Hi, LOBBY and to Spark and to the Team! I like your attitude - 61 is young. I was just talking to some of my cousins about this. We are all in that age group and we are all amazed how much "younger' we are then our parents were. I think our Baby Boomer Generation has a younger outlook then any group before them
Here is my advice - for what it's worth 1) Use your nutrition tracker faithfully, every single day, because it will keep you honest and accountable for your choices; 2) Find a few exercises/activities YOU enjoy doing and then do them 3-4X a week. It can be walking, running, biking, an hour at a gym - whatever. For me it's water aerobics, water jogging, using aqua dumb bells for strength training, lawn bowling, and Bocce ball Whatever you decide to do, if you enjoy it the odds are you'll stick with it!; 3) Stay active with your Team(s) because they will give you tons of encouragement and keep you motivated. It's like having your own personal and; 4) Have fun with this! You are doing something great for yourself so enjoy the journey!
On last thought: this is one area where "slow and steady wins the race" is more then just an old cliche Spark teaches you how to live a new and healthier lifestyle and you need time to re-educate yourself and develop a new relationship with food.
"I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made..." Psalm 139:14
I am 52 and I truly realize that age is just a number. At times my body tells me that I can't do the things that I used to do. I just switch up the program and do what I can. Welcome and enjoy the journey!
current weight: 168.2
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Sharon, Thank you for the warm welcome. As you have stated I know that I can do this, because the older we get, the harder it is. I am 61, however very active and I want to continue. "I may have to get older, but I will never grow up"!!
current weight: 189.0
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At the young age of 61, I am determined to stay healthy so that I can continue to enjoy life to the fullest. I have many outdoor interests including mowing, hunting, maintaining my vehicles and cutting wood for my fireplace. This new community has given me the awareness of how to stay healthy and pursue my love of life.
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