SparkPeople Getting Fit Over 50 Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard_topics.asp?imboard=30 For our members over the age of 50, meet and get support from members who share your common interests and experiences. SparkPeople Getting Fit Over 50 Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard_topics.asp?imboard=30 Anyone in Georgia? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34735728 Looking for a fitness buddy in Georgia. Females only please Mon, 20 Oct 2014 06:20:53 EST New ? What ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34735182 New week ,New Program = SUCCESS <em>224</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <BR> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 01:45:07 EST Starting Over http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34732861 Hello, I am back again and determined this time to succeed..... I just turned 59 this month and buy this time next year I would like to be 77 pounds lighter....I would like a buddy that is in the same situation, maybe the same age??? I would just appreciate any help....I have been here before, 2 times and have become sidetracked by life's bumps in the road... This time I am going to handle the bumps differently....Putting myself and my lifestyle change first... <em>253</em> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 19:06:04 EST Help, I can't seem to loose weight, I am 79, http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34731382 I am 79, in good health except for a little diabetes, I can't seem to be loosing weight, I am walking and I still have a part time job. I feel a little lazy sometimes any suggestions? Sun, 19 Oct 2014 12:41:15 EST New to Site http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34727494 Hi Everyone. I an new to this site and new to Getting Fit Over 50 Sat, 18 Oct 2014 22:38:35 EST Hello everyone. Anyone here from Ohio http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34724931 I am new to the board. I am working to lose thirty pounds. Right now I am learning Kettlebelling and TRK. Also does anyone here use the Fitbit. I am looking for someone to friend so I can work to get my steps up on a daily bases. <BR> I hope everyone is having a great active day and getting the relaxation they need. <BR> <BR> Gisele <BR> Sat, 18 Oct 2014 15:24:30 EST New to group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34723960 Hi. I am new to the group but not to fitness. Looking to support and be supported. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 10:52:01 EST WII fit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34720424 My daughter got the family a WII fit and we are having such a good time working out together. Anyone else tried that program? Fri, 17 Oct 2014 22:40:51 EST I'm in a ditch http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34718328 I have been somewhat depressed and gained back 3 lbs. I think it has to do with clutter and being unorganized. I read in a book that clutter can cause you depression and stress. A lot of things belonged to my parents who are now deceased and have been for over 4 years. I start going thru things and end up holding on to them even though I will never use them.I start on going thru the stuff and never ending up finishing it as there is never enough hours in the day. I also work part time so that... Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:04:00 EST So ready to start walking, jogging or ride bike http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34705960 <em>306</em> So everyone out there is ready to start walking, jogging or ride bike. Well if you need some help drop me an e-mail and I'll give you some help on what you can do to get your step in to get your miles. I been working on getting around 4000 to 12000 steps in a day it depend on the weather outside. I do a lot of work around the house an outside in the garden, plus I walk the two dogs around the block once a day that's about 2 1/2 mile walk it take me about 45 min to a hour mos... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 03:18:26 EST Time for me!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34704236 I joined Planet Fitness yesterday. Today I walked on the treadmill, 15 min each to warm up and then cool down. Then I did the 30 min circuit training. Day one down. I've heard that if you do things for 21 days they become routine. Wish me luck! Wed, 15 Oct 2014 20:39:51 EST Anyone want a free online workout video? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34703387 Hi, <BR> I'm the founder of Functional Fitness on Public Television who once was 60lbs overweight and a grandma of three:) If you want a free online video workout that can be done sitting on a chair or standing, let me know. It's totally free and fun too! <BR> <BR> Healthiest blessings, <BR> Suzanne Andrews Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:12:02 EST 60 and frustrated http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34701263 I'm sixty not terribly over weight but would feel better if I could drop 10 to 15 pounds, I do water arobics for 45 minutes 5 days a week but still find it hard to drop weight , was wondering if there are ladies here in the 50 to 60 + category that is struggling and if you have any suggestions for success? Wed, 15 Oct 2014 10:21:43 EST Supplements and Vitamins http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34694128 I'm 60 and I want to add a multivitamin and supplements to my daily regimen. Anybody have any recommendations? If I go shopping on my own, my mind is boggled by the sheer numbers of these things and I don't want to add a millionty billion pills, I just want what will be best for me at my age. Looking forward to comments. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 10:59:32 EST Hello!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34690582 Hope you got good Monday. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 01:22:11 EST Hormone Replacement Therapy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34684643 Ladies, <BR> Have any of you tried Hormone Replacement Therapy after menopause? I haven't slept through the night in so long, I walk around in a fog every day. But HRT kind of scares me - family history of high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. . . Don't really need to increase my risk of any of those, but I'm not sure how long I can keep this up, either. Anyone have some experience you'd like to share before I talk to the doctor (appointment in a couple months)? Thanks... Mon, 13 Oct 2014 08:31:13 EST First Weight In http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34684365 I feel so good I lost 7 pounds my first week back. I have a different feeling this time that I am going to succeed. <BR> <BR> Diane <BR> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 07:41:26 EST I can't knock this headache....help!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34681984 <em>24</em> I moved from one state to my home state the first of Aug. and have been sick in one way or another every single day since I have been here. I even ended up in the ER today because I thought I might be having a heart attack. Doc said everything looked normal, but I still feel miserable. I cannot knock this headache and have not had a migraine like this for years! But unfortunately moving back to my home state with my elderly parents, 5 grown children and 18 grandchildren I am over... Sun, 12 Oct 2014 23:32:34 EST Morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34677142 I clicked on this group because of the turtles slow and steady. <BR> <BR> I have been away for a while and came back last Monday. Today I woke and feel so good I think something must be wrong....LOL. I have a lot to lose, but just taking it one day at time. <BR> <BR> Thank you for listening I think this time will be time I win. <BR> <BR> Diane Sun, 12 Oct 2014 08:31:55 EST Over 50? 60? how about over 80? is what I need http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34675821 <em>334</em> <em>324</em> <em>315</em> <em>344</em> <em>319</em> <em>237</em> Sun, 12 Oct 2014 00:50:56 EST Sunday !!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34675736 Have a nice Spark Sunday!!!!!! Sun, 12 Oct 2014 00:35:46 EST Metabolism Stuck http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34671284 Just found sparkpeople and hope it will help. I workout weekly and eat pretty healthy but cannot lose weight. I vary my exercise routine daily between, bodyflow, weights, biking, walking, HIIT, cardio walking and ballet workouts. I am doing a detox right now for three days and look forward to eating healthy a whole new way. All I want to do is lose 10 lbs and it will not come off. I hope it helps! Very frustrated. Sat, 11 Oct 2014 09:58:28 EST Fat funny girl http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34656063 it's exhausting being the fat funny girl who wants everyone to like her.i'm diagnosed with depression anxiety and many othermental illnesses OCD. Weighing in at a whopping 266 pounds when your 5'1 is no longer an easy task for me I have social anxiety so severely that Ihave never really worked outside the home raised my kids who are now grown adults live with a very verbally abusive husband for 28 years of marriage who by the way is very healthy works out all the timeI can't seem to get mysel... Thu, 9 Oct 2014 08:43:47 EST Knee replacement coming soon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34649502 Newbie here! <BR> <BR> I am a 57 year old female and need to lose weight because I am having a knee replacement surgery in December. Yes, I gained the weight because I cannot do anything without knee pain. I need to lose 91 pounds total. but will will happy with weight loss before surgery up to 20 pounds, but probably more like 15. <BR> <BR> I know weight loss will be slow with no activity although I do work full time and I am a teacher, That means I do stand and walk around and walk to ... Wed, 8 Oct 2014 12:33:22 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34645230 Middle week, happy Wednesday all. Tue, 7 Oct 2014 23:23:05 EST Saying Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34634311 Rejoining Spark group again <em>521</em> Goal is to loose about 25-30 lbs by Christmas. So looking for support and weight loss buddies. Mon, 6 Oct 2014 13:34:41 EST This Is Kate Saying Hello :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34634283 Hi everyone! I am *so* excited to get started here! I'd like to have email weight loss friends for daily (or whatever) motivation. My recent plateau left me more discouraged than I have ever been in my life. But I stuck with it, didn't mess up *any* days, and it finally budged again. My email address is in my personal info section of my SparkPage. <BR> <BR> Okay, intro... I'm finally doing it this time after many false starts over the years. I have, as of this morning, lost 37 pounds ... Mon, 6 Oct 2014 13:23:55 EST postmentalpausal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34629601 I have a problem I hope someone could help me with. I am going to be 58 in about two weeks, and I have been having a itchy head and my hair is coming out. What is wrong and what can I do to fix the problem. Thanks for your help. Sun, 5 Oct 2014 22:44:35 EST wellness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34608082 I'm alive and doing fine ! Thu, 2 Oct 2014 19:36:21 EST on again off agaon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34606048 Back on the plan. Over 50, Ive been fluctuating for years getting heavier every year instead of less. Mom died last year so I am now caretaker of my dad. He moved in and he is obese and I don't want to end up like that. Tried to get him to the gym for his health no luck. I try to cook healthy but never fails he wants a non healthy home cooking type meal (I am the cook and shopper). Trying to fit lots of veggies and salad in every dinner and lunch. I have a fitness challenge for work coming up... Thu, 2 Oct 2014 10:10:48 EST 1934 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34592653 Any Sparkers born in 1934 ??? Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:55:51 EST What is with the questions on this board? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34591567 Do they serve a purpose? Are they just for fun? Is it information-mining so I get more ads?! <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Do we ask questions here? Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:57:29 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34582602 Hi... good afternoon to every body... I newly joined sparkpeople <BR> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 08:10:46 EST out of control, need help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34567136 hi my name is Julie, ive been battling depression, and a broken wrist that resulted in the loss of my right hand... now ive put on 60 pounds and I have simply forgotten how to diet, or eat right I think. anyway looking for as much support as possible! thanks Sat, 27 Sep 2014 00:31:21 EST Hello to everyone 50 something and on this journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34565801 Okay. So, I am new to this and this is my first post. I am enjoying this site and the accountability is tough; but, makes me think twice about the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th cookie that is talking to me. I am looking forward to meeting my goal. <em>30</em> Fri, 26 Sep 2014 20:08:55 EST How about fun loving over 70 ??!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34544363 I'm a newbie, but hope Spark can help me lose a few pounds and find a few friends. I still teach piano and voice and walk my cockapoo most everyday. Love music, of course, and my South Carolina beaches and mountains. Stay involved in college football,too !!! Has anyone found a secret formula in losing weight at this age ?? <BR> <BR> Have a great day !!! Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:56:56 EST Any one born late 1958/early 1959 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34537070 Patty - January 2 - Capricorn. Slowy, steadily I do. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:15:35 EST How long / far did you walk today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34536801 I headed out in the AM w/ my Nordic poles & walked for 50 min. (3.1 mi) Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:51:34 EST hormones http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34535471 read article on hormones and weight lose. took quiz that says I rate 50 to 69% chance I should take them. does any one take them and how have they helped you. don't want to be sexy, LOL. <em>246</em> just want it to help with energy and losing weight. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:08:40 EST over 50..not that much harder http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34529100 I am 54 and I don't think losing is much harder after 50...but I do think it is harder because I am on weight gaining medication. Sun, 21 Sep 2014 20:11:05 EST Stuck at 150 for over a month. Any advice? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34525346 Been stuck at 150 to 149 for over a month. I walk about 3 miles a day 5 days a week and I do some strength training. I also do housecleaning for other people about 5 hrs a day, 3 days a week. <BR> I had changed my nutrition tracker to sync with my fitness tracker, big mistake I think. So I switched that back today. <BR> Spark recommends I eat 1200 - 1550 calories a day. I am a female age 58. 5'4" weighing 150. <BR> I have noticed that I rarely meet my protein and fiber goals either. <BR> Any ... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 08:27:16 EST 152 pound loser so excited! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34520211 May of 2013 I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, started talking two pills a day, by thanksgiving I was taking no pills, Doctor took me off and today I have reached 152 pounds lost. run and walk 6 miles a day and 12 on Saturday and 12 on Sunday and recently started weightlifting, never felt better in my life and it's all due to sparkpeople, I found this website and it makes it so easy. Thanks Sparkpeople! <em>223</em> Sat, 20 Sep 2014 15:02:45 EST Over 50 and with hypothyroidism http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34514956 Wondering if anyone else here is over 50 and trying to lose weight while also dancing with a hypothyroid! Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:16:51 EST Bad Back can't walk to long with out sitting! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34514197 <em>46</em> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:53:01 EST bad few days http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34487270 well this past few days have been really bad blew my calories out the door <em>24</em> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:41:40 EST Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34483341 Got my exercise in today by painting the trim on our front porch - took me about 2 1/2 hrs of up and down, walking back and forth, etc. I am now done with that project and thank goodness. Have a great evening everyone and keep pushing towards your goal. <em>381</em> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:18:09 EST PRO'S and Con's to weight loss surgery http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34482000 Fifty one frustrated and have the thirsty for losing weight with no motivation! Does that make any sense? Sorry for the whole negative nellie thing but I'm pretty much reaching out for help advice. I really would like for anyone to provide knowledge of any type of weight loss surgery please Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:41:26 EST Help Pre-menopause http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34481145 Hello, <BR> New to this message board. I know, always something. Well, I'm having difficulty getting the weight to come off. I'm watching my diet and exercising 3 to 4 days a week. Any suggestions ? <BR> Thanks, <BR> Lynn Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:46:02 EST Loss or Gain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34480973 Weigh In day this morning and alas no loss but no gain either. Maintained for one week. <em>39</em> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:08:49 EST Motivated 50+ People http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34465312 <em>381</em> Hi everyone! My name is Ellen. I'm 53 and live in beautiful SW Florida. After 2 back surgeries - 1 lower back, and a neck fusion, my goal is to lose the weight I gained while re-cooperating (and eeekk - MENOPAUSE! lol), and build my muscles up again. I'd love to have others on this board who we can be accountable to, and get suggestions and added motivation - plus get us through those tough times. Ready to take this journey with me? We can do it!. Sat, 13 Sep 2014 11:16:09 EST My knee replacement won't heal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34463052 I had a total knee replacement on my left knee February 1, 2012 and a revision of that replacement March 2013 because my knee would not heal. It is now September 2014 and my knee is still not well enough for me to return to work, walk, stand, sit, or exercise without pain. Correction, I can walk, sit, stand, and exercise but not for an extended period of time. I have tried water exercise, which I can do for a couple of days and then my knee pain and swelling flares up again. I've done a 2... Fri, 12 Sep 2014 23:48:54 EST Cooler weather is for runners http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34462129 Running season staring down south. Any runners out there? Fri, 12 Sep 2014 21:15:06 EST WEIGHT CHANGES EVERY DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34457672 EVERY MORNING I EITHER GO UP OR DOWN. WHEN DO I DROP WEIGHT? <BR> I WON'T EAT ANTHING Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:22:40 EST any one tried garcinia cambogia? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34452505 saw that Dr. Oz said its good for weight loss. Anyone have good results with it? <BR> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:05:43 EST ANYBODY BORN 1940 ?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34447868 <BR> <BR> <BR> JULY 26TH 10:15 PM. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 02:05:50 EST Just joined http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34438412 Hi just dropping to say need motivated to stay on track and excise am going to be 70 and tired of fighting weight so thought try slowing down expectation's and keep knee problem to minimum. So wish me luck. Any help is appreciated. Judi Tue, 9 Sep 2014 18:36:04 EST Hi my name is Cathy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34432296 I am on a mission to lose to live. I have been working out on the 10 minute a day and have pushed for 5 days. Going to get some sleep now so I can do some more tomorrow. Have a good day. <em>30</em> Tue, 9 Sep 2014 00:33:11 EST Over 50 and two small children working nights... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34416343 I am finding it hard to stay ontop of things with my work schedual, two girls 10 and 12 and find time to exercise and sleep... I think that sleep is the worst, sleeping never more then 5 hours...sometimes in the day, sometimes in the night... I have lost 30 pounds and my will power is starting to fade.. Last week I have cheated everyday... Next week back to bringing lunches and leaving my money in the car so I can not buy vending machine food... Sat, 6 Sep 2014 21:45:37 EST almost 60 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34413914 Realizing I am almost 60 puts getting healthy into a different perspective. Need to concentrate on my future and how to make it the best it can be. Sat, 6 Sep 2014 12:35:23 EST over 60 and getting fit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34409099 Hi <BR> I am new here. I live in Orange County, Ca. I'm single except for 1 furry critter. I am 4 month post spinal fusing but working hard to get fit again. 3 years ago I lost little over 100 pounds thru diet and exercise and have kept it off. I want to lose 35-40 more but feel pretty good as is. I want to get back to being able t do more exercise. For now I am limited to walking, swimming and some stretching. I used to hike and run every weekend and loved it. But for now I am content and gr... Fri, 5 Sep 2014 19:01:04 EST Born in '63 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34393729 What is the first memory you have of the world around you and how old were you? <BR> Wed, 3 Sep 2014 20:25:02 EST crazy eats http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34392348 This is my first day. I was so embarrassed to fill our my breakfast. It was a pint of ice cream and a box of licorice! I almost didn't fill it in. I have 41 pounds to lose. No transportation to an area where I can walk. Used to run a lot before I broke my ankle three years ago (and we lived in an area with trails) My husband is 17 years younger than me and looks great! I'm 68, 5'3 and weigh about 170. I'm scared to get on the scale and find out the truth. It's hot and no A/C so I'm not going... Wed, 3 Sep 2014 15:14:29 EST Herbalife http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34391678 Has anyone tried this and does it really work? Wed, 3 Sep 2014 12:44:36 EST Low Metabolism http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34391603 I am 59 years old and have a low metabolism. What can I do? Wed, 3 Sep 2014 12:28:16 EST today I feel http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34387449 <em>39</em> Tue, 2 Sep 2014 23:50:04 EST Looking for support http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34387447 Hi, <BR> I am looking for a weight loss buddy and I have to lose at least 115 pound. I lost 25 pound but gain 6 pound. I got discourage. I want to lost the 115 pound by the end of the year or beginning of next year. I have a hard time turning my head on things I like to eat waffle and peanut butter, cookies, soda, ice cream. Is there any other ways to enjoy snack but not the one high in calories? <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 23:47:18 EST Well over 50 and needing support http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34384526 Hi All: I'm new to Spark People and have had fun looking around on this website. I'm hoping to lose my last 10 lbs using this site. A little over 2 years ago, my weight was at 180 lbs. and I felt awful. I joined another free weight loss site and lost 20 lbs but those last 10 lbs. have been impossible to get rid of. I'm looking forward to the help and support this site may be able to give me. Thanks for any input any of you may have. <em>465</em> Tue, 2 Sep 2014 13:38:44 EST New to Board, but not to Sparkpeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34380246 Hi. My goal this week is to try to sleep all night. I have a hard time falling asleep. I like to get up early, and it wrecks my day when I don't sleep all night. <BR> <BR> Also, can anyone tell me how to upload a profile picture? I have some on my wall, but can't figure out how to upload to my profile. <BR> <BR> Also can't figure out how to "verify" my nutrition for the day. Would love to earn points for that... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 22:52:58 EST August fitness minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34361949 Over 840 fitness minutes for August! (and if there were an over 65 group, I would qualify for that one too!). Woohoo, doing good... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:29:06 EST Exercising with knee problems http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34358572 Anyone with any new ideas on how to exercise with arthritic knees? Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:31:17 EST back from my mothers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34357087 Went to help her for a few days. She is 90 years old but still living on her own and is in pretty good health. <em>334</em> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 04:40:25 EST Strokes and exercise/weight loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34340358 I have had a stroke and am a diabetic. Most of the exercises are very difficult if not impossible for me to do. Weight loss is very important to me, but I need to exercise to lose weight in any significant amount. I am a diabetic but my A1c is good and not a problem. I could decrease my insulin if I could just lose weight! Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:06:20 EST Fit over 50 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34327977 I find it harder to lose the weight, I can not keep myself motivated <em>33</em> Sun, 24 Aug 2014 19:30:34 EST What excerise/s did you do today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34314962 Just completed a 3.79 bike ride Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:21:54 EST What is your fitness plan for Fall? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34295127 I'm having to take a day at a time...moving towards "intentional" fitness and movement. It's been 2 months since I was at the gym for ST. Time to work back into it again! <BR> <em>104</em> <BR> Today, for the AM, I headed out the door for a 2mi walk. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:35:04 EST UPDATING ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34288236 HELLO IM SUSIE.. HAVENT BEEN ON FOR AWHILE BUT GETTING STARTED AGAIN. SINCE I STARED TRING TO LOSE MY WEIGHT AGAIN BEEN USING THE APP FOR MY PHONE. DECIDED IT WAS TIME TO CHECK BACK IN ONLINE...AND DO A UPDATE.. BEEN A LONG TIME THIS HAS CHARGED ALITTLE.. GOOD LUCK TO ALL Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:19:23 EST Any Sparkers born in 1934 ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34282894 I am 80 years old, still exercising and eating properly. Have lost over 50 pounds and now trying to maintain. Have been rewarded with wrinkles, and baggy skin. From an XL to a M size. What to do with all my clothes. Taking in some and buying some also. Not complaining as now my health is better. Sun, 17 Aug 2014 19:08:52 EST How do you get started http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34269843 How do you get started when you've failed so many many times? I've tried about every diet out there and lost a little, usually about 20-25 lb, and here it comes back. So at 58 I no longer have any faith in myself to be able to do it. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 13:23:20 EST Good Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34253155 Yeah Wed, 13 Aug 2014 02:04:03 EST Ok about water? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34250687 I totally understand the importance of drinking water. But can I drink my 8 to 10 glasses first thing in the morning, all at once? Tue, 12 Aug 2014 17:12:19 EST Dieting : Sometimes you just gotta laugh http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34232853 When I'm dieting and get down and depressed, I try to find something to laugh at. <BR> I just found a great one on youtube: <BR> <BR> I'm not allowed to post a link but you can search on youtube for: <BR> The Purge: Cheat Day <BR> <BR> It made my day! <BR> Sat, 9 Aug 2014 23:51:44 EST Fitness-loving people over 60! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34232728 I love fitness, and am getting back my energy bit by bit... <BR> <BR> Time to get some rest for tomorrow, Sunday. New week! Sat, 9 Aug 2014 22:56:29 EST feeling healthy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34223012 After a long talk with myself (yes, I do answer myself out loud), I have decided that the numbers just aren't that important anymore. Yes, I would like to weigh about 30 or 40 pounds less, but is that what I am really aiming for? I think that for me - for now - I am staying away from the scale. I am only disappointed when I step on it. I am going to continue using the food tracker, cause it's so much fun- but oh so helpful in planning out my meals. I am going to continue my exercise - ba... Fri, 8 Aug 2014 10:11:31 EST DESPERATE in TEXAS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34216491 Folks, I am desperate to find a weight loss program that works. I am a 58 yr old female, diabetic, on Lantus and regular insulin and Metformin. I am hypertensive, and have cholesterol and triglyceride issues. I am currently trying low carb. My blood sugar numbers are better, but have not dropped 1 lousy pound. A friend of mine has lost 70+ pounds doing low carb. Previously I tried WW and worked out at the gym with a personal trainer and still only lost 12 pounds in 3 years. Can someone please... Thu, 7 Aug 2014 12:21:44 EST Fiber substitute http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34215613 Does anyone know anything about Benefiber ? Having a hard time getting enough fiber. This product advertises that one teaspoon is equal to 14 grams of fiber. Has anyone used it ? Thu, 7 Aug 2014 09:05:56 EST support http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34203694 Glad to have the support from sparkers <em>334</em> Tue, 5 Aug 2014 16:00:28 EST Introducing Myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34201591 Hello everyone! <BR> I am totally new to message boards here on Sparkpeople. Wanted to introduce myself. I'm Patricia. I really need to lose around 50 pounds and am having a really hard time with just my first 5. Any suggestions or help would be appreciated! I really need a jumpstart. :) Tue, 5 Aug 2014 08:06:48 EST Simply postings to get points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34196585 <em>248</em> Mon, 4 Aug 2014 13:16:33 EST i JUST TURNED FIFTY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34191658 I'M DISABLED WITH A REALLY BAD BACK AND LEG. I SPEND 95 PERCENT OF MY TIME IN BED. I CAN'T STAND AND WALKING IS VERY PAINFUL, I KNOW IF I LOSE THE WEIGHT I WILL BE SOMEWHAT BETTER BUT I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO FOR EXERCISE. ANYONE HAVE ANY IDEAS Sun, 3 Aug 2014 21:26:07 EST Fruit or Vegetable http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34168450 The next fruit or vegetable starts with the last letter of the last item. <BR> <BR> Here goes: tangerine <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:37:25 EST Getting back intot he Groove http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34165629 Was doing Zumba and loving it,( have the dvds and do it at home) But a shoulder injury sidelined me,( between going to my Orthopedist, tests, x-rays, MRIs and PT, plus other appointments I have, as well as a full time job, there's no time left in my day, even if it didn't hurt. The husband and I have been taking the dog to the park every Sunday afternoon for a walk, so that is something, and did a lot of walking on Vacation here and there. <BR> <BR> I just need to get back into the ha... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:38:43 EST New to this group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34165414 I need to get back on track with journaling, planning, and losing weight. I found your group that seems to fit my goals. I have been trying to lose weight for YEARS! Sometimes I do great, and then I fall back into old patterns, habits. I would like to join your challenge as I 'get back on the wagon' of weight loss. <BR> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:35:04 EST Introducing myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34161243 Hi everyone! I signed up yesterday on Sparkpeople and I am really hoping that I can see this through and get to where I want to be. Not only because I think I'll feel better, but to try to head off any potential health issues. Any advice would be welcome and please feel free to say HI! :) Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:41:35 EST New Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34159477 Hi! I am 57 years young and in fairly good shape. I signed up for this page in January but have not taken advantage of any tools. I am starting a new challenge August 1. I thought this would be a good place to start! :) Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:27:19 EST Christian Music http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34158420 Last letter starts the new song, either contemporary or traditional, so here we go <BR> <BR> Cinderella - Steven Curtis Chapman <BR> <BR> A is next Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:02:51 EST what http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34157540 It is funny how old cooks like me add a little of this and a little of that and most of the time we are right on target . I like to bake and have even got pretty good at it on some thing some not so good I believe a lot of what turns out well is what we like to do , I like to make my own salsa and every one likes it and don't want the kind you buy but it took a long time to get that down to what my family likes . <BR> Today I plan to work really hard at doing nothing and see how that come... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:28:04 EST seems both surprising and impossible http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34148449 I used to be very fit and trim, but when I got severe depression and PTSD the meds made me gain a huge amount of weight. I never binged or ate the wrong things, but even after the meds were gone the weight was still there. Now I just found out that I was eating way too little, about 500 calories a day, and so I guess my metabolism shut down. I was exhausted, couldn't maintain exercise, could barely do anything. Now that I know I have been eating at least 1000 calories. My body rebelled. ... Sun, 27 Jul 2014 23:08:35 EST I'm new here.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34137783 Hello everyone! Glad to see a topic for us 50+ folks! I'm 51 years young and am looking forward to meeting some great people and maintaining a healthy weight so that I can continue to keep it grown and sexy! <em>20</em> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:09:04 EST Paleo diet eating come join me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34135011 Hi I am new here! <BR> Looking to drop 50 pounds because I have a bad lower back <BR> Anyone out there in the same boat as me? <BR> I could use some buddies to walk this journey with me Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:30:06 EST 55 and Counting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34121265 I need to lose a lot of weight and I am looking forward to having a support team to encourage me along the way. I look forward to getting to know my support community. God Bless you all to reach and maintain your health goals. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:53:55 EST Are you finding "joy in the journey"? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34110111 As we "journey" towards health & fitness, here are a few synonyms for JOURNEY: <BR> <BR> JOURNEY: adventure, campaign, course, drive, expedition, exploration, hike, itinerary, jaunt, migration, odyssey, outing, passage, crossing, pilgrimage, quest, route, sojourn, tour, travel, trek, trip, visit, wandering, progress... <BR> <BR> Which one describes the path YOU are on?? <BR> <em>211</em> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 02:45:59 EST Woot Woot!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34109273 Ok. So it's my whole 2nd day, but I drank all my water both days, tracked my food, AND walked away from the buffet line (pasta, potatoes, roast beef/gravy and rolls) and got a big salad with grilled chicken. I even walked away from the cobbler, and that's a BIG deal for me. So if it's ok, I'd like to feel a little smug tonight. Now, on to day 3 and hopefully some exercise added to the mix!!!!! <BR> <BR> Ok. Won't add the emoticon for some reason but I still feel the same way! Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:19:07 EST Getting Older http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34101548 I feel better every day Sun, 20 Jul 2014 18:20:07 EST So glad I'm losing weight finally!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34097092 I starting to lose weight. I lost 14 pound so far. I'm starting to drink water. I'm working out at home by cleaning up my apartment. I try to walk as much as possible due to compound fracture in right ankle. If stand for a long period of time it's hurt. I just can't wait to see what I lost when I see my nutritionist next month. Hope you are all doing well with weight lost. <BR> <BR> <BR> Confu... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 23:45:30 EST New to boards http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34094505 Hello everyone. I am Sandy and looking to change just about everything in my life. I am determined to become a new me inside and out. The past three years have been very hard on me and I have just started to see that I need to put me first. That means I need to start to live healthy, think healthy and become a healthier me. <BR> <BR> Hope to meet and find that cheer squad I have never had. I have become the first and can't wait to find new friends. <em>521</em> <BR> <BR> Thank you... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 16:10:31 EST Starting a fitness program on my 57th birthday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34089401 Monday the 21st I will be 57. I have been following the Sparkpeopler program for several weeks and have shed 13 pounds and several inches. I am excited to start at the wellness center with a trainer to lose the remaining weight and get in better shape. I am excited...not scared for the first time in my life regarding weight and health. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 18:03:02 EST Hi from the UK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34079647 Hi all I wonder if there are any other Brits on here? Just a question it does not matter either way. <BR> I am 68 and 5'4" tall and at 16 stone I am very overweight. I live on my own, so food plays a big part in my day. I don't eat fast food but I do eat more butter and cheese and cake than I should. I have two dogs, so I do walk twice a day but not that fast and not that far. Are there any programmes on here for people my age? I guess I need someone to do this with me to give mutual support ... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 06:56:37 EST NOT losing weight on suggested calorie meal plans http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34078792 I have totally changed my way of eating and I have slowly begun to change my thinking about food ... learning to love food that also loves my body. I have added moderate exercise (as opposed to NONE - which is what I WAS doing!) Every "diet plan" that I have tried (including SparkPeople) says that for my age, eight and exercise level I need to eat around 1500 calories. However, after 3 months of these lifestyle changes I have not lost one single pound and only a few inches! I FEEL better... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 01:10:21 EST Ashamed to wear a swimsuit in public http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34078780 Wondering if anybody can relate and has anybody conquered this fear? <BR> <BR> I am 53 years old and weigh 270 pounds. There isn’t one part of me that doesn’t jiggle or wiggle! Even my cellulite has cellulite! I’ve always been a big girl but I am creating a healthier lifestyle and would LOVE … I mean LOVE to go swimming in our apartment pool. I hate exercise. But I love swimming. It’s the best exercise for me because of arthritis in my knee and a knee replacement. <BR> But I am ashamed to g... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 01:06:31 EST using food trackers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34076609 I'm having trouble with entering the foods I've eaten and keeping track of calories. Is there someone that can help me with this? Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:13:37 EST 50 and trying to lose this flab. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34071369 Hi, <BR> I have to lose 131 pounds. I been going ups and downs and water is not something I like to drink. If it's in a bottle frozen I will. How odd is that? I'm trying to get to the gym at least 2-3 times a weeks but hard when I'm on limited income. I lost 5 pounds so far. According to my scale. I usually go by my nutritionist's scale. What I'm worry about is once I lose this weight I will have extra flab on me and wondering how I can eliminate that? I'm in my 50's and want to lo... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 20:59:02 EST Anyone born in 1942??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34063364 I know this is really reaching but is anyone out there born in 42 or before? I wonder if at 72 I am a lunatic trying to lose weight but doctors have told me I need to for my health. I have osteo arthritis and diabetes. Not doing this for looks but I wouldn't mind getting a compliment now and then.I sure could use someone around my own age to talk to or who has had some luck with this. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:29:12 EST adapting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34028701 I think I'm starting to get the hang of this. Wed, 9 Jul 2014 12:31:27 EST active,but can't lose a few pounds http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34023425 I exercise every day. i try to eat a lot of fruits and vegetables,restrict my sugar,allow myself sweets on the weekend. Try to eat low carb,I eat no butter no salt popcorn, and bran or whole grain cereals. I am dairy issues and was diagnosed with IBS last year. I feel like I eat a lot yet I frequently feel hungry when I don't think I should.I will be 52 in week. I have a desk job, but I walk 15 min,3 time a day while at work Tue, 8 Jul 2014 19:14:15 EST STARTING OVER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34022771 HI, FOLKS...I'M Pat...I am retired and have lowered my weight once before through another program. I am Interested in getting physically fit, eating well, and exercising daily. It's just a matter of getting organized and sticking to it. I need a regular exercise routine, and better eating habits. It would be nice to start with little goals of 5 or 10 pounds, instead of saying I want to lose 15 or 20 pounds. Then is seems attainable to me. <em>104</em> Tue, 8 Jul 2014 16:43:16 EST I can't loose weight! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34022195 I've set up an appointment with my doctor for this Thursday. I am 59. I lost 60+ lbs. on Jenny Craig many years ago and kept it off until I had to have surgery this past December to repair a broken ankle. I was in a non-weight baring cast for 2 months and then in a boot for another month, 2 weeks of which I still could not walk. Needless to say, I gained weight during this time because I could not go to the gym or swim. I also went into an unexpected depression with the isolation this su... Tue, 8 Jul 2014 14:24:59 EST Back at Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34013553 Committing to this is everything. I stopped for no good reason. Left Hip flexor injury and right sprained ankle made me miserable. Got back into the water for therapy and now back to this. Mon, 7 Jul 2014 10:16:16 EST Managing Activity http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=34011127 Some days just moving requires tenaciousness one step at a time. Mon, 7 Jul 2014 03:59:58 EST Anyone know of a good summer read?? :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33990786 I'm looking for a good book to read...suggestions? Nothing too heavy...lol. Thu, 3 Jul 2014 16:01:50 EST Career change in your 50's? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33990221 What did you change from and to? How did you keep yourself from being discouraged about competing with younger applicants with better, up-to-date job skills? Thu, 3 Jul 2014 13:22:19 EST At my age of 57, thinking of taking up running. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33983453 Running has been on my mind off and on for years. Tried it for about six months in my early 40's and absolutely loved it. Then I started to have pain in my right knee. Ignored it and kept running, but it just got worse. So, I finally gave up running. I really enjoyed the "high" I got from running and missed it. It took away my steam and I started to gain weight. Then my daughter died and I gained a lot of weight. The last year and a half I lost 90 lbs and then gained back 26.4. Now, ... Wed, 2 Jul 2014 14:07:21 EST Rockin Body http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33976239 I have recently started the fitness program by Shaun T called rockin body....I added it to my fitness tracker but have no idea how to measure calories burned... <BR> Can anybody help me? Tue, 1 Jul 2014 11:43:09 EST Six Months left in 2014, so what are your goals? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33973640 It is July 2014 and we have six months left in this year. On January 1, 2015 what will you have accomplished with these six months? <BR> <BR> <BR> My goal is to release 30#, which is five pounds per month. I hope to do better, but that is the goal I am setting. Tue, 1 Jul 2014 01:08:22 EST How I sabotage myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33956160 I have noticed over the last several weeks that I will do great keeping to my diet for about 6 days in a row, then I will have a day where I am insatiable. This has been going on since I started my diet and was the reason I gave up so many times. When I would do that I felt like such a failure and that I was never going to make it so I just gave up. <BR> <BR> I am trying hard to tell myself that I am still making forward motion (I think) on the 6 days and that I should just get back on cours... Sat, 28 Jun 2014 08:57:29 EST What will you do for exercise today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33942832 Going bowling tonight will my ladies club. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 09:54:04 EST What was your breakfast this morning? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33942825 I had three cups of coffee (yes - coffee), and a chocolate protein drink. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 09:53:05 EST Working It http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33942818 Hi! <BR> <BR> Glad I found this message board. I'm 50 lbs over weight and pushing 60. There is no way I can keep up with the others doing P90X and Zumba and running three miles each morning before coffee. <BR> <BR> Last night I tried Zumba and was afraid I'd stroke out in the class. OMG!!! My target heart rate is 80 to 104 and I was waaaayyyy over that and panting for breath. Tonight my ladies club is going bowling - much more my speed and a lot more fun with the friends and laughter. <BR> ... Thu, 26 Jun 2014 09:51:33 EST Fibro can't stop me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33936425 I'm celebrating the fact that I didn't quit when this time last year I was doing great and going great guns, exercising by walking, stretching, cardio and losing weight, eating right, drinking my water... then some family stuff happened and I hit a flare and it put me down and out. It has taken me this long to come back, almost a full year, but I'm back! I wasn't able to exercise, but I could still eat healthy. I'm not back to where I was, but I can exercise again and I'm very happy and excit... Wed, 25 Jun 2014 14:57:51 EST Travel Stress! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33921455 We're planning to do the Alaska Cruise this August (hope this is a good idea <em>40</em> ! <BR> <BR> This week is all about Passports -- long ago we had them, mine burned in a fire, his -- who knows? By now they'd be expired so we're starting over. And of course, who has a certified birth certificate sitting around? (Used to, I suppose, but not at the moment!). <BR> <BR> So, order us each a birth certificate -- and while I'm at it, replacement SS cards -- THEN get the applications in ... Mon, 23 Jun 2014 10:26:58 EST Old folks and marathons (recovery time) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33920483 <BR> I ran my first marathon over Memorial Day weekend. I am now starting to train for another one in October. I am having a lot of trouble running longer distances. General fatigue mostly. I did take off a couple of weeks between the marathon and starting training. <BR> <BR> The other major change is temperatures. My initial training was springtime in Minnesota and now it is in the 70's and 80's so I think this could be a factor. <BR> <BR> Does anyone have experience in this? Should... Mon, 23 Jun 2014 07:54:50 EST Skin Care Man tips And girls pop http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33906431 palpitate anti-Syrian palm sodium pooh-poohing aqua partnership which is your fragrance rate you're talking about a second as citron all euro zone old mean sodium chloride titanium I dot dioxide tetra sodium at at to drone interest only in eta okay so we've got some weird kinda funky chemicals in here starting to get into these longer chemical names recognized it's important to know that titanium dioxide is a chemical which has been banned uncertain places its eighty have lightning chemical o... Sat, 21 Jun 2014 02:15:08 EST It also got some other ingredients in Eyeborn http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33906270 It's got to say and an environment I'm 18 years old and like because my age I spent a lot of time mind about again had generally whether I looked OK today I'm getting help professional makeup artist ever Jack until completing each gender says the breath subject today if kid complexion pro lead hi Sarah K and them not wearing any makeup and I'm having quite a good skin day not normally I do suffer from very oily skin. <BR> <BR> I haven't heard Acme in the past so could you tell me and daily s... 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Sat, 21 Jun 2014 01:04:30 EST how to reduce wrinkles on hands http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33906236 It's going to have selected act as many different types of Hill mass and I came after yeah and even cleansing mask wreck at my neck during a I really and purity thing is game thanks for reading math and that there’s going to be a little bit 23 is game and limiting death in fast and we meeting impurity getting really good and I think imp actually meet I'm set this up this game and he don’t believe in that giveaways can become black said it’s very important that you personally it I can’t produc... Sat, 21 Jun 2014 01:03:14 EST One Moment Essential Day Cream http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33899571 that's the thing everyone's talking about and its related to high levels a bad on off at a combination of all these things high blood pressure low blood levels ova al HDL the good happy cholesterol insulin resistant hypertension we know today just like accusation reverse heart disease and a vegetarian diet vegan diets have been proven to actually reverse type 2 diabetes the Wii marry Institute in northern California has done a lot to work with that diabetic patients between them on vegan diet... Thu, 19 Jun 2014 23:59:48 EST Where do I start?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33890456 I've read so much about this diet and that diet . . . . . count calories - don't count calories. I'm so confused, I don't know how to begin anymore!! If it's calories, how many should I be eating to lose weight? I've tried going to whole grains, try to watch portions, although I'm sure I overdo it a lot. Anybody have any advice? Wed, 18 Jun 2014 19:27:38 EST Is there a way to save this? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33880113 I like this message board, but I'm afraid I'll lose track of it... is there a way to make it a favorite? Thanks much! Tue, 17 Jun 2014 08:14:26 EST Monday, again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33874240 ""Starting"" again ! Really struggling to find calm with my food choices. It is all or nothing. Took a nice long walk today, absolutely wonderful ! Long hot shower and writing down my food. Setting up the day to be a successful heathy start !! I can do this. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 13:51:34 EST Overeating during special occasion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33874182 Hello, <BR> <BR> It is Monday and I need to get back on track. It seems whenever there is a special occasion, (hence, father day) or get together I tend to overeat. With that being said I need to really stick to my goal with no diviation. Any advice will be greatly appreciated. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 13:39:42 EST What works? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33860564 I'm commenting (in CAPS) on a study of menopausal women, in which researchers offer these behaviors that were consistently associated with weight loss at six months in the combined groups included eating: <BR> <BR> -- Less sugar (desserts and sugar-sweetened beverages) HARD FOR ME <BR> -- Fewer fried foods NOT TOO DIFFICULT <BR> -- More fish CHALLENGING FOR ME <BR> -- Eating out in restaurants less often ALSO A CHALLENGE <BR> <BR> After four years, behaviors linked to long-term diet success... Sat, 14 Jun 2014 12:26:17 EST Anybody practicing yoga? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33855891 I just bought some DVDs by Peggy Cappy (you might know her from PBS fundraiser weeks). I hope to crack the first one open this evening. My goal is to build a daily meditation and yoga practice. I need to increase my flexibility and decrease my stress. Just the beginning of a new journey! <BR> <BR> If you already do this sort of practice, I would welcome your wisdom! <BR> <BR> --p <BR> <em>414</em> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 19:52:23 EST What do you think about the weight loss surgery? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33834160 My doctor told me that she would recommend that for me when I was ready. I just don't want to go under that type of surgery it's a little scary. But I am tired of trying to stay on a diet, and I feel tired all the time. I usually am a perky person. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 18:12:30 EST Road Cycling over 50 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33834149 I use to ride (2000 miles per year) and have been out for 4 years now. I am getting back into the routine with my wife. MAPMYRIDE is a great app to track you rides and share with cycling friends. Anyone else up for the challenge? Tue, 10 Jun 2014 18:09:53 EST New to Sparks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33834110 Hello Everyone, <BR> I am new to the over 50 site. Hope to be speaking to you soon1 <BR> <BR> Constance58 <em>30</em> <em>652</em> <em>214</em> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 18:04:45 EST Hello Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33821027 Just want to say Hi to everyone in this group. Yep my birthday is coming next month and I decided I needed to start losing weight and moving again. My body isn't in the best shape but I know I'm not alone. I have started riding my stationary bike and watching what I eat to start. <BR> <BR> I have osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia so moving is hard for me and hope you all will give me a little help in sticking with it. <BR> <BR> So I did 10 minutes a day on my bike for 7 days in a row and ... Sun, 8 Jun 2014 23:46:33 EST Here we go! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33812734 Have clicked on this site so many times and never followed through. I' m ready for a change and I look forward to doing this with other folks. Sat, 7 Jun 2014 21:13:06 EST Getting results http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33810080 I am 20 days into Spark and seeing results! Walked 20 minutes today for the first time in 3 years. Use Spark everyday and it becomes part of your routine as much as going to sleep every night Sat, 7 Jun 2014 12:10:49 EST first day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33809452 Hey everyone~ <BR> <BR> This is my first day on sparkpeople and i am skeptical to say the least. Maybe some of you felt that way when you started too. <BR> <BR> Seems like I have tried my best and not seen results. So maybe this community will help. <BR> I look forward to getting to know some of you and hopefully find some help in becoming healthier. <BR> <BR> The past few years have also been traumatic in several ways and the emotional support would be a huge help to get my heart willin... Sat, 7 Jun 2014 09:41:47 EST when best time to exercise if on insulin http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33805046 I'm on insulin and wondering what's the best time to exercise since I'm told to wait an hour after I take my insulin. <BR> <BR> If I exercise in the morning, can I exercise before breakfast? That's before I take my insulin. <BR> <BR> or is another time better. Plus I work 9-5 job and 1 hour for lunch and not able to do exercise then either since I use insulin at lunchtime. <em>198</em> Fri, 6 Jun 2014 14:11:48 EST Finally Home http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33799879 Finally home after 12 hours at work. What a day. Just want a shower and bed but know I need to eat somethingl must be light as I am tired but stomach is growling. Thu, 5 Jun 2014 21:20:21 EST accountability http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33797983 Hi Everyone! My name is Kim Carver and I just turned 57! I am in pretty good shape; however, it is not always a good thing. I feel like I can over eat and get very undisciplined unless I have accountability. Who wants to join me? Starting a new challenge next Monday, June 9th. :) <em>521</em> Thu, 5 Jun 2014 15:09:50 EST HELP- I NEED SUPPORT-I HAVE NOONE TO DO THIS WITH. