SparkPeople Getting Fit Over 50 Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard_topics.asp?imboard=30 For our members over the age of 50, meet and get support from members who share your common interests and experiences. SparkPeople Getting Fit Over 50 Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard_topics.asp?imboard=30 exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=41035344 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=41030362 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=41027252 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=41017333 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=41008831 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40999013 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40994550 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???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40992447 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40988689 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="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/24114da4-d898-412a-a... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 22:58:26 EST weight of a teenager http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40958419 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40933058 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.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40927032 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40903889 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40877515 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40849470 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40843574 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 middle...lol. <BR> Fri, 27 Jan 2017 15:47:23 EST Anyone out there like playing the ponies? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40842710 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40842693 “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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40833634 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40827770 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40822905 “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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40779507 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40777753 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 year..new challenges...new me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40777229 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40762122 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40753256 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40752384 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40746164 I'm a 50er Sun, 15 Jan 2017 15:09:46 EST Back surgery http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40739287 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40725677 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40723505 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40722096 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!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40713436 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40710813 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: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40699345 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. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40692352 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40669690 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40667805 Anyone born in 1940? Thu, 5 Jan 2017 12:16:46 EST Weight loss post thyroidectomy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40660802 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40653915 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40651787 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............. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40628867 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40623030 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40609224 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. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40600011 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?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40589186 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: http://www.3x3fit.com/product/3x3-fit-ring<BR>s/ <BR> <BR> --p <BR> <em>85</em> Sat, 24 Dec 2016 13:02:19 EST Christmas eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40585080 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40573342 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40565258 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.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40507792 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 Cookie time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40500386 Have to bake cookies today for our family cookie walk. Someone tape my mouth shut, please!!! <em>443</em> Fri, 9 Dec 2016 14:27:41 EST Work outs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40475788 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..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40439190 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 survived Thanksgiving http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40427042 I'm so happy that I only gained 1 pound over Thanksgiving.... for some that might not seem like much ...but for me it's a huge VICTORY !!!!! <em>244</em> Mon, 28 Nov 2016 13:39:16 EST Just starting here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40425463 Hey, So, here I am working this program, starting today. Looking for way to connect with the 60 plus group. Need to loose about 20 pounds, would sure like to go fast, however, I am old enough to know that it is not fast. Needing to get my motivation and energy up. Got some blood work done, waiting for the results, hoping for the best, no excuses. Looking to connect. Any school social workers? Any writers? Anyone needing encouragement too? Mon, 28 Nov 2016 09:02:41 EST I have to break up with my Dr. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40411649 Do you find as you get older your bullcrap meter is more sensitive? I stopped seeing the family dr. we used for years in March. He referred me to a cardiologist who I've seen 5 times. This dr. has no 'bedside manner' whatsoever. He can't even use the computer, he has to call in the nurse to navigate their website. I had to point out to him that since my last visit l had lost nearly 45 pounds. He was unimpressed. As I was leaving the nurse complimented me on my accomplishment and asked h... Sat, 26 Nov 2016 08:17:13 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40408623 Just discovered this message board. <BR> How was everyone's Thanksgiving. <BR> I cooked the traditional stuff but tried to use healthy alternatives. <BR> I also worked out pretty hard before a late lunch and ate sensible portions. Fri, 25 Nov 2016 20:06:46 EST Anyone born in 1962? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40395321 <em>591</em> Wed, 23 Nov 2016 17:14:59 EST November 22, 1963 President Kennedy died. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40387938 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 ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40372842 Anyone born in 1961? Sun, 20 Nov 2016 09:18:00 EST I am trying so hard..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40337887 Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is elizabeth, I am 49 years old. I've been on this new journey 8 weeks. I've tried for years to lose weight but this time, I hit rock bottom. I had no choice this time, I had to change. My quality of life was awful. I could hardly walk, my knees were causing me so much pain. I cried out when I would get up off the couch or try to walk up a staircase. It was awful. So I did something about it. <BR> <BR> I went to a specialist, he told me my knees were full o... Mon, 14 Nov 2016 19:35:37 EST Anyone into cycling on a trainer when it gets cold http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40304761 Getting ready to begin the winter riding on my bicycle trainer. Turn on the tunes and pedal, pedal, pedal...either how many miles in ___, or a 10 mile cruise? <BR> Maybe we can set a goal for miles a week??? <BR> I will be! Wed, 9 Nov 2016 21:37:36 EST Annoyed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40295864 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 Voted http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40295743 Went for nice walk and got my vote in Tue, 8 Nov 2016 16:23:29 EST weight loss post antidepressants http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40293496 I've been on antidepressants for 20 years and have gained almost 50 lbs in that time. I'm wondering if getting off the antidepressants will help with weight loss. Tue, 8 Nov 2016 09:10:41 EST Happy 70th Birthday to SALLY FIELD. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40277895 I have loved Sally since she played "Gidget" back in 1965. She has stayed with it all these years in what she told Oprah was Show BUSINESS. She said "This is about business and if you don't keep making them money, no matter how much they like you, you are OUT." She said she'd done "print work" all over the world and made far more money from it than she ever did in film. She said "We think in America the perfect woman is a 6 foot tall blue-eyed blond with legs up to here, but the rest of t... Sun, 6 Nov 2016 08:24:59 EST Nutrition assessments are cool http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40274899 Fascinating. I didn't realize I was such a carb junky or it was so challenging for me to get my goal protein Sat, 5 Nov 2016 21:55:15 EST Good or bad Pain? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40272929 How do I tell the difference between muscle soreness, which is natural when you are new to exercising or a new type of exercise, and serious pain that needs rest? Sat, 5 Nov 2016 14:52:45 EST Movienight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40272384 Microwave popcorn and a can of soda, but I stayed within cal for the day Sat, 5 Nov 2016 12:47:50 EST Weight watchers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40266350 Anyone doing weight watchers on here? Whats the "healthy lifestyle" about thanks :) Fri, 4 Nov 2016 14:15:21 EST There is a nightmare in my kitchen http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40262316 <em>471</em> <em>489</em> <em>486</em> <BR> <BR> I think I'll count 24 carrots cause Mary took her sheep - she thought I was going to grind them into gyros. Thu, 3 Nov 2016 22:27:31 EST 51 with health problems! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40247747 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 Activity Leader Boards http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40245444 Hi folks...I'm new here...well, new to the forums! I've been tracking my steps for about 4 years now. What is really bugging me, and its probably non of my business, but I can't figure out how its 11:00 in the am here in the states and some folks have already logged 16 and 18 hours of exercise! How is that possible? Tue, 1 Nov 2016 12:06:57 EST Over 70 and heading for 80 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40237227 GM. Just starting on this board and saying hello to many wonderful new friends. Hope to hear from you. 72 and looking forward to a great year(s). <BR> <BR> My favorite exercise is plain ol' walking but swinging great arms with the walk. Mini goal for today is to get rid of all my halloween candy. <em>18</em> Mon, 31 Oct 2016 10:04:49 EST New member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40233878 Hello <BR> <BR> I just joined the group. Im age 59 and find myself with high blood pressure prediabetic diverticulitus. I used to be fit go to the gym everyday hike zumba 4 days a week. Now im obese working 50 hours per week commuting 1 1/2 hours each way. Im ready to turn my life around and get healthy and fit again. Appreciate encouragement and support. Sun, 30 Oct 2016 21:33:45 EST Calorie in take http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40154341 Hello I'm new to this site and I have. A question about tracking my exercise and food. When I add exercise to my food it says I burned let's say 400 calories am I suppose to add that to my calories I'm suppose to eat or not. For years I've been told I don't eat enough but I still can't manage to loose a ounce of weight ! Wed, 19 Oct 2016 19:37:48 EST New to this http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40132470 Only day 5 just getting use to all this Mon, 17 Oct 2016 04:42:42 EST Good morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40128023 I was feeling a little discouraged by my weight loss progress lately so I followed Spark's advice and started looking for positive messages and people. Not hard to find on this site! :-) <BR> <BR> It is cold and rainy here today, I need to start finding ways to exercise inside. I'll start by doing some housework :-) <BR> <BR> Have a great day everyone! Sun, 16 Oct 2016 13:23:42 EST New to Spark People http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40122377 Hey there everyone! I am a newbie....over 50 and have just over 100lbs to lose so can use all the support I can get! Sat, 15 Oct 2016 15:42:27 EST newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40111705 well hello ..my name is faylene and i live in the great state of maine i will be 60 next year and ny hubby and i have just been giving <BR> <BR> <BR> en the wonderful news we are diabetic..ive been overwieght all my life and i have no idea where to start looking forward to lots of good advice <BR> Thu, 13 Oct 2016 22:28:15 EST Going to the Prom http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40070080 At 17, I was picky and chose not to go to the prom. For years I've been saying one day I was going to give a prom party. But I never have. But I wasn't the only one to feel that way. A friend is turning 60 in two weeks and a prom has been a dream of hers since high school. So her kids are giving her a prom themed birthday party & I can't wait to attend. So I'll be putting in some overtime to lose 4-5 more pounds in the next 2 weeks. Who's with me??? Sat, 8 Oct 2016 08:40:20 EST 55 and just ran my 1st 5K! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40036687 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 well it is finally friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=40014087 I guess I gain bake 13 lbs. I am not sure of that my cloths don't fit and I feel very good.??? Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:43:57 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39980705 Hi to all! My name is Helen and I recently rejoined SP. Since the beginning of the year I've lost more than 60 pounds; more to go, but I'm encouraged to keep going. Hope everyone is having a good weekend. Sun, 25 Sep 2016 16:16:17 EST not sure what to do http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39950343 Hi everyone, I'm not sure what to do on this site or how to get it to work for me. I would like to lose 50lbs and just don't know where to start. Thanks Tue, 20 Sep 2016 21:37:36 EST Hi! New 2 this forum! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39940549 Hi! I'm new to this forum! I'm 51 (will b 52 in march). I started my journey on May 27th and lost 32 lbs before joining SP at the beginning of September. I've heard about how it may be harder for me at my age to lose weight but to be honest I'm a pretty normal loser so far. It doesn't take a herculean effort on my part....just honest tracking and consistent moderate exercise. I was thrown into medical menopause this past Christmas day when my one and only remaining ovary twisted and ruptured ... Mon, 19 Sep 2016 12:59:14 EST Finding a Diet Buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39933604 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 Food Lover's Program http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39904145 Hi! I am looking for other people who are following the Food Lover's Program. They have an online version but charge after a 3 week trial period. Since I am already a member of SparkPeople, which is free, I thought why not see if others are following it and we can form a group within SparkPeople. The catalyst for my post is that as part of the 21 day Metabolism makeover, on day 14, we are supposed to find an online buddy in their forums. So I am looking here on SparkPeople for 1 or more ... Wed, 14 Sep 2016 09:36:35 EST New member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39901452 I would love to make friends to keep me motivated. Tue, 13 Sep 2016 21:19:44 EST Newby http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39889292 Hi! I am new to SparkPeople and figure this is the message board to find like people. I am 59 years old (60 as of next month - WooHoo!!) 50 lbs seems daunting so I've made little goals. Goal #1, to get down to the weight I was before quitting smoking (10 lbs) Mon, 12 Sep 2016 06:19:37 EST GRATITUDE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39871308 Every day I try to stop for at least a few moments and remind myself of all that I have to be grateful for. I'm opening this thread so we can all note one thing (daily?) that we are grateful for in our lives. Reaching a big goal is awesome, but along the way, it is important to notice how good life can be! <BR> <BR> Today, I'm grateful for: <BR> <BR> A chance to start over, and re-commit to my self-care and weight-loss goals Fri, 9 Sep 2016 10:23:45 EST I'm 50 and I want to be fabulous! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39849589 I turned 50 this year and have had diabetes since about 2008. I am trying to get healthier so that I can be here for my husband. I would like to find some support for this adventure chosen to take on. I hope to find some people who are of like minds and know how hard it is to get started. <BR> My group at work is doing a Biggest Loser challenge and I thought this would be a great way to get started. <BR> Thanks for listening. Looking forward to getting to know people out there who also st... Tue, 6 Sep 2016 09:45:54 EST A fresh start http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39821538 I just turned 50 this year! I just started a new job and lucky for me, there are walks to the bank involved! Starting a new job has inspired me to make more new healthy changes. I really struggle with my weight and my diet. I bought the "patch" so I can quit smoking. I have one cigarette left! I want to feel like an athlete rather than a blob! Thu, 1 Sep 2016 21:12:34 EST Pokemon Go? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39800911 Any other over 50s playing Pokemon Go? Is it getting you outside or getting you to be more active? I've found a new energy for walking, and funnily enough, it's stayed with me even though my enthusiasm for the game has waned a bit. I find I keep my phone put away for longer periods of time while I'm out walking, but spending just as much time walking around the neighborhood. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 22:53:21 EST Ankle Pain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39800689 Bummer! Really motivated to work out and take care of myself. Painful arch-front of my ankle is killing me. It's been going on for almost a month, which was part of my motivation for getting back in shape. About to turn 59 with no health insurance at the moment. Taking aspirin for inflammation. Able to walk on it early in the morning, but in complete agony towards afternoon/evening. Any advice? Mon, 29 Aug 2016 22:15:38 EST Constantly on my mind... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39798362 Decided to try to lose weight and get healthier. Today is day 2 - and all I can think about is food! Anyone else experiencing this? <BR> <BR> Can't imagine how it will be when I give up my diet pepsi! Mon, 29 Aug 2016 16:53:22 EST Morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39790053 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d3ffa936-fd46-4321-891e-66b5352500b8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ff4cd36a-5d49-429b-970f-a4bdc5a7513b.bmp"> Sun, 28 Aug 2016 12:02:48 EST lOST MY WAY AGAIN!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39765111 SO DISGUSTED. I'VE LOST MY WAY AGAIN. <em>234</em> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 17:42:33 EST the sun came up http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39761935 every day i wake up with the sun im greatful for Wed, 24 Aug 2016 08:46:17 EST 4 miles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39751672 Got in 4 miles for the second time. Now just stay off the sweets!!!! Mon, 22 Aug 2016 19:56:09 EST Getting fit after Achilles rupture http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39724639 I am 61 and ruptured my Achilles 10 months ago. Now I am finally getting back to exercise and trying to loose weight, get more healthy, quit alcohol and feel more energy. Amazing what an injury will do you you in your 60s. Previously I was very active. Any one els out there with suggestions? Fri, 19 Aug 2016 02:51:08 EST The 15 Best ''But'' Busters http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39712897 By Spark's own Nicole Nichols! Check it out! <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=the_15_best_but_busters </link> <BR> <BR> She does an EXCELLENT job of providing options SO that we can really see change(s) bit by bit! <BR> <em>386</em> <BR> Wed, 17 Aug 2016 13:21:33 EST trying to lose weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39708788 drink lots of water and watch what you eat. Wed, 17 Aug 2016 01:00:56 EST looking for Canadians http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39702549 I'm from New Brunswick where are you from? Tue, 16 Aug 2016 07:57:49 EST 60's and Young@Heart http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39697370 You are never too old to be healthy again .. Thanks to SP I know I can and will !! It's going to be a great day getting my Spark on track !! Happy Monday All Mon, 15 Aug 2016 14:18:23 EST anyone just about 50 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39681413 I am 48 but might as well be 50 and wondered Sat, 13 Aug 2016 08:39:34 EST Cute Sayings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39660709 Good Morning, <BR> <BR> I came across these sayings from years past in my journey to better health. Thought you all might enjoy them. <BR> <BR> Remember, the more you say tomorrow, the more you'll weigh tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Always on my mind, always on my behind. <BR> <BR> The Biggest seller is cookbooks and the second is diet books. How not to eat what you have just learned how to cook. <BR> <BR> Slips should teach you, not defeat you. <BR> <BR> Thin starts at the super market. <BR> <B... Wed, 10 Aug 2016 08:04:35 EST Finally able to start over http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39648721 I am finally over my deep deep depression!! <BR> I had lost over 50 pounds total, then I had a stroke and seizures a while back, and I had to teach myself how to walk all over again, but I did it <BR> <BR> My doctors changed my 2 insulins, and I GAINED all of that weight back plus 10 extra pounds, I gave up for a bit, but now I am newly determined to try again. <BR> <BR> I am now divorced, but not dating anyone because i am not so sure I can trust my own judgement when it comes to men any... Mon, 8 Aug 2016 14:20:47 EST back to exercise after back surgery http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39635059 had major back surgery now doing physical therapy hope I can exercise soon Sat, 6 Aug 2016 15:04:40 EST Early to bed? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39625841 I've been following this fitness guy on youtube this summer, Yuri Elkaim. While I don't adhere to all of his advice, after all his much younger than me, and a man, I do some of the things he suggests that make sense to me. One of the things was to keep a regular sleep schedule. Try not to stay up late, and sleep in, but to keep your body on its regular circadian rhythm. Working in a school, I have always loved the stay up late/sleep late luxury that comes with summer. But this summer I di... Fri, 5 Aug 2016 08:35:48 EST Post Menopause, Next to Impossible To Lose http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39619255 Hi to every sweet soul that is going through this, same hard problem, I call the Ultimate Concrete Wall of All Times. I have been losing weight almost all my life, 50 years before anyone ever really heard of dieting. But now, because of post menopause it's not coming off. If I do lose, it comes right back on. I have read a lot about this problem and the answers are not nice, especially if you like food at all. Ha. It's like this took away our lives. I mean its down to 3 plain protei... Thu, 4 Aug 2016 09:54:26 EST Any WALKING groups in Roseville http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39618945 Spelling error on my first post. Thu, 4 Aug 2016 09:17:32 EST Any weekend waking groups in Roseville http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39618917 I am a young 70 enjoy walking and gentle hikes. Thu, 4 Aug 2016 09:11:12 EST walking buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39608107 I have been slacking on logging in for awhile. Found a walking buddy on here and we were doing well until there was a personal family situation going on in my life which took control of things for awhile. Now that I am back to some kind of normalcy I started working out on my treadmill and mobile cycler but it just ins't enough to keep me motivated. I contacted my walking buddy and she is unable to walk with me due to her knees and upcoming surgery so I am back to the drawing board. <BR> ... Tue, 2 Aug 2016 21:16:31 EST Am I figuring my calories correctly? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39599938 My recommended calories are 1200-1500 a day. <BR> Let's take 1200 as an example. If I exercise and burn 200 calories does that mean my calories for the day is 1000. Doesn't that put me too few calories? Or.... Do I get to add 200 calories to my 1200 daily intake because I exercised so I get to eat 1400 calories for the day. Mon, 1 Aug 2016 18:29:54 EST Daily Post http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39598160 I would like to post daily notes for everyone to see but for the life of me I can't seem to remember where to go to do that. I am blessed with CRS <BR> <BR> <em>40</em> Mon, 1 Aug 2016 14:31:32 EST Biggest Loser Fall Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39597652 First of all, you will need to have a sparkpage made and set to public. <BR> <BR> Biggest Loser is the name of this challenge. It's a 10 week commitment. You have several little teams (with 24 members) that compete with each other. Main requirement is to weigh in each week. If you know for some reason that you can't post your weight (let the leaders know). Otherwise after 2 missed weigh ins (with no excuse) you would be moved to honorary. We have ITC (inter team challenges) that consist of e... Mon, 1 Aug 2016 13:10:59 EST Fibromyalgia http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39596600 Anyone out there with Fibromyalgia? It makes it very hard to exercise when I work 9 hour days. I do wear a Fitbit and try and get in my steps. We also have a pool that is a great workout. Any advice on how to up my fitness. I have been trying to lose weight for a long time now. I've given up caffeine and wine!! <em>104</em> Mon, 1 Aug 2016 10:05:35 EST starting over yet again.... but very determined http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39582805 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 need advice about dexa scans http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39578548 I am a 70 yrs old lady. My doctor said you need a dexa bone scan every 3 years. I had my first one in 1998 and it was fine. Isn't every 3 years too much if you have no big risk for osteoporosis? How many ladies actually do that? <BR> <BR> I might get one now just to see if there were any changes. <BR> <BR> My friend is afraid that if she has to take medicine, she will get bad side effects. <BR> She does not think it is worth it. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 15:59:21 EST Hardest thing to give up http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39570009 I found breads so I dont give them up completely I just really cut back <BR> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:57:13 EST Doctor's visit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39569558 Hi Everyone, <BR> I am 53 years old and I just came from the doctor. My cholesterol is too high, blood pressure is too high, and I desperately need to lose weight. I used to run marathons in my 30s and now barely have the energy to go for a walk. I don't know where to start. I'm feeling very overwhelmed. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks for letting me vent!! Thu, 28 Jul 2016 09:51:39 EST Need advice please! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39540205 Hi, I've been on here before but it was over a couple of years ago so consider me 'new!' I was living in NH and had to move to FL because it was what I could afford and some friends helped me get a rental house. Long story short there has been plenty of room to walk and since moving here I have lost 45 pounds. Then I wound up in the hospital due to my afib and this time was put on medication. I found a better cardiologist who wanted to do a stress test. I've had so many before but this time, ... Sun, 24 Jul 2016 10:04:21 EST Getting started and staying motivated http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39494354 I find this journey disparaging. I start and then make excuses! This has been my pattern for years. I want to lose 15 pounds! It is hard! I would love to receive any encouragement or words of wisdom. Sun, 17 Jul 2016 21:35:12 EST Over 60 WW refugees http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39472785 Just wanted to post a message to anyone coming over here to Spark from the soon to be eliminated WW message boards.. <BR> <BR> I'd love for Carol to continue the 3 goals for today thread. It really keeps me motivated. <BR> <BR> Anyone else here? Thu, 14 Jul 2016 19:44:49 EST Stationery Bike http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39455051 I have had to resort to exercising on a stationery bike since i got a nluster on my heal from walking with new sneakers. I was doing so well with over 45 min daily walking! I am having trouble getting mitivated on the bike. I hope i dont gain back the 8 poundsi lost in the last month! Tue, 12 Jul 2016 09:44:55 EST dazed and confused http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39454858 I'm hoping by posting it here that I won't be bombarded by people 30 years younger who'll yell at me for asking. Here's my dilemma: I turned 56 in March, promptly got sick as a dog, doctor told me to lose weight 'or else'. I've lost 34 lbs. Yay! BUT. I still have 18 to lose just to be overweight, no obese. I've been eating under my calorie range, since I began, with only a few exceptional days of hitting 1400 calories, even that is below the 1471 Sparkpeople has set for me. So last week,... Tue, 12 Jul 2016 09:14:34 EST Is Vogel State Park (in GA) Lake Loop Trail Easy? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39443922 Hi. I'm looking for a nice, level, easy trail to walk. From what I've read, the trail around the lake at Vogel State Park in the North Georgia mountains would fit that bill. Is anyone familiar with that trail? Sun, 10 Jul 2016 21:07:22 EST backsiden http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39436177 hi iv gained 30 pounds and ben away from sparkpeople for 2yrs im writing all my foods and drinks down for 4 months now and down to 2 sodas a day milk and water lost 10 pounds need suport backsiding sandaclaws Sat, 9 Jul 2016 14:55:31 EST High Fat Ketogenic Diet --- UGH!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39434633 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 I weighed today for the first time in four years http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39425276 I weighed for the first time today in four years and I have gained 30 pounds since then. I am 5'1", 52 years old and 175 pounds. This feels depressing and overwhelming. I want to lose 50 pounds. Cutting out wine will definitely reduce my calorie intake to within a range where i can reach my goal but this will be hard for me. It just seems impossible right now but I did buy scales today and I am ready to face this. Any encouragement would be appreciated. Thu, 7 Jul 2016 22:34:22 EST this week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39411169 This week has not been a good week. My husband and I went to a wedding, and of course had to eat their along with at home, something similiar to that happened again. Then his Aunt passed away and we are out of town at her visitation and rosary. Of course there was food their and I ate then I get back to the hotel and eat a small snack but geez I feel like all I have done this week is eat. Wed, 6 Jul 2016 00:59:28 EST Anyone else struggling with thyroid problems? