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my sister lost 105 pounds at age 63 walking 15000 steps a day.
i have lost 44 pounds by giving up grain and sugar products at age 60..
i walk 15000 steps a day.
i use a salad plate as my dinner plate.
i keep mandrtan oranges in the fridge. when the sweet tooth comes on i grab one or two tablespoons of the fruit.
may God bless your positive efforts
In GOD We Trust Choose To Lose
"If you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired in the morning, noon and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired."
-General George S Patton, U.S.Army, 1912 Olympian
Welcome to the team
58 last Sunday. I have tried a Take a chair exercise class not because I have any disabilities but because my friend who does attends one. I thought it would be a dawdle!!!!! I could hardly move for 2 days after the first time.
I too have HBP and am on medication for it. I am trying to reduce salt but it isn't so easy when you look at what is contained even in fresh products, though I have almost stopped adding it at the table. My Bp is hereditary though I did not also get the cholesterol problem.
Portion control is a great help and eating slowly is another.
Don't cut out all your favourites just make the portions more reasonable and remember to weigh what you are having.
Nan from Methil (of proclaimers fame) in Scotland.
BLC21 start weight 146 lb BLC21 goal weight 134 lb
Blc 22 SW 143.5 lb Goal weight 131.5lb
BLC 23 SW 138.75lb goal 126lb
blc 24 sw 143lb goal 130lb
Just joined and want to get healthy. I'm a few months away from 57, my weight is in the mid-200s, my blood pressure is extremely high (on medication), cholesterol is in the high 200s (on medication), my doctor said that I was pre-diabetic, and my knees and legs are so bad that I can barely walk and when I do I need a cane. Even though I really need to lose weight, above that I need to get healthy and get energy... which I am thinking that eating healthy will go hand in hand. I am hoping if I don't focus on a "diet" then I won't become obsessed with food and blow the diet, like I have in the past. Since my legs are so bad, exercise is going to be a challenge so I purchased two dvds for senior citizens to exercise from a chair. At least it will be a start and more than I'm doing now. I am excited to be here, and to have found such great support groups.