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7/5/15 11:36 A

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there is a CHAT thread on this team over 70 chat away quite a friendly group there you might enjoy it there too

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I'm 76, so your not alone. It's never too late to lose weight. I have been walking 2 miles for 6 months and now I'm going to increase the distance. I'd like to do a 3 k in the fall.

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5/23/15 12:28 A

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welcome LOULOP will go to your post

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Yes I am 77 years old. And I just started a topic, and talk a little about myself on "I am new to the group" post



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5/22/15 12:19 P

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so hot here no a/c

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Yes, I am 78 years young!



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5/21/15 12:49 P

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thanks

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5/21/15 7:17 A

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Good. I'll be interested in watching your progress. We can do this!

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5/20/15 9:06 P

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started

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If you keep a simple chart, you will be amazed and inspired by your gradual progress.

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5/19/15 11:49 P

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no but I increase the number of turns after a few days

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Good for you. Do you keep a record (log) so that you can see your improvement?

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5/19/15 11:24 A

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i walk in minutes & also do chair exercise

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5/18/15 7:07 P

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You can do it. How do you measure your walking? I use an Omron and record my steps on Spark every night. My Spark goal is 6,000 steps, but when I can I try to get in 10000 for my own satisfaction.

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5/18/15 10:35 A

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walking a bit more every few days

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Welcome Dianne! I m Pat and I m 73. emoticon

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5/17/15 9:05 A

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Eliminate the soda - make it one of your goals. Start with the 10 minutes of exercise, but increase it week by week. Review your goals daily and add to them gradually. We can do this!

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Dianne, sounds like you have a good plan and I am sure you can do this. Welcome.



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welcome Dianne all the bst

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5/16/15 11:16 P

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Right now I'd be happy to lose 5 lbs but eventually my goal is 100 lbs. I'm going with moderation in everything but with a concentration on more veggies, lower carbs and sugar. I've cut way back on my soda consumption and increased my water consumption. I've also joined the 10 minutes of exercise daily challenge. Yes I'm committed. Spark People has helped tremendously all ready and the more I read on the website the more I learn. I'm not as weight loss phobic as I have been in the past. Now I'm more concerned with staying within my calorie limit along with the things I mentioned previously here. I'm also trying not to let the numbers on the scale push my buttons. I want to pay more attention to how I feel and how my clothes fit. I've got a lot of health issues that make it hard for me to lose weight but I still keep fighting and moving forward on my journey.

"I can do all things through Christ Who Strengthens me." Phillipians 4:13

He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have. Socrates

Looking at exercise as what can I accomplish today rather than what can't I do.

Do or do not. There is no try. Yoda


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5/16/15 5:42 P

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I think you are close enough. How much do you want to lose? What is your plan? Are you committed? I still have a long way to go, but I start each day with weight loss in mind. emoticon









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Hi, I'm Dianne but I'm only 68 (1947). Am I too young to join you all? LOL

"I can do all things through Christ Who Strengthens me." Phillipians 4:13

He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have. Socrates

Looking at exercise as what can I accomplish today rather than what can't I do.

Do or do not. There is no try. Yoda


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3/31/15 1:39 P

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all the best to everybody stay hydrated

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3/31/15 1:06 P

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Sure - but when I stare into the bathroom mirror - I still see and 18 year old kid staring back at me.

Keep it up - so far I am down 32 lbs.

Old enough to know better. Young enough to do it again. Crazy enough to try


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3/31/15 12:53 P

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I am 70. Started Spark about a month ago. Several years ago I lost about 70-80 pounds and kept it off pretty well until I messed up a ligament in my ankle. A year in an ankle brace and I gained about 50 pounds back. I am learning to walk again. I still have to hold on to the treadmill, but I have been walking outside also and I can weave around out there. Yesterday I got on my bike (4 minutes) for the first time in over a year. Today I did 7 minutes. I had an eating setback on Sunday when we ate with relatives, but am back on track again. I have been trying to eat healthy and with appropriate portions.