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39406026 8 years ago I lost 35 lbs. with SparkPeople. About 4 years ago my weight started to slowly creep up. No matter how hard I tried, I could not lose. At that same time my thyroid started going wonky. My TSH would be up, then 6 months later it would be down. This has been my normal since that time. In December it was really high, but down somewhat in February. I never put all my symptoms together until my husband and daughter noticed my hair loss. My doctor has recently started me on low-... Tue, 5 Jul 2016 10:23:01 EST Returning to try again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39383502 Hi Everyone, <BR> I am a 59 year old teacher....over-weight and out of shape. I need to loose the weight for my back , kness and maybe reverse type II diabetes <em>39</em> . I need all the support I can get. Wishing others in my boat the best. Thanks for listening. Fri, 1 Jul 2016 21:15:50 EST Favorite, easiest diet for over 50 crowd? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39375775 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 6WBMO diet type B http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39375693 Anyone out there doing the 6WBMO? If so Let's chat and compare. I'm new to this site and just surfing and checking out whats out there. <BR> <BR> Hope to hear from you! Thu, 30 Jun 2016 18:11:58 EST Looking for friends to discuss plant based diet. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39355810 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 joined again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39348609 tryng the engine # 2 diet anyone else a veggie Mon, 27 Jun 2016 04:28:19 EST Just turned 50 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39345741 Hi all. I'm new here. I just turned 50 and I'm nearly 100 lbs overweight. I went through menopause last summer due to surgery. Ever since I've been gaining weight like crazy. I had 4 surgeries over the last year (3 foot surgeries), so I've been sitting around eating and eating. I haven't had any exercise either. I'm trying to get back into the swing of things. It's really frustrating. It seem so overwhelming right now. I'm going to a medical weight loss program, so I get to take the... Sun, 26 Jun 2016 17:41:43 EST Anyone in the Moncton, NB area? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39343128 Hi, I tried looking for someone in the spark friends with similar interests, but no luck. I live in New Brunswick, Canada, just outside of Moncton. I was hoping there might be someone who lived nearby that also had at least 50 pounds to lose. We could encourage each other online and if agreeable to both, maybe meet up for walks to get our exercise in. <BR> I'm in my 50's and am not happy with the way I look and feel. I use to be so disciplined but as I've aged it's much more difficult to ... Sun, 26 Jun 2016 09:23:57 EST Spark exercise videos just for us! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39322792 Did you know that there are exercise videos for "Keeping Fit in Your 50's"? Click on Articles & Videos, then click on SparkPeople.TV. Then click on "trainer" and Cindy Joseph. A little more motivation for us. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 02:41:57 EST skinny everywhere but the belly http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39317964 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 swallowing issues http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39307142 Is it normal while aging to seem to choke more often? Sometimes on nothing? Also I drop stuff often. I mentioned it to my doctor, but he didn't seem, that worried. Anyone else notice such things in their 50's? Mon, 20 Jun 2016 20:32:13 EST Spark Coach http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39303710 Anyone using SparkCoach - Do you like it, is it helpful - even more than the info on the site. I don't understand exactly what I am paying for if I sign up. I am not getting results on my own and feel maybe I need an expert/helper - although I really didn't want to have to pay. <BR> Hope someone can fill me in. <BR> Mon, 20 Jun 2016 10:03:43 EST How to stay fit at age 54 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39285561 I cycle for 40 minutes a day . On weekend I walk 6 miles. Fri, 17 Jun 2016 14:05:57 EST I hate exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39283409 It's uncomfortable. I sweat, I pant, I have a hard time moving my bulky frame. I'm too broke for a gym membership. Blah. Blah. Blah. For the longest time I tried to lose weight without exercise but I just can't do it. So I have conceded to my innermost self that I too must get some movement into my almost completely sedentary life. <BR> <BR> Today, while riding my stationary bike, I watched a twelve and a half minute video introducing a program called Real Appeal. It was all I could do ... Fri, 17 Jun 2016 08:32:29 EST Forskolin Extract Supplement http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39282491 <BR> <BR> You want to get this type of best supplement, firstly you read about that is really best for your healthy weight. Fri, 17 Jun 2016 04:54:40 EST Safety of Medicine for Hypothyroidism http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39274655 An article about pigs and antibiotics, plus two UCLA doctors who refuse to give a prescription for Armour Thyroid, plus Anthem Blue Cross making it difficult to get the med, leads me to wonder about its safety. I tried NatureThroid and ended up with a stomach problem that endured for months. I took Synthroid decades ago and it didn't do anything for me, which makes me wonder if the its current formula is better. Any feedback would be appreciated. Wed, 15 Jun 2016 23:43:34 EST Slow walking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39265962 I was just wondering about my walks, I use a walker and walk very slow, would this count as excersize? How would I count it because other articles I have read say you must walk at a brisk pace to lose weight, right now I am confused, any help would be appreciated. Tue, 14 Jun 2016 19:13:43 EST I don't understand http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39264132 I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this, please advise. <BR> <BR> I am having trouble mustering enough energy to exercise. I follow a caloric intake of approx 1500 daily calories that is comprised of 45% carb, 35% protein, 20% fat. And I drink water as recommended. I also take a vitamin. <BR> <BR> I work part time as a nurse. I am constantly walking the whole shift. <BR> <BR> Sleep is a bit of an issue, but I don't know that it would contribute that much to my lack of energy... Tue, 14 Jun 2016 13:09:11 EST Disability http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39261544 Hi, I turned 53 last week, I'm a wheelchair user which adds some unique challenges to exercise but I'm determined to lose the weight I gained in the last few years. Tue, 14 Jun 2016 06:48:49 EST hypothyroidism and anxiety http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39257483 I used to think it was all in my head, so I dieted, exercised, meditated and slept well - but the anxiety was still there. I used to binge eat regularly, especially at night, so I cut out sugar which helped with the cravings but the anxiety was still there. Hypothyroidism and menopause is just too much for me. Exhaustion, anxiety, constant hot flashes, sleepless hours of night sweats. This is not all in my head. This is not bad habits or being undisciplined. This is about western medi... Mon, 13 Jun 2016 14:58:33 EST changing my set point http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39253639 Life, stress, poor sleep + too much high calorie / low nutrition food has caused me to add too much weight to this body. <BR> My goal: lose 10% of my current weight by Christmas. A healthy gift to me! <em>446</em> <BR> <BR> With what I need to lose, it will take 3 yrs. -- However, doing it this way will allow my body to gradually change it's set point BACK to what it used to be before life got away from me. <BR> <BR> <link>www.bidmc.org/YourHealth/BIDMCIntera<BR>ctive/Break-Through-Y... Mon, 13 Jun 2016 02:56:52 EST Happy to be here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39227744 Thank you all for your diligence. This is very encouraging for me (Day 2). <em>213</em> Thu, 9 Jun 2016 08:06:10 EST Healthier Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39222468 Happy to begin my journey to a healthier life <em>521</em> Wed, 8 Jun 2016 14:20:59 EST Walking Partners http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39220905 I live in Kenner LA. and I am looking for some walking partners to help me get motivated. Plesse HELP Wed, 8 Jun 2016 09:31:48 EST BOOMERS (1946 to 1964) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39214557 I was born in 1946 and I'm team leader of WOMEN BOOMERS (1946 to 1964). <BR> It's about beauty. It's about time. by: Cindy Joseph. I'm Inspired by Cindy Joseph & her Pro-Age Message. (This is an unofficial group, and is NOT overseen or monitored by Cindy Joseph). <BR> <BR> Tue, 7 Jun 2016 14:28:59 EST Breaking through a plateau? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39153766 Hi guys, I had an initial target weight loss of 22kg and I have lost 12kg in the first 5 months. For the past 4 weeks, my scale isn't going any lower than 72kg which has been extremely frustrating. In fact, I just weighed myself on Monday and I've gained 1 kg instead!! *cries* <BR> I am eating at roughly between 1,700-1,900 cal per day, depending on how much exercise I'm taking on each day. The actual daily target set by Sparkpeople is between 1,200 and 1,550 cals. I was reading up on "calor... Mon, 30 May 2016 23:21:49 EST Just Checking in! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39144608 Hello Everyone! <BR> <BR> Been busy packing today. Going on vacation for 2 1/2 weeks! Can't wait either! <BR> Going to Washington and Oregon to see in laws and a new grand baby. <BR> We are just taking our time to and from. <BR> I hope you all have a wonderful holiday and stay safe! <BR> Sun, 29 May 2016 21:15:58 EST Fibromyalgia Sufferers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39141781 Hi gang, <BR> Anyone else out there with Fibro fighting the issues that creates and trying to stay healthy? Sun, 29 May 2016 10:17:04 EST Forget About Calories and Exercise On Vacation? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39121790 I want to enjoy food, wine and fun on vacation. Who thinks it's ok to indulge if you go back to the healthy routine when you get home. Thu, 26 May 2016 17:42:58 EST Coming back to Spark People http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39121441 I used to be on here all the time and then I got sick. I need to get a handle on this and could use some support. My Cardio doc jumped all over me yesterday for my weight and for the weakness that I have in my body. I have to do this one day at a time. Thu, 26 May 2016 16:24:00 EST 81-year-old needs replacement shoe clip-on Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39118376 I've lost my Spark Activity Tracker that clipped onto my shoe. Its wireless feedback to my PC and my frequent looks at my SparkPeople results were about the only thing that kept me moving. I don't want to dissolve into a TV-watching blob! Anyone out there know of an extra Spark Activity Tracker for sale? Used but workable is OK. Thu, 26 May 2016 08:44:09 EST Elastic waist jeans: Yes or No? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39107878 <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 My ex's retirement breakfast http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39107174 ok spark members I have a question that you can maybe answer because you've been there done that or just simply have some input. My ex wife of 25 years will be retiring from the school system in a couple of weeks. She will be recognized along with the other retirees at the annual breakfast the whole school system attends. Would it be awarkward of me to attend that once in a lifetime milestone since she has remarried ? Part of me says yes the other says no because she may feel uneasy. She is t... Wed, 25 May 2016 03:18:57 EST Finally!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39100412 I received my fitbit and so far loving it! <BR> I finally found the link to sync it with my Spark account! <BR> I got the fitbit charge. Tue, 24 May 2016 08:35:06 EST any one born in 1944 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39093634 I was born in 1944 my name is Wayne Mon, 23 May 2016 14:49:23 EST This Rings True to Me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39087350 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6a6dcb4b-d7ba-4e64-b8bd-5c38a9bbb39e.jpg"> Sun, 22 May 2016 22:47:24 EST Did I post a bad thing? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39082131 I posted that I wanted to know what a cleanse is and this is what I got on my post. <BR> I'm confused. Did I asked a no no? Offend someone? I don't understand this. <BR> <BR> Reply Create A New Topic Subscribe to this Discussion <BR> Page: 1 of (1) <BR> <BR> Report Inappropriate Post <BR> <BR> Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/message<BR>board.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39076855 <BR> <BR> Review our Community Guidelines Sun, 22 May 2016 09:26:28 EST Where are you starting from ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39079822 It really depends on where you're starting from and where you want to go! <BR> <BR> After maintaining reasonable fitness over the years and deciding on a new personal challenge I'm now training to run a half marathon at the beginning of next year. <BR> <BR> I started with cycling and walking, then walking and jogging and now just jogging. In addition I stretch, do core exercises and some yoga. <BR> <BR> This week I'll be 68! Sun, 22 May 2016 02:08:18 EST Craving nico-monster http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39078064 I quit smoking 10 years ago. Lately all I think about is smoking again. I'm scared I might take it up again.why am I craving it so much? Any one else feel this?! <em>24</em> Sat, 21 May 2016 21:03:13 EST what is this? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39076855 cleanse phase? <BR> I have heard of this but never checked it out or did it. <BR> Can someone tell me what it is and how it works> <BR> Is that one Spark?? <em>304</em> Sat, 21 May 2016 17:38:08 EST Out to Lunch http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39069698 Gone since 8 this morning. Had to stop and have lunch. <BR> It was Chinese. So how do you know what to list as food intake? <BR> What about calories? <BR> I can tell how much I walked but not ate. <BR> What do you do about that? Fri, 20 May 2016 18:53:26 EST I Phone posting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39069681 I post things on my I phone to Spark and I never see it show up on here. <BR> Wonder why that is. <BR> Fri, 20 May 2016 18:51:43 EST I don't like the changes to my Sparkpage. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=39054595 The changes to my Sparkpage makes it look like Facebook. I liked my Sparkpage the way it was. Thu, 19 May 2016 01:40:06 EST Plateau struggles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38985689 Im down 30 lbs which is a total plus.But seems I have hit a pleateau.Nothing has changed for almost 30 days, I have changed things up and still no changes.. UGH Tue, 10 May 2016 23:29:13 EST Over 50 & need to lose +50 pounds http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38984818 Any tips on real sure weight loss tips???? Tue, 10 May 2016 21:35:53 EST Osteoarthritis in knee http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38961124 Has anyone has a knee replacement? Anyone suffering with knee arthritis? How do you cope? Do you bike? Swim? It feels like a life changing point for me. I'm just looking for support from those who understand. Sun, 8 May 2016 00:30:46 EST Carbs and Diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38956532 I begin attending Diabetic Education classes on Tuesday and I'm excited. My problem is that since 4/17 after having had my pre-assesment for the class, I've been counting carbs (45 for 3 meals; 15 for 3 snacks) per the nurse. I'm having trouble getting the carbs in without going over the Sparks calorie count listed in the tracker. I've lost 10 lbs and I'm looking forward to losing more. Does anyone know of carbs that are low in calories?? Sat, 7 May 2016 11:16:05 EST Any dog-lovers here? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38955802 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 Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38947949 <BR> Good Morning Everyone. Have a Great Friday! Fri, 6 May 2016 10:03:27 EST Out of Commission http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38943222 As of Tuesday morning at app. 10:15 am I am temporarily out of commission as far as exercise is concerned. I was involved in a car crash and have been hospitalized since. I have a fractured ankle and subarachnoid bleed in my head (small). Asst bumps and bruises. So after a week or two will reassess my goals and abilities. For now lying low. Thu, 5 May 2016 20:14:30 EST At a Loss on What to Do http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38922567 In April I turned 60. At 60 I wanted to be close to my goal weight of 140. Instead I am almost 90 lbs from it. Over the last three years my life has been chaos. In 2013 I was laid of twice due to the government sequestration and furloughs in the government. So I was unemployed for almost six months. That was a painful experience. I was able to get a part time job which turned into a permanent job but the salary was $25k less than I received prior to be laid off and the commute each way... Tue, 3 May 2016 11:27:01 EST How to stay fit at age 54 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38921164 I workouts 5 days a week . Tue, 3 May 2016 08:31:49 EST Loss of Motivation to Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38914869 I'm over 50 and now am based at home. I find that I cannot seem to muster up any motivation to exercise at all, have 50 lbs to lose. Feel isolated and very discouraged seeking diet buddies for support and motivation. Mon, 2 May 2016 13:04:08 EST Anyone doing HCG 2.0?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38906454 Week 3 starts tomorrow, anyone else having success with HCG 2.0? I would love to connect... Sun, 1 May 2016 15:21:57 EST flu http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38890107 Hi all.. It took a flu diagnosis with severe symptoms to rattle my cage. Still have 12days, great time to start eating healthy. Spark people seens a good fit. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 10:44:52 EST Biggest Loser Summer Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38888965 Need help getting healthier this summer? If you're looking for a challenge and ready to make a commitment....I have the challenge for you! <BR> <BR> Biggest Loser is the name. It's a 10 week commitment. You have several little teams (with 24 members) that compete with each other. Main requirement is to weigh in each week. If you know for some reason that you can't post your weight (let the leaders know). Otherwise after 2 missed weigh ins (with no excuse) you would be moved to honorary. We h... Fri, 29 Apr 2016 07:56:36 EST OVER 80 with 100+ to lose http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38885725 Anyone also in their 80's want to share this journey with mutual encouragement? <BR> All best, <BR> Marc Thu, 28 Apr 2016 21:50:45 EST Hi everyone, re-joined sp. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38870613 Hi all, re-joined SP, I'm 53 and finding it hard to lose weight and to keep it off! Looking for advice and friends. Good morning! <em>30</em> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 07:23:27 EST Any e-pals available? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38845523 I am in my early 60s, in SW Idaho, needing to lose 50 lb or more & looking to inspire/be inspired by e-pals here. Getting discouraged because someone told me to look up 'Idaho Cafe' & the search tool doesn't bring anything up. Am trying to change my lifestyle due to having a first grandchild, 9 mos old, and I don't want to be in poor health & not able to enjoy her. I spent 3 years losing 90 lb, retired, got depressed, gained it all back, and have been living with constant pain for doing th... Sun, 24 Apr 2016 11:27:24 EST Bike or Walking????? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38829803 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 looking for a buddy in Paris http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38827540 hi, <BR> anyone looking to move here?? <BR> are you here ?, <BR> let me know, looking for American friends <BR> ty Fri, 22 Apr 2016 06:10:30 EST Atrial Fib team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38813215 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i<BR>ndividual.asp </link> <BR> <BR> trying to keep a team active <BR> <BR> Atrial Fib which I have and seems ever changing. <BR> <BR> I think a team could be helpful to each other as we make our journey toward healthier living. <BR> <BR> Wed, 20 Apr 2016 13:55:44 EST Kinda new here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38806021 Hi - I've been on Spark off & on for awhile. A few years ago I lost about 20 lbs - was at my goal weight! But in the last year I've put all of it back on. <em>46</em> My bad - slacked off on exercise & went back to eating too much junk. I've had a lot of changes in the last year - new job, taking care of my mom - she fell & broke her leg, and so on. Also my gym/fitness center closed - I've been going to a few different places (not as often as I should...) but haven't found anything tha... Tue, 19 Apr 2016 17:06:07 EST Weight Gain a week after High Blood Pressure Meds http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38778361 I was so happy to have the doctor take me off the high blood pressure medication half of which was a diuretic. In one week I have gained back six pounds? I have been very careful with my portions and have worked out four days this week. Has anyone experienced this before? Will my body normalize? I don't want to go back on the high blood pressure medication and have to re lose the same amount of weight over again. <BR> <BR> <em>46</em> Sat, 16 Apr 2016 09:41:49 EST Trying to swim for exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38776438 I am trying to learn to swim but it is so hard to relax. I thought of buying a snorkel to start out so I can focus on my movements in the water but not the deep water at first. I no some instructions don't want you to wear them but it's better than giving up and not swimming at all. Anybody got advice. I don't relax and stay tense maybe the snorkel will give me a little support until I get used to it any advice. I appreciate it. I love the water aerobics and I really wanna swim. Sat, 16 Apr 2016 04:03:36 EST Just Turned 50 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38764952 Just turned 50. Hello all. Thu, 14 Apr 2016 17:38:51 EST "Fun Loving People Over 70" You know http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38764430 These fun loving kids over 50 have a thing or two to learn about having fun!. How many 70 + fun loving people are out there? Thu, 14 Apr 2016 16:07:17 EST Come on Sparkies!!! Let's go!