick. I started walking everyday with my dog, drank a protein-fruit smoothie for breakfast, salad for lunch, and regular dinner with portion control and low carbs. Can't lose anything! Also my pmr is trying to flare up and am back on a low dose of prednisone. Any suggestions? Anyone?

Oh! I did quit the protein powder breakfasts and gave up breakfast altogether and am thinking maybe that made a difference. I do get hungrier around 5 and have been snacking more then.

4/1/12 12:54 A

Hi everyone, I'm new to this site. I enjoyed reading your posts as I am a little frustrated. Today is my weigh in and I am at a 9# lose plateau for 4 weeks. I measure, weigh and track my food daily and usually I'm at the low end of the range given me and am within the correct portions. I am trying to get with the exercise program which is difficult as I have mobility issues but tomorrow is a new day and I will do what I can do to get on track with exercise.. I think I also need to increase my protein and reduce carbs to make a break through. I have a hard time getting in all the protein and was wondering if anyone is using protein powder and how is that working for you?

I'm 64, have hypothyroid, spinal cord injuries with some paralysis below my knees. But with all that I am blessed to be able to walk with a cane and am learning a lot on SP in changing my lifestyle. I'm reading the Spark and highly recommend it as it flows along easily to doing the things involved in this program. If any of you have any suggestions as to how I can get the scale moving downward again I would love to hear from you. Thank goodness it is not moving UP.

It's late so I will say good night and best wishes for a lovely Sunday tomorrow.

3/31/12 11:50 A

I hear ya loud and clear. I'm in my mid 50's and have had joint problems. Because I am short I have to eat at 1200 or below to lose any weight. I am currently losing maybe 1- 2 pounds a month. I am walking regularly and just added strength training. Us older ladies, especially us shorter ones have an especially hard time to lose. It may seem impossible but never give up. I found I did not start losing until I 1. ate at the low end of my allowance 2. ate at the high end of the protein allowance and 3. ate at the low end of the carb allowance. That got things moving for me. Keep trying until something clicks but never, never, never give up.

SALESSE Posts: 2,804
3/31/12 1:56 A


i also forgot to mention that i also hve problem with my thyroid have to take synthroid for it
see it is not easy for all of us older girls
Also pills for high blood pressure , i have bata blocker that is bad for losing weight also
I think the best thing is to eat healty and to take any weight lose i can get

SALESSE Posts: 2,804
3/31/12 1:52 A

somebody here say moving, that is ok if you can
i had a knee replacement last summer of it was not too much movingbut i sus to go shopping and wiith the buggy that was ok i could walk more that way
i also have fibromaylgia but i can work out with the gazelle, you work your arm and leg with it
it is a nice machine it is not hard on your join

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3/30/12 7:23 P

I have to stick to low end of recommendations or I gain weight.

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3/30/12 12:18 P

I always try to stay at the lower end of my range, but I do not feel like I have to beat myself up it I am in the higher part. You also have to be honest in your portions, you are only cheating yourself if you do not post what you are really eating. Your tracker does not care if you go over your calories, your body will. Moving, moving, moving is the key, and sticking with it. All the good you are doing does catch up with you. I have also "broken up" with my scale, and will only get on once a week. ( I tried once a month, and could not do it) Just keep making good choices and it will show up, not as quickly as it used to, but it will!!!! emoticon

SALESSE Posts: 2,804
3/30/12 1:33 A

what spark give me in calories is between 1270 to 1620 a day i will try to do that and count an average a week and see if it work
will also try to do weight and caardio, in the pass i was doing at lease 1 hr cardio a day
5 day a week also use to go to the dance friday , saturday that was all kind of dance with
friend we dance from 9 pm to 1:30 am a lot of fast dance it was lots of fun did not mind
those exercise and on sunday we had line dancing for a couple hours

i did lose 67 lbs but i had a bad knee had been in a car accident so had to stop it is 2 yrs now and i gain 30lbs back . i had a knee replacement at the end of the summer, i have to start to do exercise that is the only way i lose
«««««forgot to say i am 68yrs old it seem i am scare to exercise to hurt my knee , which is doing really good
wich me luck all i am starting to exercise an it can be fun again

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3/25/12 11:55 A

I have been pushing the 2000-2300 calories a day. Even with a work out I am staying the same. The calories do matter. I know what needs to be done but you think I could make it happen. Even after loosing 38ish lbs. that has not motivated me enough to make me want it bad enough to say NO! I sabotage myself some times. This site is a help and loggin in daily does help. Thank God I have not put it back on and that must be my attitude till I get re-motivated to want it more again!

