SparkPeople 50+ and Serious About Getting Fit Team Messageboard For those of us over 50 who are making a commitment to get fit and healthy! SparkPeople 50+ and Serious About Getting Fit Team Messageboard 2015 Team Chit-Chat Just rejoined the team and wanted to say hello. <em>213</em> Tue, 13 Jan 2015 13:16:22 EST 2015 Introductions and Re-intro's I'm back with a new user name so want to reintroduce myself. <BR> I'm working with hubby to drop 60 lbs. each by Sept. of this year. We started this Sept. 2014 after Bob had his 2nd trip to the hospital with congestive heart failure. Since then I'm down 24 lbs. as of today and Bob is down 31 lbs. We're both trying to cut our sodium as much as we can (2000 grams or less) and working to keep our calories between 1200-1500 per day. <BR> Bob isn't much for veggies but I prefer them to most mea... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 13:14:29 EST Anyone Around? Checking to see if anyone is still around here and would like to see this team active? Tue, 25 Feb 2014 14:42:54 EST Hello Everyone! I just recently re-sparked my life! <BR> <BR> I am very pumped to get fit and not give up! <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day! <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 15:12:44 EST Hi Sparkies! My name is Mary Catherine. I live in Pittsburgh. I am so thrilled to be on Spark People and sparking. Good luck to all of you on reaching your goals. Dont hesitate to send spark mail to me and I will try to answer each and every one. Mon, 20 May 2013 15:35:18 EST Daily Chit-Chat Just rejoined the team and wanted to stop in and say hi. Working hard to make healthier choices and determined to get my body back to where I want it to be. <BR> Hope everyone is having a great day. Thu, 7 Feb 2013 09:45:02 EST Rejoined and Re-introduction Hi, I'm Vicki and I'm a size where it's hard for me to do things I need or want to do. So I've joined a fitness center with my hubby and we go 3 days a week. I'm hoping to regain lost energy and get to the point where I don't cringe when I look in the mirror. I doubt I'll ever be really thin again but if I could lose enough to get off the blood pressure pills, I'd be very happy. Look forward to chatting with you all. Thu, 7 Feb 2013 09:41:35 EST Hope the 3rd time is the Charm I am almost ashamed to show my face or name again! I have tried twice before and never followed thru...some of my problems have been age of a young 65...I am asking that you allow me to try one more time to use this website and all you fantastic people to help me get started with weight loss. I am a type 2 diabetic, and at my age...I really need to lose weight...REALLY! I think my brain has finally clicked...I know wht I need to do. This time, hopefully, I can stay with t... Tue, 8 Jan 2013 18:26:33 EST To help you with ANY goal you set ! I just read this and was SUPER inspired by it. I plan to get myself a notebook out & write these steps/ideas down and then start moving forward with my goals. <BR> <BR> *Note* This is a deep read, try to have time to really absorb what this has to offer you :) <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5089289 </link> Sun, 7 Oct 2012 16:20:39 EST How are YOU doing? I am really trying to figure out what the members here want/need from me, and am not being very successful at doing so. <BR> <BR> I thought maybe with just some general chit chat I could get to know some of you better & we could move forward from there :) <BR> <BR> So please take a minute and post how you are doing. It can be about weight, exercise, health, work, family any thing you want to share. Sat, 6 Oct 2012 21:34:53 EST My Computer is down :( It has taken me 45 minutes fighting my PC to be able to post this. My apologies for not posting more. I will as soon as PC is running correctly again. BUT don't let my absents stop you. Move Forward!!!!!!! <em>306</em> Tue, 4 Sep 2012 12:52:21 EST New Leader - Please share with me what you want. Hi Everyone! <em>213</em> I am this teams new leader. <BR> <BR> My name is Beth & I am 50 yrs old. I am married, and have 1 child. My daughter is 30 yrs old & has 5 children, plus 3 step children. A LOT more grandkids then what I expected to have with only 1 child ;) <BR> <BR> I am the newbie here, so I want you all to tell me what you want to see here. <BR> <BR> I do see that