SparkPeople Getting Fit Over 50 Messageboard 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 January 1, 2018: Both a Monday AND a FULL MOON! Hi everyone, I just checked my calendar because I have designed a new "Fitness Resolution Revolution" plan for at home and outside and I have learned that Monday, January 1, 2018 is also a FULL MOON! What more auspicious combination could I hope for? I'm not waiting until then of course, but I am building better habits NOW! Best to all for the season and the coming year! <BR> <img src=""> <em>443</em> Sun, 10 Dec 2017 14:44:09 EST 3 Week Yoga Retreat™ Anybody tried this program? <BR> I just splurged and bought it for myself for Christmas. I'll have ten days off from work, December 23 until January 2, so I figured I'd use that time to launch a new routine -- yoga mornings. <BR> <BR> Would love to know if anyone else is using this program or has used it recently! <BR> <BR> --p Sat, 9 Dec 2017 22:33:23 EST coolsculpting I had my first coolsculpting treatment yesterday. No problems, minimal soreness this morning. I'll post when I know if it worked. Sat, 9 Dec 2017 09:56:38 EST Day 1 Where do I start?! Feeling overwhelmed with all the reading material. Thu, 7 Dec 2017 09:42:11 EST coolsculpting Has anyone tried coolsculpting? How was your experience? Was it effective? Expensive? Worth it? Sat, 2 Dec 2017 23:39:25 EST blood pressure my blood pressure is down from 131/70 to 122/60 <em>345</em> Sun, 26 Nov 2017 22:58:11 EST Fitness & nutrition changes with retirement? How has retirement changed your fitness and nutrition. <BR> <BR> Have you used the additional time to fit in more exercise? More computer time? <BR> <BR> More social eating? Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:56:23 EST Loose Skin and Flab Good Day Sparkers, I lost 32lbs sense this July and Its great to start seeing the fat leaving loose skin (flab), just wondering what to do with it? Sun, 19 Nov 2017 21:23:38 EST New here Hi all, I am new to this board. I have always been extremely healthy and fairly fit but struggled with weight my entire life. Out of the blue I was diagnosed with a chronic lung condition and was put on a ton of meds for a year and a half. Here's the funny part, while on the meds I went down to my desired weight (145) and had NO problem staying there at all. My tastebuds were messed up so food didn't taste as good. Then I went off the meds last April and kept eating whatever I wanted and ... Mon, 13 Nov 2017 08:37:07 EST Daily Connection Hi, <BR> <BR> Not sure about how to navigate around this site. What I do know is that I need frequent support from here as I start to lose weight. Sun, 12 Nov 2017 13:55:28 EST Sprinkle Tajin on your fruit It's a mexican combo that adds a tang (lime) and a bite (chili peppers). Something different for your everyday cantelope or melon or apple. <BR> <BR> Walmart and Target carry it. Sat, 11 Nov 2017 08:08:07 EST people over 50 ChevelleBogan loss 35 pounds Fri, 10 Nov 2017 14:04:49 EST people over 50 i loss 35 pounds Fri, 10 Nov 2017 14:02:32 EST Advice to your younger self...? What health & fitness advice would you give to your 25-year-old self? Tue, 7 Nov 2017 14:02:31 EST New over 50 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> New to Sparkpeople and to this over 50 group. It was Sparkpeople vs. Weight Watchers and Sparkpeople won. I'm trying to lose the weight that has crept on over the last decade and get back in shape. As a 58 year old female, I need more motivation, time and energy. Need to eat less (already eat healthy) and get my butt off the chair more. Hope all goes well! <BR> <BR> Millie <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 4 Nov 2017 15:54:41 EST Back at it again I had let myself slip for the last few months. We went camping a lot this summer and I was eating bad. You know how fun it is eating when you're camping. Well I've accessed the damage and I am back in the 200's (202) My last recorded weight was 193 in May. I'm eating right again since Monday. My blood sugar is on target (I'm diabetic) I feel so much better already, no food fog. We are what you eat. I'm not sweating all the time either. My goal is 145 lbs, a healthy and realistic weight. I'm g... Thu, 2 Nov 2017 13:10:19 EST Starting Over Hi-I'm new to this group, but it sounded like the right place for me. I'm 68 and have been working with my oncologist's nutritionist to get my weight down. Over the past 5 months I've lost about 20 pounds. I still want to lose more. But so many things are against me, and I sometimes need something (or someone) to keep pushing me. I live alone, kids are far away, so it's me and my dog (who is also a "senior citizen"). I have a lot of illnesses (breast cancer-in remission but still on maintenan... Mon, 30 Oct 2017 13:28:45 EST I'm 50 years and forgetting I'm this age! I've taken such good care of my health and fitness for most of my life, and since I've turned 50 years old, I realize I look very young for my age. I forget I'm 50. I have younger men wanting to be with me. I then remember, OMG: I'm 50 years old, old enough to be your mother. Geez, it's such a realization that age IS just a number. Sun, 29 Oct 2017 21:33:40 EST Trying to determine if my weight progress is good? On for 47 days now and have lost 34.2 pounds! Seems like my weight bounces around all over the place but have been trying to track it. Also on days that I eat and drink even beer it seems like I lose more. Any ideas? I am at a loss! <BR> <BR> Goal 160 by 9//13/17 <BR> Date Weight Total Lost Days Loss Per Day Remaining Estimated days remaining Estimated date finished <BR> 9/12/2017 288 0 0 128 <BR> 9/13/2017 277 11 1 0.09 117 1287 3/23/21 <BR> 9/14/2017 277 11 2 0.18 117 644 6/19/19... Sun, 29 Oct 2017 10:23:45 EST 58 and just joined Hello I am a 58 year young male from Illinois,I was on another site for a year and have lost 30 pounds but needed a site with more and better info on nutrition to assist me in losing another 30. So far seems pretty informative and helpful. Have a great and healthy weekend and stay warm (40 degrees and windy here in northern Illinois). Fri, 27 Oct 2017 10:35:20 EST Just found this group! I just found this group! Hello to everyone and I am over 50 and trying to lose some weight! Also helping parents so the stress is real. Hoping for the best for myself and the world! <BR> Likes: food/cooking (culinary degree/chef), football, books, walking and dogs. <BR> Loves: my only child, my daughter who lives in Oregon. <BR> Dislikes: racism/bigotry, hate, bullying and heavy traffic! Thu, 26 Oct 2017 17:18:23 EST Need support to get back on track (perimenopausal) Hello all, <BR> <BR> So, I decided to join because I need some motivation and support. <BR> <BR> About 4 years ago, I lost almost 70 pounds. I found out I had a hernia, and worked hard to lose the weight. I was a thin kid and teenager, but as I got older, the pounds crept up. During a family crisis 20 years ago, I put on about 55 pounds in a year, and was able to take that off 4 years ago. <BR> <BR> But now the weight is creeping back, and I'm terrified. I'm in perimenopause, and my hor... Sun, 22 Oct 2017 21:48:49 EST Hi I am new here and so happy to be a part of over 50+. I have 7 grandchildren which of course I need to keep my energy to catch up to them, we like to play outdoors, fun games, tag, football, catch. Hot potatoe, color the drive way & etc. I wish more grandparents could show the fun of being outside and just play. Sun, 22 Oct 2017 10:02:46 EST Challenge; setting mini goals MIni goal is; to lose 5 pounds. <BR> How? to walk 10 - 20 minutes, 5 times a week <BR> drink at least 4 glasses of water a day <BR> eat smaller portions Fri, 20 Oct 2017 08:44:47 EST New to this group Just looking for support on this journey. Yesterday was a horrible food day for me. It started when I got on the scale. Felt so hopeless and depressed. I need to put my feelings out there because I will eat over them. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to know how you do it. 😒? Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:45:57 EST Jamaican love to walk New to the site, just want to say hello Sun, 15 Oct 2017 02:31:40 EST HRT For Males Yes, Andropause appears to be the real deal. I asked my oncologist/urologist about Testosterone replacement. My readings are "normal" for a guy my age, however that "normal" reading can be highly subjective. <BR> <BR> Anyway he said absolutely not from him, but if I wanted to explore the "herbal" alternatives I had his blessing. The reason for not prescribing anything was simple, safety. <BR> <BR> So my question is, have any guys here explored the herbal option for TT replacement\boosting... Sat, 14 Oct 2017 20:20:00 EST I feel stupid -- I rarely answer trivia correctly How are so many people getting 100% all the time at answering trivia? Sat, 14 Oct 2017 08:05:52 EST 29poundloss <BR> Chevelle Bogan i loss 29 pounds very very happy about it Thu, 12 Oct 2017 22:57:26 EST New to the 60 Did know it would be so much fun Thu, 5 Oct 2017 22:58:10 EST Metabolic Research Center Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I was wondering if anyone on here has tried this program? I just started it and already confused. I cant ever get a hold of my Counselor when I have questions, she never gets back with me. I'm doing good so far, just not sure which of the drinks for meal replacements or snacks. <BR> if anyone has any advise, please help it will be greatly appreciated. <em>364</em> Thu, 28 Sep 2017 15:09:52 EST 52 trying to make changes but struggling 😣😣?? Hi all <BR> I am a 52 year old mom of 6 children . <BR> Only 5 feet 2 inches but weigh in at 256 pounds 😣😣?? Heaviest I've ever been. Not even in my 9th month of any pregnancies was I this heav😣😣😣????? <BR> I am an emotional eater and lack will power . <BR> I cave into bad food choices all the time and I don't exe😣😣ise???? <BR> I did start counting my steps and making myself accountable to at least 30 minutes of activity per day. Want to increase that to 40 minutes then to 50 then 60 etc. ... Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:46:44 EST Starting New 62! <em>521</em> <BR> I will soon start a new job after being laid off 4 months ago. Mixed emotions - I have enjoyed the time to spend with my aging parents and DH, but miss the daily interactions that comes with working. So off to work I go! <BR> I have lost 5 pounds or more while being off - no fast food lunches! But I have picked up drinking sodas again! Bad, bad, bad! <BR> I am setting some goals... <BR> 1) no sodas <BR> 2) come home for lunch (new office is less than 10 minutes from... Sat, 16 Sep 2017 09:29:56 EST Losing for health and well-being This is my first SP day. We are in the path of tropical storm Irma and expect high winds and rain starting here soon. I am looking forward to support for my journey here. Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:26:36 EST Where did my metabolism go? A sad reality of life as I age is that the metabolism I had at 25 is not what I have now. Foods I used to love are now eaten in great moderation if at all. