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Boy, this is a sloooooow process...

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Maybe it is my age (over 50), my thyroid (hypo), by blood sugar (hypo), my lifestyle - whatever - this is one tough and slow process. Ok, way back to the beginning three or so years ago I weighed 200 lbs. Yes, whoa. I lost 50 and have kept if off basically. There have been many ups and downs. Sometimes my weight would get too low, close to 129 and that is not good for me. Right now it is too high and is at the tippy top of my healthy weight range. The process of getting it here and trying to lose a little more and maintain is so incredibly hard this time. Is it my age? Perhaps. Is it work stress? Maybe a contributor. One thing is for sure, I understand the struggle.
It is like a major accomplishment to wake up after staying in calorie range, exercising and keeping your food choices under 20 carbs - to find a tiny loss, ounces, geesh. But so much better than a gain!
It is hard work. It takes major dedication and consistency. I know it is worth it. But how long will this struggle go on? Will I be 80 and still worrying and still working on it? I suppose so.
emoticon Hugs to all on this journey - it is a tough one but we can do it! emoticon
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    I'll be 75 in a few months and yes, it is and will be a lifetime thing! Seems to me that the older I get the slower the scale moves (and the slower I move as well) emoticon
    1849 days ago
    emoticon I am turning 52 this year and you are right! about ALL of it- it is tough but - emoticon
    1849 days ago
    GETSTRONGRRR hit the nail on the head as usual! SPARKBJOK too. The fact that you're actively working on being healthier puts you ahead of most of your peers. And slow loss implies habit change, and that really does equal a permanent change.

    Positive changes that you make have to be permanent to have any value. Otherwise you're just crash-dieting over and over. I try to make sure that anything I do to lose weight or increase fitness or improve nutrition is, above all, sustainable. It has to be something I'll be willing to do at 55 and 65 and 75 and beyond.

    And yes, it gets harder as we age and harder even time we try to "re-lose". Circumstances change, though, and periodically even the good habits we have will have to be modified to continue working. Life is the journey, the landscape changes as we go.
    1850 days ago
    You're right, it's slow.....and any claims by folks that 10-20 lb losses can happen in a matter of weeks is a charlatan!

    I'm 53 and have been working hard on SP since 2010. I really like the changes I have seen in weight, fat loss, muscle gain, etc. and am resolved to slow, steady progress.

    the upside to being in our few of our peers are doing it. We that do just look so much better and are so much healthier than 70-80% of the majority that doesn't!

    Keep at it....enjoy the slow progress...make it an adventure!
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    You're doing great! 50 lbs is a major accomplishments! I know it's hard, but you already got past the truly hard part, now it's a matter of staying consistent!
    1850 days ago
    It can be frustrating but slow is definitely better. Slow lose stays off. So keep up the good work and don't get discouraged!
    1850 days ago
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