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HARLEYHANSEN
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4/17/14 8:44 A

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Well the way I see it is there are rules instead of dues. In place of coughing up dollars, we play by the rules. Seems like a fair enough bargain. I joined some time ago and am finally starting to participate.



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Jim, under "General Team Discussion Forum", there are a bunch of different topics applicable to exercise, eating, etc. Use those as appropriate. This particular topic, "Rules of 50+ Males", was created for the sole purpose of spelling out the rules for being on this team, namely that it is for guys only, and any women who joined were asked nicely to unjoin, since the vast majority of teams are geared towards women. Plus, I found a few women were joining to check up on their guys, and I don't tolerate "spying"!



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Just finished my 45 min workout on the elliptical. Feel good.


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Welcome Jim. Glad you joined the group. Good luck!


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Just joined. Looking forward to some interesting discussions and lot of support


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94 degrees of warm temps.


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good walking weather!!!! Hint .... Hint. Im gone after this post.

When all else fails.... exercise and prayer is the absolute


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Cool in the evening. Good sleeping weather.


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Hey guys, "Rules of 50+ Males" topic was created to discuss our # 1 rule here in 50+ Males: NO WOMEN! Things like weather, workouts, and other discussions not related to our #1 rule should go over in "Daily Check in"...

Patrick
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SW = 287 (01/08/07)
1st Goal Weight = 210
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2nd Goal Weight = 199
(achieved 05/03/2012)
3rd Goal Weight = 187 [100 pounds lost since starting on SP]
(achieved 08/18/2012)
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67 cool degrees


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A rainy cool day. Went to see despicable me with the grandkids. Life is good.


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67 cool degrees. Its rained off and on for 2 days now.


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Wet and warm in pa today.


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Hey Jack. I was reading this Forum and was having a deja vu.I thought I had read these comments before. Have we all moved to post wheel points and weather updates?


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5 n 5

Blessings from Georgia,
Jack

Health is wealth.

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Patrick,

Appreciate your reply and establishing the "rules." It is interesting reading the various comments from a diverse group of men.



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PLMITCH
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DON-BOY,

Lots of open topics to choose from, but if you don't find one that fits your interest, feel free to start one. You're likely to get many responses.

I set this "Rules" one up some time ago in response to female interlopers (and if any females read this -- then you have not read the rules!).

Patrick
Team Leader, 50+ Males and Homebrewing

http://www.fitbit.com/user/2CKRJ7


SW = 287 (01/08/07)
1st Goal Weight = 210
(achieved 03/13/2012)
2nd Goal Weight = 199
(achieved 05/03/2012)
3rd Goal Weight = 187 [100 pounds lost since starting on SP]
(achieved 08/18/2012)
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DON-BOY
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1/11/13 9:37 A

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Yes, it seems a bit slow but I am new to this and will observe to gain information and understanding of how it works.


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Not a lot of chatting going on this blog. Most of gone to describing the weather and daily fitness
accomplishments.


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Thank you


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Welcome Don-Boy. emoticon


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DON-BOY
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I am also new and joined the team this morning. Looking forward in seeing the discussions that develop.


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Welcome Ken. emoticon


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Just signed up.
Glad to be here........

Edited by: SNAFUKEN at: 1/8/2013 (21:28)
Cheers,
Ken (K2)
"The rewards for those who persevere far exceed the pain that must precede the victory"



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You might have a point there. I think the fairer sex is more apt to spend money on hair coloring, nail work, and shopping in general.


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PLMITCH
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I believe I have read that there is scientific evidence to support men being able to lose weight faster than women. Having said that, I just see far too many women on some of the the other teams trot that "excuse" out anytime the scale does not cooperate. And yet I'll see some of these women blog about how they went to the local all you can eat buffet or eat a bag of chips late at night, etc etc, but they don't connect that with the scale not doing what they want!

It's all about honesty and accountability, and I just happen to think we guys are better at that, maybe because we don't get as hung up about our looks or trying to be competitive about looks.

Just my 2 cents on the subject....

Patrick
Team Leader, 50+ Males and Homebrewing

http://www.fitbit.com/user/2CKRJ7


SW = 287 (01/08/07)
1st Goal Weight = 210
(achieved 03/13/2012)
2nd Goal Weight = 199
(achieved 05/03/2012)
3rd Goal Weight = 187 [100 pounds lost since starting on SP]
(achieved 08/18/2012)
Final Goal Weight = 179
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AFORTN
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10/26/12 8:48 A

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Thanks George.