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38763147 30 min on stair master.... We can do it.... A month ago I was out of breath.... Those who want to loose and gain a whole new world...join me.... We can do it ,,,,you are not alone,,,, <em>9</em> We are the new and improved Sparkies!!!! Thu, 14 Apr 2016 12:23:32 EST Constipation!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38753993 Hi everyone. I'm on day 3 of the cleanse phase and find myself to be very constipated. Is this just a result of system shock or should I be changing something? Wed, 13 Apr 2016 09:07:52 EST Shake your Booty! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38730685 Just found some '70's CDs at a garage sale, and have been dancing to them all morning out in California. That is one way to get exercise and smile! Sun, 10 Apr 2016 14:33:56 EST Wow, I hit 50 and the weight started to pile in. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38730006 I am 55 and have been trying to lose about 23, never had a weight issue til I hit 50. It has been a struggle but since I have been on spark I have been tracking my calories, I have lost 13 pounds and need to lose another 10 to reach my goal. I am short so 5 lbs on me shows, I am so excited, now I also eat clean and exercise 3-4 days a week , need to do more weights. Sun, 10 Apr 2016 12:42:56 EST Today I Learned http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38723856 Today I learned that having cream on my porridge put me at 1000 calories before lunch!! :) I will have to hit the treadmill before supper! Sat, 9 Apr 2016 16:52:49 EST Over 50 in Laveen, AZ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38711652 Any ladies located in AZ in the SW valley such as Laveen, Avondale, Tolleson, Goodyear that want to get together for motivation? I have had it with failing and being over weight. I quit smoking about 25 years ago so I know I can do this. <BR> ephogue62@gmail.com Fri, 8 Apr 2016 01:35:22 EST Keeping it off! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38708376 I lost 40lbs over the last 12 months - do not want to go back up! My daughter is getting married in May of 2018- how do I keep it off? Thu, 7 Apr 2016 15:57:57 EST Do you change your ticker if you gain? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38699356 Do you change your ticker if you gain weight? I see where some do and some don't. <BR> <em>192</em> <em>38</em> Wed, 6 Apr 2016 15:40:24 EST slow metabolism after 50 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38699316 I can sure tell a huge difference this time around that the weight is not coming off near as fast as it did even 3 years ago. <BR> I am resigning myself to that and learning to move on lol <BR> It seems that I have to work a lot harder to even budge the scale these days but I am going to keep at it until I get where I want to be :) Wed, 6 Apr 2016 15:29:41 EST What are ways to make plain greek yogurt tastier? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38696724 <em>91</em> Wed, 6 Apr 2016 09:34:19 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38695564 Hello everyone, new on this site (my second week) and lost 7lbs on my first week, though not expecting to do the same in my second (and its not a healthy way to go) Love this site. How are you all doing? Wed, 6 Apr 2016 07:03:37 EST I am new here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38689521 Just starting sparkpeople, getting to know all the in and outs..Any suggestions? Would like to communicate with others. Tue, 5 Apr 2016 14:49:04 EST 1960 -- Best year ever! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38665934 I'm an October baby -- 1960. Eisenhower was still President! <em>334</em> Sat, 2 Apr 2016 21:19:54 EST help please! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38664846 i am 53 years old and having the struggle of my life losing weight! the past 5 years i have put on 50+ pounds and the harder i try to lose the fatter i get! it seems i can manage to lose 3 or 4 pounds over several weeks time and then i stop losing. i don't know if it's because i give up or if i just can't do it. i restrict my calories to 1000-1200 calories/ day and it seems that is too much. what can i do? is it my bmr, my age or just the fact that i am tired of trying? maybe something else..... Sat, 2 Apr 2016 19:32:54 EST Starting again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38632211 Hello everyone Tue, 29 Mar 2016 23:43:38 EST starting all over http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38629783 Been gone for a while, but coming back with a vengeance, going to drop this weight and be the healthiest I have ever been. Tue, 29 Mar 2016 19:16:59 EST starting all over http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38629776 Been gone for a while, but coming back with a vengeance, going to drop this weight and be the healthiest I have ever been. Tue, 29 Mar 2016 19:13:57 EST Camera Shy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38619161 Hi! I usually go through my e-mail. Put the Spark exercises in a folder on my computer for future use. That was 2 years ago and I have yet to actually do any. But something was "sparked" inside me in January this year that caused me to start to make small changes that I hope will lead to bigger ones. The article mentioned on sentence that has resonated with me. "Next year you'll be wishing you started this earlier." And I thought, they're right! I will be annoyed with myself when that... Mon, 28 Mar 2016 13:53:56 EST Happy Easter... now back to reality...lol http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38617639 hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Hope you all had a nice Easter. Mine was good... but as expected... I ate more than I should have... wasn't expecting a dinner buffet last night at the restaurant we went too.. and hard to stay away from all you can eat filet mignon and prime rib... and the desserts... but that was yesterday... and we need a splurge day once in a while...lol... <BR> <BR> Back on track today.... I just have a few extra lbs to work off and hit my revised revised goal.... I had g... Mon, 28 Mar 2016 10:35:21 EST Specifics http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38582407 Checking in 4/24/16...New and looking for inspiration plus, specific exercise for 50+. <em>205</em> Thu, 24 Mar 2016 02:22:05 EST substitute http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38573254 half the food stuff are not available in India Chennai where i live. So confused. i am 64 and cannot do cardio what shall i do sorry this is my second day here trying to get the hang of it :) the 3 minute video is not there. I dont know what substitute foods to use. Help Please Wed, 23 Mar 2016 05:06:02 EST Strength training for older adults http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38559417 I just saw a video called Resistance Training for the Aging Adult: An Evidence-Based Approach, by Brent Alvar, PhD, CSCS,*D, RSCC*D. (google it) He spoke at the NSCA's 2013 Personal Trainer conference on the evidence supporting resistance training for older adults. <BR> <BR> His staff researched all the studies done on the subject, evaluated the studies and graded them, and summarized and ranked the findings. There is so much contradictory stuff out there about what we should be doing. This... Mon, 21 Mar 2016 14:33:23 EST My struggle is over, I am in HARMONY with myself. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38556572 1# lost today! 17# to go! Mon, 21 Mar 2016 08:40:27 EST hitting a wall http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38543799 what do you do when you hit a wall and just don't know if you can do this any more? <BR> Sat, 19 Mar 2016 21:09:41 EST Question on Knee Pain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38536032 I had shots for hip bursitis & 3 days later the BACK of my left knee began hurting when I was out walking. I don't like running to the Dr for every little thing. Babied it with ice & heat. Was just getting better when I felt a very painful POP behind that same knee about a week later. It hasn't been the same since. Still using ice/heat/tylenol. Am doing water aerobics but can't walk a whole lot or real far. Has anyone else had this? I googled it but can't figure out what it is. Fri, 18 Mar 2016 22:50:07 EST Returning Sparker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38533399 I was a member some years ago, but decided I needed the accountability of tracking food and exercise. 65 is MY year!! Fri, 18 Mar 2016 16:59:56 EST Where did that come from? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38528813 I'm 55 out of shape, out if breath, which is where the where did that come from falls. Yea I knew I had added a few pounds. But life is busy. I knew when my jeans were snug. Good will get a couple pair. But the shortness of breath with simple cardio stuff. That was New. Doc says it's the belly fat. So last fall I started counting carbs. Keeping it less than 30 a meal. No weight loss but two inches off my belly in 3 months. I slacked off this winter. Added another inch. I'm going back on it. ... Fri, 18 Mar 2016 05:53:27 EST Not Getting Anywhere http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38522556 Is weight loss over 65 hopeless? <BR> <BR> I used to be able to lose 10 pounds easily. <BR> Last year I went on Nutrisystem because it always works,. I lost 5 and gained it back. <BR> I did my own low fat, and gained 5 more. <BR> I am now 40 pounds over weight. <BR> So I decided to try Atkins (again) because a friend and her husband each lost 20 pounds last year. I lost a pound. I delved into Keto and Zero Carb and <BR> lost nothing. <BR> I thought about becoming a vegan.I looked aga... Thu, 17 Mar 2016 13:40:57 EST Weight Gain/Loss Challenges After 60 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38499597 I was always thin until I reached 60. I was through with menopause by the time I was 50, so that doesn't seem to be the factor in my weight gain. Unfortunately, at 58 I became disabled and could no longer work. It wasn't a physical disability, but I do suffer from depression and anxiety. Those issues coupled with the inability to work seem to be the major factors in my weight gain. Nothing to look forward to and all that... I know that overeating causes weight gain, but overeating is a r... Tue, 15 Mar 2016 08:21:28 EST Day 1, Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38475661 Thoroughly enjoyed going to the gym today. I haven't been for a while. 