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BEACHGAL63 SparkPoints: (6,576)
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5/20/13 7:50 A

Good attitude....get to goal! emoticon

SANDSMA SparkPoints: (2,113)
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4/18/13 9:43 A

My motto for today is "One hour at a time". Since I have been awake for 3 hours and am meeting my goals, I am giving myself 3 pats on the back. Planning to walk to my coffee group meeting this morning, unless it is too soggy outside.

MOGAL1946 Posts: 20,020
4/18/13 9:29 A

Lost this thread...but found it today! Still Sparking after being sick most of February and part of March. Beginning to feel like my old self again. Rainy day here and hoping for sunshine tomorrow. Have a great day.

POUNDSAWAY13 Posts: 479
2/19/13 6:17 P

Thanks! Lots to do, but am taking it one step at a time. Need to get off of the computer and get some things done. I get on Spark people and loose track of time. There is just so many terrific people here. Keep in touch! Will be back late Saturday night. emoticon

JFLUCAS SparkPoints: (49)
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2/19/13 6:01 P

Have a good time and get some chair excercise in.

POUNDSAWAY13 Posts: 479
2/19/13 5:58 P

I am trying to focus on just one meal at a time. I will be out of town for three days, going to a Mid-Winter Conference for the American legion Auxiliary, so I will have to be real watchful of what I eat. Also to try and get some chair exercises in. emoticon emoticon

JFLUCAS SparkPoints: (49)
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2/18/13 8:29 P

Oh good someone in my age bracket. Here we go one day at a time and one pound at a time.

JFLUCAS SparkPoints: (49)
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2/18/13 8:09 P

Yes, I agree the support if what really counts. Somewhere somehow I will find out how to post a picture or avatar. In the meantime I will be busy finding my way around.

JFLUCAS SparkPoints: (49)
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2/18/13 8:07 P

Ok everyone I have read all of your posts and am ready to roll - out the front door that is.
All of you are very inspiring and lots of good words. I am over 70 but really don't feel like it.
I will do the food planner next and then look at journaling. It is easier on the computer than writing everything down my hand. Have a good Monday what it left of it.

POUNDSAWAY13 Posts: 479
2/18/13 11:16 A

I am also having trouble getting a picture on my post. I am not really worried about it. Eventually I'll figure it out. I am more interested in the support of sparkfriends. emoticon

JFLUCAS SparkPoints: (49)
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2/17/13 9:07 P

Well I am having trouble getting a picture on my post. Also getting my stats in order. This whole thing is rather challenging - but I shall pursue.

JFLUCAS SparkPoints: (49)
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2/17/13 8:35 P

Hello, I am getting acquainted with SparkPeople. This is my first attempt. There are a lot of places to click on and seems like there is a lot of help. According to what they have found for me I should lose 20 pounds by the 7th of July. My oldest daughters 50th birthday. Oh my - Ok let's hope I can find my way back here. emoticon

POUNDSAWAY13 Posts: 479
1/28/13 11:32 A

I can't walk due to a problem with my right foot, but I do chair exercises. emoticon emoticon

STARCROSS SparkPoints: (88,881)
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1/27/13 11:53 P

Another week finished. And I stuck with it . I am pretty proud of myself. I can't say if I have lost weight because I didn't weigh myself at the beginning. But I do feel that I have toned up and I feel a lot fitter and lighter. That is all good to me.
This final week of the challenge I am trying to tweak some of the workouts so that they work better for me. Like more strength training and more intense cardio. I am thinking of getting out the skis for the first time this year. I tend to laugh a lot at my skiing but it really gives me a good workout. And it is beautiful skiing on the frozen lake.
Wish me luck.

Edited by: STARCROSS at: 1/27/2013 (23:54)
POUNDSAWAY13 Posts: 479
1/22/13 1:05 P

I think you are on the right track and doing great. emoticon I am trying to stay focused and lose at least a pound a week. emoticon emoticon

STARCROSS SparkPoints: (88,881)
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1/21/13 11:35 P

I'm back! I was away 5 days and managed to stay pretty much on track. I'm proud of myself because I made preparations beforehand so that I could eat right and exercise while I was away.
I had an accident a couple of days ago so I will have to modify my activities for a while. But I am carrying on with the challenge. After all it is supposed to be a challenge! I'll just have to get creative.
Keep in touch.

POUNDSAWAY13 Posts: 479
1/18/13 10:55 A

I joined this month and I have already lost 5 pounds, I love all the motivation and helpful ideas everyone has. I have problems with my right foot and knee, so I do chair exercises. The important thing is to keep moving and to take it one meal at a time. emoticon emoticon Keep in touch.By the way I am 71.

STARCROSS SparkPoints: (88,881)
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1/16/13 9:25 P

I am doing the January Jump Start as well. It is good but challenging. I'm on track so far but now I am off to see my mom for a few days . The challenge will be maintaining the momentum while I am away. Wish me luck.

