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Success stories?

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

I never see any success stories for the over 65 group. Are there any featured?

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BRADIA 1/12/2013 12:01PM

    Sorry I forgot the name but just yesterday I read a grandmother story where she has lost over 120 pounds, so yes, there are some. Myself, I am 62 and keep strugling with my bad eating habits, but I believe this is the good try.
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RAINBOWFALLS 1/12/2013 6:34AM

    I hope you have found some - I'm sure there are some out there.

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DRUIDPRINCESS 1/11/2013 4:53PM

    My chemo doctor told me not to plan for my 50th birthday because I would never reach it after being diagnosed with breast cancer when I was 42.

Last year I turned 50 and celebrated big time, with a tropical island holiday and a family celebration.

Although I am not in your target group of over 65s yet, if you can wait a while I promise you that you will hear awesome stories of success and love and fun and so on in my blogs of energised and positive over 65s life soon!

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IOWAGRAMMA 1/9/2013 6:07PM

    Check out the pages for TUBLADY (Tisha) and MAGGIEROSEBOWL (Pam). They are two of the outstanding successes. I believe they've both been featured on the SP site at different times. Tisha is 70, but Pam may not be 65 yet. There are many who are still in the process of losing, but haven't lost the hundreds of pounds that you may see. I know several on the Over 60 with 100-200 Pounds to Lose team that have lost 50-100 pounds and are still working at it. Like the other posters mentioned, we're hoping to see your success story soon, too!! Hugs, Jeannie

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DOLPHINSINGER72 1/9/2013 4:27PM

    I am sure there are. Maybe check the groups for an over 65 group. I am having success at 40. :)

And if there are NOT any success stories you can write your own.

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cake in a cup

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

does anyone have the directions for microwave cake in a cup using cake mix? I saw it on someone's page one time and now I lost it.

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RAINBOWFALLS 9/30/2012 6:41PM

    Sounds like an interesting idea

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LINOVER 9/27/2012 3:30PM

    I searched for "recipe + microwave cake in a mug" and got 119,000,000 results.
Check some of these out. However, I agree with Jeannie that you would definitely find it on the Hungry Girl website.

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IOWAGRAMMA 9/27/2012 10:31AM

    I don't have one in front of me, but check the Hungry Girl website. I think that is one of her trademark recipes. Good luck!! Jeannie

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WETPTARMIGAN 9/26/2012 12:39PM

    This is a "scratch" cake, not a mix, but it would fill the bill if the cake mix one doesn't turn up. One benefit of this cake is that you could get a calorie count by adding up all the ingredients:

4 tablespoons flou r

4 tablespoons sugar

2 tablespoons cocoa

1 egg

3 tablespoons milk

3 tablespoons oil

3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)

a small splash of vanilla extract

1 large coffee mug

Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly. Pour in the milk and oil and mix well. Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla extract, and mix again.

Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 10 00 watts (high). The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed! Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

So hard to keep on track. Restarted again this week. Want to reach the finish so bad and then maintain.

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DRUIDPRINCESS 6/15/2012 6:31PM

    Aren't we fortunate that we can restart as many times as we need to. I find on the days that I slip up that I just take a big breath, relax, re-read my goals, have a big think about why they are important to me, and then get up and get started!

You can do it! I know you can! All the best for your SP journey.
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    Thanks for the feedback and encouragement,

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RAINBOWFALLS 6/15/2012 7:59AM

    As long as you keep trying that is Success!

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Water Water

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Still doing water exercises. Aqua Zumba twice a week and Hyrdo Fit two or three times a week. I just love the water and my old bones do too. So far 48 pounds down and about 40 to go. Slow going but I would rather lose than gain. The older you are the harder it is to lose weight, but it can be done. Just keep on keeping on!!!

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MYNANAPAM 6/15/2012 11:49PM

    emoticon You are doing great.

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WETPTARMIGAN 6/10/2011 2:41PM

    Well said! emoticon

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JILL313 6/9/2011 12:54PM

    Aquatics exercise has been recommended to me by my Dr. I know several SP friends that also love the Aquatics Zumba! I only wish there was an indoor pool nearby but I don't know of one. I am so proud of you doing aquatics exercise as it lessens the pain of exercises and is the best one you can do if you have any kind of ongoing pain especially in your joints. Keep up the great work!! Enjoy your classes and soon you will be at your goal weight!

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GRANPATTIE 6/9/2011 11:57AM

    Good for you. I'm about to go back to that. Water Zumba??? I've heard of that in a lot of other formats, but I can't imagine it in the water!

Keep up the great work!
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RAINBOWFALLS 6/9/2011 11:11AM

    I agree - the older the harder. Great Job! emoticon

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Water Water

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

I'm not a good blogger so excuse me. Tomorrow I will be happily taking a water aerobics class. I try to get at least three a week in, but 5 or 6 are better. It lasts an hour and is a good workout and not hard on these old creaky worn out bones. Any way it's fun and anyone in the longview area is invited to come. I will try to write more. Keep up the encouragement. It means a lot.

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WETPTARMIGAN 3/18/2011 6:29PM

    The article mentioned by NICOLE0233 is worth looking up--just copy the bit starting with www and paste it in your browser header. The article is great because it explains a number of things you can do in the water even if you don't have a water aerobics class available. emoticon

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    I do drink lots of water also. At the gym I got to, we have a warm water resistance and a cool water lap pool. The water aerobics and aqua zumba that I like the most are in the cool pool. Believe it or not, we do work up a sweat. Today the class was in the warm pool.

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MARSHASTAR 3/17/2011 11:00AM

    I think water aerobics is the best exercise there is for "our old bones".
If I put forth even a small amount of effort I could find a place to do that myself.
KEEP going! Yah!
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RAINBOWFALLS 3/17/2011 7:26AM

    I wish we had classes available here. Once in a while it is offered, but not often. Enjoy!

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NICOLE0233 3/16/2011 11:31PM

    I don't know how to get the link for that article to work so you can click on it, but if the name of the article is 5 Fun Ways to Dive In to Aquatic Exercise

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TURTLERAE55 3/16/2011 11:26PM

    Great that you found a workout that can help you. By the way, have you been drinking your 8 oz of water a day?

Remember that drinking water actually speeds the weight loss.

Keep up the good work.

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NICOLE0233 3/16/2011 11:24PM

    Hello there!

Water aerobics are a great way of getting exercise. I actually recently read an article about water aerobics. It is a great way to get exercise while taking it real easy on your joints.

This is the article that I had read and found it had lots of great information!


Have a great day!

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BRINDA01 3/16/2011 11:22PM

  Good to know you found what works for you! KEEP IT UP!

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