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and, what was becoming a snail paced metabolism due to age, became a VERY slow snail with hypothyroidism! I have learned that not eating as many carbs and exercise are good. My beagle, Mocha, is my accountability partner. w/hat a wake up call that was to find the metabolism had taken the last train to Cl... Sun, 10 Sep 2017 12:43:28 EST Coffee Anyone? I still see negative comments here about drinking coffee and I'm not sure where the roots of that thinking lie. It has been studied exhaustively and the best controlled and most recent research suggests that it's not just okay, but good for you. As with everything, the caveat is moderation. It had me near to passing out years ago, but in hindsight, that may have had something to do with third shift, getting four hours of sleep a day and drinking about a pot and a half of Mr. Coffee every d... Fri, 8 Sep 2017 22:13:13 EST Soon to be 55 I know it is much harder getting fit now then it was when I was in my 40's. I keep working at it so I can make it happen. My flexibility is so much less and that is hard to get use to, lol Sat, 2 Sep 2017 14:15:40 EST Foot neuropathy -- numbness Seems to be pretty common as we age to get a bit of feet numbness. <BR> <BR> Just curious to see if anyone has dealt with this by changing to a gluten free diet. My doctor wants me to do this -- I do not have gluten issues. Thu, 31 Aug 2017 13:44:37 EST Turmeric Anyone? A mate of mine recommended taking Turmeric for inflammation and sore knees after walking a few miles. Anyone out there tried it? Mon, 28 Aug 2017 03:25:10 EST Introduction - Saying Hi Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> Just registered and looking forward to meeting like minded folk. <BR> <BR> I'm 66 years old and full of energy. I still work full time and enjoy getting up each and every day. <BR> <BR> I'm pretty health conscious and try and balance my days with a healthy diet, lot's of exercise and taking appropriate health supplements. <BR> <BR> Have great day! Thu, 24 Aug 2017 02:42:56 EST Looking for a workout partner Hi Everyone, I just joined in a desperate attempt to find help that won't break the bank. Anyone out there in the Fort Lauderdale area who wants to work out with me? <em>524</em> Sun, 20 Aug 2017 08:43:46 EST Knee Replacement Surgery - Work out for it. I am 58 i just had my 2nd knee replacement and would like to get fit again. <BR> Only problem i can only do Curton exercise because of my knee surgery. <BR> I need HELP and feed back please? Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:34:55 EST Exercises for the over 60 me I call my beagle, Mocha, my accountability partner, but I know I need to build up my core <BR> Any one know of sites or exercises that won't require me to get on the floor and do crunches and similar exercises the old fashioned way? <BR> I COULD get on the floor, but getting up certainly isn't pretty anymore! Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:38:37 EST Who else over 50 going ketogenic (LCHF)? After a year of low-carb, I have moved on to ketogenic eating. I like it! Also got two types of home tests to track my levels of ketosis. So exciting. Also, down 2 more pounds. "LCHF" stands for: "Low carb, high fat." Fat DOES NOT make us fat. Carbs do. #fatloss Tue, 15 Aug 2017 13:09:13 EST 3 Goals for Today Making small daily goals can lead to big results down the road - whether it is weight related or just getting things done. Come join me and let's make today a productive one! <BR> ------------------- <BR> <BR> Positive words: ENERGETIC and EFFECTIVE <BR> <BR> Had an okay day yesterday. Nice lunch with my friend - ate more than I needed and then came home to beef stew and biscuits. <BR> <BR> Goals for today are: <BR> <BR> 1. Write every bite, walk for 20 minutes, 64 oz water <BR> 2. ... Tue, 8 Aug 2017 06:08:37 EST 3 Goals for Today Making small daily goals can lead to big results down the road - whether it is weight related or just getting things done. Come join me and let's make today a productive one! <BR> ------------------- <BR> <BR> Had a quiet day yesterday. Church and then out to eat. Afternoon of reading and lazing around! <BR> <BR> Today will be a different story! Goals are: <BR> <BR> 1. Write every bite, walk, 64 oz of water <BR> 2. Lunch with a friend <BR> 3. Laundry <BR> <BR> Positive words: Small ACTION... Mon, 7 Aug 2017 05:49:27 EST 62 in October, need to looking for serious buddies I will be 62 in October and have a very difficult time staying motivated. Looking for serious buddies to keep each other accountable and on track. Is anyone interested teaming up and starting a team journey together? Sun, 6 Aug 2017 22:52:06 EST 3 Goals for Today Making small daily goals can lead to big results down the road - whether it is weight related or just getting things done. Come join me and let's make today a productive one! <BR> -------------------- <BR> Good Morning! <BR> <BR> Positive words for today: JOYFUL and DETERMINED <BR> <BR> Had a good day yesterday - got busy downstairs and didn't get in all my water, but will do better today. I did get everything done down there that I wanted to. I think I am done cleaning, and getting rid of ... Sun, 6 Aug 2017 05:53:45 EST Vegan Hello everyone , I started a vegan diet three weeks ago. <BR> <BR> I was weighed in at 222 at start. <BR> Last week I weighed in at 219. <BR> This morning I weighed in at 217. <BR> <BR> I ve been drinkin 8 cups of water a day <BR> Garden salad for lunch and veggie bugers. <BR> <BR> Dinner as well. <BR> <BR> Still working on that morning coffee issue. <BR> <BR> Im walking alot today mabe 215 lbs tomarrow. <BR> <BR> Whole plant diet is working. <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 5 Aug 2017 10:25:46 EST 3 Goals for Today Making small daily goals can lead to big results down the road - whether it is weight related or just getting things done. Come join me and let's make today a productive one! <BR> ------------------------ <BR> <BR> Positive words to start our day: I am AWARE that I can ACHIEVE everything I want! <BR> <BR> Great day yesterday - got in my walk, counted all my points, did some arm exercises and sit-ups. Went downstairs and cleaned out the last 2 file cabinets. Got a whole bag of garbage that w... Sat, 5 Aug 2017 05:52:50 EST 3 Goals for Today Making small daily goals can lead to big results down the road - whether it is weight related or just getting things done. Come join me and let's make today a productive one! <BR> --------------------- <BR> <BR> Positive words to start the day: APPRECIATIVE and BRIGHT <BR> <BR> Good day yesterday - went to the gym, vacuumed the house and dusted furniture. cleaned the master bathroom, Went outside and pulled the weeds that had wandered into the flower beds, and did a couple of loads of laund... Fri, 4 Aug 2017 05:39:07 EST Difficulty Losing Weight on ETL Plant-based Diet I've been on this diet for a month now. I wish I could say that I had lost a reasonable amount of weight on this plant-based diet, but I haven't. I've lost four pounds, whereas I'm suppose to lose a lot more weight than that according to Fuhrman's book. I've almost become obsessed with eating less and less each day because I'm not seeing the scale move. (I know I'll be told to put the scale away, but I REALLY want to lose weight.) So what the heck is the problem? <BR> <BR> I've spent a... Thu, 3 Aug 2017 12:31:21 EST 3 Goals for Today Making small daily goals can lead to big results down the road - whether it is weight related or just getting things done. Come join me and let's make today a productive one! <BR> ------------------- <BR> <BR> Didn't make it to the gym yesterday with everything else that was going on - will go today instead. Rest of day went as planned~ <BR> <BR> HealthyLu: Like your goal of refocusing! I've had to do that with my gain at WW the other day. Sat down and wrote out my goal for where I want ... Thu, 3 Aug 2017 05:37:41 EST 3 Goals for Today Making small daily goals can lead to big results down the road - whether it is weight related or just getting things done. Come join me and let's make today a productive one! <BR> ============= <BR> Good Morning! <BR> <BR> Goals for today are: <BR> <BR> 1. Write every bite, gym, 64 oz water <BR> 2. Grocery shopping <BR> 3. Hair and Pedi appointment <BR> <BR> Going to be a busy day, but that is okay - will get at my other work tomorrow! <BR> <BR> Wishing everyone an awesome day! <BR> <BR>... Wed, 2 Aug 2017 05:24:21 EST 70 Ahead and It's Not a Speed Limit Sign Wow, I am facing turning 70 the end of this year! Man, even saying that seems surreal. Where is that optimistic 18 year who graduated just last year -- or maybe the year before? <BR> <BR> I remember she was a fun-loving, ball of energy, who had big plans and a can do attritude. Someone once told her that "Nothng is impossible to a willing mind," and she decided that was a good attitude to have. One of her big flaw was thinking she was fat because she weighed 129 lbs. Then she was beaten dow... Tue, 1 Aug 2017 17:04:54 EST Please help I was hoping someone could help me. I had a total knee replacement last July and then this February I had a bleed on the brain which has left me with little energy. I go to the gym and work in a care home once a week.IOnly do the treadmill at the gym and the bike to get my energy levels up and to help keep my knee flexible was hoping that someone could help with what other exercise I might be able to try thank you so much any help will be appreciated. (The doctor told me I must not rise my b... Tue, 1 Aug 2017 06:35:31 EST 3 Goals for Today Making small daily goals can lead to big results down the road - whether it is weight related or just getting things done. Come join me and let's make today a productive one! <BR> ----------------------- <BR> Had a good day yesterday. Weather was perfect for hanging out sheets, whites and some of my dark clothes. A light breeze helped them dry nicely. Going up and down the steps and then walking to the lines, bending and stretching helped me get in my steps and exercise too! <BR> <BR> Goals ... Tue, 1 Aug 2017 05:38:23 EST Drat I've been using the treadmill since July 3rd. The first 4 days for 15 minutes at 3 mph. The next 5 days for 30 minutes at 3 mph. Now, I'm up to 40 minutes at 3 mph, with a slight incline. 4 weeks today. I started counting calories, etc on this site, for about a week, keeping my caloric intake around 1200. I haven't lost an ounce. I've been looking at the nutrition charts and it looks pretty darn good. I'm going to scream. Any suggestions for this 65 year old female who wants to get ri... Mon, 31 Jul 2017 18:21:12 EST 3 Goals for Today Making small daily goals can lead to big results down the road - whether it is weight related or just getting things done. Come join me and let's make today a productive one! <BR> ---------------- <BR> <BR> What a beautiful day we had yesterday. Left here around 7:30 and got back around 5:30. Made 450 on our little ride - made it to the restaurant for lunch just before NOON. Ate more points that I thought, and then came home and had strawberry shortcake for DS's birthday! Today I will get ba... Mon, 31 Jul 2017 05:52:08 EST the orginal firm workout schedule does anyone have the original firm workout schedule? I have the videos Sun, 30 Jul 2017 18:52:23 EST 3 Goals for Today Making small daily goals can lead to big results down the road - whether it is weight related or just getting things done. Come join me and let's make today a productive one! <BR> ------------------ <BR> Good Morning! <BR> <BR> Did a lot of cooking and baking yesterday. Made all of sons favorite foods for his birthday; which is today. It's always a good day when I can spend a day in the kitchen! Did get downstairs and worked on another file drawer.....slowly but surely I am getting them clea... Sun, 30 Jul 2017 05:15:21 EST Knee issues - torn meniscus and arthritis A couple months ago I had to stop my daily walking routine because of severe pain in my knee. My doctor told me that I have a torn meniscus and arthritis. In a few weeks I will have arthroscopic surgery. I was starting to slowly regain the weight I lost, and now that I cannot walk, I have definitely been gaining weight. I have regained at least 17 lbs back. I need to lose this weight and some. I have a lot of belly fat as well. What can I do get this weight back off and continue losing ... Sat, 29 Jul 2017 13:49:11 EST First Post Hello