20 minutes treadmill, 30-minute "express" strength, and 10 minutes on the bike. AWESOME! Sat, 12 Mar 2016 16:49:40 EST Realistic exercise for "Over 50's"?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38472980 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 Impact of menopause http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38463670 I am ten years post menopause but would like to know more about how estrogen changes affect my wellness. My doctor has never even mentioned it to me since I did not have any adverse symptoms. Any ideas are welcome Fri, 11 Mar 2016 09:14:04 EST depression/no hope http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38457090 Hello. I am a old 59 yr old. I recently joined weight watchers and i am also using this site. I also just joined YMCA but i cannot get myself off the couch. With no hope in my life it is impossible to do anything. I am being treated for depression. How can i get hope? Is my life at an end because i am old? I am single, and my son and wife do not allow me to see my granddaughter much because i have depression. He says they are just too busy. I am also unemployed and unable to find wor... Thu, 10 Mar 2016 15:47:18 EST suggestions? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38456427 I'm an active person, rarely sit, and I work. <BR> I've tracked everything, calories range from 800-1200 a day. Lots of fruit and vegetables..it's almost 3 full weeks and I've only lost 4#...I drink my water too. Sooo..looking for answers. I was on weight watchers years back and lost 10# the first week...older now and I'm not going to give up, but really?? <BR> Thu, 10 Mar 2016 14:14:24 EST Coming back to Spark AGAIN, been a while, over 60 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38456132 Day 2 of low carb eating and keep wondering why I left! I know i feel so much better when i eat low carb and need the support coming back. I have filled my kitchen with all the right things. I need support of people over 60 and some good ideas of new recipes. Thu, 10 Mar 2016 13:38:42 EST stay positive http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38451017 no matter how down you get...get up and stay positive :) Thu, 10 Mar 2016 02:44:01 EST BEER BELLY WITHOUT DRINKING BEER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38436350 Hi can any one suggest anything I can do to get rif of this HUMONGOUS BELLY I HAVE Tue, 8 Mar 2016 16:20:29 EST I do great until evening comes...HELP! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38433941 I do great all day until night time..(after 6) and I tend to over eat or wreck my good day....any suggestions short of blocking off the kitchen. Tue, 8 Mar 2016 10:16:44 EST Knee's replaced and over 60. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38432925 Hi I live in beautiful Santa Rosa, Ca. A few years ago I had both my knee's replaced. The pain that I use to have is gone but my balance and walking long distances is gone. I am not sure what to do. I have fallen a few times, mostly because I wasn't watching where I was walking. I have now got walking sticks from REI so when I do take a walk I am balanced. I walk around my block, it takes me a while. I use to be able to walk 2 miles now around the block is about all I can do. I have... Tue, 8 Mar 2016 08:22:49 EST Back yard Calorie burning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38428767 I have decided to make my back yard the place to work and work out this spring and summer, I will feel as though I have done something more productive than taking a walk, I will be creating a beautiful space and hopefully burning plenty of calories in the process. The muscles I feel in my legs after hours of working there yesterday are far more noticeable than any muscles I feel after just walking. Wish me luck ! I am taking before and after pics of the yard ! Mon, 7 Mar 2016 20:49:28 EST Dull Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38426176 The day started out sunny and slowly clouded over and the temperature started to drop. Now it is cloudy and cold and looks like it might start to snow. We are spoiled because we have no snow on the ground and that is very unusual. Working very hard on the belly because April first is coming. Anyone out there got any super belly exercise for people 60 +. I need to get this gone. <em>213</em> Mon, 7 Mar 2016 15:51:22 EST Back http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38418133 I just started back after 2 back surgeries But i got to do something I feel like I am dying. i am in pain 24 7 I have to do something even if it hurts. Sun, 6 Mar 2016 21:23:07 EST gardening http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38416945 I consider this the best exercise and rewarding. I have tried to move more and still taking that nap. I don't work. I can stay on my feet up to 5 hr but I pay next day. I used to run up to 27 miles a week. Sun, 6 Mar 2016 18:40:06 EST Knee Pain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38409547 Help! I just had shots in my hip sockets two weeks ago for bursitia/arthritis. I'm trying to increase exercise. A couple days after the shots (which helped) I developed pain back BEHIND my left knee while walking & it went down my calf. I babied it, iced it, took Tylenol. It just finally got better & today I dropped a coupon in the grocery store. Tried to pull it toward me with my leg to pick it up & POP, behind that same knee I got a terrible pain. Limping ever since. Came home, laid... Sat, 5 Mar 2016 22:18:56 EST Hello From Southern AZ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38389931 Hi! I'm Karen, a 63 year old grandmother of 7. Been married for 44 years to the same man, and want to lose weight...again. I have MS, Fibromyalgia and Post Polio Syndrome. I've been trying, by various means to reach my goal since 2009 when I lost 50 pounds, but never reached my goal. I'm doing Low Carb because that seems to be what works best for me. Looking forward to making some friends. If anyone wants to be my diet buddy to help keep me on track, contact me. At the moment we are getting r... Thu, 3 Mar 2016 20:10:39 EST Is age discrimination alive and well? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38374858 Greetings over 50 folks! I am in the process of gathering stories. Since being let go from my job a year and a half ago, I have heard many 50+ individuals talk about their nightmares navigating the employment issues. I am considering writing a novel that focuses on issues faced by aging but able citizens. I am gathering real stories to help me formulate my plot line and characters. I welcome your feedback. As for myself, in order to receive my severance package, I had to sign a form stating t... Wed, 2 Mar 2016 10:37:42 EST posting food http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38365249 Was so busy for three days that it was almost impossible to post what I had eaten. In addition was eating at friends so meals were very complex. Challenge is to say the course.. Tue, 1 Mar 2016 12:26:41 EST Oh, so personal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38346576 So, at the Doctor's one of the things I thought may be happening is everything, bladder, etc. falling and my needing a prolapse repair. She checks it out and states "everything is remarkably where it should be but the problem is this" (takes extra falling stomach flesh in hand). "I don't want to make you feel bad", she states,"but you better do something now or only surgery will fix that". I love my Doctor and she was truly just kicking me where it hurts. How did I let this happen and can... Sun, 28 Feb 2016 15:34:00 EST Pain & the BBW http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38334386 I have had a weight/eating problem all my life. Weighed 9 lb at birth. Always substituted food for love. My father left when I was 4 & no one told me he wasn't coming back. My grandmother came from Germany to take care of me & she was 5', 250 lb. Fed me constantly. She lived with us 1-1/2 years & my mother had an active dating life. I was not important to her. She used to go to adult parties & I would have to stay in a back room with a TV & snacks. It was the 50s & she was a gay divo... Sat, 27 Feb 2016 06:48:27 EST Sally Field's new movie "HELLO, MY NAME IS DORIS". http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38324176 If you are a fan of Sally Field like I have been since she was "Gidget" back in 1965, then do support her new movie that comes out March 11, 2016 "Hello, My Name is Doris". It has gotten really great reviews on "Rotten Tomatoes" movie site. There are few movies that portray older adults as positive and intelligent and I think this movie does that and more. Check out the Trailer on YouTube as it is a great comedy, about an older woman who learns to enjoy life. Fri, 26 Feb 2016 02:24:50 EST Introduction to all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38323370 I was born on Thanksgiving Day in 1948. I am 67 and am married to my current husband for 33 years. I have many health problems that limit my ability to be as active as I used to be. I'm a retired RN though I have been disabled since 2000. <BR> <BR> I enjoy reading, online games and jigsaw puzzles online as well. <BR> <BR> I'm diabetic so must keep track of carbs and activity level. Learn new recipes that are healthy, and increase my activity. I have fibro, and several other condit... Thu, 25 Feb 2016 23:15:18 EST Trying again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38307325 Been a member of SPARKS now for quite some time. Thought I would give it another try. Last year I went thru many ups and downs end result gained to much weight, loss of interest in doing things etc. However this year is a bit more promising, with one big hurdle. Lose this weight Wed, 24 Feb 2016 12:30:32 EST started walking again...felt good http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38306504 I am finally walking to the store and taking strolls around my block..2nd day felt good... Wed, 24 Feb 2016 10:48:22 EST over 70 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38285336 Hi I am 72 and wonder are there others my age or older Mon, 22 Feb 2016 09:57:48 EST Working from home - making it harder to be healthy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38267789 I am curious to know if any of you are working from home and how you found that it impacted your health. <BR> <BR> I began working from home about 5 years ago and thought that it