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ROE_WAG SparkPoints: (2,767)
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6/21/13 10:08 A

8MOREB4, welcome to SP. I think it's great that your not letting your pain get the best of you. I'm so proud of you and I know you will get to where you want to be.

BILL60 Posts: 367,105
6/21/13 8:34 A

Welcome to SP.

8MOREB4 Posts: 881
6/20/13 5:47 P

Yes I have osteoarthritis and it is very difficult to walk. I use a walker etc. but it really hurts. I am over 70, and I have lost down from 281. I have been as low as 217 just 8 months ago and have gained back to 240. It is very dis heartening. The truth is now I want to lose because I know it feels better without so much weight on my knees. When I was about 25 lbs lighter I had a lot more wrinkles, but I am not proud and I know I'm old, I may as well look my age.

Here in the Denver area there is a doctor advertising about a laser that helps with back pain. I have wondered if it would work for knees, but I have not followed up on it. So I know it is possible to lose w/o exercise, it takes a lot more discipline. I lost the weight doing a program called slimgenics.

I wish you lots of luck. I am doing a slow walk consistently for 10 minutes a day. It is supposed to get easier, and I want it to, but it is still really hard.

ROE_WAG SparkPoints: (2,767)
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Posts: 30
6/20/13 9:47 A

Welcome.

BILL60 Posts: 367,105
6/20/13 8:35 A

Welcome to SP.

LKEITHO SparkPoints: (266,661)
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Posts: 14,006
6/19/13 8:55 P

Welcome to SparkPeople! You'll find lots of support, information and inspiration here. All the best on achieving your goals!

BILL60 Posts: 367,105
6/19/13 8:45 A

Welcome to SP and the very best to you on your journey to a healthier YOU.

JAMBABY0 Posts: 13,996
6/18/13 8:34 P

Hi and welcome. So glad you are here to make a change! Get familiar with everything here, make a sparkpage and then join some teams. Teams are good for motivation, support and accountability. I am adding a some links to teams I think may be very helpful to you, you don't have to join any/all, good luck on your journey.

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individ
ual.asp?gid=11533


www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individ
ual.asp?gid=10300


www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individ
ual.asp?gid=32265


www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individ
ual.asp?gid=5150


PINKYYSUEE SparkPoints: (16,360)
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Posts: 4,137
6/18/13 8:26 P

Hi and welcome to SP! I would suggest finding a sparkteam that can help you with your questions...I found a couple for you but feel free to search...

50+ members with 50-99 pounds to lose
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individ
ual.asp?gid=11533


50+ Females!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individ
ual.asp?gid=32


Hope that helps!

KBAY54 SparkPoints: (3)
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6/18/13 6:01 P

Hi, new to this chat/website and always happy to find people to support each other on weight loss topics.
I am about to turn 54 years old. I am married and do not have kids. I have severe back problems that started in my early 40's and did not come about due to weight problems. I was never thin, but was athletic, and a model in my teens and early twenties. Always exercised, rode horses and rode my bike for transportation as well as aerobics, until I twisted my spine up in a very harsh rip tide while body surfing in San Francisco. I had a back operation in 2001 and it went well, but my surgeon said I would have to have another in about ten years. Well it is over ten years now and my back has got to the point where I need strong pain meds,, pain patches, crutches and cannot walk for more than a half mile without causing a lot of pain emoticon . After I had my original back operation I was still pretty active, but not as much, and started to take "Meridia" to control my weight. That drug worked well for me, but they took it off the market a few years ago. I was on Phentermine two weeks ago, while waiting for my prescription for "Qysmia" to go through. I am now on the 5th day of it. I have not seem a lot of significant weight loss with this. I am also mixing in "Medifast", which I order online and mix in with some regular low fat food of my own. Since I started all of this two and half months ago I have lost ten pounds. Not a lot, but considering my age,and very little exercise, not too bad. I was wondering if anyone else is in this situation of being rather disabled physically but still trying to lose weight and are in their 50's or beyond?

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