HOPE20113 SparkPoints: (2,376)
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1/14/13 8:58 A

I just clicked on the message borard and I too am 65. I love to walk but like many of you I need the motivation. I'm new to this but I have been keeping track of my food. I was recently told I was diabetic and I don't want to take medication if at all possible. So far so good. I am the last of 12 children and the only one still here. So my goal is to be as healthy as I can be and live to be 80. Hope everyone has a healthy and prosperous new year.

TEXASGAL65 SparkPoints: (7,567)
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1/13/13 7:43 P

Hi everyone. I have enjoyed reading all of your posts on this thread. I just joined Spark a month ago and until today I thought I was the only 65+ person here. Glad I found you all. I set my goal to lose 19 pounds but could actually stand to lose more like thirty. Baby steps. I just have the hardest time getting my lazy self to exercise or when I do staying consistent.

Good luck to you all and Happy New 2013!

STARCROSS SparkPoints: (88,881)
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1/11/13 8:18 P

I also like to walk . I got a dog to help me get out the door when I didn't feel like it. He is a great motivator because he likes to walk too!

NANCA720 Posts: 59
1/9/13 12:59 P

Must be something about turning 65. Same thing happened to me. Weight gain, less exercise. But, I,too trying to get back on track. I am doing January fitness challenge and that has helped motivate me. We both can do it. emoticon

GRAPHICS2 Posts: 13,944
12/21/12 10:30 P

I turned 72 on Dec 12th, and I keep fit by doing a 10 - 15 mins. cardio then, work with hand weights for 5 - mins, 5days per week. I find it has made quite a positive difference in my energy level. I am not weighing much less but I notice my clothes have become more comfortable especially at the waist.
I do my exercises in the mornings and that works well for me.

KATLIN48 SparkPoints: (0)
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12/20/12 1:34 P

I just turned 66.... I was in the best shape ever at 65 ....then 6 months into the year I let it all start to slip away and at my 66th birthday was in the worse shape I have been in 8 years!! So now I must begin again, but I will. I know I can do it. I love to walk, but I also have the problem of just getting out that door. I love Sparkpeople, all the things you can read, so inspirational. I bought the cookbook and the book this past month and will put all the tools to good use after the holidays. I am always motivated come January. I just have to solve the problem of keeping motivated. emoticon

JIBBIE49 Posts: 68,039
7/27/12 4:51 P

You can do this. Look up Priscilla Patrick as she is 69 and teaches yoga on PBS. Denise Austin is 57 and Kathy Smith is 59. They keep in shape. Denise is 5'4" and 112#. Priscilla Patrick is 5'6" and 110#.

MOGAL1946 Posts: 20,020
7/8/12 6:13 P

Bringing this old thread forward! I will soon be 66 and hope to find new ideas to keep me motivated to work on the fitness part of my journey. I love to walk and enjoy it when I get out the door...getting out the door is the problem. Also have on my "To Do List" to rejoin our local community center that has wonderful fitness equipment and opportunities. Just went to my former SIL's 75th birthday yesterday and she is doing amazing. My grade school teacher who is now a friend on Facebook just turned 95 and is very active. Age is only a number! We can do this!

45AQUA-MAN SparkPoints: (139,676)
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12/31/11 7:54 P

I'm almost 67 now, and have been able to stay in pretty good shape most of my life. I did not excel in my younger years, but I tried to keep a little bit in shape through running, biking and swimming, and now I swim 2 miles in about 1 hour 5 min. twice a week, and I ride my bike around 40 miles with my bike club 3 times a week averaging over 17 MPH. I also do 2 gym classes. I don't say this to brag but let you know it can be done,and it's worth it, but it's not easy.
I lost 40 lbs, that was one of the hardest things I ever did. but it was worth it. So hang in there, you can do it to.


NUTINFANCY Posts: 4,439
12/31/11 9:29 A

As far as exercising goes to be fit, take it slowly, if you get sore, you're doing it too fast, Been there-done that emoticon

LTMURPHY7 SparkPoints: (80,334)
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12/31/11 8:20 A

Wish I'd cont. working out & eating better in the work force

JANET19410 SparkPoints: (0)
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12/31/11 7:22 A

getting fit over 65===hard to get started but i am trying to get it together. need some advice.

gee thanks

ROSEWAND SparkPoints: (164,403)
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9/12/11 10:01 P

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Edited by: ROSEWAND at: 9/12/2011 (22:02)
ROSEWAND SparkPoints: (164,403)
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9/12/11 9:59 P

It is doable! emoticon I was over 65 when I started.
When I found what worked for me, it was the easiest weigh
loss plan I have ever experienced. I did do it slowly. It
took me a little over a year to lose about 50 pounds. And
then lost another 10 getting use to being in maintenance.

Do not regret your past; it brought you here and now you are
ready for transformation! emoticon Go for it!

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9/10/11 5:53 P

This is one of the most difficult things I have tried. I only wish I had kept in shape all these years. Now, with a number of 'challenges' I'm pushing my way through to drop enough pounds to make more strenuous exercise practical. emoticon

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