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2/29/12 4:26 P

I just posted a similar post on another thread, I was a little perplexed too. My plan gives me 1640-2020 calorie range ( I thought that was a little high, but I'm not complaining if it works ) I have been on the Spark page for about a week now, haven't weighed in yet. I have been targeting about 1800 a day which feels good for me. I just hope the scale feels the same. Will post the results on Friday. ps-I'm 57

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2/29/12 2:58 P

The Spark People number that comes up on my screen is 1460-1810 cal. I'm 60 yrs old. This works fine for me. I thought it would be too much but I'm losing about 1 lb a week sine the beginning of the year. I was never able to stay on a diet for very long in the past because I was starved or else it did not fit my lifestyle. I think that this is much better. Slow and easy does it.

I try to walk or work out 5 times a week. I also try to stay within the fat, carb, protein ranges they give me.

2/25/12 6:07 P

This I think is the group for me as well. I also went to the doctor(cardiologist) recently and she told me that 1400 is the optimal number for weight loss. I can't seem to lose a pound and after 4 weeks of sparking I am discouraged, but I won't stop. I can't eat fish and poulty is about to drive me insane anyone else chickened out?

GWEIRICH Posts: 35
2/22/12 1:34 P

Hi there. You sound like the group for me. I am a perpetual quitter when my emotions get the best of me and I end up eating every sweet carb I can get my hands on. My dad has Type 11 diabetes and I am trying to avoid following in his footsteps. My challenges are being lactose and gluten intolerant. The carbs used in gluten free are high glycemic and not very healthy.

I have a 20something daughter who has a mood disorder who constantly sends me to the sugary starchy foods. And i am about to become a grandmother to another 20something daughter. Lots to look forward to and hope to be able to stay healthy and active as a grandma.

I have trying the Flat Belly Diet and feel it works well for me. I just need the motivation to stay on it for more than a few days at a time.

I enjoy working out and do yoga, cardio at the gym, walk with a girlfriend, do free weights, etc. Finding time to fit it all in is challenging with a full time job. IT CAN BE DONE.

Looking forward to meeting all of you on this message board. I have about 35 pounds to lose and I am short -- only 5' tall.

MOMWATTY SparkPoints: (18,740)
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2/21/12 10:14 A

Three things that are a must:
1. count calories by posting daily
2. exercise at least 3 cario a week
3. stay positive as its longterm (Rome was not built in a day.)
I hit my first goal after 2 and a half years. Down 38 lbs. first thing in the morning and on E.
The key I have learned is to stick with it even through the bumps in the road. Its a Habit that needs to be formed.

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2/20/12 11:40 P


First, I want to say losing 1.5 pounds in ten days averages to over a
pound a week. That is a good rate to maintain. In my weigh loss period,
I was happy to lose about 1/2 pound each week. It is motivating to
see quick weight loss at first, but the key is the steady loss over time
even if it takes more time than we would like. It usually takes us more
time to gain that weight then it does lose it.

Weight loss as we age, is more complex then when we are younger;
not necessary harder just more complicated. Hormones are playing
a bigger role. Inflammation throughout our bodies slows the process.
The extra fat cells that we have acquired complicate further the issues
with hormones and inflammation. The loss of muscle tissue slows
our metabolism.

So we each have to find our way through this maze. It will be
different for each of us. For me, it was a low glycemic diet,
stress management techniques, and a special type of exercise
called high intensity interval training that burns fat more effectively
and in less time than regular aerobics. I also restructured my
diet to eat more omega 3 fats and less omega 6 fats, This
balance helps with the inflammation issue.

It is easy to feel victimized by our age. I did that for years.
I was tempted to quit more than once. I did keep researching
and trying different ideas until I found the combination that worked.

When everything clicked, I was able to eat more while losing
weight than I had when I was younger. And I now eat more
in maintenance, than I though possible in the past.

Edited by: ROSEWAND at: 2/20/2012 (23:45)
BUFFEDSTUFF-- Posts: 2,520
2/20/12 10:36 P

It really is discovering about what works for you. We are all so different, in my case vegetables and fruit became a gift from heaven after reaching 50. I however cannot partake of junk food without unwanted results. Good luck all don't give up the fight.