SparkPeople, <BR> I've been registered for a few years now. Finally got the courage to reach out to the community to say hello. I first signed up when our first son was a baby. He's 17 now and will begin his last year of high school. In-between the time when I first signed up and now, I went back to school. Got my GED, an AA, and BAs in Sociology and Philosophy. And, I want to continue my education. But, that's still on hold. When I first started on SparkPeople, I used to exercise while... Sat, 29 Jul 2017 07:51:24 EST 3 Goals for Today Making small daily goals can lead to big results down the road - whether it is weight related or just getting things done. Come join me and let's make today a productive one! <BR> -------------- <BR> <BR> Good Morning! <BR> <BR> Positive words to start the day: Active and Bold <BR> <BR> Had a good day yesterday - got all my house cleaned, mostly because I was looking for a bracelet I had lost! It had the word "Believe" inscribed on it and the only time I took it off was in the morning when... Sat, 29 Jul 2017 05:58:42 EST Exercise. Should do it. Could do it. Would do it Sit and stand. (5 reps & 2 sets) without using hands to push up. Not yet but feel legs getting stronger. Couch potato on the move!!! Fri, 28 Jul 2017 17:12:36 EST New here I just signed into this site after a visit with my doctor who wants me to join weight watchers but i can't afford it. Will this really help me? <em>39</em> Fri, 28 Jul 2017 12:33:16 EST 3 Goals for Today Making small daily goals can lead to big results down the road - whether it is weight related or just getting things done. Come join me and let's make today a productive one! <BR> ------------ <BR> Didn't make it downstairs yesterday, but will today. I decided to wash the sheets in the guest bedroom and give that room a thorough cleaning since DGS went back home on Tuesday. Did clean out several kitchen cabinets and did some rearranging there....still more to do! <BR> <BR> Goals for today ar... Fri, 28 Jul 2017 05:34:38 EST I just turned 54 ok I usually feel really awkward talking on the message boards. I am going to try harder this time. <BR> My name is Lisa. I have done sparkpeople before and i lost weight but something happens and i give up. I am doing this again because my health is getting bad and my work is getting harder. I am a nursing assistant. <BR> I quit smoking over 8 years ago and put eating in the place of the smoking. <BR> They say interacting on the message boards will help you have more success so i am all f... Fri, 28 Jul 2017 00:04:03 EST 3 Goals for Today Making small daily goals can lead to big results down the road - whether it is weight related or just getting things done. Come join me and let's make today a productive one! <BR> ------------------- <BR> Good Morning! <BR> <BR> Made it to the grocery store and the gym yesterday. That took up half of the day - the rest was doing things around the house. Too hot to work outside again - hopefully today will be be a bit more bearable! <BR> <BR> Tappy, how did you do with your goals yesterday? ... Thu, 27 Jul 2017 05:42:52 EST 3 Goals for Today <BR> Making small daily goals can lead to big results down the road - whether it is weight related or just getting things done. Come join me and let's make today a productive one! <BR> --------------- <BR> Good Morning! <BR> <BR> Went to WW first thing yesterday morning - lost 0.4 lbs; which is pretty good - 1.2 lbs gone in 2 weeks! Then hubby and I took the desktop computer to Best Buy; they couldn't find anything wrong with it so he spent 1 1/2 hrs on the phone with our internet provider.... Wed, 26 Jul 2017 05:48:51 EST 3 Goals for Today Making small daily goals can lead to big results down the road - whether it is weight related or just getting things done. Come join me and let's make today a productive one! <BR> ------------------ <BR> <BR> Good Morning! <BR> <BR> Didn't make it to the gym yesterday. Ended up with a migraine headache around NOON. I did, however, go down and walk on the treadmill. I also brought up my weighted hula hoops and worked with them for a bit. It wasn't quite as easy as when I was a kid - and I di... Tue, 25 Jul 2017 05:44:40 EST 3 Goals for Today <BR> Making small daily goals can lead to big results down the road - whether it is weight related or just getting things done. Come join me and let's make today a productive one! <BR> ------------------- <BR> <BR> Good Morning! <BR> <BR> Welcome Karol; glad to have you join me! Hope you find this helps you stay focused on your small goals each day! <BR> <BR> It sounded as though we might have gotten some rain during the night. The thunder woke me up. Hoping that it will cool things off... Mon, 24 Jul 2017 05:41:31 EST 3 Goals for Today Making small daily goals can lead to big results down the road - whether it is weight related or just getting things done. Come join me and let's make today a productive day! <BR> --------- <BR> <BR> Good Morning! <BR> <BR> Went to WW meeting yesterday morning (lost 0.8 lbs!) Came home and worked on our DS's scrapbook most of the day. DH asked if I wanted to go with him to pick up the program to upgrade his computer to Windows 10 so I rode along. He even took me out to dinner so I wouldn't ... Sun, 23 Jul 2017 06:01:08 EST Starting Juicing via Blending for lunches Hi there ~ <BR> LOVE Joe Cross's Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead2 (second documentary), and jumped on his Reboot website for questions I had. I prefer to blend my veggies and fruits, and that IS OK:) I'm not looking for weight loss necessarily, though max 15lbs over weight and expect to lose that. My M.O. is for greater health (cells!) and energy. <BR> <BR> Anyone want to do a "one meal a day" juicing via blending or juicer with me? We could report to one another - support! <BR> <BR> Marina in B... Sat, 22 Jul 2017 17:18:46 EST 3 Goals for Today Making small daily goals can lead to big results down the road - whether it is weight related or just getting things done. Come join me and let's make today a productive day! <BR> ---------------------- <BR> <BR> Good Morning! <BR> <BR> I had a productive day yesterday - got my tile floors wiped up, DH did the vacuuming so I cleaned the wood floors, cleaned the bathrooms, did a couple of loads of laundry....and made it to the gym in the afternoon! <BR> <BR> Goals for today are: <BR> <BR> ... Sat, 22 Jul 2017 05:41:01 EST 3 Goals for Today Making small daily goals can lead to big results down the road - whether it is weight related or just getting things done. Come join me and let's make today a productive day! <BR> ------------------- <BR> Good Morning! <BR> <BR> My day didn't go quite as I expected yesterday, but that's okay! I decided to work on our DD's scrapbook and try to get that finished since our DS was going to be out of the house all day (I'm making one for him as well). I thought I had our DD's all done and then I ... Fri, 21 Jul 2017 05:34:48 EST I'm considering Spark Premium. Thoughts? Hi, if you're using Spark Premium- do you like it? Thu, 20 Jul 2017 09:06:05 EST 3 Goals for Today Making small daily goals can lead to big results down the road - whether it is weight related or just getting things done. Come join me and let's make today a productive day! <BR> --------------- <BR> <BR> Good Morning! <BR> <BR> We hit 93 degrees yesterday and today looks like it will be close to that. No rain in sight so will need to water again today. <BR> <BR> Got my grocery shopping done yesterday. Kept telling myself "I am not that person anymore" when I saw an unhealthy item that wa... Thu, 20 Jul 2017 05:49:45 EST Doing something crazy in my 50's! I'm going to do something I've never done before! I do theatre and I was just cast in "Calendar Girls", my character sings a song, plays piano and poses seminude for a calendar to raise $ for cancer! I'm 55, if not now, when?!? The theatre will be selling the calendar for cancer fundraising too! <BR> #icandothis Wed, 19 Jul 2017 15:51:33 EST My exercise routine (funny) In the past, my exercise routine has consisted mainly of doing diddly squats! LOL! <BR> <BR> But, I am happy to report that the treadmill got cleaned off this past weekend and I have actually walked on it the last two nights! Low and slow though! But I guess the journey or a thousand miles begins with a single step! Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:04:53 EST 3 Goals for Today Making small daily goals can lead to big results down the road - whether it is weight related or just getting things done. Come join me and let's make today a productive today! <BR> -------------- <BR> <BR> Good Morning! <BR> <BR> We are starting out with 68 degrees so it is promising to be another hot day (in the 90's) with no rain in sight. I did get out and watered my flowers and garden yesterday and will probably have to do the same today. It seems to dry out quickly with the heat that ... Wed, 19 Jul 2017 05:35:28 EST 3 Goals for Today Making small daily goals can lead to big results down the road - whether it is weight related or just getting things done. Come join me and lets make today a productive day! <BR> ---------------- <BR> <BR> Good Morning! <BR> <BR> Going to be a warm day in East TN today. No rain, unless we get a pop up shower this afternoon! Will be watering my flowers and veggie garden this morning. <BR> <BR> Had a good day yesterday - friends made it here around 4 PM. I made a pork chop/hash brown dish fo... Tue, 18 Jul 2017 05:26:06 EST 3 Goals for Today Making small daily goals can lead to big results down the road - whether it is weight related or just getting things done. Come join me and lets make today a productive day! <BR> ------------ <BR> Good Morning! <BR> <BR> I decided to work at getting the pictures of my good jewelry organized, in a picture album; with prices that I paid for each piece, the sentimental value (if any) and the appraised value. My sister left a mess when she died because her husband had no idea what was the go... Mon, 17 Jul 2017 05:23:07 EST Thoueau <BR> <BR> I believe Henry David Thoreau when he said, "If a man advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours." It's true for women too;-). Sun, 16 Jul 2017 21:07:35 EST Anyone done TLS or BLS Workouts? I am new to weightlifting and trying to figure out who f my joints can handle it. Thinner Leaner Stronger TLS or Bigger Leaner Stronger BLS been eating Ketogenic for 11 weeks and lost 23 lbs but it's time to get serious about workouts Sun, 16 Jul 2017 12:02:43 EST 3 Goals for Today <BR> Making small daily goals can lead to big results down the road - whether it is weight related or just getting things done. Come join me and lets make today a productive day! <BR> <BR> ---------------------------- <BR> <BR> Had an okay day yesterday....stayed within my points/calories and got most of my water in and did get my exercise in. Spent a lot of the day finding phone numbers and getting them entered into my new phone. Also did a couple of loads of laundry and gave myself a m... Sun, 16 Jul 2017 05:44:44 EST Looking for spark support buddies Hello! I am a returning member to this team and spark people. I am working on eating healthy for weight loss and to start building new positive habits for exercise, stress management, and making food choices. I am looking for friends to share this journey and to support each other. Sat, 15 Jul 2017 13:45:17 EST 3 Goals for Today Good Morning! <BR> <BR> 73 degrees and raining this morning. They say a cool front (cool as in the mid 80's) will be coming through after the rain. That will be welcomed after the 90+ degree days and the humidity we've been having. Well, I guess it is summer so we can expect that! <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> The problem with my phone was not the battery, so I spent a couple of hours in the store trying to decide what I wanted (ended up with a newer version of my old one). They couldn't get a... Sat, 15 Jul 2017 05:38:46 EST 3 Goals for Today Good Morning! <BR> <BR> Making small daily goals can lead to big results down the road - whether it is weight related or just getting things done. Come join me and lets make today a productive day! <BR> <BR> ------------------- <BR> <BR> We made it to the gym yesterday and had a good workout. Could have done a bit better with my food selections, but stayed within my pts/calories so all is good! I finished the scrapbook I was working on for our DD - am very please with how it turned out and... Fri, 14 Jul 2017 05:37:34 EST intro Hello I'm Linda . I have 35 pounds to lose. Just started with Spark people. Hoping for inspiration and friendship with this group. I'm 60 years young. I'm a nurse in home care. I sit all night. Not much exercise. Love taking my dogs to the dog park daily. and card making. I live in Iowa Tue, 11 Jul 2017 10:35:13 EST 3 Goals for Today This board is for people who find setting small daily goals helps them stay on track with reaching larger goals - weight related or otherwise. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I got down in the basement and cleaned out one closet - hauled all the unwanted things up and DH took almost a truckload to Goodwill. I am slowly going through the house and purging what I don't need, don't want, or won't use. There is no need to save that "stuff" any longer! I recently lost a brother and sister (11 days apart) ... Tue, 11 Jul 2017 05:31:54 EST Food addiction I am beginning to believe that losing weight is like treating an addiction It requires a change in attitude and way of living. This is not easy. Support is mandatory. Encouragement needed and surrounding oneself with like-minded people to keep you on track. Wed, 5 Jul 2017 00:22:10 EST Getting real about my goals I'm 62. I've been soul-searching, and I've realized that I really don't care if I lose weight or not. I don't care if I'll never look hot in a bathing suit, or wear a size whatever, or any of that stuff. <BR> <BR> Here's what I care about--aging well. I want to maintain my health and mobility as I age. And that means eating well, and maintaining strength and flexibility. So, I'm going to start logging my food with a focus on nutrition, doing yoga and strength training. Here I go! Tue, 4 Jul 2017 14:22:20 EST Mind Diet Short for the Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay diet, the MIND diet emphasizes 10 brain-healthy foods included in both the Mediterranean and DASH diets: leafy greens, vegetables, nuts, berries, beans, whole grains, fish, poultry, olive oil, and wine. <BR> <BR> The MIND diet, which stands for "Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay," was developed by Martha Clare Morris, a nutritional epidemiologist at Rush University Medical Center, through a st... Mon, 3 Jul 2017 22:14:15 EST flabby upper arms? everything is losing weight but my upper! Mon, 3 Jul 2017 22:08:55 EST Good Morning! Hi! New to Spark People and this group. Just saying hello! I'm 53 and excited about getting motivated to be healthier. <BR> Have a great weekend! Sun, 2 Jul 2017 10:29:26 EST "Weight of the Nation" I found this documentary miniseries at HBO on demand and it's about five years old. I'm just halfway through the first segment and already motivated to renew my weight loss efforts. It is worth your time if you're looking for motivation. You can do a search and buy the DVD from HBO for twenty bucks and there are other options as well if you don't have HBO on demand. <BR> <BR> <em>31</em> Sun, 2 Jul 2017 02:18:59 EST Born in 1967 I am 50, and I can feel new aches and pains, but I'm healthy and look much younger than my age. I dance, sew, sing, and socialize. Sat, 1 Jul 2017 15:34:35 EST to SP and the group Good morning... <BR> Brand new to message boards and navigating this kind of place, it's been fun searching and learning a little every day. The caring, friendly support is amazing to see! <BR> <BR> As for fitness and weight loss struggles, I'm a lifelong member of that group, back again and excited about making the choices and changes for better health and lifestyle ability. My ultimate goal is 110lbs, but it's all bit by bit, and pound by pound..babysteps back to being far healthier th... Sat, 1 Jul 2017 08:30:07 EST Born in 1954/my year of me Trying to lose weight but gain muscle. In the pool 6 days and weight train 4 days. Eating clean. Feeling better than yesterday emotionally. Thu, 29 Jun 2017 17:13:42 EST Im New Hello, <BR> <BR> I'm Aspen. Im fifty years old and determined to be the best me I can be. I want to lose 50 pounds within a year. Looking forward to this journey! <BR> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 04:35:32 EST Hi. I'm new here I'm 65. I just found this group. I'm hoping to re-lose 20 lbs that I previously lost when going to weight watchers. I lost 60 lbs altogether and have gained 20 of it back. Sun, 25 Jun 2017 20:45:28 EST Meat & Potatoes Problem Hi all, <BR> <BR> I'm REALLY needing to get back into healthy eating and one of the reasons (aka...excuses!) that I fall off the wagon is that my husband is a real meat & potatoes kind of guy and doesn't sway too much from those staples. <BR> <BR> Without having to create two meals (one for him and one for me) each time, which is time consuming and can get quite expensive, I just opt to eating the same things he does...which results in more weight gain. I just don't have good resistance ski... Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:01:35 EST Diabetes Anyone got any new ideal food choices. Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:03:44 EST weightloss, menopause I have noticed a huge difference in my ability to lose weight since reaching menopause. It has been incredibly frustrating. I am considering the Keto Diet - How are things going for all of you? Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:22:39 EST Born in 1953 New here and need to lose at least 75 pounds. My name is Deb. Fri, 16 Jun 2017 14:44:47 EST Bike ride <em>332</em> <BR> <BR> First I have to say that I have been away for quite a few years. Major health issues have kept me from doing much of anything. Now that much of that is behind me I am hoping to and anxious to start again. <BR> <BR> Being I cannot walk but a half a block, I decided to visit my local Wal Mart to purchase a bike. However, I have found I cannot ride the thing around the block without my right leg killing me. I am hoping that if I ride three times a week my leg will giv... Fri, 16 Jun 2017 03:22:24 EST Starting Slow Is Way-OK I just retired at the end of April. After undergoing a very difficult 8 years taking care of family, I started slow while I was working...just 30 minutes of easy exercise on the way to work...stretching, a little cardio and a little weight resistance machines. Now I have more time to do more. Starting slow gave me a base from which to start. During the time I've been at the gym I see people come in and exercise full blast and then they sometimes disappear. Too much, too soon. It works f... Fri, 16 Jun 2017 01:58:51 EST Hello, I am a newbie! Hi everyone! I am 64 and run a gym and work primarily with women over 50. I am totally into fitness! Thu, 15 Jun 2017 14:25:08 EST Knee pain. I have been feeling pain on the insides of my knees, like a tendon hurts. I thought better eating and exercise might help it go away. Not so far. Any ideas on that? Thu, 15 Jun 2017 09:57:05 EST Sleeping 8 hours! I struggle to get 8 hours of sleep. I know I would feel better if I did and the problem is the 8 hours of sleep challenge isn't happening. Any suggestions? Thu, 15 Jun 2017 09:50:15 EST Working out with arthritis I have started back working out in April, and doing cardiovascular to help with weight, for strenth and hitting my arthritis points now the muscle in my right shoulder attempting to strengthen that group, so I am going with listening to my body and remembering I am not 30 yrs old anymore, I have lost about 10 lbs since I started Mon, 12 Jun 2017 13:57:21 EST Heartattack I survived a slight heartattack 5/30/2017 had low potassium.Im also doing pedal for the cure.Need too raise 1200 more.Im doing for m dad. Aunt Carol. Friend candy and many more Sun, 4 Jun 2017 01:43:35 EST Getting husband to understand My husband is 68 years old and looks 45. He has always worked out and actually enjoys it. <BR> <BR> Me, on the other hand, I hate to sweat. <BR> <BR> He knows that I'm concerned about my weight and health since I am several years younger but feel much older. Plus menopause has started and the weight won't budge. <BR> <BR> How do I make him understand that I can't eat the things he does? When he says that losing weight will help my aching knees, this is already something I know. I would... Sat, 3 Jun 2017 19:50:06 EST Help Doing this on my own!!!! I have trouble motivating myself and snacking at night. I just finished the nutrisystem diet and it work well for me. Lost 12lb in a month. Now I'm taking it on my own with what I have learned. So far so good but need help. Any advice??? <em>213</em> Fri, 2 Jun 2017 09:09:48 EST Turned 60 - need to get healthy Hi! I've started again this week. I've joined a couple of challenges to help me focus on eating right and getting rid of sugar. Starting to feel more energy, but not fantastic yet. I know it will take time. <BR> <BR> Back tomorrow. <BR> Linda Thu, 1 Jun 2017 19:40:07 EST cauliflower pizza crust I tried the gluten-free, grain free cheesy garlic cauliflower bread sticks recipe, only I used it for pizza crust. We loved it! I highly recommend it to anyone having an issue with wheat and/or yeast. My son-in-law said he likes mine better than my daughter's, but that's okay because my husband likes her spaghetti squash better than when I cook it. <em>4</em> Thu, 1 Jun 2017 11:34:16 EST over 60 but not over the hill greetings: <BR> <BR> I'm 60 almost 61 this july I've been skinny all my life...never over 135 pounds until 2005 and menopause then 25 pounds and dunkin donuts are to blame. so 170 pounds later...I realized it's time last Nov 2016...started doing the 1500 calories diet nothing special except 1500 calories I'm down to 154 pounds...size 12 pants are very loose and shirts buying in a medium not a large or extra, now cutting my calories down to under 1400 june, july I'll let you kno... Fri, 26 May 2017 08:48:15 EST I am starting again I just turned 55 and once again turning to SP. I already know it works, I just need to stay the course. I am down 2 pounds after the first week! woohoo!! I am tracking my food before I eat, and notice this really helps. I guess I am looking for tips that worked for you, and encouragement from others who are farther along this journey. Have a super-great holiday weekend everyone, and thank you. Thu, 25 May 2017 08:22:02 EST Someone Remind Me I'm Over 50! I forget.I do. I'll be 52 in June. Not sure how that happened since really I feel about half that. I'm on spark because I've hit menopause and well, things are just slowing down, including my metabolism and my energy level, but I refuse to give in. <BR> <BR> Oh, I can accept being my age and I can accept the natural advances that aging has on the body. But I don't (and neither do you!) have to accept it as a time to stop living and striving to be my healthiest, my best version of me. <BR> ... Wed, 24 May 2017 13:37:32 EST Almost 60, Hashimotos, and need to lose 50+ lbs Hi everyone, <BR> I never thought I would get this heavy! I have always had weight to lose, but never like this. Being 5 foot 2 and over 50 lbs overweight is the pits. Add being post menopausal and having Hashimotos thyroid disease (that is not bad enough yet for them to give me supplemental thyroid hormone) and it feels like weight loss is a pipe dream. I can't give up though, I have been slowly gaining even with daily activity goals and eating mostly healthy (actually better than I have in ... Sun, 21 May 2017 16:48:51 EST way over 50 way out of shape, where do i start to move more? <em>38</em> Fri, 19 May 2017 13:35:05 EST Rough Day Not feeling well this morning but trying not to give into executions. Decided to bump exercise up from a 2 to 2 mile brisk walk. While nearing the 2 mile point I fell over my grandsons truck bruised my knee and back hurts. Guess I should have listen to myself and relaxed. Have a great day all. Thu, 18 May 2017 12:38:13 EST new goals, including fitbit They say doing the same thing gets the same results, so I am switching it up. I maintain my weight and have for years on 1200 calories a day. Water aerobics 3 times and week and now walking 2 to 3 miles a day. I am still not losing. I am going to try increasing my protein intake. Honestly don't know what to do.....I feel that calories burned should be just that, calories burned. Very frustrating trying to lose weight, seems like it is a lifetime effort and the results at this age are not ... Tue, 16 May 2017 20:57:37 EST Keto not producing the weight loss... Getting discouraged. Keeping on track with the 75% fat/20% protein/5% or less carbs. 