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Maybe they are looking for a reason for the stagnation of their efforts. Losing weight is tough on us all. Being older doesn't help either. Living with certain conditions also may not lend itself to success in the arena. Keep up the exercise component. I don't think exercising is easier for you than your spouse. You just have to do it.


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AFORTN
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I'd love to know why people always say it's easier for men to lose weight than women. I don't understand that. The fact is, as a man, it's pretty tough to lose weight. My wife and I are both on the same diet, but she is not exercising and I am. I've lost a little more weight than her, but not when you look at percentage of body weight. So, why do they always say it's easier for men?


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Thank you very much for your response anyway. :)



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Petrolina: I would have like to help you out but I don't fit either of your study group. I don't know if that is a good thing or a bad thing. Good luck either way. Nice to be asked anyway.


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Don't talk about it, do it!


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To MMCBRIDE88:

Lead by example is about all you can do, without fomenting resentment in a spouse.
Jon Hanson

Edited by: PAPERHAWK at: 8/14/2012 (18:10)

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I think the answer may be easier and more straight forward. Cougars on the prowl!

"Some day we will look back on this, and it will all seem funny" - Bruce Springsteen (The real BOSS, as opposed to me.)





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PLMITCH
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I've heard various reasons...thankfully not too many of them. Most it is just an accident, a few were looking for a male's viewpoint on things, others I think were really checking on their significant others! All but one time when I have asked they have removed themselves.

Patrick
Team Leader, 50+ Males and Homebrewing

http://www.fitbit.com/user/2CKRJ7


SW = 287 (01/08/07)
1st Goal Weight = 210
(achieved 03/13/2012)
2nd Goal Weight = 199
(achieved 05/03/2012)
3rd Goal Weight = 187 [100 pounds lost since starting on SP]
(achieved 08/18/2012)
Final Goal Weight = 179
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ARCSPARKS
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Q: Why would a woman join a team called "50+ Males"?

A: Because she didn't bother to read the forum rules and when she saw the name of the group she thought "That's perfect! I'm sure I have over 50 boyfriends!"

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Just reading over this string of posts and saw the request for help with fingernails. Last year in April, I became a vegetarian. I do the cooking in my family. I used to be quite hooked on hamburgers and cheesebugers. I even had myself convinced that the mushroom and swiss burger was healthy. Anyway, I lost about ten pounds on this diet, my fingernails improved, my dental hygeinist was noticing that my gums had improved. They can measure how healthy they are with a number. My numbers kept getting better, and my gums were tighter. My cholesterol dropped to 143, triglycerides went way out of the high zone for the first time in years. We only stayed vegetarians for 8 months, but since that time I still have not had a single burger, and many of the meals I prepare and eat out are meatless.

People worry about getting their protein if they were to quit eating meat. There are many sources of vegetable protein, but just eating a variety seems to take care of it. As you know, we are a protein obsessed culture. Now if I could only get away from cheese and potato chips, I would probably lose some more weight, and help my numbers a little more.

I would say the biggest drawback to being vegetarian is preparation time and cleanup.
Glenn

Edited by: WEARINGTHIN at: 4/6/2012 (03:17)


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There are a # of teams devoted to weight loss surgery. Since I had lapband surgery, the one I am active on is the Lap Banders. There is a Weight Loss Surgery team as well, but it is not as active. Finally, I heard of one for gastric bypass, so if that is the surgery you are considering, that team name I believe is "Gastric Bypass Sparklers Team".

As I said before, I don't advocate weight loss surgery for everyone, but for me, it was the right decision and my life has changed for the better. Feel free to send me a SparkMail if you want to chat 1x1 on the subject.

Patrick
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SW = 287 (01/08/07)
1st Goal Weight = 210
(achieved 03/13/2012)
2nd Goal Weight = 199
(achieved 05/03/2012)
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Thanks PLMITCH I am also gearing up for weight loss surgery. I have an odd lung issue that the docs are want to operate on but will not do so until I lose 50 pounds. If I lose 100 I may negate the need for the surgery. Sounds like motivation to me. I've started measuring everything. When I started exercising I could not walk more than 1/4 mile. I am now up to 1.3 miles. That is 4 laps of the local WalMart. Living in small town Alaska it allows me a warm, bright ice free place to walk. My daughter walks with me and even reminds me that I might have skipped a day or two. The WalMart employees know me and wave encouragement. I've even had one join me on her break saying she needs to walk more. Leading by example is probably the best policy. Thanks!


