Most definitely, I have lost 45 lbs and I turn 53 this fall. I did not start exercising until about 1.5 years ago. When I started I thought I was going to die before I got through the warm-up. I had surgery on both knees after I started, losing 35 lbs between surgeries. Now I work-out usually 5 days a week. Yes, sometimes my knees hurt and I have learned when to back off a little. I feel so much better, no longer have acid reflux, sleep better and have a general overall outlook on life. I have eight grandchildren and look forward to being around to see them grown, married and giving me great-grandchildren. Good luck, you can do it.
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1,399 3/21/11 7:46 P
Yes it is possible. Start by making some small goals, accomplish those and then work on some more. Don't try to make too many changes all at once. Maybe try one little thing, like not buying diet soda for a start. One good decision will lead to another one.
Good wishes to you!
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3/20/11 9:12 P
Oh, it is possible all right. I've lost 60 lbs so far. It's just a lot harder to lose it now than when we were in our 20's. The doctor told me my med's slow down my metobolism but I could still lose weight. I just have to try harder. You have other things going against you, but I think it's the same idea...you'll have to work harder. Maybe not physically harder, but emotionally harder to make yourself do it even when it hurts. Good luck Hon. We are here for you. Let us know how you are doing.
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6,094 3/20/11 8:05 P
In the past year, I went from 190 to my current weight...with another pound to lose. My mobility is somewhat limited, too. But take heart - it's ENTIRELY possible...and I'm 59 now, looking forward to 60. All the best to you! The conditions you have will likely get easier to cope with, with weight loss. I've found that to be the case.
You can DO it!
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1,180 3/19/11 11:04 P
I am planning for it myself. I will be 52 in April and I have 55 pounds to lose. I have been messing around for the last 3 years--but this year is mine. I will do it!
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3/19/11 10:49 P
Yes I am 60 and I weighed 239 in 2006 and now I weigh 120, yes very possible. I lost 119 pounds.
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19 3/19/11 10:44 P
Yes, I'm 52 & just lost 5lbs in the last 2 weeks just eat your calories, exercise (I just walk 30 min a day) and stick with it. Use all the support sparkspeople provides and come back for encouragement. We can do it together.
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22,841 3/19/11 9:39 P
Yes, I went from fat couch potato to long distance bicycling and lost 55 pounds.
It's never too late to get healthy. I started at 61!
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1,546 3/19/11 8:52 P
Yes, it is possible!
I went from couch potato to martial arts one month before my 50th birthday. Now I'm almost 55 and on track for my black belt this May.
At age 52 you've got many years still to make healthy choices. Have a chat with your doctor to get clearance and start with manageable goals that you can stick to and build upon your successes.
3/19/11 7:49 P
I didn't think I would every get on a treadmill again but I am doing it! I think Spark is the only reason I'm sticking with it this time. It has been 3.5 weeks & I do feel more energetic already.
3/19/11 6:47 P
It is possible at 52--I have done it at 54! Just one day at a time, one walk at a time, 1 set of bicep curls at a time, 1 set of crunchless abs at a time. Just do something EVERY DAY and try to at least do what you did yesterday--and maybe a bit more today. YOU CAN DO IT, But YOU have to DO IT--not just talk about it.
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207 3/19/11 11:33 A
Don't wonder if you can, TNANCE! YOU CAN!!!!!It took you a while to get out of shape & it will take you a while to get back in shape!!! Take baby-steps, baby-steps! Remember the Tortoise & the Hare story!
Thank you all so very much for your encouraging comments. They all meant so much to me! I am just so out of shape that I wonder, can I really do this. I exercised this morning for 20 minutes on my Wii Fit. I have drank almost 90 ounces of water today and still drinking. It is really helping my thirst. I never have been a big water drinker, but this is changing. Thanks again, and keep checking on my SparkPage to keep in touch. I welcome as many Spark Friends as I can get.
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207 3/18/11 1:45 P
I've read all the comments & all I can say is, someone remarked that "anything the human mind can believe, it can achieve!" It's proven by this group!!!!
Go get 'em, gang!
3/18/11 9:14 A
yes it is!!!! i am 50 and back on the band wagon. it will be alittle tougher. i try to walk every day and at the end i notice i breath heavier and i am tired but i am slowly getting back on track. keep us posted on your progress
Well it's possible at 58, so it must be possible at 52. Keep at it, one day at a time.
3/17/11 9:05 P
Yes, it's possible. I didn't get serious about healthy living until age 51. The problem is, like at any age, is staying on our eating and exercise plans. Your health problems will dictate what exercise you can do. Ask your doctor to send you to a physical therapist who will give you a home exercise plan. Good luck!
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7,295 3/17/11 4:29 P
It's very possible I'm 42lbs down and I have 20 more lbs to lose. I walk all the time and add a little weight and floor exercise ever so often. I did a 5k last year and am going to do another this year I'm in no hurry I take my time and try to be consistent as much as possible. I am 55 years of age. I'm doing well thanks to spark people. All the best to you, you can do it.
Anything is possible if you desire it enough to work for it.
My goal is to loose 150# in 3 years. Also, to stop being acouch potato.
So far I am on track having lost 20# in 4 months. I am walking daily (pedometer), Tai Chi (video) 3X per week
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207 3/17/11 1:36 P
Yes, go for it! I am 72--73 in July-- and am down 36 lbs from my starting weight. I am a member of Platinum Fitness & may be their oldest member. I go faithfully to exercise & am trying to establish a habit of stretching & free weights at home, as I am still working & am a little rushed to do all of this at the fitness center. PS. I have taken my ticker off my postings, because I am at goal & don't need to lose any more!!!
I want to know if it is possible to start from scratch at age 52? I am in such bad shape and overweight. I need so desperately to lose almost 100 pounds and get into better shape. I have fibromyalgia, arthritis, back problems, tendinitis in multiple joints and hurt all the time. I need to do this for my health not just for looks. I want to feel better. So, I ask again is it possible?