Meryl, this is a GREAT site and a GREAt team. We all share hope, strength and helps but most of all encouragement. Agree with others: there's lots of info about things that work. As you get acquainted on the site and learn how to "get around", there are so many really informative articles, fitness videos and recipes. You can add recipes or use them, even adjust a little to your taste. The nutrition log area has caloric intake on most foods or you can add some if they aren't there. So much help--where to start. Glad to have you join this team and come back & visit! Brenda
current weight: 17.0 over
Fitness Minutes: (53,067) Posts: 6,137 8/11/11 4:56 P
Hi Meryl, Welcome to the 50+ Maintainers team; lots of good experience here. Join in! First I'd explore the site and get your page set up; give members a chance to "meet" you. All the information and support you need are right here for the asking. Tracking what you eat and your fitness activities is of great value. The things "that work" here are highlighted on your log-in points page; there's a reason you get points for them! Looking forward to getting to know you better. Be well. Joy
Joy , in KY, USA 74 and ready for more! 10 Year Maintainer
'In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in awhile that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently." ~Tony Robbins
COMMITMENT - CONSISTENCY - ACCOUNTABILITY
12,400 miles walked since 1/1/10 67 day hoop streak goal-135 range 130-138#
Hi Meryl. Welcome to SparkPeople and the 50+ Maintainers team! You are right in that as we get older our metabolism starts to slow down. If you are not incorporating strength training into your fitness routine you should really consider getting started. Here is a great SparkPeople article about "Why Strength Training is a Must for Everyone":
I just joined Spark and look forward to getting good tips from fellow members and from the website. I run/walk at least four days a week and I've been fairly good about watching what I eat. However, as I get older and my metabolism changes, it's gotten harder to lose weightt, especially around the belly area. I need to also learn how to eat better and record what I eat. I need to learn simple recipes and what to eat when I am traveling which is alot. I welcome any pointers and useful information from you. Thank you.
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