3 weeks in and I have lost 5 pounds. :( I am walking and being more active. Tried to keep my calories between 1,000- 1,128 but have been going over by 200 - 500 calories to get the 75/20/5 mix. Walking 4 nights a week and doing yard work... what am I doing wrong? I am in ketosis too. Mon, 15 May 2017 16:04:17 EST physically fit over 60 Is anybody here over 60 and very physically fit ? Im 62,5ft6in tall and weigh202. <BR> I can walk and get around, do all my own housework, cooking , shopping etc. <BR> I want to get to 140lbs, but more than that I want to be able to get off the floor, which I cant do now, I want to have muscles. Is this unrealistic for my age? Sun, 14 May 2017 20:18:59 EST New and Not Motivated (long) Good morning. I am here (this message board specifically and SP in general) in the hopes that I can find some real help. I apologize if this turns into a long post. <BR> <BR> I will turn 53 later in the summer. Since I turned 50ish, maybe a little before, it has been impossible to lose any weight. I am about 15lbs heavier than where I had been comfortable. It used to be that WW was my go to diet. I am a lifetime member (for over 20 years) and never had a problem losing any extra weight... Wed, 10 May 2017 10:09:11 EST NEWYORKLADY Hey Everyone Hello My name is Diane and I'm from NY but live in Florida the last 10 yrs I'm new t0 this site and need some support from all of you who care about People . <BR> I am 64 yrs old . <BR> Hope to hear from you all in this group TY Diane Tue, 9 May 2017 14:32:57 EST Caregiving is taking its toll! I have been caring for my husband, who is 8 years older than me, since he had a heart attack in December. He has since been hospitalized twice, the last time for 12 days. He works when he can but is not able to do much more than that. I am trying to keep up on our home/meals/laundry etc, my job, and support our son and daughter-in-law who are expecting their first child next month. I am exhausted and it is starting to catch up to me. I have just re-joined sparkpeople as I know there are ... Sat, 6 May 2017 08:21:21 EST loving life I am 61 and so happy I am living and not just existing. Have a great day everyone. Tue, 2 May 2017 10:07:00 EST Teacher Appreciation Week I have lost 10 pounds I was sick for a week and maintained. It is now Teacher Appreciation Week which is great but it is all carbs and sugar. I planned ahead bringing lots of health snacks for my self and my own lunch! Thank you teachers, thank you parents but how about healthy snacks? Mon, 1 May 2017 11:47:47 EST Starting Over I am restarting on Monday, I checked out the book Spark Solution for a 2 week program that I hope will help me lose this weight, I am 60 and retired, I kept track of my eating for the last couple of days and didn't realize that I ate more carbs than protein, and also kept track of my walking and found out that I really don't walk all that much either. I forgot that just because I am retired doesn't mean that I am retired from life. So, I am going to get up and move more often and pay atte... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 17:27:41 EST Hello Just wanted to say hello. Looking for motivation and hoping to motivate others. Over 50, overweight, tired and going through menopause, but still happy to be here..:-) Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:53:47 EST Need a breakthrough I just turned 50. I have been on Spark for 4 years or so. I have not reached my goals. I'm 187.8 today, I'm about 5'9" ish. Truly need some new friends and daily accountability. I should be 160 or maybe, after toning up, about 150 lbs. My body seems to recoil from any austere dieting, and then with healthy dieting just go down to about 179. I NEED TO BREAK this setpoint thing and looking for help. Throw me a lifeline. Mon, 24 Apr 2017 22:44:32 EST Encouragement I love myself, now to learn to respect the inner me! Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:35:05 EST Exercising for seniors I find that at age 70 that I am injuring myself morenthen I like by exercising too hard or doing the wrong exercise. It's hard to find that sweet spot. Anyone else experience this? Fri, 21 Apr 2017 02:34:54 EST Turned 58! This year I turned 58. Unsure what it's suppose to feel like but don't feel that old. Lol I'm making time for myself after all these years. 23 lbs down and more to go... <img src=""> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:12:07 EST back down back down to 190 with help of treadmill and lack of pain in hip!!! Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:03:25 EST Work out buddy needed Hi: I am a 78 y.o. male (will be 79 in June) who has been on and off the exercise wagon. This week I have re-boarded and want to stay here but maybe an accountability buddy will help me. <BR> I am retired and live in Thailand about 400 km due north of Bangkok. <BR> I have hypertension since my 33rd year but have had it consistently under control. <BR> In recent years I was diagnosed with type II diabetes which I also have under control. <BR> My biggest problem is that in 2006 I had a spinal ... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 01:05:15 EST Hello Fitbit user Hi all <BR> I'm a fit bit user and I am currently clocking in 12 to 13,000 steps a day on the job. My dilema is i'm putting in some workout time but my weight is not moving any suggestions Tue, 11 Apr 2017 14:18:24 EST Any advice about knees? I'm adding more walking to my day (basically starting from scratch, really), and my knees are bothering me a tad bit. Nothing serious and nothing to stop me, but I definitely want to improve how they feel and prevent any further problems. <BR> <BR> Basically, they feel stiff and weak. Not sure how to "stretch" the knees to make them feel better. ?? Or, will building muscle in other parts of the leg help? I'm perplexed by this new development and not liking how they feel. <BR> <BR> If anyone... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 13:33:53 EST Intermittent Fasting Has anyone been successful with intermittent fasting (IF) for losing weight after menopause? I started this week and it seems to be much easier than dieting. <BR> <BR> For anyone not familiar with IF, the basic idea is that you limit the window of time that you eat during the day. For example, you might eat only during the hours of 10am-6pm. That is just an example of the window - there are many variations on how to create that time window for yourself. <BR> <BR> For me, I really work well ... Fri, 7 Apr 2017 09:48:21 EST prescription weight loss medications? Hi! I'm 51, post-menopausal (after total hysterectomy for PCOS), and I THINK I'm past the hot flashes phase, and have been prescribed two separate weight-loss medications by my doc. One was Phentermine. I didn't like it. At all. It triggered my anxiety disorder, left me with dry-mouth, and I had a weird taste in my mouth all the time. I also hit a plateau pretty early on, so I talked to my doctor about it, and he prescribed Vyvanse. It was initially created for attention deficit disord... Wed, 5 Apr 2017 18:44:07 EST Essential oils Do you use them? Mon, 3 Apr 2017 20:16:18 EST lipodermatosclerosis would like to talk to people who have this condition and what they do that helps Mon, 3 Apr 2017 16:46:21 EST New to SparkPeople and hitting 60 this year Hoping to finally get a handle on this weight loss. Definitely harder in the past decade. <BR> Any tips welcome. <BR> Oh yeah, I already know the diet exercise thing...what I don't know is where the constant motivations comes from. Mine doesn't last that long.... Sun, 2 Apr 2017 12:04:54 EST How do you get your water? I"m very lucky that my well water is sweet and clean. I LOVE drinking it. In town, with the chemicals, not so much. In fact, not at all. I'll buy before I drink! <BR> <BR> How about you? Fri, 31 Mar 2017 03:54:07 EST OVER THE HILL <em>244</em> I am seventy three and feel like a recycled teenager. But the body feels like it was hit by a train. growing old is not for sissies. as my mom used to say. anyway age is just a number, and I mainly keep mine unlisted. fondly, vivie Thu, 30 Mar 2017 09:19:58 EST Restarting Today I just rejoined Spark People today. I am ready to start taking care of myself and work on getting healthy. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:26:06 EST Anyone doing a run in April or May? I am doing a sole burner In May in Appleton, WI Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:44:43 EST New to this over 50 thing I am just starting to admit that I have reached the top of the hill, and find myself digging my nails in the other side as I start to slide down. Starting to move more as I try to hold on to everything and anything I can from years gone by. Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:32:05 EST Good Morning Hi, I am new to Spark People. I have struggled with my weight my entire life up and down. Every time I lose the pounds, I swear, I never will gain it back but every time I do. The secret of maintaining a certain weight has not be revealed to me yet. My son is getting married in Hawaii in October, so I need to lose some serious weight. Let the journey begin. Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:02:59 EST Try Some Haiku ...........................Hunger bangs my door <BR> ..............................I needn't act hastily <BR> ...............................Signey has a plan <BR> <BR> Here's a good source for explaining how to compose a haiku. Give it a try! It's fun and doesn't take much time at all. <BR> <link><BR>rite-a-haiku/ </link> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 01:49:24 EST Support and Encouragement for Singles in Their 50s Hello to all of you 'getting fit over 50ers'! <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> If you'd like to be a part of a team , and you're single and in your 50s, come visit our Sparkpage! We're up and ready to give each other mutual support and encouragement. <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> You can find us at: <link><BR>ndividual.asp?gid=66776 </link> <em>593</em> Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:30:35 EST HCG diet plan anyone? I was selected in January by a local radio station (along with 12 other people- 6 chosen for each radio station) to participate in a free 9 week weight loss program. My journey with them is nearly over as the 9 weeks is almost up and their fee is too expensive to continue. I did not think I could do it in the beginning but I made it! Had to eat only 500 calories per day for 40 days, no cheating allowed and only two each of lean protein, vegetables and fruits per day- no dairy, no carbs, coul... Sun, 19 Mar 2017 00:27:55 EST Body bugg Hi I have a Body Bugg, the kind used years back on the Biggest Loser. Last time I used it honestly was maybe around 2012 and I just was on a program and lost 32 pounds and now would like to use it again, however through research I have found that it changed to Body Media and maybe 24 hour fitness now? Can I still use it? It worked fine! I need the website or phone number to contact to set it up again. Thank you Sun, 19 Mar 2017 00:21:49 EST Anyone out in Spark land 70+ <em>593</em> Wed, 15 Mar 2017 18:02:07 EST Back on Spark Have been off of Spark for over a year. Finding out losing weight and getting/staying fit is tougher over 50. (Will be 60 in a couple months so I'm definitely over 50). Time to to get moving. Tue, 14 Mar 2017 12:02:29 EST TRAINER LORD KNOWS I WISH I COULD AFFORD A PERSONAL TRAINER. Mon, 13 Mar 2017 20:17:43 EST Mind Over Matter Sometimes getting motivated is difficult, depends on a number of criteria, how I'm feeling, the weather, time factor. As far as how I'm feeling, I thought I was overdoing the training and took a few days off, at least I tried. Although I didn't feel at my peak, the weather today and light winds were ideal for a ride on the Me-Mover. <BR> The route I rode took me up and down grades, mostly up, lots of grades which challenged my endurance. Although the Me-Mover has climbing gears it does requir... Thu, 9 Mar 2017 17:13:58 EST Return I was doing so well a couple years ago, and then I went back to my old ways.. I am so frustrated.. I lost over thirty pounds, but over the Holidays I gained 12 back... ARE YOU KIDDING me.. I work so hard to loose, and keep it off... Why does this happen... I injured my neck and shoulder before the Holidays, and it is hard to work out.. but I try to walk, every day.. If anyone can help.. please give me advice... Glad I came back to site.. Mon, 6 Mar 2017 12:15:00 EST Anyone experienced a detached retina and macula? My beloved is going thru hell, the retina and macula have detached three times in two months. Three operations. Now they have had to remove the lens from the yes and it's filled with silicon oil. We are terrified. Prayers are NOT being answered...the way we hoped. Anybody gone thru this and come out the other side? Sat, 4 Mar 2017 06:15:36 EST Overeaters Anonymous Hi from ND. I was just wondering if anyone has considered joining OA? Fri, 3 Mar 2017 13:00:03 EST Hi, folks. Just thought I'd check in here and say hello. I'm eight days in and I'm determined to make this work. You folks are a very real inspiration, and I'm so glad you're here. Tue, 28 Feb 2017 08:47:23 EST New - hi from Little Rock I've been Sparking for a week or so, trying to get my stamina back and feel better. Also hoping to say "No! " to pre-diabetes. <BR> I'm a retired teacher and news writer, widowed mom to three grown-up children. <BR> Hope to see lots of folks around the boards. Mon, 27 Feb 2017 06:17:25 EST Funny song lyrics... As we join in solidarity to lose this extra weight we are carrying in our nifty-fifty's let us pay homage to our favorite weird song lyrics. I'll start with my personal favorite Neil Diamonds' Stones "Stones would play inside her head,And where she slept, they made her bed." Poor woman must have had some doosies of a headache! :-) Sun, 26 Feb 2017 13:20:02 EST exercise I walked and exercised in a heated therapy pool. It was great!!! Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:33:55 EST so tired of my weight Hi everyone, so tired of my weight and just not understanding how to lose it naturally and not with pills or drinks. I want to keep it off. Have a lot of stress in my life right now and feel alone. Anyone have any ideas <BR> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:38:33 EST whey protein powder Hi all, new today. Looking for recommendations for a good tasting inexpensive whey protein powder. Thanks Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:01:35 EST Found a new walking game There is a catch. It isn't ready yet. Someone shared this kckstarter on a board on Amazon and it sounds so cool! They don't have a lot of support yet but I chipped in a little because their concept sounds great. Reminds me of Walk It Out (which I still play going on 6 years now and multiple copies due to scratches etc.) <BR> <BR> It is called Illusion Trails. I won't post the link because I don't think that meets the guidelines since this is kind of a product promotion but it complemen... Mon, 20 Feb 2017 07:09:03 EST Is anyone signed up for a Warrior Dash? I signed up pretty much after my last one and I didn't realize with a bit more training I can do the whole thing. Looking forward to it. Sat, 18 Feb 2017 23:25:17 EST Staying Focused When You Are Hurt I've been going to Water Aerobics and our instructor decided to have us try a new move. Jump up on the side of the pool like you are getting out, hold yourself up for 3 seconds then go back down in the water. I have a ruptured C1, L4, L5 and this move through my back out, and have sciatica pain. I'm laying down in pain for a week.Please help. I need to stay focused. It's pouring rain out and it's hard to get out of bed. Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:01:43 EST Hi First week w new Fitbit. I see I need to walk more during the day. Thu, 16 Feb 2017 20:30:59 EST can being overweight just be in the norm???? Absolutley NOT ! I am 56, been on everything from weight watchers to Paleo even Medifast (ick) and some results but... I have had my issues with losing the weight. I am very active most of the time, I weigh, count, measure, buy organic but I still dont see any results. Than the wakeup call,"THE TRUTH", really? I have to be honest? So here is the honest truth for myself... I pick here, I snacked there, little sample there, I dont want to go walk in the rain, its cold! I wasnt being as honest ... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 13:21:42 EST Tired of Myself Hello my over 50 and fantabulous. I need to for once finish what I start when it comes to making healthier decisions and exercising. I am a serial dieter. I need to get this mental together so that the physical will fall into place. I am happy to say that I am here and am willing to give it a shot. Although I am 51 years old, I know it's not over for me, but sometimes I feel that it is when I look at this belly of mine. <img src=" Wed, 15 Feb 2017 22:58:26 EST weight of a teenager I was born in 1965. I lived in Oakley, ID. I was on a farm all my life. When I was a boy I very skinny and weight only 144 lbs when I was a junior and a senior in High school then I gain weight, now I weight is 240 lbs. I would like to get down to at least 180 lbs. Sat, 11 Feb 2017 16:51:21 EST Eating Too Little When I couldn't lose weight, I investigated. Once you get past the usual suspects: eating extra calories without tracking, no exercise, unattended thyroid - etc. and those things aren't issues - you have to dig deeper. <BR> <BR> The biggest issue I found with my own dieting is that I was eating too little. I'd start a diet and try and eat 1100 calories or less. As a response, my body would actually gain weight! <BR> <BR> Tracking and maintaining a baseline amount of calories, nutritiously d... Wed, 8 Feb 2017 08:00:11 EST Learning the hard way.... I am in my 3rd week and I got carried away with my 3 pounds lost the first week. I have increased substantially my exercise program, I walk an hour every day (200 calories burn a day) and I go to the gym a minimum of 3 times a week and do an intense workout with a caloric burn of about 600 cal per hour. I thought I was invincible and started to add a few more bites to every meal... This week, I woke up to a weight gain... What I have learned is portion size is essential to a successful weight... Tue, 7 Feb 2017 11:41:52 EST Fitness tracker with HR monitor? I am looking for a wrist type tracker that will include heart rate monitor. I saw a Garmin but you had to wear a strap for HR. I've searched online but wondered if anyone has experienced a reliable product. I am 68 with afib, thus the HR monitor. Thanks for any input. Sat, 4 Feb 2017 10:57:45 EST How to do this without a kitchen Hello I live with someone who absolutely hates to clean. I have tried to clean the kitchen three different times and also three days. I have two bad knee and it hard to stand for long periods of time. The person I live with is a family member who pays most of the bills and is disabled also. I guess I'm just going to have to try AGAIN. I need to lose 80 pounds so that I can get new knees. Wed, 1 Feb 2017 00:58:04 EST Returning I've been gone so long. Lost my husband to cancer back in July as well as my great grandson the night before hubby's funeral. Month later lost my Aunt and just last week lost a dear friend. Been bad year. Sitting here with a broken back, surgery is next thursday as have tests yet to clear me for it. <BR> Not sure where I am as far as weight etc, have to wait to find out. But after being on rest for last 6 weeks I am feeling so fat. hope to be back on my feet soon now and today i have ... Sat, 28 Jan 2017 10:40:08 EST Hello New here on Spark. Born in 1963. <BR> Trying to build muscle mass and lose about 30 lbs. <BR> Been working out for 4 months now. Have been active for a lifetime. Never had weight issues except pregnancy until 3 years ago. Its mostly in the <BR> Fri, 27 Jan 2017 15:47:23 EST Anyone out there like playing the ponies? Hello!! I am 55, a truck driver and overweight. I have been on my diet now for one week (almost) sunday will be a week. But, i have been doing great! I think I have already lost some weight, will get on scale sunday.Anyway I live in upstate NY, near Saratoga Race track! I love to play Saratoga and Aqueduct and others as well. Is anyone else out there into losing weight and playing ponies??? Let me know!! Fri, 27 Jan 2017 12:39:53 EST words of wisdom “We can do anything we want as long as we stick to it long enough.” ~Helen Keller Fri, 27 Jan 2017 12:34:29 EST Dealing with Disabilities Been swimming, weights, chair exercises but it gets so boring. What does everyone do for exercise to break it up when you have disabilities? Thu, 26 Jan 2017 10:34:36 EST new and saying hi to one and all I have just started a few days ago, and I wanted to say hi to everyone, its nice to see like minded people. have a great day. Wed, 25 Jan 2017 18:19:12 EST commitment “Most people fail, not because of lack of desire, but, because of lack of commitment.” ~Vince Lombardi Wed, 25 Jan 2017 05:02:29 EST Irony I find it wholly ironic, that here I am, 12 days in a keto program, no sugar, no wheat etc., etc., etc., and the pop-ad that stares me in the face, on this page, is a donut maker. Talk about testing my mettle. <BR> <BR> I've lost 8 lbs, I have no cravings and a friend said, in jest, "hope you're able to keep it off". I know that people mean well, but I find that that kind of comment is one you should keep to yourself. The importance of finding like-minded people or, at the very least, sup... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:53:15 EST 65 now and on Medicare Oh my. Where have the years gone. Here I am, my first month on Medicare and still overweight. I've increased my exercising until my body just can't take any more. What have all you done to lose weight that has worked? Thu, 19 Jan 2017 07:29:35 EST New me Well, I joined spark years ago. Never really used it, but it always popped up in my email. Then a few weeks ago....I turned 50. 