would make it easier to put my health first. Instead, I think that I am less healthy than I was before. <BR> <BR> I sit more, and move less. <BR> <BR> I don't pack a lunch, so I just go graze from the kitchen. <BR> <BR> I find that I don't go outside except to check the mail. <BR> <BR> I don't have people to in... Sat, 20 Feb 2016 14:19:17 EST 50+ with RA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38267734 I'm 55 and have put on 30 pounds in the last quarter-century. Have yoyo dieted since my teens, with a few intermittent periods of heathy eating and exercising. A couple of years ago, I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, which has totally set me back in the exercise area. Swelling, aching, and extreme fatigue have turned me into a couch potato. I've just started a 30-day walking challenge here, and was delighted to see that the starting point is only 10 minutes a day. That's actually har... Sat, 20 Feb 2016 14:09:04 EST Okra or lady Finger Water for My Diabetes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38221359 Three days now I have not taken my Diabetes and Cholesterol medicines. Just curious what this okra water will have effect on my blood glucose.... Mon, 15 Feb 2016 21:40:23 EST riding a bike at 60 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38184431 husband wants to buy a bike for my 60th birthdday , but I'm nervous about it. I had one when I was younger But now I have some health problems I have to consiter. Last sept I saw the doctor and she put me on Colesteral drugs, blood pressure, and stuff like that. She gave me the ok to start walking and I've worked up to walking 5 days a week about 2 miles at a time. <BR> My colesteral is down, My blood pressure is normal. Iride A stationary bike when I can't get out to go for the walks. But I... Thu, 11 Feb 2016 21:44:19 EST over the hill http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38136591 I am 72 years old Sun, 7 Feb 2016 10:08:16 EST Want/Need a Challenge? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38064013 If you're looking for a challenge and ready to make a commitment....I have the challenge for you! <BR> <BR> Biggest Loser is the name. It's a 10 week commitment. You have several little teams (with 24 members) that compete with each other. Main requirement is to weigh in each week. If you know for some reason that you can't post your weight (let the leaders know). Otherwise after 2 missed weigh ins (with no excuse) you would be moved to honorary. We have ITC (inter team challenges) that cons... Sat, 30 Jan 2016 22:38:05 EST 10 Day Pouch Reset http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=37964025 Hi All! I had my gastric bypass in 2008. I lost a total of 135 pounds. I was able to keep it off for almost 5 years, mainly because I was constantly sick and having surgeries. In the past 4 years i have gained almost 70lbs! The weight just kept coming and I just ignored it. So today I am going to start a 10 day reset. In hopes to get back on track and correct my mindless eating. <BR> <BR> I am following the guidelines from the link attached: <BR> <BR> Day One: <BR> Clear liquids only. <BR... Wed, 20 Jan 2016 11:24:37 EST Have You Read any Good Books Lately? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=37888640 <em>203</em> I love to read in my spare time. I enjoy non-fiction books. I am currently reading "Imagine Heaven" by John Burke. Tue, 12 Jan 2016 11:18:43 EST What Kind of Exercise Is Planned for Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=37878390 My Promise to myself is to do some sort of exercise at least 4 days a week. I want to walk a mile and do some strength exercise. <em>198</em> Mon, 11 Jan 2016 11:00:41 EST When Did I Get This Fat???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=37754017 OMG. Reality hit me when I saw myself in a photo from this last holiday. I can't believe that fat person is me. I have to make this work so I feel and look better. Sun, 27 Dec 2015 16:53:02 EST Born in 1957 and a new year coming up http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=37618128 Hi all <BR> I've been on Spark before, and on most other online free sites too, not to mention weight watchers many times. I seem to do best when I really use the community support and websites. I hope to get things on track by New Years (and by on track I mean moving down the scale of course :) Fri, 4 Dec 2015 18:01:47 EST can i lose weight on drinking the Boost drink.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=37613555 Im sick of thinking about food...and I found i like the boost drink..240 calories 2 x a day with a decent meal... wondering if i can do this to jump start the weight lose..i swear ....the more i try the more i gain.. anyone try it? Thu, 3 Dec 2015 21:30:33 EST Over 50 and stuck! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=37471505 Hi, I'm 57, Mom and grandma. I'm recently back to Spark and I need help! I've been exercising 5 days out of 7. 30 minutes strength & cardio and 30-60 minutes walking/running. Watching my portions, no simple carbs, gave up soda, cookies, cakes etc a while ago. But the scale keeps going up no matter what I do. It is so frustrating. I don't know how much more I can cut out of my diet. I don't want to give up. I need to lose about 15-20 lbs. I have HBP and I would love to lower that and get off t... Wed, 11 Nov 2015 09:29:09 EST Anyone lift heavy? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=37459906 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I am a 57 year old female powerlifter...looking for anyone who is a bodybuilder or powerlifter (or strong man!) to be my buddy. <BR> <BR> I'm a deadlift specialist, but I am working on squats. I hope to hit 225 on the squat by the end of the year. And 350 for deads by my next competition in March. <BR> <BR> I'm trying to lose 30 lbs to be in a lower weight class. <BR> <BR> Stay strong! Mon, 9 Nov 2015 13:11:33 EST Struggling on breaking the soda habit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=37197612 Hi, I am new here and I LOVE soda. I can't drink the diet soda because of the artificial sweeteners in it and the aspartame. I have bad reactions to all the new "natural" sweeteners as well. When I get stressed out, I grab a soda. I do limit myself to one a day but sometimes that one a day is a big 32 oz soda! Does anyone else have this issue? Help! Fri, 25 Sep 2015 16:15:28 EST How about 1954? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=37038401 I am so close to you all in age. I will be 61 next month and am looking for new sp friends. Tue, 1 Sep 2015 15:51:21 EST hypothyroid and over 50 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=36926233 I was diagnosed with hypo thyroid about 4 years ago I believe I have had it longer than that though. I have such a hard time losing weight and most of all keeping it off. I have lost 60 lbs ten time over only to gain it back. Today I am starting over again and will do my best not to give up. I hope to find people like me on here that can help to keep me motivated not to give up but to take my journey one day at a time. Sun, 16 Aug 2015 07:23:48 EST How to beat the downs of becoming 60! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=36845670 having a 15 year younger husband gave me the idea for this topic....I just turn 60 on the 17th of July and my husband is 44. Numbers already messes with our heads, but when you've got a younger spouse/partner always bouncing around you with all that energy and spunk, you tend to feel just a little bit older and you start noticing the age difference, and then you start tripping!!..... Well i do! So how do I beat the downs of becoming 60??? ugh...I hate the sound of 60! I liked it better when I... Tue, 4 Aug 2015 08:56:08 EST never give up http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=36746250 I want to reach my goal and never give up I have energy and determination. Sat, 18 Jul 2015 19:58:14 EST Walking 10,000 Steps a Day Keeps the Doctor Away! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=36451755 According to a Doctor at Cleveland Clinic. <BR> <BR> 1). Have a buddy system. <BR> 2). Eating Healthy. [Vegetables, Fruits, Whole Grains, Seeds, Nuts] <BR> 3). Walk 10,000 steps per day, and a little resistance exercise <BR> 4). Do charity work. <BR> 5). Coping with stress. Relax, breathe deeply. <BR> <BR> Will prevent 80% of cancers and disease. <BR> <BR> I walk 10,000 to 20,000 steps everyday. I burn about 1000 extra calories per day, Which adds up to 2 pounds a week of weight lo... Wed, 3 Jun 2015 04:20:42 EST BORN IN 1949 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=36277794 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=36150982 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=35640307 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=35401260 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.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=35263367 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=35030353 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: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=32360735 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=31971496 I was born in 1955 <em>30</em> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 06:30:00 EST Anyone here over 70 like I am??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=30181066 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=29924014 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=27673378 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=27313852 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?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=26723151 <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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=24087723 Az is sunny <em>67</em> Fri, 13 May 2011 09:20:18 EST What is your favorite fruit? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=21594633 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=21347109 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=18218138 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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I'm finding that Sparks is a huge place and I need to just connect with a few that want to get to know each other a little better. <BR> I'm 58, from Wisconsin, and have lost about 28 lbs but still another 40 to go. Please check out my sparks page and get to know me! <BR> Becky (Mama hen) <em>145</em> Fri, 28 Nov 2008 22:04:58 EST SAY IT IN FIVE WORDS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=11119341 I miss eating hot fudge! Sat, 2 Aug 2008 21:28:32 EST Songs Game - 1960's through 1980's http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=9260243 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=9231987 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=5069142 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" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=1919171 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=1362026 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=260086 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