Getting older makes it harder tolose weight. I found that exercise, especially aerobics, was very helpful to losing weight. If you don't exercise much, just adding 20 minutes a day can help tremendously. I was doing 30 minutes every day when my weight stopped going down and I had to bump it up a notch. Now I do 40 most days and I had to change the activity I was doing so my body would react by losing weight. Also, tracking food was essential. It was soooo difficult to start doing it, but once I started, I found that I was eating more than I thought. Good Luck! Keep us posted on your efforts. Cindy.
current weight: 154.0
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Spark People is more interactive than WW. The are groups and challenges for every problem. This is about living a positive, healthy life and keeping the weight off. Slow and steady losses add up and you learn how to live a healthy life. The nutrition tracking is easy to use, check out the message boards and blogs and add lots of friends, they help you stay on track and keep you going. Good luck and Welcome!
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current weight: 142.3
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hi all - I am new here and trying to figure out this site. I am 54 and need to lose 15 - 20 lbs. I tried to do Weight Watchers on my own, but became frustrated when I only lost 2 lbs in 3 weeks. I am a fairly healthy eater, but do have a nasty sweet tooth. And I need to incorporate exercise. I am hoping for some insight, encouragement and comradely on this site. And some help! Seriously, I use to be able to drop weight easily, but not so anymore. The fat around my middle and hips won't budge! I am getting remarried soon and would love to look great on that day! Any helpful hints are deeply appreciated. I look forward to getting to know all of you on this site. I would love to hear from those you are working on losing the weight and those who have succeeded.
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