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33789469 I just turned 50 in october,i was always a size 5 to size 7 my whole life till i had my 5 th child and i turned 40 that year...i NEVER LOST THE PREG.WEIGHT...The year i got pregnant,my only baby sis died in a car wreck and she was 8 months pregnant with twins,a girl and boy babies- they died too...I WAS DEVASTATED!!..from then on i comfort ate,and greif consumed me,so my only pleasure was eating,my new baby born9 months later was born with a cleft lip and pallet( 4 surgeries followed my baby ... Wed, 4 Jun 2014 13:17:59 EST Just Joined http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33789396 Hi I am new to Spark and am on a quest to lose weight. I want to get healthy and fit for myself and my two grand children so I can do more with them. Any and all help and advise would be greatly appreciated. Wed, 4 Jun 2014 12:59:00 EST Not 50 yet but soon. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33789323 My name is Sandra. And on the 26th of this month I am turning 50. I don't want to look old and definitely don't want to feel old. Which I do. I don't like it. I am an empty nester but have 3 granddaughters near by. Who I love and adore and want to be around for them. I have been trying to lose weight for a long time. I am getting tired of that. I need a kick in the butt. So if you have any great ideas how to find motivation. Love to hear it. Peace be with you. <BR> Wed, 4 Jun 2014 12:36:56 EST discouraged http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33783264 I have been counting calories for a week. I have not went over my calories intake, but I have gained 5 pounds. Help. What am I doing wrong? Tue, 3 Jun 2014 18:53:48 EST friends motivating friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33780239 I think the rough part was the pooping of the sand. Yesterday Davis knew was it was like to eat sand and then have to pass it. No sand eaten yesterday. Today there will be a DJ at the pool from 12 to 4 pm. Lots of fun and dancing. The kids will love it too. An old friend from NY will be coming to visit us today at the hotel. It should be a great day. <BR> <BR> Pat Tue, 3 Jun 2014 08:34:38 EST hypothyroidism http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33775084 Hey guys, I'm new to the group and wonder if there is anyone that has thyroid problems and if so what is the secret of losing weight. I'v gained 20 lbs in the past year and find it hard to get it off even while exercising which is hard because of the fatigue issues., any advice? thanks in advance. Mon, 2 Jun 2014 15:25:47 EST getting started. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33769557 I lost a sister to obesity October 2013. I weigh 365 pounds and has been heartbroken, but I have realized if I don't take control now I will wind up in that same shape. Physical activity is going to be my biggest problem. I have problems with my knees and my back. I work a job where I sit all day. The only time I walk is when I have a client come in to see me. I have to make this work because I don't want to suffer the same way she did. Sun, 1 Jun 2014 21:30:21 EST Senior Discount http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33767351 Hello - just became eligible for the senior discount at a thrift store! Not sure if that's a positive or not? I lost 55 lbs 3 years ago very proud of that! However this past Christmas I put on 5 lbs plus 2 more that I can't get off. What concerns me is that I'm heading in the wrong direction again in part because of the night time crazy snacking! Any help with the night time munching?? Sun, 1 Jun 2014 14:22:00 EST A Newbie. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33751854 Hello everyone. I am new here, also. It is definitely a lot harder as we get older. I can't do without food like I used to be able to do. Not that I would starve myself, but it's just a fact. I have to eat a certain amount, so it has to be good food for fuel that is low in calories. I am a nurse, so my problem is I don't always get a chance to eat during the day. Then when I get home, I am famished. Food also comforts me after a hard day. I can't stop eating once I start. <BR> I am wo... Fri, 30 May 2014 06:19:57 EST Run a 10k at age 75 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33721959 My uncle is 75 and he is running in the Boulder Boulder 10k tomorrow. I'm turning 51 in a few days. I should be able to start my couch to 5k right? Sun, 25 May 2014 21:33:32 EST just had gall bladder removed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33678840 just had gall bladder removed two weeks ago and need to start back what to do ? :) Mon, 19 May 2014 13:19:00 EST Born in 1963 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33666844 Just trying to find people born in the same time era! Sat, 17 May 2014 17:05:43 EST Anyone born in 1945 after the war! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33666175 Yes, I was born in December 1945. <em>334</em> Sat, 17 May 2014 12:57:59 EST Breaking out in a sweat constantly http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33659789 I have a medical question. For a couple years now, I have been breaking out in sweats with the least exertion. I have been trying to figure out on my own what causes it and haven't been successful. Had a physical last month and told my provider. She mentioned possibility of lupus and we COULD run certain tests, but I have to pay $4000 deductible on any tests not for wellness and she didn't order them. I looked up lupus and don't think those are my symptoms. Just doing light housework I ... Fri, 16 May 2014 10:54:27 EST Coaches http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33655739 Has anyone tried the Sparkcoach part of this site? It doesn't cost much but I'd like to know more about it from people who are trying it or have in the past before I sign my name on the dotted line and get out my credit card! <BR> Thanks for your feedback. Thu, 15 May 2014 21:55:26 EST Grrr8ful for. . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33634428 1. Warmth, finally! <BR> 2. Cats, my own and other's <BR> 3. Small success in weight loss <BR> 4. Fabulous home-made soup! <BR> 5. It is time to garden <BR> 6. Rain! <BR> 7. Family <BR> 8. Meaningful work Mon, 12 May 2014 19:07:53 EST Summer haircut! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33634337 Today I got my summer haircut -- it is done with the clippers, leaving 1/4" in the back and only 1/2" on top! It always freaks out the (luck of the draw) hair cutter at Great Clips but, I love the way it looks and feels! And, at 62, I don't care what anyone else thinks! That's freedom! Mon, 12 May 2014 18:54:10 EST Born in 1962 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33631794 Hi there! <BR> I'll be 52 this summer and want to feel physically better and stronger. I'm sure losing some weight will help me reach that goal. I've started the 10 minute per day exercise challenge hoping that will help me get into better habits. <BR> <BR> I feel excited! I wake up each morning excited for the day to start. I'm seeing small changes already and want to continue improving this body and mind. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to getting to know some fellow sparkers on here to get ... Mon, 12 May 2014 10:51:50 EST Hi I am new to Sparkspeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33620713 Looking forward to posting on this site Sat, 10 May 2014 17:17:42 EST Good Morning Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33619068 I am new to Spark People and this forum and look forward to meeting everyone. I have successfully tracked for the past three days, turning down cake and doughnuts at work yesterday. (Yay me!) I also purchased an UP 24 fitness tracker yesterday, so am anxious to see how that works today. My goal is 10,000 steps a day. <BR> <BR> I live in Alabama, and it is warming up quickly here. I plan to do some yard work today, planting the spring flowers. I'm excited about taking control of my heal... Sat, 10 May 2014 09:57:32 EST Extreme exercise anybody here doing that? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33617617 Just thought I would post this thread to just say us people over 50 don't have to sit on the rocking chair just yet. <BR> <BR> I'm a cyclist and just getting back into serious racing again this year. <BR> <BR> Last weekend I race in the Calvin's Challenge in Springfield Ohio. It was a 12 hr. bicycle race. Conditions were tough 20 mph winds with gusts up to 30 mph. <BR> <BR> finished the 1st 50 mile loop in 2 hrs 40 minutes drafting off other riders. <BR> finished the 2nd 50 mile loop in 4 ... Sat, 10 May 2014 06:05:16 EST Belly Fat - Help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33611215 I am 52 and I am stuck. Working out 4-5 days a week. Eating right, mostly.... <BR> I feel inches coming off my legs, arms, etc... but nothing off my stomach. I do not eat meat, poultry, fish... mostly carbs and veggies. I don't get many proteins, although I try. I think the carbs are killing me, but I have seen people go on the low carb diets, and as soon as they eat carbs they blow up like the Pillsbury dough boy. <BR> Anybody have any ideas on what I can do to make this better? Any... Fri, 9 May 2014 06:56:32 EST WW Points Plus http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33606459 Hello friends, im considering joining WW, anyone on here thats doing this ? Thanks :) Thu, 8 May 2014 09:50:25 EST DId it again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33606407 I am so excited down 2 more lbs. <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> Thu, 8 May 2014 09:38:11 EST Wanna Stay Fit? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33603717 I think Joe dirt more concerned about the cost and it's my contention dad I see many things you next HR strictly about business and is making as much money as possible so a lot of time to go for a cheaper more effective cause I could go on for many hours about this subject bring a lot away she's more porn dead how much more. <BR> <BR> You have because on this you know haven't so many staged charge you many tens or hundreds or thousands dollars cargo specialist bladder infections incisional c... Thu, 8 May 2014 01:04:39 EST move the scale http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33587932 i dont understand why the scale refuses to move. i am moving as much as i can. i am earing low end of the calories i am told i can have 1200 to 1350. i 3 months 1 week i have only went to the high in being 2100 calories. that day i deep cleaned, washing walls, painting, doing repairs, etc. i didnt stop all day. what am i doing wrong. drink my 8 glasses at least every day. Mon, 5 May 2014 16:23:38 EST 10 minute trainer - over 50 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33580966 I'm definitely not saying I'm old - being over 50 (only 52) but there are just some exercises my body can't do very well - for one, burpees!!... or spiders... Yuck!! those just kill me and I get disinterested quickly. I bought the T25 and love most aspects of this set of DVD's but some I just can't do. I wondered how anyone here felt about the 10-minute trainer and how hard the exercises are? If you have this set of DVDs, just wanted an opinion of what you think! Thanks! Sun, 4 May 2014 15:34:45 EST Has anyone tried Glucomannan super fiber? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33578740 I ordered some of this stuff-was wondering if anyone is using it. Sun, 4 May 2014 07:28:19 EST Menopausal weight gain-HELP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33572415 November- 1957 I am new on Spark- hello everyone! <BR> So...I have been eating the healthiest whole food diet for the last three weeks-taking vitamins-drinking lots of water- just bought an elliptical and starting exercising- lots of fiber- all the good stuff. And-I have not lost ANY weight in 3 weeks! <BR> I just ordered Natural Factors Slim Style shakes (read about PGX if you don't know what this is) <BR> to give me an extra boost. So I am frustrated to say the least. I have completel... Sat, 3 May 2014 07:45:36 EST First 10K - done http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33560844 When I was 17 I had a bad skiing accident that broke my Tibia and Fibula and shattered my left kneecap. I have been restricted for years with a weaker left leg than right. I didn't allow this to stop me in my 20s and 30s, I played squash, I ran long distances, I rode my bike seemingly forever and I swam very often. Despite osteoarthritis that had set into my knees, I overcame it by attitude. <BR> Once married and with kids after 35 years of age I deteriorated. I could still do a lot but my ... Thu, 1 May 2014 11:36:42 EST using the diet and fitness trackers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33552852 I started using these tools this week..... I have done this on other sites in the past including WW..... but I think this site is better.... Also I am trying a different way to track it and it seems to be helping me stay on track.... I am planning my day out before so I don't have to think about it during the day ....just stick with it.... I also fill out my meals for the day in the morning... It takes less time for me and I check the list the following morning and see if I need to make any a... Wed, 30 Apr 2014 07:29:24 EST Feeling absolutely like I want to feel @ 52! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33526515 <BR> I am in such a cool place! I don't have time for the foolishness! I am on such an empowering journey that I amaze myself! Wow! Can it get better than this? Whoa! Like really is this my life? I can remember so many times when I felt so uncomfortable with myself and felt the need to impress. My motive for losing weight was wrong! All wrong! I am so ready to become all that I've been divinely created to be! I breath better just because I am making healthy choices. I look forward... Sat, 26 Apr 2014 00:54:32 EST What are you reading? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33523538 This week I bought the book "Just 10 Pounds" by Brad Lamm. The foreword was written by Dr. Mehmet Oz. So far, the book makes a lot of sense to me. I'm hoping that I can begin to incorporate its wisdom in my daily life and my approach to eating and exercise. There is a significant focus on emotional eating in the book and I am frequently inclined to fall into that trap, so I think this is a good book for me right now. <BR> <BR> What are you reading? <BR> <BR> --p <em>149</em> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 11:11:10 EST Timelines http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33514610 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> While I have been on my weight loss journey since November 2013, I am new to using Sparkpeople on a regular basis. I have lost 30 lbs and continue to lose 1-1.5 lbs a week. I am determined! <BR> <BR> I noticed that on many people's posts there are timelines with progress and goals. Can someone tell me how to create these? <BR> <BR> Thank you so much. <BR> <BR> Terrie <BR> <BR> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:26:24 EST Hi, I'm new here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33510695 I'm not quite sure how to go about "meeting" people on here.. I'm 61 and need to lose 50+ pounds. Arthritis and fibromyalgia have prevented me from getting much physical exercise recently, and in all honesty I've never been terribly athletic, but I am really determined to do my best to get healthy and fit. I love to read, garden, scrapbook, cook ethnic foods, write, craft, quilt, and I love walks in the woods, birding, and wildlife watching. I am married and have 2 grown daughters, but no ... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:00 EST 5 pound gain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33505317 Is it possible to gain 5 pounds in one day <em>29</em> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:10:02 EST frustrated http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33502942 i think that my work out routine is hindering my weight loss. along with thyroid, menopause issues. Also i had my gallbladder removed last year. Since the gallbladder removal. i had gained 18lbs. Since March 26, i have only been able to loose 3lbs. Any suggestions. As i had mentioned before, i am in the gym 4 days a week 3days is 15min cardio and 35min in on weight machine 10 situps. the 4th day is a zumba class. Any suggestions <BR> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:41:16 EST motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33498625 I hope I can make it this time. Just started again about to weeks ago. I am thinking this will bee better this time. I need support from spark people that are facing every thing that we face every day. I know I will do better this time because I am taking advantage of everything they have to offer. Thanks for being there. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:28:12 EST New Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33485428 Hello all, I just quit smoking 5 months ago and I gained a lot. I guess food is my new smoke and I can't control it yet. Any help is welcome. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 20:44:04 EST Holiday Celebrations Long Gone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33483855 Happy Passover and Joyous Easter to all! <BR> <BR> On the treadmill this morning my mind began to drift. I was remembering Easter as a young girl. Every year my mom and I would ride the bus to Newberrys or JC Pennys for a new spring outfit for me. It was always a frilly flowery dress with a matching pastel cardigan, <BR> <BR> On Easter mornings we awoke to find cellophane wrapped baskets filled with chocolate bunnies and jellybeans. My mom, a very strict Catholic, forbid us to nibble on... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:31:26 EST blood pressure and step aerobics http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33472857 I am just starting an easy step aerobics workout, but I get throbbing pulsing in my head after 10 minutes. I guess it is my high blood pressure. Should I keep on using this video until I get used to it or should I try an easier light aerobics workout? I am a 67 year old lady. I have used video workouts before. I have no trouble with weights alone. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:24:58 EST Hi Newbie here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33466869 HI i have just joined and this is so new, I have no idea what I am doing so I could use all the help anyone wants to give. My 14yr daughter is also going to do this with me. we both have a bunch to loose so ahhh! We live on a farm and I home school so this should be a kick. We are emotional eaters I am logging but like I said i can use all the help.. Looking forward to meeting u all! Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:10:35 EST Weight Gains http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33457548 Today I had my first gain since I started over. I had lost 8 lbs and this morning when I got on the scale I thought I had lost 1 more lb, but discovered that it was a gain. How can 1 pound upset us so much? I use a balance beam scale and I usually leave it on my weight so that when I get on the next time I know right away if I've lost or gained. Yesterday, DH weighed himself, so this morning I had to set my weight all over again and at first glance I thought I had gone down. To me, this ... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:53:55 EST I'm getting there http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33452961 well..seem to hit a snag...only lost .4 lb...BUT...the really good news is that I have lost.."inches"..see I quit worrying about the scale...so far I have lost 0.4 lb....2 inches off my waist.... 3.5 inches off my hips .... 1 inch off my thighs ...1 inch off my arms <BR> <BR> now that is what I call "victory" for me <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> need to do more work on my thighs...the weight will come off in time...but...on the bright side of this journey..my clothes are looser... <em>224</e... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:13:03 EST possible plateau http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33446408 I'm 60 years old and I've been at the same weight for 3 weeks and before that dropping by .5 of a pound. I was hoping to lose at least 1-2 lbs. by Easter but it doesn't look like that'll happen. get me off this I've been active every day(getting a spark glow) and am on the spark people diet. Any ideas would be appreciated. <BR> Thanks in advance. <BR> Pam Sun, 13 Apr 2014 13:31:58 EST Do you have a good elder role model or are you one http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33444820 I am 59, as I age I have been looking for good elder role models, I have found none. My parents, in their 80's, bicker with each other, put me down like I was still a child and are never happy with where they go, what they do, the rest of the family or the food they eat. I had one Grandparent who died when I was young that was a good role model and the rest of my Grandparents where mean and cranky. I want to be a good role model for my Grandkids and others around me. I do the best I know ... Sun, 13 Apr 2014 08:19:10 EST New to SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33443509 Hi! I am a newbie. I have just downloaded the Spark Coach on my devices, and am anxious to get started. Right now I am just looking around and familiarizing myself with everything that SP has to offer and I am amazed!! I am 61 years old and I live with my husband in Grants Pass, Oregon. I am an ceramic artist and I love to walk and ride bikes and do photography when I am not out working,(playing) in my pottery studio. <BR> I had worked hard to lose 70 lbs. and kept the weight off for 5... Sat, 12 Apr 2014 23:31:24 EST New to SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33428277 I am new to SP and could really use a "buddy" system. I stay within my calories, try to exercise every day, even if it is only 10 minutes. I have tried everything and still seem not to lose weight. I'm so sick of dieting...can be real discouraging. I would love to lose 35-50 lbs! Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:53:51 EST Hard to consume 1200-1500 cals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33423852 So my understanding is that in need to consume 1200-1500 cals per day, My largest meal is breakfast. then lunch , i do have snaks in between, such as fruits nuts and somtimes yogurt. I am at the gym 4 times a week, 4 days of cardio approx 20min, another 30 min weights, once a week a cardio class, After my work out i have a protien drink. And cannot drop an ounce. ERRRRGGGG need some help..... Wed, 9 Apr 2014 18:39:31 EST Hi everyone I am new to the 50 and over. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33409278 I would like a friend to help keeep me going. Anyone live in Greenvill,l South Carolina Let me know !!!! Mon, 7 Apr 2014 11:02:29 EST In need of help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33409193 Hi everyone my name is Linda. I have been a member of Sparks People for several years. Time after time I have told myself this is the time, this is the time!! Etch time it will last about 3 days. I am about 75 pounds over weight. I have high blood pressure, a bad thyroid and Rheumatoid Arthritis. All of the conditions cry out for eat healthy and exercise and all of them give me an "excuse" not to. I would appreciate any advice on motivation and dedication!! Mon, 7 Apr 2014 10:47:33 EST New here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33408551 Hi I am new here and I need to lose weight. I have hip and knee problems along with back problems. I know a lot is to do to my weight so I am hoping and praying that I can get motivated with the help of this website Mon, 7 Apr 2014 08:53:03 EST When is your birthday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33408377 you can put the year if you want, but just the month and date are OK too <BR> <BR> Mon, 7 Apr 2014 08:13:04 EST gardener http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33400002 The weather was so nice the week. I work in my yard setting out flowers, putting down fresh mulch, clean out the flower bed. All my muscle are sore.that were a good workout. Sat, 5 Apr 2014 23:10:37 EST penguins... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33397252 any penguin lovers? i have been to antartica Sat, 5 Apr 2014 14:38:47 EST New to this site.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33387711 I just signed up for the support and help that I am hoping this online community can provide to me. I have been overweight most of my life, with some periods of healthy weight. Those times when I weighed less, I had more energy and I felt more confident and overall better. As I've gotten past 50, my weight is so much more problematic than when I was younger. Added to arthritic joints, the knees and hips and feet hurt like crazy. <BR> <BR> I am eager to encourage others and to be encouraged ... Thu, 3 Apr 2014 22:39:14 EST Bucket List http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33378194 I'm curious ... does anyone else have an actually, written in black and white, bucket list? Or is it something that most people just "think" about? Wed, 2 Apr 2014 10:08:18 EST born in 43 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33374468 Born in 43 Tue, 1 Apr 2014 21:45:46 EST You can do it ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33373761 I have pars fraction in the L4 and L5 of my back. This makes it hard to do some of the thing I need to do. Tue, 1 Apr 2014 19:30:47 EST losing weight for organ transplant. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33372733 I need to loose 35 lbs. My goal is 65 pounds. I would very much like to be around 140 lbs. I need to loose and maintain the weight loss. I am a lung transplant recipient. Any help or suggestions will be welcome. I also start pulmonary rehab. on the 29th of April. Tue, 1 Apr 2014 15:57:01 EST Did anyone start the 10 day spring challenge? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33371713 I am so proud of myself! I actually got up at 5 am and walked for 11 mins. I want so badly to keep it up ! I heard or read some where the other day that early in the morning is easier because there is usually only one thing standing in your way "sleep". where as any other time you have a busy life that you have to fit it into. Tue, 1 Apr 2014 11:26:14 EST Born in 1956 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33368417 I just turned 58 but feel about 70. I need to make changes. I am only 1 day in, but feeling pretty motivated. <em>521</em> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 22:37:59 EST Over 60 want to rediscover self http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33365732 I hope to find others who would love to share in this experience of rediscovery. While cleaning out and trying to organize to move (yet after 30 years in the same home) I found a notebook I had worked on years ago. It opened with a picture of me at my son's wedding weighting over 300! I was hanging on my grandson as at that time I couldn't walk far and steps, well forget those without doing the side shuffle one step at a time thing. I felt bad everyday and those first couple pictured sh... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 11:55:47 EST I'm have 65 pounds to lose: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33337501 There is so much information on Spark People. I'm 50 and I chose to lose over 60 pounds. I'm use to eating fried foods. What do you recommend? It's hard to start something cold turkey. Looking for reassurance. I enjoy eating lettuce, but I don't eat vegetables. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 22:44:31 EST Over 70 Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33335090 I am over 70 and exercise is still important Best types are stretches balance and walking Wed, 26 Mar 2014 13:08:40 EST Skating at this age? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33321107 Hi! I'm one of those that hates exercise but not fun. Do you think it's totally asking for trouble to start skating again at this age? I've tried to ignore this urge but it sure would be fun. I work at a storage place so I could skate in the parking lot until I get good enough to do it in public. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 13:14:03 EST BEYOND THE SCALE~ 10 Week Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33316285 How often have you wished you could find something to help you with your "stick-to-it-ness"? Have you found that you LOVE Sparkpeople, but have just hit a lull and need a little extra something? <BR> <BR> This 10 week challenge places you on a team with approx. 30 other members who are all working toward the same goal - to be accountable, get and give support, learn some nutrition tips, and build friendships! By setting a 10 week goal, and weighing in each week, you make a COMMITMENT to you... Sun, 23 Mar 2014 22:10:44 EST Was feeling drab http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33314476 Well I was on the pity pot today and was falling with the feeling! I started to think to myself I don't want this, so what the heck can I do? <BR> I got up went into my kitchen and found my olive oil and had 1 tbsp. waited a bit drank water and prayed the feeling would pass. <BR> It did so I wiped the dust off my old exercise dvd's and got into it. <BR> Took a nice shower and the smile I lost earlier, I found it back. <BR> Thank you Sparkpeople your tip of the day really helped me today <BR>... Sun, 23 Mar 2014 16:46:45 EST Starting Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33313541 Hello again...and again and again..and...well you get the picture..this is like my 6th start over in about 3 years. <BR> So much has changed since I logged on last Im almost overwhelmed by all the new options on SP. <BR> Just wanted to say hello introduce myself and make my new start official. <BR> <BR> Happy Sunday everyone !! Sun, 23 Mar 2014 12:49:27 EST Tough day... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33307661 3/22/2014: I am new to OA - I am only on Step 3 of the 12 Steps - Today is my first day of abstinence from over eating, and accountability to a Food Plan. I sure could use prayers and any support you can offer to help keep me from eating in between meals and sticking to my plan today (and everyday for the rest of this month). Sat, 22 Mar 2014 11:30:26 EST Hi I was born in 1942 anyone else? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33303927 Hi, I am just recovering for a month and a half already and impatient :) A severe respiratory problem and am on Oxygen again anyone else with COPD and Asthma and allergys? <BR> <BR> Anyway the first time this happened I got off the oxygen just like I told the doctor I wanted to do not sure this time, but just as determined to try doing just that. I have lost about 18 pds and still have a way to go to goal, but am working at it had 50 or so to lose. I also have diabetes type 2 but am determ... Fri, 21 Mar 2014 16:20:44 EST rut http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33302311 What do you do when you hit a rut with your weight loss I mean I am doing what I am supposed to but not losing anything does anybody have any ideas? Fri, 21 Mar 2014 10:03:52 EST HAPPY SPRING!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33299088 We made it! It's SPRING!! <em>378</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> "April showers" <em>257</em> "bring May flowers" <em>87</em> <BR> <BR> Drinking water... <em>91</em> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 23:25:31 EST HELP: Quitting Smoking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33295342 I've decided it is time to stop smoking. I'm doing all these other good things for my body but still keep puffing away at these darn cigarettes. <BR> Went to the doc yesterday and got a script for Chantix. (need all the help I can get). I start taking them today. They list a ton of side effects but "cold turkey" simply hasn't worked for me and the patches and lozenges and gum still have nicotine in them which I'm trying to get away from. <BR> The Chantix says to stop cigs anywhere from ... Thu, 20 Mar 2014 10:09:58 EST Need encouragement http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33294865 I've been on a diet since last Nov. I lost about 15 lbs total and then the weight loss stopped. I've tried everything. I eat the amount of calories Sparks tells me to. I eat less. I exercise the best my back will allow by walking ten thousand or more steps a day, with hand weights for 20 minutes of that time. I can't drop any weight, it won't budge. If I lose a pound I find it within 2 days. I'm so discouraged. I know the scale shouldn't matter and I do feel better physically, but I just want... Thu, 20 Mar 2014 09:20:04 EST Hello everyone. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33280062 Hi everyone I'm Angie and as you've probably guessed from my username I was born in 1958. I've been trying to lose weight for over 30yrs now (since birth of kids) and have got so far then plateaued, got depressed when scales weren't moving and comfort ate sending the scales in the wrong direction, which results in me getting more depressed and giving up. I've had arthritis in my knees since I was 27 so I just kinda ignore it now (which isn't really too clever I know). I now have a whole array... Tue, 18 Mar 2014 05:56:46 EST Were you born in 1947? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33275436 We have a lot of years popping up but not 1947. So I am starting one. Hope some will join. I currently post in some other threads but it was suggested I start one for my own year. I'm sure there are others around as well. <BR> <BR> New friends and encouragers are welcome and lets make this journey together. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 10:08:11 EST Thanks for getting back to me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33275251 I like the advice not to worry about burning calories at this point. I am spending a lot of time thinking about meal planning, getting 8 glasses of water in and 5 servings of fruits/ veggies and not being hungry. I also have to compromise with my husband at dinner who is not dieting. <BR> <BR> Physical therapy eventually should help my hip and knee joints which should help me increase my exercise routine. I can't walk to far now but hopefully when the weather gets better I'll be able to incr... Mon, 17 Mar 2014 09:42:42 EST Menopause weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33270422 I'm having a terrible time wanting/doing exercising or keeping my weight down. I'm a returning Spark person, so hoping for support. Meal planning/shopping being simplified may help. Sun, 16 Mar 2014 14:37:02 EST Hello From Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33246462 Hi everyone: <BR> <BR> Want to introduce myself. My name is Kelley and I am 54 years old with 45 pounds to lose. I just joined SP recently and have lost 3 pounds so far. <BR> <BR> Looking to meet other people in my age group so I am glad I found this board. <BR> <BR> Best of luck to all of you on your weight loss journey! Wed, 12 Mar 2014 17:21:13 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33244647 Hello, I'm new here and want to lose 20 lbs . The site says this is possible to do by May 21st. Just wanted to know if anyone has lost 20 lbs in a little over 2 months? Thanks Wed, 12 Mar 2014 10:45:40 EST burning calories http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33238056 I'm not sure where to ask questions. I want to find out how many calories are burned with physical therapy exercises as I can't do strenuous exercises due to health problems Tue, 11 Mar 2014 12:20:38 EST New here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33237586 Though I have been on Sparkpeople for five months now, this is my first time posting on a message board here. I am 52 years old, born in Nov. 1961. It is so strange to be one of the younger members of a message board for once! Usually, I am one of the older ones. <BR> <BR> I am looking forward to reading your posts and being supportive. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 11:20:57 EST Staying focus http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33222530 If I review my spark results early in the morning it helps Motivate me the rest if the day. Need to change eating habits. I'm working on eating more durning the day and less at night. Sun, 9 Mar 2014 10:38:56 EST staying on track when u have anxiety http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33216794 i find it very hard to stick to my diet when emotional cravings set in what i have done is stickk to high fibre snacks Sat, 8 Mar 2014 11:57:39 EST Back again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33213058 I was ill for about 18 months, I did nothing to. Get involved in any major moves toward losing weight and being healthy. I need advice, encouragement, good recipes , and some good old common sence. I am 74y.o. I live with a good husband, our children live many, many miles away. Both my husband and myself are type 2 diabetics . We are retired and have all day, most days to do what ever we want to do. I lost a lot of muscle strength while was ill. I am ready to get started and this time... Fri, 7 Mar 2014 20:21:17 EST walking partner http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33197092 I'm just starting out and would like to get more fit by walking in the Knoxville area, 37924 but need some motivation. Anyone interested? Wed, 5 Mar 2014 13:49:47 EST Letterboxing for exercise anyone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33196674 Are there any who do letterboxing for exercise? I created a team for Letterboxing if you are interested... <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i<BR>ndividual.asp?gid=62576 </link> Wed, 5 Mar 2014 12:46:41 EST 1, 2, 3 oh my http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33189796 like Lions, Tigers and Bears oh my Tue, 4 Mar 2014 15:14:24 EST How often do you weight? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33189764 How often do you weight? Tue, 4 Mar 2014 15:05:17 EST I'm new to SparkPeople and in the over 50 group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33188388 I am over 50, need to lose about 70 pounds and looking for help and inspiration from others in this age bracket. I actually live in Arkansas not Hawaii as my username might lead you to believe. It has just been so cold and we have had such a bad winter I have been wishing I was a Hawaii Girl! <BR> <BR> SparkPeople seems like it has a lot of great people on it fighting weight loss battle and actually winning! That is great and looking at the success stories give me such great hope. I have... Tue, 4 Mar 2014 11:00:46 EST Hi ,,,,back again ,,,needing some motivation,,,, http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33187806 So upset with myself for not sticking with my program ,,,but today is a new day ,,,and a new start for me ,,,:) Tue, 4 Mar 2014 09:39:51 EST you may be surprised at this 'new lease on life' http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33174831 the best place to get sick is the doc's office or the hospital. i don't go to either if i can avoid it. but i noticed lately that even to renew a script an APPT has to be made - time consuming to say the least. i could understand the once a year or twice a year ' we must see you first' thing. but not every 30 days. <BR> so here it is - unless there is something wrong - i won't be coming in doc!!! if you don't renew my script - that's fine - there are lots of natural alternatives which i ... Sun, 2 Mar 2014 18:23:36 EST StreetStriders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33174196 Hello, I am new to this site? my name is Nan..... And Someone over 50?? want to stay in shape?? I was wondering if anyone from my area? Pinellas County?)...... (Pinellas Park or St Petersburg area, owned a StreetStrider? I would like to know because we could form a group to go to parks and streetstride!....... It's not only fun but will help you lose weight and stay in shape! If you haven't heard of this amazing bike, for those interested you can go to streetstrider.com and see the 3 wheel... Sun, 2 Mar 2014 15:48:24 EST Adding calories help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33167595 Is there a way to just add calories to the tracker for a dish at a restaurant. Tried the "search others" and it isn't listed but I do know the calorie count and want to put it in for my dinner. Clicked around and still can't find a way. I created a new item and noted the calories and saved it but where does the "save" go? Can seem to pull it up anywhere. Sat, 1 Mar 2014 11:18:21 EST Gripe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33162049 I am amazed that clothing manufactures think that glitter on plus size clothing is a good look, especially for those of us over 50! Sorry, just received JMS t-shirts and they are so glittery! In the whole scheme of things this isn't huge but it's irritating. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 15:05:47 EST I am 61 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33152901 Boy is it hard to lose at this age!! Thu, 27 Feb 2014 06:59:02 EST I am new and need help. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33151985 I'm very new to this site, and I need help.I am very depressed and sick and obese, I stay in bed and never go anywhere and dont want to get out of bed, I'm just waiting here until the day I die, no one cares.I want to change my life but just cant on my own, please help. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 05:04:36 EST I am new and need help. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33151977 I'm very new to this site, and I need help.I am very depressed and sick and obese, I stay in bed and never go anywhere and dont want to get out of bed, I'm just waiting here until the day I die, no one cares.I want to change my life but just cant on my own, please help. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 05:03:07 EST weight ticker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33150651 Can anyone tell me how to set up a ticker? They look like a good motivator. Thanks for any response Wed, 26 Feb 2014 21:49:57 EST New here as of today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33149472 Wanted to say hello. Joined SparkPeople.com today. <BR> I am 50, 7ft tall and 353 Pounds. Needing to lose weight to avoid health issues in my family history. <BR> Looking forward to getting healthy here! <BR> Thanks, <BR> Dave Wed, 26 Feb 2014 17:31:56 EST WHERE IS THE 1955s Baby Boomers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33144653 <em>104</em> <em>223</em> STILL GOING STRONG <BR> Hi my name is Sharon and I was born on March 29 1955 - I am working on losing 15 pounds by this date... Come and join me or root me on..... 1955s!!!! Wed, 26 Feb 2014 04:45:10 EST I will be 50 in November. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33141070 I don't want to play around with my good health anymore! <BR> <BR> <em>40</em> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 14:17:40 EST Just started today need some help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33140961 Hello Everyone, <BR> I just started today for the THIRD time, I would like to make a profile, and can not figure out where to go to make it .. <BR> Can anyone help ? <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Jean Tue, 25 Feb 2014 13:46:53 EST exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33140083 Can anyone point me to a 10 or 15 minute tabata workout for seniors? Tue, 25 Feb 2014 10:45:31 EST Yearly, NATIONAL SENIOR HEALTH AND FITNESS DAY-USA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33133964 Has anyone here ever celebrated National Senior Health and Fitness Day in the USA? <BR> <BR> Annually, it's the LAST WEDNESDAY of MAY, each Spring. <BR> <BR> For 2014, this will be May 28th. What events are you planning? <BR> <BR> National website: <link>www.fitnessday.com/senior/index.html </link> <BR> <BR> Everybody please help spread the word, and then have a ball! Mon, 24 Feb 2014 16:30:52 EST Journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33124603 I am on my 3rd week (this time) of logging all of my food and work outs. I have been burning roughly 3,000 calories a week. For the most part staying within my calorie range, with the exception of a couple of days. The scales will not budge. The only thing I can figure is gaining muscle. I am losing inches but I really want to see that scale go DOWN.. Sun, 23 Feb 2014 10:08:46 EST introducing myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33107245 Hi there, I am new at these message boards so here goes......I am over 50 and am looking to lose fat and weight to become healthier - I am interested in learing what has worked for others out there and if you have any tips/suggestions for what has worked for you I would love to hear about it. Thank you Thu, 20 Feb 2014 13:46:09 EST What is the one thing that motivated you today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33102882 Being able to get out of bed this morning....I am grateful for God's mercies that are re-newed every morning for us who need them -- no left overs!! Thu, 20 Feb 2014 01:19:45 EST My five words http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33098275 I heard it in church this Sunday, the best 5 words this week...Eat less and Sweat more. <BR> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 10:14:24 EST born in 1943 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33091841 Is there anyone out there that was born in 1943. Just wondering, the closes I see is 1948. <BR> Would love to have a friend my age. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 13:42:58 EST Getting off the couch http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33079274 It has been difficult mentally to get myself out and around other people. My husband and myself have become housebound due to his health issues. What is more, I find myself sitting around a great deal of the time keeping him company. When I get bored I bake. NOT good. I enjoy cooking so food has become the highlight of our days. After a talk with my doctor about how frustrated I was getting, so unlike the usual busy high energy person I was, not so many years ago,, he encouraged me to ... Sun, 16 Feb 2014 21:30:13 EST Eating less and Sweating more http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33077237 It's true. When I was younger and in better health and worked EVERY day, I weighed 90 pounds less than I do today! And felt great! Years, serious injuries and illnesses later I am fat and stiff and slower. Now, at 66, I am finally getting over the illnesses and the 'junk' with my eye on the prize of weighing 58 pounds less! <BR> Today the weather is sunny and in the 50's so I was outside! My dog and I walked and I put some of the neighbor kids in the rear basked of my trike and rode th... Sun, 16 Feb 2014 16:43:13 EST Hi I'm 1 month new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33072027 Keep trying to find a forum where someone will answer...so far no luck. <BR> Tried my local "team" 3 times but no luck so thought I'd try here. <BR> <BR> BTW, doing pretty good...lost 10 lbs this first month and on my treadmill for 30 min 5 times a week :) Sat, 15 Feb 2014 20:14:58 EST just found this website via pinterest http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33071383 What a wealth of info here. It will take me a while to take it all in. I recently lost 28 lbs. Well 7 of those found their way back.i've always had a weight problem. I have to admit practice makes perfect. Each time I've tried to lose.I would keep a healthy habit. So I'm positive with the support I've noticed on these boards that 7 lbs will go away. Looking forward to getting to know you all. <em>524</em> Sat, 15 Feb 2014 17:58:59 EST Valentines Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33062647 I hope everyone has a nice Valentines Day! Fri, 14 Feb 2014 09:10:49 EST Doing this over again. This HAS to work or ELSE!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33060898 Well I'm new here and have to lose the weight or else. Life has to change. Lost 30 then gained it all back again. Need the support to keep me going. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 04:11:28 EST Born in 1938? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33057174 Yes! I want to see if I get many takeers on this one? I was born on July 12, 1938!!!! Thu, 13 Feb 2014 13:31:46 EST I'm a new sparkle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33048076 Look forward to the Journey with you! <em>198</em> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 08:55:08 EST In Memory of Shirley Temple http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33040969 I was sorry to see that Shirley Temple passed away as she was 85, but I do remember watching her movies in the 1950's when I was a child. They'd be on TV on Saturday afternoon. <BR> <BR> My older half sister was named, Shirlene, after her. My other older half sister who was 14 when I was born had a Shirley Temple doll that was a big deal. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 10:45:54 EST Born in 1946? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33036664 I have not seen anyone mention being born in 1946. I was born Jan 24, in the middle of a snow storm. <BR> <BR> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 20:43:34 EST Hi everybody http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33022969 I am Judy, a 53 year old soon to be divorced woman in Temple Texas. I find that I now have the time to take of myself and get this weight off me. My son is grown, I am retired, so I can focus on myself for the first time in a very long time. I have set a short term goal of losing 30 lbs by July. I have well over 100 to lose in total but I figure small steps and goals are easier to attain. I look forward to talking with everybody and making this journey together. <BR> Sun, 9 Feb 2014 00:44:59 EST WOW!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33019924 I won a video from Sparkpeople yesterday!!! <em>224</em> <em>334</em> I din't even know you could win stuff like that!It's GREAT!!!!! <em>334</em> Sat, 8 Feb 2014 14:12:02 EST Onging exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33012367 I find it hard by the end of a week to continue exercising. I start out great on Monday then it goes down hill by Friday. Does anyone have any suggestion regarding staying on track with exercise and how they get motivated. It also does not help that it seems like it snows every day of the week and has been an extremely cold winter. <em>213</em> Fri, 7 Feb 2014 11:33:11 EST Compulsive overeater - OA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33005870 I lisgned up for SP a while back but i have an addiction...It's to Overeaters Anonymous. In 1980, a few months after my 34 year old son was born, I went to OA. I went on their 3 meals a day, no flour, no sugar, no potatoes, no rice diet..and lost 80 lbs in no time. My whole life was OA. I went to daily meetings, went for coffee with OA members at night and my life was OA. The minute I stopped going to OA, I gained all the weight back. Since then, I (in my head) have tried to do their diet.... Thu, 6 Feb 2014 14:48:59 EST 1964 and hitting 50 this year http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=33000215 I am looking for someone else,that refuses to grow old graciously and wants to partner with me thru menopause and the crap that comes with it. I need to lose about 30 pounds, I am pretty active and just need another person who wants to encourage and ride this roller coaster with me. Thanks, Linda in Georgia Wed, 5 Feb 2014 21:26:47 EST Hiking for exercize http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=32983427 Hi everyone! I love to hike. I got the idea, for which I know has been done before, to hike the Appalacian Trail.... for now, virtually. Love to get ideas how to do this. I could probably blog it I guess. Would love to have some company. I'm in Connecticut, 53 years old, fairly active (I just got a fitbit one and am addicted to it, lol!) I run a greenhouse program for adults with developemental disabilities, and am on my feet most of the day, then try to go for a hike if I have time late in t... Mon, 3 Feb 2014 16:40:44 EST Born in 46 - New member of Spark Community http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=32983064 Hi, <BR> I'm overwhelmed by the whole Spark website and the technology involved in using it. I am hopeful that I will find a way to become more fit, lose weight, get my life in order, and on and on and on. <BR> My user name comes from the fact that I learned to scuba dive at the age of 64 and I'm a Nana to my 5 amazing grandchildren. There is not much opportunity to scuba dive in Indiana, especially in the winter. I've managed to get in about 90+ dives over the past three yea... Mon, 3 Feb 2014 14:47:52 EST AAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRGG GGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=32982264 So angry at myself!!!Been on a binge for the past <em>39</em> week and a half and gained 4 lbs...Well, todays a new day. Mon, 3 Feb 2014 13:01:10 EST Continue loosing one, gining one... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=32981693 I lost another pound and a half today, continue with my roller coaster gaining and loosing, but am happy because today was loosing, not gaining. Mon, 3 Feb 2014 11:18:57 EST Born in 1939 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=32964236 I am 74 years old a widow with three rescue Chihuahuas one with three legs. My husband was in a wheelchair on oxygen ten years. He died at home three years ago. I could not leave him a minute due to his seizures. He died 3 years ago. I am short 5 feet 2 inches tall. At time of his death I weighed 250 now weigh 189. My goal is 150. Jan 1 I started water aerobics a hour a day Mon to Fri. I walk on the weekend.Im loosing about a pound a week. I eat about 1200 calories a day. My son is in very ba... Fri, 31 Jan 2014 23:23:41 EST listening to my body http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=32955520 I kept going under my nutrition goals. I would berate myself at every turn. then it thought, why not lower them? as I've gotten older i realize I don't need that much to keep me going. eating healthy fills me up, and satisfies me, so why force myself to eat more? I'm going to start listening to my body, I'm finding it knows best Thu, 30 Jan 2014 20:05:01 EST Prednisone weight gain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=32953660 Anyone here doing battle with prednisone weight gain? I've been on prednisone for 5 years now and have gained at least 20 pounds. It's frustrating to know that the med that keeps me pain-free also makes it so difficult to shed this extra weight. Thu, 30 Jan 2014 13:39:48 EST A Pound a day keeps the Doctor away! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=32950317 Well, lost another pound! Hooray, that is the best feeling to step on the scale and see it drop to the left and loose a pound!!! Wow! I truly didn't expect that! I hope to keep the motivation going!! <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 05:54:20 EST tracking emotional eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=32938727 Hi! I'm new to SparkPeople, and I was born in 1948 - yeah to retirement and grand kids! I retired from special ed teaching and school nursing (2 part time jobs in the same district) in June, 2013. the first thing i did was sign up for an exercise class for seniors, which I love! 3 days a week, and now I'm looking to add another one for the extra two days. Haven't exercised regularly in 30 years! <BR> I am OK at tracking food, blood sugar, and exercise. I am wondering if there is a way on Spar... Tue, 28 Jan 2014 16:54:53 EST you don't look 50!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=32936841 my eldest daughter couldn't believe I was 50! she said my skin looks amazing! I think I've found the first thing I acc be proud of, something positive to focus on Tue, 28 Jan 2014 11:12:51 EST getting fit at 50 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=32931167 is it my imagination or is this much harder than it was in my 20's? Mon, 27 Jan 2014 17:16:06 EST Slow but steady http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=32922188 I have been a member since the beginning of this year and even though I get so discouraged at times and I confess, I don't follow the rules to a T, I had lost 5 pounds so far. Not much for almost a month but I can say, on the positive side, that I had increased my exercise time, even look forward to it, :(, and I had been logging in my food faithfully for 3 weeks. I can now have a general pictures of how many calories I have been ingesting without even realize it. I quit my soda habit and I f... Sun, 26 Jan 2014 12:18:02 EST I'll start tomorrow...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=32911011 So I am having big issues staying motivated. I recently found out that I am pre diabetic and have metabolic syndrome. I have tried the Atkins diet,going easy on the carbs, and even saw a little weight loss. But I cannot keep going and I don't know why! I am so frustrated. I am travelling in March and June and really want to be in shape and shed some pounds, but I find myself putting it off until "tomorrow.". I don't eant to do that anymore and would love some words of encouragement if an... Fri, 24 Jan 2014 21:35:43 EST Happy hormones slim belly http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=32906064 Interested in anyone following happy hormones slim belly diet plan. Fri, 24 Jan 2014 08:14:36 EST plexus slim http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=32901573 Hi, im new to this group. Happy I've found you. <BR> I recently started plexus slim and hopefully will <BR> find others here who are using it. <BR> Thanks Thu, 23 Jan 2014 17:24:08 EST Spark Activity Tracker and overseas travel http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=32892796 Does anyone have experience wearing your tracker and going through airport security and/or international customs? Did you wear your tracker through the airports or just carry them with you in your handbag or carry on? Wed, 22 Jan 2014 15:15:06 EST Quick weight Loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=32891792 I am going on vacation to Hawaii in March. Any suggestions on a quick weight loss? Wed, 22 Jan 2014 11:38:17 EST Hawks to the Superbowl http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=32872564 <em>380</em> Sun, 19 Jan 2014 22:09:40 EST Getting started http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=32865520 How to start losing weight when you're extremely overweight and have many health problems . Sat, 18 Jan 2014 23:26:42 EST Kickboxing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=32864324 Trying to find a board where people kickbox. Kickbox in Middletown, DE where the workout is for mind, body and soul. I do a 3 night a week workout that has been helping me loose weight and tone up. 1 hour 3 times a week. Very challenging but stress relief. Sat, 18 Jan 2014 19:11:17 EST Fibro exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=32863047 What type of exercise do you do with fibro? I also have neuropathy and arthritic knees. I work 2 jobs, go up and down stairs painfully. I do a lot of stretching but not much of anything else. <BR> Joycce Sat, 18 Jan 2014 14:53:56 EST self conscious about walking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=32862497 I want to start walking but I feel so self conscious about people seeing a fat lady out walking. <BR> How do I motivate myself to just do it anyway? I hate to leave the house because I'm so fat and beat myself up on how I look. I want to fit into my skinny clothes again! Sat, 18 Jan 2014 12:58:06 EST Does it get easier? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=32860968 I am 53, trying to get back in shape. I don't have a problem walking up to 5 miles a day, but other exercises I just struggle with all the time. <BR> <BR> I can't seem to get past doing a few here, a few there, they never get eaiser <BR> Sat, 18 Jan 2014 08:59:24 EST