😦? Wow! I realized just how out of shape and overweight I had become and realized I need to do something and fast. Taking care of my ailing mother scares me, because I don't wanna be like that when I'm in my 70's. so here I am. Looking for encouragement and inspirations from other people who know what I'm talking about. Looking forward to a new year, new me, and new ... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 06:11:26 EST ai yi yi 35 lbs down, and everything has gotten SO SLOW....eesh! It is really important to me that I've had this success. I have 5, count them 5, beautiful grandchildren...I can't RUN but I make a wonderful POOR goalie...LOL! and I can get on the floor with them and play for several hours, without PAIN. <BR> <BR> I still have 30 to go at least. Sure wish I could get there before my birthday this summer...60.... <BR> <BR> I'm adding weights to my workouts and changing them up to be dancing som... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:48:33 EST Greek yogurt I tried vanilla greek yogurt with cheerios for breakfast, I didn't like the yogurt at all. I like greek yogurt, but not this one. Ate it, but washed it down with 16-oz. of water right after. Not for me!!. On the plus side I got 2 cups of water in, LOL! <BR> Enjoy the rest of the day... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 10:52:42 EST Hi! I'm new (again!!) to this board after being gone for about 4 yrs. DH and I moved from FL to TX almost 3 yrs ago to be close to kids and a sweet 13-yr old granddaughter. I gained 20 lbs last yr and now I'm in the process of losing it again. It was so nice to see a familiar name when I noticed MFloyd. I think some of you other members' names seem familiar too. I need all the help I can get staying motivated.....yesterday was not a good day! But I'm on my way to a Sit N Fit exercise class ... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:40:18 EST Age I'm a 50er Sun, 15 Jan 2017 15:09:46 EST Back surgery My first day! DR gave me OK to start mild exercise since surgery..I also was confined to bed almost 1 year before surgery. My surgery was August 10th and now I am free to try to loose the 80 lbs I gained being flat on my back for almost 2 years. Sat, 14 Jan 2017 16:28:01 EST Noo progress Perimenopausal woman 55 been on spark people for 10 days! Stayed in range of calories every day. Exercised 5 of seven. Rode stationery bike 30 40 minutes each day and gained a pound. Want to lose 20 Pounds but not sure what is wrong Thu, 12 Jan 2017 19:10:28 EST motivation Hi everyone, I am having my hip replaced tomorrow, but I am doing the 5% weight loss challenge, so I will count my physical therapy rehab as part of my exercise minutes as well as I will try to walk as much as I can, so we can do this!!! Thu, 12 Jan 2017 11:44:28 EST Gym bunny Going to gym today , nearly done my 3x a week goal, feeling positive , still not checking out a mirror but feeling good <em>30</em> Thu, 12 Jan 2017 08:09:49 EST tough week!! Morning, <BR> So I didn't do as well as I felt I had, in fact the 2-lbs. I was hoping to lose I gained. <BR> Couple of things I learned was if you are going to track food, track ALL food, which when I looked at what I ate, I hadn't included coffee, cream, mayo things like that. I also think for me I need to move to fresh fruit instead of the low sugar or lite syrup, just a couple of things I'm going to be more aware of. Have to step up the excersizing also!! Enjoy the day!! Wed, 11 Jan 2017 07:41:33 EST Hit a Wall I am 51 and I lost 90 pounds then gained 15, so 75 total loss which I have maintained during a long illness. I have hit a wall, I cannot get past the 75 loss. <BR> <BR> For the weight loss which I did slowly, I changed my eating, got off a medication that causes weight gain and started to exercise 5 days a week and I lost the weight, when I got sick I could not exercise for a year, however I watched what I ate and gained back 15. I have been exercising for the last 6 months plus eating right... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 22:16:26 EST Coming back to Sparkpeople again: I am recommitting back with SparkPeople. I failed twice because I have become my own worst enemy. I have placed a mental blockage to prevent me from achieving any goals. It is now 2017, and darn it! I want to lose the weight. I need to lose like 200, and being unemployed makes it a little harder due to being in the house. It would be nice if I can join with others to encourage eachother. I cannot afford to being this morbidly obese. It is hard to find a job, your health is effect... Mon, 9 Jan 2017 14:26:20 EST Looking for a lifestyle change Buddy. Hi, <BR> I am not really not nuts..just a little kooky! I'm a 52.5 and hoping to retire in the best possible health.I'm an empty nester in VA who would love to email, text and meet new friends who are willing to motivate, encourage each other and sure recipes. Looks like its going to be a long winter and support is always welcome. Trying to stay positive. <BR> Been trying to loose weight for 5 years, I go up and down. I know it is a change in the lifestyle not just the food. Going to give it ... Sun, 8 Jan 2017 17:27:02 EST Newbie over 50 here Looking forward to being part of this group. Not good at tracking or consistency but gonna give a 100% Wish me luck...see you tomorrow... Thu, 5 Jan 2017 19:12:23 EST Anyone born in 1940? Anyone born in 1940? Thu, 5 Jan 2017 12:16:46 EST Weight loss post thyroidectomy Have any of you had a thyroidectomy and experienced weight gain? If so, have you been successful with weight loss? I need help fast. Thanks. Wed, 4 Jan 2017 15:43:57 EST Stopping HRT and weight loss over 50 Just want to know if there is anyone out there that has just stopped taking bioidentical hormones and is trying to loss weight? I have gradually gotten off all estrogen and progesterone and now I am trying to lose 20 pounds. Anyone have any experience in this area? How long did it take you to lose? How hard was it? Tue, 3 Jan 2017 19:16:22 EST Back at it How many people have recommitted to change their lifestyle? <BR> Tue, 3 Jan 2017 12:53:10 EST What I want most from 2017 IS............. What I want most from 2017 is to forget my past mistakes and failures and to take 2017 just one day at a time for 365 individual days and work on my goals. <BR> <BR> <BR> Happy 2017 <em>408</em> I am making an appointment with a cardiologist on Tuesday to see how much heart disease I have. Goal ONE <BR> <BR> What do YOU want? Sat, 31 Dec 2016 12:26:16 EST What's your plan to reach your ultimate goal? I am going to plan my meals ahead. I will have oatmeal in mason jars ready each morning. Different toppings each day. Easy to take on the go. <BR> Lunch I will make a salad with different meats, tuna or beans in the salad. <BR> Snacks, celery, peanut butter, carrots hummus, edamame, fruit or chai pudding. <BR> Dinner will be on a smaller plate pre planned and portioned out. <BR> Exercise each afternoon and evening, elliptical, rowing machine and bike including weights. <BR> Will also fin... Fri, 30 Dec 2016 14:23:08 EST Christmas I'm finding it really hard to get back on track! I'm meeting my daughter and her 3 children next week at Centre Parcs! Lots of walking and swimming. Taking our own food mostly so hopefully I'll get back 'in the grove' <em>4</em> Wed, 28 Dec 2016 10:42:35 EST I suck at asking for support... but I'm desperate. Hi all, <BR> Here's the shortest version I can come up with: <BR> I am female, 54, and in reasonably good health. I am/was a runner. I have run countless 5Ks, 10Ks, half marathons over the past 20+ years. In May 2013 I ran my first and only full marathon. Shortly after that I got really sick and ended up having a complete hysterectomy. Ten weeks after the surgery (spring 2014) I ran a half marathon (well, 9 miles of it - I walked the rest). That was pretty much my last long run. I've done a c... Mon, 26 Dec 2016 21:33:55 EST 3 x 3 fitness anyone?? I just bought these exercise rings ("as seen on TV") they seem to be a local craze among the "senior set" so, I'm going to give them a try. If you know about this exercise tool or you already use it, chime in with your experience. <BR> <BR> Here's the website:<BR>s/ <BR> <BR> --p <BR> <em>85</em> Sat, 24 Dec 2016 13:02:19 EST Christmas eating I am finding it very hard to ignore the "sweets" in the house. I only made a very few, and mostly "sweets" I would not normally eat. But I am finding even those a huge temptation. <BR> I planned healthy meals. Even planned around my nephew (gluten & dairy free). Yet still have this craving for more. <BR> How is everyone else handling the season? <BR> <BR> Fri, 23 Dec 2016 20:24:12 EST 51 is fab but being fat? Not so much I'm new to Sparkpeople and getting ready to start Medifast. I'm looking to offer support to and receive support from awesome and amazing people who are constantly trying to find sexy ways to say "I'm a fat ass". It's a challenge I tell you! That being said...YES at 51 and chubby we can still be amazing, fun and sexy people. But I also want to be healthy and not waddle like a penguin because I have arthritis in my hip. Looking forward to talking to other people who want to be positive , engage... Wed, 21 Dec 2016 14:46:28 EST A new beginning Hello I am here for to learn the ropes to getting healthy and fit I am a grandmother of 13 and great grandmother of 4 i am in my fifty's and ready to start a new journey <BR> Tue, 20 Dec 2016 07:19:57 EST In a Wheelchair and trying to get fit.. I am 62 in a wheelchair from polio and trying to get fit. I have found sitting exercises on Utube that help. I am doing better with my eating habits. I am still not having as much progress as I had hoped. If anyone shares my circumstances and would like to share I'd be most grateful. <em>41</em> Sat, 10 Dec 2016 18:54:02 EST Work outs Hello all you 48ers! I just started on this journey so need support! I go to Curves 3 times a week and have added a third round to my workout. What do you guys do to help ? Mon, 5 Dec 2016 19:45:59 EST Feels impossible to lose wieght..... I am 49 and I am just having such a difficult time losing weight. I feel I may have to cut my calories way down to accomplish this. Any tips from you over 50's ? Thanks ! Wed, 30 Nov 2016 06:43:50 EST Anyone born in 1962? <em>591</em> Wed, 23 Nov 2016 17:14:59 EST November 22, 1963 President Kennedy died. I was a freshman in high school and I will always remember that day. I was home sick and it was a Friday. My father was in the house since it was cold out and he was a farmer. The news came on with Walter Cronkite announcing that President Kennedy was died. It was the only time I ever saw my father cry. <BR> <BR> Do you remember that day? Tue, 22 Nov 2016 14:05:32 EST ? Anyone born in 1961? Sun, 20 Nov 2016 09:18:00 EST Annoyed I have been working out 3-5 times a week since early August plus walking 15-60 minutes a day, trying to make wise food choices, hubby who drinks more calories than I eat most days goes to the doctor and proudly tells me he's lost 20 pounds. I don't get it! So annoyed...... Tue, 8 Nov 2016 17:03:34 EST 51 with health problems! I'm 51 with spinal stenosis and a disintegrated disc in my lower back. I have diabetes and am going blind from glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. What kind of exercises can I do while in so much pain? I need to lose over 100 pounds! Please help! Tue, 1 Nov 2016 19:23:40 EST 55 and just ran my 1st 5K! As a new runner, (I started last year at age 54) I am so thankful I found this site. I've learned how to run smart, eat well and live happy! I ran my first 5K last Saturday and finished in 29:08...2nd in my age group!! Thank you for all the support and information your site provides. This has been an exciting journey for me and I can't wait for my next race! <BR> <BR> Bless you