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MMCBRIDE88, this may be one of the toughest situations to be in. My two cents:

- Lead by example, exercise edition. While it would be ideal if your wife would jump off the couch and join in, it likely is not going to happen, at least not initially. Don't let that deter you. Do what you are doing, do more, get results and see if she notices.
- Be selfish. OK, normally this is not a good thing in a relationship, but you HAVE to take care of yourself! Develop your plan, stick to it, and absolutely, positively do not let her sabotage them.
- Lead by example, food edition. Exercise is important, but so is food, and maybe even more so. I learned this the hard way. I have exercised vigorously for a number of years, but I made the mistake of assuming I could eat and drink as much as I wanted. Or when I did track what I was eating and drinking, I eyeballed most of my portions and really had no clue just how much food I was REALLY eating. Fast forward to nearly 5 months ago, as I was preparing for my weight loss surgery, I was on a 1000 calorie prep diet the week before surgery. I was so scared that I'd be starving, but knowing post-surgery I'd be measuring most of my foods, I used that week to learn how to measure my intake. Shockingly, I did not starve, and to this day I measure all of my foods at home, and have gotten a much keener eye for portions when I am out. In most cases, I bring home 1/2 or more of my dinners when I eat out.
I'm not advocating weight loss surgery, but I AM advocating measuring your food. Get a good food scale and try it. Your wife may wonder what is up, but I think you'll find over time that this will help.
Also, get more good foods (fruits/veggies, complex carbs, proteins) into your diet.

Just my two cents. Good luck!

Patrick
Team Leader, 50+ Males and Homebrewing

http://www.fitbit.com/user/2CKRJ7


SW = 287 (01/08/07)
1st Goal Weight = 210
(achieved 03/13/2012)
2nd Goal Weight = 199
(achieved 05/03/2012)
3rd Goal Weight = 187 [100 pounds lost since starting on SP]
(achieved 08/18/2012)
Final Goal Weight = 179
(achieved 02/21/2013)


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Dreaded relationship type of question: I have to lose 100 pounds and have set a goal of doing so in 1 year. My daughter is stepping up to start walking with me, doing some exercise and eating a better diet. My wife refuses. She outweighs me. Does not work oustide the house. She is at her moms for 2 months and my daughter and I have changed things up already. How do we get my wife to buy in when she gets back? My goal is to get old with this lady. We've been married 25 years and I want another 25+ with her. To do that, she has to get off the couch, put the pepsi down and move just a bit. How do I do that in a way that motivates and not irritates?


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Welcome, Boss, to your peer group(grin). Many of us have your similar background. Many different stories here, but all sort of the same. Talk and we will listen.


I will when pigs...[oink,flap,oink,flap]...Well, I'll be damned!


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Patrick
Team Leader, 50+ Males and Homebrewing

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SW = 287 (01/08/07)
1st Goal Weight = 210
(achieved 03/13/2012)
2nd Goal Weight = 199
(achieved 05/03/2012)
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(achieved 08/18/2012)
Final Goal Weight = 179
(achieved 02/21/2013)


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Hello all. I am new here, new to Spark and new to my 50s (but I do qualify, according to my driver's license and my teenage kids - who think I am hopelessly old).

I am a business owner, husband, father and highly motivated to right the wrong of a lifetime of portion-control-hell.

Read the thread below; many thanks to all who have worked for a couple of years to build this community for us.

Signed, also happily blessed with a y-chromosome

Edited by: BOSS61 at: 1/7/2012 (18:16)
"Some day we will look back on this, and it will all seem funny" - Bruce Springsteen (The real BOSS, as opposed to me.)





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Glad to have you...good luck!

Patrick
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SW = 287 (01/08/07)
1st Goal Weight = 210
(achieved 03/13/2012)
2nd Goal Weight = 199
(achieved 05/03/2012)
3rd Goal Weight = 187 [100 pounds lost since starting on SP]
(achieved 08/18/2012)
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(achieved 02/21/2013)


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I'd say SP was more like 97% female. Not a single weight loss 'success' story from a guy on the front page. Glad to be here.



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11/3/11 10:22 P

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I track my supplements, every one of them. I input all my foods manually, and include all the amino acid complexes if they are listed on the package. I figured it is a good thing to do along with foods, to see what % I am intaking... plus if Doc asks I can print it out too.

