, glad 2 hear u joined us, dis is a great team, I just recently joined them also, they're supportive n helpful! I've added u hope u stay in touch so that we can get 2 know each other better! Have fun with ur journey n good luck,
Hey Barbara.... ....I am 59 and I too am struggling with the weight loss....like someone has already said....it is no longer automatic.... Since I have been on spark I have lost 5k and am believing I can loose the other 5k although maybe not in the timeframe I have given myself however am not going to let that throw me.... Kepp hanging in there and I am sure we will all succeed... Great to have you join the team....
LYN EST +19 hours NZ zone
"Life can be a struggle at times.....we can't give up or give in to it though....we need to be like Joshua and be strong!!!!" Joshua chpt 1 v9
Doing the Fall 5% challenge and also the Biggest Loser Challenge......
"A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned - this is the sum of good government."
"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them. " Thomas Jefferson
Pounds lost: 0.0
Fitness Minutes: (52,600) Posts: 7,295 9/3/10 12:26 P
Hello to you and welcome, no please don't say it - fat and old doesn't go together . I sometimes feel the same way. Isn't it something, men lose the weight so quickly and women go through so much trouble lol. But I agree with you this is a great team and I'm sure you'll get lots more welcome notes as the days go by. All the best for the weekend.
to the team. Feel free to particpate in any or all of the threads that are available. Please also join the Team Goals. If you have questions, ask, there are sure to be many who can answer your questions.
"Not Perfection but Progress" in my lifestyle changes.
Left Knee Fracture: 3-5-12 Left TKR 6-19-12
Pounds lost: 4.8
Fitness Minutes: (1,875) Posts: 143 9/3/10 11:10 A
Hi, This looks like the right group for me as well. I'm 49 and weight loss is no longer automatic, the way it was through my early 40s. I've been doing this program since July, and have lost or gained half a pound most weeks. I realize consistency is more important than ever, and I'm working on that. I've also set different goals than weight loss--maintain a 10-day streak of eating the correct number of calories. Anyway, enjoying the journey and I'm glad to be here!
Pounds lost: 20.0
Fitness Minutes: (8,568) Posts: 421 9/3/10 11:00 A
Funny how different it is for men and women. Don't let that get you down. I have also gone forever without losing a pound, but one day, BAM, a few pounds are gone.Just stick with it, and it will happen. Welcome to the team!
Dress the part, act the part, suck it up! ~INDYGIRL
Have you checked out the calorie differential tool here on Spark? It is under my tools, reports. That is what helped me to reach my goal weight. Check it out. Remember this is not a diet program it is healthy living. Everytime I tried to diet I was hungry all the time.
Gretchen Muller Oroville, California
"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results."
Hi Folks, The slowest loser team is just right for me as that is just what I am!!!. I am 67 and been on Sparks since Jun 25 - my goal to reach 149 by Sep 21. Goal date is looming and my doubts are creeping in now. I get stuck so much - have tried less food, more food, more exercise only to wake up to the same number on scale! Good thing is I have lost 13 lbs and continue to maintain that loss. My husband is dieting too by association and has lost more that me. I dont track him just me but we eat mostly the same stuff. I have no control over what happens after I go to bed and he is near the fridge LOL. I still work parttime and we are active with lawn bowling all summer, been camping a couple of times, and garden a lot. We walk every day.and I use one of my many exercise videos a couple of times a week (alone I might add) maybe that's not enough. Really am wanting to get back into a size 14 and feel healthier and younger. Fat and old seem to go together, hum? Looking forward to being part of this group. Barbara
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