all. Mon, 3 Oct 2016 16:31:48 EST Finding a Diet Buddy I'm finding it hard to stick to a diet and would love to have an email buddy to go back and forth with, for those times when I just can't stick to the calorie count. If you'd like to do that, too, that would be wonderful. Sun, 18 Sep 2016 14:23:58 EST looking for Canadians I'm from New Brunswick where are you from? Tue, 16 Aug 2016 07:57:49 EST starting over yet again.... but very determined I started over beginning last weekend... not so much dieting but being very mindful of what I'm consuming and the amount of it...... <BR> <BR> also...... adding a day to the gym.... Im going 4 days instead of 3... i dont go for long but I at least go and work out for about 30 min.... every bit counts right... <BR> <BR> wish me luck! Sat, 30 Jul 2016 09:28:34 EST High Fat Ketogenic Diet --- UGH!! I had a really bad experience with the ketogenic diet. They recommend less than 50 grams of carbs per day, and small amounts of protein and mostly fat, like coconut oil. After 2 months on this diet I lost weight, but I also started getting migraines. When I went to the doctor the triglycerides were elevated, and blood pressure, and they wanted to put me on medication. I started having chest pain. Just want to warn anyone out there to STAY AWAY from this mindset. I am 59, turning 60 in Septemb... Sat, 9 Jul 2016 10:59:00 EST Favorite, easiest diet for over 50 crowd? I use to be able to lose weight just cutting back and walking 3 miles a day. Not so, now. I've been walking 3-4 miles consistently for almost 40 days, initially took off 10 pounds fairly quickly, but have completely plateaued, even though I stay without a 1200-1600 calorie range and walk at a 3.5 mph pace for 3-4 miles daily, and every other day I do 10 sets of stairs, plus some kettlebell training. I need a diet overhaul! Thu, 30 Jun 2016 18:38:34 EST Looking for friends to discuss plant based diet. Hi all, <BR> I'm looking for some new friends interested in vegetarian or plant based diet recipes and advice. I'm trying hard to cut out meat and animal products. I just need a little push in the right direction. Thank you....Julie Tue, 28 Jun 2016 01:13:08 EST skinny everywhere but the belly I am sure many of you can relate to having blubber in the middle when you are skinny every where else! <BR> <BR> This summer, I am attempting to move more and eat differently to whittle that down. <BR> <BR> What has worked for any of you? Wed, 22 Jun 2016 11:29:47 EST Elastic waist jeans: Yes or No? <em>9</em> Yes, for me. <em>189</em> <em>535</em> <em>536</em> <em>534</em> <BR> They're easy to wear, especially comfy when traveling. Some have control panels in the tummy that slim the pooch, (my beautiful stomach fat!) Wed, 25 May 2016 05:48:58 EST Any dog-lovers here? I have boy and girl Westies, Cully and Chloe. He will be 7 in July and she will be 6 in July. Sat, 7 May 2016 09:40:42 EST Bike or Walking????? Ok.... Here again for the (too many to count) time..... :-( <BR> Have huge problems with feet... Will riding a bike work???? Looking at it like--- better than nothing and need to do something.......thanks Fri, 22 Apr 2016 11:21:10 EST Realistic exercise for "Over 50's"?? Ok, let's face it...I cannot physically do many of the advertised workouts as I used to be able to do years ago! I'm in need of suggestions/directions of physical activity/exercise that I can do without the need of a hip replacement or traction. <BR> <BR> I love walking...I've always loved free weights/bench workouts...any help would be dearly appreciated! Thanks! :) Sat, 12 Mar 2016 10:40:15 EST over 70 Hi I am 72 and wonder are there others my age or older Mon, 22 Feb 2016 09:57:48 EST BORN IN 1949 NEED TO LOSE WEIGHT ARTHRITIS IN KNEE, DOC SAID EXERCISE WOULD HELP <em>249</em> Fri, 8 May 2015 21:51:10 EST over 50, hypothyroidism,past menopause I am 56, I have hypothyroidism and past menopause. I feel as though the cards are stacked against me. Does anyone have advice? Tue, 21 Apr 2015 21:40:59 EST Sisters in Life We are a group of ladies who have been together for a long time...and have shared in each others life on eating, exercising and all the other things that go on in our lives. Feel free to join us if you wish to do so. We are over 50 and loving it....well sometimes, as sometimes old age "ain't fun". <BR> <BR> Sue Sat, 14 Feb 2015 15:22:44 EST Anyone Born in 1958? Looking for members who were born in 1958. Anyone out there? Sat, 17 Jan 2015 14:16:54 EST You Might Be Over 50 If.... You might be over 50 if ... you remember when the 'slinky' came out.. <em>52</em> <BR> <BR> You might be over 50 if ....the numbers that most concern you have more to do with your retirement account and things like blood pressure more than your 'lucky number'.... <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> You might be over 50 if....the 'oldies' don't seem so old to you, but more like 'just yesterday'! <em>335</em> <BR> <BR> If you're in your 50's or older, let's have some fun with this thread by addin... Wed, 31 Dec 2014 16:20:50 EST Hard to do walking exercise when feet hurt OK, I'm getting back to tracking food and exercise ad trying to do at least 10 minutes a day. So far so god, but as of yesterday and the say before when I walk the arch of my foot hurts and the pain shoots up my leg. This is, of course more than mildly discouraging. So today I took advantage of Black Friday and ordered some new shoes, New Balance 847 with rollbar. Years ago when I went to a podiatrist for a similar problem he said " I could order you orthotics but I recommend you buy New ... Fri, 28 Nov 2014 18:33:24 EST Today I am thankful for: Whatever made me wake up this morning since the electric went out and my alarm clock would not have gone off. <BR> Also thankful that I have a full time job to go to since I need it and many others don't have the security of one. Wed, 6 Nov 2013 06:39:47 EST What year were you born? I was born in 1955 <em>30</em> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 06:30:00 EST Anyone here over 70 like I am??? I know you're out there, but I don't see many of you here.... why not post once in a while? Fri, 15 Feb 2013 15:31:03 EST losing weight in menopause I need some serious advice. I started going through menopause about 2 years ago. slowly started the weight gain. I gained 30 since that time. On Jan 1st I started back on my diet that has always worked for me. No sugar or white flour. I eat whole grains, fruits and veggies, lean meats. I went back to the gym twice a week for one hour. Hope to add another day soon. 8 glasses of water a day. I was very motivated until I weighed myself and I have only lost 3 lbs. Really!? I heard it was hard to ... Sun, 20 Jan 2013 09:32:10 EST Lifting weights at over 50 I am 54 and I am a martial artist, I am a mother , a grandmother a wife, I am not old.. I am just starting to get more involved with myself. <BR> <BR> I lift weights and I think that is the best thing I can do for my body.. wow it feels good to turn flab into hard muscle.. not bulk.. but firmness. In order for women to bulk up you have to take all sorts of muscle building supplements. So don't be afraid to lift weights. It's good for your bones! <BR> <BR> I have osteo and it helps signific... Mon, 14 May 2012 20:47:48 EST Friends motivating Friends Hello old friends and new! <BR> <BR> I am starting over as of Monday, since I have been on a downslide from losing and I am afraid of gaining it all back. So I am asking my old posting friends and also new ones who need support to join us and celebrate our losses and support each other when we slide backwards. <BR> <BR> I believe we can and will do this together! <BR> <BR> Hugs, JoAnn Sun, 8 Apr 2012 18:16:27 EST HAVE YOU WORKED OUT TODAY?? <em>215</em> <BR> <BR> Hi everyone! It's Sunday- first Sunday in February 2012(!). It's afternoon, about 2:30pm [when I started this!] my time (East). I haven't yet worked out but am getting there!! Today is my UPPER BODY STRENGTH + CARDIO. Though not too much cardio to wipe out any muscle gains. <BR> <BR> Not over 45 min of cardio back-to-back with strength. These days, usually, I'm doing 10-20-30 min. cardio. <BR> <BR> BOO-YAA!!!!!! : ) cheers... <BR> <BR> MSBOOTCAMP <BR> Sun, 5 Feb 2012 14:56:10 EST What is your Weather today? Az is sunny <em>67</em> Fri, 13 May 2011 09:20:18 EST What is your favorite fruit? I just ate my first honeycrisp apple. Oh, my goodness! I do believe it is my new favorite fruit. Wed, 20 Oct 2010 12:50:27 EST I'm a old turtle but I'll finish the race Slow as a turtle but iI know I'll make it to goal. It's six months since I started and I have lost 24 pounds. I have 16 to go to may goal! so I average 4 pounds a month. Slow.....but I'm over 50 (52) and I have an under active thyroid. Yep I'm a old turtle alright but..... I'll finish the race. <em>134</em> Wed, 29 Sep 2010 11:14:32 EST Turtles Over 50 Can Reach Their Goals Too Just because we are over 50 (or 60-70-or 80)is no reason that we can not reach our goals to live long, healthy lives. <BR> Keep the Turtle on the front page of the 'Getting Fit Over 50' Group to remind us all that "Slow and Steady Wins The Race" <BR> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134... 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Sat, 2 Aug 2008 21:28:32 EST Songs Game - 1960's through 1980's The very first song is: <BR> <BR> XANADU - Olivia Newton John <BR> <BR> Next up: U <BR> <BR> HOW TO PLAY: <BR> The other Songs Game thread is getting quite long, so I thought it wouldt be fun to start a new one to test our memories in a more specific time frame. <BR> <BR> For those of you new to the game, you list a song title beginning with the last letter of the song title given by the person before you. It helps to hit refresh before giving your reply, to make sure someone else hasn... Sat, 29 Mar 2008 12:54:46 EST Born in 1950? I signed up a while back but never joined in on the message boards. Wondering if anyone else was born in 1950? I'm a July baby. Went to WW and lost 25 pounds. Still have a lower belly bulge and think I may see if 5 less pounds would help. I need to do more core and stomach exercises but it's easier said than done for me. My reflux keeps acting jAnybody need help with exercising or just want to encourage each other? <em>213</em> Thu, 27 Mar 2008 13:24:59 EST Anyone born in 1948? I searched all the "Getting Fit Over 50" boards - all 60 pages of them - and couldn't find 1948, so decided to start one for those of us who are power walking toward....a healthy retirement?....running with grand children?...whatever. <BR> I like this whole "Over 50" forum because 1. you folke know how much harder it is to lose that belly now than it was at age 25...a little sympathy please... <BR> It's also nice to talk to others who remember black and white TV with a channel dial that you h... Sat, 10 Feb 2007 09:36:32 EST "Fun loving people over 60" Greetings fellow SP, <BR> I've started a new group that's called Fun loving people over 60; please check it out and join me in creating mutual motivation, humor, or just expressing your thoughts for our unique issues as "mature" people starting the last HALF of their lives. <em>30</em> <BR> Hopefully, we'll all live to be a fabulous 120 years old with the healthier nutrition and exercise choices that Sparkpeople has unveiled for us! <BR> Hoping to hear from you, <BR> alaskawoman Tue, 4 Apr 2006 15:17:45 EST Hi everyone new to the over 50 site I am 51, need to lose at least 45 pounds, hopefully by summer. Also quit smoking but cheat once in awhile. Wed, 1 Feb 2006 15:00:43 EST The Songs Game The Songs Game .... How to Play? <BR> <BR> 1. Using the last letter of the previous song. <BR> 2. Create a new song <BR> 3. Add the artist, if you know who sung the song. Fri, 11 Mar 2005 20:15:04 EST