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CLARKBAR01
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9/14/11 9:41 A

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I am not concern too much on nails as to keeping healthier then I was. I read articles on the topic it can be as simple as nutrition or complex as your own heredity. You can always ask your doctor's office. Mine was lack of good nutrition and sedentary lifestyle.
This dog use to sit and sit from the desk chair to couch to car seat , bar seat , picnic table seat, to bathroom seat, we all sit allot. It gets easy as I get older. Then the curse of pants shirts and movie seats that feel uncomfortable. Even eating out and sitting at a booth , the gut would touch the edge of the table. Wearing suspenders to keep the pants from falling of south of the border. As I use to laugh and stuff my mouth with what ever and now I say what the hell. The food I watch what I order and half goes in a box. I bring this word up continually , because it is true, Temptation, avoid it go round it as best as you can. If it is the bad choice food don't buy it , smell it or what ever. Remember change is from within and the action taken. Yea hm not really a nail biting topic. Have a great american day.


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9/13/11 8:21 P

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If you find out anything I would love to hear it. My two index fingers, for many years, have had really ragged nails. I trim them carefully but the never grow back properly or even. I have haunted the literature and found nothing to explain why only these two nails do this. They are otherwise normal, not thickened or yellowed or anything.

I will when pigs...[oink,flap,oink,flap]...Well, I'll be damned!


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CHAZ27
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7/17/11 4:26 P

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Hey clarkbar01--it is good to hear from an old dog. I just hit my 60th. I'm tuned into what you are saying, I am in month 2 and finding success along the lines you posted about. I will keep your observations in mind as I try some new tricks!



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7/17/11 4:05 P

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hey keep going and be committed to change the inside to effect the outside results. I am on maintaining. I change my weights often, to challenge my mind and body to keep them from adjusting to my routine. So be creative, throw in High intensity in a couple days a week , it seem to rev up the metabolism most of the time. That's was when I was in losing mode.
Second part need help to adjust calories and at what level. I am losing weight without trying. I am eating 2000-2400 and losing a pound a week recently. It seems my metabolism has woken up. So do eat at the same level every day or on days that are less active eat less.
Hey know body knows for certain . This is crazy trying to gain weight to stay a goal. This old dog is 58.


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MUSYCLAU
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7/17/11 3:34 P

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Does anyone have any advice for poor finger nails? I do take the Centrum 50+ vitamins.



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7/17/11 5:34 A

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guys,

I just posted a reply to a question further down in the thread,
I should have included the question,
it was about using ankle weights ..
Paul



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7/17/11 5:30 A

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yeah, CHris,

I have some weights & I've used them, they are great, in fact just putting them on and wearing around the house is pretty cool, I can really feel the extra effort needed to do Anything. ..

I suggest to buy the kind that you can load or remove sections, usually in 1/2 lb increments, so you can adjust for different situations or workouts, ..
[and of course, start easy and increase thoughtfully]

and watch out for the swing momentum ..
I found I had to adjust the speed of my cadence and be careful turning, etc ..
my hips and knees could feel the different angular stress of the weight out at the end of my legs ..

hope this helps ...
Paul



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7/16/11 2:14 P

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Thanks, it is not a big deal for me. And the better way is to focus on the foods that bring me in line with the nutritional requirements. I have taken supplements for years, even sold them. I have come to find out that it is much cheaper to eat the right stuff and when buying supplements, the generic ones are usually just as good. I know this kind of comment can raise hackles, "I'm just sayin' . . ." Ya' know?



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PLMITCH
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7/16/11 9:22 A

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I don't track them -- but I do take them! I'll have to look to see if they are preloaded or if they would have to be manually entered. Would be interesting to see how many calories they add....

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SW = 287 (01/08/07)
1st Goal Weight = 210
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2nd Goal Weight = 199
(achieved 05/03/2012)
3rd Goal Weight = 187 [100 pounds lost since starting on SP]
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ROCKSPARK2012
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7/15/11 11:37 P

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I take a 50+ male multi-vitamin, an Omega-3 fish oil tab, a joint flex compound, and CLA oil tabs (Conjugated Lineolic Acid for fat-burn). But the actual supplements may vary. I am more interested if any of you guys are tracking supplements as a habit, regardless of the specific supplement.


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CHAZ27
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7/15/11 10:30 A

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Yeah! I would like to know the same thing. I show low levels for some nutrients in my reports and I wonder if I can "supplement" my stats.