I start with a fresh slate every morning and will get there!

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3/31/15 11:13 A

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Thank you, I will just keep at it. I'm 75 reasonably good health so I don't have any good excuse, but I can come up with numerous reasons why I'm unable to exercise and stay on food plans. I just reinforcement as to why I need to keep on track. I think this board will do it. THANK YOU!

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3/31/15 10:58 A

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Hello all you over 70's. It's a beautiful Tuesday here in Northern California. Good day to go outside and walk for awhile. I've been trying to get in some form of exercise everyday. I'm starting to feel the difference. More energy and I'm sleeping really well. Want to keep this up along with thinking about what and when I'm eating. Better late than never they say and I agree. We can all feel good and do good thing for ourselves. We deserve it. Any tips for me to keep going? Have a wonderful day and 3 cheers for SP. They really are a blessing. emoticon



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3/31/15 10:27 A

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just keep at it

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Starting over today. emoticon I too am over 70 and anxious to get fit again so I can enjoy going and doing. I live in Rigby, Idaho a beautiful place in the mountains with many things to do and see. I have been lazy and become sedentary this past winter, got to get my mind back on the important things like taking care of my health and traveling. My goal for this year is to see Alaska with my sister. My mindless eating has taken over and I have gained about 20 pounds this last year. Any ideas to help control this bad habit? I like to sew, work in the wood shop, 4 wheel, and do anything outdoors, I just get bored and put off doing any of that and stay inside.

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3/17/15 11:36 A

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no point in forcing yourself if you eat correct amount you need it may not matter too much when you eat

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Good on the cardio and breakfast. I sure wish I could get back in the habit of breakfast. I have never liked it and don't think I ever will. I have a snack about 9:30 in the morning and then lunch.



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3/16/15 1:16 P

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great

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Started afresh today, Monday. Did 25 mins. of cardio, and had a proper portioned healthy breakfast.



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3/16/15 8:47 A

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stand on the balcony but walking outside NO

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Even to be able to just get out and sit in the sun is nice. Hope that is an option for you.



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3/15/15 9:00 P

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just not possible for me to walk outside

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The weather here has been so beautiful it is nice to get outside and get in some nice walks.



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3/14/15 11:21 P

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both diet & exercise are neccessary

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I do my exercise most days, but sticking to proper portions is my downfall.



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3/11/15 8:28 A

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we are ready to go on

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3/11/15 5:43 A

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I am in my 50's but an so inspired by people who are older that are still concerned for the health and they weight. emoticon emoticon emoticon


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3/11/15 3:28 A

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thanks a lot for your tip ANTEKAY

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Hi, I'm new to this site. Glad to see there are others my age (73) that are having weight problems. In my younger days I did WW and reached my goal, but where I now live there isn't a class near me. I've been doing Sparks for the past 13 1/2 months and have lost 55#. Got a long way to go but I believe it's worth it. I noticed that other people have trouble with plateaus. I found that if I go vegetarian for 3 to 4 days this breaks the chain. emoticon



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3/1/15 10:03 A

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it can be very hard specially if you move your body & hands

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Thank you, I will work on that.



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2/28/15 7:49 P

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another thing that is good for you is chair marching

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That would be very scary. I hope you weren't hurt too badly. Inside walking is just as good. Any exercise is good. I am going to vacumn and do a little cleaning today. I am very short of breath and will need to use my oxygen but that is fine. I will go slow and get something done. I hope to walk a little to. It is supposed to warm up and it is sunny, I can handle that. At least it is above 0 this morning.



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2/27/15 7:35 P

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fell in the street couple of timesin2010 & have not walked alone outside since thenl

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I like to walk outside in the summer when there is no ice or rain. It has been really icy this year so it has been dangerous walking. I have used the Sit and Be Fit DVD's for streatching exercises and they are very good. I have several of their DVD's.



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