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Being over 50...

Monday, May 13, 2013

So I have started reading the Spark Solution and was all excited to find out how I was going to be able to drop 2 pounds a week, that amount being due to the fact that my daughter's wedding is fast approaching and I did an excellent job of procrastinating on my weight loss. Anyway, I get to a part in the book where it states that certain reasons may change what we could possibly lose a week. Yep, you guessed of them was being a woman over 50! Ugh. I wish I hadn't read that.

Sooo...the challenge for me is to do my best to prove that statistic wrong. No, I am not going to do anything "fad" like. Just really focus on what the book, and SparkPeople, have already told me is the best way to live a happy life and that is to focus on a healthier life.

So I did a short run/walk session this morning indoors and felt pretty good. I also did some Habitat construction on Saturday and although I still had issues getting up from my butt at times I felt pretty good overall and proud. I think I will do some more this week. Did you know that doing construction burns a whole lotta calories?? I was at it for over a couple hours and when I looked it up saw it was over 600!! Burning all that and doing it for a good cause...yeah even over 50 somethings can have something to feel pretty good about.

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3016DEBRA 5/14/2013 1:57PM

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ACTIVE_AT_60 5/13/2013 9:46PM

    Just wait till you turn 60.... :-) Age is a matter of perception. You are as old as you feel.

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KPACE7 5/13/2013 8:27PM

    Mathematically speaking, that number is just based on an average. Let's just know that you and I are above the curve. We will lose weight at a rate above the norm. You will be the statistic someone else will be balancing out to reach the average. Too bad for them, they will be left in the DUST. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CATLADY52 5/13/2013 3:24PM

    Age is really a number. Don't let it get you down. emoticon emoticon
Best of everything to you in your quest!

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    It sounds like you are determined to overcome the over 50 female disadvantage and I hope it works for you. Exercising a lot works for me.

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DDOORN 5/13/2013 10:46AM

    Kudos to getting your Spark in gear! DOUBLY so for your Habitat efforts...what a wonderful way to pay your Spark forward! :-)


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SEWINGMAMACDS 5/13/2013 10:27AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Yep, we over 50 gals can do it!

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COFFEEMUG2009 5/13/2013 9:21AM

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ALL-IS-AMAZING 5/13/2013 8:53AM

    I love it when I can burn calories and feel like I have done something constructive at the same time! You will prove that stat wrong! emoticon

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You can totally be the exception to the rule. Don't even give that statistic a second thought.

When's your daughter's wedding? I have until next May to get in shape :-)

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CBLENS 5/13/2013 8:40AM

    I saw that too about being over 50...we just have to move more. We can do this.

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 5/13/2013 8:12AM

    I'm with you on the over 50 part and it certainly does make a difference. But....
Set Yourself Up For Success! and you'll meet your goals in time for the wedding! Enjoy your day and make healthy choices!

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BUSYGRANNY5 5/13/2013 7:48AM

    I so understand... those of us in the 50 plus age range... must just keep on keeping on... anything is possible.... we've got this!

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