there are several teams for those of us in this age group. I considered suggesting this team close up shop as o... Mon, 27 Aug 2012 17:26:52 EST Try Again I hope you will accept me back. The last time, so many things happened in our family at once, and I just gave up. Now here it is 3 years latter (can't believe it) and I am still where I was <BR> before (210 #) . I really need to do this...I am diabetic (on pills & two shots of insulin a day), and have other health problems as well (related to diabetes-beginning of kidney problems). <BR> Most all the grand-kids are older it is time to focus on me for a change. I want to live to a ri... Sat, 14 Apr 2012 14:36:41 EST Summer Exercise--what do you do? How do you get your 30 minutes of exercise a day? It is getting warm to be outside yet it is too nice to be stuck in the gym. I'm looking for some new ideas. I do go to the gym, I walk (don't run too much), I take the ST class at the gym whenever I can get there, I do Spark boot camp workouts. When invited to see friends, I swim in their pool. I have a bike--so I could go riding some (in NJ, it isn't always safe--but there are back streets!). Any other ideas?? Wed, 6 Jul 2011 16:17:13 EST 50+ and Serious About Gtting Fit I have just turned 62 recently (wow, how did I get here so fast?) :) I am a Diabetic on Metformin <BR> and Insulin. It is time to REALLY get serious. I live in northern Alabama...this seems like a really <BR> good place to be at this time. I hope to achieve well with others here...knowing someone else is <BR> in the "same shoes" helps a lot. Acquiring "buddies" with the same problems...well, we can all <BR> help each other. My name is Hilda...hope we all will become friends. Hilda B. Sat, 2 Jul 2011 23:23:01 EST Hello guys It took me awhile to decide which group to join. This one seems appropriate for me. I've always been health conscious, but when I found out I had Rheumatoid arthritis (and osteoarthritis), among other health issues, my weight has been so sporadic. I weigh too much for sure. A recent bone scan showed deteriation in feet, knees, base of spine, 2 ribs, and shoulders. I've had many surgeries. Before all this took place, I ran 4 miles a day and taught 4th grade. My weight was always around 120 (I'... Tue, 17 May 2011 14:53:48 EST Hello everyone. My name is Ruth, I am 55 yrs young and recently retired. It is hard to believe that after 6 months I have put on 15 lbs. I had lost 35 lbs and kept it off for seven years until now. Hopefully this forum will be a great source of encouragement for me. Thu, 24 Feb 2011 00:36:10 EST Has anyone else plateaued? I am down to the last stubborn 10 lbs. I have been here for several weeks. I do a lot of strength and flexibility training, ie. yoga, but my cardio needs help. <BR> <BR> Has anyone done the P.A.C.E. program recommended by Al Sears, MD.? I am thinking of trying it. <BR> CindyH Thu, 27 Jan 2011 12:08:45 EST Weight vs. inches I have a question for you all and thought I would start a separate thread for it. <BR> <BR> What has been your experience with losing inches (or clothes sizes) in relation to your weight loss? I have lost only 9 pounds since re-starting my health journey in September, but I have exercised almost every day. I expected to see some progress in my body tone and size by now, but I have lost not a single inch in any of my measurements. <BR> <BR> When I lost 40 pounds 5 years ago, I had a simila... Sat, 1 Jan 2011 12:29:13 EST Other stuff Whatever we want to make it! Tue, 28 Dec 2010 20:44:16 EST Introductions I'd like to start the introductions by telling you about myself. I'm 62 (that will be 63 next month) years old, am married to the love of my life, Phil, and we have on child, our daughter Brandy who is 37. She's been married for 12 years to Kevin and they have two children (the loves of our lives!) Caleb, who is 10 and Josh who is 7. <BR> <BR> Phil and I both grew up in central Texas but we were transferred to Georgia (with his job) about 29 years ago and have lived in Georgia since then e... Tue, 28 Dec 2010 20:13:38 EST Chat room - what we are doing to get fit! I created this team so those of us 'over 50s' will have a place to discuss what we are doing to get fit, whether it be exercise, eating issues, or a combination of things. Feel free to jump right in!! Marilyn in GA Tue, 28 Dec 2010 20:01:11 EST