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7/15/11 10:08 A

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When you say "nutritional supplements", are you referring to multivitamins, fish oil, vitamin C, or something else?

Patrick
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SW = 287 (01/08/07)
1st Goal Weight = 210
(achieved 03/13/2012)
2nd Goal Weight = 199
(achieved 05/03/2012)
3rd Goal Weight = 187 [100 pounds lost since starting on SP]
(achieved 08/18/2012)
Final Goal Weight = 179
(achieved 02/21/2013)


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ROCKSPARK2012
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7/15/11 9:24 A

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Alright guys....a question for you. I have now been tracking my nutrition pretty regularly for a bout 3 months. I was thinking about adding my nutritional supplements into my SP tracking along with the traditional "foods" that make up my intake.

Is there anyone else out there that tracks supplements as well as food? And, is it recommended and why/why not?

Thanks


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PLMITCH
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6/15/11 10:28 P

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Welcome to the team!

Patrick
Team Leader, 50+ Males and Homebrewing

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SW = 287 (01/08/07)
1st Goal Weight = 210
(achieved 03/13/2012)
2nd Goal Weight = 199
(achieved 05/03/2012)
3rd Goal Weight = 187 [100 pounds lost since starting on SP]
(achieved 08/18/2012)
Final Goal Weight = 179
(achieved 02/21/2013)


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CHAZ27
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6/15/11 5:47 P

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OK, I have to admit that I joined because of the angry Clint Eastwood picture. AND, I like the rules. I am almost the 60+ guy. I'm also new to this drill. I still wear a white t-shirt under my regular shirt--a practice my grandson says is making a comeback. But I also call underwear skivvies, both habits of my time in the Navy. I became a sailor because I was about to be drafted. A box of welding rods weighs fifty pounds, and I'm getting tired of carrying that around just over my belt. I'm leaving a link only because it describes me, I am completely retired and not interested in anything complicated.
charles-davis.blogspot.com



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5/1/11 12:49 A

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Me too. Was on the other site of 50+, but noticed there weren't many posts from guys (in fact I didn't see any). I was recommended to this one. Ahhh, much better. emoticon


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STUDLEEJOE
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3/6/11 11:04 A

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I agree.


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MUSYCLAU
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How about this SPARK sign that you're getting old- you frequently get the notice,

"YOU HAVE ALREADY BEEN AWARDED POINTS FOR READING THIS E-MAIL."



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2/20/11 3:59 P

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I was once over the hill then one day decided to turn around and go back up. I quit smoking and started exercising in december 1994. Now I'll never be over the hill because I'm striving to get to the top

A Healthy Life Style Has it's Rewards Waiting for You

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MUSYCLAU
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2/6/11 12:54 P

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Thank you for your efforts, we appreciate it!



PLMITCH
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2/6/11 12:38 P

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Honestly I was not sure. But when I asked them nicely to leave the team they sure did get up in my grille (virtually!). That is when I knew I needed to get the SP admins involved!

Patrick
Team Leader, 50+ Males and Homebrewing

http://www.fitbit.com/user/2CKRJ7


SW = 287 (01/08/07)
1st Goal Weight = 210
(achieved 03/13/2012)
2nd Goal Weight = 199
(achieved 05/03/2012)
3rd Goal Weight = 187 [100 pounds lost since starting on SP]
(achieved 08/18/2012)
Final Goal Weight = 179
(achieved 02/21/2013)


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GATEKEEPER33
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2/6/11 9:52 A

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wow were they looking for a hubby or checking on one?emoticon


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PLMITCH
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2/4/11 3:47 P

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The other issue, and frankly the reason for the rules, is that we had women joining for what appeared to be the sole purpose of checking up on their guys! I've tried to keep a close eye on who joins, and when it is obvious it is a woman I send them an e-mail and politely ask them to remove themselves from the team. In only two cases have I had to resort to asking the SP admins to forceably remove a woman, and it was not pretty!
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Patrick
Team Leader, 50+ Males and Homebrewing

http://www.fitbit.com/user/2CKRJ7


SW = 287 (01/08/07)
1st Goal Weight = 210
(achieved 03/13/2012)
2nd Goal Weight = 199
(achieved 05/03/2012)
3rd Goal Weight = 187 [100 pounds lost since starting on SP]
(achieved 08/18/2012)
Final Goal Weight = 179
(achieved 02/21/2013)


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