Fitness Minutes: (30,284)
6/2/13 10:51 A
You can do it! It is definitely more challenging with your social life but you can do it. Plan ahead. Either take your own meals or make healthier selections from food being offered. Remember, portion control and then track what you ate. Don't give up!
Fitness Minutes: (57,011)
4,787 5/31/13 9:13 P
I've been successful.
I started my journey about 5.5 years ago at the age of 52. I had a few set-backs in the first couple of years ... but I am now 58 years old and down 50 pounds. Thirty of those pounds has been lost in the last 18 months. I hope to lose another 20 pounds over the next 2 years.
I am in better shape now than I have been in since college ... and wearing a size of clothing (14 petite) that I haven't worn since I was in my 20's.
Yes. It can be done.
Fitness Minutes: (197,857)
5/31/13 9:03 P
5/31/13 12:05 A
It's harder than when I was younger, but it's possible. I've lost 11 pounds so far by tracking calories and exercise. I'm 61.
5/30/13 11:31 P
Count me in. Im 55 years young and hoping to achieve my new goals. Not too high, but just right I hope. I love all the encouraging words that I find on SP. Thank you to all you incredible people who are working so hard to achieve your goals. We can do it together.
Fitness Minutes: (70,682)
5/29/13 11:44 P
Wow, after reading some of your comments I realizes that weight loss after 50 can be done. Thanks for the encouragement!
5/13/13 12:38 A
I started to lose at age 55 and in 18 months lost 90 pounds. I also began to run, got a bike, and relearned swimming. At age 58 I participated in a triathlon. At age 60 I regularly run half marathons. I am not a lifelong athlete. In fact I never was one until I started to run at age 56.
This quote has become my motto and mantra:
Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible and suddenly you will be doing the impossible. -- St Francis of Assisi
Edited by: TIMOTHYNOHE at: 5/13/2013 (00:39)
Fitness Minutes: (2,006)
5/11/13 12:48 P
Yes you can! I am 62 and had breast cancer a couple of years ago. After treatment I started going to a gym. My health insurance pays for the membership. Your health insurance may also if you are over 60. I lost 15 pounds in about 1 year. I have struggled getting my last 15 pounds off but, am motivated to do so as I have been in the pre diabetes range for over 10 years. Last week I started again in earnest and found SPARKPEOPLE. This site is awesome! So much information. I upped the number of days I go to the gym from 3 to 5 days and have added lots more vegetables to my diet and cut out most chocolate. In one week I have lost 3 pounds and don't feel deprived at all. Now, the weekend is here and the kids are taking me out for Mother's day. I will eat but, not the large portion I usually eat and hopefully won't put any weight on come Monday when I check. Keeping a food and exercise log are a must. The food and exercise trackers on this site are great and easy to use. We can all do this if we keep using this site to keep us motivated.
Happy Mother's Day to all you mom's and God bless you!
Gee, I sure hope so! I am 56, and I am counting on it! I really think that SparkPeople has all the tools you need to aid your success, especially this great community of support! I will be cheering you on. We can succeed together!
Fitness Minutes: (60,908)
5,445 5/9/13 10:36 P
I haven't been able to do it. But my mother lost 20 lbs. when she had her knee replaced a few years ago. She's lost a few more recently from all of her stomach woes. Not a fun way to lose.
Yes, we do! I am 60, and just lost 25 lbs with another 12 to go .. . the key for me has been tracking my intake here, and once I learned to keep my carbs low and amp up my fat and protein while watching total calories in, I lost the first 15 lbs really really easily, to my shock and surprise I must say lol. I also learned to never EVER eat anything with an -ose in the first three ingredients listed. I have always been a big water drinker so I didn't have to make any changes there, because sufficient water intake is critical. Then I went back on Isagenix (where I lost 55 lbs at age 52) and lost the next 10. You CAN do it!!
Fitness Minutes: (50)
5/9/13 8:05 P
lose weight??? Seriously, is it possible? I am 57.............I want to lose weight, I need to lose weight, but.......so many things seem to be "against" me that I just get frustrated and give up! Anyone??? Help???? Platitudes.........keep trying, one day at a time, if you want it, it will happen...........but grand kids birthday parties, graduations, weddings, showers, Mothers day, other get togethers all seem to get in the way and be "my life"..........does this make sense? Well, thanks for listening anyway!!
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