2/18/12 7:58 P

I'm with you sister! No amount of diet, exercise, sleep, water or strength training seems to help. Maybe it's just the curse of menopause, and once I get through it, the weight will come off. DANG, I'M HOPING!!! Because I'm so discouraged that it brings me to tears on a regular basis. I was always active and work as a physical therapist, but when menopause came on - WHAM - so did the weight. I don't have any answers because the 1200 calorie count doesn't work at all, but I'm so tired of being hungry whenever I try to go lower.

How does one not give up?

RRAYNER Posts: 1,063
5/26/11 2:33 P

Have a very happy & safe Memorial Day weekend.

SHERRYJVP Posts: 1,204
5/26/10 7:02 P

I have never heard of it being any different than any other adult. Possibly being less active would make it seem like we need to go lower, but that doesn't seem to be the case.

GBJANN Posts: 13
5/26/10 6:58 P

I just saw my doctor today and I asked her your very question. I'm 5'10", age 53. She said 1200-1500 cal/day is the target range.

RONIE11 Posts: 2,740
5/26/10 6:34 P

Thanks for the reminder slugger.. I haven't done my strength training for a week now. As for the calorie count for over 50 I don't think there is one I think we would do better if we increased our water. I feel like my skin needs tons of moisturizer and then I read an article that said 10 or 12 glasses of water would be a good goal to shoot for.. who knows these things change all the time.
I also didn't get anywhere with just diet. I had to get this body moving and its a huge help. Who knew the doctors were right .. Diet and exercise is the key to loosing weight..grrrr

SLUGGER17 SparkPoints: (90,555)
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5/23/10 2:31 P

Personally, I shoot for 1200-1300 calories per day. I am short, though, and calorie count plays into that. I also exercise at least 5 days per week. Don't forget strength training. More muscle burns fat more efficiently.

SOCPAGE Posts: 267
5/22/10 12:03 A

Now that we don't need it, our bodies become efficient. what a kicker! on with the plan... Maybe high protein, low carb diets work better for us? Does anyone know if there are any studies looking at diets and folks over 50? that would be interesting. I do well on atkins, but my daughter does better with plain old calorie restriction.

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5/21/10 6:24 P

I work as a nurse in a clinic and while researching a diabetic diet for a patient yesterday I ran across a formula that multiplied your age by your activity level and then subtracted a number from that to get your average daily calorie range. I was pleasantly surprised to see that as you get eat less...but also that the daily calorie range was still higher than I had thought by about 200 calories. Even though I stay on the go at 58 years old with a full time job, social activities (like public speaking, directing a choir, gardening, pushing a mower to cut grass) and hobbies I used "little to no activity " and multiplied by 10. My range still came out 1500-1900 calories.Glad it's just an average!!!

MEWAJES Posts: 849
5/21/10 11:20 A

It does take more effort at age 55 than it use to. I try and stay at 1200-1400 a day. My problem I think is I need to be more dedicated to real physical exercise to see results.

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5/21/10 1:02 A

I started Sparks in 2007 when I was 57 and I had a hard time eating the right things and eating to many calories. Now I have it figured out I think.
I eat 1200 to 1250 calories a day for my age and my height, being 59 almost 60 and I am 5'5" tall.
I do best when I eat protein at breakfast like egg beaters, fruit and yogurt and at lunch a salad with lots of veggies and a few nuts and a piece of fruit and for dinner I stick with 3 ounces of protein, two veggies a salad and sometimes a light dessert depends on the calorie count for the entire day.

My doctor told me that as we age our bodies get very efficient with the amount of calories we need to maintain our current weight. So we need less as we age.
The other thing that you need to know is that when you set up your spark page it already figures in all your normal everyday routine things you do like cleaning house, walking, cooking and just living.
You will need to add exercise to your program to burn any extra calories.
I go by to old school knowledge of eat fewer calories than you burn and you will lose weight.
I hope this helps.
Good luck on your journey.

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5/20/10 9:37 P

I had the same problem. Now I stay with a 1240 to 1550 daily calorie intake and I try to keep my carbs low, fiber and protein high. Protein keeps you full longer so you don't eat as much. I eat 3 small meals and 3 snacks, but I try not to go over 1550 calories and if I do. I walk or ride my bike. You can do it.

50AND2FAT Posts: 46
5/20/10 6:03 P

I swear the day after I turned 50 everything fell apart and I put on 50 more lbs. Has anyone figured a calorie count to stick with that really worked to lose weight. I have been exercising and doing the diet 10 days but only lost 1.5 lbs. I know we have to eat at a lower calorie count after 50 but has anyone found a number that worked really well and didn't have to starve?


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